Snoopy’s Adventure for Today

A picture of Snoopy
Snoopy

Some of you know my long-time buddy, Snoopy. We think he is part Chihuahua, part Corgi, if anyone cares. He has been hanging around with us for about 15 years. When we got him from the rescue group, they said that he was about three years old.

That makes him “not exactly a spring chicken.”

He has had a big adventure today. It was another trip to the vet. He took it in stride. I’m not so certain that I am doing so…

He definitely has cataracts… He is not adjusting well to the new house. His peeing all over the house may be the beginnings of some sort of kidney issues, we are waiting to get the results of these tests. His hearing doesn’t seem to be very sharp anymore. We are awaiting test results to find out about his coughing fits, it doesn’t seem to be pulmonary but may be the beginnings of the beginnings of congestive heart failure.

They prescribed some senior food for him…

… And we will take it one day at a time while we can…

 

Lutheranism and Party Platforms

What issues are most important to Lutherans in the upcoming election? How do the candidates and parties stand on these issues, and how does that compare to the LCMS stance? Moderator Kip Allen discusses these issues with Rev. Chris Thoma, senior pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland, Michigan.

ANOTHER NIFTY QUOTE FOR THE DAY

‘The great mystery of Ephesians 6 is that God bestows his own armor on his people. The medium of the great gift is first Jesus Christ, God’s Champion, who is depicted by the OT and the NT as clothed in the same armor as YHWH, wielding his ferocious long sword against his people’s enemies (Is 11:4–5; 59:16–17; Rev 1:13–16; 19:11–15). But Ephesians takes this one step farther by arguing that, since the Christian is mystically “in Christ,” this armor is bestowed on everyone baptized into him.’

Winger, T. M. (2015). Ephesians. (D. O. Wenthe & C. P. Giese, Eds.) (p. 748). Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

Learning to use a telephone

For years, I’ve been working on the assumption that I cannot use a cell phone. I can’t swipe or pinch or twiddle

Typical selfie
Where am I?

various thingies. After seeing what people post, I didn’t particularly think I was missing out on much.

Then… I discovered the awful truth! I WAS WRONG!

There is a device called TECLA. 

Tecla lets you use a single switch (on off) to use a cell phone or tablet. Granted, you don’t have to go THAT bare-bones. You can use as many as four switches or a joystick.

Today, I discovered the camera. (Yes, I knew it was there before. I had even taken pictures. I just realized how much fun this was!) Here is an intentional selfie. I deleted the unintentional ones.

I double-dog-dare you to come up with a caption for this one. Better yet, make up a story about where I am!

A quote to ponder today…

The order to “stand” that pervades Ephesians 6:11–14 does not imply that Christian soldiers are given a special tactic by which they are able to defend themselves, but rather teaches them that the battle is the Lord’s. They are to stand back and watch him win the victory for them (cf. הִֽתְיַצְב֗וּ, “stand firm!” in Ex 14:13 in the context of Ex 14:13–14, 30–31; and הִתְיַצְּב֣וּ עִמְד֡וּ, “stand firm! stand!” in 2 Chr 20:17).

Winger, T. M. (2015). Ephesians. (D. O. Wenthe & C. P. Giese, Eds.) (p. 703). Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

How Religion Shaped America

Religion played a major role in the shaping of America from colonial times to the present. Moderator Kip Allen welcomes guests Professor Matthew Spalding of HIllsdale College and the Rev. Dr. Dan Harmelink of the Concordia Historical Institute.

Supreme Court on Abortion Clinics

The Supreme Court will decide if abortion clinics should be held to the same standards as other ambulatory surgery clinics. Moderator Kip Allen discusses this case with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Steve Aden.

MY STREAK IS UNBROKEN! :-/

I was over at http://www.fmwriters.com/ last month when I noticed their “STORY A DAY” thingy. I was fascinated by the number of people who planned on writing 31 stories in May. I restrained myself, I only planned on writing 5 during the month.

I succeeded in writing zero. Zip. Nada.

My streak for the year is unbroken. I’m hoping to change that.

Camp NaNoWriMo participant logo

 

During the month of July, I plan on participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s different than November’s NaNoWriMo in that you can work on other things than novels. I am planning on outlining something have been threatening to write since I was six years old.