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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 9/4/17: “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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100-Word Stroll, 4/17/17: “EXCUSE ME, BUT . . .”

You’ve noticed “100-Word Strolls” are rarely ever 100 words.  Good.  Grab your joe and walk with me . . . The 100-Word part is to remind me:  writers overflow with words.  Readers take one look at that little “673 more words” on a Facebook post, and go, “Um–maybe later.”  You and I know “Maybe later” … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 4/4/17: BETTER THAN AVERAGE

In this morning’s devotion:  Champions do daily what average men do occasionally.  That got me thinking.  I’m not the best at anything.  I loved Air Force radar work and consistently earned Combat Crew badges, yet washed out of the FAA academy.  I did my best as a pastor, loved preaching and teaching, yet repeatedly wound … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 3/20/17: SPRING ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE

“Spring has sprung, the grass is riz; I wonder where all them flars is.” I learned that little goofy poem from my brother years ago.  It’s still as silly as always.  And I still let no Spring sneak past without reciting it. I woke up in the predawn darkness thinking, “This is for the birds.” Literally. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/16/16: KNOWING YOU GOT THIS

“Are you leaning into the resources of God?”  The speaker hesitated, waiting for the question to take. Leaning into the—  Leaning.  Okay, as in the runner first to cross the finish line?  Or instinctively showing favor or preference for God’s ability to fulfill, provide and restore before turning elsewhere?  Leaning into the resources of God.  … Continue reading »

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R.I.P., FAITHFUL GE FRIEND

I bring you sad news:  my venerable GE coffeemaker that began this amazing journey of sudden trauma, grace-charged healing and the new world of writing perked its last drop yesterday. Life must go on.  A new Black + Decker now sets in the old GE’s familiar spot.  Not the same. One of you already caught on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/10/16: OKAY, JESUS – WHAT’S WITH THAT?

The Gospels tell that You were always going off someplace to pray.  Conference center.  Coffee shop.  Private retreat. Mountain cabin.  Peter’s RV.  Solitude and relative quiet was what You were after.  You were – are – a praying kind of guy. So we, through Peter and John and the lads, asked you to teach us … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/9/16: THIS DAY BELONGS TO ME!

I can do anything with today I choose because it’s mine.  I have an exclusive on today.  I own it. I can spend these next 18 hours any way I want.  It’s up to me.  God has the ability to force events and encounters in my life today that can shape what I do.  What He … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/3/16: HALFHEARTED NEVER ENTHUSED ANYBODY

The lyric is, “With my whole heart I will praise Him . . .” Yeah.  Psalms.  Even people who rarely read the Bible could probably pick out where that came from.  The song’s based on Psalm 117, which is a short little thing that basically says, “Praise the Lord.” Okay.  How many Psalms are there?  … Continue reading »

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