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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Quiet Time Musings for 3/30/15: “YEAH, ABOUT THAT PRAYING THING . . .”

Yes–in the back, there, in the green plaid polo.  Question? “Yeah, I’ve been reading in the Gospels during Lent like you once suggested, and in Luke 18:1 it says Jesus told the guys following him a story to show they needed to always pray and never stop.  How?  What if you run out of stuff to pray … Continue reading »

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Sunday QTMs for 3/29/15: “THE MESSIAH’S MISFITS”

A time or two I know you’ve felt unwanted.  Unappreciated. Misunderstood – sometimes intentionally so. Hurts, doesn’t it? I was reading in 1 Corinthians 4 during quiet time.  The Message calls us “Messiah’s misfits”.  I snuffed when I read it.  You know–when you force a breath through your nose, usually when you’re finding something either hard … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/28/15: THINKING BACK, PAYING FORWARD

Sometimes I wish I could go back and tell myself what I know now. Some say remembering is pointless.  What’s past is past.  In terms of present activity and effort, by and large that’s true.  Yet I believe if I don’t attach value to, and learn from, past experiences it’s a sure cinch I’ll see ’em again. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/27/15: WHAT YOU ALLOW WILL CONTINUE

“Is it true you read the Bible and take all that stuff seriously–that you actually believe it?” “Is it true you don’t?” Tornado clouds brooded over the Midwest Wednesday, swishing their dark, frayed skirts.  One dropped down out of those clouds and routed a swath of fiendish destruction in Moore, Oklahoma – a suburb of … Continue reading »

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#16: NEVER SETTLE FOR SETTLING FOR

Wow – we’re halfway through!  On one hand, it seems like it takes forever to work through a longer list.  On the other hand, it can seem as though I just finish one and the next is tugging on my hearttail, reminding me it’s there. You get that, right?  And with so many different things … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/23/15: LEFTOVER MEATLOAF & OLD FRIENDS

How do you think Jesus responds whenever He hears his name? What do you do when you hear yours? “Well, my ears sharpen, kind of like they get aimed at whoever’s talking.” Okay.  And? “I guess I’m paying close attention, wanting to know what’s being said and how my name figures into the conversation  I … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/17/15: NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENTER BE

“So, what are you giving up for Lent?” “Cream cheese.” “Seriously?” “Kid you not.  Ever eat a plain bagel?  The defense rests.  What about you–what are you giving up for Lent?” “Sudoku.” “Whoa–that’s some hi-test, right there.”  He lightly smacked his friend on the shoulder as they walked off, their self-congratulatory banter dopplering and bouncing … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/14/15: the care & feeding of YOU – revisited

  The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland~ One of my closest friends, a brother in every sense of the word, is an entrepreneur.  Businessman.  It’s right there, emblazoned in an upward French curve, magenta-outlined-in-gold-on-deep-blue, right there on the front of his spandex superhero outfit. Bizman I learned early … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/12/15: the care and feeding of YOU

  The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland~ I so rarely do this, yet I’ve saved this quotation for weeks, pondering its significance.  I want it to stand alone today.  Think about it.  Roll it on your mind’s tongue like a fine bit of gourmet butterscotch.  Pull it … Continue reading »

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#15: KEEP AT IT

You can’t do epic stuff with mediocre, haphazard, lackadaisical effort. I could stop right there.  There are some, though, who would try to argue.  Think about it.  Have you ever heard anything sillier than for someone to actually say, “Oh, yeah–I can be a success any time I want with one hand tied behind my back!”  … Continue reading »

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