Sunday October 27th – 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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53 Responses to Sunday October 27th – Open Thread

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Does Your Heart Murmur?

    After high school, I worked in a huge plant that employed thousands. Four gals from my high school worked there also, so we began sharing lunch breaks. However, one of them was constantly negative. Nearly everything out of her mouth was a complaint about something or someone, and it had a negative effect on the others in the group. It was depressing just listening to it all. After nearly a week, I decided I simply wouldn’t be around them any more.

    God’s children of faith are not immune to a complaining spirit. When Moses was sent back to Egypt to deliver Israel out of cruel slavery, the Israelites repeatedly complained. Even a chance at freedom should have brought appreciation. But after finally being miraculously released, Israel murmured (meaning “to grumble”) against Moses when Pharaoh’s armies pursued them. Later “the people murmured against Moses” over a lack of water (Ex. 15:24). Then while in “the wilderness of Sin,” they murmured over a lack of food (16:1-4). It had become a pattern of life.

    When God promised victory over the inhabitants in Canaan, they once again murmured in disbelief that God would give the victory (Num. 14). God’s anger was so kindled that an entire generation, except for Joshua and Caleb, perished without seeing the Promised Land. Paul refers to this in 1 Corinthians 10:10 warning the believers: “Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.”

    Complaining is a dangerous, negative habit. It embitters the soul, sours the spirit, ignores the rich blessings of God, and robs one of the joy of life. It also unnecessarily makes life miserable for those around us, becomes a poor testimony to the lost, and poisons our outlook on life. Perhaps, worst of all, it spreads like an outbreak of the flu to others, who, in turn, mirror this negativity.

    Simply put, God hates a complaining spirit. Paul warns the saints at Philippi saying, “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked…nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:14-15). It is not possible for us to be blameless before the Lord nor man if we have a complaining spirit. Ask someone today to hold you accountable any time you are being negative, then purposely practice being positive in your speech and outlook.

    By Pastor John Frederickson

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Exodus 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

      Exodus 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
      2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
      3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
      4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

      Numbers 14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
      2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
      3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
      4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

      1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

      Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
      15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a blessed Sunday, Treepers! Remember do-wop . . . ?

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    • piper567 says:

      Garrison, when I lived in San Francisco, my next door neighbor was a videographer.
      He made videos back in the day when MTV was kinda fun.
      He made most of the Huey Lewis videos, and at a party he had…my kitty had crashed their party…and when I went to fetch my kitty, I met Huey.
      Good guy, at least at that time. Never really followed him, but all that seems so innocent now.
      Thanks for the memories.


  3. citizen817 says:

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  7. For those of you read music, I love reading along with this fine player…

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  8. Lucille says:


    Hahaha…so cute…

    Heart Lake, NY

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  9. Lucille says:

    Defense Updates

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  11. Dora says:

    Betsy Havens – “SUN IN THE RAIN” 2015

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  12. Dora says:

    “Like a new ‘Maccabees’ – I like that! God Bless Bishop Schneider!


    Bishop Schneider Publishes Open Letter Condemning Pachamama Idolatry

    In a new open letter published today, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, invoking his “ordination as a Catholic bishop and successor to the Apostles,” condemns the use of the pagan “Pachamama” idols in the churches in Rome, and praises the “courageous and praiseworthy act” of the “brave Christian gentlemen” who “expelled the wooden idolatrous statues from the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina in Rome, and threw them into the Tiber.”

    “Like a new ‘Maccabees’,” Bishop Schneider writes, “they acted in the spirit of the holy wrath of Our Lord, who expelled the merchants from the temple of Jerusalem with a whip. The gestures of these Christian men will be recorded in the annals of Church history as a heroic act which brought glory to the Christian name, while the acts of high-ranking churchmen, on the contrary, who defiled the Christian name in Rome, will go down in history as cowardly and treacherous acts of ambiguity and syncretism.”

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  13. just stevie says:


    “Go ye therefore, and teach (disciple) all nations.” Matthew xxviii. 19

    Jesus Christ did not say – Go and save souls (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but – “Go and teach,” i.e., disciple, “all nations,” and you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples came back from their first mission they were filled with joy because the devils were subject to them, and Jesus said – Don’t rejoice in successful service; the great secret of joy is that you are rightly related to Me. The great essential of the missionary is that he remains true to the call of God, and realizes that his one purpose is to disciple men and women to Jesus. There is a passion for souls that does not spring from God, but from the desire to make converts to our point of view.

    The challenge to the missionary does not come on the line that people are difficult to get saved, that backsliders are difficult to reclaim, that there is a wadge of callous indifference; but along the line of his own personal relationship to Jesus Christ. “Believe ye that I am able to do this?” Our Lord puts that question steadily, it faces us in every individual case we meet. The one great challenge is – Do I know my Risen Lord? Do I know the power of His indwelling Spirit? Am I wise enough in God’s sight, and foolish enough according to the world, to bank on what Jesus Christ has said, or am I abandoning the great supernatural position, which is the only call for a missionary, viz., boundless confidence in Christ Jesus? If I take up any other method I depart altogether from the methods laid down by Our Lord – “All power is given unto Me…, THEREFORE GO YE.”

    Oswald Chambers
    October 27th Devotional


  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?”
    Luke 12:24 (KJV)

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. none says:

    Maybe some already saw this, but I just read it and it is really good. Gives another identity for the whistle-blower – this time a Ukrainian pol who was supposedly with Zelensky on the Trump-Zelensky call.


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  18. Dora says:

    What a screwed up society we’ve become.


    Drag queen flashes his crotch to children during library story time

    It was inevitable that drag queen story hour — far and away the sickest perversion to be inflicted on American society by the tolerant, inclusive, and “woke” Left — would go wrong.

    One might argue that that moment already came when an 11-year-old with the full consent of his parents began performing as a drag queen under the stage name “Desmond is Amazing”


  19. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the miraculous healings performed by the Holy Apostles (Acts 5):

    1. How many signs and wonders were wrought at the hands of the Holy Apostles.

    2. How many of the sick were healed simply by the shadow of the Apostle Peter.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – October 14th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.


  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.

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  21. 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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  22. muskea says:

    Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:
    Look up these verses in the Scriptures….Jesus is alive and the Bible is true!

    2 Corinthians 11:14
    Colossians 2:18
    Hebrews 13:2
    2 Peter 2:4
    Revelation 22:8-9
    May we all receive the love of the truth that we may be saved and not given over to delusion that we might believe the lie, or any lie.
    Yes and amen in Christ Jesus!


  23. Troublemaker10 says:

    Strange times, indeed.


  24. Bendix says:

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why this is even happening:
    Rape survivor files lawsuit against state ethics panel accusing her of lobbying, calls on Cuomo to fire JCOPE chairman
    This woman, Kat Sullivan, spent money she received as a settlement when she was raped as a student, on billboards advocating for passage of NY’s Child Victims Act.
    Cuomo’s hand-picked “ethics” panel decided she spent too much and concluded she should have registered as a lobbyist.
    She can’t be a lobbyist, she was acting on behalf of victims, of which she is one.
    Why hasn’t the governor told them to cut it out?

    The Albany swamp may be smaller than the DC one, but it is deeper and dirtier.
    I can’t wait to see Andrew Cuomo exposed for what he is, a fake champion of women’s rights and a muck dwelling bottom-feeder.


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