the daily purge 9-21-18

Yargh! What stones be these? Are these healing stones, hottened over a mild flame and placed over various spots of the human body to induce healing? Nah. Are these The Rolling Stones, 1960’s icons whose bodies have had their worldly essences removed and what remain are their talents encased in glass and prepared to be…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-21-18

the daily purge 9-20-18

Wire is what you want to you use when hooking your dining room chandelier to Big Voltage, located somewhere in ‘out there’, Indiana. For reasons unknown, The Purging Lutheran saved these extra wires and chains after we installed a hangin’ light over the dinner table sev’ral years ago. What was I going to do with them?…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-20-18

the daily purge 9-19-18

My Sweet Rib is traveling to the fatherland*, Amsterdam, and Iceland for ten days, due home this Sunday. So The Purging Lutheran is grumpy. It’s hot and gunky here in Central Indiana. The pets are hanging on to me like Christmas ornaments. Complain. Complain. Complain. So what’s the lower-case ‘good news’? When I find out…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-19-18

the daily purge 9-18-18

The Purging Lutheran’s set of four – TPL, My Sweet Rib, The Lad, and Our Marta go through cell phones like cr.. … uh, … well, a LOT! That’s for sure!  MSR is constantly upgrading her phones and I take her phone-me-downs while mine go in my desk drawer to gather a DNA record of…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-18-18

the daily purge 9-17-18

Oh, sure it looks like a Blackberry but it doesn’t say ‘Blackberry’. It’s a Samsung but not as in ‘Sam sung a song singing like a sinner’. No, not like that at all. As a matter of Wiki, Samsung’s founder said the word means “tri-star” or “three stars”. The word “three” represents something “big, numerous and…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-17-18

the view from the pew 9-15-18

Saturday service, Pastor McClean We had an extra, un-named guitar player helping Pastor and Paul this evening. The songs we sang were “Glorify Thy Name”, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, “More Precious Than Silver”, and “How Great Is Our God”. Thanks, guys! We read and responded to Psalm 31, not the entire psalm…… Continue reading the view from the pew 9-15-18

the daily purge 9-14-18

How long have you been a Christian? Months? Years? Decades? And in that time have you ever forgotten you are a Christian? The Purging Lutheran isn’t asking if you have ever behaved un-Christ-like or even left the Bible at your bedside unopened for weeks at a time. Now, you might call yourself a Christian but claim…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-14-18