Archive for June 27, 2009

Shrimp Day Afternoon

Canteloupe 006  It’s another hot one here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, where the mosquito is perennially nominated as the new official state bird.  All that water and none of it close enough to take a quick dip in.  But cool dip or not, I am just as hungry as ever come lunchtime.  In fact, there doesn’t seem to be much that is capable of stanching my appetite, so today I whip up a favorite, Sautéed Shrimp and Sausage Pocket and serve it with Carrot Sticks, Grape Tomatoes, and a large bowl of chilled Cantaloupe.  Ah, cantaloupe:  The dietary dream food.  Loaded with potassium and vitamin A, and a source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, biotin, and inositol.  At a mere 22.3 calories for half of a five inch melon, it will serve as appetizer, salad component, or dessert.  What a nutritional bargain, eh? (more…)

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June 27, 2009 at 2:31 am Leave a comment

A Christ-Believing Lutheran Pastor Speaks to His Children and Grandchildren

IMG_0010  To our adult children:  We thank the Lord every day for you, and for your spouse.  Whatever contribution we as Christian parents made to each of you being the person you are, we also recognize our shortcomings. Therefore we thank our Father in Heaven for having molded you by His Word. Continue to raise your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4), pray earnestly for them, and set them an example of faithfulness to the Word of God in word and deed.  As you love your children, it will return to you – a treasure as you grow older. (more…)

June 27, 2009 at 1:46 am 1 comment


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