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Monthly Archives: March 2016

If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.

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QTMs for 3/18/16: THINKING LONG THOUGHTS

These are not my words.  Jesus said them about Himself, and for us. He knew if there was a bare smidgen of wiggle room we’d go hunting for it, because even with this unequivocable truth, we’ve still gone hunting. It’s always made more sense to me to just take The Creator’s word for it rather … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/16/16: LESSONS FROM ZIKLAG

The historical books of the Bible’s Old Testament are hysterical when you dust off their rattling skeletons and put some flesh and blood back on ’em.  They can read like any daytime soap opera, switching almost flawlessly to sound just like a thriller or a detective mystery. I didn’t name any specific titles for two reasons.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/15/16: I DON’T WRITE SICK

Some established and published authors say that to be authentically enticing, one must lay it all out there for the reader.  Hemingway’s advice to ‘bleed all over the paper’ comes to mind. In my case bleeding would be trivial.  Pfft.  Anyone can bleed. I have a few less palatable things which would wind up on … Continue reading »

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#24: CREATE A DRAFT WITH YOUR GROWTH

Don’t stand around looking at others for inspiration; they’re busy looking at you for the same reason. DARE TO STAND OUT. Oh, I don’t mean a Trumpish pumpkin fake-bake and hair by tornado, or running around in Minion yoga pants and scuba fins–otherwise known as Walmart chique.  Let who you are, your character shine through from … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 3/7/16: IT’S NO BIG THING

I scoffed. “What do you mean, ‘up-North skeeters’?  I grew up on the Columbia River, son.  I know mosquitoes.” My Canadian Forces crewmate was unfazed by my unbelief.  His cryptic reply, tossed over his right shoulder as he went about his duty, was “We’ll see, ay?” See I did. I was deploying to King Salmon, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/5/16: THE MOVES THE ENEMY PUTS ON YA

Brilliant insight deserves recognition where it is found.  This is an article full of such insight.  As you read, give it time–  like that first sip of hot, fresh coffee in the morning.  Don’t scan.  Read.  It’s worth it.  Though I did not write it, I thoughtfully pass it along to you and would appreciate … Continue reading »

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INFORMED VS. IGNORANCE

Good morning, 2nd Cuppers.  I’m doing something here I rarely do–namely, sending along a politically- based article.  Well, at least the link to it. I understand truth is often the first casualty in any election cycle.  It gets shaded, shaved, shorn and skewered.  I get that.  It’s like watching the prosecution and defense counsels who’d … Continue reading »

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