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 consumer value store, 6-9-20

Today we go to CVS to pick up my “Whoa there, Hoss!” medication*. But first we need to get there. What happens along the way? Not much. Not much except this sad, droopy tree wilting from the heat. . Before we get out on to the busy street we abandon out rights as gated-community citizens.…… Continue reading the daily consumer value store, 6-9-20

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 felling, 5-26-20

Our neighborhood woke up to these gentlemen buzz-sawing away on a tree across the way. Following modern day journalistic standards, I didn’t bother to find out why they are doing this so I’ll just throw something out there. I’m guessing the tree was a danger to this home. I don’t have the appropriate angle of…… Continue reading the daily felling, 5-26-20

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 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 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

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