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Monthly Archives: August 2017

100-Word Stroll for 8/31/17: 3 THINGS GOD’S EXPECTING OF ME

Isn’t it odd to ask God questions while never expecting answers? The Bible’s clear that He’s infinite in knowledge, and knows our thoughts before we speak them, so is there ever a rhetorical query when talking with God?  Seeking them or not, we should expect God to answer any question posed to Him, no matter what … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 8/30/17: 3 THINGS ABOUT THE “MOW-‘N’-GO” CRAZE

The way your yard and the street in front of your house looks tells me things about you. Walking is nice.  It offers exercise, creates hunger, makes me look forward to another cup of hot, fresh java. It allows me to notice things and people around me I might never consider were I driving.  It’s during my … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/28/17: #1 WAY TO REPLACE YOURSELF

Thinking before speaking is always a good idea. The village blacksmith hired an enthusiastic new apprentice willing to work long, hard hours. He instructed the boy, “When I take the horseshoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer.” The apprentice did … Continue reading »

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Granger: A MIRACLE ReMIX – 8/27/17

“Dear Granger, “I’m getting tired of bravely singing, ‘This Little Light of Mine’.  Why’s mine the only light I’m seeing?  I guess I expect a little darkness now and then but when did believing in God start meaning you have to move way up north of the Arctic Circle? “Regarding the whole faith thing, here’s … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/22/17: THE CROSS ECLIPSES ALL

Sometimes we do things that resonate in ways we never envision. Yesterday, millions of people used every sort of eye-protective device imaginable to observe the long-heralded total eclipse.  Many invested money they didn’t have to spend, traveling for days they really didn’t have to give, to make the trip to places in the country where they … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/21/17: THE WELCOME CAT IS OUT

I walk because I can. Walking was something, I admit, I took for granted, once I learned how.  Who gives two hisses about walking? People who have faced being denied that freedom.  I’m one of those people.  So, yeah–I celebrate the ability to maintain balance, to walk into each new weekday morning with the same … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/13/17: THE TOUGH OLD BIRDS OF WINTER

I want to be remembered as one of the tough old birds of winter. I love Spring and Summer, don’t misunderstand.  There’s always a raucous surround-sound din of The Bird Choir from all points of the compass.  No matter the weather, or what kind of day I’m having, The Bird Choir’s always in full voice. It takes … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/10/17: WHADDYA MEAN, “THERE IS NO TRY”?

The first thing to try when all else fails is again. REMEMBER WHO’S ALWAYS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER.  Jeremiah 29:11 has been abused by those trying to cram its sweep and majesty into paltry, Earthbound ambitions.  Snipping that single verse out of the rich tapestry of the chapter is like popular media copying a single … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/9/17: TRIGGERS: 3 STEPS TO RESETTING ‘EM

Any shooter knows that every trigger has its own reset point. Not so fast.  Not a shooter?  Hang with me.  You should know by now that 2nd Cups are rarely what they seem; there’s usually a little something for all.  Even most people who don’t like coffee tend to love the smell of it. Shooting … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/3/17: LETTING YOU GO

“. . . filing the rough edges of my thoughts.” Sudden grief hits the soul like a tossed Jim Beam bottle hits the pavement.  The larger memory-shards are all odd-shaped.  Every edge bears the ability to slice and lacerate.  Those we easily see, gingerly picking them up and beginning the cleanup of myriad details. The smaller bits … Continue reading »

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