Come thou fount of every blessing-Chris Rice


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day in the United States.  Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks to the Almighty God for his providence and blessings.  Tomorrow some will go to a family member’s home and sit down to a large meal which their mother/wife will have worked on for the last three days.  In some houses it will be the father/husband.  And in some houses there will be nothing to eat.  Some will be homeless out on the street, some will be at the mission.  Many people find it hard to see God’s blessing in their lives but it is still there, it still exists, and it pours out upon us like a fountain refreshing us.   May God’s blessing be upon you tomorrow.

Catechism


Q. 68. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, His challenging a special propriety in the seventh, His own example and His blessing the Sabbath day.

“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.”
Exodus 34:21

Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever.  It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed. ’”
Exodus 31:16-17

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Genesis 2:2-3

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World


Synopsis

It’s been two years since Jane Foster has last seen Thor since that time Bifrost has been repaired and Thor has spent his time quelling rebellions that have sprung up in the nine realms.  But that isn’t all we also learn about the dark elves the  inhabitants of Svartlfhelm who tried to destroy the universe eons ago but were stopped by Odin’s father Bor.  Bor captured the ultimate weapon of the dark elves called the Aether.  But the leader of the dark elves Malekith escaped with his lieutenant waiting for an opportune moment to strike.

And that moment has come the nine realms are aligning and which means travel between worlds has become easier and Jane Foster has found the Aether’s hiding place and the Aether has infected her.  In doing so Jane Foster has become hidden from all seeing Helmdahl who alerts Thor. Once again Thor travels to Midgard to find Jane Foster and takes her to Asgard.  Which angers Odin, and it is then that Odin recognizes what is in Jane’s body.  At the same time Malekith has awoken and attacks Asgard looking for the Aether.

This movie is much better in my opinion than the first movie, although that is totally subjective as I have friends of mine that said that they are about the same.  I disagree I think this is better plotted and more fun than the first one.  And frankly Tom Hiddleston has stolen this movie away.  He is the best evil Marvel villain in a long time and he brings the right dark humor to this movie.

Thor is fun, action packed and worth seeing I give it four hammers out of five.

Catechism


Q 67. What is forbidden in the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment forbids the ommission or careless performance of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about worldly employments or recreations.

Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 22:26

Moreover, this they have done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary on the same day and profaned my Sabbaths.
Ezekiel 23:38

Thus says the Lord: Take care for the sake of your lives, and do not bear a burden on the Sabbath day or bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 17:21

In those days I saw in Judah people treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in heaps of grain and loading them on donkeys, and also wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them on the day when they sold food.

Then I confronted the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the Sabbath day?
Nehemiah 13:15,17

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
Acts 20:7

Frenetic Friday!


Quick to the Keach Cave it’s Frenetic Friday!

You know times are tough and people are turning to very interesting jobs.  Case in point cuddling.  Yes for sixty dollars a pop Samantha Hess will come into your house wrap her arms around you and cuddle.  She is a professional cuddler   I know what your thinking but no nothing sexual is going on instead she considers herself a healer, a therapist of sorts.    Still it seems a steep price for a hug, and she admits that her cuddling has caused a marriage to end in divorce.  Frankly I think cuddling should be reserved for family members myself.

Next is a list of the twenty-one shameful ways we are forcing children to be sissies:

1. We punish them for being brave:  Teen prevents a knife fight gets reprimanded.

A Calgary student was scolded for being involved in an incident with a weapon. Sounds pretty legitimate until you realize that he was stopping a potential stabbing from happening in his classroom. School officials hope to make the wayward vigilante an example to any other student who foolishly mistakes saving a life for an act of heroism.

2.  We make them fear friendship:  Kindergarten Girl Suspended for Threatening to Use Hello Kitty Bubble Gun

A young girl was temporarily removed from school for talking about using a bubble gun that she didn’t even have with her. In a typical five-year-old statement, the girl is quoted as saying that she wanted to shoot herself and her friends with the gun “so that they could all be together.” Such adorably flawed logic melts the hearts of most people, but for her school district, it was enough to spur a three-hour interrogation.

More here (warning language)

Now in politics Mark Steyn describes what happened to a driver who didn’t come to a complete stop in a Walmart parking lot and got free (!) colonoscopy, x-ray, and rectal probes all without a valid warrant.  Read it here.

Ok you’ve seen it no doubt, Jean-Claude Van Damme standing on the side mirrors of two Volvo trucks which drive backward slowly separating until he is in a full split.  Well here is how it was done:

Hate cleaning underwear?  Never have enough?  What about you ladies who just want to have a “pretty” one at a moment’s notice?  Well good news there is now a 3D printer that can make underwear for you.  This printer can churn out a pair of briefs in three seconds or less.  Not only that but (no pun intended)  this printer could probably print you and entire suit of clothes!  Technology it’s wonderful!

Speaking of technology you know it wouldn’t be a Frenetic Friday if we didn’t mention our Robotic Overlords:

Meet Furo an anime faced robot that is used for teaching, restaurant work, information guide etc..

Have a good weekend!

 

 

Earworm Wednesday: Daughtry Radioactive


Originally I had thought to use Pentatonix’s cover of Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive but instead decided to use their Daft Punk mix.  But I continued to troll for a cover of Radioactive.  Happily I found it and frankly I think it is superior to Pentatonix’s cover. (IMHO) So here is Chris Daughtry’s cover of Radioactive

Veteran’s Day


Today thank a veteran for their service.  If not for the service rendered to us by those brave men and women of the armed forces our lives would be radically different, so thank a veteran today and every day.