Saturday May 16th – 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 Saturday May 16th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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    • Grammy850 says:

      Thank you for these postings. I absolutely love them they are food for my thirsty soul. GOD bless you. I also love the book of Job. the descriptions of GOD and the creating of this world is amazing have a. Blessed day. Grammy

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Glorious Deliverance

    In I Thes. 1:10, the Apostle Paul, by divine inspiration, assures believers that the Lord Jesus Christ has “delivered us from the wrath to come.” He refers, of course, to deliverance from the penalty of sin. But in other passages he declares that we are also delivered from the power of sin.

    In Col. 1:12,13, for example, he gives thanks to God “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.”

    This deliverance, and the glory of our heavenly position and blessings in Christ, we may enjoy experientially now, by grace. Rom. 6:14 says: “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law but under grace.” This does not mean that it is not possible for the believer to sin, but rather that it is possible, in any situation, not to sin. Thus the same passage in Romans goes on to say that we should not yield ourselves as servants to sin, but to God, who, in grace has broken sin’s power over us.

    Finally, the believer in Christ will one day be delivered even from the presence of sin, for at our Lord’s coming for us “we shall all be changed” (I Cor. 15:51). Believers should long for Christ’s coming for them, not merely because these bodies of humiliation will then be glorified, but because from that moment on they shall never again be tempted or defiled by sin. What a change that will be!

    In II Cor. 1:10 the Apostle includes all three tenses of the believer’s deliverance. Here he tells how God has “delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver, in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us.” This is why he could write to the Philippians about his confidence that “He who hath begun a good work in you will perform [complete] it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    1Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
    13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

    Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

    1Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    2Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

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  4. Lucille says:


    Hissing Feral Cat Falls In Love With The Guy Who Rescued Him | The Dodo Cat Crazy
    May 2020

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers!

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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  7. YOU ARE NOT GOING DEAF…I just messed up the audio on the previously-posted version of Masks are Unhealthy. Thank you for bearing with me 🙂

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


  9. rah says:

    We have already experienced the weakest solar cycle (24) most anyone alive has experienced. We are in the minimum between solar cycle 24 and 25 and cycle 24 was the weakest since cycle 14. The minimum between solar cycle 24 and 25 is progressing with far lower solar activity than the majority of experts predicted. Most of the experts have now changed their tune and are now forecasting the deepest solar minimum to occur since scientific records began. (Sunspot records are the longest running records in science. They began formally counting and recording sunspot numbers about 1750.)

    So why should you care? Well maybe you shouldn’t but then again maybe you should but at the same time realize you can’t do a thing about it. Here are some potential effects:

    1. The lower the solar activity the crazier the weather as the polar vortex tends to loop much further south.

    2. Low solar activity will effect our climate in a long run and most likely cool it. That effect will take time, several years, because the oceans are the great modulators of the climate, but it will come. This low period of solar activity is an opportunity to test several different climate theories along those lines the most important probably being Svensmark’s theory .

    3. Though it may not seem to make sense, the strongest solar storms tend to occur during periods of low solar activity. If a powerful CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is aimed towards earth it causes what is known as a geomagnetic storm here on earth. A really severe one could cause all kinds of potential effects could disrupt our lives in many ways. Satellites, including GPS will be fried or even have their orbits altered. Communications satellites fried. Sensitive electronics on earth fried. Those on the ISS may very well not survive. On the bright side the aurora will be bright, active, and visible much further south than usual. But that won’t be much consolation for the down stream effects we could suffer. Communications, transit, logistics, emergency services, and even electrical service could be disrupted for a considerable period of time.

    99 years ago yesterday (May 15th, 1921) was the last time the earth was hit with a powerful Geomagnetic storm. For three nights the Aurora was visible in Key West and Los Angeles! Telegraph exchanges burst into flames. Telegraph lines melted. Telegraph and telephone communications in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the UK and USA were distrupted. Our modern computer driven society is likely to suffer far worse. Imagine no TV, no internet, no cell service, and your electronic ignition vehicle won’t start and you’ll have an idea of the chaos could ensue. The exact kind of scenario that survivalists prepare for.

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  10. New COVID-19 Therapeutic Drug gets FDA approval for immediate emergency use

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  11. Dora says:

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  12. Whistling_Past says:

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, May 16, 2020

    “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
    Psalms 51:10 (KJV)

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  15. Dora says:

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  16. just stevie says:


    “Partakers of the divine nature.” 2 Peter i. 4

    We are made partakers of the Divine nature through the promises; then we have to “manipulate” the Divine nature in our human nature by habits, and the first habit to form is the habit of realizing the provision God has made. “Oh, I can’t afford it,” we say – one of the worst lies is tucked up in that phrase. It is ungovernably bad taste to talk about money in the natural domain, and so it is spiritually, and yet we talk as if our Heavenly Father had cut us off with a shilling! We think it a sign of real modesty to say at the end of a day – “Oh, well, I have just got through, but it has been a severe tussle.” And all the Almighty God is ours in the Lord Jesus! And He will tax the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will obey Him. What does it matter if external circumstances are hard? Why should they not be! If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we banish God’s riches from our own lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it obliterates God and puts self-interest upon the throne. It opens our mouths to spit out murmurings and our lives become craving spiritual sponges, there is nothing lovely or generous about them.

    When God is beginning to be satisfied with us He will impoverish everything in the nature of fictitious wealth, until we learn that all our fresh springs are in Him. If the majesty and grace and power of God are not being manifested in us (not to our consciousness), God holds us responsible. “God is able to make all grace abound,” then learn to lavish the grace of God on others. Be stamped with God’s nature, and His blessing will come through you all the time.

    Oswald Chambers
    May 16th Devotional

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  17. senda72 says:

    From Charles Stanley’s book “Every Day in His Presence” for May 16th ~

    Demonstrations of Power

    Are you experiencing situations that you’re absolutely powerless to manage on your own? Perhaps you’re facing vocational, physical, relational or financial challenges that make you feel completely helpless and wonder ~ God, why have You allowed this?

    No doubt the children of Israel felt the same way as they stood defenseless between the advancing Egyptian army and the impassable Red Sea. Yet the Lord had not abandoned them. He was teaching them a lesson they would need repeatedly as they followed Him ~ that their weaknesses were simply the place to display His profound power. And as they stood watching, God divided the mighty waters of the sea and allowed them to pass on dry ground.

    Friend, you do not have to feel afraid or helpless. The Lord is with you ~ He opens the way before you with His wise, omnipotent hand. He has allowed these circumstances for the purpose of demonstrating you can count on Him completely. So do not fear. Obey His direction and trust Him to deliver you.

    Prayer ~ Lord, I’m overwhelmed by these challenges, but I will trust You. Thank You for showing me Your power and making a way for me, amen.

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    “Cop who hid while kids were murdered was reinstated with full back pay”
    Just read this headline from Independent Sentinel.
    Miller, 57, was paid $138,410.25 in 2017, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The BSO veteran had challenged the decision with union backing. An arbitration ruling found “BSO violated Sgt. Brian Miller’s constitutional due process rights and improperly terminated him,” the union said.


  20. Andy McCarthy gave Sundance and TCTH a plug in his last column.

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  21. Pale rider says:

    I had a couple amazing experiences this last month I would like to share, maybe someone can use for insight in coming or current understanding. I know I will (anger is very destructive).

    I met a Muslim gentleman who I work beside on a daily basis. Im Christian and very much in love with Jesus so my bias was there. I’m also older and more ‘set’ in my opinions so was guarded when I talked to him but he was not. He was very open and informative of his beliefs, opinions and religion.
    We talk often and we both enjoy those conversations of different aspects of both our individual beliefs. I have learned much and understand the Muslim and Jewish religion much better. I see the loss of relationship with Jesus in both and most all religions and how it has been instrumental in controlling people for many years.
    I also met another gentleman, Caucasian, my age and very helpful. As we began to talk we were both agreeing on the separation in our country in so many ways and aspects and the damage it has achieved. I touched upon the information with general Flynn, and Fauci and immediately his demeanor changed and he said ‘stop’ you will not Change my mind I disagree with you. And, accused me of getting my information from fox, I don’t. He informed me that I would not listen to him also, I said “I disagree with that opinion,I would like his input,” he refused and was visibly angry.
    The irony of that moment was lost as we parted. It never occurred to him that we all offer insight. Maybe not directly but always it’s there.

    It’s our world, your world, not anyone else’s, how we see or don’t see is not reality it’s our perspective only, built on beliefs, are they false? Needed? Useful? When you get over your ‘self’ inflation (ego) and see with the eyes of a child, you begin to understand. I am no better and any good in me is from God, that I can recognize.

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      Those who choose not to listen/discuss/debate anything are in fear of reality interfering in a big way and destroying their beliefs, which for many would destroy themselves.
      Remember, fear ALWAYS proceeds anger. Always. Not the other way around.

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  22. Lucille says:

    Mohammad Massad, A Palestinian Fed Up with the Massively Corrupt Palestinian Authority

    May 16, 2020 10:00 AM By Hugh Fitzgerald

    It’s good to have a Palestinian tell the truth about the PA. You might ignore what Israelis say, but a Palestinian Arab, and one who was once a member of Fatah’s “Black Panthers” to boot, cannot be similarly dismissed. The rage with the PA that Massad expresses is, we know from opinion polls (where the respondents are anonymous), widespread among Palestinians in the West Bank. They are understandably fearful; Mohammed Aref Massad, who appears to believe he’s no longer got anything to lose, is not.

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  23. Lucille says:

    50 Amazing Vintage Photographs of America’s Children From the Late 19th Century to the 1930s

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

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  25. I saw this and am doing my bit.

    Will you share these links somewhere online today?

    The Video That Made Me Love Trump

    #WalkAway – Brandon Straka, “Why I left the Democrat Party”

    #Walkaway Founder Brandon Straka Explains His Transition From Hillary Voter To Trump Supporter

    #WalkAway Written Testimonials

    “Please forgive me Trump Supporters” #WalkAway

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    • wondering999 says:

      The lady in the last video talks about how wrong it is to abuse our fellow citizens because of differences in opinion.

      This is so huge for me, also. If we cannot speak our minds without fear, what kind of an atmosphere is that? Freedom of speech is so important to quality of life

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Keep this in mind:

        The schemers on the other side never meant those things when they said them.
        That was a ploy. Foot in the door and force the door open.
        Once they were in the door, they immediately began shoving you out.
        Now they are shutting the door on you.

        And they will not allow you to use their arguments against them.

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  26. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

    Fourth week of Pascha


  27. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  28. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Must be Caturday… 😉

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  29. Lucille says:

    George Soros PANICS! Predicts Pandemic Will DESTROY the EU!!!
    Dr. Steve Turley – May 16, 2020


  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Who needs a bailout? Italian pm says Netherlands-based Fiat Chrysler can have one since it employs many Italians.


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