Wednesday April 12th – Open Thread

Our 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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131 Responses to Wednesday April 12th – Open Thread

  1. WSB says:

    Guess what day it is….?!

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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    Bill announced a “Guess Where Bill Is Going” online contest. Would it be a spoiler to say I saw his name on the Guest Arrival Bulletin Board down here? 👿

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  4. Man, what a brilliant episode.of The Americans tonight…WOW


  5. citizen817 says:

    Feel Good Story

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    • smiley says:

      heart of gold

      Liked by 4 people

    • Gary says:

      This is how real humans behave. I remember a time when this would have been considered “common”.

      Liked by 7 people

    • dbethd says:

      Love the quote from the wife of the amputee: “Like a breath of fresh air he is, and there is a sense of optimism back in our home because of his kindness. This stranger is now a friend.”

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    • Bendix says:

      That was beautiful.
      It goes to illustrate that there are so many people who could use someone’s help and caring concern.
      I have a ‘friend’ in that very state, pontificating on how awful it is that the GROWN MEN he knows who are here illegally, may be sent packing by President Trump.
      He (the ‘friend’) would never think to do something like this for someone. Much easier to flap your lips about what you want other people to spend their money on doing, or who you want other people to be forced to treat as “special”, based on your own personal feelings.


  6. You know Summer is just around the corner when folks begin grilling outside…

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  7. smiley says:

    Ice Pool



    Andrew Wyeth

    “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape…Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” ~ A.W.


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  8. Dora says:

    Stanislas Lepine – “CANAL IN SAINT-DENIS, EFFECT OF MOONLIGHT” (1878)

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  9. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    Come, fly, leave your cares behind…

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  10. Dora says:

    It’s going to be a beautiful April. Just keep looking up at the sky. 🙂

    Full Pink Moon, Lyrids Meteors, Jupiter, Saturn Shine In April

    Will the moon be pink? What does the April full moon have to do with Easter? Plus, questions about Jupiter, Saturn and Lyrids meteor shower.

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  11. r2 says:

    please pray for this awesome young lady having very risky brain surgery this morning….

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  13. Dora says:

    Adorable. 🙂

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
    2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Divine Nature

      Some think that man is naturally good,
      But that’s not what it says in God’s Word.
      Rather than good, man is naturally bad;
      Man’s heart is deceitful and can’t be cured.

      But with God all things are possible,
      God promised that, through Him, we can change,
      And partake some of His divine nature:
      A change that only God can arrange.

      All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory,
      But are justified through faith in His Son.
      We’ve escaped the penalty for our sin,
      Christ paid the full price saying “It is done.”

      When we trust Christ, we get a new nature,
      That lets us love God and follow His will.
      No longer will we perish with the world;
      We have God’s promise that He will fulfill.

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  15. duchess01 says:

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

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  16. duchess01 says:

    TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    What Man is This? Our Passover Lamb!


  17. blessdog says:

    my apologies if some one already posted this –

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  18. Bruce says:

    Here is good news from our Lord!

    1Jo 5:13  I have written these things to you who believe on the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have everlasting life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Heaven is a free gift
    Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    It is not earned or deserved
    Eph 2:8  For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
    Eph 2:9  not of works, lest anyone should boast.
    Man is a sinner and therefore is not acceptable to be with God.
    Rom 3:23  for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,
    He can not save himself
    Mat 5:48  Therefore be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.
    God is merciful and doesn’t want to punish us
    1Jo 4:8  The one who does not love has not known God. For God is love.
    God is also just and must punish sin
    Exo 34:7  keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.
    Eze 18:4  Behold, all souls are Mine. As the soul of the father, also the soul of the son, they are Mine. The soul that sins, it shall die. [see Genisis chapter 3]
    We have a problem that God solved in the person of Jesus Christ, the infinite God in man’s flesh.
    Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    Joh 1:14  And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.
    Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sin and rose from the dead to purchase a place for us in heaven.
    Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, each one to his own way; and Jehovah has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
    Jesus lived the perfect sin free life while on earth and gave that righteousness to us when he went on the cross so we could become acceptable to the Father.
    Rom 4:24  but for us also to whom it is to be imputed, to the ones believing on Him who has raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

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    • Bruce says:

      Faith is the key to Heaven. Knowledge isn’t enough, even Satan knows who Jesus is. Saving faith is knowledge, acceptance of that which is true, and trusting alone in Jesus. He tells us to repent and beg forgiveness.

      Like 13 1-5 1There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

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      • Bruce says:

        This gift is received by faith.
        Act 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, and your household.
        Saving faith is a combination of knowledge and trust.  Knowledge alone is not not enough, for Satan knows who Jesus is and he will not be in heaven.
        Jam 2:19  You believe that there is one God, you do well; even the demons believe and tremble.
        Believe and repent to be judged by the perfects works of Christ rather than your own.
        Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.
        Transfer your trust from yourself and receive Christ as Lord
        Joh 6:47  Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me has everlasting life.

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  19. Dora says:

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  20. Coldeadhands says:

    A reminder that it was DJT who was chosen. Everyone ELSE serves in an attendant role.


  21. quintrillion says:

    Found this video posted on a message board. Incredible video made by snorkelers in Zihuatanejo last winter. Snorkel without getting wet. Beautiful wide range of sea life in the bay, even a submerged statue of Christ.

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  22. Bendix says:

    I enjoy all the expressions of faith on this thread. I’m struggling with my hate right now. Not hate against Barack Obama, as it is righteous to hate someone so malicious.
    My hate for the people who put him there, made excuses for him, and who persist in self-righteously condemning those of us who seek to undo some of the damage, is what I try to deal with. Not the celebrities and political figures, but ordinary Americans who are blinded by liberal propaganda. They aren’t bad people. They are just behaving badly but don’t know it.

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    • Bruce says:

      Jesus fixes everything if you trust Him. His judgment is perfect and Holy. I don’t expect people who live in the Godless culture to be anything other than what they are,…. disappointing. They store up wrath for themselves. There is no one righteous, no not one. We all deserve the same wrath lest we never repent.

      I repent each day several times a day for my anger. It can’t be helped, it can only be forgiven.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I struggle with my hate everyday. It goes back even farther! {grrrrr!}


      • Bruce says:

        So do I. I ask the Lord to forgive me and help me. He will set all things perfectly right. That is what He is all about.

        Rev 21
        1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling placea of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,b and God himself will be with them as their God.c 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”


  23. Dora says:

    Time For Lunch

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  24. smiley says:

    still uncertain but…

    Megyn Kelly’s First Interview At NBC Could Be With Vladimir Putin

    April 12, 2017


  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    Mods, I’m in spam hellz this am. Hep! hep! (It’s probably too big; but it’s for hub.)


  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    Yes, more WINNING! Trump and my guy Scott Pruitt -EPA, are beginning to deconstruct a big scam you’re “so conditioned” that you didn’t even realize……..

    EPA owns the rights to the Energy Star brand licensing, wonder where that money has been going???!!!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      forgot link:

      This is so good for our economy that words escape me at the moment, but I can tell you a little about arguably the most corrupt federal program in history. This EPA brand literally invented the Junk Science industry, producing the ‘Clock Boy’ type science that turned government energy efficiency into a multi-billion dollar slush fund for the EPA’s Billionaires Club…………
      …………The ENERGY STAR is virtually the ‘Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs’ for political elites at secretive non-profit groups like the Energy Foundation and Prosperity Partnership, which are controlled entirely by the political class with zero accountability to taxpayers………..

      Back later, saying a private prayer for my guys, Trump & Pruitt.

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  27. aredtailblog says:

    In life news, my younger brother has gotten the bright idea to get involved in Amway.

    It has all the buzzwords of a pyramid scheme and just as from what I looked up, it’s been regarded as one by millions others in the past.

    Good-hearted kid, but pretty naive move on his part here.

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

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  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    More WINNING! This is good. Responsible stewardship with Trump and Ryan Zinke, Interior.


  30. Sepp says:

    Does anyone else remember the days when stores and businesses would be closed for part or all of Good Friday?

    Remember when a radio or television would not be turned on for Good Friday?

    Remember when people did not do any other kinds of “worldly” activities on Good Friday?

    This year I am trying hard to avoid activities and habits that will draw my attention away from what Holy and Great Friday (Good Friday) is all about.

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  31. 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 and their families 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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  32. Sentient says:

    If Paul Ryan doesn’t fund the Wall THIS YEAR, President Trump should fire off 59 Tomahawk missiles at Janesville, Wisconsin.


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