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Tagged With: freedom

Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 6/2/17: SO, MOVING AHEAD . . .

You can never go where you’re supposed to be by staying where you are.  Nathaniel Bronner said that and lived by it. I ran across that statement again over a month ago, jotted it down so it would be looking up at me each morning when I sat down at my desk, and read it.  … Continue reading »

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“WHEN YOU AMERICANS LOSE YOUR COUNTRY, WHERE WILL YOU GO?”

Hillsdale College Then-President George C. Roche III:  We have with us a man of affairs, a man who has had the personal experience of exploring the whole question of economics and our social structure and our institutional ideas and where we indeed should go from here. He’s had the responsibility of making some hard decisions … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup: WELL, HOW DO ‘YOU’ DEFINE HEARTBREAK?

There’s always a reason why seemingly random things arrive when and as they do. The prompt intruded with, “Define heartbreak.”  My mind immediately went skittering here and there, banging off other ideas like carom rings on a polished board.  Then, just as quickly, I recalled something that a Facebook friend sent yesterday. I thought to … 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 6/6/16: WHO WERE THOSE MEN?

A few months ago they were high school kids hunting a summer job.  Today they were men hunting enemies intent on destroying our way of life. Today we remember an unforgettable army of between 130,000 and 156,000 young men.  They averaged only a year or two older than my grandson, wearing U.S., Canadian, British and Free … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/10/16: TWO DIVERGENT PATHS – CHOOSE WISELY

The correct response to uncertainty is not mere slowing down, being a little less wrong or not overspending quite as much as last month.  “That’s just wrong.”  Okay, well, let’s hurry and get it over with, then. Seriously?  How about stopping?  Not doing it at all?  They make these with Reverse, y’know . . .   … Continue reading »

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Saturday QTMs for 10/3/15: ASSISTED CULTURAL SUICIDE

I don’t know how better to describe the frequency of events such as took place in the town of Roseburg, Oregon last Thursday. I remind you:  the ‘contract’ I’ve maintained with you, the reader of every 2nd Cup of Coffee from its first issue has four parts:  to lift, encourage, edify and challenge to personal and … Continue reading »

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