Archive for February, 2010


Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2010 by auer83

Time for a little TLC


Dad’s Fun Facts

Posted in Humor, Uncategorized on February 19, 2010 by auer83

Not sure where Dad got these, but here goes…

Many years ago in
Scotland , a new game was invented.. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen
Only….Ladies Forbidden’.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered
into the English language.

The first couple to
be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma

Every day more money
is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.

Men can read smaller
print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was
originally green.

It is impossible to lick
your elbow.

The State with the
highest percentage of people who walk to work:


The percentage of
Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get

The percentage of
North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
$ 16,400

The average number
of people airborne over the U.S.. in any given


Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper in their hair..

The first novel ever
written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco
Cable cars are the only mobile National

Each king in a deck
of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David

Hearts – Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander,
the Great

Diamonds – Julius

111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

If a statue in the
park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air,
the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes

Only two people
signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

Ash Wednesday

Posted in Faith, Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 by auer83

Abba, Gracious Father,

when David repented before you

in sackcloth and ashes,

you poured out on him

the healing medicine of your forgiveness.

By following David’s example

may we reshape our hearts,

enter into your wisdom,

and offer your gifts that please you.

we make our prayer through Jesus our Savior.

~ Amen.

Bumps, Boogers, and Snow Blasts

Posted in The Good Life, Uncategorized on February 14, 2010 by auer83

Welcome to the Bump… so far.

Sure he looks cuddly, but he’s a booger to be sure.

It’s hard being a short Asian dude.

Faith or Works?

Posted in Words of inspiration on February 12, 2010 by auer83

“If justification is by faith alone, how can we apply James 2:24, which says a person is justified by what he does, not his faith alone?

Luther was reading Romans, where Paul makes it very clear that it’s not through the works of the law that any man is justified and that we are justified by faith and only through faith. What do we have here? Some scholars say we have an irreconcilable conflict between Paul and James, that James was written after Paul, and James tried to correct Paul. Others say that Paul wrote Romans after James and he was trying to correct James. I’m convinced that we don’t really have a conflict here. What James is saying is this: If a person says he has faith, but he gives no outward evidence of that faith through righteous works, his faith will not justify him. Martin Luther, John Calvin, or John Knox would absolutely agree with James. We are not saved by a profession of faith or by a claim to faith. That faith has to be genuine before the merit of Christ will be imputed to anybody. You can’t just say you have faith. True faith will absolutely and necessarily yield the fruits of obedience and the works of righteousness. Luther was saying that those works don’t add to that person’s justification at the judgment seat of God. But they do justify his claim to faith before the eyes of man. James is saying, not that a man is justified before God by his works, but that his claim to faith is shown to be genuine as he demonstrates the evidence of that claim of faith through his works.”

~ R.C. Sproul, on Salvation – taken here

New Blog, Old Snow

Posted in The Good Life on February 10, 2010 by auer83

I’ve just now begun a new blog at If you’re bored and have absolutely nothing to do, you could go bowling or check out the madness here.

In other news – Blizzard Part II has been raging through:

Yeah. It’s getting really, really old now.

Never before have I so wished for a mammoth-sized battery powered hair dryer.

Morning in the Snow

Posted in The Good Life on February 6, 2010 by auer83

10:30 AM and we have now eclipsed 3 feet. That would be the most accumulation in the Baltimore/DC area in recorded history. And snowfall will continue nonstop until 10:00 PM tonight.

Getting to the more cleared part of the street. Thank goodness our street gets plowed every few hours.

Buried Subaru

Even more buried Subaru in the background

The snow drift in the background is higher than Shanna (maybe there’s a car buried in it?)


Pretty high so far!

Really quite dreamy out there. Just hope we don’t lose power before the Super Bowl tomorrow. Or more importantly,  just hope we don’t freeze to death before the Super Bowl gets here.