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Monthly Archives: September 2016

100-Word Stroll, 9/29/16: TIMED FLIES

I sat watching flies.  It later seemed obvious they were also observing me.  Or, more to the point, my food and drink.  Flies aren’t choosy. If one has a thirsty and inquisitive mind there’s no limit to what one can learn.  Nor from whence. What held my attention was their singularity of purpose.  The flowchart … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/24/16: THAT AIN’T NURTURAL

Remember back when we used to write to one another?  We even used cursive as we were taught.  Paid attention to proper grammar.  Like that.  We wrote complete sentences and dared not try substituting single vowels for words. We tended to think more and deeply because we refused to allow life’s pace to become a headlong rush toward tomorrow.  … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/23/16: CAN’T WAIT TO MEET RALPH

Ralph’s my longsuffering GA.  He’s no cute, pudgy little androgynous munchkin often portrayed in art.  Hunh-uh.  Not Ralph. I’m unsure how guardian angels are matched with their Earthly charges, but I’m guessing that short meeting with God produced a facepalm.  Ol’ Ralph apparently drew the short straw when God called him aside. “Your mission, should … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/20/16: PUMPING GRACE

The comment on this morning’s quiet time Scripture, Hebrews 9:11-14  grabbed me by my mind’s collar, bringing my roughhousing thoughts up short. “Infuse my body, soul and spirit with Your grace.” Big deal, right?  Meaningless – unless, that is, you’ve ever been or are now a Total Parenteral Nutrition consumer.  There’s nothing polite about having … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/19/16: STUNNINGLY AWESOME WHILE UNCONSCIOUS

Of COURSE it’s possible. Your conscious mind is able to process approximately 50 bits of information a second, while your nonconscious mind processes approximately 11 million bits per second. That means your nonconscious mind processes information about 220 THOUSAND TIMES FASTER than your conscious mind. Your mind’s used to doing what God created it to do … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/16/16: #1 WAY TO SMACK-DOWN YOUR CRITICAL SPIRIT

Be still.  Stay quiet.  Shut to the up.  Stifle.  Whatever way most works for you, don’t say anything and wait. Stay silent long enough for your second or third thought to sink in.  Critical Spirit abhors silence and is instant to jump at another’s words and actions.  Giving oneself time to think almost always generates empathy … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 9/15/16: WHY MANIPULATING PEOPLE & THINGS IS LIKE COMMANDING A CAT

Cats don’t know the script.  If they did, it wouldn’t matter because cats can’t read.  If they could, it wouldn’t matter because cats are fickle.  They have an annoying tendency to do what they want. People are the same way.  People choose.  Rarely do they follow your script. The aging CEO chose his successor by … Continue reading »

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WHEN LAST HE BREATHED – A Granger Story

I sat quiet on the mossy marled bluff overlooking Grassy Lake, sipping strong, hot pinon coffee from the thermos I’d brought with me and concentrating on my breathing.  I listened to the breeze whispering to me of my friend.  I thought again of the odd thing he’d said as we spoke by phone just an hour or so before … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/13/16: 2 WAYS TO REST WHILE KEEPING CREATIVITY FLOWING

Based on Hebrews 4:8-9, the morning prayer reads, “I long to enter into your rest – into creative work that is effortless, into joyous activity in which there is no fatigue, into glorious praise of which I will not tire! Thank you for the Good News that there remains a Sabbath Rest for the people … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 9/11/16: GRITTY FAITH

“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – from the movie, American Gangster “True prayer is measured by weight, not by length.” – C. H. Spurgeon Nobody on the top floors of the North tower had a lot of time to pray.  Some of Earth’s most pungent, spirit-packed cries for … Continue reading »

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