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Tagged With: hope

100-Word Stroll for 4/16/17: HE COULD’VE SAID NO

Everything about our lives is different because Jesus went through with God’s plan.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . Hope makes anything bearable.  As long as you know whatever you’re facing is temporary, you can persevere. Think what this life would be like if there were no hope of anything beyond … 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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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 4/12/16: SONGS IN THE NIGHT

It could’ve been me. It could have been my wife, worn down in every way by the constant drain of caring for a disabled husband dying a slow, inexorable death, responding to a writer-friend’s post, saying, “He’s dead.”  It could be her, now dealing with the ebb and flow of feelings she’s unsure whether she ought to … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/3/16: DODGING THE GIANTS

The famous theologian Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” So I do.  I sit down at my keyboard, day after day, struggling to bleed onto the page – okay, monitor screen – in such a way that you get where I’ve been, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/22/16: IS THERE ANY REASON TO KEEP HOPE ALIVE?

Yes. It would be easy to give in to despair if all we do is look around us.  Lying is normal, even expected.  So is cheating and graft.  Keeping one’s word?  Work ethic?  Personal responsibility?  Loyalty?  Don’t make me laugh.  Nothing’s sacred any more.  Everything and everybody is for sale. Not long ago I invited … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/19/15: . . . BECAUSE I DID.

I wondered. Is this it?  Am I done here? Do I die largely unknown in a soiled and checkered little town whose past glories could not cover up its present sordidness?  Does the earthly part of what’s left of me lie in dank oblivion in the boot hill of a tiny, easily forgettable place too mean to die, … Continue reading »

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