27 June 2014

This 'n' That

Some days, you just have to laugh at your circumstances. Those of you who were fans of the show 'Friends' (in your unregenerate days, of course) probably remember this scene:

Well, if you swap the smoke alarm for a carbon monoxide detector, you pretty much have life at my house this week.

The device began emitting an excruciatingly loud B-BEEP! a few days ago. It wasn't an actual alarm, but an 'I'm not working properly so I'm going to beep continuously until you fix me' sound. It's hardwired, and doesn't run on battery, so finding a solution was not easy. A call to the property manager proved futile. He managed to stop the beeping for about 36 hours, but as I stood in the kitchen at 6 am on Wednesday morning, it returned…B-BEEP!

No. Just, no.

The property manager's solution? Just cut the wires. Um…am I the only one who thinks this sounds like a bad idea?


So what is the solution? Have the manufacturer come out and replace it. Ah, okay. Perfect. Sounds simple enough. When can a technician be here?

July 3.

What? B-BEEP!

In the meantime, reset it every 36 hours when it starts to beep again.

Is this a joke? Am I on candid camera? B-BEEP!


With that, I think the 36 hours are almost up. I better go find the stepladder. While I do that, I hope you enjoy perusing your week in review (kind of):
  • I know we're supposed to be happy about World Vision's 'about face' on the whole gay marriage thing, but I still am admittedly perplexed as to why they, as a supposedly 'Christian' organization, went so starkly against God's Word in the first place?
  • Did you know that Hillsong's music is "God-breathed"? You know, just like Scripture is, according to 2 Timothy 3:16? That's what they seem to think.
  • Tim Challies has learned some lessons from false teachers.
  • In Romans 1 news, Indianapolis churches were happy to welcome same-sex couples to be 'married' once Indiana's ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional.
  • Mars Hill Church continues to drop my jaw at their bizarre audacity. Who tweets this?
  • Which one of these is not like the others? 
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I feel super honored that one of the only few Do Not Be Surprised mugs in existence has earned such a position of privilege on Pastor Mike Abendroth's desk! Are those Peet's Coffee stains I see?
  • And suddenly that eyelash I once found in a MacDonald's burger doesn't seem so bad (I still won't go back, though).
  • What is the difference between the sins of believers and unbelievers?
  • Gives new meaning to the phrase "one-stop shop."
  • "[Parents] should never select a church based primarily on the appeal of the children's programs." Amen to that! Too many parents let their unregenerate children be the 'spiritual leaders' in the family.
  • Charismatic teaching is breeding spiritual havoc.
  • The kind of worship God desires:


  1. I learned that carbon monoxide detectors should be about 2 feet off the floor. It's too late for you if the CO has to go to the ceiling to set off the detector. Yes, mine was on the ceiling, but not anymore. Hope you get yours fixed soon! Will enjoy checking out more of you links over the weekend.

  2. I noticed that the Indianapolis Churches were the “usual suspects” supporting same-sex fake marriage: UCC, UMC, Episcopal, and UUC.

    Which one is not like the other? Obvious one is “Jesus Calling,” but I can’t see “Mr. Feel Good” Max Lucado having anything to add in the way of “study” material in a Bible.

    1. Actually, I was thinking that the MacArthur Daily Bible seemed rather out of place next to Lucado and Jesus Calling.


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