Sunday May 14th – 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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88 Responses to Sunday May 14th – Open Thread

  1. Timmy-the-Ute says:


    Go to Church tomorrow.

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. trapper says:

    Corn bread, hog maw and chitterlings

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  5. justfactsplz says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Treeper moms. Have a blessed day.

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  6. citizen817 says:

    OMG!

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  7. Bull Durham says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, grandmas, great grandmothers, foster mothers and all who nurture our nation’s children.

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    • Lumina says:

      …and Happy Mother’s Day to our Mom’s & Grandma’s in heaven… I miss them….

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I miss mine also. Mother’s Day isn’t the same since I lost my mother Nov. 2015.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Me too. Kinda sad when I was seeing all those flowers coming out of the stores today. I felt at a loss since I had no one to buy them for anymore. So you know what we can do? Imagine the most beautiful roses or any flower for our Moms. I’m thinking the color peach for mine, she really liked those one year, maybe some light pink ones to put in there too.

        Okay, have your flowers in your mind? Need a pretty vase or go without? Now imagine your Mom and send them to Heaven. Ask our Creator and Angels to make sure she got them. I’m thinking they will.

        I feel a little better now, I hope you do too. Oh, and don’t forget to write a note with the flowers.

        Be well, and have a beautiful day tomorrow,
        Ma’iingankwe

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        • nwtex says:

          Ya know you can still buy flowers and take them to a hospital and they can put them at the nurses station. Or take them to a retirement home and they will display them in a general area where everyone can enjoy. I’ll be taking flowers to my neighbors mom and also a woman who lives around the corner. Just a thought.

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          • maiingankwe says:

            A very nice thought, thank you.

            It reminds me of when my Dad had passed away late February of this year. The funeral home gave me the left over flowers and plants. I don’t know why since we had to fly on a plane. Anyways, my husband, daughter and I loaded them up into our already filled up rental car and went to Elderly home where my Dad had stayed. I got one of those carts you find in a hotel and loaded it up. I went to all of my favorite ladies.

            While I was helping the ladies redecorate their rooms by moving their stuff around by their direction, my daughter was handing out roses to the ladies who always hung around the front door. She also gave some to her favorite nurses.

            There were so many beautiful flowers in such pretty pots. All of the ladies loved them, and the light and happiness shining in their eyes made it so worth it.

            There was one lady who always complained to me that no one ever gave her anything or visited her. So I would bring her magazines of food, which she had told me previously she loved to look at. I walked up to her and asked her if she liked flowers. Silly question, I know. She ended up yelling at me because I wasn’t moving fast enough to get across the small hallway. When I left her room she was sitting on her small bed smiling and enjoying her new plant. This memory will always be a beautiful picture in my mind.

            Such a simple thing, such a small gift and gesture. Far too easy, and the reward? The warmth in your heart. Heartfilling.

            I think next time I will go to the Elderly home close by and find some ladies and gents who don’t get a lot of visitors. I know the gents like flowers and plants too.

            NWTEX, I shouldn’t have been thinking and feeling sorry for myself, I should’ve been thinking of others. I’m sure there were Mothers out there who didn’t receive a gift of flowers or a plant. I promise to do better next time. The story I shared is because I had them and didn’t know what to do with them all. Now, I will think of gathering them or buying them to share with ones who may not have anyone who cares or are no longer with them.
            Thank you and Bless you,
            Ma’iingankwe

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            • dbethd says:

              Lovely. So often those older ladies and gentlemen get forgotten in the nursing/assisted living homes.

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            • nwtex says:

              “I shouldn’t have been thinking and feeling sorry for myself, I should’ve been thinking of others.”

              Nonsense, maiingankwe. You should feel the deep empty space inside you. In so doing you feel the closeness of your mom.
              Also, you DO think, and take care of, others…I’ve see it in your writings. So smile now as your Mom would want you to. You’re a sweetie ❤

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      • Xroads says:

        Amen to that.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Thanks, Bull. Being a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me, until that is, I got grandchildren. What a joy they are.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Caterday +1

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  9. smiley says:

    detail from part of a mural…

    by French artist, Claire Basler (Contemporary, b. 1960)…she is one amazing painter !

    she lives and works in a castle in central France, Chateau de Beauvoir…paints murals, oil on canvas and oil on paper…all Florals…

    please visit her spectacular site here…click on “English Version” if you need translation…

    http://www.clairebasler.com/

    truly exquisite

    🙂

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  10. smiley says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms & Grands

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  11. Lucille says:

    Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen 1961 My Mother’s Eyes

    MY MOTHER’S EYES

    One bright and guiding light,
    That taught me wrong from right,
    I found in my mother’s eyes.
    Those baby tales she told,
    That road all paved in gold,
    I found in my mother’s eyes.

    Just like a wandering sparrow,
    One lonely soul.
    I walked the straight and narrow,
    To reach my goal.
    God’s gift sent from above,
    A real unselfish love,
    I found in my mother’s eyes.

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  12. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    A happy Mother’s Day to all!

    I dedicate this song to Manny Macaroon, who is about to be sworn in as President or Head Snail or something of FRONCE.

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  13. Dora says:

    Mary Cassatt – ‘Mother and Child’ (1886)

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  14. nwtex says:

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  15. Dora says:

    How cute. Maybe he just wanted to say ‘Happy Mothers’ Day’. 🙂

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  16. getfitnow says:

    Melania making history! I very much like Melania emphasizing that the WH is ‘the people’s house.’ She is so beautiful and gracious.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/13/photos-melania-trump-opens-this-part-of-the-wh-to-visitors-for-first-time-in-history/

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
    Psalms 119:105 (KJV)

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  19. duchess01 says:

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    • piper567 says:

      Don’t know if most are aware, but the “lamp” David refers to is a little bitty thing, with a reservoir of about 3ml, burns olive oil: a weak light; and casts a light just big enough to see a scorpion in the way of your next footstep…like when you get up in the middle of the night.
      The inference is that we only get enough light for the next step…A friendly reminder to those of us who tend toward impatience.
      God is under no obligation to let us in on His plans.

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  20. duchess01 says:

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

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  21. ginaswo says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Treepers! Sometimes you need a hug, and sometimes you need a mama wolverine.

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  22. Phil aka Felipe says:

    The Mother of Us All
    by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | May. 14, 2017
    “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20)

    Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was called the mother of all “the children of promise” (Galatians 4:28), and the wife of Noah was the mother of all post-Flood mankind, but Mother Eve, alone, was “the mother of all living.” “Adam was first formed, then Eve,” Paul said in 1 Timothy 2:13, and so-called “Christian evolutionists” have never yet been able to explain God’s unique formation of Eve’s body in any kind of an evolutionary context.

    Eve, as our first mother, experienced all the great joys and great sorrows that all later mothers would know. She evidently had many “sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4) and probably lived to see many generations of grandchildren. With Adam, she had even known paradise, but sin had entered their lives when they rebelled against God’s Word, and God had to say, “In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children” (Genesis 3:16). The greatest sorrow was no doubt when Cain slew Abel, and as with another mother whose Son’s innocent blood was shed many years later, it was like a sword piercing her own soul (Luke 2:35).

    Nevertheless, as near as we can tell, after her first great sin, Eve trusted God’s Word henceforth and received His forgiveness and salvation. Later, as the mother of Seth, she taught him and her grandson, Enos, about the Lord and all His promises. “Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD” (Genesis 4:26).

    Most Christian believers are looking forward to seeing their own mothers again someday—restating their love and appreciation for all they did in bearing them, and in caring, teaching, and praying for them. But it will be a wonderful experience to meet our first mother, also, as well as Sarah, Hannah, Mary, and all the other godly mothers of old. HMM

    Source: http://www.icr.org/articles/type/6

    Happy Mothers Day!

    Praise God for all you godly mothers.

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  23. duchess01 says:

    Oklahoma House Passes Resolution Calling Abortion Murder

    Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com | Thursday, May 11, 2017

    http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/oklahoma-house-passes-resolution-calling-abortion-murder.html

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  24. duchess01 says:

    China Projected to Have World’s Largest Christian Population by 2030

    Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com | Friday, May 12, 2017

    http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/china-projected-to-have-world-s-largest-christian-population-by-2030.html

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Christian Ministry Hosts Event to Honor Single Moms on Mother’s Day

    Danette Crawford Ministries | Press Release | Thursday, May 11, 2017

    http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/who-celebrates-the-single-mom-on-mother-s-day.html

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I think this is totally unnecessary. A single mom, for whatever reason she is single, is a “Mom”. Why should single moms be held out as special? More special maybe?

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      • duchess01 says:

        If you were a single mom, you would understand the discrimination attached to the ‘title’ – not ‘special’ – just ignored – stigma attached to a single mom is that her children are ‘problems’ – ‘troublemakers’ – unlike other children with two parents – she is a ‘slut’ who is after everyone’s husband – need I go on – it is about time they gave credit to ‘single moms’ who – through no fault of their own – are left to raise children on their own – have known and worked with too many who are shunned by society – I am happy they are finally given credit – for all they do to raise their children on their own – sometimes, without the help of family – God Bless them!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I’m not talking about shunning. I am just saying they needn’t have special attention when they are already getting the attention for being a mother.

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          • duchess01 says:

            That was my point – they don’t get attention for what they do – they are considered failures as mothers – because their children allegedly get into trouble – even if they don’t they are perceived as less – single parents are not honored – for once – someone is acknowledging their plight in life – I am happy for them – because they deserve to be appreciated – they have a dual role – not just as mothers, but as fathers as well – God Bless them for doing the best they can -to be both.

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            • Ddanna says:

              I agree somewhat. A lot of single mothers do a wonderful job raising their children on their own and deserve a little extra praise!

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  26. So beautiful!! His Grace sustains me always💖💕

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  27. TexasRanger says:

    Important Urgent Alert – Are You Using a Windows PC Computer.?

    A new RansomWare Virus is spreading like crazy.! Check that your PC has the latest Windows and Anti-Virus program updates.

    Since its discovery on Friday afternoon, the WannaCry RansomWare attack has continued to spread this weekend, impacting over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, according to European authorities. In the USA FedEx among others and individuals have already been infected.

    WannaCry Ransom-Ware – 5 easy tips to protect yourself from Ransom-Ware

    An aggressive new strain of RansomWare is shutting down Windows operating computers all over the world. Although the virus known as WannaCry has already infected over 75,000 PCs in 99 countries, it is actually not that hard to secure your digital data. This is – as of Friday afternoon when it was discovered.

    Mass cyber-attack strikes computer systems worldwide.

    The latest RansomWare employs asymmetric encryption to hold the target’s information for ransom, using a pair of keys uniquely generated by the attacker for the victim. The attacker makes the private key available to the victim only after the ransom is paid – or very likely does not. Here are some easy steps to protect your machine and secure your files from falling hostage to online scammers.

    #0 Patch.!
    Security experts advise to install the Microsoft MS17-010 – right away.
    “https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx”

    Following the installation, make sure to reboot the system. The patch that closes the backdoor used by WannaCry to penetrate the system was released by Microsoft on March 14 – apparently shortly after the NSA became aware that its exploit has been stolen, and roughly a month before the Shadow Brokers hacking group exposed it to the world. Apply MS17-010 immediately, and urgently.!

    In general, patching your system and installing regular Microsoft updates should secure an average PC user from unwanted vulnerabilities.

    #1 Beware.!
    Just as with many other RansomWare, the virus can penetrate the system not only through a Windows vulnerability, but also through the “spray-n-pray” phishing attack, which involves spamming users with emails that carry a malicious attachment.

    The attackers can also lure a victim to click on a URL where malware will be ready to crawl into your machine.

    Because RansomWare targets everyday Internet users, businesses and public service providers, any individuals or organizations that needs continuous access to its systems should be especially careful what sites they visit and which attachments they open up.

    #2 Backup.!
    It is highly advised, in order to protect yourself from being held hostage to data thieves, to create secure backups of important data on a regular basis. Simply backing up is not enough though, as physically disconnecting the storage device is required to avoid it being infected with RansomWare as well.

    Cloud storage is another option to use, but it makes your data vulnerable to all other kinds of attacks.

    #3 Don‘t Pay Ransom.!
    This one is quite simple – there‘s no guarantee that victims will get their data back even if they caught up cash cyber crooks demand from them. Plus there is no guarantee that the attackers won‘t strike you again or demand more.

    #4 Install Antivirus (at least a trial version).!
    Make use of your antivirus software‘s RansomWare removal tool, which should scan for and wipe out any RansomWare attempts found on your computer. Most paid subscriptions use real-time protection to keep their clients.

    Even if RansomWare gets past your antivirus, chances are good that within a short while an automatic antivirus update will clear the intruder from your system. Most antivirus companies offer trial versions free of charge to test before subscribing for a paid service, which should be enough if one needs to urgently remove a stray malware.

    RansomWare known as WannaCry, Wanna, or Wcry went on a global cyber infection rampage on Friday, infecting at least 75,000 computers in at least 99 countries. The malware adopted to a multi-lingual platform has caused complete data paralysis at banks, hospitals and telecommunications service providers, most notably in the UK, Spain, and Germany.

    WannaCry, Wanna, or Wcry has also now spread to the USA.!

    The virus demands a ransom of $300 to $600 in bitcoin by May 15 to unlock access to data held hostage. The malware is widely believed to have been developed based on the National Security Agency‘s zero-day exploit which was leaked last month by the Shadow Brokers hacker group.

    All about WannaCry Video 03:21 Minutes May-14-2017;

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  28. Fascinating photos just posted from West Mims Fire:


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  29. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
    Mother’s Day – The Virtuous Woman

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2009/05/mothers-day-and-virtuous-woman.html

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  30. 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 pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    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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  31. Lucille says:

    Hope your celebration of Mothers’ Day has been a happy one. This was too sweet to pass up, even though the hour is late….

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