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Common Sense

2nd Cup for 3/1/18: THE RETIREE’S QUIZ

The Retiree’s Quiz How many days are there in your week?  6 Saturdays and a Sunday.  Sort of. When is a retiree’s bedtime?  Whenever they wake up from falling asleep on the couch. How many retirees does it take to change a lightbulb?  Just one.  Might take all day, though. What’s a retiree’s biggest gripe?  … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for Valentine’s Day, 2018: THIS ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK, NOR SHOULD IT BE

A fellow decided to buy his girl some perfume for Valentine’s day, so he went to the cosmetic counter in his girl’s favorite store. The prices were horrific! No matter what the sales lady showed him, even the tiniest bottles were beyond his budget. Finally, he asked her: “Can you show me something really cheap?” … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 12/25/17: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ‘EMMANUEL’?

If you don’t know what Emmanuel means by now, Google it.  You haven’t been listening. We all tend to hang a haloed Jesus on the tree.  Eye him on an old canvas painted by a 16th Century artist.  Or it’s convenient to leave Him forever a needy, shivering baby in countless creches.  Those remembrances are worth … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/4/17: THE TREASURE of a FEW DEAR FRIENDS

I cherish good truth wherever I find it. This great post was in last Friday’s mail.  It speaks so well I chose not to editorialize. A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.  As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 11/16/17: EVER STOPPED TO THINK . . . ?

THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, GOD KNOWS THE REAL YOU? THAT REGARDLESS OF WHAT EARTHLY POWER YOU’VE GRABBED FOR YOURSELF, AT LIFE’S END YOU’RE GOING TO STAND ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE HIM? THAT ALL YOUR RUTHLESS SCHEMES TO CRIPPLE OR DESTROY YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS WILL BE LAID BARE BY GOD? THAT YOU LOOK PATHETIC … Continue reading »

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300-Word Stroll for 11/13/17: 3 WAYS YESTERDAYERS AIN’T RATIN’

You can moon over how amazing you were until you’re wasting what God wants to do through you today. You know the type.  Always reminding you of how studly or stunning they were, and how much better they could do whatever you’re doing.  Gets tiresome, doesn’t it? “I’m glad you had those experiences, and once … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 11/10/17: “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.”

It’s hard to know what to do with a compliment you rarely hear. One of the reasons I decided to separate from the Air Force after my first hitch was the spitting derision all of us Vietnam-era veterans received upon coming back to the world.  It made no difference where we served or what uniform … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 11/7/17: 2 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE WHATCHUWANTS.

Humility walks in the door when what you think you know chases down how much you don’t, and forces you to listen. The boy’s name could’ve been Dawdle; that’s what he loved to do.  Rocks, sticks, stray dogs, a Frisbee somebody left in the street.  Anything could grab his interest and make him late coming home … Continue reading »

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A Granger Encounter, 11/4/17: THE RITES OF WRITING RIGHT

“Your regular?”  Rizzo’s voice always seemed to smile.  She topped off his coffee as she waited to take his order.  Granger hesitated, then told her what he wanted to eat.   “Seriously?  You want—”  Nodding, he repeated his order.  Shaking her head, she repeated it back: “Six eggs, basted over hard, shredded cheddar on them after … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, Nov. 1, 2017: MERE COINCIDENCE? NOPE.

The longer I walk with God, the less I believe in coincidence. There was yet another misguided jihadist’s attack in New York yesterday.  This devotional from FiveStarMan was in this morning’s mail.  I found it solid, timely counsel and pass it along. Don’t Curse God When Tragedy Strikes PROVERBS 1:27 When your panic comes as a storm … Continue reading »

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