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Monthly Archives: August 2015

(Q)uiet (T)ime (M)usings for 8/14/15: TELL ME AGAIN WHY THIS TARGET’S ON MY T-SHIRT?

Bullets, jealous gossip, insults, sharp tongues or plain old lying–NObody likes being shot at. “Aw, she’s just the nicest person you’d ever want to know.”  You’ve heard that, right?  Well, even the nicest person you’d ever want to know gets huffy and bares their fangs a little when sniped at. That’s especially true when it’s … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/12/15: GRAVITY-DEFYING, SOLID-ROCKET FAITH

I don’t feel like believing God’s doing super stuff in my life today. I don’t feel like much of anything.  I’m physically tired and therefore mentally dulled just enough to have a remarkably crappy attitude. Life?  Love?  Discernment?  Friendship?  Responsibility?  Discipline? Nah.  Nah-nah-nah.  Not interested.  Don’t feel like indulging myself in any of it.  In … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/11/15: SOMEONE TO LOOK UP TO

Glen died last Sunday. I never knew a time when Glen wasn’t there.  He married my eldest sister before my first curtain call; his eldest daughter was three months older than me. Uh-huh.  I was forced into unclehood without my input.  Tacky. At first I had trouble reconciling all that difference in ages.  My sister … Continue reading »

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A Saturday Morning Walk Through A Writer’s Mind

Try holding hands with your mind sometime. It’s done for more or less the same reason an elderly gentleman answered the question about his holding his wife’s hand as they strolled in WalMart running shoes around the interior of the mall. “Thank you for your kind and romantic thoughts.  However, the reason I hold her … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/7/15: TAI MING MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Don’t tell me, “Wait.”  I do not like waiting; I don’t want to wait!  I was glad when they changed it from “waiter” to “server”. Now you’re wanting to know what brought this up.  Psalm 31:14-15 reads, “But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”  My times are in your … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/6/15: I THINK YOU’RE IMPORTANT

You’ve done it, too.  “You bet I’ll pray for ya; count on that!”  Eleven days later you’re slouched in your fav old ratty sweatpants and tee, semi-watching Wheel of Fortune after an exhausting day and mentally smack your brain’s forehead:  “Aw, man . . .” Sometimes I don’t know what to pray when I think … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/3/15: I THINK YOU CAN TRUST HIM

“Give us deep trust in your faithfulness. . . .  Give us obedient hearts that we may live out the teachings of your word. . . .  Fill us with the grace of the Lord Jesus, in whose name I pray.  Amen.” This succinct little prayer derives from a devotional I receive in each morning’s … Continue reading »

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