Daily Archives: January 6, 2015

A Letter To Jill (Trig’s dog)

The following open letter by “Rex Scholla” was posted to Kevin Scholla’s blog at:

by Rex Scholla (Kevin’s dog)


Hello Miss Jill,

My name is Rex. My human dad does a lot of radio work and writing in support of your buddy Trig’s mom. I’m a black lab too, but I’m a mutt so I’m only part Lab. They think I’m also Jack Russell. Anyway, I’m writing to tell you that I have your (for lack of a better term) back.

That Trig kid was standing on you I see. Well that hit home! I have a six year old friend too. She’s pretty gentle with me. Girls seem to be that way. But she has this brother. He’s four and he reminds me of Trig a bit. But if you think you have it bad with Trig on your back, listen to this. He makes me play Batman every day! I have to be Ace the Bat Hound! I’m like “Dude, my name is Rex!” Sometimes I even wear a Bat suit.

When we’re not playing Batman he wrestles with me. If he gets too rough I let him know. Usually a little growl will get him back in line. Every once in awhile I’ll scratch him just to get my point across. Humans catch on eventually. The funny thing is I like playing with him. Yeah, I’m their dog but they’re also my kids. I’m sure you feel the same way.

Just like you were adopted by the Palins from the awesome Puppy Jake Foundation, I was adopted by the Scholla family. They found me on a highway, homeless. I was under weight, I had two kinds of worms, my nails were too long. I didn’t even know what a leash or collar was. Now, I’m having a blast. I’m a big part of the family. I hear you are too. I’m not surprised.

I know Trig’s grandfather has a cool black dog named Bo who sniffs for antlers. Showoff! Trig’s sister Willow spoils her little foo-foo dog. I mean that with love of course. I’m a city guy so I’m not used to prim and proper pups. The point is, you were brought into the Palin family because you are specially trained to help a guy like Trig and be his buddy. You are doing a great job. It looks like that training paid off because you know exactly how to deal with Trig. I bet a lot of that is just in your heart.

Have a great winter in Alaska. We are both fortunate to be spoiled pups in loving homes. Not to scare you or anything but did you know some people eat dogs? There’s a skinny guy in Washington, DC that actually ate a dog! Makes a kid on your back seem pretty pedestrian. Oh, and don’t listen to these people saying bad things about the picture of Trig on your back. They have a political agenda. I’m not sure what that means but the guy in the house I mentioned earlier told me that. That one group PETA says they’re for dogs and then they go out and kill a bunch of us. Don’t go anywhere near them.

There is a silver lining in this for me. Maybe dogs will be more careful about what photos get out there on the Internet. I don’t want anyone seeing me in my Bat suit. Gotta go now. My favorite show Dog with a Blog is on Disney Channel.

Barks and Licks,

Rex Scholla

PS- Did you ever have a Jack Russell aunt or uncle? Maybe we’re related.
PPS- Do they let Labs in the Iditarod?

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Taking down Newsweek’s anti-Christian screed

2015_01 Newsweek's latest anti-Christian edition

The following is my ad-libbed excerpt from “Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin.” The author, Dr. Mohler, is one of the nation’s leading evangelicals and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The author opens with the most crude caricature of evangelical Christians, then in a predictable move, claims to have based his research on “works of scores of theologians and scholars, some of which dates back centuries.” Except the sources he cites are all from the far, far left of biblical studies and he doesn’t even quote them accurately.

For example, he claims we cannot really read the Bible, for it does not actually exist and never has. According to him, all we have is “a translation of translations of translations of hand-copied copies of copies of copies of copies, and on and on, hundreds of times.” That just isn’t so — not even close.

While grossly misrepresenting Christian history, he presents tired old arguments that would not trouble any first-year seminarian. Despite his presenting them as blockbuster discoveries, nothing he says is ground-breaking in any sense. His arguments have been around for centuries and Christians have long had scholarly explanations for them.



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Who is disrespecting who here?

At the funeral for murdered NYPD officer Wenjian Liu, some of the police officers in attendance again turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio for his support for protesters calling for dead cops.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik told FOX’s Megyn Kelly that while he didn’t agree with the timing of some officers’ protest against Mayor Bill de Blasio at officer Wenjian Liu’s funeral, he understood why they did it.

Mayor De Blasio criticized the back-turners for showing “disrespect” to him.  But who was disrespecting who here?  De Blasio’s wife, the First Lady of New York City, showed up at the funeral wearing BLUE JEANS.

2015_01 05 NYC mayor's wife wears jeans to cop funeral



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Mistakes Made Beautiful

Boy comforting another

An Our Daily Bread meditation by Julie Ackerman Link

Early in his career, jazz player Herbie Hancock was invited to play in the quintet of Miles Davis, already a musical legend. In an interview, Hancock admitted being nervous but described it as a wonderful experience because Davis was so nurturing. During one performance, when Davis was near the high point of his solo, Hancock played the wrong chord. He was mortified, but Davis continued as if nothing had happened. “He played some notes that made my chord right,” Hancock said.

What an example of loving leadership! Davis didn’t scold Hancock or make him look foolish. He didn’t blame him for ruining the performance. He simply adjusted his plan and turned a potentially disastrous mistake into something beautiful.

What Davis did for Hancock, Jesus did for Peter. When Peter cut off the ear of one of the crowd who had come to arrest Jesus, Jesus reattached the ear (Luke 22:51), indicating that His kingdom was about healing, not hurting. Time after time Jesus used the disciples’ mistakes to show a better way.

What Jesus did for His disciples, He also does for us. And what He does for us, we can do for others. Instead of magnifying every mistake, we can turn them into beautiful acts of forgiveness, healing, and redemption.

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The Gospel Work

Cynicism is a sweet temptation. What’s easier than griping about the state of the world?

Smile in midst of frowns

But to look around and ask what I’ve been given to share, what small loaves of bread I can scrounge up to feed another hungry belly, what fine fish I can offer to make a meal?  (Mark 6:34-44)

That’s the Gospel work … finding good news where there seems to be none.


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I THOUGHT Something Smelled Different

home-againFrom the Earl.


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