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 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 florida post-vacation action report, 2-28-20

As Susan and I finish the month of February down here it’s time to look back and consider what we’ve gotten ourselves into. *She was able to find a fine condo which checks off the boxes of what she wanted. It’s not too big but has the necessary rooms to flop about in. *The road…… Continue reading the daily florida post-vacation action report, 2-28-20

the daily purge 11-13-19

Spoiler warning: The Purging Lutheran spoils everything. I haven’t read this book, which was released in 19-aught-86, but My Sweet Rib read it recently. It’s give-or-take a billion pages filled with details which could never make it into the film (unless you enjoy billion-minute films). It’s common knowledge that films of books tend to stray…… Continue reading the daily purge 11-13-19

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 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 daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part-3) 9-4-19

Barna Research Group states: – 41% of adults attending a Protestant church associate with a congregation of 100 or fewer adults – 23% can be found at churches of 101 to 200 adults – 18% associate with bodies of 201 to 499 adults – 9% can be found in churches of 500 to 999 adults…… Continue reading the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part-3) 9-4-19

the daily purge 8-13-19

Ittsa teenie, tiny tube filled with metal tools useful for precision work. The Purging Lutheran would be able to use the mini-sized screwdriver to tighten screws holding hinges on my frames. I could righty-tighty and lefty-loosie small screws on any number of small items. What kind of small items could be worked on with the…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-13-19

the purchasing lutheran 7-19-19

Technoworld welcomes The Purging Lutheran to The 21st Century! I rec’d this Smartwatch just yesterday and already it appears I have moved 7.48. 7.48 something. It certainly isn’t miles. I’ve certainly moved more than 7.48 feet and yards. So, 7.48 what? Maybe it’s not even measuring me. Is it measuring itself? I don’t know. Why do…… Continue reading the purchasing lutheran 7-19-19