Friday February 14th – 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 Friday February 14th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Lucille says:

    “Maybe This Time” – Michael Murphy

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    What a great lband they are. This is so laid-back they make it look easy . . . 🙂

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  5. T2020 says:

    Happy ❤️Day to SD and my fellow Treepers!! Have a blessed weekend!😇🙏🍷

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Can God Forget?

    “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Heb. 10:17).

    We know that God forgives the sins of His people, but does He forget them? It would seem so. Our text suggests that He “will not remember” the sins committed against Him by His children (Isa. 43:25). Believers have always found a great deal of comfort in this blessed thought.

    But then God calls upon us to likewise forgive others “even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Eph. 4:32). Doesn’t this suggest that we too should forgive and forget? Perhaps you are thinking, “But Pastor, you don’t know what they did to me!” True, but was it more than what was done to God when men crucified His Son?

    Remember, God’s vow to forgive and forget the sins of His people includes even the brutal murder of His only begotten Son. We are tempted to think, “Well, it’s easy for God to forget,” but such is not the case. God says of the sins of unbelievers that He “will NEVER forget ANY of their works” (Amos 8:7). How then can this God of “total recall” forget our sins? Does His memory have a convenient “on/off ” switch that makes it easy for Him to forgive and forget?

    If so, then we who do not have such a switch would have an excuse for forgiving but not forgetting. But if God has such a switch, would He not also have to erase His memory of Calvary, or else forever wonder why His Son had to die? But it cannot be that God could forget the Cross, for Revelation 5:6 joins John 20:27 to reveal that the Lord’s resurrection body will forever bear the scars of the Cross, making it impossible for God—or us—to ever forget His sacrifice for our sins.

    What then is the answer to our question? Can God forget our sins? Perhaps the reader has noticed that we never read that God will forget the sins of His people, but rather that He “will not remember” them. By a deliberate act of His “will” He chooses to act toward us AS IF He has forgotten our sins, on the basis of the blood of the Cross.

    That’s how fully and completely He has forgiven our sins. And if we are to forgive others “as” God forgave us, then we too must choose to act toward others as if we have so fully forgiven their transgressions against us that we have forgotten them—also on the basis of Christ’s shed blood. This and this alone is complete forgiveness of others, and it is high spiritual ground indeed.

    May God help us to live with a slate wiped clean of “all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking… with all malice” (Eph. 4:31).
    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/can-god-forget/

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

    Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

    Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

    Amos 8:7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

    Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. It’s Valentine’s Day at the treehouse ❤️
    I have so much appreciation for all of you …..

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. H.M.P.D. says:

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ❤ #Pickle 🙂

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  11. and maybe someone here has the clip of the late Chet Baker singing ‘My Funny Valentine’ when he was young. ?. Anyone?

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
    1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)

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  14. just stevie says:

    THE DISCIPLINE OF HEEDING

    “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” Matt. x. 27

    At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God’s hand until we learn to hear Him. “What I tell you in darkness” – watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet. If you open your mouth in the dark, you will talk in the wrong mood: darkness is the time to listen. Don’t talk to other people about it; don’t read books to find out the reason of the darkness, but listen and heed. If you talk to other people, you cannot hear what God is saying. When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.

    After every time of darkness there comes a mixture of delight and humiliation (if there is delight only, I question whether we have heard God at all), delight in hearing God speak, but chiefly humiliation – What a long time I was in hearing that! How slow I have been in understanding that! And yet God has been saying it all these days and weeks. Now He give you the gift of humiliation which brings the softness of heart that will always listen to God NOW.

    Oswald Chambers
    February 14th Devotional

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  15. just stevie says:

    Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1, II. Romance (Larghetto) 💘

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. Dora says:

    This was not a very happy Valentine’s Day for Mr. Roosevelt. I don’t know how he got through it.

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    Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die

    Future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart, on February 14, 1884.

    Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when he was summoned home by his family. He returned home to find his mother, Mittie, had succumbed to typhoid fever. On the same day, his wife of four years, Alice Lee, died of Bright’s disease, a severe kidney ailment. Only two days before her death, Alice Lee had given birth to the couple’s daughter, Alice.

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/theodore-roosevelts-wife-and-mother-die

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  18. Angus D says:

    All the democrat candidates have agreed to drop acid before the next debate. Expect to notice NO difference…

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  19. Dora says:

    Something for us old timers. 🙂

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  21. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Who’s that pictured running in a South Korea Tokyo 2020 poster? Why, it’s someone carrying a radioactive torch.
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/14/national/tokyo-olympics-south-korean-hazmat-posters/#.XkbfIMmP6Uk

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  22. mandy says:

    The Forgotten History of Chocolate Candy

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  23. wtd says:

    1200 bodies are being burned everyday

    More than 1.5 million are under observation

    Not 20,000 or 30,000, more than 50,000 are gone

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  24. mandy says:

    Enjoyable viewing (well, if you’re … kind of a nerd and enjoy history, especially military history).

    This is part of the continuing series…this one was uploaded today…

    We’ve watched quite a few of the videos from this channel, here’s a link to their page of uploaded videos – you may find something you’ll enjoy amongst their offerings.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPXiKxH-eH9xq-80vpgmKQ/videos

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  25. Sepp says:

    Saint Brigid of Ireland is among the Saints commemorated today, February 1st, on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  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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  28. Mary Van Deusen says:

    Two new music videos – images from Earthview – satellite images of earth – done to the music of Telemann.

    Earthview Landscapes – Mixed 1 – Telemann, Concerto In D Major 3 Trumpets – 1 Largo

    Earthview Landscapes – Water, Cities and Farms – Telemann, Quadro In B Flat Major – 1 Spiritoso

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  29. Kent says:

    ….her name would have been Randi Kaye….she would have been 30 yrs old…she would have been my daughter….she was murdered by her mother in the womb….where she should have been safe…

    can’t figure out how to link from this chromebook pc….but if i could…

    …massive attack…teardrop

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      Hi Kent, tears for your loss. To embed a YT video, put the URL on it’s own line, nothing before or after, preferably separated by a blank line before and aft.

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  30. DanDeplorable says:

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