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2nd Cup for 8/13/17: THE TOUGH OLD BIRDS OF WINTER

I want to be remembered as one of the tough old birds of winter. I love Spring and Summer, don’t misunderstand.  There’s always a raucous surround-sound din of The Bird Choir from all points of the compass.  No matter the weather, or what kind of day I’m having, The Bird Choir’s always in full voice. It takes … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/19/17: BBAR!

I woke up this morning. I breathed freely, got up without pain, did all the morning things without thinking about it.  I’m walking, seeing, hearing, thinking.  I’m eating a hearty breakfast – and enjoying fresh, hot joe – as I write, able to absorb enough to remain in what is for me normal good health. I … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 10/21/16: BELIEVING’S EASY WHEN YOU CAN SEE IT & YOU’RE AHEAD

If they told you there’s no hope, would you keep believing? No–really.  Think about it. If they said there’s no hope and you’re a fool, a dreamer, to think otherwise, would you hold on and believe anyway? I’ve read many an account of men and women who pressed on, persevering through grinding challenges and spectacular … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 9/11/16: GRITTY FAITH

“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – from the movie, American Gangster “True prayer is measured by weight, not by length.” – C. H. Spurgeon Nobody on the top floors of the North tower had a lot of time to pray.  Some of Earth’s most pungent, spirit-packed cries for … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/31/16, Supplemental: 20 PUSH-UPS LATER . . . #NEVEROLD

I am 64 on my next birthday, less than a month from now. I lightly work out two to three times a week at my age because I am focused on staying as active, strong and in shape as possible. I want to be able to still be working out at 74, 84 and . . … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/29/16: THREE WAYS TO GUARANTEE YOU’RE A SUCCESS

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. ~ Denis Diderot Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. ~ Robert Strauss Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/11/16: POPULARITY COMES WITH A PRICE TAG

Moral compass?  Decency?  Telling myself, “NO” when wanting something right now?  Christian witness?  Conservative core values?  Individual resolve?  Willingness to be unpopular?  To stand alone? “Who?  Me?”  Yeah.  You. This is a challenge. Think of The Three Hebrew Amigos – Shadrach and his two buds.  Daniel 3.  You know the story. Does anyone know the … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: PROVE YOUR SAY BY WHAT YOU DO

“You are what you deliver, not what you promise.”  That was Donald Trump. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”  That was Vince Lombardi. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”  That was Jesus (Luke 12:48). Don and Vince must’ve paid attention.  I need … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/7/16: BIG DADDY IS DEFINITELY WATCHING YOU

The Police: Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you Every single day and every word you say Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you I’ll be watching you Every breath you take and every move you … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/11/16: OKAY, JESUS – WHAT’S WITH THAT? – PART II

If you’re one of those impatient, self-important types who thinks your time is too valuable to go back and read Part 1, believing yourself bright enough to know what I’ve written leading up to this point, you shouldn’t be reading this in the first place.  Go away.  This will do you no good.   I … Continue reading »

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