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Tagged With: Bible

Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 6/2/17: SO, MOVING AHEAD . . .

You can never go where you’re supposed to be by staying where you are.  Nathaniel Bronner said that and lived by it. I ran across that statement again over a month ago, jotted it down so it would be looking up at me each morning when I sat down at my desk, and read it.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup, 5/31/17: LITTLE BOY LOST

“One of the best feelings is knowing that you’re wanted . . .” That’s how the meme began.  The rest of it was thoughtful and tastefully stated, but that first phrase stopped me.  I kept rereading it. Little Boy Lost From his babyness and boyhood His toddling, impressionable toyhood It seemed no one he loved … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/17: I HAVE A LOT TO TELL YA, LORD. YOU FIRST . . .

There was this guy who approached every situation mouth first.  I don’t want to be that guy. I can fill God’s ears with all my dazzling intellect, wit, ideas, thoughts and one-dimensional impressions with the best of ’em. Guess what? He already knows them. He sees them in all those extra dimensions where I don’t, where I … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/21/17: 86ing THE GUESSWORK GROOVE

Psalm 62:8 says it:  “So trust Him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for Him.  God is a safe place to be.” The Resurrection of Jesus guarantees that for the Christian there’s no such thing as NEVER.  No guesswork groove.  Hope exists right in the face of human hopelessness . . . Jesus died.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/19/17: SHOWER THOUGHTS

It doesn’t much matter where your ‘thinking spot’ is.  Wherever it is, be prepared to listen and remember.  It’s possible you may not have a pad and pen handy. My thinking spot is most often the shower.  It’s a little hard to write anything down in there.  I happen to have a rather large mirror … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 2/21/17: YEAH, I DID, TOO.

One of the few things a religious zealot accomplishes is to reassure those he’s trying to convince that they want nothing to do with him or whatever model of Jesus he’s peddling. We are moving into the Lenten season, the lead-up to Easter Sunday.  I know you know that.  Easter bunnies, dancing eggs and fake grass is … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 2/13/17: LOVE THAT WON’T GO AWAY

The devotional verse was waiting in my inbox this morning:  “Lord, I praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness. Because of your great mercy, you are not one to hold back your steadfast love and faithfulness (Psalm 40:11).”  As usual, I checked the verse out in The Message.  “Now, God, don’t hold out on … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 10/19/16: TIME-SHARE TOMBS & LED GRAVESTONES

“You just had to go there?  The whole Halloween shtick?” I’m a writer.  I find inspiration in just about everything.  I’m ghoul that way. “Ho-kay.  What’s bubbling over in your mind this time?” Why, thank you for asking.  Why, um–why did Isaiah stipulate a borrowed tomb (53:9)?  All four gospels affirm it.  Matthew says Joe of … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: PROVE YOUR SAY BY WHAT YOU DO

“You are what you deliver, not what you promise.”  That was Donald Trump. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”  That was Vince Lombardi. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”  That was Jesus (Luke 12:48). Don and Vince must’ve paid attention.  I need … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/14/16: KNOW WHEN TO SHUT TO THE UP.

That’s the second part of the statement that pulled me up short just now.  Well, okay, I embellished it a little.  The first part reads, “Your mouth can block your blessings.” So, put together, it reads, “Your mouth can block your blessings; know when to shut up.” Your mouth can block your blessings; know when … Continue reading »

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