Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2019


No sooner Thanksgiving than Advent follows, the great almost forgotten season of the liturgical year. Conversation in the sacristy before the second Mass went like this.

"Good morning gentlemen, how was Thanksgiving?" One server looked me grimly in the eye, "About two thirds."
"Two thirds? That's no use, what happened?"
"Daughter-in-Law's dog bit me."
"You shoot the dog?"
"No, but I said I would shoot the dog if it did it again."
Another server chimed in, "Maybe you should've bit the dog right back." And at that point it seemed right to pray. Here's the governing Collect of the season:

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

God bless,


Monday, November 27, 2017

Melania Mondays! UPDATE

"Mondays, I hate Mondays," you groan, flipping over an ancient Boomtown Rats single. But not so fast, we're here to help with yet another uplifting installment of Melania Mondays!, bringing you the latest in the life of America's attractive and glamorous First Lady.

No stranger to selfless duty, Melania took time off from her Thanksgiving celebration to serve lunch to a local Coastgurd station in Florida. After the event, the patriotic former model wrote, "Thrilled to spend part of our Thanksgiving with the local Coast Guard station in Florida. Thank you to all members of the military who keep us safe!"

Good work, FLOTUS, but Vanity Fair wasn't impressed. "There may never have been a First Lady less prepared for or suited to the role," condescended Sarah Ellison for the millionaire socialist fashion magazine. Ellison then quotes a nameless "longterm" friend of the presidential couple, "She didn't want this come hell or high water."

Less prepared for or suited? We don't think so and neither did Melania, who ripped the moneyed leftist glossy.

“Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions. As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady as a supportive wife and mother,” stated a spokeswoman for the First Lady to CNN, adding, “As has been stated on the record many times before, she is honored by her role,”

Here at Melania Mondays! we have one message for the magazine that famously held up Bruce Jenner as Woman of the Year. Don't mess with Melania, it isn't wise

And well done First Lady for doing your part to Make America Great Again.




Melania has unveiled the first Trump Christmas decorations at a special White House ceremony which included children.

"She looks like an angel," said one awed child.

The First Lady, who is well known for her sense of style and love of children, helped design this year's White House decorations.

And just for kicks, have a look at Michelle's decs, via Adrienne.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Mayflower Pilgrims were Calvinists, escaping from Stuart despotism in England in order to start a new life in a new world. I suppose they gave thanks to God on the first Thanksgiving for their escape from the evils of bishops and kings, perhaps too for their assurance of final perseverance and election to heaven. 

I abhor Calvinism and find it strange that Christians who believe God to be a loving and merciful Father should ascribe a wickedness to Him infinitely in excess of the worst imaginable human parent. Viz. From all eternity he chooses some for damnation and others for salvation. Nasty bit of work, the Genevan devil-god and so maybe we shouldn't be surprised that  the Pilgrim's New England descendants turned Unitarian within a century or so of landing in America.

That aside, have a great Thanksgiving. I'm off to the Dallas compound to beat up on some turkey. 



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


Braved ferocious traffic on I 35 last night to get to LSP HQ Dallas in time for Thanksgiving. My contribution to the thing is Beer Can Chicken - turkey was voted out for some reason, but BCC is fine and I enjoy the grilling.

Regardless, I thank God for the opportunity to be with family and friends, for horses, guns and the privilege of being in Jack Iker's diocese, as opposed to serving somewhere on the lunatic fringe that seems to constitute most of Western Anglicanism.

So, have a blessed day!


PS. if you're looking for something to read you might enjoy this, from pajamas media.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Drove to Durant Oklahoma today with Ma LSP and two of the sisters. 'Why?' you ask. Because my mother's family used to have a house and a ranch there and we wanted to revisit the place. It was good; Durant has the world's largest peanut, a Confederate war memorial,

and nearby Lake Texoma, where my grandfather liked to eat. The Lake Resort's abandoned now. I found it haunting.

Then it was back to Dallas after lunch; a beautiful day and good to get out of town.

So, happy Thanksgiving to all and God bless,