Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Except there ain’t no lake anymore in our lives. Dreaming about life at the lake always made springtime a very special time for us part-time lake dwellers, especially those whose hands were itching to put a line in the water. While I miss the fishy part of May at the lake, the May-show here in […]

The Orlop has been in the doldrums, due to the changing internet and human sloth. The answer seemed to be a merciful death for my blog, but I finally decided to temporize by writing a first of every month post for a while. Time will tell whether this is simply “April fool” or a new […]

There are a lot of changes going on this fall time of year. As for baseball, the post-season is upon us. As for morning walks, they are starting to get cooler, and the trees are starting to show a little color. At home, the process of getting warmer clothes closer to hand has begun. And […]

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 Apr 14, 2014 — Lent Day 35 — 1 Sam 20:1-42 — Jonathan Warns David Jonathan was loyal to his father Saul, but he was bound in godly friendship to David, who at this point was officially still part of Saul’s household. But Saul had tried to kill David, who […]

This image was taken from Maui, Hawaii, by Dori Thorngren, my sister-in-law. She says, “Aloha! I used a Canon Rebel with a 75-300 zoom on a tripod. I took it at f/5.6, 1/3 second, ISO 1600, from our front door entrance. We started our viewing by watching the moon rise through clouds from an oceanfront […]

Sunday, April 13, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 — Lent Day 29 — 1 Sam 16:14-23 — David in Saul’s Service The rejection of King Saul by the Lord was accompanied by the departure of the Spirit of the Lord from Saul, to be replaced by a “harmful spirit from the Lord.” Although it would be […]

Sunday, April 6, 2014 Mar 31 — Day 23 — 1 Sam 13:8-23 — Saul’s Unlawful Sacrifice It’s not hard to see cause and effect in this incident. Saul may have been filled with the Spirit, but he was yet unwilling to let the Spirit have full reign. At this early point in his kingship, […]

Mar 24 — Lent Day 17 — 1 Sam 10:1-16 — Saul Anointed King Talk about a red-letter day for Saul! Anointed with oil, receiving a new heart, dancing with a group of prophets. It apparently was too much for him to process right away, because Saul didn’t share all of his day’s experiences with […]

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 Mar 17 — Day 11 — 1 Sam 6:1-7:2 — The Ark Returns to Israel What a story this is! The ark of God was like a hot potato. The Philistines captured it and now didn’t quite know what to do with it. The ark brought tumors and plagues to whichever […]

This should be the low point of my telescope mount Hypertune project. Everything has been taken apart, and the next step will be to smooth and polish the moving parts, apply fresh lubricant, and re-assemble them. My goal is to not have any parts left over or come up short at the end. And of […]