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Encouragement

2nd Cup PSA for 10/12/17: I REALLY DO PUNCTUATE AND DIVIDE

What you’re seeing published on Facebook is not appearing as I’ve typed it.   Whether something glitchy on WordPress’s writing page, or a FB quirk, the articles I work diligently to make readable are seemingly coming to you crammed together as if I were a fledgling writer.  For that I’m sorry.   What I write means more … Continue reading »

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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 for 10/10/17: MAN UP! SOMEBODY’S PRAYING FOR YOU

You can do more after you’ve prayed, but you won’t get much that’s worth anything done until you’ve prayed. I am praying for my sons, grandson and great-grandson today.  My legacy to each of you:  to faithfully pray for those who look to your spiritual leadership.  I don’t expect perfection from you because I haven’t been able … 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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QTMs for 9/20/17: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF IS

“It is what it isn’t.” When your spirit speaks up in a matter-of-fact, no-nonsense tone reminiscent of your mom?  You know–Motherus Prime?  You listen.  Closely. To listen means to shut it.  I did.  Then I repeated it back. “It is what it isn’t?”  My spirit’s nod and baleful stare reminded me of a high school typing … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/18/17: THE AWESOME REACH OF WORDS

The wiser you get, the less you speak. I read it, then reread it. Words borne on emotion’s shoulders dart quickly.  Yet because they are reactive, their effects linger in one’s mind and heart long after the words themselves are gone. Bryant McGill wrote, “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening … 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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