January 31, 2015

Saturday Ramblings – Jan 31, 2015 (Jim Cantore Edition)

Good morning iMonk community! Pastor Dan is away on a prayer retreat this weekend, so I’m filling in. And I say, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We made it through Winter Storms Juno and Kari (reports below), now this weekend we’re facing WS Linus here in the Midwest. Where I live […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 24, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. First, some sporting news.  The Superb Owl is set: The Seattle Seahawks will attempt to defend their crown from the New England Patriots.  The Patriots had a little controversy after their blow-out over the Colts: Deflate-gate (hey look, a”gate” controversy that actually rhymes!) The NFL is looking into […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 17, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to ramble? Make the Bible the State Book?  A bill in Mississippi (expected to pass) would do just that.  The article notes, “Lawmakers say designating the Bible as the state book would be completely symbolic and nobody would be required to read it.” So, basically it would […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 10, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let’s do some rambling! NFL wisdom:  “It’s like you look at a girl who looks like you, and you find out it’s your cousin, so you can’t go on a date with her even though you’d like to, because she looks like you. But then you see her […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 3, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, imonkers.  Actually, welcome to the New Year.  Just in case you weren’t feeling old enough, remind yourself that we are now as close to 2040 as we are to 1990. And by the way, since it’s 2015, aren’t we all supposed to start dressing like this now? How are your New […]

Saturday Ramblings: Dec. 27, 2014

Saturday Ramblings, December 27, 2014 Good morning, iMonks. We have dug out of the piles of wrapping paper, boxes and bows, cleaned up the toys strewn all over the floor, emptied the dishwasher for what seems like the hundredth time, put out the trash, and are now getting ready to do some holiday rambling. Some […]

Saturday Ramblings: Dec. 20, 2014

Saturday Ramblings: December 20, 2014 The big week is here, and as you can see from today’s pic, the jolly old elf is warming up the Rambler for his long gift-dispensing trip. Are you ready? The Mrs. and I are scrambling this weekend to get things ready around here. We have guests coming from the […]

Saturday Ramblings: Dec. 13, 2014 — Gaudete Edition

Saturday Ramblings — December 13, 2014 Quick! Why is the third candle on the Advent Wreath pink and not purple or dark blue like the others? Answer: Because the third Sunday in Advent is different. It is known as Gaudete (Rejoicing) Sunday. On this day, having passed the midpoint of Advent, the Church lightens the […]

Saturday Ramblings: Dec 6, 2014

Saturday Ramblings, December 6, 2014 About 15 degrees cooler, and I would be writing you from a winter wonderland. Here in central Indiana on Friday we were expecting 1″-2″ of rain and there were flood warnings throughout the region. No sleigh rides for a while, I’m afraid. We don’t even like taking the Rambler out […]

Saturday Ramblings — Nov. 29, 2014

Saturday Ramblings, November 29, 2014 Many of you spoke last week, pining for the Saturday Ramblings of old, full of opinion, controversy, and bite. Okay then. We’ll do our best. You will note that the Rambler wagon is back this week, gassed up and ready to take us over the river and through the woods […]