the daily purge (hunting style) 5-6-20

  The Purging Lutheran worked at Borders Bookshop* long ago. A fellow worker handed me a book saying it was ‘a great read’**. I think it was called ‘Winter’ maybe? Or not. It was about a Texan couple who decide to move to Alaska for the winter and write about there experiences. They chopped wood,…… Continue reading the daily purge (hunting style) 5-6-20

the daily book , 5-4-20

“Sin is fun. Then it cuts your throat” – Rosalie De Rosset ”Actions have consequences” – John Sattler “It happens” – Jesus . I have a subscription to World magazine. My latest delivery included this book, “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper. I’m semi-familiar with him, do not know much about him except to say…… Continue reading the daily book , 5-4-20

the daily zwischenzug, 4-22-20

Not all sports involve arm and leg muscles. Sports also involve the brain which has muscles, right? Let’s look up the term muscle-brain shall we? muscle-brain – A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports, but does not do well in academic activities, like math and science. A large, strong, but inept,…… Continue reading the daily zwischenzug, 4-22-20

the daily he-man, 4-21-20

Okey-k’fokey, let’s see if The Purging Lutheran can post an article which doesn’t turn into a blab-a-thon such as yesterday’s the daily unoriginal content. Yerps! How long-winded was that? This week‘s posts, via unoriginal content, have been dedicated to the American past-times of healthy living and athletic entertainment. Today’s snapshot includes two! types of hobbies…… Continue reading the daily he-man, 4-21-20

the daily unoriginal content 4-20-20

How many times can a guy photygraph a flower or a tree and write an article about how ‘life finds a way in these troubling and uncertain times’? The Purging Lutheran seems to have found my limit but more on that later. Unless something dire arises this week will be filled with unoriginal content, at…… Continue reading the daily unoriginal content 4-20-20

the daily walter (and purge!) 4-15-20

[ WARNING: This post contains a graphic act of violent ] The Purging Lutheran has zero idea what kind of article Walter Milano was drawing this illustration for. The assassination seems to be occurring in a North African country, perhaps Algieria. Persistent Reader: How do you figure this? The Purging Lutheran: Well, I noticed that…… Continue reading the daily walter (and purge!) 4-15-20

the daily carnage, 4-9-20

Before anything, a reminder today is Maundy* Thursday. In Act One (Maundy Thursday) Jesus’ actions reveal that discipleship means crossing the boundary from selfishness to servanthood. While the plot against him begins to unfold, Jesus has a meal with his disciples and afterwards washes their feet. The humility and self-denial of the foot-washing  foreshadow the…… Continue reading the daily carnage, 4-9-20

the daily cross, 3-18-20

As long as I’m sitting here staring at the walls I might as well show you one of the walls I’m staring at. These are crosses and Jesus-related pictures I have gathered over the decades. Some have been picked up at trinket shops, used item stores, received as gifts, ones which have been in the…… Continue reading the daily cross, 3-18-20

the daily mews 11-8-19

  No.*   “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ― Robert A. Heinlein   “Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” ― Garrison Keillor   “Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves…… Continue reading the daily mews 11-8-19

the daily grump 11-6-19

The Purging Lutheran is grumpy. My Sweet Rib went through her Christian-themed books to give away (in this case to a Bible book store) and this is one of them. It contains many examples of the Gospel which can be found in modern movies. Well, OK, this book is about 15 years old so you’d…… Continue reading the daily grump 11-6-19