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Monthly Archives: November 2014

QTMs for 11/29/14: INTO FAITH’S DOORWAY

Some of my most vigorous and telling conversations have been with myself. Both me and myself are well-acquainted with the other’s argument, having heard and reheard it ad oh-pleaseum.  Upon occasion I must then step in to moderate and restore a modicum of sanity.  This was one of those rare times when both me and … Continue reading »

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from the 2nd Cup files: THANKSGIVING WEATHER

THANKSGIVING WEATHER Turkeys will experience a thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F.  The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and bothering the cook is likely to produce  a severe squall or cooling trend. During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through … Continue reading »

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* blindfolded and waiting . . .

“Big difference between the legend and the real thing,” groused Hawk Feather.  He sat, blindfolded and shivering, on an old, hard stump.  He was trying to listen with wise ears as he’d been taught, but all sorts of weird, unidentifiable noises were crashing the party. “Fine.  I’ll admit it:  I’m scared.  I’m ready for this … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story: JOY & HAPPINESS ARE THE SAME – RIGHT?

“Hey.” I finished typing a thought, knowing it would be tougher to chase down if I let it get very far away.  I knew his voice.  I knew his first target would be my venerable DeLonghi coffeemaker.  I knew I had time to decide a good place to put a period.  I knew trying to come … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 11/13/14: BEYOND ARGUMENT

The Adversary is real.  He’s a bully.  Bullies are cowardly and never fight fair. You know what that means. Satan – aka Lucifer, the Adversary – couldn’t care less about honor.  There are no even breaks where he’s concerned.  He can’t faze God so he’s after you.  You’d better drop all notions of “doing the honorable … Continue reading »

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Guest post from EricK EricKson… NOT SO FAST.

The generalization goes like this: All Republicans are evangelicals. All evangelicals are liars and hypocrites. Therefore, all Republicans are liars and hypocrites. The premise is false.  We all see that.  Yet it doesn’t seem to stop reasonable persons with a liberal mindset and philosophy from maintaining a steady barrage of accusations that to witness for … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/10/14: SENTRY DUTY OF THE SOUL

How can you relax while climbing? I’m not sure, but I managed to pull it off. It was just yesterday morning God woke me with new orders to break camp, pack up and get back to climbing toward who and what He has in mind for me.  Since I literally owe my life to Him, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/9/14: YEAH, I WANNA BE LIFTED

I don’t think there’s ever been a little kid who never raised arms up, saying, “Lift me up, Daddy.  I can’t see!”  There might have been an ogre or three who refused.  I don’t recall hearing of one.  Wow, do things look different from your dad’s shoulders, hunh?  King or queen of the world.  Can’t … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/5/14: GOD’S STILL AROUND

“God is here God is here God is here He is faithful We draw near to see Jesus Oh, Jesus, be revealed!” “Again?  Let me guess–lyrics to a song.  Right?” Right. “A-a-and, again just guessing here…  you were awake at oh-dark-thirty?” You got it.  And you’ll be wanting to know why, so I won’t keep … Continue reading »

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THIS IS YOUR NATION. IT’S SICK. TAKE CARE OF IT.

It is not my place to tell you how to vote. It is my place, my right as a free citizen to implore you to vote. Involve yourself in the process.  Make and take time to inform yourself about real persons and their actual background and record.  You may correctly assume most all you’ve been … Continue reading »

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