Tuesday April 28th – 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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84 Responses to Tuesday April 28th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  4. Lucille says:


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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    What’s in Your Treasure House?

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    The Persians kept the records of the executive orders issued by their kings “in the king’s treasure house” (Ezra 5:17), right alongside their riches of silver and gold (Ezra 7:20). Obviously, they considered the commandments of their king to be of equal value as their jewels and other treasures.

    At the risk of sounding like a Capital One commercial, what’s in the treasure house of your heart? Can you say with the psalmist, “I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches?” (Psa. 119:14)? Or have you matured in the faith to where you can honestly stand before God and say to Him, “I love Thy commandments above fine gold” (Psa. 119:127), “more to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold” (Psa. 19:10). If not, it might be time for a prayerful reevaluation of the spiritual portfolio of your soul.


    Ezra 5:17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king’s treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

    Ezra 7:20 And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king’s treasure house.

    Psalm 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

    Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

    Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Astor Piazzolla was another famous Argentine composer who, in his early years, composed music for Argentine detective movies. In this piece you can almost imagine a lonely scene at the Buenos Aires docks. It’s early morning and we can imagine the movie’s protagonist confronting his own mortality in the stillness before a new day begins. Or perhaps not. 🙂

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  7. Lucille says:

    A Trip Through New York City in 1911

    One thing leads to another, as they say. And after viewing this video, I found myself wondering how many Americans who were alive before 1911 are still living. Likely no one in this vid fits in that category. I discovered there are only 5 women (2 born in 1905 & 3 in 1906). As of 14 April 2020, the GRG (Gerontology Research Group) lists the oldest living American as Hester Ford (born in Lancaster, South Carolina, August 15, 1905), aged 114 years, 243 days. (Wikipedia)

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    • trapper says:

      How could they know, how could any of them know at the time, that only two years later they would witness the destruction and debasement of American art, the murder of beauty, the event that plunged American art into a century of ugliness and depravity: the Armory Show?


      • Lucille says:

        The media’s purpose then as now was to put forward and emphasize the shocking. There are lots of works in the Armory Show which are beautiful to my eye. I’d take any of the following artists’ offerings in a heartbeat…
        Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
        Francisco Goya (1746-1828)
        Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
        Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
        Claude Monet (1840-1926)
        Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
        Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
        …and others (except for investment purposes and stuck in a vault) I wouldn’t accept as a gift such as “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). It basically boils down to a matter of personal opinion and taste.


        • Lucille says:

          For instance, I consider the following examples beautiful–even though they were not intentional works of art–and would be pleased to put them on my walls if for no other reason than to give my guests a good laugh. After all, life is both beautiful and absurd…and, of course, not limited to those two adjectives.

          Used Painters Palettes

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    • Mrs Danvers says:

      What I did notice was the slim, erect carriages of the women and their gorgeous hats.


  8. CMDCMRET says:

    I love it when a plan comes together. Tick tock.


  9. Rhi says:

    Thought I’d share this 29 minute utube I just came across, from a pastor who I hadn’t heard from before but he distills down global events well and where it’s heading. Some things that make one go hmmm- the Microsoft patent recently revealed was filed last summer and Gates COVID conference in October, perhaps plandemic?:

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
    Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)

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  11. Dora says:

    Lucille has got me in a ‘New York State of Mind’. 🙂

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      My paternal Grandmother lived in a walkup apartment on E67th St. in Manhattan. When I was young (6 or 7 in the late 50s), my Mother and Grandmother would take me and my little sister to the Flower Show at the NY Coliseum each spring. As a boy, preferring to have a catch or roll around in dirt, I hated it (or at least claimed to hate it) but once inside the smell of the flowers in bloom were like nothing else. I still think about that when I’m in a florist shop which aroma’s pale in my imagination’s comparison to that time 60 years ago….

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    • Lucille says:

      Dora, speaking of Fifth Avenue, I love old architecture and just watched this vid…
      1009 Fifth Ave, Mary’s Remembrance

      Published on Oct 16, 2015 – Mary Duke Biddle, daughter of Benjamin Newton Duke, co-founder of the American Tobacco Company and the original buyer of the house at 1009 5th Ave in New York City, remembers growing up across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Duke Semans Mansion, a 20,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts residence, is on a Fifth Avenue block where all the other single-family residences have long since been torn down and replaced by apartment buildings.

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. KMD says:

    for those who know what freedom is, and cherish it…

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  14. Good Morning Treepers & Patriots..
    I’ve not posted Lately in awhile..
    Lots going on, AND a few Stories too tell..
    Been working 10 hour plus Days….
    I’ll write as SOON as.. I’m NOT so-tired too type..
    Sincerely David & Angie..

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. just stevie says:


    “Thy life will I give thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.” Jer. xlv. 5

    This is the unshakable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him – “I will give thee thy life.” What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. “Thy life for a prey” means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life, nothing can harm it. So many of us are caught up in the shows of things, not in the way of property and possessions, but of blessings. All these have to go; but there is something grander that never can go – the life that is “hid with Christ in God.”

    Are you prepared to let God take you into union with Himself, and pay no more attention to what you call the great things? Are you prepared to abandon entirely and let go? The test of abandonment is in refusing to say – “Well, what about this?” Beware of suppositions. Immediately you allow – What about this? – it means you have not abandoned, you do not really trust God. Immediately you do abandon, you think no more about what God is going to do. Abandon means to refuse yourself the luxury of asking any questions. If you abandon entirely to God, He says at once, “Thy life will I give thee for a prey.” The reason people are tired of life is because God has not given them anything, they have not got their life as a prey. The way to get out of that state is to abandon to God. When you do get through to abandonment to God, you will be the most surprised and delighted creature on earth; God has got you absolutely and has given you your life. If you are not there, it is either because of disobedience or a refusal to be simple enough.

    Oswald Chambers
    April 28th Devotional


  17. Dora says:

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  18. David says:

    My American friends, I know everyones attention is on the Corona but yesterday was Israels Memorial day and I am posting here an inspirational video of a mother.
    I will clarify a few words she used:
    Sayeret Golani = An elite special forces unit in Israel.
    Erev Pesach = Passover’s Eve.
    Agada = The prayers and stories read in Passover.
    Ima = mother.

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  19. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

    (Tuesday of Second Week of Pascha and Gospel of Saint John)


  20. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  21. rickinhouston says:

    Site question.

    Why does the comments section of articles not refresh each time I re-open it? It’s always on the original comment when I open it. I get go to older comments but never to even newer ones.

    Anyone else have this problem?


    • auscitizenmom says:

      If I understand correctly, it does the same for me. I have to click on the refresh button at the top on the left and refresh the page to get the new comments.


  22. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the risen Lord Jesus:

    1. How He provided for the physical feeding of His disciples, breaking and blessing the bread for the two at Emmaus.
    2. How, on the shore of the lake, He asked the disciples: “What have ye to eat?”, and, when they told Him that they had nothing, prepared bread and fish and fed them.

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

    Today is April 15th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 28th on the civil calendar.

    Second week of Pascha

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  23. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    If you’re wondering why we haven’t seen them lately apparently our gals Diamind & Silk have been banned from Fox NetworX. Apparently the censors over at Twitter banned them first; then leftwing hack journalists at places like the DailyBeast and CNN started calling them dangerous conspiracy theorists.
    The two sisters are favorites of we the Deplorable people and President Trump. They appeared with him at several rallies over the years. Their crime? They alleged that the coronavirus deaths were being inflated to make Donald Trump look bad. In Pennsylvania last week for instance the governor had to remove 269 fake CV19 deaths from the state totals. In New York state they added 3,700 CV19 deaths to their totals that included “presumed” cases.

    Still, Diamond and Silk have been banned for promoting “conspiracy theories.”

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  24. greubel/goodman says:

    Who said these words:: “”Our Father” whose father? “Let your Name….” yes , what is the name of ‘Our Father’ “? NAME?? and then, “be sanctified “ ???? Made known and made holy?Who is this? YHVH. ( the Tetragrammaton)


  25. Lucille says:

    April 27, 2020 – JUDICIAL WATCH

    “The scattered pup tents in the parking lot are a joke because they only accommodate around 25 vets…”



  26. John Denney says:

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  27. Gary Lacey says:

    23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

    24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

    25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

    27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

    How profound…….
    Hat Tip: sundance


  28. rrick says:

    Here is a Texas rancher talking of how he and other ranchers are having to destroy their stock and how domestic food production is being severely limited. And how food is being imported from 3rd world countries.


  29. mandy says:

    Living Traditions Homestead’s video for today is on home canning of chicken. I’m watching it now, thought I’d pop in and share the link in case some of you are interested in the process.

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  30. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Rampant tyranny masquerading as “virus safety.”


  31. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:
  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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 impending threat of 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 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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  35. Sentient says:

    If Stacy Abrams gets the VP pick, President Trump should tweet “She’s a lightweight”. And that’s all. The joke makes itself.


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