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Author Archives: 2nd Cup of Coffee

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 2nd Cup for Valentines Day ’20: THE FIRST TIME I HELD HER HEART

My Valentine and I have been holding hearts for over 45 years, and we’ve managed it in the same way any of us walk with Jesus: by grace and through faith. It has been neither simple nor easy. We’ve literally known each other all our lives, so we sort of knew what we were getting. … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 1/29/2020: WHAT’S THE STORY ON LOVE?

I originally came across this great little story in August of 2007.  Approaching Valentines Day, it seems to me with the national psyche and popular culture at its current state, it’s time to revisit the subject. I want to share it and some time-modified comments with you as Valentine’s Day 2020 approaches.  Please–read on. . … Continue reading »

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A Sunday 2nd Cup for 1/26/2020: THE WONDERFUL LAND OF WILLBE

What you’re experiencing right now is the residual effect of your past thinking. Memories, past events, old relationships, and especially your own thoughts regarding them all? They’re influencing where you are right here, right now, today. It’s not the things. It’s your thoughts about them that are driving you. Or holding you back. What determines … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 1/24/2020: THE ME I NEED TO BE TODAY

Recurring things get my attention. I often have Pandora’s ‘Relaxation Radio’ playing softly in the background while working here at my desk. One piece I always enjoy is a smooth, thoughtful accoustic guitar styling of ‘Let It Be Me’. At some point I must’ve hit the ‘thumbs-up’ icon, because it’s a rare week I don’t … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup Hash: LITTLE O’ THIS, LITTLE O’ THAT, & STIR – 1/21/2020

“Time to create,” said his heart. “It’s about time,” replied his soul. Why I write: because creating something that didn’t exist before is as close to magic as I’ll ever get. I wander through fiction to find the truth. Sometimes you can’t calm the storm, so it’s best to stop trying. What you can do … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee: 17 WORDS THAT WILL ALWAYS SERVE YOU WELL – 1/21/2020

The 17 words? Prepare Care Believe Forgive Change Risk Choose Relax Listen Pray Persist Smile Focus Act Trust Accept Wait Think about each word as it relates to you, to your present situation. Each one carries a lot of meaning in your life. Oh, and there’s one more that’s pretty universal: Thank. Loving you, Dan

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The 2nd Cup You’ve Been Waitin’ For – 12/16/19

It read, “Make sure everyone in your boat is rowing and not drilling holes in the bottom.” Since almost this blog site’s birthing, I’ve had to wrestle with the hosting entity. I thought once I’d paid my dues, I could settle down and focus only on writing. The hosting folks would have my back. As … Continue reading »

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A December 2nd Cup for 12/1/19: ADVENTAGE JESUS

God sends His messages daily; all you have to do is watch and listen. We know from historical and Biblical record there was a time in the world when nobody wanted to hear it. God’s message, that is. People had gotten a taste of what living a no-boundaries, no-guilt life was like. They decided always … Continue reading »

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QTM for 11/29/19: YES, YOU DO

“Hey, you know that song?” “Hmmph?” “Sorry. That one, ah, Christmas song that says ‘I have no gift to bring’? That one?” “Sure. What about it?” “Well, I don’t.” My permanent sense of humor almost bit, but I heard no lightness or neutrality in his tone. It wasn’t a lure. He wasn’t being dark, not … Continue reading »

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A Thanksgiving 2nd Cup: SIGNS YOU OVERDID IT THIS THANKSGIVING

~ Paramedics need the Jaws of Life to extract you from the recliner. ~ You find grass stains on your butt after taking a walk, but you never sat down. ~ On your jog Friday morning, you set off three seismographs. ~ Giving end-of-year blood tests yields only turkey gravy. ~ You have 5 flat … Continue reading »

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