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Common Sense

QTMs for 10/11/17: DARE TO DARE; IT’S NOT SO CROWDED

IF YOU DON’T ASK, THE ANSWER’S ALWAYS NO; IF YOU DON’T GO AFTER WHAT YOU WANT, YOU’LL NEVER HAVE IT; AND IF YOU DON’T STEP FORWARD, YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE.      “I’ve read that before.” Me, too.  Plenty of times.  The first 37 it didn’t stick.  It’s the kind of unpleasant, elbow-in-the-rib stuff … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 10/3/17: GROUSING ABOUT LIFE’S PIGEONS

     “Pigeons rate right down there with mosquituhs an’ houseflahs.” Startled, my eyes snapped back into focus.  You know how your eyes get when you’re looking in your mind’s rearview mirror, expanded to see wide but not specific?  That’s what I’d been doing.  I’d been walking, carrying a rare commodity for me:  a caramel mocha … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/2/17: SHAPED MOMENTS

I grew up singing it:  “Take time to be ho—-ly . . .”   I remember thinking, “Aw, MAN–this is taking forever!”  As an angelic-faced kid, I’d glance down to see how many more verses of this torture would be inflicted. via GIPHY          As an irascible adult, I’m painfully aware it’s now necessary to make time … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup from THE DAILY CHAMPION, 30 September 2017

Be Gallant PROVERBS 30:12 Don’t imagine yourself to be quite presentable when you haven’t had a bath in weeks. PRINCIPLE Don’t be haughty and arrogant in your self-estimation. Be Gallant  A FivestarMan is gallant. To be gallant means to be fashionably groomed and appropriate for every occasion. That means that we are to be presentable. … Continue reading »

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200-Word Stroll for 9/29/17: STEALING Your STEEL

Dutch Sheets once said, “A lack of endurance is one of the greatest causes of defeat, especially in prayer. We don’t wait well. We’re into microwaving; God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.” Exactly. Wait ten minutes before reading on. No.  Do it.  Invest 10 precious minutes of your life.  Pray.  Think.  Ponder.  Love.  Dream.  Most … Continue reading »

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200-Word Stroll for 9/7/17: THE #1 THING ABOUT BEING A SILLY GOOSE

If I could walk while drinking my 2nd cup, it would be the best of both worlds.  Yes, I know about sippy cups and travel mugs.  I swing my arms naturally, hands free, while I walk. Walking in the morning is healthy.  It helps clear my head offers 45-50 minutes of good exercise lets me interact … 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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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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