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Monthly Archives: February 2015

QTMs for 2/26/15: WELL?

Grow your own faith.  Stop trying to ride shotgun on that of somebody else. In a nutshell, that’s what Romans 14 and the first few verses of chapter 15 are all about.  I’m guessing we’re all a lot alike in that, as kids, we start out with this personal faith deal pretty much following our … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/25/15: WHADDA YOU GRINNIN’ AT?

The saddest people I know are those who have stopped living long before taking their last breath. They’ve succumbed to whatever got tossed in their path.  Rather than steel their resolve to overcome, to keep trying to somehow better themselves, they’ve allowed the friction-heat from repeated rubbing against life to cauterize their souls.  Result:  no … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/23/15: THE REST IN THE STORY

Okay.  I admit it.  I was on edge and antsy as I sat down for some quiet time this morning.  Seems antithetical to the whole idea of ‘quiet’ time, right? Now wait.  Before you lecture me, let me ‘splain.  The little Dan in my head started stomping around, kicking over mental trash cans and slamming doors:  “0430, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/21/15: HEAPS OF BLESSIN’S

The phrase read, “You have poured out blessing upon blessing into my life.”  The Psalms always have something to say if I’m listening. It is from a daily blog of a friend and brother whose thoughts I carefully weigh.  And since it melded so nicely into my own waking thoughts this morning, it provides an agile, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/20/15: THE VOICE I’VE NEVER FORGOTTEN

I knelt beside Glenda, my hand lightly on her back, quietly asking, “What are you praying about?” A grating, stern voice behind me said, “Don’t you think that’s her business?” I was 13.  It was during a camp meeting service in the old all-wood tabernacle in Clarkston, Washington, culminating in a time of prayer around that old … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/19/15: THE COST OF OVERWHELMING VICTORY

  Why is it that the most important spiritual fights you ever face are vicious, dirty, desperate, no-holds-barred – and when you’re alone? Wouldn’t it give your personal faith a booster shot when, once the fight is over and you’re laying there exhausted, bloody and wondering what that was all about – yet having won … Continue reading »

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SOME THINGS JUST LOOK BETTER IN BLACK & WHITE

I normally have Quiet Time Musings already composed, edited and published by now.  Having needed to run a couple of errands, I just now got back, ready to get today’s QTMs on their way. Instead I chose to replace them with something one of you sent.  I believe it of sufficient impact that I’m putting today’s … Continue reading »

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Have a Good Laugh With Your 2nd Cup

One of you sent this to me early this morning; it’s just too good not to share.  Yes, I’ve seen a couple of these as well.  There are more I’ve never seen.  So, while I’m composing today’s QTMs – that’s 2nd Cup shorthand for Quiet Time Musings – try to keep a straight face as you … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/17/15: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU NEVER KNOW

Say it with me:  “De-hy-dra-shun.”  That’s it.  Dehydration. In other words, somethin’ done squoze all the extra liquid from your bod, organs and skin.  Yes, Virginia, I know skin is technically an organ; however, many don’t.  I include it here to inform. Dehydration is now a part of what I call my ‘Normal’.  It’s not … Continue reading »

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Story – HALFHEARTED

Whose brilliant idea was it to give me today off, anyway?  Nothing different about today, right?  At least I can get out of town and maybe see something different.  Keys?  License.  Coffee money.  Yeah . . . My attitude could ride a skateboard under a snake without tickling it.  The snake, not the skateboard.  Skateboards don’t feel.  … Continue reading »

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