Maundy Thursday

lastsupperToday is Maundy Thursday.  Aside from growing up Baptist and therefore being taught that everything Roman Catholic is utterly un-Biblical, I knew nothing of this special day until recently.  Maundy, according to Wikipedia, is from the Latin word for foot washing.  Maundy Thursday is the commemoration of Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles and His last supper with them.  While some Christian denominations claim foot washing as sacramental, not all do; however, all Christian denominations treat the last supper as sacramental in the form of Communion, or the Lord’s Supper.  (Although many avoid the “Roman Catholic” word “sacrament” under the same misconception I mention above.)

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you are online for very long, you will being your collection of wonderful random combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols that we all collect, the password.  If you are like me, and work with computers all day, you will add to your collection rather quickly until you have more passwords than you can remember.  And then it happens.  That fateful day when you have to change a password.  Usually this happens about the time you have secured the previous password into your memory.  Then, the next time you need to log in, you have to remember your password.  No, not the one you had committed to memory, the one you changed to after that.  All the pounding of your head against the keyboard can’t help you now.

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Dick Sabel, Private Eye

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve been toying with the idea of starting a serial blog post to practice my hand at writing fiction.  Since I have been a teen, I’ve been interested in writing and I have several ideas for novels that I wanted to write.  I actually did NaNoWriMo once.  With both of my daughter’s birthdays in November as well as Thanksgiving being a regular extended-family time, it didn’t work out so well.  I’ll try again one day, but for now, I think I will practice my writing with some serial, fiction blog posts.

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This is actually not gumbo, and it is seafood.  But it looks good.I love to cook.  I don’t do it nearly enough.  Mostly, since I am dieting, I tend to eat way too much when I cook, so it is better for my diet to simply eat a pre-prepared meal (Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, etc).  But one thing that we have figured out how to make with a low calorie count is gumbo.  I’ve been making this for quite a number of years.  Everyone in my family loves it.  (Technically, since it contains neither okra nor filet, it isn’t gumbo, but we still call it that and no one has complained.)

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Juke Joint Festival, Clarksdale, MS

Just a short post today.  We skipped date night tonight and are heading down to Clarksdale, Mississippi today for the Juke Joint Festival.  The best part, we get to spend the evening having fun with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  They are driving up to go to the festival and invited us to meet them.  I’m very excited as we don’t get to see them nearly often enough.

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Rules for Interpreting your Bible

bibleIn December of 2013, the final two White Horse Inn broadcasts for the month covered ten rules for interpreting the Bible.  If we fail to follow proper rules for interpretation, we can stray very widely from the intent of the scripture.  I know I did for decades.  Not everything in scripture is equally clear either, but without studying the things we can know, we will never understand exactly why we believe what we believe.  These two conversations were very helpful to me, so I’m sharing the ten rules with a little commentary.

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I’m Sorry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWow, I’ve really been slacking this past week.  I have some great excuses, which I’ll cover after the break, but first I wanted to say sorry.  I know there are a few (very few) people who regularly read what I have to say.  I don’t take that for granted.  I appreciate that someone might think enough of what I say to come read my blog.  And having not posted something is a little of a let down to the few regular readers that I have, so to you guys, I’m sorry for not posting.  No excusing myself regardless of the reasons, just a sincere apology.

Now, what has been going on that kept me from posting.

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