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2nd Cup for 8/10/17: WHADDYA MEAN, “THERE IS NO TRY”?

The first thing to try when all else fails is again. REMEMBER WHO’S ALWAYS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER.  Jeremiah 29:11 has been abused by those trying to cram its sweep and majesty into paltry, Earthbound ambitions.  Snipping that single verse out of the rich tapestry of the chapter is like popular media copying a single … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/26/17: YOU HAVE TODAY. DO SOMETHING WITH IT!

Today is the day where EVERYTHING changes if you want it to. There won’t be any perfect day in the future.  Today is the perfect day–if you’re willing to use it. If you want it bad enough, what seems impossible up to now will one day become your warmup. “Strength isn’t given to you or … 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, 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 Strolls for 8/25/16: IF TODAY WERE THE LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE . . .

Steve Jobs asked the question:  “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” Yes.  YES.  I would! God stepped into my life when we were all sure my remaining days were in the single digits.  Medicine had repeatedly done its best and … Continue reading »

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