General Discussion, Monday, October 29, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Happy Monday Before Halloween…

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  2. Gil says:

    Thats a pretty cool pumpkin patch! So much in the way of gory for decor that people forget keeping it simple can have a much better dramatic effect.
    Ive got to carve ours on Tuesday. Been too hot to do them early. Kiddo has a parade and party day at school, then if hes up for it trick or treating at home. Mommy’s taking him so we will see if he fills his bag this year again.

    I found this poking around. NY Great Jack o Lantern Blaze. How very neat.

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    • Looks like a fun place! Morning Gil!


    • Morning Gil πŸ™‚
      “So much in the way of gory for decor” – Yes see my reply to Lucille above. I am sick of ads, movies,- everywhere pushing the dark, evil side of everything. That, along with actual great art, is why so often on holidays I post OLD magazine covers, not anything new. The new stuff is often just so awful and depressing bordering on eil.

      That’s one amazing covered bridge! Great photo!

      Hope the little guy does not go into sugar overload and then crash when it’s all gone! That used to be me in the days following Halloween.

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      • Gil says:

        I let him have 1 piece after trick or treating and go through it all the next day. Anything from mexico or china goes in the trash. Anything he wont eat goes with daddy to work. All the chocolate I hide from daddy. My system usually works!
        We prefer all snoopy decor and vintage decor and “cute traditional spooky”. I find the stuff out there is disturbing, kiddo doesnt like it either.

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        • Great plan! πŸ™‚
          I agree that most of the new stuff is awful.
          There is a movement in some Catholic churches to have the kiddies dress up as their favorite Saints. Some homeschoolers get together & dress up the kids as their favorite historical figure. Snoopy is always a good choice too.
          I was going to post this Wednesday, but here is my Snoopy image as large as I can post it in case the little guy wants to print it out.:

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          • Menagerie says:

            All Saints Day is November 1, a holy day of obligation, is a day dedicated to all the saints, which simply means everyone in heaven. Children in our parish will dress up as their favorite saint and have a parade in our downtown parish on Wednesday evening, then return to the hall for treats and fun.

            Taken from Wikipedia, a little info on All Hallow’s Eve.

            Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In Methodist theology, All Saints Day revolves around “giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints”, including those who are “famous or obscure”.[10] As such, individuals throughout the Church Universal are honoured, such as Paul the Apostle, Augustine of Hippo and John Wesley, in addition to individuals who have personally led one to faith in Jesus, such as one’s grandmother or friend.[10]

            In the Western Christian practice, the liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October, All Hallows’ Eve (All Saints’ Eve), and ends at the close of 1 November. It is thus the day before All Souls’ Day, which commemorates the faithful departed.

            Although not a holy day of obligation, many Catholics have special reverence for and observances on November2, All Sous’ Day.

            All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. The Anglican church is the largest protestant church to celebrate the holy day. Most protestant denominations do not recognize the holiday and disagree with the theology behind it.

            I am wondering if Mary from Marin could give us some information from her Anglican perspective. I had not realized they celebrated it as a holy day, but actually, I never thought about it.

            During November Catholics are called to further meditation on the Communion of Saints, our connection with the saints in heaven, the Church Triumphant, and those Holy Souls in Purgatory, the Church Suffering, all bound together in the Body of Christ.

            So many Catholics, getting into the spirit on All Hallow’s Eve, will dedicate extra time in the month of November in prayer for the dead. Although it is not a requirement, I often go to pray in cemetaries in November, just because it helps me focus on the death we are all coming to, and the attainment of heaven most of us seek.

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            • The Tundra PA says:

              Excellent review, Menagerie, thank you. Our church does “Trunk or Treat” for the kids in the church parking lot after mass on the Sunday before All Hallow’s Eve, but that’s about it. I pray every night for a traditional, conservative priest to come to our parish, and the current one to go back to Mexico where he prefers to be. No sign of any luck on that score any time soon, but prayers will continue.

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            • czarina33 says:

              In southern Louisiana there are many, many Catholics. All Saints’ Day is often a day off from work, always a day off from schoeol. People go to the cemeteries to have picnics & whitewash the above ground toumbs, pull the weeds, plant flowers, etc.

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            • lovely says:

              When my girls were growing up and we were in the Byzantine Church we would have a huge party, not a lot of candy, mostly baled goods, the children would go to different stages and single a much simpler version of Soul Cake.

              It still makes me weep remembering those days of innocence.

              Soul cake, soul cake, Please Good Mrs a soul cake, one for Peter, Two for Paul, Three for He who made us all….

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Tomorrow is “National Hermit Day”.

    If everybody observed that, the world would come to a screeching halt. Now there’s a thought.

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  4. The Tundra PA says:


    Ft. Myers, FL on Wednesday Oct. 31st at 7:00 pm EDT
    Columbia, MO on Thursday Nov. 1st at 6:30 pm CDT
    Huntington, WV on Friday Nov. 2nd at 4:00 pm EDT
    Pensacola, FL on Saturday Nov. 3rd at 6:30 pm CDT

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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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’ NC Nana! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Beautiful)
    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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  7. Gil says:

    Pretty good ad.

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  8. Morning All!
    In the pumpkin/Hallowed Eve theme this week we have:
    Bringing Home the Pumpkins by John Falter. I had to make it a bit large so you could see some of the facial details.

    and here is an industrious boy from 1913 with what looks like a LC Leyendecker signature on the illustration:

    Have great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  9. NC Nana says:

    We went to a gospel concert last night. This was one of the songs

    “Everyday” Lyrics
    The Oak Ridge Boys

    You know a smile never goes out of style
    So brighten up the one that you wear
    Let it shine and you just might find
    You’ll lighten up the load that you bear.

    You know with all the trouble and sorrow in the world
    It seems like the least we can do
    Just take that smile into the street
    And share it with everybody you meet.

    Everyday (Everyday) I want to shake somebody’s hand
    Everyday (Everyday) I want make somebody know
    (That thinks they can) that they can (yes they can)
    Everyday (Everyday) I want to try (I want to try)
    To show my brothers and sisters that
    I want to help them along the way everyday, everyday.

    You know a kind word never goes unheard
    But too often goes unsaid and on the tongue
    Of the old and the young
    Gets swallowed up with pride instead.

    You know with all the trouble and sorrow in the world
    It seems like the least we can do
    Just take a kind word into the street
    And share it with everybody you meet.

    Everyday (Everyday) I want to shake somebody’s hand
    Everyday (Everyday) I want make somebody know
    (That thinks they can) that they can (yes they can)
    Everyday (Everyday) I want to try (I want to try)
    To show my brothers and sisters that
    I want to help them along the way everyday, everyday.

    If they’re lost I want to show them the sunshine
    If they look tossed I want to throw them a lifeline
    I want the reach out my hand (reach out) a hand to hold
    Oh yeah, and let ’em know (let ’em know)
    There’s a light (that there’s light)
    Down at the end of the road.

    If they’re lost I want to show them the sunshine
    If they’re tossed I want to throw them a lifeline.

    Everyday (Everyday) I want to shake somebody’s hand
    Everyday (Everyday) I want make somebody know
    (That thinks they can) that they can (yes they can)
    Everyday (Everyday) I want to try (I want to try)
    To show my brothers and sisters that
    I want to help them along the way everyday, everyday.

    Everyday (Everyday) I want to shake somebody’s hand
    Everyday (Everyday) I want make somebody know
    (That thinks they can) that they can (yes they can)
    Everyday (Everyday) I want to try (I want to try)
    To show my brothers and sisters that
    I want to help them along the way everyday, everyday.

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  10. So how about some day this week we all post an image representing us in Halloween costume, or of our favorite Halloween costume? (I just suggested to Nyet a picture of him smiling) Might be fun! πŸ˜‰

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  11. Nice photo on top Stella! I like the pumpkin with the star eyes πŸ™‚

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  12. NC Nana says:

    With all the goings on last week I completely missed this.

    It is an audio of Joe diGenova on the Mueller wrap up

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    • NC Nana says:

      I should have made clear. This audio is from Oct. 22. Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before Gowdy and Goodlatte (Congress) was canceled after this audio was made.

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  13. stella says:

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  14. NC Nana says:
    βœ” @getongab


    Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. Please pray for all involved and the victims.
    10:10 AM – Oct 29, 2018

    More on this story at:

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    • lovely says:

      The MSM is really going after Torba and his family, digging up stuff that Andrew said while in Silicon Valley and misconstruing it and showing the home where his parents live.

      Torba has a huge law suit on his hands. Several actually. Gab loyalists are currently documenting and saving all the call to violence posts on Facebook and Twitter.

      Sheer madness is this gutless and relentless attempt to silence freedom of speech and to destroy a platform where patriots could chat amongst themselves.

      I think someone talked to Torba about trying to get President Trump involved because, last I looked, he had stopped asking “Where are you President Trump?” . President Trump can do nothing until after the midterms without the MSM pillorying him as putting the gun in the anti-Semite’s hands. The MSM has lost a lot of power but they still retain enough to sway gullible and incurious fence sitters.

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  15. NC Nana says:

    β€œChris Wallace demonstrates exactly how the mainstream media frames all narratives with misleading headlines in order to make Republicans look bad.”

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  16. stella says:

    Sorry CNN!

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  17. stella says:

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  18. stella says:

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    • NC Nana says:

      Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago

      Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!

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  19. Lucille says:

    Likely my TV hasn’t been turned to this series since the first year, but occasionally YT puts an “America’s Got Talent” vid in the right-hand offerings and I just happened to click on it this time around…and found something really fun…not a voice with great range but a nice sound…and an unaffected personality that doesn’t come along a whole lot…

    America’s Got Talent 2016 Sal Valentinetti Channels Frank Sinatra Full Audition Clip S11E03

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  20. stella says:

    I am listening to the interview with Tucker Carlson on The Rubin Report.

    At the point where they discuss social media speech moderation, and whether the government should act (Tucker says that we should do whatever it takes because that much power in the hands of a few is a threat to our nation state), he said that:

    “Google literally funds the anti-trust think tank in Washington”.

    Think about that.

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  21. Lucille says:

    How did the ancient Greeks look like? Nordic “Aryan” or African?

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    • Lucille says:

      Oy, that was quick! I bet the account was terminated because someone complained when he debunked the specious meme that ancient Greeks were actually black Africans.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Probably someone who has looked at Greek pottery and seen the black and white persons portrayed thereupon.
        Reminds me of one of the few honest pieces that 60 minutes did back in the early 90s. Seems the NYC school system was teaching black children that their African ancestors were all kings and queens and flew around the continent on flying carpets.
        The excuse ran something like they were just trying to give these downtrodden children a sense of self worth by giving them a backstory but the idea that lying to do so might not be the best way of doing that just didn’t sink in.

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    • Lucille says:

      BTW, the answer to the posted question is they neither looked Nordic or African. People in ancient times weren’t racist, they were culturist. Greeks thought they had the greatest culture in the world, as did the Romans, and the greatest men and gods.

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  22. stella says:

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  23. Lucille says:

    STELLA…there’s an important Pentagon briefing on the caravan going on now…

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  24. stella says:

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  25. Lucille says:

    Back to something adorable…Baby Pumpkin Pig….

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  26. Lucille says:

    I listened to this guy…found him in the suggested viewing section on YT…seems a sweetheart…

    Even More Early Voting Data Suggests Baked In Red Wave?
    Craig Mason’s Reasonable Conversation Channel

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  27. stella says:

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  29. lovely says:

    Just imagine if President Trump had said this.


    • NC Nana says:

      Perfect description for MAGA. I do believe President Trump was an answer to prayer.


      With the speed of the news this last week I hadn’t had a chance to watch Red November, The Frogleg Election Spectacular yet. I just did. God’s timing is perfect.

      Here is a quote from Joe Dan Gorman:

      β€œGod is a way maker.

      When there is no way out of a situation, God can make a WAY.

      No way we can get past this Red Sea. God made a WAY.

      There was no way I was going to get out of that Kansas City basement. God made a WAY.

      No way Hillary will lose to Trump …..”

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    • Menagerie says:

      For a couple of years I have said next door, and on Facebook, that God calls up leaders in desperate times. It seems to me that we often are quite surprised at His choices. They have historically been absolutely what was needed for the times, but men rarely appreciated them during those times.

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      • NC Nana says:

        The Bible says David was a man β€˜after God’s own heart. He would do what God wanted him to do.’

        David did some very human things and regretted those things. He made plans to build a beautiful temple for God but God told him he could not build it. God said the reason that David could not build the temple was because he was a man of war.

        God has given each of us gifts and through the Holy Spirit tells us how we can use those gifts. With no doubt in my heart I believe President Trump listens to the Holy Spirit very well.

        Sweet Dreams

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  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:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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