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Encouragement

A Granger Story – 2nd Cup of Coffee, 2/8/19: THE GRANGER EFFECT – Chapter 3

Glennis I greeted him, and was surprised by a well-modulated voice somewhere in the second tenor, maybe baritone range. As I moved toward the chair he showed me, I glanced around his digs.  There was a delightful hodgepodge of things here and there, obviously mementos picked up from travel.  It was definitely a man’s room.  Yet … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 4/3/19: 6 TREMENDOUS WAYS TO MAKE ‘LITTLE THINGS’ INCREDIBLY BIG

“Somebody needs to do something!” We’ve all heard it and we’ve all said it.  All around you and me, social interaction has become antisocial, if not scarce.  It is hard to not notice how decency, good manners, courtesy, mutual respect, and public decorum have all but disappeared.  In their place, people routinely say and do … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee from TIME TRIALS, 3/14/19: A SHOWER’S NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT?

A shower ranks right in there with your broom and dustpan.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  EVery morning, and sometimes in the afternoon following sweaty work or exercise.  Boring.  Repetitive. Showering and getting presentable is part of a normal morning ritual, almost overlooked in its sameness.  Regular.  That makes you all the more curious why I’m writing … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/8/19: WHO THEN TELLS GOD?

i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this lif i still secretly thin i stil Okay.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 2/26/19: JUST KIDDING… and KIDDING… and . . .

Kidding is NOT for cowards nor the weak of knees.  Raising children has always been the reserve of rank amateurs; by the time we’ve kind of got a handle on it, we’re grandparents – and we have a whole new rulebook. Now, in a world seemingly overrun by ‘adult’ children, the task is all but … Continue reading »

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A Christmas 2018 2nd Cup: “LOVE’S PURE LIGHT . . . “

“LOVE’S PURE LIGHT. . . “ “. . . and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.” We either read it every year or listen as somebody else does. Old hat. “And they were sore afraid.” Big deal, right? You have no idea. That word “GLORY” needs some, ah, radiance … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 11/22/2018: I’LL HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF JOY

Joy’s a stubborn thing. It will go on eyeing God and believing for His best even when happiness has long since made tracks. I meant to write this Thanksgiving 2nd Cup two weeks ago.  I’d been mulling over what to include, what to leave untyped, and what to ignore altogether.  Then a flu virus struck.  I manned … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story – 2nd Cup of Coffee, 11/3/18: THE GRANGER EFFECT ~ Ch. 2

2 I sat sipping some great Ruta Maya medium roast and reflecting on the call I just got from Sparks.  And dabbing.  Somehow, a little of the coffee was spilled on the sleeve of my flannel shirt.  No idea how that might’ve happened.  However, the irregular blob of ochre brown, though complimentary to the barn … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story – 2nd Cup of Coffee, 10/20/18: THE GRANGER EFFECT

“Hey.” The young sheriff’s deputy raised his eyes from the emails he’d been impatiently clearing off his phone.  “Hello, Glennis.”  He knew the reporter hadn’t just happened across him.  They rarely did.  He waited. “I won’t insult you by saying I don’t mean to bother you.” Sparks eyed her for a few long seconds.  It … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 10/8/18: WHAT IF WE MADE “BEING GRATEFUL” JOB 1?

Happy people focus on what they have, and unhappy people focus on what’s missing.  Attitude makes the difference. I was sipping some great Costa Rica dark roast while culling countless memes for the few worth keeping.  Writers collect such.  I’ve been known to save a picture from someone’s email or a meme, and have it mysteriously … Continue reading »

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