Thursday May 16th – 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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  1. DanDeplorable says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Keeping On An Even Keel

    Occasionally we receive letters on the importance of preaching a “well-rounded” message. One old friend wrote us recently to the effect that, unlike this writer, he sought to keep on “an even keel” in his ministry, not just preaching the mystery revealed to Paul, but the whole Bible, and opposing fluoridations, communism, modernism and all that he felt was opposed to the truth.

    Now we too seek to proclaim a “well-rounded” message and to keep on “an even keel,” but what does this involve? Is one who consistently proclaims the mystery lopsided or unbalanced in the message? Were the twelve apostles off balance when they proclaimed “the gospel of the kingdom”? Of course not, for this is what they were sent to proclaim (Luke 9:1-6).

    And neither are we off balance or lopsided in our ministry when we consistently proclaim what Paul called “my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery” (Rom. 16:25), for this is our gospel too.

    This does not mean that we are to preach only from the Pauline epistles. Far from it. But it does mean that we should make sure that our hearers are well-grounded in the Pauline epistles and that when we preach from other parts of the Bible we should relate it to the mystery, God’s message for today.

    When the twelve apostles preached from the Old Testament Scriptures, they preached Christ according to the revelation of prophecy. But Paul’s “gospel” was “the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery.” Hence when we preach from the Old Testament Scriptures, we should preach Christ “according to the revelation of the mystery,” applying, relating, comparing, and contrasting God’s programs for other dispensations with His program for the dispensation of grace. This is exactly what Paul himself does in Romans and Galatians, and this is “keeping on an even keel.”

    A failure to “preach the Word” and to preach it rightly divided is not keeping on an even keel or bringing a well-rounded message; it is simply getting away from the message God has commissioned us to proclaim.

    Since the faithful proclamation of this glorious message rouses Satan’s enmity more than anything else, we must pray for God-given boldness in making it known, like the Apostle Paul, who said:

    “[Pray] for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:19,20).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/keeping-on-an-even-keel/

    Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
    2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

    3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
    4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.

    5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
    6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

    Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “When the twelve apostles preached from the Old Testament Scriptures, they preached Christ according to the revelation of prophecy. But Paul’s “gospel” was “the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery.””

      Paul shares more about “the mystery by revelation” that God made known to him:

      Ephesians 3:2-7 “Surely you have heard of the administration of God’s grace, having been given to me toward you, that He made known to me the mystery by revelation, just as I have written before in brief, which, by reading, you are able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as now it has been revealed in the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets, that the Gentiles are joint-heirs, and a joint-body, and joint-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the gospel, of which I became servant according to the gift of God’s grace, having been given to me according to the working of His power.”

      Who are some of the other “holy apostles and prophets” spoken of “to whom “now it has been revealed in the Spirit” that the “the Gentiles are joint-heirs, and a joint-body, and joint-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the gospel”? (And what is an important implication of all of this joint participation?)

      Note how post-ascension and post Pentecost apostle Peter received direct revelation “out of heaven”:

      Acts 11:1-10 “Now the apostles and the brothers being in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision began contending with him, saying, “You went to men having uncircumcision, and ate with them.” Now Peter having begun, set forth to them in order, saying, “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel like a great sheet descending, being let down out of heaven by four corners, and it came down as far as me. Having looked intently on it, I was observing it, and I saw the quadrupeds of the earth and the wild beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air. And also I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Having risen up, Peter, kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘In no way, Lord. For nothing ever common or unclean has entered into my mouth.’ But for a second time the voice answered out of heaven, ‘What God has cleansed, you do not call unholy.’ Now this happened on three times, and all was drawn up into heaven again.”

      Note how the Holy Spirit told Peter to go to meet Gentiles, “not having discriminated”. Note further emphases by Peter of the sameness of the experience:

      Acts 11:11-18 “And behold, immediately three men having been sent to me from Caesarea stood at the house in which I was. Now the Spirit told me to go with them, not having discriminated. Now these six brothers also went with me, and we entered into the man’s house, and he related to us how he had seen the angel having stood in his house and having said, ‘Send forth to Joppa, and send for Simon who is called Peter, who will speak words to you in which will be saved, you and all your household.’ And in my beginning to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, even as also upon us in the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God has given to them the same gift as also to us having believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, how was I able to forbid God? And having heard these things, they were silent and glorified God, saying, “Then indeed God has given also to the Gentiles repentance unto life.”

      Note how those who did not view the Gentiles as a “joint-body” at first (Acts 11:2-3) appear to have received, after to listening to Peter’s testimony, an important level of “insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as now it has been revealed in the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets, that the Gentiles are joint-heirs, and a joint-body, and joint-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the gospel” (cf. Eph. 3:4-6).

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  4. citizen817 says:

    Close calls!

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    • wodiej says:

      I appreciate your sentiment. But kids deserve to be loved and taken care of.

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      • JC says:

        They most certainly do, wodiej; couldn’t agree with you more. I’m unclear as to what concern you have regarding citizen817’s post about Terrence K. Williams.

        I’m wondering if you maintain that if children are born to a crack addiction who cannot properly care for them we, as a society, should kill them instead? Abortion is the ultimate abuse, which is an understatement. We are Americans. We can do better than this.

        We will perish as a nation if we continue to murder our unborn citizens – human beings – and in the most gruesome, grotesque ways possible. No other segment of our society is legally killed in the ways the unborn are murdered every single day. They are the most innocent; they are the most brutalized.

        We are Americans. We can do better than this.

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    In his autobiography Pau Simonl describes this song as being written about a young girl, 17 at the time, who befriended Paul and Art when they were in London recording their first album. They earned extra money by “busking” as street musicians and she helped them collect the money. She accompanied them back to the US but then, perhaps wisely, decided to return to the UK where she resumed a more normal life. These lyrics are especially poignant when you realize that they were written by someone on the very cusp of enormous success who nonetheless wanted to celebrate a wonderful, if brief, friendship.

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  10. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday…

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. Garrison Hall says:

    It’s Cursday, Treepers! Here’s a short video about a very brave little dog who was helped by some very kind people . . . When people say such efforts are a waste of time and take resources away from people who need them more than animals, they are missing a very important point. Helping a little dog like this is an expression of humanity. It is not doing it, for whatever reason, that is a waste of time. People who don’t care are themselves diminished. This, of course, doesn’t mean that we can help every animal. But it is just doing what we can when we can that is important.

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  13. Janie M. says:

    Ethereal lightness, she takes my breath away.

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  14. citizen817 says:

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  15. nwtex says:

    💘 💘

    aww and look at that little guy 💘 left out of the fun 😥 his lil legs are just to short. Not fair.

    ADORABLE: Deer and dog play tag along fence in Lakewood Ranch
    May 15 2019

    The pup’s owner says the dog was a rescue that was anxious and fearful at first, but now he seems to be one happy and playful pup. 🤗

    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/adorable-deer-and-dog-play-tag-along-fence-in-lakewood-ranch

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  16. Lucille says:

    Judge Reverses His Own Decision Striking Down Virginia Ban on Nurses Doing Abortions
    MAY 15, 2019 | 1:14PM by Micaiah Bilger – RICHMOND, VA

    A federal judge canceled his own ruling Tuesday that would have allowed nurses to abort unborn babies in Virginia.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/05/15/judge-reverses-his-own-decision-striking-down-virginia-ban-on-nurses-doing-abortions/

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  17. andyocoregon says:

    Here’s what is more of a crisis for your children and grandchildren. IMO, we need to seal our borders, end all immigration both legal and illegal, deport all illegals, end all incentives for illegal aliens to come here and last but not least, have only one or two at the most children.
    I’m just glad I won’t be around in 100 years to have to deal with the starving masses.

    https://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/us_population

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    • wodiej says:

      My mom said in the old days they had big families because they needed the kids to help with farm work. But she said that is no longer necessary and people should only have 2 kids. One to replace each parent.

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    • Dave says:

      Their are several good websites that deal exclusively with what the jihadis are doing to all the western countries of the world. We are aware here at TCTH how Europe is finished. How Sweden is the rape capital of the continent. Well, they told China they want to take in the Uighurs as refugees. Think about that: Sweden has 10.5 million population. There are 11 million of the Chinese muzzies. What can possibly go wrong? As long as Turdeau is leading our northern neighbor, Canada is letting their own “migrants” get away with murder! Do you see the potential for two border walls? The leaders of these western nations are deluded, and being paid off to accept unlimited droves of savages that refuse to assimilate and work. They want to dominate and change the culture of their hosts. The globalists that produced these conditions want all the nations to bankrupt themselves paying out taxpayer money to these jihadis. When the demographics eventually favor them, there will be total anarchy! No individual leader will be able to fix this. Except one. He will bring a pseudo “peace” between the jihadis and the “infidels”! He has been prophesied in the Bible as the Beast, or anti-Christ. The False Prophet will introduce him to the world. I believe we are living close to the time all this will be fulfilled. I believe the a-C and FP are in our midst right now, but not yet revealed. The persecution of the Jews and Christians that we’ve seen in the Mideast will increase worldwide as we get to that point in history. Blessed are the believers in the clear Gospel, because our deliverance is near! And God is using our President to delay the devil’s plans so everyone can have the time to make their choice who they want to serve!

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      • andyocoregon says:

        The way I look at it, we can sit around and pray about these problems or otherwise contemplate our navels, but the overpopulation of our country by foreign invaders as well as selfish citizens who are still pumping out children as if it was still the 19th century will only get worse unless we take action to change our future and that of future generations of Americans.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      How’s that working out for China? What’s your solution, forced abortions, forced sterilization?

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  18. hard masada says:


    VOX, ripped off the FOX brand so that ought to tell ya all you need to know about what they report. They have to deride and subjugate foreign countries who want to KEEP their TRADITIONS by You guess it calling them NAZI’s. Note to VOX look-up WWII and then what FDR n Churchill did to Poland~~>” sure Joseff you can have Poland, oh hell take everything east of West Germany, while you;re at it, what’s that Nah we got rid of Patton for ya so kill off millions of people as you wish Joe.”
    Don’t bitch until you’ve walked in their shoes.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      We watched a very good movie last night called “Mission of Honor” that was based upon a real life in WWII in England. It was all about a squadron of Polish military pilots who fled to England to escape Nazi persecution. Many of them were Jews. They were one of the top fighter squadrons as they had the motivation of revenge against the German Nazis having seen many of their relatives and friends murdered by them in Poland.

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  20. Lucille says:

    SOCIALISM LEAVES SOUTH AFRICA IN THE DARK
    What happened when a nation tried Bernie Sanders’ power plan.
    May 16, 2019 – Daniel Greenfield

    Nearly 150 years after electricity came to South Africa, the country is in the dark. The blackouts can strike at any time and then lights, hot water and even major industries vanish into the darkness.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/273705/socialism-leaves-south-africa-dark-daniel-greenfield

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    • millwright says:

      Two sad stories here ! The perp is going for some hard time – but so is her child ! The kid is going to be remanded to child s custody which likely means a foster home becuse her bitch mother couldn’t control herself . Now we have two “victims” resultant from the same crime ! WITF is tjhe black communithy going to learn self- respect ? Act like animals and get treated as such . And you’re ” surprised ” how ? Maybe ALA’s Rep John Rogers is more truthful than many wouod acknowledge !

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    • wodiej says:

      Pretty sick.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      It’s sickening … sad … how can you do that⁉️⁉️‼️

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  23. citizen817 says:

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  24. smiley2 says:

    WAIT… WHAT ??

    against better judgment(s), Bill de Blasio will announce his 2020 Presidential candidacy today…

    and ( ICYMI) here’s why it’s a complete FARCE

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/15/all-the-reasons-de-blasios-2020-presidential-candidacy-is-a-complete-farce/

    May 15, 2019

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  25. Dora says:

    Guy Rose – The Bridge at Vernon 1910

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  26. smiley2 says:

    oils on canvas by Karen Hollingsworth ~ American (b.1955) ~ Contemporary ~ Trompe l’Oeil Realism

    more work and info, here…

    https://www.karenhollingsworth.com/

    😀

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  27. Dora says:

    Koons does some fun stuff. I admit I like going to his exhibits. But this is a little ridiculous. And look who bought it. Hee Hee.

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  28. smiley2 says:

    Meules (Haystacks), oil on canvas, ca 1890s by French Impressionist, Claude Monet…just sold for a record $110.7 M. at Sotheby’s Impressionism and Modern evening sale in NYC on Tuesday…

    Record-Breaking $119.7 M. Monet Painting Leads Sotheby’s Imp-Mod Sale To Robust $349.9 M. Finish

    http://www.artnews.com/2019/05/15/sothebys-imp-mod-monet-meules-record/

    May 15, 2019

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  29. Dora says:

    Terrible. And all the fault of Bergoglio.

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  30. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”
    Matthew 9:37 (KJV)

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  31. amwick says:

    Hot off the press…. from my fav

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    • Bob says:

      Here’s a short list of the magnitude of the things China has done to take over the USA…bet you don’t know any of it….and sleepy Joe and his son are up to their you know what in it.

      Chinese Supremacy!

      This article, though aimed at a U.S. audience, gives a scary insight into China’s growing economic power.

      A Little Known Reality:

      In future China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States.

      Chinese acquisition of U.S. Businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to shatter that record this year.

      The Smithfield Foods acquisition is an example. Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world.

      It has facilities in 26 U.S. States and it employs tens of thousands of Americans.

      It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others.

      But now a Chinese company has bought it for $ 4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer

      in dozens of rural communities all over America.

      Thanks in part to our massively bloated trade deficit with China, the Chinese have trillions of dollars to spend.

      They are only just starting to exercise their economic muscle.

      It is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between “the Chinese government” and “Chinese corporations”.

      In 2011, 43 per cent of all profits in China were produced by companies where the Chinese government had a controlling interest in.

      Last year a Chinese company spent $2.6 billion to purchase AMC entertainment – one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States.

      Now that Chinese company controls more movie ticket sales than anyone else in the world.

      But China is not just relying on acquisitions to expand its economic power.

      “Economic beachheads” are being established all over America.

      For example, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. recently broke ground on a $100 million plant in Thomasville, Alabama.

      Many of the residents of Thomasville, Alabama will be glad to have jobs,

      but it will also become yet another community that will now be heavily dependent on communist China.

      And guess where else Chinese companies are putting down roots?

      Detroit. Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology,

      selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores,

      and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

      If you recently purchased an “American-made” vehicle, there is a really good chance that it has a number of Chinese parts in it.

      Industry analysts are hard-pressed to put a number on the Chinese suppliers operating in the United States.

      China seems particularly interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States.

      For example, China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee.

      Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group spent $616 million dollars to acquire Triple H Coal Co. in Jacksboro,Tennessee.

      At the time, that acquisition really didn’t make much news,

      but now a group of conservatives in Tennessee is trying to stop the Chinese from blowing up their mountains and taking their coal.

      And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries.

      Right now China is actually building a city larger than Manhattan just outside Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

      Are you starting to get the picture? China is on the rise. If you doubt this, just read the following:

      # When you total up all imports and exports, China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.

      # Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 2.3 trillion dollars.

      # China has more foreign currency reserves than anyone else on the planet.

      # China now has the largest new car market in the entire world.

      # China now produces more than twice as many automobiles as the United States does.

      # After being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, GM is involved in 11 joint ventures with Chinese companies.

      # China is the number one gold producer in the world.

      # The uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team were made in China.

      # 85% of all artificial Christmas trees the world over are made in China.

      # The new World Trade Center tower in New York is going to include glass imported from China.

      # China now consumes more energy than the United States does.

      # China is now in aggregate the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.

      # China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

      # China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.

      # China produces 3 times as much coal and 11 times as much steel as the United States does.

      # China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.

      # China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of any national defense system.

      # In published scientific research articles China is expected to become number one in the world very shortly.

      And what we have seen so far may just be the tip of the iceberg.

      For now, younger people, I will just leave you with one piece of advice – learn to speak Chinese.

      You are going to need it!

      Remember which Presidents gave China the keys to America

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  32. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  33. kyblue says:

    Is there any one person lacking Even a smighen of self -aware than the Hillary Clinton? I had a good belly laugh this morning while reading an article on Lifezette.
    “Hillary Clinton, speaking in a wide-ranging interview at Columbia University, claimed many of the male Democrats running for president are “not likeable.”

    Really? Does the Hildabeast think she’s likeable? 🤩

    https://www.lifezette.com/2019/05/hillary-clinton-some-male-democrat-candidates-2020-are-not-likeable/

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  34. kyblue says:

    A great ending to a story that has gripped the state for several days.

    Missing Kentucky toddler found alive.

    https://fox4kc.com/2019/05/15/missing-kentucky-toddler-found-alive-days-after-he-disappeared-from-home/

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  35. getfitnow says:

    FTA – In August 2008, back when it mattered, the Washington Post ran a 10,000-word article by its Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Maraniss titled, “Though Obama Had to Leave to Find Himself, It Is Hawaii That Made His Rise Possible.” For reasons that will soon become clear, Maraniss should have excused himself from this assignment once he discovered the identity of the man in Hawaii who made that rise possible.

    Barack Obama referred to this man in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, as “Frank.” If there was any mystery to Frank’s identity, Gerald Horne, a leftist scholar from the University of Houston, dispelled it in a March 2007 speech. Horne identified “Frank” as “an African-American poet and journalist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis.”
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/no_wonder_the_empostem_hid_obamas_red_mentor.html

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  36. nikkichico7 says:

    The Expression of Faith
    MAY 16, 2019

    Hebrews 11:17-19
    17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18 it was he to whom it was said, IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED.” 19 He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.

    Have you ever heard the old saying, “Faith gives feet to belief”? This simply means that faith is the active expression of what you truly believe about God. If you have the idea that He sits in some far-off place called heaven and only half-heartedly listens to your prayers, then that will reveal itself in your day-to-day walk of faith. Your God will seem small, powerless, and disinterested.

    Abraham’s actions demonstrated that he had a very large view of God and complete confidence in His faithfulness. Even though the patriarch misjudged how the Lord would rescue Isaac, it was evident that he knew God would fulfill His promise. Abraham’s faith was perfected (or made complete) when he demonstrated willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to the Lord (James 2:21-22 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;)

    As Christians, we profess faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, but it’s by our actions that we prove our faith is genuine. When God says not to be anxious about our physical needs, do we trust Him, or do we worry about our finances as we watch the economy fluctuate? Is prayer our first reaction to a problem, or are we more prone to rely on ourselves for a solution? How confident are we that the Bible is true and God will do what He’s said?

    Consider what your actions say about your perception of God. If you believe that the Lord is who He has revealed Himself to be in the Scriptures, then your life will show evidence of your faith. You’ll confront sin, pursue godliness, worship God with reverence, seek to obey Him fully, and be confident of His love for you.
    intouch.org
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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  37. kyblue says:

    Todd Starnes(one of many) is sounding the alarm about the equality act.

    Starnes says:
    “If signed into law, the Equality Act would ban discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, education, federal programs and credit.

    And it would effectively obliterate the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That law stops the government from encroaching on a person’s religious liberty.

    The Equality Act would completely eliminate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — putting a great big bulls eye on every house of worship in the nation.”

    https://www.toddstarnes.com/inspiration/equality-act-is-an-attack-on-every-christian-in-america/?

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  38. duchess01 says:

    GIVE IT TO GOD

    When you awake in the morning
    What is your first thought
    To give thanks – for a new dawning
    Just do as you ought.

    Does your mind dash to what must be done
    Do you get right at it like a race to be won
    Perhaps someone needs you so you go check
    Are you already in it up to your neck?

    Stop what you are doing – get down on your knees
    Give yourself and your day to God if you please
    Ask Him to help do your best on this day
    Let nothing and no one get in your way!

    If you make this a habit first each day
    You’ll surely keep any trouble at bay
    The one thing satan hates the most
    Is when with God you are engrossed.

    He will poke and prod and distract you
    To make you do what he wants you to do
    His goal is to keep you far away from God
    Redirect you to wander and endlessly trod.

    He is not good company to start your day
    Guaranteed he will just get in your way
    Prevent you from doing what you need to do
    Make sure you are flustered and feeling blue.

    Make up your mind to let God have your day
    Keep that old devil very far away
    Ask God to bless you wherever you go
    Keep Him beside you and be in the know.

    He loves you and for you wants only good
    For you and your loved ones as He would
    Trust in Him with all of your heart
    Acknowledge Him daily right from the start.

    Lean not on your own understanding
    And try not to be so awfully demanding
    His mind is not like ours – it’s quite superior
    And He can see clearly into our interior.

    Whatever you need – just ask it of Him
    Even when your prospects are looking dim
    Where there is no way – a way can be found
    Cause He promised to keep us safe and sound.

    He promised not to leave or abandon us
    We will not be alone – or afraid and plus
    He was the power to change what is there
    Remove it – disperse it – make it repair.

    Do not ever doubt the power of God
    Miracles do happen – not really that odd
    God gave you a job – it may not be fun
    A job you must do – until it is done.

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  39. smiley2 says:

    FLORIDA SUNSHINE 😀

    Bay County highlighted…

    3 Florida Radio Stations Plan To Air Trump Speeches Every Day Until 2020 Elections

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/3-florida-radio-stations-to-air-trump-speeches-every-hour-of-every-day-until-2020-election

    May 15, 2019

    3 stations up in Bay County…

    WRBA-FM
    WKNK-FM
    WASJ-KM

    MAGA

    😀

    thumbs UP, Bay County.

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  40. Mandy says:

    Quick movie recommendation….because we watched it again last night.

    “Just Visiting” from 2001 starring Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, and Christian Clavier. It’s lighthearted and very fun. If you’re fluent in French or don’t mind reading the captions, you should also check out the French film that preceded it, “Les visiteurs” from 1993.

    IMDB summary, “Les Visiteurs:”

    “A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the while trying to cope with the cultural and technological changes distinguishing his time from ours.”

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  41. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Cursday … 🐩🐾🐾

    😃👍❤️‼️‼️‼️

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  42. BigMamaTEA says:

    NEW #Trump2020 Campaign Song from Tootsweet….

    Liked by 2 people

  43. BigMamaTEA says:

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