Nota bene: Calling a prophet “baldhead” is a really bad idea. 🐻 — Ref. 2 Kings 2:23-25

Not gonna lie. I’m kinda proud of my track design here.

Seen at the shelter today. I’m a little afraid about what “GooGoo Be Thy Name” might be.

Is there a .Net library out there that allows for Python dictionary like messing with JSON? Sometimes I just need quick JSON for an API and don’t want to make a POCO.

It came with a “relic” bone to put in the alter, but — like a good Anglican — I left it out.

So, I think I might have inadvertently bought a gun case to hold my mass kit. — Honestly I can’t think of a better use for it or a better weapon against sin, death, and the Devil.

I somehow stumbled into a private Slack where “theobro” evangelicals were discussing “theology.” Wild, y’all. Just wild. Lots of talk about “worldviews”, “truth”, and — surprisingly — “authority.” Oddly enough, God doesn’t really come up that much. 🤦‍♂️

Fact: Even with dotnet watch if you do not save your changes they will not be reflected in the UI. 🤦‍♂️

Listening to an Eagles album this morning. Surely there was pushback against their odd disco phase, right? Okay stuff, but very out of step with the rest of their music. 🕺

I hate drugs and what the Devil does with them! Please pray for someone who succumbed and is now in a bad place. Lord have mercy! 🙏

For me 9/11 is when Mormonism started falling apart. The “Prophet” brought no comfort or wisdom and the “church” seemed as scared as I was. My Christian friends found comfort and courage in their faith. The cracks had started to form and they would not come back together.

I’m super thankful the ACNA Liturgy Taskforce publishes BCP 2019 as a Word document. It allows me to make this handy laminated one-pager for MP w/ HC. So nice!

Organizing some files in the safe, I ran across a “medical passport” issued to me by the Franklin County Tennessee department of health in 1988. — Vaccines do not have to be a political issue. That is all.

Beauty of the Catholic Faith

The beauty and genius of the (English) Catholic faith is this: with the same words peasant, plumber, accountant, and Queen are baptized, married, and buried. The Queen prays the same morning office as me, my children, and her father before her. How strong a witness of our oneness in Christ, the reality of His kingdom already established on earth, and a reminder to live in His kingdom now. In plague, in death, in new life, in the mundaneness of daily existence, the words and prayers of the Church sustain our faith and enrich our spirit.

He baptized my daughters. He helped when I struggled in the UMC and at VDS. He gave words to so many of my feelings around current events. He will be missed. I rejoice that Father Thomas and the entire communion of saints are present with and in Christ at the Eucharist!

“If Jesus’ Incarnation, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Return are not relevant, or did not need to take place for the sermon to be true, then I won’t preach it.” - Fr. Thomas

This tip on preaching is always at the front of my mind when I’m preaching. R.I.P., Father.

I’m not throwing a tantrum, it’s called a crying.

Rosemary Arnold, 17. Aug 2021

Anyone have any idea what these are? Showed up this morning on every metal surface of our patio. I’m just going to spray a broad spectrum insecticide at lunch because I’m not sure what else to do. 🐜 🐛 🕷

It’s starting to look like I need to go back to masking when doing ministry at the shelter. This makes me incredibly sad. I hate the barrier between me and people. I’m frustrated that the pace of vaccination has brought us here. 😷

There’re a lot of people walking around thinking God hates them because of their addictions. Y’all, be salt and light. The man slumped over on the sidewalk doesn’t need your judgement; he needs to know God’s unfathomable love for him.

What one book would y’all recommend for a pastor seeking to better understand and minister to addiction (specifically to substances)? 📚