Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thankful for

Kroger cheese brats
Kroger four for $10 12 packs of soda
Kroger ten for $10 Ball Park hot dogs

An MSU opening day win
The B1G Network
Miguel Cabrera
The Cleveland Indians
The smell of charcoal burning in the neighborhood
My patient wife
Getting the chance to meet Brian, on his way to the Carolinas, where he will sell much jewelry
our Tigers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

While it is still called To-day

Woke up, cool from the air conditioner; Monica sleeping peacefully in bed next to me, Sierra on the floor next to me enjoying the cool air also. Fed and let Si outside, packed lunch, cleaned up and got dressed. Checked weather, partook of utilitarian conversation with Moni. Left - got gas, doughnut, coffee before expressway, backed into my parking spot just like every day.
Unlocked coded outer door, flipped switch on 'Open' sign, turned card around from 'Will Return at 9:00' to 'Open, Come On In!'. Struggled up 20 steps, turned on lights and coffee maker. Put chili and soda in fridge, grabbed a cold bottle of water and unlocked Windows. Absorbed and contemplated newest information which has come to light on Broom and thought to myself 'It's kinda warm in here'; marched to the back room and cranked the thermostat down from 80 to 75. Updated the app in the LOS with respect to this new information, man.
Filled my coffee cup and grabbed a fresh cold water bottle. Swore at the fruit fly tormenting the area I work in and turned on the radio. Emailed faux LO regarding new information which has come to light; he will address tomorrow. Flipped the daily calendar to August 29: I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. He gave me life that I might enjoy all things. , with no named author.
Prepared the Clemons signed app package for submission - I need to know how 'borrower-paid' compensation changes the interest rate we can provide. Packaged Depp's financial documents for mailing to her cousin the realtor in Howell. Answered a brief customer service survey for Unplugged Wholesale Mortgage over the phone.
Small-talked with boss, then complained about him leaving me with HIS clients in the office last night. Asked about pricing for 'borrower-paid'. Checked on the status of Ricardo. Read some Tiger/MSU news.
Organized the Broom file, munched on an old salad.
Worked on rates and stuff with Trump and Rob. Locked Clemons at 4.75%. Changed radio station to 97.1 and hoping Miggy hits a couple dingers to-day.
Submitted Clemons and commented on the live Tiger blog. Poured a diet Dew over ice while the Tigers are down 2-0 in the third.
Ate some of Moni's delicious chili over some corn chips heated up. Poured another Dew in my Comerica Park cup. Tigers down 4-0 and don't look (sound, really) good at all. Printed titlework from Brain on Kauzmoon.
Washed dishes again and checked pricing. Talked to my sweetie and it's hot outside and muggy. Requested a credit card number from Kauzmoon. Played one game of hearts. Checked on appraisal prices.
Cleaned up some files, poured a cold diet Dr. Pepper.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

C is for Confession

Father God,
Please forgive me the sin that entangles me; forgive me for not releasing it, for not casting it off for the encumbrance it is. My cares and worries and fears I give to You. My questions that have been un-answered I give to You. My angst and derision and all-loathing I lay at Your feet and beg for redemption. Forgive me for continuing down the path that leads to destruction. For the LORD gives wisdom! Please, pour out this to me; give me, give me, give me of Your Wisdom; so that I may be saved from the way of evil. 
In Your mercy LORD, hear my prayer.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Good stuff

Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.

Pope Leo XIII

When once a man is launched on such an adventure as this, he must bid farewell to hopes and fears.

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, from The Chronicles of Narnia

Philippians 4:13

NIV: I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

NLT: For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

ESV: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

NASB: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

AV: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

ISV: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

NET: I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English: Because I master all things by The Messiah who empowers me.

ASV: I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.

DRB: I can do all these things in him who strengtheneth me.

ERB: I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.

Young's Literal Translation: For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

David, remember these!!

Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle.

St Ephraim

We, too, should learn to be merciful.

Pope Francisco

Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it helpful?


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Via de Cristo!


Good New Via de Cristo Weekend #53 will be 10 - 13 October 2013, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 26400 Little Mack, St Clair Shores MI 48081.
Please pray that the hearts of the Participants would be open to God's grace and love during these three days.