Wednesday October 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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75 Responses to Wednesday October 28th – Open Thread

  1. Mary Van Deusen says:

    “Better to Be You” music video for the 2020 Korean drama “Meow, the Secret Boy”

    Thru a tale of misunderstandings, Jae Seon, the boy Sol Ah loves, thinks that Sol Ah has abandoned a kitten and, abandoned often as a child, he pulls away from her. But when a new girlfriend returns the rescued cat 10 years later, Jae Seon reluctantly allows Sol Ah to keep it until he can find it a new home, allergies preventing him from keeping it himself. And that’s when the cat discovers that, when he’s with Sol Ah, he can become human. As misunderstandings resolve, a love triangle complicates the situation.

    I’ve become so obsessed with Asian dramas that I stopped dead making music videos. Really hope that finishing this one means I can get back to work.

    Meow, the Secret Boy, is essentially a 2020 Korean drama art film. I’m most reminded of Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion. The cat is played by “L”, a famous Korean boy-band star. You can find the drama on and on youtube.

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  2. Stillwater says:

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  4. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  5. Sepp says:

    Prayer of Saint Ioannikios the Great (+ 846)

    My hope is the Father, my refuge the Son, my protection the Holy Spirit. O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Rodney Crowell had to smile when her Emmylou sing his song . . . 🙂

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Will You Please Sit Still

    By Pastor John Fredericksen

    Presently, we have a four-year-old grandson. He has more life and energy than grandpa, grandma, mommy and daddy combined. Actually, all our grandchildren do. However, our oldest in particular is constantly on the go and talking loudly. He finds it difficult to sit still for very long. Nonetheless, we’ve been working on the process of him attending church services with us. Recently I told him he needed to be very quiet while we were in the services. When this clearly wasn’t working, we told him firmly: “Will you please sit still and be quiet?”

    In the Scriptures, the Lord repeatedly seeks to impress on our souls the need to be still and quiet. In Psalm 46:10, David records God’s message: “Be still and know that I am God.” When he was in times of “trouble” (46:1), David learned it was a good time to reflect quietly on God’s greatness and help. When an issue about how to properly worship the Lord arose, Moses told the questioners: “Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you” (Num. 9:8). Rather than clamor in an emotional state, their need was to wait quietly, listen and learn. When God instructed the prophet Samuel to announce to Saul that he was the choice of Jehovah to be king, Samuel wanted a private time with him away from all distraction. Then he told him: “…stand thou still awhile, that I may shew thee the Word of God” (I Sam. 9:27).

    As it was then, so it is now. The best condition to fully comprehend a message from God’s very words is in a state of quiet attentiveness without distraction. So important is this latter principle that we see Samuel practicing it again in the waning days of his ministry to Israel. He told them: “Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the Lord of all the righteous acts of the Lord, which he did to you and your fathers” (I Sam. 12:7).

    We live in a time of too much busyness and distraction, especially with things that will not count in eternity. It is more important than ever for every child of God to recognize the necessity of being quiet and still before the Lord. This is true when we go to church to worship, and it is true every day. It is vital that we purpose to make time for a quiet time with the Lord and His Word each day.

    Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:1 <> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    Numbers 9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.

    1 Samuel 9:27 And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.

    1 Samuel 12:7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

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  8. leavemygunsalone says:

    Bidens were in the hospital business and people died. Imagine that.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    DOJ & FBI to hold virtual news conference on a China-related national security matter at 11amET
    Oct 28 2020

    TonyB counter-narrative incoming?


    The Chinese are interfering in the election on behalf of Trump……

    by inserting false fortunes in cookies.
    Be on HIgh Alert.


    • Margot says:

      It probably has to do with Trump’s campaign website being defaced by foreign hackers, who may be Chinese.


      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I would not be surprised.

        Hacking the website is a major infraction – how dare they!

        Actual criminal wrongdoing involving corruption and election rigging by PDJT opponents – not so much.


    • GB Bari says:

      It was not related to Trump at all.
      They arrested 5 Chinese Communists who were here covertly along with a dissidents father to try to force the dissident to either return to China to face certain imprisonment or worse, or to commit suicide. This is happening regularly according to the FBI and is of course illegal.

      I found it terribly hypocritical that the FBI made a big righteous stink over this while they used General Flynn’s son to threaten Gen. Flynn into lying about Trump.

      Do-nothing Wray made a pearl-clutching speech about the Chinese incident at the briefing.
      He was so obviously trying to appear righteous.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Do nothing Wray….
        trying to prove that he’s done something….
        before he is fired.
        Padding his resume for his upcoming National Security think tank job.
        The least accomplished Director in the FBI’s history.

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
    2 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)

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  16. son of mainecoonman says:

    Good Morning Treepers,

    Samizdata is another of my favourite blogs. I thought Treepers might enjoy reading this short but astute article about the President.

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  17. just stevie says:


    “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans v. 10

    I am not saved by believing; I realize I am saved by believing. It is not repentance that saves me, repentance is the sign that I realize what God has done in Christ Jesus. The danger is to put the emphasis on the effect instead of on the cause. It is my obedience that puts me right with God, my consecration. Never! I am put right with God because prior to all, Christ died. When I turn to God and by belief accept what God reveals I can accept, instantly the stupendous Atonement of Jesus Christ rushes me into a right relationship with God; and by the supernatural miracle of God’s grace I stand justified, not because I am sorry for my sin, not because I have repented, but because of what Jesus has done. The Spirit of God brings it with a breaking, all-over light, and I know, though I do not know how, that I am saved.

    The salvation of God does not stand on human logic, it stands on the sacrificial Death of Jesus. We can be born again because of the Atonement of Our Lord. Sinful men and women can be changed into new creatures, not by their repentance or their belief, but by the marvelous work of God in Christ Jesus which is prior to all experience. The impregnable safety of justification and sanctification is God Himself. We have not to work out these things ourselves; they have been worked out by the Atonement. The supernatural becomes natural by the miracle of God; there is the realization of what Jesus Christ has already done – “IT IS FINISHED.”

    Oswald Chambers
    October 28th Devotional

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  18. Dora says:

    Enjoy 🙂



  19. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Begin the unjimmahing with a ‘Kiss’….U.S. forces back in Taiwan


  20. P says:

    John 3:14-21

    14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up:

    15 that whosoever BELIEVETH in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

    18 He that BELIEVETH on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the Only Begotten Son of God.

    19 And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.

    20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

    21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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    • trnathens says:

      I believe…

      Matthew 18:19-20
      19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
      20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


    • P says:

      Just came across this video so sharing with everyone.

      How To Know 100% That You Will Go To Heaven When You Die!

      To repent means to change your mind from not believing God to believing Him.

      We demonstrate this change of mind by calling on the Name of the Lord, thereby, receiving God’s gift of salvation.

      The gift of salvation cost Jesus His life which He willingly gave on our behalf by taking our place on the Cross.

      Because He was sinless when He took our place (because He believed His Father and demonstrated His belief by His obedience to death at the Cross), God the Father resurrected Him on the 3rd day, proving Jesus’ righteousness.

      When we accept the precious gift of salvation, we are clothed in Jesus’ righteousness.

      We can be 100% certain that we will be with the Father and His Son in heaven because the Holy Spirit seals us at the very moment we believe what God and His Son have done for us.

      Acts 2:22 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.”

      1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the Name of the Son of God.”


  21. P says:

    For those who have young ones (and maybe for all of us old ones, too, who didn’t do well in school), check out found via Foolwhisperer’s comment at American Thinker’s article What Rush Limbaugh’s life says about eternity:

    “How do you honor the man? Don’t let his fight for truth and liberty be for naught…..” Foolwhisperer


  22. markmurraybooks says:

    There is one thing about Democrats/Liberals/MSM … they’re consistent. The polls they’re churning out look almost exactly like 2016. It’s amazing. Biden doesn’t have nearly the support that Clinton had in 2016, but yet he’s the projected winner. If you look at Clinton’s rallies vs Biden’s … not even close.

    Check out Nate Silver’s site. LOL. Newly redesigned, but pretty much the same thing as 2016. Biden win by 80-90%. “At this point, though, President Trump needs a big polling error in his favor if he’s going to win.” ROTFL! As I said, consistent. Same polls as 2016.

    New article at Cook Report. It’s similar, but I think they’re drinking more kook-aid (not disrespecting Kool-Aid as I grew up drinking it). “polls find Biden expanding Clinton’s margins in suburban Philadelphia”. Really? How do they add up the other polls that show Trump with far more of the support from Blacks in Philly than any other President? Oh, that’s right. 2016 Liberal Head-In-The-Sand outlook. “This time it will be different. It just will. Look at the polls, man! The polls! Biden surge!”

    They’re completely ignoring 2016 when the polls said one thing and Trump took more States than they ever imagined. And they’re ignoring that 95-99% of those 2016 Trump supporters are still going to vote for Trump. Biden isn’t polling nearly as well as Clinton with any group. So, uh, just by 2016 standards, Biden has a very uphill battle. That’s not adding in all those Never Trumpers who didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 but are going to in 2020. Even 50% of them is significant. If you start adding in all those gains with Blacks, Latinos, Women, etc and it starts getting to be a huge lead.

    “THE” only reason to doubt is the illegal and fraudulent voting. That’s significant. Without those two, Democrats would never win another national election, but there’s widespread fraud in our voting system. Has been for a very long time. See and note “The evidence re­vealed substantial vote fraud in Chicago during the November 2, 1982, election and found “that similar fraudulent activities have occurred prior to 1982.”” California (and other States) give driver’s licenses to illegals while maintaining Sanctuary status. How many can now easily vote without fear? Too much fraudulent voting to feel at ease in any election.

    Everyone thinks November 3rd is the end of the hard work, the MAGA rallies, the enthusiasm. November 3rd is the day the hard work starts. With a reelected President Trump, the fight gets nastier and tougher. Draining the swamp requires good DOJ/FBI/CIA people at the top. The MSM will be in overdrive protecting the swamp. Corporate/TechGiants will need to be divested of their Globalist/Chinese connections. The education system will need an overhaul. Investigations into fraudulent voting should be done. There is a lot of work ahead. This is the time, perhaps the only time we’ll get, to drive America toward what the Founder’s envisioned and not what it has become. This will be time to roll up our sleeves and dig deep into cleaning all the muck. The bright shining light in all of this is that not only will our President be there beside us, but we’ll all be in it together.


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  25. 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. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

    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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  26. 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. Sharon says:

    just logging in


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