Dear MAGA: 20211121

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Thanking God . . .

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (First Thessalonians 5:16-18) Give thanks in ALL circumstances . . . yes, even in what we might consider as bad circumstances. Thankfulness should be a way of life for us, naturally flowing from our hearts and mouths.

Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” We are thankful: God’s constant goodness and His steadfast love. When we recognize the nature of our depravity and understand that, apart from God, there is only death (John 10:10; Romans 7:5), our natural response is to be grateful for the life He gives.

Psalm 30 gives praise to God for His deliverance. David writes, “I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit. . . . You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever” (Psalm 30:1-12). David gives thanks to God following an obviously difficult circumstance. This psalm of thanksgiving, we not only praise God in the moment but remember God’s past faithfulness. It is a statement of God’s character, which is so wonderful that praise is the only appropriate response.

We are also thankful to God in the midst of difficult circumstances. Psalm 28 depicts David’s distress. It is a cry to God for mercy, protection, and justice. After David cries out to God, he writes, “Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to him in song” (Psalm 28:6-7). In the midst of hardship, David remembers who God is and, as a result of knowing and trusting God, gives thanks. Job had a similar attitude of praise, even in the face of death: “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21).

Paul, heavily persecuted, wrote, “Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him” (2 Corinthians 2:14). The writer of Hebrews says, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28). Peter gives a reason to be thankful for “grief and all kinds of trials,” saying that, through the hardships, our faith “may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:6-7).

We, the people of God, are thankful people, for we realize how much we have been given. One of the characteristics of the last days is a lack of thanksgiving, according to 2 Timothy 3:2. Wicked people will be “ungrateful.”

We are thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17). When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and off the pain of current circumstances. Expressing thankfulness helps us remember that God is in control. Thankfulness, then, is not only appropriate; it’s actually healthy and beneficial to us. It reminds us of the bigger picture – that we belong to God, and that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). Truly, we have an abundant life (John 10:10), and gratefulness is fitting.


By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)


Thank God for His Blessings

We look at our country these days and see
All the bad things that happen to be:
Lies, corruption, thievery and fraud,
But we’ve seen the Light and so we thank God.

Thank God that we have enough to eat,
That we don’t have to live on the street,
That we have water, are secure and warm,
In wind and rain, we’re safe from the storm.

Thank God for our friends and family
That we choose work, there’s no slavery
That after work we can rest or play,
And feel some contentment for our day.

We tend to lose sight that we’re truly blessed,
Living in comfort, not poor and oppressed,
While life’s twists happen and we feel deprived,
Others on this earth must fight to survive.

Our churches and homes may be burned down,
And we could be burned, tortured or drowned.
Worshipping God will threaten our death –
“All praises to Him” at our last breath.

No food, dirty water, oppressive heat,
Sickness, disease, and filthy, dusty streets,
Babies and kids, bloated stomachs and flies,
Grotesque skeletons, no hope in their eyes.

Or living inside wearing old gloves and coats,
Bone-chilling cold, all alone and remote.
Old and sickly, no medicine anywhere,
Dying alone with nobody to care.

There are ways to help the poor, to be sure,
Though it’s unlikely that there’ll be a cure.
We should help in many different ways,
‘Cause the poor will be with us all our days.

From these situations, we can all learn
To look at our problems with less concern,
And realize as our lives pass by,
But for the grace of God go I.

We truly thank God for all our wealth,
Our work, our families, and good health.
On top of these blessings, there’s a big plus –
Our riches in heaven wait for us.

For God’s our Provider, blessings from Him
Have met all our needs and freed us from sin.
He’s given us all, including His Son.
Praise God forever!  May His will be done!


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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Deplorable Patriot

This kid couldn’t buy anonymity if he tried.

singingsoul1

I pray that he is as happy as he looks 

holly

Glad his Mom’s with him. He’s going to need an agent.

pgroup2

Is that DJT in the background?

Deplorable Patriot

I don’t think so.

Wolf Moon

The quoted tweet is GONE. Nuked by Twitter.

FUCKING COMMUNISTS AND FASCISTS WILL PAY.

Deplorable Patriot

Dad just walked in and announced the leaf blower died.

I swear this house is a three ring circus sometimes.

para59r

There are battery operated leaf blowers with good power now. Suggests dad would like one of those. Much easier to flip a switch than fool with gas, spark plugs, and pull cords that eventually become difficult. Also much more quiet.

Deplorable Patriot

What, no variants this time. You can’t make this $#!+ up. Well, somebody did, obviously.
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Deplorable Patriot

Combining protesting with exercise. Love it.

Deplorable Patriot

Wolf Moon

LMAO!!!

Deplorable Patriot

Note for wolf. My hard drive is locked. Will update as things develop.

Wolf Moon

We can discuss your “bad” computer on Gab later. I suspect it can be fixed cheaply and turned into a nice back-up.

Deplorable Patriot

With all luck.

Wolf Moon

Just checked your scheduled post – looks great – I left it alone! Good job!!!

barkerjim
TheseTruths

If they’re upset, so what? Will students withdraw from school? riot and loot? call the university names?

Deplorable Patriot

Thoughts? I haven’t eaten at an Olive Garden in years.

Wolf Moon

LOL!

Wolf Moon

Love the place, but I tend to eat too much there.

Gingersmom2009

That bread is SO salty. 😂

Aubergine

I think we ALL do!

bflyjesusgrl

That’s Me,LOL!

Wolf Moon

Awesome CTH coverage of awesome video of awesome takedown of Fake News.

OMG, it’s hilarious. Dana Bash gets taken to the cleaners. She can’t hide it – she’s being destroyed by embarrassment.

Sunday Talks, Virginia Lt Governor-Elect Winsome Sears Swings Atomic Sledgehammer of Truth Crushing CNN Propaganda Effort
November 21, 2021 | Sundance | 190 Comments

Itswoot

A mass casualty event is being reported in Waukesha, Wisconsin. A vehicle drove into a parade and shots were fired.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mass-casualty-event-reported-waukesha-christmas-parade-after-car-plows-crowd-shoots

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mollypitcher5

OMG…what in God’s name is wrong with people ?

gil00

Muslim? Was a Christmas parade.

mollypitcher5

Yes, Christmas

scott467

“OMG…what in God’s name is wrong with people ?”

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How much time do you have?

mollypitcher5

Adding …only saw this from him..so maybe not confirmed

mollypitcher5

para59r

BLM had great success with instigating the dousing of cops with water in NYC that soon led to burning police cars so it shouldn’t be stretch to think they could graduate to this especially when you have a milk toast governor like Tony Evers in charge who will be afraid to do anything serious about it.

Itswoot

Democrats stoking the hate.

Valerie Curren

While in twit world to see the above tweet…
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#ThePersistence

@ScottPresler
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May God have mercy on our nation.

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Lauren Boebert

@laurenboebert
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16h

No shame. Not even a hint of it.

scott467

I’m shocked… just… shocked !

pgroup2

Islam hates Christ(mas) because we call Him Messiah and King.

scott467

islam hates everything.

It’s a religion of hate.

And murder.

Didn’t want to forget that part.

trumpismine

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mollypitcher5

They backed it in the driveway ??

mollypitcher5

Deliberate and nothing short of demonic

https://twitter.com/houstonairw/status/1462575802738954242

Itswoot

Reports of 16 children admitted to a local hospital.

TheseTruths

Yes, pure evil. I watched it, not realizing how horrific it is. He plows directly over people. There have to be quite a few who died. I read that he struck several members of the “Dancing Grannies” group, who weren’t moving.

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scott467

“They backed it in the driveway ??”

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Driver was also the brains of the operation 👍

Wolf Moon

HOLY SHIT!!!

All so they could green-light gene therapy.

SICK!!!

TheseTruths

 Also, 25,957 of the events were classified as “Nervous system disorders”

That’s bad (but it’s all bad). Those are debilitating, and some people never regain their health.

Dora

This is awful!
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mollypitcher5

IF this has a trial component to it the national media should be canceled forever since they have stoked the flames

Barb Meier

The media are accomplices and should be prosecuted. Otherwise, they will never stop.

mollypitcher5

They’ve already suppressed the witness account that said he saw a black man with long dreadlocks. Unbelievable.

And I agree with you they should be prosecuted.

Valerie Curren

Driven by a Muslim jihadi potentially  😡 

Itswoot

Itswoot

A repeat offender. The suspects mugshot already on file.

https://mugshots.com/US-States/Wisconsin/Polk-County-WI/Darrell-E-Brooks.4687949.html

cthulhu

“Inmate Status : TERMINATED”

— if only….

Itswoot

The Brooks mugshot is from 2011. Multiple sources are saying he was released on bail two days ago.

Valerie Curren

Thanks for that link.

scott467

A muzzie?

Again, I’m just shocked… I’m… why, I’m double-shocked!

Yeah, that’s the ticket 😂

Who would ever have guessed that islam is a religion of violence and hate?!?

Valerie Curren

I wasn’t stating it as a fact, but driving into pedestrians has been a jihadi tactic previously…

Valerie Curren

Here is a description that’s now been deleted apparently

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@jcrichman
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Replying to @TheQuartering
and @shoshido
He bonded out on bail jumping?

Am I reading that right?

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Salty Texas C
@Salty_Texas_C
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Replying to @TheQuartering
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chaolin
@chaolin02651333
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Replying to @alexsalvinews
the deleted video

Valerie Curren

Here’s another version

Valerie Curren

AND apparently the spin is in
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Bytiau
@bytiau
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38m

Replying to @TheQuartering
CNN’s released images.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FExOJcGXoAMFacu?format=png&name=small

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DungeonMis7ress
@DungeonMis7ress
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22m

Did you or did they lighten the image?

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Stormie Southerland
@Stormie_South
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19m

Wouldn’t be the 1st time CNN lightened a photo

TheseTruths

They can’t “fix” his race. It is obvious. Not even a nice try.

Valerie Curren

Yes. Bring back “just the facts ma’am” Jack!!! Obviously JackBoot Dorsey was never that Jack 😉

Itswoot

Remember the “white hispanic” label given George Zimmerman? CNN was suppose to have started that narrative. And here we go again…

Valerie Curren

Yep!

scott467

Strange… the lighter CNN makes the photo, the more the perpetrator resembles Anderson Cooper.

Valerie Curren

LOL, wasn’t he CIA not FIB?

scott467

I’m not sure there’s any difference anymore!

Valerie Curren

pretty much enemy agents all it seems!

Valerie Curren

Another interesting wrinkle…what’s Really going on???
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Kilah Ketashi
@peoweocao
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37m

Replying to @TheQuartering
why the hell are power outages there?

Itswoot

A storm system with strong winds is currently moving through the Great Lakes. The power outage could be wind related. 30 to 40 mph gusts in northern Michigan.

Valerie Curren

Could be. Nowadays it seems Everything needs to be looked at with the side eye!

Valerie Curren

This one was found in the twit world conversation too…
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Valerie Curren

Here’s a link for the police scanner

Tornadotornado999
@Tornado5171973
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34m

Replying to @TheQuartering
Waukesha Wisconsin police scanner audio of initial call for car thru parade Darrell Brooks
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1462620453168717825/fyoOJtE8?format=jpg&name=medium
rumble.com
Waukesha Wisconsin police scanner audio of initial call for car thru parade Darrell Brooks
Waukesha Wisconsin police scanner audio of initial call for car thru parade Darrell Brooks left his ID in the car

https://rumble.com/vplj3x-waukesha-wisconsin-police-scanner-audio-of-initial-call-for-car-thru-parade.html

Valerie Curren

Looks like a possible rap sheet for the name but note DOB’s
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Amy Lou
@JustPlaying2Win
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34m

Replying to @TheQuartering
Life time criminal. If it’s not him, stay way anyway.

Revolving door of (IN)-justice much!

scott467

If only he was white, he would have been in prison for life on any one of his previous charges, and this tragedy would never have happened.

scott467

From OT:
Cultural Marxism, Are We Supposed to Ignore What All the San Francisco Looters Have in Common?
November 21, 2021 | Sundance | 429 Comments

Perhaps there is a rule book somewhere that says you must not point out that all of the San Francisco looters who hit Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton are black.

There are hundreds of media reports talking about the brazen nature of the ongoing mob and rob situations, but no one seems to point out what they all have in common.  All of the people doing the robbing are black.

Here’s an example of CBS outlining a massive mob-n-rob of Nordstroms just outside San Francisco.  WATCH:

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I’m just shocked!

This is a startling development.

Who would have ever thought, or known, or even thought to know, that a significant percentage of black people are criminals, or violent, or anti-American, hate white people, etc.?

I wonder if the FIB statisticians know about any of this?

This is shocking news!

Did anyone know?!?

I didn’t know.

It’s like crazy talk!

For an update, we go to Casablanca, where a similar level of shock is clearly evident:

cthulhu

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RF121

Interesting theory.

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Valerie Curren

AND timing!

Linda

Very interesting indeed!

Wolf Moon

Gonna keep this on a burner…..