Time to shake your head

The following headline of a story appeared in today’s paper:

Stolen wallet won’t dampen a good time

A Glenrock man didn’t let a stolen wallet ruin his good time.

The man’s wallet was stolen Wednesday night at Bryan’s Place, a strip club near Rozet.

He told deputies a blonde dancer with braces must have taken his wallet while giving him a lap dance. The wallet later was found beneath a sofa cushion, but $200 was missing, Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny said.

But after realizing his wallet had been stolen, the 31-year old man stayed at the strip club and had another lap dance, Matheny said.

I think it’s time to just shake your head and say, “Huh?”

From the Gillette News-Record blotter

Seriously…that’s all I gotta say.

HT: Gillette News-Record


Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:27 PM MDT

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wal-Mart employees were alerted to a white van parked in the store’s lot. Inside were five unattended children, whose ages ranged from 7 months to 6 years old. The employees wound up spending almost half an hour with the kids, before their 25-year-old mother returned from the store. She said she wasn’t aware that it was dangerous to leave children locked in a van, Police Detective Gary Owens said. The case has been referred to the Department of Family Services.

A statement regarding “Issues, Etc.”

The following comes from the KFUO-AM website.

Issues, Etc.

For programmatic and business reasons, the decision was made this week to discontinue the “Issues, Etc.” program on KFUO-AM.  We look forward to bringing you new programming in this time slot in the near future. Also, we thank “Issues” host Rev. Todd Wilken and producer Mr. Jeff Schwarz for their years of service on behalf of the station. Those interested may still download past “Issues, Etc.” programs from the “Issues” archive on this website. Thank you sincerely for your continued support of KFUO’s radio ministry.

Personally, that doesn’t say anything.  I want a real reason as to why “Issues, Etc.” was canceled.  Tell me that Rev. Todd Wilken said or did something to step over the line.  Tell me the Synod has gone bankrupt and is not able to produce the show anymore.  Tell me that Jesus has come back and there is no need to preach the Gospel any longer.  We as loyal listeners and supports of “Issues, Etc.” deserve a true, straightforward answer.  When will we get it?

Romans 12 and The Living Bible

This past Sunday, we had an installation of officers for our LWML.  I was given two “rites.”  The first was Installation Service.  The second was Installation and Rededication Service.  The first service was usable.  Actually, it was something which could have been included in the LSB Agenda.  The second service was longer and more responsive.  Below is a reading from “Scripture” from that service.  It comes from The Living Bible.  If you’re not familiar with The Living Bible, it is a paraphrased version of the Bible. 

Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body.  We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do.  So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others.  God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.  So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, prophesy then whenever you can-as often as your faith is strong enough to receive a message from God.  If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well.  If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching.  If you are a preacher, see to it that your sermons are strong and helpful.  If God has given you money, be generous in helping others with it.  If God has given you administrative ability and put you in charge of the work of others, take the responsibility seriously.  Those who offer comfort to the sorrowing should do so with Christian cheer.  Don’t just pretend that you love others: really love them.  Hate what is wrong.  Stand on the side of the good.  Love each other with brotherly affection and take delight in honoring each other.  Never be lazy in your work but serve the Lord enthusiastically.  Be glad for all God is planning for you.  Be patient in trouble, and prayerful always.

So, you be the judge.  Does that sound like anything you’ve ever read before?