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Tagged With: The Bible

2nd Cup for 5/15/17: 3 SURE-FIRE WAYS TO BE SELF-CONTROLLED

The only way to be self-controlled is to choose the right controller. “Okay, wait.  Isn’t that double-talk?” Nope, though it sounds like it.  You and I were created to follow something or someone.  That’s the way God put it – and us – together. “What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/5/17: THE LOVE THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY

“In the beginning . . .”  Uh-hunh.  You knew the rest of it.  Even if you’re not real religious, you could finish that sentence.  Okay, there might be a couple of exceptions.  Keep up.  Let’s try another one. “God so loved the world that . . .”  Whoomp!  There it is!  John 3:16. Nothing you … 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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QTMs for 4/22/17: WAIT, THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE—–

That’s the point.  I use “The Message” version of the Bible mostly because it’s so readable.  Some have been curious, so I’m including some of it today without editorial comment. Yes, I went there.  “Without editorial comment.”   A DAVID PSALM – 62 “God, the one and only —–  I’ll wait as long as he … 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 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 6/16/16: OH, YES, HE DOES!

God must be amused at those who say He doesn’t exist; or, if existing, isn’t really, you know, GOD.  Doesn’t do stuff the Bible says He does. One of you sent me this last week.  I asked permission to remove names and pass this story on, for I believe we all can use some reassurance … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/10/16: OKAY, JESUS – WHAT’S WITH THAT?

The Gospels tell that You were always going off someplace to pray.  Conference center.  Coffee shop.  Private retreat. Mountain cabin.  Peter’s RV.  Solitude and relative quiet was what You were after.  You were – are – a praying kind of guy. So we, through Peter and John and the lads, asked you to teach us … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/20/16: WHAT IF . . .

Maybe imperfection is perfection in disguise. We all know that Adam and Mrs. Adam were the sum total of perfect humanity, in our recorded history.  Two. And since neither you nor I are one of those two, a couple of things seem equally counterproductive: using perfectionism to excuse doing little or nothing to excel in … 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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