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Terrible Swede the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog vs The Largest Filipino on Earth vs "The Fluffy"
Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 AD

A While Back...

...in the Lutheran blogosphere we shared with each other our book lists (mine's here). In that post I was bragging about how many books I had.

My wife and I get a newsletter from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation (remember this is where Kung Fu Master Schulz now works because he called Prs. Benke and Kieschnick on their BS at Yankee Stadium).

In the third picture of the newsletter of a young little girl of India holding an open book (similar to the one on the left) and it's caption, '100 Bible Stories was distributed to children and adults in India. For most children, this is the only book they own. A Sunday school curriculum based on this book is planned for 2006.'

I am thankful (and ashamed) for the material things we have. So many have so little. Earlier this year we were denied into some nice government subsidized housing - we made too much on our part time jobs! It was then we realized that there were people worst off then us financially.

Consider the 1st Article of our Creeds:

The First Article.

Of Creation.

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

What does this mean?--Answer.

I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my limbs, my reason, and all my senses, and still preserves them; in addition thereto, clothing and shoes, meat and drink, house and homestead, wife and children, fields, cattle, and all my goods; that He provides me richly and daily with all that I need to support this body and life, protects me from all danger, and guards me and preserves me from all evil; and all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me; for all which I owe it to Him to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

And consider this 4th Petition of Our Lord's Prayer:

The Fourth Petition.

Give us this day our daily bread.

What does this mean?--Answer.

God gives daily bread, even without our prayer, to all wicked men; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What is meant by daily bread?--Answer.

Everything that belongs to the support and wants of the body, such as meat, drink, clothing, shoes, house, homestead, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful magistrates good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

This year was better than last's by leaps and bounds: I was able to find full-time employment in one of the best aviation research labs in the country in April. This was a blessing after two years of unemployment wages and part-time work and completing vocational training at a school that was over 60 miles away for two years (I was able to finish two associate degrees - an Associate of Science in Mathematics and an Associate of Applied Science in Non-Destructive Testing).

I want to wish you a Happy New Year. We have many things to be thankful for. Do you?

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 AD

New Nephew!

...was born on December 10th! Noah Joshua Olson! to my little brother Jason and his lovely wife Dacia. Some pictures (above & below):

He's already a Denver Broncos fan!

I've discovered a new cooking site...

...It's called 'Cooking for Engineers'. I've added it to the blogroll. Looks promising...

Monday, December 26, 2005 AD

Got Lots of Catch-Up Posts to Do...

...been busy with Christmas and a 300+ page FAA report. Ugg.

SNL Rap "Chronicles of Narnia"

I aint givin' any HT to anyone 'cause I saw it on SNL myself - What? Don't you stay up late anymore?

Sunday, December 25, 2005 AD

Merry Christmas...

...from our home to yours!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 AD

Today's Word of the Day...

...Hypocritical (hp-krt-kl) - an adjective = 1. characterized by hypocrisy 2. being a hypocrite.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 AD

The Five Facts of El Terrible...

1. I am an underwear model. (No surprise to those that were on the Lutheran chat last nite.)
I've had 3 college semester of Russian from a gay prof from Yale, 1 year of Russian in high school and several refresher courses.
3. My middle name is french (fuck the french) and I choose it. The room is spinning.
4. I have placed second in many chess tournaments for not listening to those that coached me: 2nd in Colorado 6A (that's the Big Dogs to you) high school (our team still took first); 2nd in many military tournaments in the US Air Force and KS Air National Guard (usually losing to those guys that wear those faggotty white uniforms); and 2nd to a guy that I've previously beaten (in the same tourney) - he won by a half a point - this was at a coffee house in Little Sweden (that's Lindsborg, KS, to you). Lesson: Kill 'em all. Let God sort 'em out. (translation: play with no mercy.)
5. I have a blond hair on my left forearm (the true cause of my turrets syndrome) and my lovely wife reminds me of it everyday.

Thanks for the tag, Kung Fu Master Aardvark. I will continue this silly game by tagging Dr. CPA, the Kung Fu Masters In-Training Michael and Tim, John the Patent Lawyer, Kung Fu Master McCain, and Kung Fu Master Borghardt.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 AD

Scotch Is For Lutherans Is Good Fecal Matter

The latest edition of The Scheister is now up.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 AD

Family Game Nite...

...Skip-Bo is the game and Mrs. Swede has my name. Terrible Swede: 0. Mrs. Swede: 3.

I let her win.

Saturday, December 03, 2005 AD

I've Discovered A New Site...

...Get Religion. It has a small group of contributors from various media circles that discuss religious topics. Look forward to the reads.

I've Added A Crucifix...

...picture by Giotto (top, side bar) and it links to why Ludderans use the cross, cruxifix and even making the sign of the cross in our daily lives. The crucifix above is from that link. Art like this can teach us many things - sort of like a picture catechism.

Friday, December 02, 2005 AD

I Love My Wife's...

...feet! It may be a fetish.

If You Don't See...

...the fallen Nature of Man in sci-fi, then you will only be dazzled by the special effects.