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Monthly Archives: March 2013

1,980 Years Ago This Weekend

Good morning. British novelist Charlotte Bronte once wrote, “The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master–something that at times strangely wills and works for itself.” Being a Christian, I believe that gift’s Master to be the very One who gives it.  Basis?  Sure.  “What makes you better … Continue reading »

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The motion-sensing doorbell smoothly merged with his ambling thoughts . . . “NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH-NUHNUH:  BATMAN!!!“ Perhaps the mail coupon from Spencer Gifts wasn’t such a great idea.  To be fair, the ad did read that the unit would sound just like the theme from the Adam West-Burt Ward 1960s hit series.  Especially the BAM!!!  POW!!!   … Continue reading »

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Gabe, Mike & Them Chase Lounges

As I understand it, here’s the way it all went down. . . . They were relaxing on two of the custom-built chase lounges in the Always-Ready Room.  Alert duty was just a way of life for Mike and Gabe.  From where the lounges were situated, the two veterans could oversee all the vastness of … Continue reading »

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When a person says, “Trust me” how do you react? Shields up, phasers on STUN guys’ hands sort of slide back into defensive position over wallet gals pull purses into protective mode eyebrows up, eyelids at half-mast “You probably don’t wanna know what happened to the last one said that to me.” Life gets gritty, … Continue reading »

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ON BEING A FRIEND Be a friend even when others don’t want to let you. Be a friend even when things others do fret you. For friendship is one of God’s noblest gifts When you’re really down, it really lifts To the end, be a friend, and watch what it’ll get you. Daniel Boone © A … Continue reading »

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but it pays . . .

BUT IT PAYS. . .   It is hard To forget To apologize To save money To be unselfish To avoid mistakes To keep out of a rut To begin all over again To make the best of all things To keep your temper at all times To think first and act afterwards To maintain … Continue reading »

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Hey, gang- Read this aloud to yourself:   I’M SPECIAL I’m special.  In all the world there’s nobody like me.  Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me.  Nobody has my smile.  Nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hair, my hands, my voice. I’m special. No one can be … Continue reading »

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It’ll Cost Ya

He could’ve oiled that hinge.  There were times the upper-register screeeeeee got on his nerves.  Then again, it was much more cost effective than replacing the defunct ringer just outside his door.  Studies have shown that squeeky hinges work just as well as doorbells. Like now. He was lost somewhere Out There in thought, letting … Continue reading »

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Could You Use A Little COURAGE?

  Hi, gangSome days there seems to be a theme in the things you read, almost as if your mind and heart are being escorted by the Spirit down a particular gallery of thought. You’ve found yourself pinned by tough circumstances, life experiences that seem to have a submission hold on your soul.  We all … Continue reading »

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