the daily friday 12-6-19

Which of these best describes your plans for the weekend?       Philippians 4:8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.…… Continue reading the daily friday 12-6-19

the daily purge 12-5-19

Oy! 12-5-19 is Day One when The Purging Lutheran finally gets down to clearing out my desk of all the fiddle and faddle which has gathered over time in the drawers. It’s understood there is always a reason why a person saves a circle of beads, crosses, and Christian body decor. Oh, and earbuds. Apple…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-5-19

the daily purge 12-4-19

It has been years since The Purging Lutheran read this book. Malcolm is a pretty cool guy. Blink is an earlier book of his which explains how we make quick judgments on the the things we see and read. The best I remember we take about 7/10ths of a second to decide if we like…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-4-19

the daily scat 12-3-19

Definition of caterwaul intransitive verb 1: to make a harsh cry 2: to protest or complain noisily Colossians 3:15-17 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have…… Continue reading the daily scat 12-3-19

the view from the pew (holy cross) 12-1-19

Sunday 10:45 service, Pastor Perryman preaching, Pastor McClean offering Communion. We sang the following hymns … ”O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (opening) ”Behold, a Branch is Growing” (sermon) ”What Hope! An Eden Prophesied” (offering) ”Savior of the Nations Come” (communion) ”Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring” (communion) ”Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying” ”Hark the Glad…… Continue reading the view from the pew (holy cross) 12-1-19

the daily reflection 11-29-19

How sin sees itself. 1 Corinthians 13:12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as…… Continue reading the daily reflection 11-29-19

the daily wishbone 11-28-19

The donkey and Death stared at each other wondering what the other was doing in Italy. 2 Kings 13:20-21 20-21 Then Elisha died and they buried him. Some time later, raiding bands of Moabites, as they often did, invaded the country. One day, some men were burying a man and spotted the raiders. They threw the…… Continue reading the daily wishbone 11-28-19