Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

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93 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

  1. Every day is a good day for praise and worship! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ametia says:

    The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

    The Patriots will face the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on February 1. The Seahawks won the NFC championship 28-22 in overtime over the Green Bay Packers.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Oprah has an ampitheatre at her home..LOL

  4. rikyrah says:

    I still crack up at her naming her home Promised Land

  5. rikyrah says:

    John Lewis and Niecy Nash dancing..LOL

  6. rikyrah says:

    selma movie-2

  7. rikyrah says:

    selma movie-1

  8. rikyrah says:

    A rare look inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birmingham ‘war room’

    By Joseph D. Bryant |
    on January 18, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    A rusting chain and locked iron gate deceptively mask the expansiveness of the A.G. Gaston Motel and its courtyard.

    While Birmingham is home to numerous places with strong ties to the civil rights movement, few are as intimately connected to Martin Luther King Jr. as the silent relic on Fifth Avenue North.

    Behind the rust, weeds and debris is Room 30, the second story room that was King’s refuge during much of his time in Birmingham.

    “He ate there; he strategized there, he struggled there,” said Marie Sutton author of “The A.G. Motel: A Civil Rights Landmark.” “It definitely was the place he would go to collapse after walking the streets of Birmingham.”

    King also stayed in several private Birmingham homes, including the home of his brother, the Rev. A.D. King. The younger King was pastor of First Baptist Church in Ensley. But it was Room 30 that became known as the “war room,” and the place known as his Birmingham headquarters.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Watching Oprah Honor The Legends

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Black Lives Matter/Justice for Eric/ I Can’t Breathe”

  11. Ametia says:

    Downton dialouge

    Isabelle: “Servants are human beings too.”

    Dowager: ” Yes, preferably, on their days off.”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Elizabeth Warren ✔ @elizabethforma
    Good to see Mitt Romney suddenly talking about working families. Are corporations still people too, Mitt?
    10:21 AM – 18 Jan 2015

  13. Ametia says:

    The defending NFL champion Seattle Seahawks downed the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime, in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

    The Seahawks, who beat the Broncos in last year’s NFL title game, will face either the Indianapolis Colts or the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Listening to a program I recorded of Whitney’s live performances.

    Damn…nobody comes close to her today. Nobody can touch that voice.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Liberal Librarian @Lib_Librarian
    Black police chief gets shot by white survivalist. Shooter goes free. I expect #NYPD to turn its back on Oklahoma.
    4:26 PM – 18 Jan 2015

  16. Ametia says:

    #StateoftheUnioninThreeWords: GOP, You LIE

  17. Craig Hickman

    I’ll never forget the day. I was about three or four years old when a young girl who smelled of dried urine knocked on our door. My father was at work, my sister at school. My mother let the girl in and escorted her to the bathroom where she drew a bath for the girl, who couldn’t have been more than 12-years-old. After bathing her, my mother gave her a blouse and a pair of pants and sat her down at the kitchen table for a steaming bowl of Cream of Wheat, bacon and toast. I couldn’t believe how fast the girl devoured it all. It was an image that stuck with me, like good preaching. She ate another bowl of cereal and then my mother let her take a nap on the couch. Later, when it was time for her to leave, my mother handed the girl a brown paper bag with a change of clothes and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich inside.

    I couldn’t count how many girls came knocking on our door over the next months, but they came nonetheless. My mother cared for each of them in almost the exact same way, like ritual. Our home was a stop on an underground railroad for throwaway girls.

    My beloved mother, Minnie Juanita Hickman, died last night after a long illness. She was 87-years-old, the same age as my father when he departed this world nearly eight years ago. Thank you, Mama, for showing me the miracle of feeding people. I will always love you.

  18. Ametia says:

    Remember Trayvon Martin was 17 years old & Michael brown Jr. was 18 years old. They both were refered to as MEN, not teen boys! also covered with photos portraying them as thugs. When their were absolutely NO CHARGES against them.

    18 year old Dalton Hayes? Teen sweetheart, “Clyde on the run.”


  19. Ametia says:

    Compare and contrast the photos the media has splatterd all over the tee vee and newspapers of Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Philips to the ones of Michael Brown Jr. Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis…etc and these black boys were not wanted or charged with a crime.

  20. Ametia says:

    I’m NOT letting this one go

    White ‘Survivalist’ Shoots Police Chief Four Times, Is Released Without Being Arrested Or Charged

    In Oklahoma, a white “survivalist” shot a police chief three times in the chest and once in the arm. The shooting did not result in an arrest or charges and the man, identified by local media as 29-year-old Dallas Horton, has been released.
    In a press release, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said, “Facts surrounding the case lead agents to believe the man was unaware it was officers who made entry.” But Louis Ross, the Sentinel, Oklahoma police chief who was shot, said that he entered the home after “Washita County 911 received two calls from a man who identified himself as Dallas Horton, and claimed to have a bomb inside the head start school.”

  21. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone.

  22. Ametia says:

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015

    Bradley Cooper is Excellent in the Movie ‘American Sniper’; Chris Kyle is Still a Psychopathic Killer
    All “Anti-War” Movies are Actually “Pro-War” Despite Their Intent

    I attended a Thursday night viewing of the new movie American Sniper about the life and military exploits of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

    Saw the movie yesterday & THIS:

    “A “great warrior” laid out in a random killing on a gun range is too much truth about the futility of war for American Sniper–a major Hollywood film that seeks to resuscitate the memory of the Iraq War and its soldiers–to entertain an audience that is comprised of those folks who desire Bradley Cooper the heart throb, and the others who want to see a lethal killer ply his craft on human Arab Iraqi targets in a movie that is a 2 hour plus advertisement for the Navy SEALS and the U.S. military.

    Chris Kyle did not need to be a twenty-first century Agamemnon in the movie American Sniper. But the Christian fundamentalist Crusader-sniper who borrowed the insignia of the Marvel comic book anti-hero The Punisher as his own, had no regrets about all of his killing, exaggerated and lied about his exploits, and exhibited signs of psychopathy, is a much more compelling subject for a movie than the person artfully depicted by Bradly Cooper.

    If cinema is a lie, American Sniper is one of the most recent and greatest examples of said reality.”

    • Ametia says:

      The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?
      Lindy West

      have to confess: I was suckered by the trailer for American Sniper. It’s a masterpiece of short-form tension – a confluence of sound and image so viscerally evocative it feels almost domineering. You cannot resist. You will be stressed out. You will feel. Or, as I believe I put it in a blog about the trailer, “Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper trailer will ruin your pants.”

      But however effective it is as a piece of cinema, even a cursory look into the film’s backstory – and particularly the public reaction to its release – raises disturbing questions about which stories we choose to codify into truth, and whose, and why, and the messy social costs of transmogrifying real life into entertainment.

      Chris Kyle, a US navy Seal from Texas, was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and claimed to have killed more than 255 people during his six-year military career. In his memoir, Kyle reportedly described killing as “fun”, something he “loved”; he was unwavering in his belief that everyone he shot was a “bad guy”. “I hate the damn savages,” he wrote. “I couldn’t give a flying fuck about the Iraqis.” He bragged about murdering looters during Hurricane Katrina, though that was never substantiated.

      He was murdered in 2013 at a Texas gun range by a 25-year-old veteran reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

      • Liza says:

        Oh, F***. Clint Eastwood again? His entire film career, as an actor and director, has been based upon unspeakable violence. He is addicted to violence.

      • Liza, I never even thought about that but you’re so right.

      • Ametia says:

        @ Liza, you are spot on. Beside his western series, Grand Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, to name of few Dark & violent.

      • Liza says:

        Remember all his “Dirty Harry” films? They were extremely violent. Even those dumb movies he made with the orangutan were violent. Another Oscar winning film of his, “Unforgiven,” was also based on violence and not a very good film, in my opinion, but won multiple Oscars.

  23. Ametia says:

    Secret Service sources confirm that shots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Delaware.

  24. Sugar! Sugar! Water! Mix! Mix! Like this! this!

    Haley and her daddy dancing.

  25. BREAKING: Reports of shots fired near Vice President Joe Biden’s Delaware house last night, the Bidens were not home at the time. via @msnbc

  26. Ametia says:

    Now that the 18 year old Dalton Hayes and 13 year old Cheyenne Phillipg have been found, the media has stopped tagging them “Bonnie & Clyde”

    See how the titles change? One minute they’re “runaways,” and the next they’re “missing teens>’
    Umm 18 & 13 isn’t 13 considered UNDERAGED?

    Runaway Kentucky Teens Found Sleeping in Allegedly Stolen Vehicle

    Almost 2 weeks timeline from 1-4-1-18 these 2 were ALLOWED to run loose THUGGING.

    dont’ tell me the police couldn’t find these 2 for 12 days. Had they been black, they would have been hunted down like wild animals and probably shot to death.

  27. Ametia says:

    good Morning, Everyone. Have a Blessed day.

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