the daily gutter, 6-26-20

Here is the boss, . here is the ladder. . Open the hose, . and here is the scatter.   Genesis 28:12-22 10-12 Jacob left Beersheba and went to Haran. He came to a certain place and camped for the night since the sun had set. He took one of the stones there, set it under…… Continue reading the daily gutter, 6-26-20

the daily a little of what we do down here, 6-1-20

For Heidi Heidi is our good friend in Central Indiana. She is married to José (Hello, José!), owns many nice children, a dog, two cars, has a quaint backyard and a fantismo! architectural design to her home. She’s as close to The Lord as one can be, in a tie with our other friend, Julie.* In…… Continue reading the daily a little of what we do down here, 6-1-20

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 ‘a is for this‘ ‘b is for that’ and so on, 4-27-20

  At the end of any of these please feel free to add the phrase “due to Covid 19”. A is for Amazon, our source for talcum powder but not disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, gloves and masks – due to Covid-19 (see how that works?) B is for ‘Birx’, an American physician who is working on The Wuhan…… Continue reading the daily ‘a is for this‘ ‘b is for that’ and so on, 4-27-20

the daily climactic change, 2-21-20

(with mega-apologies to the movie, The Exorcist*) Susan: Florida, why did you do this to me? Please, Florida, I’m afraid! Florida: You’re not my resident! Janis: Don’t listen… Get inside! *************************************** Why is Susan wearing a coat just south of Tampa? We went to Bob Evans for breakfast. What did we see out on the…… Continue reading the daily climactic change, 2-21-20

the daily purge 12-5-19

Oy! 12-5-19 is Day One when The Purging Lutheran finally gets down to clearing out my desk of all the fiddle and faddle which has gathered over time in the drawers. It’s understood there is always a reason why a person saves a circle of beads, crosses, and Christian body decor. Oh, and earbuds. Apple…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-5-19

the daily reflection 11-29-19

How sin sees itself. 1 Corinthians 13:12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as…… Continue reading the daily reflection 11-29-19

the daily poke (and more italia) 10-15-19

“Sunday is the only day you have to push like a handcart,’ Thomas wrote in The Book Of Everything. ’ The other days roll down the bridge by themselves.” ― Guus Kuijer, The Book of EverythIng Ephesians 4:20-24 But that’s no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful…… Continue reading the daily poke (and more italia) 10-15-19

the daily purge 7-16-19

The Purging Lutheran readily admits I know hardly anything about the Amish lifestyle but if I had to muster up a guess at what an Amish woman’s shoes looked like, they would be these. They are black, appear easy to slip on (and off) and, frankly, a little ‘clunky’ looking. That’s not a criticism only…… Continue reading the daily purge 7-16-19

the view from the holy cross pew 6-22-19

Saturday service, Pastor Sattler presiding The songs we sang were ‘comfort foods’ of traditional worship hymns, ones which are older, meaningful and easy to sing. These were “Lord, Open My Heart to Hear”, “Amazing Grace”, “Seek Ye First”, “The Lamb” and “Shout to the Lord”. Thanks, Karl! We confessed our sins.  But why? The LCMS…… Continue reading the view from the holy cross pew 6-22-19