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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
2nd Cup of Coffee, Nov. 1, 2017: MERE COINCIDENCE? NOPE.
The longer I walk with God, the less I believe in coincidence. There was yet another misguided jihadist’s attack in New York yesterday. This devotional from FiveStarMan was in this morning’s mail. I found it solid, timely counsel and pass it along. Don’t Curse God When Tragedy Strikes PROVERBS 1:27 When your panic comes as a storm … Continue reading
Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s, 10/13/16: I’M SIDING WITH GOD, HERE
I choose to believe the Bible’s version of things: not my favorite theoposition of things, but what God actually has to say about them and about us all. Faith’s enemies get louder and harsher in condemning ‘those evangelical conservatives’ as if staring in revulsion at crows chowing down on a roadkill rabbit’s three-day-old carcass. It happens every … Continue reading
QTMs for 6/10/16: OKAY, JESUS – WHAT’S WITH THAT?
The Gospels tell that You were always going off someplace to pray. Conference center. Coffee shop. Private retreat. Mountain cabin. Peter’s RV. Solitude and relative quiet was what You were after. You were – are – a praying kind of guy. So we, through Peter and John and the lads, asked you to teach us … Continue reading
QTMs for 4/25/16: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ‘REALLY’ TICK GOD OFF?
Tell Him he doesn’t know what He’s talking about. Seriously. That’ll do it. Make fun of His created order, of His rules for living, and of how He organized His Universe in general and our world in particular. Look God right in the eye and tell Him He’s an idiot. Better yet, lay this one on ‘im: … Continue reading
GRANGER: “WE REALLY FRIENDS?”
“Puh-CHEENG-g-g-g!” It struck me that the chooser of the Facebook private messaging sound had to be a morning person, an inveterate optimist. The high-pitched, cheery, sharp little sound easily overrode all the other chirps, boops, bips and Zedge’s stylized notifications. Couldn’t be ignored on a bet. It further struck me that the chooser would be virulently … Continue reading
Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 8/31/15: THE HAPPY WARRIOR
My eyes suddenly popped open in the way we all wake from time to time. Something had been occupying my subconscious that bubbled closer and closer to my mind’s surface until. . . here’s where you moisten your lips, form them to begin to say the letter ‘m’, and suddenly blow out. POP. I’m guessing it was the … Continue reading