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Monthly Archives: June 2017

100-Word Stroll, 6/29/17: MORE THAN A MERE MEME

They’re written and decorated different, yet all seem to agree:  “All I need is some coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!”  Before you do that curly-lip thing and look for something more fun or creative, slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . With me, it started out with … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/26/17: THE DEMISE of NOW

The ads were all mixed together, tri-folded into one of those bright blue custom baggies that make it easy for a delivery driver to sling them into driveways.  Or flowerbeds.  Planters. Here, it’s the Wichita Eagle’s SUNDAY SELECT, but you can insert your local __here__.  It’s the same, right?  “Summer is heating up!  We’ll help … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/25/17: IF YOU SAY IT, DO IT.

“It was important to me to watch over my word.” Things stick in your mind, don’t they?  This sentence snagged mine in mid-think.  Coffee? When no one’s word means anything anymore, when every third or fourth TV ad is another law firm saying, “You might be entitled to—–“, it’s easy to get used to nobody … Continue reading »

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Picture Writing Prompts: FLAMINGOS DON’T FLY NORTH

If you had told Tad and Dee they’d retire in Billings, they’d have informed you that your insulation was cracked and your wiring had shorted out. Both Thaddeus Farlow and Edwina Cashton had traveled when young and single.  They were both military veterans, Tad an Air Force transport loadmaster and Dee a Navy RN.  As … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: FIGURE OUT WHAT TO LEAVE OUT

God’s cool in the myriad ways He reveals stuff.  Slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . From today’s inbox:  In this age of information abundance and overload, those who get ahead will be the folks who figure out what to leave out, so they can concentrate on what’s … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/21/17: CENTS-ORY PERCEPTION

The only part of the bottle intact was lying by the curb, held together by part of the paper label.  Smirnoff something or other.  The rest of it lay shattered across the entire street, glistening in the morning sun. Grab a refill and walk with me . . . Coming back from my walk yesterday, … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 6/20/17: GETTING CALLED INTO THE OFFICE

“I never have and never will tolerate open rebellion and defiance regarding my standards as written in my Word.  You don’t break my laws.  You only break yourselves on them.” Hoo, boy.  It took me a minute to process and stop reeling from what God said early this morning.  I did my normal.  Stepping into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/19/17: 3 WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR GET-UP KEEPS GOING

 Shower, natch:  “Okay, God.  Whatcha got for me today?” “The first thing to try when all else fails is again.”   I’ve been letting my spirit baste in 2 Corinthians for awhile.  4:7 reads, “But this precious treasure–this light and power that now shines within us–is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak … Continue reading »

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On Writing: THINKING BENEATH THE THURFATH

I used to wonder how a semi-pro writer thought. I used to wonder what a semi-pro anything was. A semi-professional resides in that limbolic orbit where he isn’t yet known well enough, and hasn’t yet gotten connected so as to be paid like a pro but could – perhaps even should – be. So therefore, … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/13/17: I’VE GOTTA BE MEME

“If you are reading this . . .” That’s as strange as, “If you’re here, and—”  Grab your coffee and walk with me. The meme that began that way continued:  “May God remove your pain, worries, and problems and replace them with health, happiness and peace.”  That’s sweet.  With respect, however, the one thing we most do … Continue reading »

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