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  • John is My Heart

    08/28/2017 10:46:43 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    By Frank Schaeffer of the Washington Post | 8/28/2017 | see source
    <p>This is a well-written article about a father who put several of his kids through expensive colleges but one son wanted to be a Marine. Interesting observation by this dad. See below. A very interesting commentary that says a lot about our failing and fallen society.</p>
  • The Things Inside My Shed

    08/11/2017 2:55:15 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 16 replies
    My Shed | 8-11-17 | Eagles Field
    My shed is like a lot of other sheds. It’s an old shed, flirting with almost 25 years now. There’s some rust in parts, it has some dents, but so do I. There’s tools galore that assisted in building, fixing, destroying and defending our tiny corner of the world. They’re proud of a job well done. Strewn are pieces of memories that beg for momentum to be remembered. Raising their hand to answer the question of glory past. In the corner is a shovel splintered with half the handle cut off. The narrowing part that comes to form a rounded...
  • Let's not forget to thank The Father

    11/09/2016 8:17:25 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 42 replies
    self
    Lots of handshakes and fist bumps but lets not forget...
  • Thank you so very much......

    09/23/2016 8:38:40 PM PDT · by caww · 54 replies
    Self ^ | sept. 23,2016 | caww
    I have never posted a thread so this may not work....
  • Proud to be an American - Bob Hope

    09/18/2016 3:16:07 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from a friend | 9/18/2016 | unknown
    Bob Hope... It's Priceless Here's a history lesson for today Alan Alda first saw Bob Hope in WWII. Until the day he died his Dad never ever missed a Bob Hope special. Alan remembered him laughing and crying at every show but he never understood why. Now he knows. A little travel back in time. Warning. This might make your eyes wet! Those were the days , jokes were funny, not disgusting.. . and the girls were dressed to make them look pretty, not vulgar... This is some priceless footage. This is a great e-mail. It makes me thankful that...
  • Ten Thousand Thanks Could Never Be Enough - A Meditation on the Astonishing Depth of Every Gift

    07/27/2016 6:15:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-26-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ten Thousand Thanks Could Never Be Enough - A Meditation on the Astonishing Depth of Every Gift Msgr. Charles Pope • July 26, 2016 • In developing gratitude, we do well to remember how intertwined our lives are. None of us lives in isolation—none of us can. We may think we’re pretty self-sufficient, but we drive on roads that others built and paid for, and we do so in cars developed and built by others. We use electricity powered by coal that others mined, converted to power in power plants we neither built nor run, and delivered to us...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • The Death of Gratitude

    12/24/2015 9:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero insisted that gratitude was "the parent of all the other virtues." Cicero did not define gratitude as Mafia-like loyalty or mutual back-scratching. He was not referring to a pop socialism where all supposedly owe their successes to the government. Instead, gratitude is proof of humility and offers perspective. It is an appreciation for others, often now dead, who have helped to make us what we are. Without it, we are narcissists and self-absorbed amnesiacs. Unfortunately, our modern "me" generation has forgotten gratitude and replaced it with the art of victimization. Contemporary Americans prefer blaming...
  • Some Thoughts to Help Deepen Gratitude

    11/26/2015 6:34:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 00-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Thoughts to Help Deepen Gratitude Msgr. Charles Pope • November 25, 2015 • True gratitude is a grace, or gift, from God. It proceeds from a humble and transformed heart. In such a case we do not render thanks merely because it is polite or expected, or because God commands it, but because it naturally flows from a profound experience of gratitude. The “command” of Scripture to give thanks is not a moralism, but a truth and a description of what flows from a transformed heart.Thus, an anointing to seek from God is the powerful transformation of our intellect...
  • Weekly Gratitude Thread

    10/23/2015 9:09:41 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Self | 10/23/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    New Weekly Gratitude Thread. Please notify me if you want to be on the ping list.
  • Gratitude (A Comedian Brilliantly Explains Why Hes Not Jealous Of Others Success In Fact, He Roo

    04/26/2015 9:21:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 23 replies
    Evan Sayet via Youtube via Independent Journal Review ^ | Published on April 16, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Evan Sayet recently gave his view that income inequality is irrelevant because other peoples success doesnt come at the expense of our own. In a humorous and memorable way, Sayet dissects why he wants everyone to be as successful as possible:
  • God and God Alone: A Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year

    10/19/2014 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-19-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God and God Alone: A Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel today contains lots of interesting juxtapositions: hatred for Jesus but grudging respect for him,  real questions versus rhetorical ones, politics and faith, duties to Caesar and duties to God. The word  “juxtaposition” is from the Latin juxta (meaning “near”) and positio (meaning “place or position”). Hence juxtaposition is the placing of two things near to each other in order to see how they are similar and yet different.  In English, usually a juxtaposition emphasizes differences more than similarities.Let’s look at these one...
  • California-school mind control: grades for Gratitude

    01/30/2015 9:37:06 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    California-school mind control: grades for Gratitude By Jon Rappoport January 30, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards, by Loretta Kalb: Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to othersDistricts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards when it comes to attributes such as grit or being...
  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • This Thanksgiving, Have an Attitude of Gratitude

    11/27/2014 10:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain...
  • The American Spirit An Attitude of Gratitude

    11/23/2014 3:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Randall De Soto
    From our nation’s inception, one of the defining characteristics of the American spirit has been an attitude of gratitude. Leaders throughout our country's history have encouraged and inculcated it.Just a brief moment of reflection cannot help but yield a level of humility that recognizes even what Americans are “owed” in the end is rooted in many gifts. How did we come by the talents, abilities and opportunities that have allowed us to accomplish our dreams, to provide for our families, to learn, live, grow up in a land that is free? It is all grace. Of course, the natural follow-on...
  • Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt

    08/11/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    Momastery ^ | August 11, 2014 | Glennon Doyle Melton
    “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Thoreau So why not just laugh now? – G “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” — Unknown Recently I posted a picture of myself in my kitchen, and I immediately started receiving generous messages from people wanting to help me “update” it. Along with their messages came pictures of how my kitchen could look, if I’d just put some effort and money into it. I’ve always loved my kitchen, but after seeing those...
  • How Vietnam Vets were embraced - what media did not cover

    07/04/2014 6:56:05 PM PDT · by se99tp · 19 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | June 4th, 2014 | Dr. Joseph Horton
    Independence Day is the yearly pinnacle of patriotism. But, as the media in the 1960s and 70s reported, Americans did not seem very patriotic when it came to the Vietnam War. What if what we know about Americans lack of support for our troops in Vietnam is wrong?
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey Thanks God First For Oscar Win

    03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it last night, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor as a result of his work in "Dallas Buyer's Club." To kick off his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked God for the blessings in his life and then he thanked his family. "First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British...