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Inspirational

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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A Saturday 2nd Cup of Coffee for 2/27/21: TOENAILS IN MY COFFEE

Avid coffee lovers will instantly get this title. For those less discerning, I’ll explain as I wrap up this post. Time and effort can get you anything you want, but nothing will bring you more Time. The best way I know to make something worthwhile, tremendous, and positive to happen is to ignore self and … Continue reading »

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A Valentines Day 2nd Cup of Coffee: HALFHEARTED

Whose brilliant idea was it to give me today off, anyway?  Nothing different about today, right?  At least I can get out of town and maybe see something different.  Keys?  License.  Coffee money.  Yeah . . . My attitude could ride a skateboard under a snake without tickling it.  The snake, not the skateboard.  Skateboards don’t feel.  … Continue reading »

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Time Trials, 2/2/21 – WELL, SEE, IT ALL STARTED WHEN . . .

If you don’t believe in miracles, I hope by the time you’re done reading this you will. That’s what happened to me.  A full-blown, turbocharged miracle snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking, made a believer out of me, and changed my entire life.  I’m praying my account of what happened, and what continues to … Continue reading »

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A 2nd Cup of Coffee for 1/22/21: THE KIND OF FRIEND YOU WANT TO BE ALLOWED TO BE

Friends are who they are, not who you’d rather they be. It takes time and patience to grow a real friendship. Our cultural ‘Now’ is impatience: microwave this or that, irritated because Facebook or other social media don’t appear in eye’s blink . . . Instant everything, right? It should be no surprise, then, we … Continue reading »

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A January 13, 2021 2nd Cup: “BUT, BUT THERE’LL BE PUSHBACK!”

This, from a once-in-awhile 2nd Cupper, troubled over the task before American Christians in 2021. These responses could easily be from an individual, a group, or a generation. For that reason, there are no identifying features. Shh-hh… We join the conversation in progress . . . Well, of course there will. Of course you’ll be … Continue reading »

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