The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Friday, December 4, 2015

Go Back to Mordor - Where You Belong

Sassy and I were walking when two little dogs escaped their yard and walked up, barking. Sassy already told these dogs off, and they never forgot it. They are just ankle-biters, so I did not worry, but they were annoying Sassy.

I knew my stout walking stick, which is handy as a weapon, could deter dogs. One human against a large dog is helpless, because dogs easily dodge leg kicks and take advantage of their low center of gravity. Once I just gripped the stick and got a large, wandering dog to take another route.

These squeaker toys needed to be taught a lesson, so I raised my staff over my head and yelled, "Go back! Go back to Mordor - where you belong!'

Startled, they moved back six feet, but began inching forward. I raised my wizard's staff again. "Back, I say." They retreated barking. Every so often they stopped to bark again, but they were defeated and went back home.

Winter Is Not Yet Here
The autumn leaves are down, for the most part. We have light frosts at night but brilliant sunny days which are close to 60 degrees.

The roses shut down at Thanksgiving, but some plants are green without blooming. The borage looks ready for spring at this moment, healthy and green, but not flowering.

I bought a metal, locking can for birdfood, because the squirrel ate into the solid plastic chest I was using last winter. I wanted to try some inexpensive grains for the birds, as a CPA suggested. Whole corn is very appealing to blue jays (and squirrels). Wheat is quite popular with birds.