I mean... that's a super straight-forward pair of verses that, in my experience, is taught in yer average evangelical and evangelical-adjacent churches (in cynical hindsight, sometimes to keep the laity from having an opportunity to "preach"). How do you explain it away?
TIL there is normally applause at the National Prayer Breakfast (because of course 🍊 did not applaud the Speaker's prayer) and I'm like okay we're just tossing out Matthew 6:5-6 these days ("And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to...")
As a former Kansan (Wichita) I can attest to these things:
1. Kansas City is two actual cities, Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. The Chiefs stadium is MO side.
2. There are no other NFL teams near KS (closest are Broncos, Cowboys, and also-MO Cards) so the Chiefs are the most popular in Kansas anyway.
3. If you accidentally congratulate only Kansas for the Chiefs you will piss off Missouri.
4. If you then correct it to congratulate only Missouri you will piss off Kansas.
Also yeah, we haven't come up with anything other than Poppi to call him. Kid has given up on "Skeletor" and now just calls him "Pops."
Which is fine: kid's only surviving grandfather gets called "Papa" so it's not as awkward as when my sister got a pet mouse that she named "Sugar" but who promptly littered, resulting in us calling her "Mom" which then made it awkward when I wanted to stop calling our mother "Mommy."
New-cat introductions have gone fairly well. We're up to all three of them having the run of the house, getting fed at the same time, etc. Direct interactions are still awkward, though. Poppi (lower) got in the empty file cabinet and Ramses just watched until Poppi swatted at a toy I teased him with, and I got too close to Ramses with it. Then Ramses swatted and hissed and grumbled, and Poppi went to sit under the recliner. Ramses got in the drawer and was all "why will no one play with me?" 🙄
To be clear, that's looking down on him. Here he is from another angle.
(Also yes that recliner is going on twenty years old, don't judge.)
uspol, gallows humor
tag urself, I'm CJ Roberts' eyebrows in the last split-second: https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1223310717266407424
(also bought: "Peppa en el espacio!" so I can try reading to the littles who only speak Spanish (preferably while my little translator buddy is NOT there to laugh at me) and First 100 Words in English/Spanish for when I'm not up to reading in entirely Spanish.))
Read-to-littles day! I brought a few new books, which the teacher said "Ms. Karen brought you some new books!" and a couple of the kids thought she meant "for you to take home" so there was a little disappointment. Clearly I gotta get them hooked up with that local charity that does used-book drives for classrooms and get my little friends some books for home.
I also gotta find them some music DVDs because this business of "wait through the YouTube commercial for the sing-along to start" is 💩.
Got an email from my sister with the subject line "for my space chef sister..."
She's not wrong. 😆
Politically savvy white supremacists, I GUESS
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