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2nd Cup PSA for 10/12/17: I REALLY DO PUNCTUATE AND DIVIDE

What you’re seeing published on Facebook is not appearing as I’ve typed it.   Whether something glitchy on WordPress’s writing page, or a FB quirk, the articles I work diligently to make readable are seemingly coming to you crammed together as if I were a fledgling writer.  For that I’m sorry.   What I write means more … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/31/17: 3 THINGS GOD’S EXPECTING OF ME

Isn’t it odd to ask God questions while never expecting answers? The Bible’s clear that He’s infinite in knowledge, and knows our thoughts before we speak them, so is there ever a rhetorical query when talking with God?  Seeking them or not, we should expect God to answer any question posed to Him, no matter what … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/9/17: TRIGGERS: 3 STEPS TO RESETTING ‘EM

Any shooter knows that every trigger has its own reset point. Not so fast.  Not a shooter?  Hang with me.  You should know by now that 2nd Cups are rarely what they seem; there’s usually a little something for all.  Even most people who don’t like coffee tend to love the smell of it. Shooting … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/17/17: AS IF . . .

I don’t know any other way to live than by faith. I grew up with older parents who’d had three grade-schoolers during the Great Depression.  Those three siblings are almost 20 years older than I. I never knew them as traditional siblings at home.  They were gone and married before my birth.  Their values, priorities, and … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 4/24/17: WHADDYA DO WITH A CLUELESS “Z-ER”?

I admit it:  the title is barbed.  I know clueless Z-ers won’t read this blog because they don’t read much of anything.  I also know some very smart pathfinders will. I believe there are tens of thousands of young American bipeds who should be labeled CONFUSED.  Though of the age we used to term “accountable”, … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup: THE LURE OF WHAT-IFS

If you’re determined enough, you can use anything to keep lifting you toward your dreams. Even the “What-Ifs”. Stephen Coonts wrote, “If-onlys are a poison that can kill you as dead as arsenic.  They rob you of the will to live and destroy your ability to cope with life.  At some point, all of us … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/6/17: 3 THINGS TO CHANGE TO MAKE 2017 YOUR GROOVE

Anyone who tries telling you that  giving them $29.95 to buy this system or that book or this software or bow three times toward Des Moines needs to happen before you can start being a success and excel is lying to you. Take what you have and create what you want. This is fact, even if they … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 12/29/16: 5 WAYS TO CHERISH TODAY

If you were the Thursday between Christmas and New Years, you’d feel slighted, too.  Though companies are open, the workdays between the two holidays are as practical as a snake on a tricycle. What to do?  Give today back its worth.  Make today mean something. Using a devotion from Colossians 4:12-18 I got in this morning’s mail, … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 11/21/16: INSIDE THE WRAPPER

My racing thoughts came to a tire-smoking NASCAR stop.  I backed up and read it again.  It read the same way. The cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. I thunk thoughts. Bad coffee doesn’t become good by using nicer cups.  Washed, polished crystal can’t transform mediocre coffee. Anyone with some pride tries to … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/29/16: TIMED FLIES

I sat watching flies.  It later seemed obvious they were also observing me.  Or, more to the point, my food and drink.  Flies aren’t choosy. If one has a thirsty and inquisitive mind there’s no limit to what one can learn.  Nor from whence. What held my attention was their singularity of purpose.  The flowchart … Continue reading »

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