Wednesday September 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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66 Responses to Wednesday September 25th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Lucille says:

    Aspens in the Fall…

    Colors of Autumn…

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  3. Lucille says:

    Jazz Masters All Stars ·Jon Faddis· – I Can’t Get Started

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    It Makes All the Difference

    We once had a friend named Richard, a handyman who fixed small motors and engines. He had a faithful dog that kept him company everyday in his shop. This dog excitedly jumped to greet Richard, and then followed him around like a shadow, giving him affection, and acting like she thought he was the best man in the world. One day while observing all this, I complimented the dog. Richard smiled and said, “You know, she’s the same every day and after all these years, she’s never complained once.”

    It’s a shame more people don’t have the same kind of disposition that Richard’s dog had: a good attitude. But it is possible. Remember God’s prophet Daniel? When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, Daniel, along with others, was taken captive to Babylon. In this process, he was forcibly stripped of his freedom, homeland, name, and ultimately his manhood (Daniel 1). He was placed in the charge of “the prince of the eunuchs” (1:7), which meant he was castrated to make him a safer subject in proximity to the king and his realm. Daniel could have responded to all these brutal events with anger and resentment, but he didn’t. The queen described Daniel as one who had “an excellent spirit” (5:12). It was because of this quality that Daniel had been elevated to “master” of the king’s magicians and astrologers. As the king observed Daniel, he elevated him further for his good attitude. Daniel 6:3 states, “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.”

    A famous preacher once commented that he believed attitude was more important than facts, education, money, circumstances, failure, or skill, that it will make you or break you.* P r o v e r b s 17:27 says it this way: “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.” Like Daniel, each of us can make a conscious choice to have a good spirit, or attitude, no matter what our circumstances. We can choose not to complain, be bitter, resentful, or negative. We can choose to exalt our Savior with not just a good attitude but with “an excellent spirit.” Is this going to describe you today?

    By Pastor John Fredericksen

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  6. Lucille says:

    Posted on September 24, 2019 by Scott Johnson, Powerlineblog

    We have advanced our understanding of the frauds in which Ilhan Omar is mired this year thanks to the Minnesota campaign finance board investigation and findings against her this past June. Among other things, we learned as a result of the investigation that Omar had filed joint tax returns in 2015 and 2016 with Ahmed Hirsi, to whom she was not married, while she was still married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. We believe that Elmi is her brother and that the marriage was a sham, which is how Omar treated it.

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  7. nwtex says:

    Beautiful. God Bless them.

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  14. nwtex says:

    2 min video

    When she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek and hiking the ancient paths of Israel, Kathie Lee discovered a deeper understanding of the Bible and of God Himself. Throughout the study, Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jason Sobel provides additional insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.


  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
    Genesis 1:27 (KJV)

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  16. Dora says:

    John Constable – Study of tree trunks (nd)

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. just stevie says:


    “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” Matthew v. 41

    The summing up of Our Lord’s teaching is that the relationship which He demands is an impossible one unless He has done a supernatural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that there be not the slightest trace of resentment even suppressed in the heart of a disciple when he meets with tyranny and injustice. No enthusiasm will ever stand the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His worker, only one thing will, and that is a personal relationship to Himself which has gone through the mill of His spring-cleaning until there is only one purpose left – I am here for God to send me where He will. Every other thing may get fogged, but this relationship to Jesus Christ must never be.

    The Sermon on the Mount is not an ideal, it is a statement of what will happen in me when Jesus Christ has altered my disposition and put in a disposition like His own. Jesus Christ is the only One Who can fulfil the Sermon on the Mount.

    If we are to be disciples of Jesus, we must be made disciples supernaturally; as long as we have the dead set purpose of being disciples we may be sure we are not. “I have chosen you.” That is the way the grace of God begins. It is a constraint we cannot get away from; we can disobey it, but we cannot generate it. The drawing is done by the supernatural grace of God, and we never can trace where His work begins. Our Lord’s making of a disciple is supernatural. He does not build on any natural capacity at all. God does not ask us to do the things that are easy to us naturally; He only asks us to do the thing we are perfectly fitted to do by His grace, and the cross will come along that line always.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 25th Devotional

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  20. Pale rider says:

    “The willingness to communicate attracts communication to it, and overcomes loneliness completely.”
    On this premise we see the simplicity of Gods word and meanings. The willingness to learn attracts knowledge and overcomes falsities completely, the willingness to fight attracts fights and overcomes peace completely, the willingness to judge attracts judgements and overcomes acceptance completely.
    You can apply this throughout your thoughts during the day and see just how your thoughts become your will. I found it very useful. What do you attract?

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  21. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Netanyahu receives mandate. I’ll take our form of government.


  22. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Irony of Ironies! 40% of German Welfare Recipients Are Foreigners


  23. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Trump-Hating Romney Found the Trump-Ukraine Memo “Deeply Troubling”

    Did he read the same transcript we read? The most you can say about it is Trump throws caution to the wind when he speaks and says whatever is on his mind. He obviously wants Ukraine to look into their government corruption as it concerns the United States and the Bidens.

    … Democrats pressured Ukraine during the 2016 election but Ukraine didn’t seem to acquiesce except, allegedly, in the case of the Bidens. That will now be investigated.

    Where Romney gets his “deeply troubling” mantra from….


  24. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    An oldie, but still relevant. Nuland / Biden. She would have been close in a Hillary administration.


  25. SwampRatTerrier says:

    “Popular Conservative Banned from Fox for Telling the Truth About Climate Icon


    According to The Washington Post, Mr. Knowles said two unforgivable words — mentally ill. On The Story on Fox News Monday night, Knowles said, “the climate hysteria movement is not about science. If it were about science, it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.”


  26. 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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  27. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. 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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