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Wisdom

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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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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QTMs for 9/14/17: SANTA AIN’T THE ONLY ONE WATCHIN’ YOU!

It’s a bad idea to assume because you don’t see Him that God’s not paying attention. Jeremiah 1:12 – “I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled.”  Twice, He asks Jeremiah, “So, what do you see?” and waits for Jer’s response before proceeding.  From the passage it seems clear that God holds me accountable … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/4/17: “WHERE DREAMS ARE BORN . . .”

“Come with me to where dreams are born, and time is never planned.” ~~~ Peter Pan   Oh!  In other words, retirement.  😎  Nope.  Not being funny at all.  Mere lack of money is no reason to stop dreaming.  Do an online search relative to how many people have made amazing, lasting impacts on their world … Continue reading »

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An Exerpt From TIME TRIALS – 9/2/17

Ever notice the false promises given to terminal patients? No one intends for them to be, but they are. They’re offered with professional smiles, in counterfeit light-hearted bravado by people wearing Happy Face masks.  They know their promise is hollow.  That agreement will never be honored.  After all, the patient is dying. I’m dying.  All of … Continue reading »

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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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