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Tagged With: Writing

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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QTMs for 4/19/17: WORDS ON THE CREASED PAGE

Titles need to reach out and grab you. Either they need to be jazzed-cool enough so you feel awkward if you don’t read after them.  Or they need to be so pointed, even edgy, that they sink puppy teeth into your thoughts. You’re still reading, so this one must be just weird enough that it … 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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QTMs for 3/13/17: I’M SURE GLAD YOU’RE THERE

“What do you do?” “I’m a writer.” “Oh-h-h…”  (Glancing at the ever-present cell phone) : “Wow, would you look at the time.  Gotta run.  Catch ya later, okay?” Writers are always jotting ideas and thoughts down in something – in my case, usually a notebook.  Anything can trigger an idea for writing seeds.  Snippets of conversation.  Billboards.  TV commercials.  Sermons.  … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 10/19/16: TIME-SHARE TOMBS & LED GRAVESTONES

“You just had to go there?  The whole Halloween shtick?” I’m a writer.  I find inspiration in just about everything.  I’m ghoul that way. “Ho-kay.  What’s bubbling over in your mind this time?” Why, thank you for asking.  Why, um–why did Isaiah stipulate a borrowed tomb (53:9)?  All four gospels affirm it.  Matthew says Joe of … Continue reading »

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R.I.P., FAITHFUL GE FRIEND

I bring you sad news:  my venerable GE coffeemaker that began this amazing journey of sudden trauma, grace-charged healing and the new world of writing perked its last drop yesterday. Life must go on.  A new Black + Decker now sets in the old GE’s familiar spot.  Not the same. One of you already caught on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/9/16: THIS DAY BELONGS TO ME!

I can do anything with today I choose because it’s mine.  I have an exclusive on today.  I own it. I can spend these next 18 hours any way I want.  It’s up to me.  God has the ability to force events and encounters in my life today that can shape what I do.  What He … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/21/16: I DIDN’T COME THIS FAR TO JUST COME THIS FAR

Don’t you just love people who look at the part of you most visible to them, and decide from that partial view that they know you – and set out to direct your living from then on?  And isn’t it telling that the majority of them tend to have made a spectacular hash of their own lives? We … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/18/16: A “Hole-In-The-Soul” Cost

When you want something so fervently that you’ll destroy a close friend’s reputation to get it, you can’t afford it. Are you willing to do anything to win, to get your way, to cover up, bluster, gossip or lie your way out of or beyond your words and actions?  That disqualifies you.   In the South … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/28/16: Hey, Everybody–WHAT IF THE BIBLE’S RIGHT?

I thought, “Nah.  That’s just some creative soul taking liberties and making it sound as if. . .”  Writers do that.  Right?  Take a basic idea and put flesh and bones on the skeleton and give it a life? Sure.  We do that all the time.  Good writers draw you away into an alternate reality, a … Continue reading »

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