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Tagged With: persistence

2nd Cup PSA for 10/12/17: I REALLY DO PUNCTUATE AND DIVIDE

What you’re seeing published on Facebook is not appearing as I’ve typed it.   Whether something glitchy on WordPress’s writing page, or a FB quirk, the articles I work diligently to make readable are seemingly coming to you crammed together as if I were a fledgling writer.  For that I’m sorry.   What I write means more … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/10/17: WHADDYA MEAN, “THERE IS NO TRY”?

The first thing to try when all else fails is again. REMEMBER WHO’S ALWAYS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER.  Jeremiah 29:11 has been abused by those trying to cram its sweep and majesty into paltry, Earthbound ambitions.  Snipping that single verse out of the rich tapestry of the chapter is like popular media copying a single … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 5/2/17: 2 WAYS TO DEFEAT The SPIN CYCLE

You’re in the basement replacing a lightbulb.  You look out the window and notice the sprinkler’s still on.  While out turning the sprinkler off you see you left the mower out . . .  “In the spin—”  Pour yourself a refill and walk with me . . . “There’s a lot of stuff going on.”  Do tell.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 4/4/17: BETTER THAN AVERAGE

In this morning’s devotion:  Champions do daily what average men do occasionally.  That got me thinking.  I’m not the best at anything.  I loved Air Force radar work and consistently earned Combat Crew badges, yet washed out of the FAA academy.  I did my best as a pastor, loved preaching and teaching, yet repeatedly wound … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/6/17: 3 THINGS TO CHANGE TO MAKE 2017 YOUR GROOVE

Anyone who tries telling you that  giving them $29.95 to buy this system or that book or this software or bow three times toward Des Moines needs to happen before you can start being a success and excel is lying to you. Take what you have and create what you want. This is fact, even if they … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 10/27/16: IF IT WAS EASY, ANYBODY COULD DO IT

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” I hate physical limitations.  I like less being told I can’t do something.  Young twerps getting air time just by sitting on their afts whining really grind my gears.  Older ones, even more. You’ve heard it:  “NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY.  THEY SAID IT … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 9/29/16: TIMED FLIES

I sat watching flies.  It later seemed obvious they were also observing me.  Or, more to the point, my food and drink.  Flies aren’t choosy. If one has a thirsty and inquisitive mind there’s no limit to what one can learn.  Nor from whence. What held my attention was their singularity of purpose.  The flowchart … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/31/16, Supplemental: 20 PUSH-UPS LATER . . . #NEVEROLD

I am 64 on my next birthday, less than a month from now. I lightly work out two to three times a week at my age because I am focused on staying as active, strong and in shape as possible. I want to be able to still be working out at 74, 84 and . . … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/29/16: THREE WAYS TO GUARANTEE YOU’RE A SUCCESS

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. ~ Denis Diderot Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. ~ Robert Strauss Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/18/16: I JUST DON’T WANT TO

I don’t feel like writing today. I’m in a foul mood.  I’m exhausted and it’s not yet noon.  What I’m doing is immaterial; I could do nothing and still be worn out, which is why I keep doing something rather than nothing. My DNA is noncompliant with doing nothing, especially when there’s so much something … Continue reading »

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