Saturday January 14th – Open Thread

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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183 Responses to Saturday January 14th – Open Thread

  1. Dommy says:

    10.”Christ: God’s power and God’s wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:24).

    9.”Christ, Who is God’s image” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

    8.”The churches, Christ’s glory” (2 Corinthians 8:23).

    7.”The Lord Jesus Christ . . . the glory” (Ephesians 1:17).

    6.”Christ is the head of the church” (Ephesians 5:23).

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    • WSB says:

      I am not familiar with the prayer thread, cannot seem to find a current one, unless December 2016 was the last.

      Just wanted to post for Karen, who posted a half hour ago, on the USCoC thread:

      karensundstrom says:
      January 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm
      Us treepers are known to jump from one tree limb to another while reading all the posts on CTH, so just in case my treeper friends are on this branch I’m going to give you all an update on this thread, too. My husband died tonight and knowing that you all are praying for me tonight will comfort me and help me get some sleep tonight.

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      WSB says:
      January 14, 2017 at 12:03 am
      Karen, it’s 11:54PM. My heart breaks for you. My heart also sings for you having shared such a soul mate, such a lovely best friend.

      We will continue to assist and keep you and your husband in our prayers. Puddy can help on the prayer thread. We’ll jump over to that branch.

      God bless you, and please accept my condolences for you.

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      ginaswo says:
      January 14, 2017 at 12:08 am
      God bless you KS, prayers are up.
      Treepers are with you, as are the angels and your beloved husband who will always be with you

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      • So sorry….. I cannot imagine.

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      • Dommy says:

        I’m so sorry to hear this sad news Karen.
        Peace and blessings to you.

        Dommy

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      • Lucille says:

        Our dear sister Karen, we shed tears of sorrow for you and your dear husband. Prayers are being said for you and all your loved ones. May you feel the arms of our loving Lord surround you. May He give you peace and keep you safe.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Be well, Karen. Trust in Our Lord’s Grace.

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      • Kay Emig says:

        May the Lord take him unto Himself and comfort those grieving.

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      • Fe says:

        Karen,
        My heart goes out to you and I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be lifting you up to our Father in heaven for comfort and to give you a deep sense of peace and extra strength. Bless your heart. With love and blessings, Felicia

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      • Southern Son says:

        Thanks KSB!!
        Karen, I must admit that I thought at one time, you were Stalking me!
        The reason I thought this, is I don’t really care if others Like my comments, but if I only had One, it was You!
        Recently, I noted, that You liked Alot of Our comments.
        I rationalized, that You were just a
        Pure Treeper Patriot.
        But now, I realize, that you were coming to the “Refuge”.
        I sincerely hope, that somehow, we Treepers were comforting you, if only by distraction, from your circumstances.
        Our Prayers go out now, for You, and Your Family.
        May God give you Comfort and Strength in this time of trial.
        God Bless You Dear.

        ps
        My wife and I have a small family circle
        nowadays. And only one neice and nephew.
        I Pray that you have a Large and Loving support group.
        But if We Here can be of help, it will be our pleasure.

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      • JC says:

        Thank you so much for posting this, WSB, and for honoring us by sharing this grievous news, Karen. My heart breaks for you, and my prayers are with you. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

        This hymn comforts me when dealing with the passing of a loved one:

        When engulfed by the terror of the tempestuous sea,
        Unknown waves before you roll;
        At the end of doubt and peril is eternity,
        Though fear and conflict seize your soul.

        But just think of stepping on shore-And finding it Heaven!
        Of touching a hand-
        And finding it God’s!
        Of breathing new air-
        And finding it celestial!
        Of waking up in glory-
        And finding it home!

        When surrounded by the blackness of the darkest night,
        O how lonely death can be;
        At the end of this long tunnel is a shining light,
        For death is swallowed up in victory!

        But just think of stepping on shore-And finding it Heaven!
        Of touching a hand-
        And finding it God’s!
        Of breathing new air-
        And finding it celestial!
        Of waking up in glory-
        And finding it home!

        Finally Home
        by L.E. Singer
        music by D. Wyrtzen

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      • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Karen. Please remember that in every memory, there is love.

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (The Gospel According to Saint Matthew 11)

        “Come unto me.” Often when we hear this call of the Lord, we think of the happenings and going-ons of daily living, or of times when we are especially troubled, or a crisis is at hand. And, rightly so. For He is one who can give us rest like none other.

        Yet, there is another time when he says to us, “Come unto me.” It is when we are overcome with the tiredness of living, when we have reached the limit of our mortal existence. It is then that life is surrendered and we go to Him, receiving such “peace as the world cannot give.”

        Karen, my prayer is that your husband, having heard the final call of the Almighty, now knows such rest and peace. And, that you and yours, as you mourn his loss, will know the comfort and consolation of the one who is calling “Come unto me.”

        God bless you.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I have prayed that God will comfort you and reassure you.

        We have had some tough times over here, recently, too.

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      • ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

        God comfort you. Peace.

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      • Ddanna says:

        Prayers for comfort and guidance for Karen and her family.

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      • BakoCarl says:

        All who believe in God’s mercy and grace
        Will meet their loved ones face to face,
        Where time is endless and joy unbroken,
        And only the words of God’s love are spoken.

        May tender memories soften your grief,
        May fond recollection bring you relief,
        And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
        Of the joy that knowing your husband brought.

        For time and space can never divide
        Or keep your loved one from your side
        When memory paints in colors true
        The happy hours that belonged to you.

        Helen Steiner Rice

        Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles . . .

        May you find God’s comfort and His peace. – Carl

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      • aredtailblog says:

        Hoping the best for Karen’s family following this tragedy.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Dear Karen,

        I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Such a grevious loss for you.

        When my mom breathed her last breath, the Holy Spirit graves me His Word: “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Cor 5:8 May you find comfort in His Word.

        “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Lean on God and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart.

        God bless you.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          “Gave me” not the WordPress rendition. Sorry.

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        • frogstamper says:

          The night before my mother passed, this is the verse I was given.
          “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,”. Hebrews 12:22
          It has brought me great comfort during the intervening years.
          Karen, please let us be of help to you by praying for your specific needs at this time. Please let us know your needs and we will earnestly pray.

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      • hpushkin says:

        Heartfelt thoughts for you. Just said a prayer. It was good for all of us that you let us know.

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      • Raven says:

        Dearest Karen,

        With tears filling my eyes and falling down my cheeks I cry with sorrow for your loss. There is nothing I can tell you. . . you already know the truth that matters. Right now I wish I could just sit with you and cry. Then, when you were ready have you tell me sweet stories about how you and your husband met, or the special things you would do together, or how he could just be goofy sometimes doing his goofy husband things and you would laugh. I wish I could just be there to listen and laugh, to hear and cry.

        And to continually pray, thanking the Lord for you, for your husband, for you life together and now for this life you will go on alone. . . if only for a while.

        I do not live far away and if you would like me to be there with you, for any reason, please let me know. I will be there.

        Dearest Lord Jesus, keeper of our hearts, minds and souls,
        Oh Lord, thank You that when You took on mortal flesh and walked this earth You wept for the death of your friend, Lazarus, even all the while knowing You would raise him from the dead. Thank You for showing us that our Savior cries, and thank You for telling us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep. Lord my heart feels great sorrow right now for someone I have never met, but someone I will one day share Your Paradise with, my sister, Your daughter, Karen. You alone cause our hearts to beat, You alone cause our hearts to beat their last. We praise You, worship You, and glorify You in all things, even in the valley of the shadow of death where we can take only one step slowly at a time, we know You go before us, even there.
        Oh Holy Spirit, comfort, guide, strengthen, protect and engulf Karen each second as only You can do, and give her Your peace that makes no sense along this journey. Uphold her with Your mercy and grace, for it is Your daughters and sons who ask in Your name, Jesus, The Christ, Amen.

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      • StaleDale says:

        You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.. will request a mass to be said in his honor .. Please keep us all updated on how you are doing ..xo

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        WSB, upper top right, there is a flickering candle. Click on it. We were posting late last night.

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        • WSB says:

          Thanks, Mama! Last night I tried over on that thread. For some reason, my iPad did not scroll past what looked like archived threads past December 16th, so I was afraid to post there.

          Just tried it again and am able now to see last night’s thread. Thank you for posting! Some day, I will catch up to the 21st Century! 📎

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      • I’m so sorry, Karen. I just can’t even imagine your sorrow right now. Please know we’re praying for you and your family.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        WSB, to get to the prayer thread just click on the candle at the right on this site. It is not a daily thread. It is ongoing. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to reach the last comment. When there gets to be too many comments on the Prayer Request Thread then they just start a new page. It’s just not daily. It fluctuates how long it lasts depending on the amount of comments posted. Know that we are all praying for our dear Treeper friend, Karen over on the Prayer thread.

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        • WSB says:

          I finally realized that from AdRem and MamaTea. I’ve been there before but the threads look like archives. Saw December at the top of number 9 and thought it was the wrong place. Duh…know I know!

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    • duchess01 says:

      Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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  2. SteveInCO says:

    Happy Saturday, Treepers!

    This is the last weekend that the pestilential pustulous pretender Oligula pollutes the Oval Office.

    He will no longer have the power to ruin our weekends just by being who he is!

    06 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes

    or 155 hours, 44 minutes.

    or 9344 minutes.

    Have a deplorable weekend.

    (Not that I’m counting, mind you.)

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    • 4bleu says:

      We’ve become dependent on your non-counting.

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    • Disgusted says:

      I love your “Have a deplorable weekend” wish for us! Thanks. I hope as a country we will never let this whole deplorables fiasco be forgotten, and we will continue to vote for those who are asking for our votes to respect us, as the woman who started it all never did!

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      • SteveInCO says:

        Newt Gingrich said he knew Something Big was about to happen when Hitlary said “irredemable basket of deplorables” and within days he was seeing women wearing “Adorable Deplorable” T-shirts.

        Flinging the “devastating” insult back in their faces was a sign that being hated by the Left is a badge of honor to millions and millions of people.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      It is CATURDAY, so………

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  3. nimrodman says:

    Happy Caturday!

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  4. robertnotsowise says:

    In honor of William Peter Blatty’s passing, I thought i would put this here. A rarely seen documentary on the cultural impact of THE EXORCIST. This is really fun to watch. (It does not contain clips of the movie)

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    • robertnotsowise says:

      let me clarify – it does not contain SCARY clips from the movie 🙂

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    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

      Warning: the following scenes were cut form the movie because they were too frighting.

      Happy Caturday.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      I remember this coming out. I was a kid, and so did not see it.

      It really was a phenomenon. These reactions were in the news big time. People were supposed to be running out, or fainting, or throwing up. Nothing like this had ever been experienced by the movie-going public.

      There is the aspect of evil, and an innocent kid, but partly the story-telling has to be part of the effectiveness.

      We don’t get impacted so much – we can anticipate what we will see. But back then, no one was prepared.

      The only other movie phenomenon I can think of with such an impact was Jaws – man, people were afraid of the bathtub!

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      • Anton says:

        The movie makers hired an entire crew of psychologists to infuse the film with subliminals, including the sounds of pigs being slaughtered, and images of corpses. The audiences were reacting to the subliminals, not to the film itself, which wasn’t very scary.

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        • robertnotsowise says:

          Actually the only subliminal shots (which aren’t fast enough to be subliminal since they are 1-2 frames each) is of Pazuzu and it’s in the sequence where Jason Miller’s mother is walking up and then down the subway stairs.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      THE EXORCIST!!! My first really scary book! The book was way-worse than the movie!

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  5. Dear Lord,
    You know I struggle at times.. Please forgive me for all my shortcomings and hear my prayer. Please strengthen Donald J. Trump, guide him, protect him, and thwart his enemies.

    Love,
    David

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers! Our new little kitten is settling in . . . and thoroughly charming our entire household. Our cranky old street-kittiy found her and brought her to us and now she’s taking over the entire house. Our other cat is neurotic, insecure, and resentful of other cats. I was worried about how he would receive the little kitten. I needn’t have worried. She’s been playing ktty-tag with him for the past couple of days—and this from a cat that’s so withdrawn and fearful he doesn’t like being around other cats. Nobody bothered to tell kitty, so she just treats him like her big brother and insists that he play with her. Sure looks like she’s found herself a home. I’m thinking of calling her “Christmas”.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Southern Son says:

      Cats Are Possesed, y’all!!
      I get the warm fuzzy kitty, purring in your lap thing.
      But…there is a Demon in every one, just waiting for an excuse to KILL!!
      I mean, come On!
      If a cat, was behind my couch, talking like a Possesed Soul, it would have to be Exorcised, before I could sleep in the house again.
      It is like they are saying,
      I Want Your Soul, NowNowNowwww!!!

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  8. nimrodman says:

    I ain’t superstitious … but a black cat crossed my trail

    Finnair flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13
    https://www.rt.com/document/5878c0cfc3618819158b4636/amp

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  9. usnveteran says:

    January 13, 2017
    VA’s New Rule Establishes A Presumption Of Service Connection For Diseases Associated With Exposure To Contaminants In Water Supply At Camp Lejeune:
    ‘The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with the following conditions:
    – Adult Leukemia
    – Aplastic Anemia and other myelody splastic syndromes
    – Bladder Cancer
    – Kidney Cancer
    – Liver Cancer
    – Multiple Myeloma
    – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    – Parkinson’s Disease
    [access the following link for additional info.]
    http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2853

    January 12, 2017
    Associated Press
    U.S. Agrees To Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Toxic Water:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-agrees-pay-billions-marines-affected-toxic-water-n706346

    {I truly hope that the funding for us Veterans actually are used to help Veterans and not to unjustly infuse a ‘cookie-jar fund’ for other projects and military activities via the Defense Appropriations Bill, again. From what I’ve been reading, it still takes 3 months to get initial medical referrals or appointments at the VA Hospitals (to establish what illnesses may exist), and then it may take up to a year to get an appointment for medical treatment – longer for disability payments.}

    December 30, 2016
    Briana Acuesta
    Veteran Dies With Maggots In Wounds, 4 VA Staff Members Resign Immediately Afterwards:
    ‘The Director of the Department, Myles Deering, confirmed this but also stated that death was not related to the maggots and that the patient instead died from sepsis.’
    http://www.trueactivist.com/veteran-dies-with-maggots-in-wounds-4-va-staff-members-resign-immediately-afterwards/

    May 24, 2016
    Obama Administration Cuts Benefits To U.S. Military Veterans To Pay For Visas For Muslim Immigrants:
    https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/breaking-obama-cuts-benefits-to-u-s-military-veterans-to-pay-for-muslim-immigrants/

    September 4, 2015
    FOX News
    IG Report: 300,000 Veterans Died While Waiting For Health Care At VA: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/09/04/ig-report-300000-veterans-died-while-waiting-health-care-va.html

    January 3, 2013
    Cutting Veterans’ Benefits To Pay For Illegal Aliens’ Welfare?
    http://constitution.com/illegal-aliens-getting-preference-american-citizens/

    HCVets.com:
    ‘One in five Vietnam Veterans have HCV disease.’.
    http://hcvets.com/

    Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own – Part 1:
    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/gulf-war-syndrome-killing-our-own-part-1

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  10. JC says:

    A couple of oldies-but-goodies:

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

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  11. nimrodman says:

    Looks like some other countries have come down with Russia fever as well. Maybe it’s a contagion? Gee, it couldn’t have any US prompting thru back channels, could it?

    Danish minister alleges ‘Russia ready to attack hospitals, infrastructure & electrical supply’
    https://www.rt.com/news/373622-russia-hackers-hospitals-denmark/

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  12. Tonawanda says:

    A recommendation for those so inclined: a brilliant and funny play by Alan Ayckbourn called Man of the Moment. Audible has it as part of a collection of AA’s plays, if you listen to literature as I love to do.

    This is a beautiful play about Christian integrity versus modernity, truth versus media narrative, love versus cruelty, good versus evil.

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  13. Dora says:

    This is frightening. It looks like the Church is being destroyed. I don’t know what can be done. We can’t vote for a new pope, so I guess we’ll just have to sit back and watch. It won’t be pretty.

    ======

    ‘Scandalous,’ ‘shocking:’ Catholic experts blast Vatican invite to pro-abort ‘Population Bomb’ author

    (LifeSiteNews) – Life and family experts are calling it “scandalous,” “shocking,” “confusing,” and “perplexing” that the Vatican would invite Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement, to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference.

    “The fact that Paul Ehrlich is advertised as a speaker at the Vatican’s ‘Biological Extinction’ conference is scandalous,” Maria Madise, manager of Voice of the Family, told LifeSiteNews.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/experts-blast-vaticans-scandalous-decision-to-host-pro-abort-population-bom

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Frankly, I simply think this is yet another illustration of why we are not supposed to have a priestly hierarchy. One question for believers is: why did God allow so much time before bringing the Redeemer, essentially bringing in Judaism 2.0?

      One possible answer is that He wanted to illustrate very well that a priestly class is not the answer – so we need to be wary of reifying any man – any Swaggert, any Pope, etc., or reifying any earthly status or position.
      Kind of like God said, “I told you that you should be governed by judges, not kings, but if you really want a king so that you are like the other nations, well, then…”

      So, in my humble opinion, with no insult to Judaism, I think that God’ intention was not to have a priestly class, or a closeness-to-God hierarchy, re-established with Peter receiving the keys like the Levites receiving the keys to the Tabernacle. In my humble opinion.

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    • joshua says:

      the Church has survived a LOT over the years….this too will pass.

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      • Luck is not all says:

        Amen

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I agree Joshua that Christ’s church will survive. My concern is tht so many believers will succumb to false prophets and false prophecy. Entertaining such in the church is unexceptable. I’d reference Scripture, but it’s the entire New Testament. Might see Rev. 2-3.

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    • Dora says:

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    • SteveInCO says:

      This would be the same Paul Ehrlich who has repeatedly predicted famines that didn’t happen, and other disasters, for at least thirty years…and the Left still listens to him.

      I’ve generally managed to shut an Ehrlich-spouting Leftist up for a few minutes by pointing to his record.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
    1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)

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  16. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    It is a beautiful white winter morning. Happy Caturday Treepers!

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  17. Dora says:

    Wow! They are great!

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  19. aredtailblog says:

    Happy caturday, everyone:

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Beginning to look more and more like the replacement of MG Schwartz is due to his having stepped on Pentagon toes rather than anything in the Trump camp.

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/14/head-of-dc-national-guard-to-step-down-during-inauguration.html

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    • nyetneetot says:

      We’re going to be taking a whack at the “comment” piñata over here are we?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        People who haven’t dealt directly with the Guard tend to confuse it with the regular military. The DoD wasn’t all that happy when the Guard got a general-grade officer in the JCS and that ‘dual chain-of-command’ thing doesn’t make the regular military all that happy either.
        To be relieved in the middle of the inauguration reeks of trying to embarrass MG Schwartz, that’s more of a ‘military to military’ slap in the face than an incoming POTUS slap, for that to happen MG Schwartz woukd have to have personally peed in Trump’s punch bowl. Had Trump’s team have done that I’m sure that some ex-military member of Trump’s team have brought the insilt directly to Trump so as not to start off on the wrong foot. On the other hand they’d have most likely told him to let the Pentagon people settle their own tiffs in-house and not start off by interfering.
        In short, I don’t like the impression being pushed that this is Trump’s being racist and insulting a black general.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Like this is the only thing they have done (or will do) to be vindictive for losing the election. This guy and families destroyed are just fodder to these people. What is really sad is that usually it turns out it did nothing to accomplish their end goals (if they were even realistic or thought through in the first place).

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          • czarowniczy says:

            It’s politics at both the civilian and military levels, people get thrown under the bus there all of the time. He made major general, some place few officers ever get to. He was a politician with feet in both camps and knew full well that every other two star looking for that third star had him in their crosshairs, ya knows dat when ya plays da game. His only upward slot was at the JCS and there were 50 other 2-stars looking at that one seat too.

            He’ll be OK, he’ll have a nice retirement salary, the various retired general clubs will welcome him in where every other general retired because s/he drew a low card will commiserate as they water-down at the O-Club bar. He will also have an impressive buffet of retired general perqs to nibble off of so I don’t really feel that bad for him. If you turned over enough stones you might find that there’s a one star or two and some colonels who were onboard with this, they’re looking for upward mobility and he’s a cork in the bottle.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Czar, I trust you completely on this. And, I wonder if your last sentence explains what is going on: “impression being pushed that this is Trump’s being racist and insulting a black general.” Maybe this is exactly the effect “they” wanted.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            To me the ONLY waynthis makes sense is as Rat propaganda or a false flag operation as part of a ongoing program to diminute and embarrass Trump.
            If this were true then let’s wait and see black congressional caucus Knights of the Mystic Sea try to hold Congressional hearings to determibe if Trump had a direct or indirect hand in kicking one of their most successful brothers to the curb, as rich blue-eyed devils are wont to do. Don’t be holding your breath.

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  21. cohibadad says:

    I highly recommend Stefan Molyneux’s long and detailed new video on Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism and Communist infiltration of American government, State Department, and foreign policy betrayals of anti-Communist governments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljpYZ8wejA&t=7039s

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  22. MaineCoon says:

    Practicing my Jan 20th parade watching in my MAGA hat!

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    Before and after being shown that his favorite food………..that he doesn’t like anymore.

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  24. MaineCoon says:

    Dear Karen,

    God put it on my heart to share this information with the loss of your dear husband.

    The hospice my mom was in recommended grief counseling for family survivors. I could not attend their class as I lived out of town. I chose a non-denominational, faith-based organization called GriefShare, which they highly recommended. (www.griefshare.org).

    Grieving is a process and the length of time one grieves varies greatly.

    At a point in your grieving process, if it just seems like you are in it all alone, seems like no one truly understands what you are going through, friends/family want to help but can’t, please consider going to the GriefShare web site to find a class near you. All locations follow the same workbook & see the same videos, so it does not matter which location you attend. Go as lead.

    Many well-known recognizable Christians shared in the videos their loss of a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandchild and the recovery process. It gives great hope that through Christ we will be healed of this devastating loss.

    Classes are small. Every class member is grieving and God uses others grieving to help you and vice versa. God knows our pain and class members understand the depth of your pain, loss, grief, subsequent challenges you will face as they face them too. Many class members are able to give true guidance as God brings them into your life to help you. As they help you they help others and themselves.

    If God is in our healing process He will heal us in His timing beyond what we can imagine, and as we turn to Him in this grieving journey, He will use us to help others, just as I am being used to help you. Outside of God’s healing, we might survive the process somewhat superficially, but only God can perfectly heal our spirit, mind and soul.

    Put this information aside until God leads you.

    May God comfort you, Susan. Num 26:24-26

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  25. Lucille says:

    Playing into the hands of the jihad….

    “Vatican opens Palestinian embassy ahead of critical summit in Paris”
    January 14, 2017 12:56 pm by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/vatican-opens-palestinian-embassy-ahead-of-critical-summit-in-paris

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  26. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    God’s promise of the land Judea.
    http://hischannel.com/LindseyReport/7506A

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  27. boomerguy says:

    How do I add a picture to a post here?

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    • ZZZ says:

      post pics that are jpg

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        boomerguy, and the links must be “hot” meaning they are currently accessible on the net.

        Find your pic, hover over it. Right click, scroll down to “view image info” Click, which brings up another page with a highlighted .jpg.

        Copy that, then you can post that .jpg, or .gif, or .png here in the comment section.

        **Also, an image needs to blank lines ahead of it, if you’re also making a comment.

        Go try it. You’ll need some practice, so either come back here, or go to say like yesterday’s open thread and practice if you’re shy. You’ll be able to see if it posts that way.

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

    Hey, Rev.Al had a Pre-Inauguration Rally today, and ah dang, I missed it. {snark}

    _” The Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march in Washington, DC to give voice to issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity….Following the march, a rally was held near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Some of the speakers included NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser……” https://www.c-span.org/video/?421836-1/reverend-al-sharpton-hosts-preinauguration-rally

    Also addressing the audience were relatives of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Walter Scott who were killed in incidents involving the police. The event was co-organized by the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Black Women’s Roundtable.

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  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    I can’t remember who’s already had their confirmation hearings posted here, so if I repeat..

    Betsy DeVos – Secretary of Education -Jan 17, 5:00pm EST – HELP Committee (Health, Edu. Labor and Pensions) http://www.help.senate.gov/

    Tom Price- as Secretary of Health and Human Services -Jan18, 10 am EST – HELP Committee (Health, Edu. Labor and Pensions) http://www.help.senate.gov/

    *****Then Rep. Price will have to go to the Finance Comm.( It is the Finance Committee that has primary responsibility for the Health and Human Services nomination, since it has jurisdiction over taxes and entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid)
    Not on schedule yet, because……. (they’re stupid, or they are getting ready for the shin-dig our congress critters have at some retreat coming up soon)

    Ryan Zinke for Interior Sec’y – Jan 17th 2:15 pm EST Senate Energy, Natural Resources committee – http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/?

    Rick Perry for Secretary-Energy-January 19 10:00 a.m-EST- Senate Energy Natural Resources. http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/?

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    I’m just now watching MadDog handle Sen. Gillibrand during his waiver comm.hearing.
    If you haven’t seen it yet, it be like this……

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Gillibrand asked,
      “Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?”
      Mattis said….“Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with,” ……

      Gillibrand “So the answer is no?”

      Mattis said. “Senator, my concern is on the readiness of the force to fight and to make certain it’s at the top of its game,”….

      BOOM!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      correction The waiver was handled by the House Armed Services committee, the confirmation was by the Senate

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    There have been at least 2, poss. 3 additional Reps, besides Duncan Hunter, take down the poor taste pic that is hanging in the congressional hallway.

    Now, it will come down PERMANENTLY. LOVE this WINNING!

    “Architect of the Capitol says ‘pig-cop’ painting violates House rules, will be removed”
    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/13/architect-of-the-capitol-says-pig-cop-painting-violates-house-rules-will-be-removed/

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  32. BigMamaTEA says:

    We need to watch this guy seriously……(already know he’s a weasel and could be a problem)

    “Ben Sasse gracefully responds to Dem congressman who called Trump an ‘illegitimate’ president”

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/14/ben-sasse-gracefully-responds-to-dem-congressman-who-called-trump-an-illegitimate-president/

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  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    These dummies are so slow, and behind…….We need to keep an eye on this issue…..
    It looks like, maybe some of the left got their fefe’s hurt, when Comey would not confirm or deny an investigation during a closed door Intel discussion. So, this is R’s doing this.

    _ “Intelligence Committee will investigate possible Russia-Trump links”_

    ……..Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said late Friday that his committee will investigate possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, reversing himself one day after telling reporters that the issue would be outside of his panel’s ongoing probe into Moscow’s election-disruption efforts…..

    ……..The Senate move also creates a split with the House, where intelligence panel chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told POLITICO earlier on Friday that Congress should not be investigating any possible contacts between Russia and the Trump camp.

    “House committees don’t go operational like that, that I know of,” said Nunes, who is a member of Trump’s transition team. “It’s a law enforcement issue.” …….

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/burr-says-intel-panel-will-investigate-possible-russia-trump-links-233621

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  34. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  35. BigMamaTEA says:

    Sd, black hats are double-double crossers!

    “Report: US Intel Met Secretly With Mossad, Plotting to Hide Intelligence From Trump”

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=56110

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  36. BigMamaTEA says:

    a group of women start making hats to wear to the Women’s protest in DC. They started a FN account, now they have hoardes of women knitting and sewing hot pink hats to wear.

    Let me introduce you to…….The Pussyhats

    http://www.pussyhatproject.com.

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