the daily purge 8-31-18

This is a book The Lad was issued when he joined Indiana Wesleyan University. Without reading any of it, The Purging Lutheran thinks it’s just one of those books that tells you how important an education is. You like mathematics? Here are some careers which require cypherin’ and figgerin’. Is weather a favorite of yours?…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-31-18

the daily purge 8-30-18

If The Purging Lutheran had to pick four items to go on my “Mount Rushmore of Stupid Purchases” this cigar would certainly be chiseled into that mountainside, placed where Teddy Roosevelt’s face is. My research into ‘cigars’ and ‘faces on mountains’ informs me (and thus the world) that he suffered from asthma as a child. His…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-30-18

the daily purge 8-29-18

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the daily purge 8-28-18

Let’s face it, no sane person can read the name ‘Leon Uris’ and not think of The Simpsons character, Cletus Spuckler (Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel), and his step #1 for preparing turtle soup: “Nothin’ cracks a turtle like Leon Uris” * My Sweet Rib recently finished reading A God In Ruins. She enjoyed the rock ’em,…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-28-18

thedaily purge 8-27-18

First things first, The Purging Lutheran doesn’t know what that brown goo is on the cover. This book has been in a coffee table drawer for a very long time. I did not touch it. I did not taste it. I did sniff it but results were a big negatory, good buddy. I even held…… Continue reading thedaily purge 8-27-18

the view from the pew 8-25-18

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Saturday 5:30, Pastor McClean Pastor and Paul played the following praise songs while we sang along: “10,000 Reasons”, “Make Us One”, “Thy Word”, “Breathe”, and “Lord Reign in Me”. Pastor read all three scripture readings. They were Isaiah 29:11-29, Ephesians 5:22-33, and Mark 7:1-13. In the stead of Jesus, Pastor asked…… Continue reading the view from the pew 8-25-18

the daily purge 8-24-18

You’d think a typical household item like a nine-volt battery shouldn’t fall under the category of purgeable but when you’re spending important money to buy them to do nothing then, well, The Purging Lutheran has a Constitutional right to do so (listed right there in my 1st Amendment ‘right to complain’ clause) so I’m gonna do it.…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-24-18

the daily purge 8-23-18

God created a world where weeds grow aplenty in your backyard, golf courses need constant tending from too tall grass, and where sidewalks, parking lots, and back alleys display man’s futility to hold back the mighty dandelion and his pal, the common purslane, from popping through and saying, “I’m right here, y’all!”. His vegetation never…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-23-18

the daily purge 8-22-18

(#1) Human beings are bags of water living in a world of sharp, pointy things. Sins count as sharp, pointy things, too, spiritually speaking. The pointy end of the “Oh, my gosh!” hand on this scale is sharp and pointy. It punctures my pride and leaks The Purging Lutheran’s sin of gluttony. (Yes, that sentence was…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-22-18

the daily purge 8-21-18

The Purging Lutheran has a question: Is it possible to sleep with one eye open? I’m afeared My Sweet Rib might be ‘planning’ something for me. What could that be? Oh, I don’t know … maybe my DEMISE!? Here are the facts: 1. She is in charge of all financial matters in the family. Years ago,…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-21-18