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 puppy park, 4-7-20

Well, it’s over 70° outside and a wùnderbar day to git alōng little dogey with little dogey, KadenSuperPup (KSP). These are some of the photographs he took while I sat in the shade staring at my phone. . This is one of the rides at Off The Leash dog park. Your dog can pretend to…… Continue reading the daily puppy park, 4-7-20

the daily snorentine, 3-20-20

  My daughter, Marta, has been observing the universal quarantine while living in The City of Big Shoulders. Her cat, Jezebel, has adopted her own version of the quarantine she has claimed as her own, – ‘snorentine’. Cats are pretty smart people. Let’s all follow her example. Thank you, Marta and Jezebel, for showing us…… Continue reading the daily snorentine, 3-20-20

the daily belly, 3-11-20

The wife and I went to visit my lap band surgeon this morning. So far I am down one bag of water-softener salt*. This is despite being out of town for a month living on a cruise ship for seven days and three weeks in an air b’n’b where responsible fooding was at a minimum.…… Continue reading the daily belly, 3-11-20

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 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

the daily purge 3-27-19

After The Purging Lutheran was newly minted as one of Jesus’ saints I bought many crosses, necklaces and other Christian-themed doo-dads to give to Sunday School students (when applicable). I don’t even remember what the standard was for earning/winning/deserving one. Or were they given for non-students? Maybe I didn’t even mean to giving them away…… Continue reading the daily purge 3-27-19