Friday May 29th – 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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67 Responses to Friday May 29th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:


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    • Whistling_Past says:

      Andraé Crouch’ s words and music should not be forgotten.
      “Soon and Very Soon (We Are Going To See The King)”

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      • Grammy850 says:

        WP Thank You. To GOD be the glory. This is a message of revival
        we need this tweeted by the President for this nation to hear. this as it’s says is the crux of our nations problems. We need JESUS and to completely surrender to serving him then we will have joy unspeakable Jesus Christ in me the hope of glory. Have a blessed day WP. Grammy

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    The first classical guitar record I ever bought wasn’t really “classical” in the formal sense. It was instead a jazz recording of Bossa Nova music by Charlie Bird who used a classical technique and played an Ignacio Fleta guitar. I was captivated. Growing up in a Bob Will world, I’d never heard anything like this before. Listening to this again reminds me that this LP showed me that there was a whole other world out there that I could go investigate. So I did.

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Evolution And Sin

    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Rom. 8:22).

    Modern evolution, of course, denies the Bible account of the fall and has much to say about “the ascent of man,” but evolution fails to account for, indeed, assiduously evades, that which lies at the very root of all man’s troubles: sin. It fails to explain adequately why man finds himself weak, poor, miserable, distressed, corrupt, perishing, and it fails to explain why he is so utterly helpless to lift himself from this state. It fails to explain his inherent sense of blameworthiness; indeed insists he has no cause for a “guilt complex.”

    Every man feels within himself a disorder, a positive dislocation of things, which science — and certainly the theory of evolution — is unable to explain. Only the Bible account of the fall explains it and shows how all man’s trouble and distress arise from his own nature, which is fallen and corrupt.


    It is most important for the unsaved to learn this lesson; to learn that it is not merely our sins, but our sin that makes us unfit for the presence of God; not merely our deeds but our nature; not merely what we have done, but what we would do because we are essentially sinful as the children of Adam.

    How profoundly grateful we should be, then, that God loves us despite our sins and our sinful natures, and that… “…God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8).

    “In whom we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    Truth. . .

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    • Bugsdaddy says:

      Indeed TRUTH.
      My father also suffered from this insidious disease. He would speak to no one except my Mother (whom he adored) and me. Not to his siblings, nor his other children.

      It was not until a few years after he passed that I found out I was the only one he ever talked to about his experiences as a PW in Korea. When I see videos like this one it helps me understand how blessed I was.

      BTW, Garrison, I love the music you post. Over the years I have been introduced and listen to many new artists.


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  8. cheryl says:

    Sci-Tech Nature Zone
    Amazing everything is possible

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  9. cheryl says:

    Dad stole the young guy’s thunder
    Quarantine dance

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  10. noswamp says:

    Can’t wait to hear what Trump announces tomorrow about China and Hong Kong. Some, not all, students from China need to go back home. This is very important.

    Many of them with Chinese gvt scholarships are sent to the USA to procure information. The ones studying Finance and Economics and basket weaving are not all working for China’s interests. Especially if their parents are paying. But that is not the case with those that are studying PHD PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY AND NUCLEAR SCIENCE and other fields.

    The FBI has known about this for years.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Oldie but goodie….

    Herman’s Hermits “There’s A Kind Of Hush” 1967

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  12. They’re holding a belated Memorial Day celebration in Minneapolis tonight, complete with fireworks and a bonfire for roating weenies and S’mores:

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  13. WildAlaskan says:

    Long time follower / Lurker!
    I don’t believe I’ve ever had anything worthy to add to the brilliance of the regulars here.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Sundance for all you do, your wisdom, insight and knowledge are incomparable.
    Seriously this site has been my go to, my send to, my learn too, too!!!
    Thanks everyone for your input, knowledge, wisdom and humor!
    God Bless…Gods Peace.

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  14. Try not to be too romantic …..only just enough

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  15. And then another one of those…. please

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  16. Lucille says:

    Very interesting bit of history I don’t recall hearing before…

    The Hitlers that Stalin Caught
    Mark Felton Productions – Published on May 3, 2020
    The story of Hitler’s close relatives captured on the Eastern Front.

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    • wondering999 says:

      It’s a very interesting video, not only for the nephew who lived a nice life in Patchogue, Long Island, but also about Stalin’s family and their unhappy fates.

      War histories tend to focus on the famous victims, not the ordinary ordinary people who were caught up in circumstances far beyond their control. You have probably never heard of the East Prussian refugees during the ethnic cleansing of East Prussia.

      The following link goes to Wikipedia (sorry) but it gives you an idea of what happened to a lot of “nobodies” who fled westward with their children:
      “Oksbol Refugee Camp” in Denmark: “In 1945 alone more than 13,000 refugees, among them 7,000 children under the age of five, died in Denmark. According to the Danish historian Kirsten Lylloff, the Danish Association of Doctors and the Danish Red Cross decided to grant medical care only to those refugees whose diseases would threaten the Danish population and most children died of “perfectly curable” diseases.”


      • wondering999 says:

        We are so lucky that General Flynn countered the attempt to put us into a war with Russia, and that Putin had a mind that did not collaborate with the war aims of disappointed Democrats. I was raised on terrible, terrible stories of war. While I welcome challenges that bring out the best in people, I do not welcome war or those who incite wars for no reason besides their greed. May all the victims of WWII rest in peace.


  17. Dora says:

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    • psalm1391216 says:

      When I read this tweet this morning, I was immediately in agreement with the writer of it regarding how God responded to Korah’s rebellion. As the hours went by, however, I was reminded of God’s mercy. 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow about His promises as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” In His infinite, unfathomable grace and mercy He waiting for me to be almost 50 when I took His hand and let Him pull me out of the sewage of my life so I have to ask His mercy on those lost souls who are now doing all this destruction. No one is beyond His reach. Ezekiel 18:23 “Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the LORD GOD, “rather than that he should turn from his ways and live.”


  19. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Friday, May 29, 2020

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

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  21. Whistling_Past says:

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  22. Dora says:

    Cdl. Burke: Forced vaccines violate ‘integrity of citizens’

    He also added, ‘It must be clear that it is never morally justified to develop a vaccine through the use of the cell lines of aborted fetuses.’

    ROME, Italy, May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke spoke out strongly on Wednesday against mandatory forced vaccinations that could take place following the development of a coronavirus vaccine. During his talk at this year’s virtual Rome Life Forum, he said “it must be clear that vaccination itself cannot be imposed, in a totalitarian manner, on citizens.”

    According to the American cardinal, “there is a certain movement to insist that now everyone must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.”

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  23. superfly007 says:

    Keith Ellison invites antifa to the party On Wednesday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the Democratic National Committee’s deputy chair, tweeted a photo of himself cheekily smiling with a copy of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.” His caption: “I just found the book that strike [sic] fear in the heart of @realdonaldtrump.”
    Obnoxious and wrong: Violence prompts moderates to support the side being attacked against the one violating civic norms. Antifa helps Trump.

    Yet it also plays well on the left, feeding fantasies of a serious threat from right-wing extremists. And Ellison, who spent years defending the odious Louis Farrakhan, is a radical who gains from that polarization.

    In short, he wasn’t just trolling the right for kicks, he was baiting liberals like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who have denounced antifa’s thuggery.

    When you talk about antifa, Pelosi said, “you’re not talking about the far left of the Democratic Party — they’re not even Democrats.”

    Ellison plainly disagrees.

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  24. Davenh says:

    Good morning treepers and God Bless! Curious if anyone here uses other social media? I’ve made a habit of reposting several articles from the treehouse on Twitter, trying to spread the word and as a rebuttal to lefty morons. Just joined Parler, an alternative to Twitter but am unable to share articles from here on that platform. Sundance would you consider joining Parler to increase your reach? Your understanding of so many issues is invaluable and I’ve shut up countless leftist trolls with your brilliant research. Have a great day!

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  25. Whistling_Past says:

    ✝️ On this day ~
    May 29, 1593
    Pastor John Penry died faithful to the Lord. There were far too few pastors assigned to teach the Welsh, and of those, many were absentees from their flocks or little better than rogues. A Puritan separatist in his thinking, Penry could not accept a state-run church system. As he put it, “The truth of Christ, and ministry of Christ…will be in bondage to no anti-christian power.”
    Strong words of warning against Elizabeth written in his notebook were seized upon as treason. Archbishop Whitgift was the first to sign his death warrant. Penry was hauled off to be hanged. A thin scattering of bystanders, none of them his friends, watched as the 34-year old departed this world at the end of a rope about four in the afternoon. He was not allowed to preach a final sermon.

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    • wondering999 says:

      “One of Wales’ Greatest Sons, John Penry”

      These people light up my heart.
      I cherish separation of Church and State… these Christians understood this principle.

      Penry was martyred because he had “strong words” towards the British Queen, Elizabeth I (who was also a remarkable and inspiring character, and rumored to have Puritan leanings in her youth, when she was imprisoned in the Tower of London with Puritans… but then Elizabeth I had to be in charge of the State religion, with all the associations of that)


    • wondering999 says:

      One of the achievements of the New England Puritan immigrants was the forerunner of American Sign Language. Because many of the people were related, there was a high level of hereditary deafness. Families did not let deafness get in the way of communication, and developed an alternative way to communicate.

      “Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard” by Nora Ellen Groce

      When I was a child, people often spoke about Native Americans using sign language. It just occurred to me that tribal people who marry with their cousins are very likely to have hereditary deafness.

      Sign language has many benefits for situations where spoken words are not advantageous — for example in hunting, or a noisy workplace…


  26. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  27. just stevie says:


    “At that day ye shall ask in My name….” “The Father Himself loveth you.” John xvi. 26, 27

    “At that day ye shall ask in My name,” i.e., in My nature. Not – “You shall use My name as a magic word,” but – “You will be so intimate with Me that you will be one with Me.” “That day” is not a day hereafter, but a day meant for here and now. “The Father Himself loveth you” – the union is so complete and absolute. Our Lord does not mean that life will be free from external perplexities, but that just as He knew the Father’s heart and mind, so by the baptism of the Holy Ghost He can lift us into the heavenly places where He can reveal the counsels of God to us.

    “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name….” “That day” is a day of undisturbed relationship between God and the saint. Just as Jesus stood unsullied in the presence of His Father, so by the mighty efficacy of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, we can be lifted into that relationship – “that they may be one, even as We are One.”

    “…He will give it you.” Jesus says that God will recognize our prayers. What a challenge! By the Resurrection and Ascension power of Jesus, by the sent-down Holy Ghost, we can be lifted into such a relationship with the Father that we are at one with the perfect sovereign will of God by our free choice even as Jesus was. In that wonderful position, placed there by Jesus Christ, we can pray to God in His name, in His nature, which is gifted to us by the Holy Ghost, and Jesus says – “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.” The sovereign character of Jesus Christ is tested by His own statements.

    Oswald Chambers
    May 29th Devotional

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  28. Lucille says:

    Today in History: Sword of Islam Conquers Ancient Christian Capital
    By Raymond Ibrahim – May 29, 2020

    Today in history, on May 29, 1453, the sword of Islam conquered Constantinople. Of all Islam’s conquests of Christian territory, this was by far the most symbolically significant. Not only was Constantinople a living and direct extension of the old Roman Empire and contemporary capital of the Christian Roman Empire (or Byzantium), but its cyclopean walls had prevented Islam from entering Europe through its eastern doorway for the previous seven centuries, beginning with the First Arab Siege of Constantinople (674–678

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    • Sepp says:

      A few observations about dates. This might seem pedantic, which is not the goal. One matter to keep in mind is that the current civil or commercial calendar was not in existence yet.

      When the Great City of Constantinopolis fell, the Empire and all of Christendom still used the original Julian calendar and the Paschalion adopted by the Church’s Bishops at the First Œcumenical Synod at Nicæa in 330.

      So today is May 16th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

      One superb book on the subject is “A Scientific Examination of the Orthodox Church Calendar” by Hieromonk Cassian.

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  29. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    “A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, 5/28/20. An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:00pm a group of five GOP volunteers were gathered in the Mohave County Republican Office in BullHead City, Ariz. to host an online ‘MAGA Meet Up’ –an online tool the campaign uses to talk with supporters– when a gunshot shattered a window near the front door. The official described the door as being in ‘extremely close proximity’ to where those volunteers were sitting.”

    Don’t expect to hear anything about this on national or your local news.


  30. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  31. Lucille says:

    Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death During the Coronavirus, Killing 10.5 Million Worldwide
    By Micaiah Bilger – May 29, 2020 | 4:58PM WASHINGTON, DC


  32. 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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  33. 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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