Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

No Truer Words

Thank you, Dr. King, for speaking truth into our lives, both then and now. For those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds striving to live together, there are no truer words. All hands on deck! ∴

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God’s Factory Recall

Factory recalls from product makers are common, and should never be ignored. Avoiding them can produce adverse and sometimes devastating consequences. It seems we too have received multiple recall notices from our Maker (due, in this case, not to design … Continue reading

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Thinky Stuff

I love smart-funny stuff, and so-dumb-it’s-clever stuff, and “oo, I didn’t see that coming” stuff, and… Come to think of it, I like most thinky stuff. So, here’s a gift for your brain (and heart). Have a thinky weekend! Click … Continue reading

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The True Tale of Toby the Turtle

My Real Memoir Shortly after the legendary Fat Cat incident, our neighbors matched it with an equally outrageous one involving their beloved Toby the Turtle. Odd pet? Hardly. Half the kids I knew had tiny pet turtles living in plastic lagoons … Continue reading

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Give Up Yourself

“Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with … Continue reading

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My Biggest Hits of 2021

Forget the Oscars or the Grammys! Here’s the “Best” list you’ve really been waiting for: My Most Read and Liked Posts of 2021! Please, hold your applause. No, seriously, I’m not that self-centered (why are you looking at me that way?). … Continue reading

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Branching Out

Image courtesy of pexels.com My Featured Blogger this week is Kate Duff of A Thousand Bits of Paper. Australian writer and poet Kate covers a wide range of topics, both articulately and compellingly. But beneath all of her writing is … Continue reading

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Notes to Self at the Start of 2022

You’re still alive–there’s a reason for that. Get to it! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time.” ~Paul McCartney (“It can’t get much worse.” ~John Lennon) “Thank u, next.” ~Ariana Grande “Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Photo by Andy Carne “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 Happy new beginnings! †

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How Will We Remember 2021?

Most years don’t develop a “brand” until people have had a while to look back on them. Some are marked by positive events: 1945 (the end of World War II), 1964 (the Civil Rights Act and music –“the British Invasion”), … Continue reading

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