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Tagged With: encouragement

A Granger Story – 11/28/17: THERE’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THAT GUY . . .

The November wind blustered and fretted outside the cozy diner’s windows.  That early in the morning, I was the lone patron. I was enjoying my first cup of Jimmie’s great coffee as I gathered my thoughts and began to write.  Trixie was keeping my cup full with her usual attention to detail that made her one … 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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QTMs for 6/19/17: 3 WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR GET-UP KEEPS GOING

 Shower, natch:  “Okay, God.  Whatcha got for me today?” “The first thing to try when all else fails is again.”   I’ve been letting my spirit baste in 2 Corinthians for awhile.  4:7 reads, “But this precious treasure–this light and power that now shines within us–is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak … 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 5/17/17: NO TIME LIKE NOW.

There is no such thing as wasting Time.  We each invest our priceless moments as we’ve decided to do.  Once spent, they return back to God’s Timeless Eternity.  Time was created from that Eternity to school you and I.  It’s our proving ground.  As such, we’re never merely wasting it.  One way or the other, we’re … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 5/8/17: YOUR HEART’S LEAKING

Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face . . . but those that flow from the heart and cover the soul. —unknown God sees and knows your tears, my friend, especially when you’re dry-eyed and doing a fair job of hiding them.  There are a few intuitive individuals … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/5/17: THE LOVE THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY

“In the beginning . . .”  Uh-hunh.  You knew the rest of it.  Even if you’re not real religious, you could finish that sentence.  Okay, there might be a couple of exceptions.  Keep up.  Let’s try another one. “God so loved the world that . . .”  Whoomp!  There it is!  John 3:16. Nothing you … 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 3/13/17: I’M SURE GLAD YOU’RE THERE

“What do you do?” “I’m a writer.” “Oh-h-h…”  (Glancing at the ever-present cell phone) : “Wow, would you look at the time.  Gotta run.  Catch ya later, okay?” Writers are always jotting ideas and thoughts down in something – in my case, usually a notebook.  Anything can trigger an idea for writing seeds.  Snippets of conversation.  Billboards.  TV commercials.  Sermons.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 2/23/17: I WANT TO BE ADDITIVE.

Survivors of life-threatening experiences are the same in one amazing way:  they are fearless in their desire to squeeze as much joy out of each day’s living as is possible. G’mornin’,  friend.  Help yourself to a piping hot, fresh cup of Tanzanian Peaberry.  Those of you who’ve been 2nd Cuppers from way back will instantly … Continue reading »

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