Satur-deja Vu

Been under the weather the latter half of this week. Did not get everything published I would like but have some notes that I will be working into posts soon, hopefully. Can’t say for sure if this post will be any good but I’d rather try than not try. Pray for my congregation as I still hope to preach in the morning.

What do you think of the MLB Players Weekend uniforms? I’m not saying they look like bags of garbage but some have gone there:

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Others have suggested Spy vs. Spy:

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The Players Weekend is meant to be a perk for the players but I can’t imagine wearing full black on the field in August feels like a perk. I do like the nicknames on the jerseys which players were allowed to choose. Braves closer Mike Melancon chose a pronunciation guide for his name: [meh-LAHN-son].

Screenshot 2019-08-24 at 9.00.50 AMCTRL+ALT+DEL for your soul? The music channels on Sirius XM don’t play commercials and some have no DJ’s or on-air personalities at all. The Message, the Sirius XM praise & worship on channel 63, has sound bites that promotes shows such as Sunday Worship and that offer positive encouragement to keep listening. One I heard this week suggests that “Faith, hope and music are like CTRL+ALT+DEL for your soul.” Wow, I hope not. Using CTRL+ALT+DEL to end a process means something has gone terribly wrong. It could mean your computer has locked up completely and data not saved could be lost when you force a reboot. At some point every analogy breaks down but I’m not sure those things were every that analogous to begin with. It certainly doesn’t offer the same comfort as chicken soup for the soul.

What’s wrong with this picture? 

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I took this pic at our local Dollar Tree. We do a very child-friendly Halloween with pumpkins, cartoon characters, trick-or-treating but nothing gorey. Our “fall decorations” have colorful leaves and scarecrows and most of them stay out until Thanksgiving. But it’s that time of year for skeletons, bats and things that go bump in the night and all such things have taken the place of school supplies at your local retailer. While we’re not buying human skulls and skeletons of rats and bats at least those things do have skeletons. Spiders do not. Click here if you don’t believe me.

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True story: when I came across that verse in my Facebook newsfeed I read it as “For I have no greater joy…” and actually thought to myself that John would not have used numbers in place of words. Then I realized that 4 is the verse number, not part of the verse. I asked my wife to read it outloud and she did the same thing so at least I’m not alone.

This week on The Master’s Table: Signs of the Times. Besides Happy Monday I’m afraid that was about it. I made an audio recording while I was driving Wednesday about pastoral expectations. It was in response to a question I was asked in real life but I will save it for the post. Should it get published today I will come back here with an update.

This Weekend: The Braves vs. Mets game doesn’t start until 7:10 pm. I am feeling a tiny bit better compared to yesterday but I will not be mowing grass or working on the car the way I spent last Saturday. I spent most of Friday in bed so today looks like sipping hot tea and browsing the internet for me. Wonder if anybody would notice if I skip the “wives and husbands” section of 1st Peter 3 in the morning? Anyway, if the spider skeleton disturbed you then let’s end with this string art Johannah did of an owl. I still have to find somewhere in our house to hang this on the wall. Peace and God bless blog friends.

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