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Tagged With: God

2nd Cup of Coffee, 12/25/17: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ‘EMMANUEL’?

If you don’t know what Emmanuel means by now, Google it.  You haven’t been listening. We all tend to hang a haloed Jesus on the tree.  Eye him on an old canvas painted by a 16th Century artist.  Or it’s convenient to leave Him forever a needy, shivering baby in countless creches.  Those remembrances are worth … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 12/24/17: “CAN WE JUST GET RID OF THE WHOLE JESUS THING?”

“D’oh!  I WISH we could just ______________________________!” Really?  I’ve often wished God would immediately give “I-WISHers” exactly what they just demanded.  Individually.  Immediately.  Since He alone sees Past-Present-Future all at once, He’s able to pull a Cosmic switcheroo and make everything and everyone around the “I-WISHer” exactly as it and they would be, if they’d … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 11/7/17: 2 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE WHATCHUWANTS.

Humility walks in the door when what you think you know chases down how much you don’t, and forces you to listen. The boy’s name could’ve been Dawdle; that’s what he loved to do.  Rocks, sticks, stray dogs, a Frisbee somebody left in the street.  Anything could grab his interest and make him late coming home … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/14/17: SANTA AIN’T THE ONLY ONE WATCHIN’ YOU!

It’s a bad idea to assume because you don’t see Him that God’s not paying attention. Jeremiah 1:12 – “I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled.”  Twice, He asks Jeremiah, “So, what do you see?” and waits for Jer’s response before proceeding.  From the passage it seems clear that God holds me accountable … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/4/17: “WHERE DREAMS ARE BORN . . .”

“Come with me to where dreams are born, and time is never planned.” ~~~ Peter Pan   Oh!  In other words, retirement.  😎  Nope.  Not being funny at all.  Mere lack of money is no reason to stop dreaming.  Do an online search relative to how many people have made amazing, lasting impacts on their world … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/3/17: LETTING YOU GO

“. . . filing the rough edges of my thoughts.” Sudden grief hits the soul like a tossed Jim Beam bottle hits the pavement.  The larger memory-shards are all odd-shaped.  Every edge bears the ability to slice and lacerate.  Those we easily see, gingerly picking them up and beginning the cleanup of myriad details. The smaller bits … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 7/28/17: 2 WAYS TO THROW BACK FLOUNDERING FAITH

Your life as a Christian should make nonbelievers question their disbelief in God. I’m not talking about your philosophy of religion or your preferences for worship or your favorite spiritual guru.  Your philosophies and beliefs and membership in this or that church don’t amount to dryer lint if you don’t have a personal relationship with … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/22/17: THE PASSWORD TO MY CIRCLE OF QUIET

Psalm 94:12-13, 18-19 puts it like this:  “Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble . . . When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy … 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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Sunday Stroll, 7/9/17: 9 THINGS THAT MAKE THIS A TALL ORDER

This devotional prayer about Galatians 5:22-26 was in this morning’s inbox. “Dear Father, grower of spiritual fruit, “Let the fruit of the Spirit blossom, mature, and ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these. Let me possess them! “Since I belong to Christ, I … Continue reading »

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