Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
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30May
2011
Mon
22:19
author: Stingray
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We're Back

hopefully for good this time

Following some difficulty with the transitions mentioned in this post, things seem to be back and restored. A few errors may pop up from time to time, not the least of which is my subdomain resolving sometimes and sometimes not.

Anyway, if you come across an error page at any of my sites (again, mentioned in this post), let me know.

22May
2011
Sun
19:50
author: Stingray
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Fifth Sunday of Easter

John 14:1-14

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Christians are elitists. They claim that only those who believe in Jesus Christ and trust in Him for salvation will get to heaven. A God who is loving wouldn’t deny entry into heaven for anyone, especially if they were good people. Furthermore, we are all generally good people.

Now, I don’t mean to espouse this ideal and philosophy, especially on this day after the predicted rapture (which doctrine, by the way, is not supported by Scripture). However, these statements are indicative of the religion of man; symptoms of the disease which has plagued mankind since Eve first took a bite of fruit from the forbidden tree.

8May
2011
Sun
19:28
author: Stingray
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Third Sunday of Easter

Luke 24:13-35

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

That we may obtain this faith [by which is received justification], the Ministry of Teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. For through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Ghost is given, who works faith; where and when it pleases God, in them that hear the Gospel, to wit, that God, not for our own merits, but for Christ’s sake, justifies those who believe that they are received into grace for Christ’s sake. (AC V, Triglotta)

Also [our churches] teach that one holy Church is to continue forever. The Church is the congregation of saints, in which the Gospel is rightly taught and the Sacraments are rightly administered. (AC VII, Triglotta)

Although the Church properly is the congregation of saints and true believers, nevertheless, since in this life many hypocrites and evil persons are mingled therewith, it is lawful to use Sacraments administered by evil men, according to the saying of Christ: The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat, etc. Matt. 23, 2. Both the Sacraments and Word are effectual by reason of the institution and commandment of Christ, notwithstanding they be administered by evil men. (AC VIII, Triglotta)

6May
2011
Fri
14:42
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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What Did You do for Cinco de Mayo?

we had shark

First, here's the recipe we used...sorta:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. shark or firm fleshed fish
  • 1/3 c. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1/4 c. beer
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salsa and Avocado to garnish

Combine all ingredients, except salsa and avocado. Pour over shark. Cover and marinate in refrigerator. Drain shark, reserving marinade. BBQ or boil 4-5 minutes, basting with marinade. Turn and cook another 4-5 minutes until flakey. Garnish with salsa and avocado. 4 servings. [From cooks.com]

I added some lime zest for an extra lime flavor. Also, we used gluten free beer (sorghum instead of barley). We substituted pico de gallo for salsa. Cooking times were a little longer, too; these directions for the sized portions we had did little more than sear the edges, leaving raw flesh in the middle.

4May
2011
Wed
16:53
author: Stingray
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I Hate Glitter

That is all.

3May
2011
Tue
14:37
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Errors and Stuff

transitions

The servers that Mobius Design pages reside on are going through some transitions. So, pages and subdomains on mobius-design.net, famwagner.com, cos-lutheran.org, and thearcadium.com will at times be unavailable, render a 500 error, or will work perfectly fine.

Additionally, email DOES NOT work, though I keep receiving the same messages over and over and over again.

Hang in there, things will be back to normal sooner or later.

1May
2011
Sun
20:52
author: Stingray
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Quasi modo geniti

John 20:19-31

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

We often like to look back at the disciples and wonder how they could be so foolish. As they walked with the Lord, they hardly ever understood Him, even when He explained Himself. In fact, if you were here for the Matins service you would have heard that “as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead,” (John 20:9) as Peter and John entered the empty tomb.

10:48
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Tag der Arbeit

I haven't before flown my German flag, but in honor of today being Tag der Arbeit (Labor Day), it replaces my Gator flag today.