General Discussion, Sunday, July 1, 2018

“Inner City” quilt

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  1. Gil says:

    Because its nice to start the week with something cute and fun. And I think kiddo wants one! Happy Sunday. 😊

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  2. Lucille says:

    What an awesome quilt design! Beautifully carried out.

    And can we believe today is the first Sunday in July, 2018! Time is fleeting; let’s make the most of it. Whether you have a peaceful day, a happy or fun day, or just be contented in every day activities, have a beautiful Sunday!

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  3. The dude is aptly named, if you pronounce it Mac A Skill. I know a couple of kids, dishwashers and bussers at a restaurant near to me, who do this with their custom BMX bikes, but not nearly at this level. They are good kids, with good work ethic, so they will be someday. I told them, watch this guy, using YouTube’s ability to slow the video down, and you will advance in your skills. They will, because they respect me, and listen to me. For some reason. πŸ˜€

    Like I quoted, don’t count your harvest, count the seeds you planted, at the end of the day.

    MacAskill’s tires are his feet. The bike is an extension of him.

    And the music in the video, and the editing, are top notch, as well.

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  4. Lucille says:

    This day in history…2004….Saturn probe…

    Saturn’s rings closeup

    The “density waves” are much like ripples in water (Nasa/JPL/Space Science Institute)

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    • czarina33 says:

      I learn so many random things from my friends here! There are a couple of donkeys near here, I sometimes see them or hear their braying.

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    • ….donkeys are instinctually aggressive toward canines, and are capable of dishing out crushing blows with both their front and hind legs as well as using their large teeth to bite raiding intruders. However, they cannot handle multiple canine attackers…. Not every donkey will make a suitable guardian for your farm. Jacks, or intact male donkeys, are generally too rough with sheep and may harm or even kill livestock…. So next time you see a donkey lazily grazing in the sun, remember, that’s no Eeyore moping around the pasture, it could very well be farm security, in which case you better watch out because you do not want to be on the receiving end of a donkey kick.

      Wow! I never knew that about donkeys! The only interaction I’ve had with donkeys was when we were searching for a house to buy. I loved this one town, and there was a large ranch style house on a dead end, perfect I thought. However when we went there I kept on asking where the train was, because I wasn’t crazy about always hearing the train horn it was so loud. Well it wasn’t a train, as we went around the treed circle at the end of the street I saw miniture donkeys. I thought “how cute – they’re adorable”. Then they brayed – It was the “Train”!!!! That’s why the house was about $30,000. under priced. Didn’t buy that house.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Newspaper columnist for the TPSI lives on the northshore, often wrote about her donkeys over the years. She seemed to like their noise.

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        • Menagerie says:

          There is a donkey across S she the street from us. Of course since we are halfway up the ridge, across the street from us is deceptive. I love hearing it bray. It’s rare we hear him, so either we are used to him, or he’s kind of quiet.

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      • Lucille says:

        $30,000! With the money you saved, maybe you could have put in an eight foot high sound-proofing barrier and white noise unit. LOL!

        Vid explanation: “Donkey in field next to where I fish in Cherokee, North Carolina. He will do this every time you go up to the fence.” – John Truitt

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Many of the farms/ranches around here have them, they keep the calves, foals and small animals safe from coyotes.


  5. stella says:

    The Sunday morning piece to read with your morning coffee, from Clarice.

    Is Trump the Most Fun President Ever?

    If you’ve been fed up with the left’s hijacking of America, he certainly is fun — because bit by bit he’s dismantling their power, supply train, and prestige. The shaky premises upon which they’ve controlled life in America for some time is being exposed and overturned. Let me explain…

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    • stella says:

      Three cheers for Justice Thomas:

      Injunctions that prohibit the Executive Branch from applying a law or policy against anyone… have become increasingly common. District courts, including the one here, have begun imposing universal injunctions without considering their authority to grant such sweeping relief. These injunctions are beginning to take a toll on the federal court system — preventing legal questions from percolating through the federal courts, encouraging forum shopping, and making every case a national emergency for the courts and for the Executive Branch.

      I am skeptical that district courts have the authority to enter universal injunctions. These injunctions did not emerge until a century and a half after the founding. And they appear to be inconsistent with longstanding limits on equitable relief and the power of Article III courts. If their popularity continues, this Court must address their legality.

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      • πŸ™‚ I love Justice Thomas, and regularly pray for his health that he stays on the court as long into President Trump’s 2 terms ( πŸ™‚ ) as possible. Then if he retires his replacement will be one of President Trumps last picks.

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        • stella says:

          This is interesting (extracted from Business Insider). The average age the last 11 justices retired at is 80, and their average tenure was 27 years.:

          Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Age: 85 (5 years past average retirement)
          Tenure: 24 years (3 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: Last year

          Stephen Breyer, Age: 79 (1 year before average retirement)
          Tenure: 23 years (4 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2021

          Clarence Thomas, Age: 70 (10 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 26 years (1 year less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2024

          Samuel Alito, Age: 68 (12 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 12 years (15 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2032

          Sonia Sotomayor, Age: 64 (16 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 8 years (19 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2036

          John Roberts, Age: 63 (17 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 12 years (15 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2034

          Elena Kagan, Age: 58 (22 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 7 years (20 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2039

          Neil Gorsuch, Age: 50 (30 years before average retirement)
          Tenure: 1 year (26 years less than average)
          Predicted departure: 2046

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          • Yes I saw that – very interesting. People have commented on Sonia Sotomayor’s poor health. I wonder if her tirade at the court recently was her frustration not only about the ruling, but that she realizes she will have to leave and be replaced by Trump because her diabetes is so bad (2 emergency calls to her house so far this year). Also how is Ginsburg hanging on?!? If anyone has pancreatic cancer just tell them to give you whatever she gets! Honestly I don’t know why she wasn’t thrown off the court years ago when she said she did not believe in the US Constitution, and that the South African Constitution is much better (I think she actually said ours should be replaced by theirs). There should be some way to replace a judge who is severely physically/mentally incompetant, or writes and says they don’t believe in the US Constitution – but politcally doing that would be a nuke.

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            • Lucille says:

              I’ve always found it strange that Ginsburg and Scalia were the best of friends, often spending lunchtimes together. She and her husband and Scalia and his wife also spent considerable social time together going to the opera and visiting each other’s homes. She called him “my buddy.” Scalia was a man who could look past differences, no matter how deep. I guess he saw something in her that we who are at a distance cannot.

              As you may know, the justices never meet during working hours, nor do they try to come to a consensus by discussing the pros and cons of any case. Each justice and staff work on their presentation and just hand it in to the Chief Justice. They never try to persuade each other of anything.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Anybody checked on RBG lately to make sure she isn’t just moving through momentum?

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    • President Trump is definitely making life more fun and at the same time helping restore our borders, increasing our wealth, giving us a more conservative judiciary, bringing God back into the national conversation, and so much more. What a great time to be alive!!!!

      This guy says it best:

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      • Hi Sand & Sea πŸ™‚

        How wonderful! So many of a variety of people see the good even with the dying MSM harping on lies!

        I believe due to millions of us praying hundreds of millions of prayers, God gave this country one.more.chance. It is up to us to each do our part, large or small to save our country’s soul.
        I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; Deuteronomy 30:15

        I am so glad so many are choosing to #walkaway and choose the light.

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      • Amazing video, amazing thread, too. It seems to me lately that the only people who are not onboard with Trump are either in the media or addicted to the media’s message.

        He’s right: it’s an amazing time to be alive. Most people I know secretly love the fact that Trump is our President. Secretly, because they’re still programmed by their programs to believe that it’s shameful to support him, and America. But even they are starting to see through the media/deep-state complex, and their constant deceptions.

        S&S, G&C, have a wonderful day.

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        • Thank you, Wooly! I hope you have a great day, too. I’m glad you liked the video. I have felt exactly way he does in it and I agree it’s mostly the media that are still trying to foist their views on us, but thankfully the American people are refusing to listen.

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      • lovely says:

        “It’s a great day to be alive, I know the sun’s still shinning when I close my eyes…” __Travis Tritt

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    • Also from AT this morning:

      Brilliant satire of the media. It’s true. They don’t even know who his pick is yet, and they’ve all already written the editorials, and they look exactly like this one.

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    • At first I thought the article would be about the President’s general positive attitude, sense of humor and abiity to laugh at himself, (usually his hair), which is a great asset we rarely see in a politician.
      As well as the excellent content, I like her style of writing, mixing “heavy” law info with humor. I especially like this example of being hoisted with your own petard:


      • stella says:

        Clarice is a Facebook friend. She’s a retired lawyer who lives in DC. She’s older than I am – in her mid 70’s. And she’s originally from Wisconsin, and went to school at U of W.

        She reminds me of a lot of the people here. Smart, and knows a lot about government and politics, but she’s also a keen cook and bread baker.

        ADD: According to American Thinker, she was “once a top-notch lawyer in the pre-Eric Holder Department of Justice, where she was a powerful intellectual force in the Office of Special Investigations”.

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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  7. For our last selection in the Esher/Fadeaway series we have my favorite: “Drawing Hands” 1948 lithograph 13in x 11in

    and our “fadeaway girl” shows off her graceful hands in this colorful illustration:

    (Of course Dear Hubby’s 1st reaction was that her head looks like its floating away in some 1950’s horror movie style, even though I did not notice it at all until he said it! Harumph! πŸ˜‰ )

    And for our last painting in the series we have the most famous painting of 2 hands: The Creation of Adam (hands detail) (1511), Location: Sistine Chapel, Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti, (1475-1564), Medium: Fresco painting, Complete Painting Size: 225 in x 110 in, (God and Adam’s fingers are only about an inch apart).

    β€œThe true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection”
    ― Michelangelo Buonarroti

    Have a peaceful and wonderful Sunday everyone πŸ™‚

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  8. Stella, your beautiful quilt today looks like it could be a brightly colored Escher print! It really has such geometric depth!

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  9. litenmaus says:

    The other day I was in the process of figuring out how I was going to get to the Trump Rally at the Four Seasons arena in Great Falls and my phone rang. It was my nephew proclaiming that his wife was out of state, he’d hired a babysitter, and he had a ticket to the Trump Rally with my name on it. The rally is at four and we’ll be getting there about 9 in the morning. I am just a weeee bit excited.

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  10. stella says:

    This is weird stuff:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      “There was no criminal component found at the scene when police were investigating.” πŸ˜• You mean, other than a dead body wrapped in duct tape?

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      • lovely says:

        Fundamental derangement causing the death of another human being if both are getting sexual pleasure out of the derangement is not a crime in hollywood.

        Hmm..What ever happened to “the reasonable person” standard in our law. Oh yes, Hollywood can ignore it.

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    • I was going to post this, but I’ve been trying to stay away from the negative, and toward the positive. Remember, as you read the article at Variety on this, that the “list of the best BDSM clubs” in the link (I cannot find the link) is only the list of the ones we’re allowed to mention.

      All this news is covering up cheese pizza. So to speak. There is something far, far darker under all that they are just now revealing, and it involves a whole lot of unfortunate children.

      I will only mourn for the children when LA is nuked.

      The Cult of the Orgasm. It’s what I call it. It’s a drug, and these people need to go farther and farther to get the same high, up to and including physical toys (chains, whips, ball-gags, and children), the more they get into this drug, just to achieve the same high they got last time.

      Again, I will only mourn for the children when LA is nuked.

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    • Lucille says:

      The bizarre nature of some folk’s depravity is unimaginable to a normal person. It’s difficult, of course, to judge the condition of another man’s soul…and, indeed, God has warned us against that. One can’t avoid, however, wondering if he is in the nether regions right now and having to undergo pointless, useless, stupid actions for eternity. Beyond sad.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Anthropologists aren’t all that dull – invite one over for your next party and wheeeeee…

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  11. czarina33 says:

    Lovely, Weather Channel shows lots of bad stuff north & west of your area! Flashing yellow boxes & all.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Love it. National news tonite was whining about the French having access to a pill, buprenophrine, while we don’t. Seems buprenophrine helps heroin addicts get through withdrawal (ha ha) so they can get onto a normal life.
    OOOOOOkayyyyyyy, one of the primary uses of heroin was to help opium addicts withdraw, then we went to methodone (another weak opiate) to help heroin addicts withdraw and now we’re looking at buprenophine (yet another weak opiate) to help addicts withdraw from heroin and, at times, methodone and heroin in combination. Am I starting to see a pattern here?

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  13. 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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