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Monthly Archives: June 2016

QTMs for 6/30/16: 5 THINGS HATE WILL DO

They used to tell me in vacation Bible school, “Only hate what God hates.” It intrigued me that God hates lima beans, being left, and Mrs. Muhlrennan’s nasty little Chihuahua.  I built a fairly sturdy theology on that revelation until I saw I had it backwards. I pled my case to no avail.  “No, Danny; … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/27/16: I. WILL. NOT. QUIT.

An anonymous Facebook meme:  “I’m not a quitter, but sometimes the game ain’t worth playin’ no more.” That’s one way of looking at it.  Then there’s the other way.  You know–the one I prefer. “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection!  But I … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/21/16: 7 WAYS TO IMPRESS THE SNOT OUT OF BOOMERS

I’ve been rough on America’s young ones.  I admit it. Whenever I observe young men and women the age of my children whining about being offended, by having their feelings hurt, about not being handed every possible benefit, all while seated aimlessly playing games on the latest iPhone and making zero effort to provide for themselves?  Yes.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup: WELL, HOW DO ‘YOU’ DEFINE HEARTBREAK?

There’s always a reason why seemingly random things arrive when and as they do. The prompt intruded with, “Define heartbreak.”  My mind immediately went skittering here and there, banging off other ideas like carom rings on a polished board.  Then, just as quickly, I recalled something that a Facebook friend sent yesterday. I thought to … Continue reading »

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Today’s Writing Prompt: NEW & STILL BLUE

I was dubious the first time somebody said, “You ought to try 30 days of writing prompts.”  I was even playing a Dubious Brothers album while sitting down to read through them, my right eyebrow eloquently cocked to the North. Coffee.  Check.  I glanced up and around to see if anyone whose opinion I valued was … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/18/16: IT’S THE ‘TUDE, DUDE!

On a lovely June Saturday morning, I’ve just the thing to kickstart your thinking as you head into your weekend.  One of you sent this during the week, and it cried out to be shared.  Read on . . . Attitude…. A famous writer was in his study. He picked up his pen and began … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/16/16: OH, YES, HE DOES!

God must be amused at those who say He doesn’t exist; or, if existing, isn’t really, you know, GOD.  Doesn’t do stuff the Bible says He does. One of you sent me this last week.  I asked permission to remove names and pass this story on, for I believe we all can use some reassurance … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/15/16: WORDS ON THE CREASED PAGE

Hi.  I’m Dan and I’m a recovering perfectionist. My gag reflex kicked in big time; I was surly, curly-lipped with disgust and ready to rip it to shreds.  No, not the reflex.  Stay with me. Practicing perfectionists don’t use damaged things. ‘Clean’ towel have a smudge on it?  Spray some Zout on it and throw … Continue reading »

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TODAY IS FLAG DAY

There was a time I’d have been shocked to hear an adult American ask why there’s a Flag Day.  Now I’m sickened by it.  The Internet overflows with every kind of information imaginable.  If you don’t know, take the time to find out. As a little boy watching parades, I remember standing in awe as … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/13/2016: OKAY, THAT’S JUST NOT *FAIR* . . .

Nobody likes a stacked deck. “It’s a jungle out there,” right?  Come in, toss jacket and griefcase on whatever’s handy and closest.  Open fridge and take a long swig of milk right out of the carton.  Swipe your other hand across your forehead, stretch your chin straight up as you loosen your tie, unbutton your … Continue reading »

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