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Tagged With: Jesus

2nd Cup of Coffee for 10/19/17: 4 WAYS TO PUT SOME PUNCH IN YOUR LOVE LIFE

Readers make the best writers.  I’ve read that. When you read a lot of the good, challenging, uplifting kind of stuff, you can’t help being helped by it. I read this morning: “Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13, The Message “In the end, only three things matter:  how much … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/14/17: THROUGH = HUMBLE

Given a choice?  I’ll take OVER OR AROUND for $400, Alex. I’ve been through. I know the wisdom of acceding to God’s timing and will in leading me through things in this life.  I’ve lived long enough I do NOT go hunting for more through.  If it’s all the same to the Lord, I’m through … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/29/17: MORE THAN A MERE MEME

They’re written and decorated different, yet all seem to agree:  “All I need is some coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!”  Before you do that curly-lip thing and look for something more fun or creative, slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . With me, it started out with … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 2/21/17: YEAH, I DID, TOO.

One of the few things a religious zealot accomplishes is to reassure those he’s trying to convince that they want nothing to do with him or whatever model of Jesus he’s peddling. We are moving into the Lenten season, the lead-up to Easter Sunday.  I know you know that.  Easter bunnies, dancing eggs and fake grass is … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/7/17: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO

Sunday. Specifically, the second Sunday in January.  People are still trickling back from wherever they’ve been for the holidays, winter travel is making tempers short and anxiety soar.  Back-to-work deadlines loom.  Piled-up tasks sneer:  “We don’t back off for no stinkin’ holidays!” Worship attendance is sketchy as plans to attend ride the icy north winds into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/17/16: THE GARBAGE MARGIN: CASTING FIRST STONES

It’s amazing how many know Bible accounts while disclaiming they believe any of it. Case in point:  the ‘hoe’ the priests and their sycophants threw to the ground before Jesus.  “Whichever one of you is innocent and totally sinless, how about you throwing the first rock?” “Garbage Margin” is that wide space you give everyone around you … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 10/19/16: TIME-SHARE TOMBS & LED GRAVESTONES

“You just had to go there?  The whole Halloween shtick?” I’m a writer.  I find inspiration in just about everything.  I’m ghoul that way. “Ho-kay.  What’s bubbling over in your mind this time?” Why, thank you for asking.  Why, um–why did Isaiah stipulate a borrowed tomb (53:9)?  All four gospels affirm it.  Matthew says Joe of … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/8/16: DO UNTO OTHERS, YADDA YADDA

Bedtime for the kids, “at-last” time for Sarah.  Boyish yelling bounced her up and running to find Tim’s two-year-old sister tightly gripping a handful of the five-year-old’s hair. Gently removing hair from the little girl’s grip, she responded in fluent PC.  Soft, reasoning “I’m-your-friend” tones.  “We didn’t mean it, did we, honey?”  To Tim:  “She doesn’t understand that hurts.” … Continue reading »

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Christmas Eve QTMs: YOU HAVE NO IDEA

“The Christian era won’t be over even if America loses its way. “ I wasn’t reading so much as scanning.  Scanning picks up verbs, lightly brushing over adverbs and adjectival modifiers like cooks brush oil or butter over the rolls that just came out of the oven. Scanning.  High-speed ‘reading’.  Half a paragraph away before … 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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