the daily purge 1-31-18

Back in The Purging Lutheran’s early Christian days, the term What Would Jesus Do? was a popular question Christians would ask other Christians when faced with a dilemma. Q: Should I steal that llama from the neighbor’s yard? What would Jesus do? A: Mark 10:19 – “You know the commandments, ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery,…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-31-18

the daily purge 1-30-18

Why, it’s a maroon lightbulb. How did The Purging Lutheran even end up with a maroon lightbulb? I would never have bought one so how did it get here? It’s a question I often ask myself. David Byrne says it best in Talking Heads song, Once In A Lifetime: And you may find yourself Living…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-30-18

the daily purge 1-29-18

The Purging Lutheran offers up a table runner. It’s a hippie version of the well known table cloth (a cloth used to cover a table) used in many normal homes. It’s cousins are the doily for the fancy, well-to-do end table; the coaster for your sloppy, over-drinking uncle; the placemat for households with children wielding…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-29-18

the view from the pew 1-27-18

Finally, back home for a Saturday evening service, 5:30 PM, at Holy Cross Lutheran, Pastor McClean leading the way. Our praise songs were ably played and sung by Rita, Paul and Pastor. We sang “Son of God, Eternal Savior”; “Jesus, Name Above All Names”; “Spirit of the Living God”; “As the Deer”; and, lastly, “Shout…… Continue reading the view from the pew 1-27-18

the daily purge 1-26-18

Peteris the Great (PTG), my father, was a pack rat. Synonyms for pack rat are ‘accumulator’, ‘hoarder’, ‘saver’, ‘collector’ and ‘magpie’. Magpie? Magpie = a person who collects or hoards things, especially indiscriminately  Yes, PTG was a magpie. My father not only was a hoarder but he hoarded indiscriminately. Good golly, was he indiscriminate! He was a carpenter so you can use your imagination…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-26-18

the daily purge 1-25-18

Maybe if The Purging Lutheran quit serving tetanus loaf for dinner local healthcare costs might decline. No one has been sickened by my cooking recently but that doesn’t mean that flu bugs aren’t on the prowl waiting to devour your cells’ nuclei. My Sweet Rib is currently under minor medical care for a case of…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-25-18

the daily purge 1-24-18

Is there such a thing as round meat loaf? The Purging Lutheran doesn’t know why not? My Sweet Rib would disagree. Every food has its own shape. Meat loaf is a rectangle. A brownie is square. Elbow macaroni looks like an elbow. Spaghetti is long and thin. Pie is round. Square pie? Don’t make her…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-24-18

the daily purge 1-23-18

Why does rust grow on baking paraphernalia? Meatloaf pans seem to get hit the hardest. Is this pan a common source for lockjaw? Trismus is the word medical professionals use for lockjaw. By either name it is an unpleasant condition to have. It causes spasms in your jaw muscles. These spasms inhibit your ability to…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-23-18

the daily purge 1-22-18

  Lady Macbeth. Yet here’s a spot. Doctor. Hark! she speaks: I will set down what comes from her, to satisfy my remembrance the more strongly. Lady Macbeth. Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why, then, ’tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my 2160 lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-22-18

the view from the pew 1-21-18

I’m not certain that I haven’t already used a picture of White Castle boxes to present a review of an English-version service at the Latvian Church. After most services ladies from the Women’s Committee put together a table of food including maizits (small, topless sandwiches), a dessert or two, maybe candies, coffee coffee coffee, and…… Continue reading the view from the pew 1-21-18