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Tagged With: encouragement

300-Word Stroll, 1/1/17: A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME

Yes, really. I was on morning-auto, filling the coffeemaker reservoir.  As I turned off the faucet I heard a high-pitched sound.  I dialed up my ears, and—sure enough.  A lone cardinal was singing full-voice.  Cheery.  Bright.  Joy-filled.  The longer I stood listening, the louder it sang. Morning-auto.  Doing The Things, mind in standby, thinking ’16 … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/27/16: CLEAR THE HURDLES

See, I didn’t get that when I was in P.E.  It’s why I hated hurdles. In the Spring, Milt Durand, our P.E. teacher, took us middle schoolers all out to the cinder track.  Occasionally he figured we all needed to run hurdles. Did I mention I hated them?  I was embarrassed to even be seen with all … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/28/16: WHO HELPS THE HELPERS?

We do. ‘We’ is Shepherds’ Fold Ministries.  You’ll find vital information at www.shepherdsfoldministries.org and facebook.com/shepherdsfoldministries Each year around this time we invite evangelical ministers and wives of all denominations from around Kansas to meet in Wichita for an annual DAY of RENEWAL.  That event occurred yesterday. Shepherds’ Fold exists to offer year-round care and encouragement for pastors, their … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/19/16: NOTES FROM MY BATHROOM MIRROR

Ever notice some of your most incisive thoughts and most brilliant debates occur in the shower when you can’t record them for mankind? I have a big 4′ by 3′ mirror in my bathroom.  We are not friends in the morning. “PING”.  Idea.  I got some black dry-erase markers and began capturing all that early-morning … 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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#25: DREAMS UNLIMITED, STEPS REASONABLE

“DREAM BIG, MAN!”                     Absolutely!  Ever listen in when someone asks a 9-year-old what they want to be?  There’s NOTHING he can’t do, NOTHING out of bounds for her, zero they can’t accomplish.  Great scientist?  Army General?  World-class chef?  Navy Seal?  Neurosurgeon?  Astronaut?  Astrophysicist?  Part of first Mars colony?  SURE!  No lid, no … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/20/16: WHAT IF . . .

Maybe imperfection is perfection in disguise. We all know that Adam and Mrs. Adam were the sum total of perfect humanity, in our recorded history.  Two. And since neither you nor I are one of those two, a couple of things seem equally counterproductive: using perfectionism to excuse doing little or nothing to excel in … 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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APPLAUD THE OTHER GUY

Jim Stovall wrote it:  “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.  When we help one another, everybody wins.” This caught my spirit’s shirttail because I’ve wondered for years at the dearth of such open, honest appreciation for what you yourself … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/5/16: THE MOVES THE ENEMY PUTS ON YA

Brilliant insight deserves recognition where it is found.  This is an article full of such insight.  As you read, give it time–  like that first sip of hot, fresh coffee in the morning.  Don’t scan.  Read.  It’s worth it.  Though I did not write it, I thoughtfully pass it along to you and would appreciate … Continue reading »

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