Sunday, January 30, 2011

What sort of man and God is this Jesus?

One who calms the storms of this world and the storms of our lives--all ismply by the speaking of a Word.

To hear His Word that calms your every storm, click on this mp3 audio link of today's sermon for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The peace of the Lord be with you in the week to come, and every day of you life.

Friday, January 28, 2011

So Long, Charlie, I'm Glad I Knew Ye!

Charlie Callas, one of my all time favorites, died of complications from pancreatic cancer this past Wednesday.

While I'm feeling rather melancholy, I still can't help but walk around with a smile and more than a few chuckles because he is a big reason why this Martin is laughing. He was either 83 or 86, depending upon which report you read. Here are some Youtube clips of this rubber-faced, elastic-limbed genius.

Evolution of a Comedian

A man for all seasons of life.

Plate spinner extraordinaire!
(I never did "get" this form of entertainment.)

Who are the real idiots--the vapid voluptuous "models," or the drooling derelict "readers?"

What a Drag!


Ff. to 4:22 for this Callas classic moment.

So long, Charlie! Although you are now "thppphhhttt!" you remain a true First Article gift from God that will always make me laugh out loud.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Does Unity Really Come from Emphasizing Diversity?

So what are we teaching our kids when our public (read government) schools send out the following?

Attached is a list of Multi-Cultural Conference opportunities for students. _____________ High School will not be providing transportation to these conferences, but we will excuse students from their classes if they choose to attend.

2011 Multi-Cultural Conference Dates
o SLCC “Empowering Latino(a) Youth Towards Higher Education” Hispanic/Latino(a) High School College Day Feb. 12th
 Online Registration due by Feb. 2nd
o SLCC Multi-Ethnic Financial Aid Night Feb. 15th 5:30 PM
 Contact school relations office 801-957-4543
o U of U BSU High School Conference (Black Student Union) Feb. 17th.
 Online Registration due by Feb. 14th
o U of U Asian American High School Conference Feb. 24th
 Online Registration due by Feb. 10th
o SUU Multi-Cultural Overnight Feb. 24-25th
 Register by Feb. 17th
 (435)586-7741
o USU Hispanic Leadership Conference Feb. 25th
 Online Registration due by Feb. 18th
o U of U MEChA Conference (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) Mar. 2nd
 More info to come… (we hope!)
o SLCC Pacific Islander College Conference “Knowledge is Power” March 15th 9:00-2:00
 Online Registration due by Mar. 1st. Contact Lola Akeripa for questions 801-957-4290

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What Is God's Will for You? 'Be Cleansed!

Dear Baptized,

Do you ever wonder what God's will for you is? To hear all about it in today's sermon preached at Trinity Lutheran Church of Layton, Utah about Jesus' cleansing of a leper,click on this mp3 audio link,

The Lord grant you every blessing during the coming week living as His cleansed and holy people.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Watchmen of the Lord

Here is a sermon for all Christ's servants of the Word, and those who hear them, as it was preached to the pastors of the Utah Circuit of the Missouri Synod's Rocky Mountain District during Matins of their January winkel at Trinity, Layton. You can give it a listen by clicking this mp3 link--Watchmen of the Lord.

FYI, there are a couple things in the preaching not in the manuscript.

Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Laugh!

With apologies to Larson and Lynch.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

"If You Remember the 60's You Weren't Really There"

This is my new favorite hymn.

Ummm. Have I posted this before?

Please forgive me if it is a repeat. :^)