The great question that has never been answered and which I have not been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?"
‹Sigmund Freud›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
31Aug
2014
Sun
19:11
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Luke 18:9-14

Trinity XI 2014 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

What if I told you that Jesus’ conclusion to the parable in today’s Gospel, “...everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted,” does not necessarily refer to the Pharisee and the tax collector, respectively? Well, not ultimately, anyway. Bear that in mind as we continue through this sermon.

30Aug
2014
Sat
23:07
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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What I Did This Week, no. 35

not feeling it

I’m just not feeling it. It’s been kind of a weird week. Then I wake up this morning sore and tired. So, this will be another shorter entry.

Sunday was pretty normal in the morning. The Divine Service celebrated God’s gift of St. Bartholomew. I didn’t have my one class after church, but I did have the boys. Following that, we went to Park Meadows Mall to buy some jeans for the kids at greatly reduced prices. Monday was a day off like any other. Tuesday was a day in the office like any other Tuesday. Wednesday I spent preparing for class that evening. Before I left, though, the phones went out, as did the internet. They’ll have a tech at the church Friday morning. Thursday started out like it normally does, with Bible Study at the Egg and I. Then, back in the office for the usual; hey the phone in my office works, as does the internet, but the rest of lines throughout the building do not. Time at home that afternoon started off with some cleaning inside, as we host Bible Study on Friday, but it ended with some tree trimming outside, including climbing into one of them to cut out some of the dead limbs with my chains saw. Friday was the usual, with a visit from Centurylink Tech; as it turns out, a wire came loose from the jack in my office, off of which all of the other jacks are fed. Getting back home, we finished up cleaning the house in time for Bible Study. Only two people showed up, so it turned into a review of some vacation photos. Saturday was a day of pain and lethargy. I reviewed Sunday’s sermon, as usual.

24Aug
2014
Sun
22:10
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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St. Bartholomew, Apostle

John 1:43-51

St. Bartholomew, Apostle 2014 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The man is in the wilderness. He has grown weary and tired from the chase. The day has grown long and the sun is beginning to set. There is no one and nothing else around, and he has no provisions for the night. In his weariness, however, he lays on the ground and falls asleep. For a pillow, he uses a stone.

23Aug
2014
Sat
20:20
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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What I Did This Week, no. 34

difficult

It’s been difficult to get back into the routine, and this week was no different. It was difficult to prepare the sermon for Sunday, but I was able to get one out. I tried something a little different on Wednesday as an attempt to kick start my brain (some stuff I had to do anyway), though I don’t know if it worked. And the rest of the week went like I normally take one, though it took a little more effort.

16Aug
2014
Sat
23:52
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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What I Did This Week (and Last), nos. 32 and 33

A Two-week Update

You’re probably wondering why there was no update last week. Well, if you don’t know me, you may be wondering. The answer will follow. It will also explain why we did all that we did to the car in week 31. So, following a short entry will be a longer one.

2Aug
2014
Sat
18:33
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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What I Did This Week, no. 31

what should I say?

I think I might make this another short entry.

This week began with church, as usual, gathered around the amazing mysteries of God—His gifts. A potluck lunch followed, and the voters’ meeting. I thought it might be a short meeting, and it was, mostly. I was still tired and sore from the events of last week, so the rest of the day was spent mostly vegetative.

Monday was unusual in that I was called into work, so it wasn’t my day off.

I did spend the rest of the week according to my usual schedule. Tuesday was normal. Wednesday was normal, though the Confessions Study was something of a review as the folks that missed the session before attended this week, and those that were there before missed this week. Thursday started off especially early, as I didn’t check my alarm clock, and Tirzah had changed the time zone to Eastern; I didn’t notice how early I was up until I was almost to Breakfast Bible Study...2 hours early. When I finally got back to the office, I wrote the sermon. It feels like something is a little off about it.

I turned Friday into my day off. I washed and waxed the car that day. Saturday was spent doing some other cleaning, specifically the inside of the car. It was a couple of days of added soreness and fatigue.