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About 2nd Cup of Coffee

Dan has worked for the U.S. government in both civilian and military capacities; is an ordained minister, hospital chaplain, entrepreneur, speaker, writer and a survivor of several life-threatening events.

A Spring 2nd Cup: 8 FIGHTS YOU NEED TO PICK WITH YOUR KIDS – 4/20/22

G’morning; come on in. There’s fresh-brewed Cameron’s Jamaican Blend right there. Help yourself and have a seat. That’s Vince Ingala on sax in the background. Relax a bit with me; I’ve something to run past you. I recently read again parenting is the last refuge of the rank amateur. Anyone with two or more little … Continue reading »

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THE AYES OF MARCH: An Easter 2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/31/2022

We were singing, “And on the third at break of dawn the Son of Heaven rose again. O trampled death, where is your sting? The angels roar for Christ the King! O PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD! O PRAISE HIS NAME FOREVERMORE! FOR ENDLESS DAYS WE WILL SING YOUR PRAISE . . … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 2/26/22: WHO CRIES FOR UKRAINE?

That could be us. Ukraine happens to be under bold, brave, conservative leadership; and the Ukrainian people are solidly for maintaining their freedoms. They’ve been senselessly attacked by a much larger aggressor, “led” by a Soviet-style thug tyrant wanting to subject the people and nation of Ukraine to the same drab, lifeless, miserable existence they … Continue reading »

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Original story posted by 2nd Cup of Coffee on February 14, 2014 A Valentine’s Day 2nd Cup Story: I MISS THE YOU I NEVER HAD “More coffee?” He looked up from his reading.  “Sure.  Yes, please.  Your coffee is always so good.  And the second cup’s always better than the first.”  He smiled as he spoke, sliding … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee: QTMs for Saturday, 1/22/22

“QTMs” is shorthand for Quiet Time Musings. I spent several years publishing them each Monday morning, then stopped before they became boring. I’ll offer QTMs on Saturday mornings, where once I published a variety of stories, often featuring Granger and friends. You’ll just have to drop in for some java on a regular basis to … Continue reading »

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A Surprise After-Christmas Visit with Granger – 1/8/22

Good morning, 2nd Cup friend. It’s been awhile since Dan spent his early Saturday mornings writing into your life. He’s been making some worthwhile adjustments in his routine since he moved last June, and I had a little discretionary time this morning. I thought I’d spend it with you. Please–come on in.  I’m reasonably sure … Continue reading »

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2022 SUGGESTIONS: 2nd Cup of Coffee for 1/2/22

GIVE UNCONDITIONAL VALUE. What does that look like? To give unconditional value means: Have no expectation of a return. Give your best as of that moment. Leave the results in God’s hands. Keep at it. Stop letting ‘cost’ creep into your thinking. Every time it tries, envision yourself striding purposefully into your mind and spirit, … Continue reading »

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A Year’s End 2nd Cup: INCAPABLE OF RESTRAINT ~ 12/29/21

“. . . incapable of restraint.” That’s what was said of General George S. Patton. Could he have been chosen as Supreme Allied Commander during World War 2 if he’d been able to control his mouth and work on his abrasive personality? We’ll never know. Tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be … Continue reading »

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An End-Of-Year Thought: WHADDYA GOT FOR ’22? A 2nd Cup of Coffee for 12/27/21.

We’re all regrouping from the Christmas gathering. If social media are any indicator, wherever we all spent Christmas was crowded. Fun. Catching up. Now? The little kids are the only ones not worn out. As for the rest of us – if we’re not on the road and heading back home, we’re sleeping in. Yes … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 12/20/21: WHEN GOD’S HAD ENOUGH

It happened in Israel sometime before 561 B.C., but it could be happening here, reported on Newsmax or Epoch News at any moment. The nation’s people had again turned their backs on God. They had all the historical reports of the early prophets and knew better. They didn’t want to do better. As always happens, … Continue reading »

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