Monday December 25th – 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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123 Responses to Monday December 25th – Open Thread

  1. georgiafl says:

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

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  3. Lil says:

    Thank you, Sundance, for this website. It is my go-to for encouragement in this upside down world. I love the faith reflected here and the eternal wisdom it conveys. Merry Christmas and prayers for a blessed New Year.

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  4. Lis says:

    Merry Christmas, Treepers!

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  5. BakoCarl says:

    Spirit of Christmas

    The Spirit of Christmas, now eight years gone,
    Has come back to grace us with its merry song.
    Red and green packages tied with gold strings,
    Christmas trees, carols – our favorite things.

    Driving to Boston to the Swedish Deli,
    Watching ‘White Christmas’ and Bing on TV,
    34th St., Wonderful Life and Holiday Inn,
    Listening to Nat Cole and Perry sing.

    Reading the story, 2nd chapter of Luke,
    Watching Alastair Sim and the three spooks.
    Bucking maple logs as the sun goes down,
    Hearing carols from speakers across town.

    The morning sun glinting on the fresh snow,
    Christmas lights on houses with their soft glow,
    The smell of the pine tree filling the air,
    “Merry Christmas” and shoppers everywhere.

    The smell of the turkey cooking all night,
    Mom’s squash and apple pies, mmm, the first bite,
    Breakfast with baked beans from the smorgasbord,
    Listening to carols on vinyl records.

    All these memories and many more
    Have returned and come back to the fore.
    What we had once, we have once again
    Gracing our lives and our hearts within.

    “Time Honored Traditions” fill the White House
    Stirring all our hearts, even the mouse.
    Our Spirit is back, with hopes to stay,
    For a longed-for, blessed Christmas Day.

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

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  7. Dora says:

    On this day in history.

    ===

    Bing Crosby introduces “White Christmas” to the world
    “White Christmas,” written by the formidable composer and lyricist Irving Berlin receives its world premiere on this day in 1941 on Bing Crosby’s weekly NBC radio program, The Kraft Music Hall. It went on to become one of the most commercially successful singles of all time, and the top-selling single ever until being surpassed by Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997.”
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bing-crosby-introduces-white-christmas-to-the-world

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  8. WSB says:

    A hearty Merry Christmas to all!

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  9. Dora says:

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    • Lis says:

      This reminds me of some recent photos I just received from our local Knights of Columbus council, in response to the care packages they sent to our troops. The Army sent photos back of our troops stationed in Iraq, opening the boxes that were sent. The soldiers were sitting around a Christmas tree that had military glow sticks strung together for lights, and bullets for ornaments. And these young boys and girls (they look to me like boys and girls, anyway!) were smiling as they opened their gifts of DVD’s and snacks and toiletries. Putting together a happy Christmas scene as best they could. It was very touching.

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  10. Dora says:

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  11. DCBids says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

    All I have to share today is a poem my son wrote many, MANY years ago.
    It always makes me smile. Perhaps you will too.

    jets can fly.
    but not can i.
    so i build a machine.
    that can fly.

    oceans are big.
    I am small.
    but I can’t swim it.
    because its too deep.

    Stars are white.
    blue jets are blue.
    we are pink.
    so can you.

    The sun is big.
    earth is small.
    but Pluto is the smallest
    on the block.

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  12. 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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  13. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    The Contrived News Network has attacked It’s A Wonderful Life. I hope they realize that this kind of thing will backfire on them.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/25/cnn-its-a-wonderful-life-inherently-sexist-should-be-retired/

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