Sunday January 15th – 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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  1. National Park Service is MASSIVELY SABOTAGING the Trump Inauguration.

    I have a first-hand on-the-scene report from the contractor workforce responsible for providing all Inauguration facilities and equipment, describing how NPS Supervisors named “Robin and Amie” are sabotaging the Inauguration preparation at every turn.

    EXAMPLES:
    After the contractor used standard dust-away chalk to mark the locations where equipment was to be placed along the entire parade route, these NPS supervisors demanded that the markings be removed “to protect the sidewalks”.

    After the contractors finish erecting bleachers and placing equipment in PRE-APPROVED LOCATIONS, these NPS supervisors repeatedly show up to demand that they be moved.

    Tonight, contractors were erecting temporary light poles for sound systems along the route, powered by generators. Once the systems and generators had been positioned, these NPS supervisors demanded the generators be relocated because they were under leafless trees that the “Co2 emissions would damage”… no BS, that same Co2 required to sustain plant life … coming from our malicious National Park Service management.

    Observed with my own eyes.

    Please share with the Trump Team.
    They must know.

    The same NPS that blocked Veterans’ access to our War Memorials during the “budget crisis”, claiming lack of funding and concurrently using funds they didn’t have to hire security to physically prevent access.

    The NPS civil service needs to be replaced.
    Best Case: Hire ONLY VETERANS.

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  2. SteveInCO says:

    Good Sunday oh-dark-thirty Treepers!

    This is the LAST Sunday that the malignant malevolent misanthrope Obola will pollute with his presence in the White House.

    05 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes.

    131 hours, 43 minutes.

    7903 minutes.

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

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  3. 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).

    5.”Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    • duchess01 says:

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

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    • Bruce says:

      “for by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph 3:9

      2:1-10 Sin is the death of the soul. A man dead in trespasses and sins has no desire for spiritual pleasures. When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Wicked men are slaves to Satan. Satan is the author of that proud, carnal disposition which there is in ungodly men; he rules in the hearts of men. From Scripture it is clear, that whether men have been most prone to sensual or to spiritual wickedness, all men, being naturally children of disobedience, are also by nature children of wrath. What reason have sinners, then, to seek earnestly for that grace which will make them, of children of wrath, children of God and heirs of glory! God’s eternal love or good-will toward his creatures, is the fountain whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every converted sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul; he lives a life of holiness, being born of God: he lives, being delivered from the guilt of sin, by pardoning and justifying grace. Sinners roll themselves in the dust; sanctified souls sit in heavenly places, are raised above this world, by Christ’s grace. The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore, encourages others in after-time, to hope in his grace and mercy. Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not of works, lest any man should boast. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by his power. It was his purpose, to which he prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of his will, and his Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our good conversation, and perseverance in holiness. None can from Scripture abuse this doctrine, or accuse it of any tendency to evil. All who do so, are without excuse.

      Matthew Henry

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    • Bruce says:

      “for by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph 3:9

      2:1-10 Sin is the death of the soul. A man dead in trespasses and sins has no desire for spiritual pleasures. When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Wicked men are slaves to Satan. Satan is the author of that proud, carnal disposition which there is in ungodly men; he rules in the hearts of men. From Scripture it is clear, that whether men have been most prone to sensual or to spiritual wickedness, all men, being naturally children of disobedience, are also by nature children of wrath. What reason have sinners, then, to seek earnestly for that grace which will make them, of children of wrath, children of God and heirs of glory! God’s eternal love or good-will toward his creatures, is the fountain whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every converted sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul; he lives a life of holiness, being born of God: he lives, being delivered from the guilt of sin, by pardoning and justifying grace. Sinners roll themselves in the dust; sanctified souls sit in heavenly places, are raised above this world, by Christ’s grace. The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore, encourages others in after-time, to hope in his grace and mercy. Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not of works, lest any man should boast. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by his power. It was his purpose, to which he prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of his will, and his Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our good conversation, and perseverance in holiness. None can from Scripture abuse this doctrine, or accuse it of any tendency to evil. All who do so, are without excuse.

      Matthew Henry

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Some of the most lyrical music from the pen of S..L. Weiss is from his famous “Dresden Manuscript”. Just think for a moment how lucky we are to have this wonderful music, the originals of which were carefully husbanded down through the centuries by dedicated caretakers. Without them, our musical life would be a more barren place.

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  5. BakoCarl says:

    For Karen,
    With kind thoughts and good wishes –

    In your time of sorrow, I hope you’ll find
    That these few words will give some peace of mind.
    There’s grief and sorrow in our world so flawed,
    But comfort, peace and joy all come from God.

    A Time to Grieve

    There may be a day when grief knocks on your door,
    When all condolences sound lacking and poor,
    And heartfelt sympathies ring hollow, not true,
    As the crushing weight of grief bears down on you.

    Words from your pastor, and family, and friends
    Do nothing to help your broken heart to mend.
    And the flowers and cards you receive each day
    Are just another pile that gets in your way.

    Sincere words of sympathy written in verse
    Sound like meaningless rhymes, and make sorrow worse.
    It’s a bright, cheerful day, birds sing, chipmunks play,
    But your whole world is gloomy, cloudy, and gray.

    You search through God’s word to seek out His will,
    And that’s where you find it, though quiet and still.
    Those bereaved are given a time to grieve,
    Then a time to heal as the grief must leave.

    We know God listens to our earnest prayers;
    Not only does He hear, but He hears and cares.
    He’ll heal your broken heart, and comfort your grief,
    And provide strength and help, and welcomed relief.

    Give your grief to God, and your thanks, and your praise;
    He’s close by your side on the worst of your days.
    When your strength is all gone and you can’t pull through,
    He’ll take you in His arms and He’ll carry you.

    After some time, when your heart starts to heal,
    You’ll know God was working throughout your ordeal.
    You felt all alone and empty, but God knew
    You’ll feel His peace and joy returning to you.

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  6. Fe says:

    For Karen,
    I have been thinking of you all day. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that we Treepers are a source of comfort to you. Bless your heart.

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  7. Mike says:

    A nice mellow song:

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  8. usnveteran says:

    January 14, 2017
    KrisAnne Hall Speaks Out In Support Of Shane Cox And Jeremy Kettler:
    By – KrisAnne Hall, Disabled Army Veteran, Attorney and former prosecutor.

    “The 10th Amendment says: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    In 2013 Kansa Governor Sam Brownback signed into House Bill 2199, also known as “The Second Amendment Protection Act” which states – that any federal gun control laws that may be passed are not valid in the State of Kansas under the new law. The bill also prevents any federal agent from enforcing federal gun control laws within the State, as well as allowing prosecution of federal officers who try to enforce such laws within State borders. …

    But ………… Citizens Get Thrown Under The Bus:
    Prosecutors for the Federal Government have charged Shane Cox, owner of Tough Guys gun store in Chanute, of illegally making and marketing firearms, specifically sound suppressors. Prosecutors as well have accused Jeremy Kettler, a disabled U.S. Army Veteran, as a Tough Guy client who acquired a ‘silencer’ from Cox and filmed a live fire test of the gear. …” …
    http://krisannehall.com/krisanne-hall-speaks-support-cox-kettler/

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  9. Mike says:

    Although he’s a lefty, Ol’ Elton John had some good songs:

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  10. citizen817 says:

    Unfortunately for Europe…

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  11. Mike says:

    I just can’t stop playing this Trump song. To each their own ,I guess, but it just captures the energy and the spirit of the election to me perfectly

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  12. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  13. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Say good-bye to one clown this week, but all the funny ones will be gone in May. 😦

    https://www.ringling.com/

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    • Raven says:

      I was going to write and ask why we would want to fight it, then I realized it is the other side that wants to fight the fact that we are “generally better looking, smarter, happier and have a better sex life…” Silly bucket-heads.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Raven, the artist…..always look for the credits, that will tell you info. ThePeopleCube.com is a great site. Oleg, former Soviet Union artist, is on our side. He sees similarity here, with what he used to experience there.

        Check out his site….great stuff! Agitprop. http://thepeoplescube.com/

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Any body heard anything lately about Oleg and those charges filed against him for free speech at a university?

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  14. Dora says:

    House near the Church, Winter – Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (1922)

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.”
    Psalms 5:11 (KJV)

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    • duchess01, you should put this in the Presidential thread to remind Treepers to trust in Him regarding Trump’s Inauguration security.

      This Psalm is beautiful thank you for posting

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      • duchess01 says:

        Good idea, Georgia Grace – not sure if it would be acceptable on that thread – I agree – we need to trust that God will protect Trump, his family, and all who will be attending –

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        • If you add some verbiage that we (Treepers )need to cry out of our TRUST to the Lord . To me it seems so important and powerful that the Lord hear us all that we trust Him, good times & bad, scary times and worry, we trust Him.

          It was my stating in prayer, telling the Lord I trusted Him that I knew DJT would win the Presidency. I was so calm election night, i just knew God would deliver for us. Now with the security concerns, I trust always in Him. The Lord would not bring us and the saving of our country this far just to take DJT home now. Maybe God wants to see our true trust in Him. If we all call out our trust to the Lord, i believe that will be the greatest hedge of protection, full body of armor for DJT and the Inauguration. If u dont feel comfortable posting, i hope you dont mind if I use your posted Psalm and hat tip you when I do.

          Blessings and love to you and yours. Trust…

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        • piper567 says:

          I agree, duchess01, we pray each Sunday that His will be done, on earth…as well as heaven…so we must function as if we believe this: we wish His will to be done.
          A call to prayer, if ever there was one.
          We know that God ordains our leaders, and the evil that has been cut loose on our Nation had to come to a tipping point before citizens revolted.
          TRUMP is honest, and brims with goodwill for this Country of ours…I pray he is God’s man for revealing that truth exists…a first step towards folk believing in The One Truth.
          All those who believe must flood the air with prayers this coming Friday. This is a spiritual battle, and we will be able to see the outcome before our very eyes…as the rest of the world watches.
          To God be the glory!

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  16. Dora says:

    For those who are feeling nostalgic about the circus. 🙂

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  17. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
    The ETERNAL Word of Almighty God – Sharper Than Any Light Saber!

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2016/02/the-eternal-word-of-almighty-god.html

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20politics.jpg

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Kari Jobe Heal Our Land (Acoustic)

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  20. Southpaw says:

    Stories for Noah

    In high school a buddy bought my older brother’s boat. He thought it would be a cool way to impress girls. The first weekend he got it licensed we asked a couple of girls to go water skiing with us on the Delaware Bay. We launched on the river in National Park in New Jersey, across from Philadelphia. We were so proud of ourselves and puffed up like a couple of blowfish. I was the first to put on the skis and do my thing, riding the wake and and one hand on the tow line with one ski. I knew these girls would be wowed.

    All of a sudden the engine quit. I swam back to the boat to help diagnose the problem. After about 10 minutes we realized that we didn’t put gas in the tank and never thought to buy any. Nobody’s perfect. We took turns towing the boat by rope while swimming, the girls used the oar to paddle. After a few hours we got the boat back to our launch site. I figured we made the best of a bad situation. When I got to school Monday everyone knew what happened. The girls were not impressed, we were actually a couple of idiots and they wanted nothing more to do with us. Nobody’s perfect.

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  21. ZZZ says:

    Great story on so many levels.

    Mail Carrier Sees Guy Shoveling Driveway, Horrified When She Gets Closer
    http://madworldnews.com/mail-carrier-shoveling-driveway/

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  22. For Karen if you are on this thread. We love you, press into Him. Many blessings and prayers are being sent your way

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  23. Lucille says:

    Obama Secretly Sent Iran Billions
    Bill Still

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  24. Dora says:

    Like

  25. Here you go BigMamTEA, as promised Day#5 til Inauguration pic from DJTs FB page…different from the other #’s.  Call me crazy but I think there is some very subtle messaging in this pic of Regan.  The obvious is caption says he was in Hollywood b4 came to the Presidency, they laughed at Reagan like they laughed at Trump, they both became President, BAM!

    Then subtlty what I picked up on is the #40 top left….Regan’s was the 40th Inaguration.  Suspiciously, but not so much😉, Trump was kind enough to keep Bush Sr.’s’ name in the picture. Sr. was the 40th pres. I personally take the subtle messaging that the bush, shrub and twig😉 reign is over and their treason and treachery will be exposed for all to see. I’m sure there are multiple copies of this treachery out there in unkown white hats’ hands. The traitors try something, which I trust the Lord is protecting Trump from, multiple unknown sources will let the truth drop immediately. Just my personal take😉

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  26. John says:

    There might be trouble ahead:

    I love the whole equal opportunity thing, but when half the planet (roughly 4 Billion people) decide they want to kick your ass and take your shit, well, I am getting out of the way.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_DAVOS_INEQUALITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-15-19-02-51

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  27. 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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  28. The church I’m a member of has multiple locations and I go to one of the smaller ones and I’m part of the worship team and run the propresentor (SP?). And we livestream the message from the main campus. But I know my head pastor is kept in the loop of everything that is happening with the extended congregation. And I think he had added a special section in his part of the message today for me, because he read Ecclesiastes 3 today. It was very subtly included in the overall message, because the main topic of the four week series is SEEK. And he weaved it in seamlessly, by saying to seek Jesus at all times, I also think he had also said lean into Him, I have been thinking about it and I feel it was his way to give me a special message, since he couldn’t see me in person to give me any personal counsel.

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  29. Ddanna says:

    I love Ecclesiastes 3. It is so matter of fact about life, death and eternity with a melodic, soothing calmness! Prayers for you and your family dear Karen!

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  30. Steeler Nation will be watching for at least 1 more week 👍

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