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 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

the daily purge 3-8-19

The Purging Lutheran does my due diligence when it comes to poring over facts and figures on items I am throwing away. Usually, there’s too much information to use during my 30 – 120 minutes of therapy. I looked up what I thought would be oodles of synonyms for the word ‘moccasin’. All I found…… Continue reading the daily purge 3-8-19

the daily purge 2-6-19

The Purging Lutheran just finished scratching my head wondering why ‘heroes of the gaming world’ never wear helmets. This fella, Monsieur Tough Guy, thinks only a scaredy cat would ever wear a skull protector. Never mind every square inch of his body below his neck is protected with armor. Even his lieutenants are more concerned…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-6-19

the daily purge 1-14-19

My sister got lucky, married a yuppie Took him for all he was worth Now she’s a swinger dating a singer I can’t decide which is worse My sister’s ex-husband can’t get no lovin’ Walks around dog-faced and hurt Now he’s got nothin’, head in the oven I can’t decide which is worse Yer So…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-14-19