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Tagged With: love

4/6/17: DISPISED? REJECTED?

Just read from an unknown writer: “I might have been worthless to you, but I am of great worth to myself.  Honestly, I don’t need someone who only sees the good in me. I need someone who’s seen the bad and still wants me.” Link this with, “Be kind to everyone you meet; all of … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 2/14/17: “WHO LOVES YA, BABY?”

Anyone can love somebody who loves them back.  We know that.  No big deal.  There are people whose personalities let them almost default to a devoted, loving attitude even while their hearts are lacerated and bruised.  One would need to know them well to discern the little ‘tells’ of their woundedness.  “Oh.  Then it’s easy … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 2/13/17: LOVE THAT WON’T GO AWAY

The devotional verse was waiting in my inbox this morning:  “Lord, I praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness. Because of your great mercy, you are not one to hold back your steadfast love and faithfulness (Psalm 40:11).”  As usual, I checked the verse out in The Message.  “Now, God, don’t hold out on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/30/16: 5 THINGS HATE WILL DO

They used to tell me in vacation Bible school, “Only hate what God hates.” It intrigued me that God hates lima beans, being left, and Mrs. Muhlrennan’s nasty little Chihuahua.  I built a fairly sturdy theology on that revelation until I saw I had it backwards. I pled my case to no avail.  “No, Danny; … Continue reading »

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How NOT To Celebrate One’s Anniversary

So I found this card that I, as a man, knew – KNEW – would dazzle her. It had an exotic exterior that could only be described as ‘Jungle Chique’.  Jungle.  Coffee.  Right? In the jungle clearing sat two leopards:  one, a slim, svelte female – smaller, naturally – and a boldly-put-together, powerfully-muscled leopard male-type dude … 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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2016 GOOD FRIDAY MUSINGS: GOD’S SURE GRACED ME!

We all secretly agree:  “I’d never be as shallow and vapid as those other Twelve.” Of course we never say it.  “Who, me?  Oh, my, no!  No way–I’m no different than the disciples.”  Wide-eyed.  Hand in the air.  Leaking humility from every other pore. Let’s be real.  How do you suppose the Twelve Lads got started down … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/9/16: JUST A LITTLE REASSURANCE

“Daddy?” “Yes, son?” “Can I have a drink of water?” Third rescue mission so far tonight.  He was exhausted from handling an increased work load because the company had to lay off two more necessary employees.  Four year olds don’t get the finer points of such things, however.  He could tell his son was bugged … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/25/16: WHY NOT TAKE ALL OF ME?

They weren’t asking him because they wanted to be informed. An expert has been defined as ” ‘ex’ means ‘has been’, and ‘spurt’ is a big drip under pressure”.  I’d have included a Sarcasm Alert, but that definition is a little too close to the truth to laugh off. Don’t you love ‘experts’ who only converse within … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/13/16: EVERYBODY’S A CRITIC

“It was as if each person was a priest, and they were all healing one another. The God-talk was honest and experience-based, not “belief”-based. There was no hesitancy for each person to describe their history of failure and recovery–or death and resurrection, if you prefer Christian vocabulary. . . . The entrance requirement for an … Continue reading »

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