Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:54 AM

Psalm 117[118] (In English)

Give praise to Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Thank you, God

(In honor of the rare coincidence of the Hannukah and Thanksgiving holidays.)

Have a blessed day!

Lagniappe – Dale Wood
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 9:10 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

Christ is Made the True Foundation

Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.

To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
consubstantial, co-eternal,
while unending ages run.

(The Cathedral Choir of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.)

Don’t ASBO Me, Bro
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM

repent 150x150 Dont ASBO Me, BroThe English are an interesting people. During the Victorian era, it could be claimed that the ‘sun never sets on the British Empire,’ so far-reaching and successful had been Britain’s world explorations. To think that a nation smaller than the state of West Virginia evangelized the message of Christ to virtually every continent and that its influence—for good or ill—shaped much of the modern world is really quite remarkable. The English gave the world the Magna Carta, freedom of speech, trial by jury, and an enlightened body of law that permitted the establishment of the first constitutional republic—the United States.

Unfortunately, the English are still in the business of shaping our values, but with a new and ominous twist for Christians: Annoying behavior is illegal in the UK.

I hadn’t realized this.
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Lagniappe – Richard Smallwood
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

Total Praise

Sung by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills
Knowing my help is coming from You
Your peace You give me in time of the storm
You are the source of my strength
You are the strength of my life
I lift my hands in total praise to You

You are the source of my strength
You are the strength of my life
I lift my hands in total praise to You
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

Mere Teaching Incompetence
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 8:33 AM
 Mere Teaching Incompetence

Mad Hatter

Yet more evidence supporting our Christian obligation to resist the adoption of  the subversive and lunatic “Common Core” educational standards.

Washington Post:

The test provides insight into why New York State parents are up in arms about testing and the Common Core. With mom’s permission, I posted the test here.  Take a look at question No. 1, which shows students five pennies, under which it says “part I know,” and then a full coffee cup labeled with a “6″ and, under it, the word, “Whole.” Students are asked to find “the missing part”  from a list of four numbers. My assistant principal for mathematics was not sure what the question was asking.  How could pennies be a part of a cup?


Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Updated
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:00 AM

philippine victims Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief   Updated

UK DailyMail: Aid agencies say as many as 10 million people could be in need of shelter, clean water and food.


UK Telegraph: Aid convoys come under fire as relief operation becomes ‘logistical nightmare’

Aid convoys attempting to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan are coming under regular attack from both suspected communist rebels and starving survivors of the monster storm.


Caritas in Veritate:

Couples for Christ: Donate to which maintains a permanent ministry in the Philippines.

Samaritan’s Purse: Donate to Franklin Graham’s relief ministry at

Embassy of the Philippines Washington, DC  For donation information for the following : Philippine Red Cross, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center, Department of Social Welfare and Development.

World Vision: Asking for one-time donations to be made at

Catholic Relief Services:

United Nations World Food Programme: Visit or  text the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.


Mercy Corps: Collecting for basic supplies. or call (800) 292-3355

Americares: or call (800) 486-4357

International Rescue

Doctors Without Borders:


Team Rubicon: For recent military veterans who are interested in participating in an on-site emergency response team.

Lagniappe – Lined-Out Hymnody
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

Jesus Thou Art the Sinner’s Friend

(Sung by members of the Indian Bottom Association Of Old Regular Baptists Churches of Jesus Christ)

Jesus, Thou art the sinner’s Friend;
As such I look to Thee;
Now, in the fullness of Thy love,
O Lord, remember me.

Notable Ideas
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 5:15 PM
wordsworth lincoln 150x150 Notable Ideas

Rt. Rev. Christopher Wordsworth

The discipline of suffering

When a Nation has withdrawn its allegiance from God, He rarely fails to chasten it by means of Rulers whose aims are mainly for their own private interest and personal aggrandizement; and by means of a People which does not honour and obey its Rulers as representatives of the divine authority, and as entitled to reverence as such, but which considers itself as the source of power, and regards its own will as the measure of right, and proceeds to assert that will by physical force.

From A Church History to the Council of Nicæa, A.D. 325, Volume 1, 1881
~ Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln

Other books by the same author:

The old service-books of the English church (1904)
Social life at the English universities in the eighteenth Century (1874)
Notes on Medieval Services in England (1898)

Lagniappe – von Bingen
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

Antiphon »O aeterne Deus«

O eterne Deus,
nunc tibi placeat,
ut in amore illo ardeas,
ut membra illa simus,
quae fecisti in eodem amore,
cum Filium tuum genuisti in prima aurora,
ante omnem creaturam,

et inspice necessitatem hanc,
que super nos cadit,
et abstrahe eam a nobis propter Filium tuum,
et perduc nos in leticiam salutis.

O eternal Lord,
it is pleasing to you
to burn in that same fire of love,
like that from which our bodies are born,
and from which you begot your Son
in the first dawn before all of Creation.

So consider this need which falls upon us,
and relieve us of it for the sake of your Son,
and lead us in joyous prosperity.

All Saints Day
Friday, November 1, 2013, 1:34 PM

In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

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