Sunday November 24th – 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. citizen817 says:

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    • Janie M. says:

      I remember this when it was posted here before! I enjoyed this so much I had to watch it numerous times. This morning was no different and I still wish there was a longer version. Mesmerizing.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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    • Rudy says:

      When I was in boot camp in Orlando, one day there was a precision drill team practicing their moves across from us on the grinder (marching field) in weather so warm it made the surface of the grinder hot enough that you could have fried eggs on it, at about a hundred and forty degrees. And those rifles are about ten pounds.
      It made us feel not too bad about our more, um, mundane marching practice.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Treepers…

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  5. Lucille says:

    After listening to a number of different musicians playing “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise”, IMO, this is the best version…simply superb….

    Sonny Clark Trio

    Sonny Clark (piano)
    Paul Chambers (bass)
    Philly Joe Jones (drums)
    Composers: Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II
    Recorded October 13, 1957

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  6. citizen817 says:

    Still a favorite…

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    “Sorry to have to repeat this again:
    Free Speech is ALL speech.
    Even the speech that you find repugnant. You are either for ALL of it or…
    you are for none of it.
    We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear.
    That’s a load of totalitarian crap.”

    -Rob Schneider-

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/11/22/rob-schneider-slams-totalitarian-crap-free-speech-is-all-speech-even-what-we-find-repugnant/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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  8. Stillwater says:

    Does anyone happen to know how to post a web address in a comment without it turning into an active link?

    I believe Word Press, at least on CTH, allows a maximum of 5 links in a comment without holding it in moderation. Sometimes I post more links so I was thinking of adding the extra links as text that cannot be clicked on… that is… text that is not an active link.

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    I have this fantasy about a new class of aircraft carriers named after famous blues men. And the first of the new carriers should be named the USS John Lee Hooker aka “Boogie Chinin’.”

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Boogie+Chillin+John+Lee+Hooker

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    GGS and I just left our smalltown Walmart a few hours ago. As we walked up to the store the sidewalk outside of the ‘EXIT’ door was roped off with yellow crime scene tape. As we entered thru the ‘IN’ door we noticed there was blood all over the taped off area in about a 10 by 15 foot pattern on the concrete. My GGS looked at it and in in a matter-of-fact tone said: “That’s blood, huh?”. My they grow up so fast.

    Sensing a teaching moment I asked him if he could tell anything from the pattern…”nope”. was his reply. I showed him that the way the blood was thrown down shows a spurting wound, more than likely from a cut rather than a shooting. The way it was laid out showed the vic moved around quite a bit but didn’t leave and while there was a lot of active bleeding there wasn’t much splatter, the blood seemed to flow straight down and wasn’t thrown around.

    None of the employees, when asked, ‘knew anything about it’, which was unbelievable so someone in management had to give instructions not to talk about it. One employee who is familiar with me did very quietly mention that ‘some guy in a wheelchair defended himself’ but that’s all the employee would say and even then furtively looked around while talking to me. The blue-vested functionary who was ‘guarding’ the taped area, most likely until the hazmat folks could clean it up, knew nothing either.

    Knowing that in a smallish town one of the best repositories of gossip is the 24-hour stop-and-rob I dropped in and asked the cashier. She’d heard in passing that a guy in a wheelchair was attacked and stabbed the attacker but that’s it.

    What struck me the most, other than my GGS’s blase’ acceptance of the crime scene, was how it brought back old New Orleans memories…just like being back on the job, another Saturday night.

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  12. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Gospel of Salvation

    The Word of God teaches, “The wages of sin is death.” When Christ stepped across the stars into this world of sin and woe, death was powerless over Him. Christ knew no sin! He was the sinless, spotless Lamb of God; therefore death could not lay its icy grip upon His shoulder.

    Tell me then, how is it that, at the end of His earthly ministry, He’s suffering and dying in shame and disgrace? You see, Christ wasn’t dying for His sins, for He knew no sin (II Cor. 5:21; I John 3:5). He was dying for your sins and my sins upon that cruel tree. Our sins and iniquities were laid upon Him that He might redeem us back to God through His precious blood.

    Now God turns to a lost and dying world with the good news of Calvary. Simply believe that Christ died for your sins personally, and rose again the third day, and God will wonderfully save you from the wrath to come, according to the riches of His grace. Do you know the joy of sins forgiven? If not, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:13; I Cor. 15:3,4).

    By Pastor Paul M. Sadler

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-gospel-of-salvation-2/

    2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

    Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

    Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
    2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

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  13. dogsmaw says:

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  14. Linda K. says:

    These dancers are incredible athletes and so graceful.

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  15. Lucille says:

    Using fiction (fakery) to prove a point seems to be a commonality among all on the Left…

    Pope cites French epic poem to “prove” Christianity is as violent as Islam
    November 23, 2019 by Christine Douglass-Williams

    “Pope Francis trotted out a scene from the 11th-century French epic poem La Chanson de Roland this week to prove Christians have tried to convert Muslims by the sword, just as Muslims have done to Christians.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/11/pope-cites-french-epic-poem-to-prove-christianity-is-as-violent-as-islam

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  16. Magabear says:

    The stupid comment of the day goes to Kat Timpf (I think that’s how you spell it) for saying that we should legalize meth. Yes, that’ll end the opiod crisis. 😕😡

    I also noticed an Amazon.com commercial with an employee gushing about how they support their trans employees. Another of many reasons not to shop there, but it reminded me of a conversation I had with the guy at church who decided to get rid of the bookstore there. He said people can just go on Amazon to buy what they want. In other words, send your money to a company that opposes everything that is written in the churches statement of faith. Talk about lack of wisdom.

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    • DebbieSemms says:

      Cultural Marxism is destroying the Country. I think the reason they hate Trump the most is that he stands up to it. Have you seen the new Sprite child transvestite commercial? Sick!

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    • Lucille says:

      Giving up a ministry because of competition? While what your church bookstore proprietor said is true, it was also true before Amazon came online. Church bookstores have always had challenges.

      It’s up to the proprietor to think of ways to make his smaller store a fun and productive place to visit/shop over the big stores. He could have held readings of children’s books, for instance, or presented new offerings during a coffee hour for the adults. God gave us imaginations to use for His glory, too, and not just for the secular. Hopefully your church parishioners miss the store and wish to restart it using every appropriate method of presenting the Gospel of Christ to all seekers of Truth.

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
    Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

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  18. Dora says:

    “The Prayer, Church of Saint-Bonnet” by Léon Augustin Lhermitte (ca. 1920)

    Norman Garstin (1847-1926) The Rain it Raineth Every Day (1889).

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  19. Pointman says:

    Your chance to vote for Prat of the Year 2019 at my place https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/climate-alarmism-and-the-prat-principle/ or directly at https://poll.fm/10466298.

    Adam Schiff looks to be a strong contender, but AOC is in the running as well.

    Pointman

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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  21. Dora says:

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  22. Dora says:

    I don’t know how democrats can live with themselves.

    ===

    Dem governor vetoes Pennsylvania ban on aborting Down syndrome babies

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, November 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Legislation to ban abortions that specifically target children with Down syndrome met a swift end in Pennsylvania Thursday thanks to a veto by Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dem-governor-vetoes-pennsylvania-ban-on-aborting-down-syndrome-babies

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  23. just stevie says:

    DIRECTION OF ASPIRATION

    “Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters…so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God.” Psalm cxxiii. 2

    This verse is a description of entire reliance upon God. Just as the eyes of the servant are riveted on his master, so our eyes are up unto God and our knowledge of His countenance is gained (f. Isaiah liii. 1. R.V.). Spiritual leakage begins when we cease to lift up our eyes unto Him. The leakage comes not so much through trouble on the outside as in the imagination; when we begin to say – “I expect I have been stretching myself a bit too much, standing on tiptoe and trying to look like God instead of being an ordinary humble person.” We have to realize that no effort can be too high.

    For instance, you came to a crisis when you made a stand for God and had the witness of the Spirit that all was right, but the weeks have gone by, and the years maybe, and you are slowly coming to the conclusion – ‘Well, after all, was I not a bit too pretentious? Was I not taking a stand a bit too high?’ Your rational friends come and say – Don’t be a fool, we knew when you talked about this spiritual awakening, that it was a passing impulse, you can’t keep up the strain, God does not expect you to. And you say – ‘Well, I suppose I was expecting too much.’ It sounds humble to say it, but it means that reliance on God has gone and reliance on worldly opinion has come in. The danger is lest no longer relying on God you ignore the lifting up of your eyes to Him. Only when God brings you to a sudden halt, will you realize how you have been losing out. Whenever there is a leakage, remedy it immediately. Recognize that something has been coming between you and God, and get it readjusted at once.

    Oswald Chambers
    November 24th Devotional

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  24. Jlwary says:

    I posted on the wrong thread by accident. I have a good friend going through a hard time with her husband. I dont have social media, but thought I’d share this here if anyone was willing to help out.

    http://gf.me/u/wu28bd

    Thank you and God bless!

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  25. just stevie says:

    Magnificent Russian Christian Chant – 8 mins. Enjoy on this Lord’s Day!
    Psalm 50 and 51

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  26. Jimmy R says:

    Thank you for all you do, Sundance.

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  27. Matt Bracken says:

    I modified my Deep State Coup face chart, dropping Alexandra Chalupa for ICIG Michael Atkinson. I think he’s more directly related to Eric CIAramella’s role in this farce as the anonymous so-called whistleblower than Chalupa was. These are just the operatives in CIAramella’s immediate orbit, so I didn’t include all of the other bad actors, that chart would need 40 or 50 faces.

    (And I wish every conservative politician and commentator would always say SO-CALLED or FAKE or BOGUS whistleblower, and not give CIAramella the dignity of his assumed false role implied by calling him simply “the whistleblower.”

    Anyway, this Deep State Coup face chart is for sharing with your low-information friends and family, Advise them to just google search any two names together to see what comes up. I posted it on Imgur, so it can be readily shared across most platforms.

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  28. skeinster says:

    Morning, Treepers
    Today, the last Sunday of the liturgical year, is the feast of Christ the King in the ordinary form.
    A time to remember Christ’s sovereignty over all His creation.
    Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!
    Christ conquers, Christ rules, Christ commands.
    And, for the EF, it’s the last Sunday after Pentecost, dedicated especially to the contemplation of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell.
    Have a blessed Sunday!

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  29. the chopper says:

    At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier there has been a Sentinel on duty in front of the Tomb every minute of every day since 1937.

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  30. Jimmy R says:

    25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

    Luke 10:25-27 ESV

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  31. @ChicagoBri says:

    #Chiraq: The Chicago Way
    Chicago Copper Caper 2FM and the Chicago Inspector General
    https://www.chicagoclout.com/2019/11/chicago-copper-caper-2fm-and-the-chicago-inspector-general/

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  32. Ghost says:

    I really enjoy viewing this occasionally , thought I’d share.
    5.48 minutes, it grows on you, enjoy please.

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  33. Dora says:

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  35. scrap1ron says:

    Time for a little Kipling.

    I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
    The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
    The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
    I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
    O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
    But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

    I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
    They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
    They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
    But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
    But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
    The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
    O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

    Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
    An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
    Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
    But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
    While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
    But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
    There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
    O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

    You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
    We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

    Former CIA Analyst to CBN News: ‘An American Insurrection is Now Underway’

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ummmm…I may have said years ago that those in the government hired under Clinton and Obama are bureaucratic moles who are working not for the country, not for the President but for 3rd party masters and must be dumped. Guess those of us who worked in the system and saw and know how it operates are peeing into the wind.

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  37. Timmy-the-Ute says:

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  38. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting (to some) but obscure piece of information – the Secret Service and Border Patrol are switching from the .357 Sig and the .40 S&W (respectively) back to the 9mm. Both agencies had dissed the caliber as ineffective some years back after testing found the .357 SIG and .40 S&W as more effective stopping calibers. Yet now NIJ testing is said to be showing the 9mm is more effective, somehow negating their previous testing. Wonder how they’re going to shut up the military testing labs who constantly complain that the 9mm is spineless and they’d like their .45 back?
    One might say that they’d like their handguns to match their MP-5 submachine guns in caliber but there won’t be magazine interechangeability as CBP is getting the new non-citizen-available Glock 47 and it will use amag that won’t fit the MP-5 or any other SMG. The SS is said to be going to the Gen 5 Glock 47 also…are we seeing a movement here? Once again we kick the US handgun business in the crotch by selecting a foreign-made pistol (yeah, I know about Smyrna but that’s a plant, not the company).

    The Feds are looking at gun control by starving US manufacturers for Federal (LEA and military) small arms and, in my opinion, undergunning our forces in the process. Then again the universality of military and police firepower is a notable point of the internationalists. Interchangeable weapons’ parts and ammunition sourced from a strictly controlled industry..Wonder if those bad guys are going to downsize armament too?

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  39. Lucille says:

    Found this when looking up more interesting photos than the one used to illustrate the article below…

    Oh, my stomach muscles are aching from laughing so much…Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha…and someone has convinced this guy the hairstyle looks great…hahahahahahaha!

    Ultrasensitive protein method lets scientists ID someone from a single strand of hair
    By Eva Frederick – November 21, 2019
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/scientists-can-now-identify-someone-single-strand-hair

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  40. mandy says:

    Found a couple of really cool gizmos I did not know about from Robin’s “TOP 20 HOLIDAY GIFTS for RV, Campervan, Nomad and Tiny Home Living for 2019” video.

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  41. andeclain 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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  42. andeclain 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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