the daily purge 8-31-17

The Purging Lutheran takes a day off from Our Marta’s “Big Bin of Fashion Accessories”. Whew! How many articles about belts, purses and purses can one man write about? As many as needed but I see no reason to be a dern fool about it. While poking around underneath the downstairs bathroom sink I found…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-31-17

the daily purge 8-29-17

Kaden the Superpup (KSP) or also known as Mr. Teeth (MRT), has added his contribution to The Purging Lutheran’s daily donation to Goodwill or local trash heap. The red one was the front door rug and the other the back porch door rug. Know this about puppies – they need constant entertaining as does a…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-29-17

the daily purge 8-28-17

It is difficult for The Purging Lutheran to accept the idea that My Marta would wear an accesory which included gold lamé, a type of fabric interwoven with another fabric. Maybe this isn’t even a lamé. Elvis Presley sure knew how to wear gold lamé: “Thank ya, thank ya very much!” You’re very welcome, Elvis.…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-28-17

the view from the pew 8-26-17

Saturday service, 5:30 pm. Pastor’s lesson was based on the Gospel reading of Matthew 16:13-20 (posted below) In Jerusalem, Jesus’s disciples had remarked how The Temple was a tremendous place, built of massive stones. One such cut stone was 42′ long and weighed 570 tons. What place could be greater? Parts of The Temple in…… Continue reading the view from the pew 8-26-17

the daily purge 8-25-17

If kangaroos had ever developed opposable thumbs the purse, handbag and backpack industries would have been a yuge flop. Kangaroos are self-equipped with body pockets so they already have a place to put their car keys, lip sticks if they are a kangara, a six shooter if they’re a Stetson-wearing cowkang, mints, loose change, and…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-25-17

the daily purge 8-23-17

The Purging Lutheran is giving My Marta’s bag of purgeables a day off to focus on My Sweet Rib’s work backpack. MSR zipped and unzipped this backpack day after day (excluding weekends and vacation days) until the zipper’s teeth quit working together. Zipper fun fact: The word zipper is onomatopoetic, because it was named for the…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-23-17

the daily purge 8-22-17

This is a belt My Marta wore and is giving up. There are five of these guitar-shaped metal doodads attached to her belt. Two more terms on the other ‘dads are “The Brass Knuckles” and “Crazy Cowgirls”. Now that The Purging Lutheran has your interest no doubt you are itching to read some terms cowboys…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-22-17

the view from the pew 8-20-17

11:AM English sevice at Indpls. Latvian Church – Macitajs Lazdins Macitajs begins each service with a few announcements. They are usually prayer requests but are sometimes public announcements such as when and where the church picnic will be, when he’ll be out of town, those sort of things. Today he asked us to pray for…… Continue reading the view from the pew 8-20-17