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Monthly Archives: July 2016

100-Word Strolls: TRIPPING ALONG WITH, AND USUALLY OVER, DREAMS

“Dreams are whispers from your soul.” – unknown I was responding to a friend’s question about the nature of dreaming.  It occurred to me that the rest of you might enjoy this little stroll out in the woods while the coffee’s brewing. Remember:  dreams, whether awake or asleep, don’t have to make sense.  Good thing, … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls: AN UNKNOWN CI SURVIVOR’S PRAYER

CI is chronic illness.  Because it and its symptoms are often hidden most never realize it’s there.  CI is very real and it can be life-threatening.  I live with CI and want to share this prayer I recently found.   I pray to have a heart of love. That in this life I choose to give, and … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls: 2 WAYS TO LOOK AT WINNING

When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win. ~ Ed Macauley Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3). – Solomon For most of  life I’ve wrestled with feelings of rejection.  Abandonment.  I became good at surface involvement.  I … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: PROVE YOUR SAY BY WHAT YOU DO

“You are what you deliver, not what you promise.”  That was Donald Trump. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”  That was Vince Lombardi. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”  That was Jesus (Luke 12:48). Don and Vince must’ve paid attention.  I need … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 7/21/16: I LOVE YOU & I BELIEVE IN YOU

“Life is just a grind.” That’s not just a coffee joke.  It’s as real as stepping on a Lego.  I’ve felt like maybe the grind was becoming a little too permanent, too.  Like maybe Heaven was overwhelmed because this is an election season, my blessings were on back order and I was getting someone else’s … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/17/16: PERPETUAL EMOTION

Evangelists used them all the time. Oh–no-no-no.  Not cheap emotional appeals that tugged at your guilt like a 7-year-old in Toys-R-Us.  And not those foufy hairdos – what’d they call ’em? What?  Pompadour.  That’s it.  No, I don’t mean that, either.  Although I always wondered why so many traveling evangelists hammered Elvis and then tried … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/16/16: KNOWING YOU GOT THIS

“Are you leaning into the resources of God?”  The speaker hesitated, waiting for the question to take. Leaning into the—  Leaning.  Okay, as in the runner first to cross the finish line?  Or instinctively showing favor or preference for God’s ability to fulfill, provide and restore before turning elsewhere?  Leaning into the resources of God.  … Continue reading »

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R.I.P., FAITHFUL GE FRIEND

I bring you sad news:  my venerable GE coffeemaker that began this amazing journey of sudden trauma, grace-charged healing and the new world of writing perked its last drop yesterday. Life must go on.  A new Black + Decker now sets in the old GE’s familiar spot.  Not the same. One of you already caught on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/14/16: KNOW WHEN TO SHUT TO THE UP.

That’s the second part of the statement that pulled me up short just now.  Well, okay, I embellished it a little.  The first part reads, “Your mouth can block your blessings.” So, put together, it reads, “Your mouth can block your blessings; know when to shut up.” Your mouth can block your blessings; know when … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/7/16: BIG DADDY IS DEFINITELY WATCHING YOU

The Police: Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you Every single day and every word you say Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you I’ll be watching you Every breath you take and every move you … Continue reading »

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