the daily purge 4-30-18

Last week The Purging Lutheran ousted electronics cords – plastic cables with wires in them. Those wires looked like snakes. This week we have a shower hose – a metal cable with water in it. This cable looks like a water snake: mutation division Besides mere appearance what other reason is there to toss out…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-30-18

the view from the pew 4-29-18

Crosspoint Church runs an ad at a local film theater. They use it to promote their Thursday evening worship but what they present can be applied to their 11 AM service. The sanctuary is both easy to access from their common area and because service occurs in mostly dark surroundings it’s just as easy to…… Continue reading the view from the pew 4-29-18

the daily purge 4-27-18

To the untrained eye these might look like bookmarks an ordinary person would use to ‘mark’ * their places in a favorite novel or school book. But if you look closer you can see painter’s paint on them. What gives? It turns out that these aren’t bookmarks at all! These are, instead, long strips of plastic…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-27-18

the daily purge 4-26-18

An art! But what style art? A Linkletter? A Garfunkel? * A Hovhannisyan? An ‘of Noise’? Art movements are fluid and they co-mingle within and without you from Art Deco to Dada to Romanticism to Pre-Cambrian to Post Modernism to Post Grape Nuts. This art is a ‘Nina’, a friend of The Purging Lutheran’s father, Peteris, and mother,…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-26-18

the daily purge 4-25-18

Are you scared by ghosts? Do dreary, drippy white-sheathed goblins give you the spiritual heebie-geebies? Most people would shout out a collective “ACK!”. But! But what if ghosts weren’t gloomy and translucent? Suppose they were gloomy and smartly clad with colors and designs? If so, The Purging Lutheran believes horror movies might not be so…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-25-18

the daily purge 4-24-18

Publisher’s note: Living and writing from a parallel universe close to yours allows The Purging Lutheran to write about things the way they are here but not necessarily the way they are where you live. If you’ve ever been confused about what I write don’t worry about it. Natural laws and people here are nearly…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-24-18

the daily purge 4-23-18

Some people shrug their shoulders and say ‘wires?’. The Purging Lutheran responds by cracking his knuckles and saying ‘wires knot?’. Indeed, ‘wires knot?’. A knot is what happens when wires sit in the kitchen ‘stuff drawer’. They get tangled up a little bit more each time the drawer is opened then shut. There’s no stopping…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-23-18

the view from the pew 4-21-18

Saturday 5:30 service with Pastor McClean The songs we sang were “Here I Am to Worship”, “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb” (a Sunday School favorite), “This Holy Place”, and “Feed Us Now” – this one includes the lyrics “God is near, oh so near, nearer than our thoughts” That’s pretty near. It means, for believers,…… Continue reading the view from the pew 4-21-18

the daily purge 4-20-18

Today is 4/20. To some people it’s a big deal. To marijuana users, it’s cool to have a day which supports Big Munchie – dry, crunchy snacks which go hand-in-hand with a righteous buzz. Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indycar race on 4/20 dispelling the silly notion that women are poor…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-20-18

the daily purge 4-19-18

When a spouse is career-bound and climbing the glass ladder in her Executive Toes ™ business shoes, often times the family suffers. The husband sits behind a cup of coffee in the morning contemplating his worth. The children miss their mother when she’s jetting about the world. All in all there isn’t much to complain…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-19-18