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Monthly Archives: July 2015

WHY I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK

I’m compelled to tell my story of Hopeless-to-Healing; of stale, frustrated ministry, plateaued dreams and shrinking horizons. Then certain death complicated things a little.  That was tacky, you know?  I wound up disabled, a true gutless wonder with chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic anemia and the sparkling possibilities inherent with slowly starving to death.  Details?  Here?  Psssh.  … Continue reading »

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# 19: MUG OTHERS WITH KINDNESS

“Be nice!” How many times did you hear that little jewel as you were growing up? Well, as we’re working our way through our list of 28 Ways To Absolutely NAIL “Tremendous”, let me specify.  Hearing the admonition, “Be nice” gives the impression we’re speaking in the moment.  “Be nice this time.  Be nice now.” … Continue reading »

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THE FEW On THE NARROW

You gotta wanna. Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has for years had a radio broadcast entitled, “Let My People Think”.  I remember the first time I heard an announcer say the title, I anticipated hearing, “Let My People Go”.  I’d already mentally skipped ahead, my ADD-influenced mind playing leapfrog with the next several ideas or thoughts in … Continue reading »

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QTMs for Sunday, 7/26/15: REST FOR THE WEARY

“Remember, when you are hungry and sleep-deprived, it is a meltdown waiting to happen.” Okay, that caught my spirit’s attention.  It’s part of a psychologist’s advice to parents of 2-year-olds, helping them deal with the toddler tantrums.  However, it occurs to me that you and I can identify. Think about it. Remember, when you are … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/25/15… YOUR POLITICS: GET OVER IT

In times of national duress and trauma, I have always found comfort, strength and guidance in what the Bible has to say.  In yesterday’s mail was this devotion by a trusted friend: I thank you, Lord, that you discipline those you love. I’m grateful that my loving Heavenly Father brings people and allows circumstances into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/20/15… YOUR WORK ETHIC: RESTORE IT

The reason you’re not seeing more excellence in your life is because it’s cleverly disguised as work and you’ve developed a chronic case of the Lazies. Okay.  Ow. The best writers tell me the way to guarantee my readers stick around to read what I write is to give them opening statements with some punch.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/18/15 – YOUR STUBBORNNESS: APPLY IT

There’s stubborn and then there’s stubborn. I’ve been both. So have you. How do we know the difference between stubborn and stubborn? David gave us a hint:  “Let me give you some good advice; I’m looking you in the eye and giving it to you straight:  Don’t be ornery like a horse or mule that … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/14/15… YOUR MORAL COMPASS: LEARN TO USE IT

“Moral compass”?  I don’t know what that means.” That’s not surprising, given the social morass with which you’re surrounded; and since our culture isn’t overflowing with either morality or direction,  it makes sense to wonder what, exactly, is a moral compass. Let me define terms for a minute so we’re on the same page. moral  adjective  concerned … Continue reading »

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ABOUT THIS FAILING THING . . .

I never walked a long way with Robert Schuller, but he was a great encourager of others.  And THAT, 2nd Cup friend, always resonates with me!  This came in this morning’s mail, and I felt it worth sending out to you. Use it, absorb its truth, then feel free to pay it forward to someone … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/11/15… YOUR PERSONAL FAITH: STAND IN IT.

“America is in a post-Christian era; we’ve finally regained our senses and kicked all this Jesus junk to the curb.  Now maybe we can get something accomplished.” That’s what the informed, sophisticated, and elite are telling everybody they can get to listen. ” ‘S over.  Done.  Put a fork in it, pal.  Your Bible and your Jesus … Continue reading »

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