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Tagged With: Christian

2nd Cup for 8/3/17: LETTING YOU GO

“. . . filing the rough edges of my thoughts.” Sudden grief hits the soul like a tossed Jim Beam bottle hits the pavement.  The larger memory-shards are all odd-shaped.  Every edge bears the ability to slice and lacerate.  Those we easily see, gingerly picking them up and beginning the cleanup of myriad details. The smaller bits … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/14/17: WHAT ABOUT THE REST?

Escaping all crowds is impossible.  Thinking like them, however, is your own choice.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . The crowd included cynics who’d been watching and listening all their lives to the roiling, foaming surf of Jewish politics and Roman oppression. cool, sophisticated, professional Christ-followers whose subdermal faith could be equally at … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/7/16: BIG DADDY IS DEFINITELY WATCHING YOU

The Police: Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you Every single day and every word you say Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you I’ll be watching you Every breath you take and every move you … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/16/16: “YEAH, WELL, IF ADAM HAD BEEN A LIBERAL —-“

I think I’ve figured it out. Christians – derisively called Those Conservatives or The Far Right by those of the port-turning persuasion – habitually pray and tell God, “I’m sorry” more because they’re trying to please Him. Nominal, professional or non-Christians think that’s cute, that actual Christians are mentally weak, and never tell God anything – let … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT

“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents?  Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk?  Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/28/16: “JUST SAYIN’.”

He’s still on duty. The angel?  Tomb with “Vacancy” lit?  Yeah, the angel, he’s still there.  Well, one of them is.  It’s permanent duty, so they rotate. You like historical markers, right?  Well, there’s one about 8 yards over to the right of the Tomb, brown sign, white posts and lettering.  Official.  It reads: All four gospel … Continue reading »

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2016 Holy Week QTMs: MONDAY. . .

Looking on at the hubbub surrounding what became Palm Sunday is instructive. People in the crowd:  “YAY!  HE’s going to fix this mess!  No more Rome; no more Rome…!” Disciples:  “Okay, this is more like it, although I still think riding into town on Thunderbuns would’ve looked more studly.  17 hands, so white he glistens, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for Lent ’16, Day 2: I’M GIVING UP NOTHING

I choose to give up nothing for Lent for the same reason I choose not to go on a diet. The underlying rationale for going on a diet is that the whole project is temporary.  As in, “I intend to lose ___ pounds.  And, whoa buddy, when I do, I’m going to celebrate with a … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/19/16: Kitty Jane and Joel Clyde

My mother’s parents.  Those were their names.  Kitty Jane Kingsland and Joel Clyde Wise. Grandpa Wise was a big, strong man with a mercurial temper and a wide mean streak, an old railroader from a hard-drinking family, all of whom were incredibly gifted with making music.  Much of our family’s musical acumen came through his genetic offering.  With his sons … Continue reading »

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ELF PET PEEVES

I know you’ve wondered what elves do the rest of the year during their down time.  Think about it.  Other than the occasional remake of The Wizard of Oz, there’s not much demand for tiny types. As a writer, material for articles and posts is always popping up in the strangest places, although in some … Continue reading »

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