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Monthly Archives: March 2017

3/28/17: IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS… Some Thoughts for Lent

“Antonucci?” He sat with head down, shoulders slumped, his helmet laying on its side on the ground beside the scrub rock.  In his right hand was a wooden-handled coarse brush that had seen plenty of use.  He sat staring at the ugly object in his left hand:  a flagrum. Two of them – stiff, stinking and repulsive from a recent scourging.   It was like … Continue reading »

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Time Trials, 3/21/17: IT WAS NOT PRETTY

“. . . so I start down the path.” The phrase from a dear friend’s message caught my eye.  As I reread it, I thought, Isn’t that how a lot of things in this life begin? You’d think writing about my unusual story of healing would be a joy-filled, swift thing.  Simple.  Bite or two of cake.  Nothing to … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 3/20/17: SPRING ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE

“Spring has sprung, the grass is riz; I wonder where all them flars is.” I learned that little goofy poem from my brother years ago.  It’s still as silly as always.  And I still let no Spring sneak past without reciting it. I woke up in the predawn darkness thinking, “This is for the birds.” Literally. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/19/17: SHOWER THOUGHTS

It doesn’t much matter where your ‘thinking spot’ is.  Wherever it is, be prepared to listen and remember.  It’s possible you may not have a pad and pen handy. My thinking spot is most often the shower.  It’s a little hard to write anything down in there.  I happen to have a rather large mirror … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/16/17: WHAT WOULD YOU TELL ‘EM?

In one sentence, how would you describe your life’s philosophy? When someone asks your children the one thing above all else that you taught them by word and example, what would they say? Does it make you nervous to listen to your kids telling someone else about you when they don’t know you’re listening?  Sometimes you … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/13/17: I’M SURE GLAD YOU’RE THERE

“What do you do?” “I’m a writer.” “Oh-h-h…”  (Glancing at the ever-present cell phone) : “Wow, would you look at the time.  Gotta run.  Catch ya later, okay?” Writers are always jotting ideas and thoughts down in something – in my case, usually a notebook.  Anything can trigger an idea for writing seeds.  Snippets of conversation.  Billboards.  TV commercials.  Sermons.  … Continue reading »

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#28: BE THE DIFFERENCE GOD MEANS YOU TO BE!

“Somebody needs to do something about that.” When someone sitting at the next table in, say, Cheddars says that, they’re saying out loud what a bunch of folks are thinking. That’s your cue. I can see your magnificence from here.  The real question is, can you see it?  There are too many good, principled, able people sitting … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/9/17: SO–HOW’S YOUR NOW?

You’ve heard or read the phrase, “being in the moment”.  The irony is that I began this post in June of last year.  The sad truth is that this subject is more appropriate now than ever. With the techsplosion of modern minicomputers we call smartphones, we are now living in an unparalleled historical era.  Never before have … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/8/17: THE MOTIVATED JESUS

I think it all comes down to motivation.  If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. ~Edmund Hillary Jesus meant to go through with it. He was aiming through that Cross, focusing on everything beyond it.  Everything Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and Paul wrote about makes it clear:  Jesus, Mary’s son, raised … Continue reading »

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