the daily purge 2-28-18

The Lad (my son) was online shoping for computer fans needed to keep his computer tower from overheating. Being the thoughtful father The Purging Lutheran is I recommended this fan I found in the basement. Whenever The Lad has pity for me he kind of over does the “Hey, thanks, dad! I’ll keep that in…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-28-18

the daily purge 2-27-18

Yuck. What an ugly matcarpetrug. In the future there might exist “accessory rights” advocate groups whose business it is to snoopynose around your home looking for worn, torn, or otherwise damaged doilies, wall clocks, end tables, table settings and decorative accents. The Purging Lutheran is afraid if such groups were actual government entities, My Sweet…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-27-18

the daily purge 2-26-18

What do three and four year old Sunday School students like about Sunday School puppets? Well, besides repeating The Lord’s Prayer line by line with the puppet leading the way, they enjoy yanking its whiskers out. The Purging Lutheran certainly hopes it’s not a lesson these children took as ‘gospel’ that you can pull the…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-26-18

the view from the pew 2-24-18

Saturday service, 5:30 PM, Pastor McClean Our songs were “Majesty”, “Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “I Love You Lord”, “There is a Redeemer”, and “Shine Jesus Shine”. Holy Cross’s ‘heavenly flower’, Leilani, is back singing on Saturday evenings. You can hear the smile in her voice as she sings hymns to The Lord! We…… Continue reading the view from the pew 2-24-18

the daily purge 2-23-18

This is a battery for a laptop computer The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib purchased shortly before she was retired from Big Pill. My plan for spending countless hours at Starbucks writing screenplays was abandoned when nobody watched me write screenplays. To mis-quote The Family Guy, “What’s the point of writing screenplays at Starbucks…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-23-18

the daily purge 2-22-18

February 22 is always an irritating day of the year for The Purging Lutheran. Whenever I see 2-22 I think of that television show Room 222 starring Michael Constantine and Karen Valentine. I probably watched very little of it but for unknown reason(s) it just sticks with me. We all have these kinds of triggers,…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-22-18

the daily purge 2-21-18

It’s a mess of computer gritz. That is to say several pieces of computer hardware having served their purposes and now being heaped onto the dustbin of this white shelf. The Purging Lutheran hasn’t visited The Lad’s room in some years now but I do know he is responsible for these items. What is he…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-21-18

the daily purge 2-20-18

OK, this is the last bit from Our Marta’s fashion closet. From now on, The Purging Lutheran will either have to close down shop (please, no tears) or go downstairs to find more items to throw away. Had My Sweet Rib been on the ball instead of sleeping in after 45 years of being forced…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-20-18

the daily purge 2-19-18

Once again, The Purging Lutheran was too sleepy to walk down the 14 steps to my basement to seek out a non-My Marta purgeable. And that doesn’t even include the 14 steps back up! Am I an iron man? Maybe one day but not this day. This is a dress MM wore long ago. It…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-19-18

the view from the pew 2-18-18

Latvian Church, English Service, Macitajs Lazdinš It was a beautiful day for worship. Pleasant View Church, where we share the grounds with another Lutheran congregation (but not the same service) has a very cozy sanctuary. Ever since I was a tyke, Latvians enter the sanctuary quietly, find our pew spots, utter a prayer of thanks, sit,…… Continue reading the view from the pew 2-18-18