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Tagged With: prayer

2nd Cup of Coffee, Nov. 1, 2017: MERE COINCIDENCE? NOPE.

The longer I walk with God, the less I believe in coincidence. There was yet another misguided jihadist’s attack in New York yesterday.  This devotional from FiveStarMan was in this morning’s mail.  I found it solid, timely counsel and pass it along. Don’t Curse God When Tragedy Strikes PROVERBS 1:27 When your panic comes as a storm … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/13/17: THE TOUGH OLD BIRDS OF WINTER

I want to be remembered as one of the tough old birds of winter. I love Spring and Summer, don’t misunderstand.  There’s always a raucous surround-sound din of The Bird Choir from all points of the compass.  No matter the weather, or what kind of day I’m having, The Bird Choir’s always in full voice. It takes … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 5/31/17: IN THE GAP

“I’d pray more but I don’t know what to pray about.”  I get that.  Top off your cup and walk with me . . . A long time ago, someone told me, “Pray the news.”  Even then, I paid scant heed to regular news, knowing it would all be off the port wing.  Yet as … Continue reading »

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300-Word Stroll, 5/19/17: I’D BE DELIGHTED IF I KNEW HOW

I hope you read the passages in Psalm 37 and Proverbs 3 I mentioned a few days ago.  This will make more sense.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . 37:4 reads, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” That’s not a BofH credit … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 2/12/17: “OKAY, GOD–WHAT GIVES?”

“Why me, Lord?”  If you’ve ever asked that, this is for you. I know, right?  Your mind darted back to Kris Kristofferson’s song, too.  When it first came out, I confess I had curly-lip.  “Lord, help me, Jesus . . .” That was before I came a breath or two from dying a few times.  … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 5/8/17: YOUR HEART’S LEAKING

Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face . . . but those that flow from the heart and cover the soul. —unknown God sees and knows your tears, my friend, especially when you’re dry-eyed and doing a fair job of hiding them.  There are a few intuitive individuals … Continue reading »

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BLEEDING ON ONE’S NOTEBOOK: “IT HURTS.”

Waiting on God is not for weanies. No personal, private details.  Most are just curious. At present, we are living on my disability and my wife’s unemployment.  Two months ago, her boss gave her the grim news:  the company let 18 people go.  Though the CFO had personally promised otherwise, she was one. They were moving … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/25/17: ASPIRING TO BE TIRED.

I never thought I’d consider looking up toward ‘tired’ a blessing.  A couple of you reading this know what I mean.  Grab your coffee and . . .  Here.  Sit down with me. ‘Morning Rhythms’ is a concept I embrace.  Part of mine is to open my arms, raise my open hands, and ask God, “Of all the … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 4/17/17: THE LOST ART OF ____________

The person who won’t think is worse than the one who can’t.  One who for some reason cannot think has no choice.  But one who can think but decides not to? You’re with me.  The ability to reason, like anything else, can atrophy from disuse.  Know anybody whose thoughts and opinions are the same year … Continue reading »

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Time Trials, 3/21/17: IT WAS NOT PRETTY

“. . . so I start down the path.” The phrase from a dear friend’s message caught my eye.  As I reread it, I thought, Isn’t that how a lot of things in this life begin? You’d think writing about my unusual story of healing would be a joy-filled, swift thing.  Simple.  Bite or two of cake.  Nothing to … Continue reading »

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