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Tagged With: joy

300-Word Stroll, 5/10/17: 9 THINGS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR GROOVE BACK ON

Coffee.  Yeah, it ought to be first.  It wasn’t on the list, though.  Anyway, grab a refill and walk with me . . . You’ve been down.  Life’s stepped on your groove, saddened your spirit.  Here’s how to climb back up in that cockpit.  Saddle.  Seat of a hot Mustang.  You get the drift. Today I … 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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QTMs for 7/7/16: BIG DADDY IS DEFINITELY WATCHING YOU

The Police: Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you Every single day and every word you say Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you I’ll be watching you Every breath you take and every move you … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT

“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents?  Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk?  Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/3/16: HALFHEARTED NEVER ENTHUSED ANYBODY

The lyric is, “With my whole heart I will praise Him . . .” Yeah.  Psalms.  Even people who rarely read the Bible could probably pick out where that came from.  The song’s based on Psalm 117, which is a short little thing that basically says, “Praise the Lord.” Okay.  How many Psalms are there?  … Continue reading »

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FROM WHENCE COMES SMURL?

“What’d you just call me?” I–I’ve no idea what you’re talking about. “It sure sounded like you just called me a—a—hurl?  Churl?  What’d you say?” O – oh.  You must have overheard me say smurl as I was jotting notes to myself.  I couldn’t imagine how you might’ve associated yourself with the term.  You can’t … Continue reading »

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2016 Holy Week QTMs – Wednesday: DOING SOME TRIMMING

We’re not a bunch of hermits living in solitary caves with nothing to do but contemplate deep stuff.  Even pastors and theologians are right now being smutched between breakfast and gassing up the car on the way to drop off a son to school or grandchild to daycare prior to a meeting for— Right?  We … Continue reading »

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A 2nd CUP FOR CHRISTMAS

It is good to reflect upon all life’s gifts which money cannot buy. Most of us have more than we honestly need. Your attitude is driven by your predominate thoughts.  Don’t blame anyone else if it’s not so hot.  Change your thinking and you’ll change your attitude. God knows what your 2016 will look like.  Relax.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/4/15: HERE I STAND

This isn’t what it looks like. By now you’ve been swamped with reports of what happened in San Bernardino.  Being a 2nd Cupper, you’re digesting it all and forming your own conclusions.  For that I applaud you. This isn’t what it looks like. I don’t waste my creative capital or your attention with unnecessary political … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/28/15: HOW TO ENJOY TAKING A SHOWER

I knew the imaginative title would hook you. I knew tackling something you take so much for granted would pique your interest. I knew I’d have to come up with a third “I knew” statement or your reading “happy” would slide off the dirt road into the ditch and you’d stay buried to the mental axles until I … Continue reading »

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