the view from the holy cross pew 9-29-19

Sunday 10am – Pastor McClean presiding, Pastor Sattler retiring The hymns and praise songs we sang were “Today is the Day”, “Old Church Choir”, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”, “O Day of Rest and Gladness”, “The Church’s One Foundation”, “The Words I Would Say”, “Thrive”, and “Go My Children, With My Blessing”. The…… Continue reading the view from the holy cross pew 9-29-19

the view from the cattedrale di. s. maria del fiore pew 9-22-19

First, a couple of things. Martin Luther did not lead the reformation from the Catholic Church. He had issues with it, to be sure, but he wanted to remain a Catholic but only when he was ex-communicated did he preach his teachings we are familiar with today. It was other groups of primarily German religious…… Continue reading the view from the cattedrale di. s. maria del fiore pew 9-22-19

the joe.dirt.mud poke 9-17-19

The first cup of caffè americano in Rome rivals Wally’s.   Lamentations 3:22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,     his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning.     How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).     He’s all I’ve got left.

the papal poke 9-16-19

Here’s looking at you, tourista! Matthew 16:17,18 Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are,…… Continue reading the papal poke 9-16-19

the view of st. peter’s square pew (standing) by My Sweet Rib and the view from the hotel room bed (comfy) by The Purging Lutheran 9-15-19

My Sweet Rib got up to watch Pope Francis give his weekly Angelus address at St. Peter’s Square this morning. The Purging Lutheran’s legs opted out because of the ~7 hours they spent toting the rest of me around yesterday. MSR was able to capture this live action shot of Francis at his window sill. MSR…… Continue reading the view of st. peter’s square pew (standing) by My Sweet Rib and the view from the hotel room bed (comfy) by The Purging Lutheran 9-15-19

the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19

The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib found a little Roman pizzeria nearby our hotel. This placemat included headlines of American disasters (and some triumphs). Great Scott! All the things we wanted to get away from for a week come back like a cold slice of bologna to the face. LBJ (down in the right-hand…… Continue reading the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19

the daily frankenwienerwurstenfurter 9-12-19

The Purging Lutheran is oot and aboot in Toronto by now, scoping out Latvian jewelry. In my absence I leave My Persistent Readers some pictures of several hot dog rolling grills located in gas stations along the I-69 corridor between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, Indianer. I took these photos a week ago on our way…… Continue reading the daily frankenwienerwurstenfurter 9-12-19

the daily purge 9-10-19

Today’s number is 26, as in the 26 squatty-hard-roundy things on this necklace. My Sweet Rib gave this away to either Goodwill or the church rummage sale. Question: Did The Purging Lutheran buy this for her? Answer: I dunno. Anywah, had MSR known the fantastical secrets of the number 26, she surely would have kept…… Continue reading the daily purge 9-10-19