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Introducing Matinee Monday

I admit it. I’m a sucker for old movies. Absolutely, 100% pure sucker. A total addict. And so, since our assignment for Blogging 101 today is to start a new feature, I’ve decided that this old curmudgeon is going to write a little something about old movies on Mondays of each week. So today, I am announcing a new feature from the Curmudgeonly Librarian, Matinee Mondays. For at least the immediate and foreseeable future, I will be posting about my old movie addiction on Mondays.


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Apostle’s Creed, part 1

I know that it is easy to memorize lines for recitation by rote memory. But sometimes, we memorize something because it speaks to our souls and helps us to remain grounded in what and who we are. To me, this is the Apostle’s Creed. On my About Page, I state without apology, “I’m a born-again Christian who truly believes what is written in the Apostles’ Creed.” 

I see the Creed as the defining statement of what makes me, Me. In his song, Creed, Rich Mullins nails it when he writes, “I did not make it. No, it is making me.” This statement defines me, and over a number of posts, I want to explain why it is so important to me. Continue reading

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Marital Idolatry, part 1






(This is the first of a three-part series; here are the links to part 2 and part 3.)

Recently, someone reminded me of Mark 2:27, in which Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” The Jewish religious leaders, the Pharisees, had asked Jesus why His disciples didn’t follow the Sabbath regulations, and Jesus told them that the Sabbath regs that they had instituted were not the Law of God, and that God’s command of the Sabbath was made for man, not the other way around.

One person tried to object, saying that the laws of God were God’s revelation of His character, and that in giving the Sabbath law, He was making requirements for man to follow in order to be in line with God’s righteous character, not doing something for man’s benefit. It seems to me that this man is rather small-minded: why can’t it be both? Continue reading


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“It Is The Very Truth of God…”

To my mind, this was Rich Mullins’ greatest song.

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November 20, 2014 · 4:48 am

“Find Thyself A Teacher”

In the Blogging 101 sphere, we are to write about, flesh out, comments that we might have made in visiting other blogging sites (the visiting was the assignment, yesterday.) One of the sites I came across was of a woman who is a Life Coach, and that triggered some questions and thoughts in me.

I am not clueless when it comes to Life Coaches; I listen to two podcasts, and both of them offer ‘coaching’. One of the podcasts, Sexy Marriage Radio, is hosted by Dr. Corey Allen, who is a licensed counselor, and who does counseling/coaching. His co-host, the popular author Shannon Etheridge, a licensed “Life Coach”, who conducts marriage workshops. Continue reading

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An Explanation

Because I am new to blogging, and to WordPress, I am going through WP’s monthly Blogging 101 boot camp. It’s a series of exercises that are designed to help you get your feet wet in the blogospere, and help you become more familiar with the tools that WP offers.

Today’s assignment was to modify the layout/theme that you had chosen, by personalizing the header. The theme I chose has a picture of books, which makes sense, as I am a librarian. But the theme did not display the ‘tagline’, the “Pithy Sayings” line, above. So I took this assignment as an opportunity to learn to use their tools to create my own image.

And VOILA! The Library Cat is born.

“The Library Cat?”, you ask. “Of course, the Library Cat,” I reply. After all, Mark Twain almost wrote “A library without a cat—and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat—may be a perfect library, perhaps, but how can it prove title?”  (And, yes, the Curmudgeonly Librarian does love cats.)



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