I have a new Jøtul F 118 Black Bear Stove.
This morning, I found myself trolling some earlier blogs I wrote about Advent and Christmas, trying to remember what thoughts I have had about them in the past (I have lots of thoughts, but can hold on to only one or two at a time).
I know Christmas is around the corner (even my family is starting to bust out the Christmas decorations), but Advent does yet have dibs on our attention for a short spell.
“And Lincoln says to the woman, ‘Madam, do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?’”
“…our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough.”
Hermey: Hey, what do you say we both be independent together, huh?
Below are photos from my home office (I’ve discovered that you can see them a bit more clearly if you click on them.)
Saturday, my father, my daughter, and two friends went to cut our Christmas tree. Every year, we march out to some spot out of town for the annual sawing down of the Tannenbaum.
Ten years ago yesterday, all was mostly well in my world.
Persistently needy, glommy people, people who must satiate their need for affirmation by demanding to be in the limelight, are children of God.
So, poverty is in the news here in South Dakota.
Today, at 10:00 p.m., South Dakota will execute a man, and another man within the next couple of weeks.
This blog is a posted version of the sermon I preached this morning at Springdale Lutheran, and in light of the events in Colorado, and in light of the day-to-day lives of so many suffering sisters and brothers in the world.
The below appeared in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper today. I’m reposting it here, because it’s a Holy Saturday-ish set of musings.
Today we awoke to a Christmas Day for the picture books.
The other day, my good friend told me that she’d watched a show about the Rogue Wave Phenomenon.
Eight years ago yesterday, daughter Else was born.
“It took me a long time to learn that God is not the enemy of my enemies. He is not even the enemy of His enemies.”
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