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Tagged With: Time

2nd Cup of Coffee, 9/30/2020: AFTER ALL, IT’S ONLY A NUMBER.

If we knew how important each year would be, we’d spend more time appreciating them. Happy 110th birthday, Mom. I’ve no idea how (or if) Earthside birthdays are celebrated There. I know you were always telling me how ecstatic you were when at 42, Doc Wilder in Umatilla, OR told you I was going to … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/1/19: REMEMBER ‘CAT’S IN THE CRADLE’?

She sat in IHOP, ignoring the most precious things in her life. A young mom, she’d brought her two daughters, Sevenish and Threeish, to sit eating all-you-can-eat pancakes, while she hunched over her phone, 13 or so inches in front of her face, with Someone Somewhere else. The girls knew. Their occasional tentative “Mommy?”s were … Continue reading »

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200-Word Stroll for 9/29/17: STEALING Your STEEL

Dutch Sheets once said, “A lack of endurance is one of the greatest causes of defeat, especially in prayer. We don’t wait well. We’re into microwaving; God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.” Exactly. Wait ten minutes before reading on. No.  Do it.  Invest 10 precious minutes of your life.  Pray.  Think.  Ponder.  Love.  Dream.  Most … Continue reading »

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Today is the day where EVERYTHING changes if you want it to. There won’t be any perfect day in the future.  Today is the perfect day–if you’re willing to use it. If you want it bad enough, what seems impossible up to now will one day become your warmup. “Strength isn’t given to you or … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/17/17: NO TIME LIKE NOW.

There is no such thing as wasting Time.  We each invest our priceless moments as we’ve decided to do.  Once spent, they return back to God’s Timeless Eternity.  Time was created from that Eternity to school you and I.  It’s our proving ground.  As such, we’re never merely wasting it.  One way or the other, we’re … Continue reading »

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“You shouldn’t talk about Mom that way!” That elicited a half-lidded, right-eyebrow-cocked, head-slightly-canted, lip-quirked stare – you know, the soundless equivalent of, “Really?  You went there?” Everyone knew better, since we were standing in my garage next to our little red convertible SVT Cobra Mustang.  We engaged in the usual parent-child-sibling verbal Ping-Pong, laughed and then repeated that sacred … Continue reading »

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