Saturday January 26th – 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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234 Responses to Saturday January 26th – Open Thread

  1. P says:

    Philippians 4:8 (1599 Geneva Bible);AKJV

    Furthermore, brethren,
    whatsoever things are true,
    whatsoever things are honest,
    whatsoever things are just,
    whatsoever things are pure,
    whatsoever things are worthy love,
    whatsoever things are of good report,
    if there be any virtue,
    or if there be any praise,
    think on these things.

    Submitted in love

    Liked by 4 people

  2. P says:

    Ephesians 4:1-32 (1599 Geneva Bible);AKJV

    1 I therefore, being prisoner in the Lord, pray you that ye walk worthy of the vocation whereunto ye are called,

    2 With all humbleness of mind, and meekness, with long suffering, supporting one another through love,

    3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your vocation.

    5 There is one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism.

    6 One God and Father of all, which is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    8 Wherefore He saith, When He ascended upon high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

    9 (Now, in that He ascended, what is it but that He had also descended first into the lowest parts of the earth?

    10 He that descended, is even the Same that ascended, far above all heavens, that He might fill all things.)

    11 He therefore gave some to be Apostles, and some Prophets, and some Evangelists, and some Pastors, and Teachers,

    12 For the repairing of the Saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edification of the body of Christ,

    13 Till we all meet together (in the unity of faith and that acknowledging of the Son of God) unto a perfect man, and unto the measure of the age the fullness of Christ,

    14 That we henceforth be no more children, wavering and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the deceit of men, and with craftiness, whereby they lay in wait to deceive.

    15 But let us follow the Truth in love, and in all things, grow up into Him, which is the head, that is, Christ.

    16 By whom all the body being coupled and knit together by every joint, for the furniture thereof (according to the effectual power, which is in the measure of every part) receiveth increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in love.

    17 This I say therefore and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in vanity of their mind.

    18 Having their understanding darkened, and being strangers from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart:

    19 Which being past feeling, have given themselves unto wantonness, to work all uncleanness, even with greediness.

    20 But ye have not so learned Christ,

    21 If so be ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus,

    22 That is, that ye cast off, concerning the conversation in time past, that old man, which is corrupt through the deceivable lusts,

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

    24 And put on the new man, which after God is created unto righteousness, and true holiness.

    25 Wherefore cast off lying, and speak every man truth unto his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

    26 Be angry, but sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath,

    27 Neither give place to the devil.

    28 Let him that stole, steal no more: but let him rather labor, and work with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give unto him that needeth.

    29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouths: but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

    30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    31 Let all bitterness, and anger, and wrath, crying, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all maliciousness.

    32 Be ye courteous one to another, and tenderhearted, freely forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake, freely forgave you.

    Submitted in love

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  3. Mandy says:

    Hubby showed me how to use the ‘reader’ function which is on some articles at sites I like (zerohedge and our local newspaper, for example). Since I had no idea this function existed, thought I’d share it here so if any of y’all are like me and didn’t know about it, maybe this will be a nice thing for you. Remember I am NOT a ‘techy’ person so this will have to be in plain non tech language. May not work for everyone, but this is how it works for me, so….here you go….using zerohedge because I know this one has the reader function on it since I just listened to it!

    open this article:

    Now look at the browser bar and if you see a little book icon, click on it. That brings up a little margin on the left of the article that includes a ‘volume gauge’ looking icon. Click that and a little box appears with a ‘play’ button. Click the play button and the computer READS THE ARTICLE TO YOU! It is a computer voice of course, and some words aren’t spoken perfectly, but I’m REALLY enjoying it – I can listen to articles while I do other things!

    Anyway, hope this helps someone out there….

    Liked by 5 people

  4. BigMamaTEA says:

    Back later treeps….Gotta get ready for class….

    Liked by 6 people

  5. JX says:

    Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, charged in May 6 crash in San Ysidro, California, that left 6-year-old Lennox Lake with severe head injuries

    ICE says Banda-Acosta is a Mexican national who has been deported at least 15 times since 2002, most recently in January

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Logger says:

    In the gym today (Saturday), a liberal classmate comes up to me and says, with a worried expression, “Were you paid? Did you get your pay?” I told her, Yes (the agency we work for is essential). And she said, So many didn’t get paid yet. I just said, “Pity no one worried this much about the coal miners getting thrown out of work years ago.”
    Heading out from the gym, this ecstatic woman was breathless over the “news” of Stone’s arrest … that it was a raid … and that [pant-pant] somethingerother Russia … [pant-pant]. She turned around toward me and I said, “Process crimes – don’t get too excited.”
    After gym, Dave and I were behind a man at the dry cleaner’s. He asked the owner if he brought in the pants for tailoring could he have them soon. She said, “I could have them done in four days.” He said, “I need them sooner.” She said, “Wednesday?” He looked disappointed. She said, “Tuesday?” And he still was disappointed. Then he explained his dilemma, “Now that the government was going back to work, and he starts back Monday, he needs the pants now.” I don’t know what arrangement he expected as the dry cleaner is not open on Sunday and he expected these before he went back on Monday. He wanted same-day service! So he had weeks off and just now he decides to waltz into the cleaner’s and ask same-day service?! I told him Tuesday was a faster turnaround time than any government agency would offer.
    I told Dave after that, You need to take me home – I’m in a mood and I don’t know what I’m going to say next.
    Now I hear FBI Director Christopher Wrap sent out a 6-min video complaining about the shutdown. It was a partial shutdown for NON-ESSENTIAL employees. Geez!
    Really sick of these people in government.

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    • Logger says:

      When I think about the layoffs in the private sector (10 recessions in my lifetime) and how we all have to have some cash to get us through the tight periods and seek other employment when opportunities dry up … it just shows the stark contrast between the behavior of the entitled government worker and the private sector. I work for a privately owned company for an agency with essential mission. If I get laid off, my recourse is to get another job. I accept that. I do hope we can cut back on our bloated government.

      Liked by 2 people

    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      29 agents essential to cuff Stone – sheesh

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Lucille says:

    Asia Bibi needs a homeland. So far no nation has welcomed this dear Christian woman…

    Pakistan: Top court to decide whether to reverse Asia Bibi’s acquittal as Muslims demand her death
    January 25, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years in prison on death row, but so many Muslims still want her dead that the Pakistani Supreme Court, bowing to the mob, is planning to reconsider her acquittal.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. JX says:

    The RCMP say they have charged a Kingston youth with terrorism, alleging he tried to get someone to plant a bomb.

    He’s charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and with counselling someone to use an explosive or other lethal device to cause death or serious bodily injury.

    The police say no actual device was ever planted.

    They have also arrested an adult man but have not charged him with anything at this point.

    Amin Alzahabi, the father of Hussam Eddin Alzahabi, 20, said Thursday his son had been arrested but not charged. He was unsure what was happening.

    In particular, the RCMP would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Kingston Police, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) for their cooperation and collaboration.


  9. andy says:

    Elder Nathan. Actor for hire. scene 1


  10. duchess01 says:

    ZAYN – There You Are (Lyric Video)


  11. P says:

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Lucille says:

    Children of Mommy Bloggers Starting to Realize They’re the Subject of Blogs… and They’re Not Happy


    • Mandy says:

      “Mommy blogger Darlena Cunha said she decided to quit blogging about her kids when she realized they had no concept of privacy.”

      uh….Darlena is the one with NO CONCEPT OF PRIVACY. She’s blaming her own kids for HER screw up!


  13. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Christian prayer for one’s enemies – forgiving them and praying for their conversion.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. P says:

    Welcome To Nature
    Jan 24

    Sometimes, amongst all the angry posts, politics, global warming and stress, you just need a picture of a mouse sleeping in a flower.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. P says:

    Welcome To Nature
    Jan 23

    A Japanese runner who broke her leg during a relay race. She crawled to her partner so the team would be able to continue the race. Lets share her story with the world.

    69 replies 902 retweets 1,869 likes
    Reply 69 Retweet 902 Like 1.9K


  16. JX says:

    Mayors Migration Council to Launch in Marrakesh Ahead of UN Conference on Migration
    Council to be led by mayors of Los Angeles, Athens, Montreal, Milan, Freetown, Kampala,
    Amman and Bristol

    When: 8 December 2018 | 19:30–21:00
    Where: Marrakesh, Morocco, Pullman Marrakesh Palmeraie Hotel
    Who: Mayors and representatives from 70 cities
    What: Launch of the Mayors Migration Council



  17. FBI Whistleblower Nathan Cain has lost his job due to FBI raiding his home on Nov 19, 2018. Here’s his official GoFundMe page to help his family during this uncertain time. Please support and share!


  18. JX says:

    Schiff was previously financially aided by the Soros-financed to win his Congressional seat.

    Schiff was also awarded the Toll Fellowship, which is sponsored by the Council of State Governments, a nonprofit heavily financed by Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

    The Open Society and Soros-funded groups have additionally supported a number of Schiff’s legislative efforts.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Prettyplease says:

    When I woke up this morning, I was laughing.

    Despite all the negative news last night, this morning just before I woke up, I had a dream. It was hilarious! I am not an artist or I would draw it for you.

    What I saw was two pen and ink drawings. The first picture was a close up of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Donald has this big grin on his face and you could tell that he was having the time of his life.

    To his left was Mike Pence. Mike was looking very anxious–that poor man! It’s just as well that his hair was already white before he became the VP because, after two years of trailing around behind Trump, It definitely would be now.

    Seated in compartments behind Trump were Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and all the usual suspects in both the House and the Senate.
    With a huge grin still on his face, Trump said to Pence, “buckle up!”

    The second drawing was from a perspective much farther away. It showed a really, really huge roller coaster. Trump and Pence were in the front seat of the first car. They had topped first high hill and were starting down the other side.

    Trump was standing up with his hands in the air and laughing, his hair flying. Everybody else was screaming and holding on for dear life.

    What the G-force was doing to Nancy’s face was not pretty. Lol

    The only other person who seem to be enjoying the ride was AOC. She was further in the back, but she had her hands up in the air, too.

    The caption at the bottom of that frame said “2019.”

    I’m smiling just thinking about it again. 2019 is going to be a fun year.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. 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.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. SwampRatTerrier says:


    “……more than a thousand left-stream media layoffs earlier this week. The cuts took place across the spectrum of left-stream media and included cuts at HuffPo, BuzzFeed, Yahoo News, among others.

    The finger-pointing has thus far been aimed at Facebook and Twitter, but wounded leftstream media warriors are irked by a reminder of their own callous response to massive Obama-era coal industry job losses.”

    GOOD READING!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. JX says:

    Brazilian firefighters said on Saturday that at least 34 people were killed when a dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, as rescuers continued to search for hundreds still missing.


  24. Mandy says:

    Some kind of problem with gas service in Newport, RI. Technicians going door to door to make sure homes are secure, advising people who have no heat to find other accommodations. Will take several days to ‘repressurize’ their system. Article at Providence something or other. Sorry I don’t have a link, just thought I’d let y’all know in case you have friends/family in that area.

    Liked by 2 people

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