Wednesday November 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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65 Responses to Wednesday November 27th – Open Thread

  1. CountryDoc says:

    I am grateful to Washington, the man; and even more grateful for Washington the president. There are many points to be made by this simple short proclamation.

    I strongly encourage you to read it

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    • jbt says:

      “To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.”
      You can bet the libs – who have taken Christ out of Christmas and Easter – would be more than uncomfortable if they realized they were celebrating Thanksgiving Day based on this proclamation.
      Happy and thankful Thanksgiving to all!

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    One of the best times for me musically was the period just before the arrival of the Beatles and the Stones and the rock-and-roll transformation that followed. That, of course, was a great time too, but it also meant that “progressive” jazz of necessity was eclipsed. I was just old enough to slip into the small clubs and bars where, if you knew where to go, real front-line jazz was happening. I liked to make the last sets. By that time, the club would be almost empty. It was a time, edging into morning, when the best music could happen. When I hear this piece by Paul Desmond and Jim Hall, I can almost smell the stale smoke and feel the wet counter tops . . .

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    • geoffg12 says:

      Much like Visicalc ushered in the age of “what if” and entrepreneurism, the electric guitar ushered in rock and roll. For better or worse, jazz fell off the charts..


      • Garrison Hall says:

        Yes, but fortunately for us it didn’t disappear. Even more important, jazz’s cultural influence is enduring. Go into a 5 star hotel in Hong Kong and you’re likely to hear a Chinese jazz combo doing a pretty good rendition of Miles’ “So What?”. I don’t think Chinese music is played in hotel bars anywhere in the world. And we are all better off for it! 🙂


  3. Lucille says:


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  4. Lucille says:

    Thanksgiving Foods That are Toxic To Cats

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  5. Lucille says:

    Smooth and beautiful…the kind of music from the early 60s I remember as background sound at parties in what was then clean and exciting Los Angeles…and after the party broke up, a group would always go to some 24/7-open restaurant and see the sun come up…wonderful days….

    Oliver Nelson Septet – “Stolen Moments” (1961)

    Oliver Nelson (tenor sax, arrange)
    Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
    Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute)
    George Barrow (baritone saxophone)
    Bill Evans (piano)
    Paul Chambers (bass)
    Roy Haynes (drums)

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Keep Your Eye on the Finish Line

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34).

    Here in John 4, the Lord was just beginning His ministry, but He already had His eye on the finish line. What a great example for us! It is so easy to get caught up in the details of everyday life and give little or no thought to life’s end. As Pastor Stam used to say, “Most people live for this life as if it were never going to end, and they live for the next life as if it were never going to begin, when the very opposite is the case!” Too often this is true of God’s people as well.

    Of course, as grace believers we are not just interested in what the Lord Jesus would do. Since we follow Paul as he followed Christ (I Cor. 11:1), we look to Paul as our example. But this is how he lived his life as well! He talked about how it was his goal, as he says, to “finish my course” (Acts 20:24). He too lived his life with his eye on the finish line!

    If you are wondering what it means to live like this, notice that the Lord said that while on life’s journey, He made it His “meat” to do God’s will. The Bible word “meat” speaks of food of any kind, and food is the most important thing in your physical life. If you don’t believe that, just try going without it for a few days! This writer has a friend who says that while fasting, he will sometimes go to the grocery store just to gaze upon food! Thus the Lord was saying that continuing to do the will of His Father was the most important thing in life, and the way to live with the finish line in view.

    How about you, dear Christian friend? Are you living your life with your eye on the finish line? It is important to notice that while the Lord talked about the finish line at the beginning of His ministry, Paul spoke of it as he neared the end of his life. And so if you are a young Christian, it is not too early to start living with the finish line in view, and if you are a “seasoned citizen” in the kingdom of God, it is not too late!

    John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

    1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

    Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

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  8. Dora says:

    Walter Moras – Verschneite Wassermühle/ Snowy Mill, circa 1900

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
    1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)

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  10. Dora says:

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  11. just stevie says:


    “By whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Gal. vi. 14

    If I brood on the Cross of Christ, I do not become a subjective pietist, interested in my own whiteness; I become dominantly concentrated on Jesus Christ’s interests. Our Lord was not a recluse nor an ascetic, He did not cut Himself off from society, but He was inwardly disconnected all the time. He was not aloof, but He lived in another world. He was so much in the ordinary world that the religious people of His day called Him a glutton and a wine-bibber. Our Lord never allowed anything to interfere with His consecration of spiritual energy.

    The counterfeit of consecration is the conscious cutting off of things with the idea of storing spiritual power for use later on, but that is a hopeless mistake. The Spirit of God has spoiled the sin of a great many, yet there is no emancipation, no fullness in their lives. The kind of religious life we see abroad today is entirely different from the robust holiness of the life of Jesus Christ. “I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” We are to be IN the world but not OF it; to be disconnected fundamentally, not externally.

    We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration of our spiritual energy. Consecration is our part, sanctification is God’s part; and we have deliberately to determine to be interested only in that in which God is interested. The way to solve perplexing problems is to ask – Is this the kind of thing in which Jesus Christ is interested, or the kind of thing in which the spirit that is the antipodes of Jesus is interested?

    Oswald Chambers
    November 27th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      I work with a pastor who curses every once in a while. An ex biker who feeds and clothes many thousands throughout our country and the world. Soft spoken but lives in both worlds.
      Jesus knew of and was accustomed to the kingdom of God, most Christians don’t even realize that his kingdom has already come to us through Jesus finished work on the cross. A deception so great we all willingly participate.
      I wonder how great our world would be if instead of people hearing ‘noise’ 24 hours a day through I-phones or tv and such they were embracing Gods kingdom teachings. I can only imagine.

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. Dora says:

    “Photograph of the Century”.

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    • Pale rider says:

      Looks like a photo planned parenthood has on a brochure except for a price list. Yeah, just a group of cells, soon we all become just a group of cells only the elite cell clusters Will be more important.


    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      If women were taught what really happens during an abortion, what the baby looks like, what the procedure involves … there would be fewer abortions. But PP and the politicians who profit from PP don’t want women to know.

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  15. Is it possible to force McConnell into retirement?

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  16. mandy says:

    The Lord is so good, y’all.


    Trust Him.


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  17. Lucille says:

    Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ gains access to Americans’ health data
    One America News Network


  18. Todd Noia says:

    Thank you Sundance for all you do and have done. Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone reading and contributing on the site.

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  19. hawkins6 says:

    One of President Trump’s greatest supporters is Jon Voight, who is well liked and admired by PT’s other loyal supporters.(I presume) I came across this video of a liberal Jon winning his Academy award. I was glad to see that Robert DeNiro did not win instead even though his Deer Hunter performance was great.

    Jon’s acceptance speech proves that he was the same kind, generous and decent man that he is today, despite having a different political view. Politics can shape us in some ways but the core of our character does not always change and Jon demonstrates that concept perfectly while the typical crazed hate filled Lib and Dem politician today do not.


  20. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    The early sunsets are really doing a number on me this year! It’s not helping that I’m on vacation and having a good old time lounging around and being lazy. 🙂 I feel like I could get into bed now and it’s only 6:20pm CST. It looks like the earliest sunset day will be around Dec 7 or 8, according to what I’ve read.

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  21. bessie2003 says:

    This is an op-ed by the brother of the recently reinstated officer Gallagher. I had no idea that NCIS had dragged his children out of their home during a search warrant. This on top of all the other things they pulled like spying on his lawyers. There are some real broken pieces to our nation’s justice system, whether civilian or military.


  22. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wondrous creation of light (Genesis 1):

    1. How there was darkness over all the formless earth.
    2. How God said: “Let there be light”, and there was light.
    3. How God divided the light from the darkness, and there was day and night.

    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 – November 14th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  23. Sepp says:

    Today on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church – November 14th – several Saints are commemorated, but especially these three.

    The Holy Apostle Philip of the Twelve
    He worked for the Gospel with Saint John the Theologian, his sister Mariamna, and the Apostle Bartholomew. He endured a martyr’s death as he was crucified upside down on a tree in the Phrygian town of Hieropolis in the year 86.

    Saint Justinian the Emperor
    He was a Slav who succeeded his uncle Justin on the throne. During his reign the great Church of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) was built in Constantinopolis and he summoned the Fifth Œcumenical Synod in 553. He reposed in 565 at the age of 80.

    Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonika
    He came from an eminent family, but chose the monastic life of prayer and fasting. He was a hierarch, ascetic, theologian, and wonderworker. He governed the Church in Salonika for 12 years and spent one year as a captive of Mohammedans. He reposed peacefully in 1359.


  24. 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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  25. 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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  28. Anon says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


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