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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.

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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2nd Cup Christmas: NOT-SO-GREAT GIFT IDEAS for KIDS, 12/15/21

THE GIFTS NOT WANTED ~ The Duncan Yo — Goes down, never comes back. Teaches children about warranties. ~ 5,200 Pick Up — a jumbo deck of cards that lets kids play a larger version of their favorite game. ~ Super Soaker 9000: For use on those hard to reach targets; NFL referees, low flying … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings: 2nd Cup of Coffee for 12/14/21

“This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in … Continue reading »

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A Short 2nd Cup: MAKE IT LAST, LORD. 12/9/2021

The phrase from Psalm 90:17 put a hand on my arm and stopped me: “Establish the work of our hands . . .” There’s always a reason for that, so I laid everything else aside, refilled my cup, and settled down to learn whatever God wanted me to grab onto. “Establish the work of our … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 11/29/21: MAKING IT ALL BETTER

It takes no real talent to tear something or someone down, nor does it take very much time. Anyone can do it. Yet to create something – someone – new takes planning, thought, desire, an eye for detail, and a willing heart. Few do that. I’ve a classmate friend who does that. She sees design, … Continue reading »

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A THANKSLIVING 2nd CUP – 11/25/21

Being thankful is a choice, and the degree to which you experience gratitude depends on that which most occupies your mind and spirit. I know you’ve been around whiney types whose attitude seems stuck on NEGATIVE and BACKWARD. It matters little how blessed they’ve been because they don’t see it; you can but they’re blind. … Continue reading »

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SO THIS GUY WALKED INTO A BAR… 2nd Cup of Coffee for 11/23/21

A few years back I wrote this short devotional thought . . . “You’ve spent a lot of time paying little attention to me and who I really am. You’ve been trying instead to force me into being someone you’ve decided in your own mind I should be. I am me, not your notion of … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup Lives Again! 11/21/2021

Good Sunday morning to you, my friends. This site, along with virtually everything else on the planet, has been violated, turned upside-down, and otherwise bothered and bewildered until my hosting entity, SiteGround, was forced to sideline it until we could ferret out the issues. The great news is that this blogsite is back, and unless … Continue reading »

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An Easter weekend 2nd Cup of Coffee, 4/3/2021: “RESURRECTION? THAT WOULD BE ME.”

“Y’know, if you’d done it the way I had it planned out in my script—-“ Unless you’re Biblically challenged, you know the whole Mary and Martha saga when it seemed like Jesus carelessly hung fire until their brother, Lazarus, died. The two sisters were messed up, each in their own way, at this close family … Continue reading »

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