Sunday May 5th – 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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237 Responses to Sunday May 5th – Open Thread

  1. nwtex says:

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  2. andyocoregon says:

    There are lots of YouTube videos about Sovereign Citizens online. This is just one of the funny ones. There are many funny ones.

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  3. nwtex says:

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  4. Sepp says:

    Sunday of Saint Thomas

    From the Synaxarion of the Pentecostarion

    “On this day, the second Sunday of Pascha, we inaugurate the celebration of the Feast of Christ’s Resurrection, which revolves in a weekly cycle, and also the saving confession of the Apostle Thomas when he saw the hands and side of the Risen Lord.”

    If the seals of the Virgin’s womb and of the grave did not hinder Thee,
    How could the seals of the doors hinder Thy might, O Lord?

    Dismissal Hymn.
    Whilst the tomb was sealed, Thou, O Life, didst shine forth from the grave, O Christ God; and whilst the doors were shut, Thou didst come unto Thy disciples, O Resurrection of all, renewing through them an upright Spirit in us according to Thy great mercy.

    With his searching right hand, and Thomas did probe Thy life-bestowing side, O Christ God; for when Thou didst enter whilst the doors were shut, he cried out unto Thee with the rest of the disciples: Thou art my Lord and my God.


  5. nwtex says:


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  6. nwtex says:

    “The enormous paws of the Canada Lynx”

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  7. andyocoregon says:

    It’s May and the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is in full bloom. Popular place for weddings this time of year. One of the nice things about Portland, Oregon.

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    Lexington WWII veteran receives thousands of cards for 100th birthday
    Social media plea for 100 cards went viral

    The Lextard Mayor was there.

    LEXINGTON, Va. – Ray Painter wanted 100 cards for his 100th birthday, but he got far more than that.

    The Lexington World War II veteran celebrated his birthday Sunday with more than 7,500 cards. They came from all 50 states and countries such as England, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
    More Headlines
    Retirement home hopes for 100 cards for man’s 100th birthday

    The cards came rolling in after Painter’s assisted living facility, The Mayflower, posted a picture on Facebook asking for cards in mid-April. The picture has since been shared thousands of times.

    “This feels wonderful,” Painter said. “It makes me feel a whole lot younger than I am.”

    Some people sent Painter more than cards. He received several mementos relating to his Army service, and someone sent him a very special pair of socks.

    “Somebody put my picture on them and mailed them to me,” Painter said. “I don’t know how I got them.”

    Painter’s son, Thad, said he’s grateful his dad’s wish could bring the country together in a small way, even though his dad still misses what he loves most.

    “He looked at me and said ‘What would your mom have thought of this?'” Thad Painter recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t know.’ She would have said ‘Ray, this is too much.'”

    Ray Painter’s hometown of Lexington also declared May 5 Ray Painter Day in his honor.

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  11. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Help me out here…
    I received a check in the mail from the IRS today. It is for a full amount that we paid for our taxes this year. The exact amount we paid.
    I don’t get it. Our taxes are very simple. We use turbo tax and did expect to pay. No big deal. But now the IRS is giving it all back??? We even had to pay a penalty for not paying enough in to begin with, but that was due to my husband getting bonuses that we cant calculate into our with- holding.
    Anyone having the same experience?
    The check is legitimate but I cant find anything to explain why were getting the refund.
    We are going to take the check to our bank to verify that its real …the whole thing is just strange.

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    • RyderLee says:

      Bcsurvivor2 , Just speaking from experience here ,
      don’t spend that money (I Didn’t) until you find out For Sure what happened !
      The IRS Very Rarely errs in the Little People’s Favor ,,, just sayin .
      I would Love to know the end of this story , though , and hope I am Wrong !


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