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Tagged With: Quiet time

QTM for 4/11/18: 4 STEPS TO REAL, LIVE QUIET TIME OF YOUR OWN!

“What?” “Nothin’.”      “No, really.  I’ve been blathering on as if.  Shutting up now, and listening.  Can you help me understand what’s troubling you?” After a few seminal seconds, packed with meaning like a loaded baked potato, the startling answer came. “I, uh, don’t know how to do quiet time.  I-un even know for sure … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/2/17: SHAPED MOMENTS

I grew up singing it:  “Take time to be ho—-ly . . .”   I remember thinking, “Aw, MAN–this is taking forever!”  As an angelic-faced kid, I’d glance down to see how many more verses of this torture would be inflicted. via GIPHY          As an irascible adult, I’m painfully aware it’s now necessary to make time … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/22/17: THE PASSWORD TO MY CIRCLE OF QUIET

Psalm 94:12-13, 18-19 puts it like this:  “Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble . . . When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/2/17: PICK THAT UP!

“You can’t clean up everyone else’s mess.” That’s it?  God, we walk like this almost every weekday morning.  You know I’m expecting to hear something fresh and stimulating to think and write about today.  You know–“The Voice of God” and like that. We were almost halfway around Harrison Park when You called today’s audible.  I … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 5/4/17: THE #1 WAY NOT TO START YOUR DAY

“Don’t go out into the world with an empty soul”  It stopped me.  Grab some coffee and walk with me . . . You don’t barge into a random home unannounced. take off on a road trip with a gallon in the tank. jump and go “HARARR!” at somebody’s big dog. put a sign in your yard reading, “DUMP ALL … 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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100-Word Stroll for 3/20/17: SPRING ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE

“Spring has sprung, the grass is riz; I wonder where all them flars is.” I learned that little goofy poem from my brother years ago.  It’s still as silly as always.  And I still let no Spring sneak past without reciting it. I woke up in the predawn darkness thinking, “This is for the birds.” Literally. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/19/17: SHOWER THOUGHTS

It doesn’t much matter where your ‘thinking spot’ is.  Wherever it is, be prepared to listen and remember.  It’s possible you may not have a pad and pen handy. My thinking spot is most often the shower.  It’s a little hard to write anything down in there.  I happen to have a rather large mirror … Continue reading »

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