Sunday, June 23, 2013


Got to spend some time with niece and nephews, sister and brother-in-law, and mom and dad last night. I treasure these moments, and thank almighty God for family.

Sunny and hot to-day; i get to drive to Midland for our Team meeting at 1:30.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hot n muggy

If you seek a pleasant motion picture, take in How Green Was My Valley, with Walter Pidgeon and Roddy McDowall.
If you seek a good meal, grill your pork tenderloin over Kingsford Mesquite charcoal.
If you seek a great venue for a ball game, visit Comerica Park, and enjoy the Lipari sausages from the concourse behind first base.
If you seek 90 degrees and muggy with a slight breeze,come to Whitmore Lake to-day.
If you seek the LORD with all your heart, you will find Him.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Beautiful Friday Morning!!

Oh my goodness the sun is rising and the breeze is cool and life is absolutely wonderful! The dumpsters have been emptied across the street and the coolers are being re-stocked by the Miller Lite man in blue. The boss is in his command centre taking care of business and the office dog Bentley is soundly rolled up on his little dog-bed. 

LORD, thank You for this new day, for every new day
Forgive me for taking so many days for granted.
Thank You for Love, and Peace, and Joy.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Youtube mix # 7

Elvis - Veronica
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Elvis - Accidents Will Happen
Devo - Whip It
Elvis - Alison
Vapors - Turning Japanese
Elvis - Everyday I Write the Book
Aha - Take On Me
Police - Every Breath You Take
The Summons; Team Song for LVCCM #80
Here I Am Lord
I Am The Bread of Live
Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
Violent Femmes - American Music
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Ghoti Hook - Super Sumo
Thorin Oakenshield and the Dwarves - Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Oh how beautiful the sky

Just like one evening long ago in Middle Earth, when Peregrin Took looked to the West to see the last glimpse of the sun before it set on the eve of world war, so tonight here in Whitmore Lake, we looked one last time to the West and caught a bright farewell of Sun through the dark clouds.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird has been enjoying our catmint (Nepeta x. Six Hills Giant), as have the bumble bees. And like Serena Williams dispatching Maria Sharapova in two quick sets this morning, so the catmint dispatched and overwhelmed all else who dared to share the planter box with it. It has grown huge, so huge, from one little gallon pot planted not quite one year ago.

Thank you LORD, for our jobs, and vehicles to get us there. Thank You for the dollar Haas avacodoes that made the best guacamole tonight. Thank You for the chicken breasts so wonderfully marinated in balsamic vinegar and oil, then cooked over Kingsford charcoal, then sliced to go on top of our Little Caesar's salad from last night. Thank You for the Kroger potatoes that have lasted so long in the dark Lazy Susan and went into the best batch of potato salad I've ever made. Thank You for the gasoline that went into the lawn mower so that we can keep the grass cut. Thank You for this computer that allows me access to the MLive Tiger Blog so I can comment along with Thirsty 2 and Aurelio Fan. Thank You for a nice television so I can entertain myself with movies like City Streets with Gary Cooper. Thank You for money to pay our bills and for our washer and dryer that work so well. Thank You for Otis - our Boy Kitty, and the cheap entertainment he so readily provides; and thank You for Sierra the Malamute, and her faithful companionship over these last 14 years.
Above all, thank you for Jesus, and for loving us so much.

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Garden Roster

The perennial chives are showy right now with their lavender flowers in full bloom, complementing them are the still manageable vinca with similar color flowers.
Tomato plants are really just getting started, my deck herbs this year consist of Italian Parsley, Sage, Sweet Basil, Lemon Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Greek Oregano, and the woody Rosemary. I used just a little sage on my grilled boneless pork ribs last night, along with fresh ground pepper and nothing else. Oh, the flavour of the pork just radiated through, with the slightest of sage accent. I also grilled chicken for our salad and this time i marinated the two large boneless breasts in equal parts of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with a little fresh garlic minced up in there. Direct heat for the breasts and indirect for the pork - we shared a wonderful meal last night after a Tiger victory.

To-day LORD we pray for those who are grieving, mourning, and missing loved ones recently taken. We pray for the candidates on the upcoming Lutheran Via de Cristo of Central Michigan weekend #80 - that You would prepare their hearts even now for what You will be working in them during and after those three days, and that You would comfort and guide their loved ones in their absence. We pray for all those traveling, that You would protect them. We pray for those who don't yet know You - that they would respond to Your call, drop their nets, and follow Jesus
You alone LORD are worth of our praise, You alone are full of majesty and glory forever and ever amen!