Tuesday March 31st – 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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87 Responses to Tuesday March 31st – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Inexpressible Joy

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Have you ever noticed that the Apostle Paul never speaks of his love for Christ? Rather he keeps talking about Christ’s wonderful love to him. Neither does he exhort us to love Christ, but keeps telling us how Christ loved — and loves, us. This is consistent with the message specially committed to him: “The Gospel of the Grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

    The Law said: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God” (Matt.22:37). This is the very essence of the law. And we should love God, but the law cannot produce love, so God comes to us in grace and say: “I love you“. This is why Paul’s epistles are so filled with “the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus” (Rom.8:29).

    The fact that God deals with us in grace does not mean that believers should not, or do not, love Him. The very opposite is true, for love begets love. It is when men come to know the love of Christ that their hearts respond to him in love.

    Peter, like Paul, had once been a strict observer of the Law, but had since come to know the love of Christ in growing measure. The result: A deep love for Christ and the overflowing joy that accompanies such love. This is why we find in I Peter 1:8 those touching words that naturally overflow from the heart and lips of one who has come to know the love of Christ: “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory”.

    Yes, knowing and loving Christ does indeed bring inexpressible joy, but we cannot love him by trying. We must accept His love for us in faith so that our hearts may naturally respond.


    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.

    Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

    Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

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  3. Monadnock says:

    Has anyone seen r.i.s.t.v.a.n. lately? Why did my last post asking this question wind up in moderation?

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  4. Monadnock says:



  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Lock the door and put out the cat . . . The Earls do a pretty bang-up job of channeling Lester Flat and Earl Skruggs

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  6. theasdgamer says:

    Here’s Rudy Giuliani’s interview of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, where I got my info on covid19…


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  7. David says:

    I am an Israeli Trump supporter. Many of you know me by now. The video below is the solution to the Corona Virus, period.
    It is getting more and more interesting as you get more into the video. Trump was right again:

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    • wondering999 says:

      Thank you David for sharing this very clear and informative podcast. The podcast is longer than a usual soundbite video; suggest everyone set aside a bit of time and watch, and then share with any healthcare workers you may know, especially. Giulani asks good questions and Dr. Zelenko is very clear and instructive in his responses/explanations. This needs to be widely shared.


    • wondering999 says:

      David: Thought about news I am getting from Israel. I suspect some young relatives in Israel already experienced Covid-19 in January. All the symptoms were there as Dr. Zelenko describes: fever; sore throat; diarrhea; coughing and shortness of breath; tested negative for flu. Very, very sick.
      It makes sense because there are a lot of travelers going back and forth from Israel to China and vice versa. A lot of PRC Chinese students who are fully funded by the Chinese government (also a few Taiwanese I met). Workers on the new Tel Aviv subway system. When I used my phone, the internet connection would often pop up as “Huawei 5G”. And now I hear, many many Chinese labs including a large one in the neighborhood of Tel Hashomer, the amazing research hospital.
      I do not hate nations or ethnic groups on command by media or educational propaganda (as many people are inclined to do). I respect and admire much of Chinese culture and most of the hardworking Chinese people I have met from both Taiwan and PRC. However, PRC government…. gives me pause.
      Little Israel has historically hung in the balance between the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey) and Great Britain until the end of WWI; Soviet Union and United States/NATO until around 1991; and now, with an enormous Russian/Ukrainian immigrant population (origin of one in six Israelis?), there are conflicts of interest between the United States and PRC. I hope that these conflicts are resolved peaceably. It gives me some anxiety, however, to think of Israel being stuck in the middle. Please take care, and have situational awareness….


      • David says:

        Thanks. Take care. Once a nation get the virus it spreads rather fast. Most people under 60 have nothing to worry about unless their immune is compromised.
        Israel have the military recruited to help the elderly who are in home isolation.
        Israel has one of the lowest mortality rates because of it.

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        • wondering999 says:

          Israel also has very advanced genetic research. It is not this epidemic I am most concerned about… it is the possibility of bureaucrats with limited ethical sense, yet access to advanced genetic research etc.


    • Bulldog84 says:

      So sad! I read so many of his books with my daughter. My own personal favorites were the ones he wrote about his own childhood.

      Talk about leaving something lasting on this earth …

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  10. Angus D says:

    Eric Burden & The Animals 1967

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.”
    Isaiah 44:22 (KJV)

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  12. just stevie says:


    “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.” 1 John v. 16

    If we are not heedful of the way the Spirit of God works in us, we will become spiritual hypocrites. We see where other folks are failing, and we turn our discernment into the gibe of criticism instead of into intercession on their behalf. The revelation is made to us not through the acuteness of our minds, but by the direct penetration of the Spirit of God, and if we are not heedful of the source of the revelation, we will become criticizing centers and forget that God says – “…he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.” Take care lest you play the hypocrite by spending all your time trying to get others right before you worship God yourself.

    One of the subtlest burdens God ever puts on us as saints is this burden of discernment concerning other souls. He reveals things in order that we may take the burden of these souls before Him and form the mind of Christ about them, and as we intercede on His line, God says He will give us “life for them that sin not unto death.” It is not that we bring God into touch with our minds, but that we rouse ourselves until God is able to convey His mind to us about the one for whom we intercede.

    Is Jesus Christ seeing of the travail of His soul in us? He cannot unless we are so identified with Himself that we are roused up to get His view about the people for whom we pray. May we learn to intercede so whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ will be abundantly satisfied with us as intercessors.

    Oswald Chambers
    March 31st Devotional

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  13. Bulldog84 says:

    Are we still reporting on the supply chain? If so, here’s my report from yesterday from two different stores in SW Michigan (Belding and Greenville):

    Absolutely no TP at both stores; no surprise there. No hand sanitizer at both stores. Also — more surprisingly — no fresh carrots whatsoever in the produce section, with the exception of a few small bags of pre-cut julienned carrots at one of the stores. No vinyl gloves at one store, and another had only two expensive boxes left in the hardware section. Meat/chicken sections at both stores a bit sparse but they did have some.

    The lack of carrots — that was a surprise.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  15. Overheard:
    Daughter to Granddaughter: “Where are my eyelashes?”

    Granddaughter: “I don’t know, Mom.”

    Daughter: “Stop playing with my things! You’re losing them!”

    Me: (Making note to self) “Must remember to put on eyeglasses BEFORE disposing of dead caterpillars.”

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  16. bluesky321 says:

    Trying to keep on The Sunny Side

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    • P says:

      Wish we could go back to those simpler times. Thank you for posting that song, bluesky321.

      1599 Geneva Bible
      Philippians 4:8 “Furthermore, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are worthy love, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, or if there be any praise, think on these things.”

      Maranatha Singers Double Praise (1st half w lyrics; 2nd half instrumental)

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  17. Angus D says:

    There is NO pandemic, this is a Dim/Chicom coup


  18. Blue Wildflower says:

    My pillow guy, made heads explode. I’m not sure exactly what set them off so much. He talked about our great President, getting our strength from the Lord, and reading “our” Bible. They have closed the churches and I assume they think God is in the church building. They don’t know how much closer we are clinging to God, the church always grows during times of percussion.

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    • Pokey says:

      His TV commercials put me off to the point of switching channels when they come on. As for his little speech at the press conference/virus update, I thought he spoke mostly the truth. He wears his cross conspicuously around his neck and that does not bother me.


  19. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  20. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the Lord Jesus mocked on the Cross:

    1. How they wrote mockingly over His head: The King of the Jews.
    2. How the passers-by mocked Him, wagging their heads and blaspheming.
    3. How even the thief on the cross mocked Him.
    4. How Christian martyrs through the ages are mocked.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is March 1ith on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and March 31st on the civil calendar.

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    • Sepp says:

      The 10,000 Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia were beheaded during the reign of Diocletian. The Holy Martyrs are among the Saints commemorated today – March 18th.

      Saint Edward the Martyr, King of England (+979) is also among those honored today.


  21. just stevie says:

    The CoronaSphere Lounge Episode 11: EUREKA! (I Have Found It!) Bill Whittle (33mins)

    This is so informative and well worth watching to understand the virus, how it works, and a doctor in NY that has found a $5 cure with 100% results. This will make one think about why this nation is basically shut down…hmmmmmm

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    • P says:

      Stevie: Thank you so much for posting this video! It absolutely makes sense using those 3 together. Will you post under the Presidential Thread, too, so more people will see and be able to understand? Thank you, too, for all your Oswald Chambers posts. God really ministers to me through them. Num 6:24-26

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      • just stevie says:

        YW…he is one of my favorite devotional posts…!!!

        Please feel free to post on the Presidential Thread. I’m at work and can’t review the thread to see if anyone else posted it or not and I’d hate to have a repeat. 😉


  22. P says:


    Maybe share this info with your local first responders and State Governors.


    FTW: “The Open Source Face Shield is a low cost, medical face shield designed to be quickly made using almost any flat material fabrication equipment (laser cutters, rule dies, drag knife, CNC punch, etc.), or even scissors and an office hole punch from any clear flexible material.

    It requires no hardware or 3D printed parts, just two pieces of flexible clear plastic and an elastic band.”

    Have a blessed day everyone. Fear Not. BELIEVE HIM. He loves us so much!

    Of note, this info was sent to WV’s Governor Jim Justice earlier today.

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  23. I went to Walmart before praying at Church. Was able to buy 6 Rolls of Bathroom tissue. Though I didn’t rally need it just the excrement of it I bought some. I also bought some baking goods. I might make some fried bread. My range is shot but the stove still works. Have to wait a 9 days to get a new range-oven.

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  24. Lucille says:

    Netflix series “Messiah” canceled after charges of “subtextual anti-Islamic sentiment”
    March 30, 2020 by Robert Spencer

    “After the first season debuted in January, there were complaints that the series contained subtextual anti-Islamic sentiment. “Subtextual.” That means you won’t notice them unless you’re a paranoid Leftist or Muslim authoritarian who wants to use claims of victimhood to gain total control over the public discourse.


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  25. hawkins6 says:

    P Trump’s Tweet about Atlas Air led me to this impressive story about an incredible woman that overcame many obstacles in her time.

    “Bessie Coleman soared across the sky as the first African American, (mother) and the first Native American woman (father) pilot. Known for performing flying tricks, Coleman’s nicknames were; “Brave Bessie,” “Queen Bess,” and “The Only Race Aviatrix in the World.” (1892-1926) (NWHM)
    Unfortunately, Bessie died young in a plane crash.


  26. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Prayer for Deliverance from COVID-19

    O God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, Thy people gathered in Thy Holy Name. Be Thou our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the Corona Virus. Send Thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify Thy most honorable and majestic Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages.

    Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:
  30. Lucille says:

    To get past the commercials, run to 2:35…
    HUNDREDS of Journalists FIRED as Liberal Media IMPLODES During Coronavirus!!!
    Published on Mar 31, 2020 – Dr. Steve Turley


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