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“It is what it isn’t.” When your spirit speaks up in a matter-of-fact, no-nonsense tone reminiscent of your mom?  You know–Motherus Prime?  You listen.  Closely. To listen means to shut it.  I did.  Then I repeated it back. “It is what it isn’t?”  My spirit’s nod and baleful stare reminded me of a high school typing … Continue reading »

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The only way to be self-controlled is to choose the right controller. “Okay, wait.  Isn’t that double-talk?” Nope, though it sounds like it.  You and I were created to follow something or someone.  That’s the way God put it – and us – together. “What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/14/17: WHAT ABOUT THE REST?

Escaping all crowds is impossible.  Thinking like them, however, is your own choice.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . The crowd included cynics who’d been watching and listening all their lives to the roiling, foaming surf of Jewish politics and Roman oppression. cool, sophisticated, professional Christ-followers whose subdermal faith could be equally at … Continue reading »

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Time Trials, 3/21/17: IT WAS NOT PRETTY

“. . . so I start down the path.” The phrase from a dear friend’s message caught my eye.  As I reread it, I thought, Isn’t that how a lot of things in this life begin? You’d think writing about my unusual story of healing would be a joy-filled, swift thing.  Simple.  Bite or two of cake.  Nothing to … Continue reading »

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300-Word Stroll, 1/1/17: A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME

Yes, really. I was on morning-auto, filling the coffeemaker reservoir.  As I turned off the faucet I heard a high-pitched sound.  I dialed up my ears, and—sure enough.  A lone cardinal was singing full-voice.  Cheery.  Bright.  Joy-filled.  The longer I stood listening, the louder it sang. Morning-auto.  Doing The Things, mind in standby, thinking ’16 … Continue reading »

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Labor Day Trivia: JUST CURIOUS, BUT. . .

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America? It’s worth thinking about. © D. Dean Boone, Labor Day 2015

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