Prayer is Special During Advent

St. Dominic, about 800 years ago, preached about nine great ways to take our prayers to God.

  1. Humility (reference 2 Chronicles 7:14)
  2. Worship (ref: Psalm 29:2)
  3. Penance (ref: Acts 2:38)
  4. Contemplate the love of God through the cross (ref: Phillipians 2:10)
  5. Be still and listen to God (ref: 1 Chronicles 16:8)
  6. Intercession (ref: John 14:13-14) Jesus Christ stated, “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
  7. Supplication for wisdom, transfixed (ref: Psalm 103:1) and
  8. Study the Word of God (ref: Acts 3:16)

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Statue of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception at St. Raymond’s in Menlo Park, Calif. [St. Raymond was a Dominican Priest that lived to be 100 years-old]

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Christmas / Holiday Tree Lighting 12/2/2016 in Southern County of San Mateo

Eyewitness Report:

    1. it is so cold, parents are telling their kids they will buy them 2 gallons of ice cream and they can keep it outside overnight; it is so cold, Mayor M. Mueller took a piss on one of the undecorated trees and his urine froze BEFORE it hit the trunk of the tree: it is so cold, that former Mayor Catherine “Let them eat cake” Carlton’s nipples froze and then her falsies fell out of her brazeriere; it was so so cold tonight, the reception of the City of Menlo Park Police was warmer than the ambient air temperature in the County of south San County of San Mateo.
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      This tree was officially lit up – hundreds of kids were fooled that they were going to push the ON switch – at 6:46:30 p.m. PST in historic Fremont Park. some women thought the tree was decorated with lights better than last (2015) year… they used fewer lights and did not put any at the TOP of one of the main redwood trees which had not been watered for over 6 months and did not receive any tree-surgeon services… go figure… 45 degree heat before 7 p.m., 6 MPH winds, some spiritied non – Christian caroling on-stage… plenty of powdered hot chocolate and a fake Santa Claus breakfast promised in the morning… Merry Christmastime!!! ~ from a warm chair across the street at Peet’s Coffee and Tea Shop #2 ~ Buck Dailey


Past Presidents 0f Sons of the American Revolution Chapter

The Silicon Valley Chapter was established in 1955 in Palo Alto. Over the years, the following Compatriots helped grow the chapter to over 100 men serving the San Francisco Peninsula. The chapter is grateful for their service.

2011-2012
2009-2010
2008
2006-2007
2004-2005
2002-2003
2001
1999-2000
1996-1998
1993-1995
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1986-1987
1984-1985
1982-1983
1981
1980

Terry Briggs
Douglas Bergtholdt
Thor Wiles

Charles Andrew Smart III
John R. Kohli
William Howard Jones
David Arthur Dailey
Donald Britton Miller
Willis Sherman Clayton III
David E. Searles
Philip C. Alexander
Stanley E. Anderson
James H. Reynolds
Captain Willie “Bruce” Pruitt, USN
Fordyce L. Osborne
James H. Reynolds
Frederick N. Berry
Arthur L. Ogilvie
James H. Farr

by Arevik Torosian: “If”

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

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If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son

Grandma’s Chicken Divan *

Save yourself a trip from the kitchen and use ingredients you’ve on-hand.

Or if you must, make a grocery list (send Ol’Lard Butt out to get exercise).

Make A List:

  • Broccoli
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • One cup of white wine
  • Lemon
  • Sharp yellow or white cheddar cheese or provolone
  • Corn flakes browned in butter

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Whenever you are ready, your hands are clean, and the chicken is well rinsed, begin. Slice the chicken breasts, add a couple cloves of garlic, and stuff the cavity of the chicken. Use cut up/diced broccoli and add with your favorite herbs and cheese. I am not sure how Grandma used the corn flakes, but I would add them crushed on top.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake for 90-100 minutes.

You may want to add more cheese later in the baking process.

You might also want to think about baking it at 325 and have it done within an hour in the oven.

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Wine is as good as life to a man if it be drunk moderately; what is life then to a man that is without wine? For it was made to make men glad.

Wine measurably drank, and in season, bringeth gladness of the heart and cheerfulness of the mind.  ~ Ecclesiastics, 31:27-28

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  • Recipe from Confessions of An Oenophile – An American Family Cookbook

30 Years Ago – Now Did USA Apply Acquired Knowledge? No.

The Challenger exploded due to O-Rings and a management culture at the National A. S. A. Not only did the astronauts die, the space program was placed on hold, and never recovered.
January 27, 1986: Remember this morning in CA well… working at Lockheed in Sunnyvale at the time… what a blow (pardon the pun) to our entire aerospace program. Hard to believe anything like it could ever happen again.
 
Not enough changes at NASA to really help. After working 1991-92 exclusively for NASA, came to the realization that the culture did not change enough in 6 years… 20 years later, NASA work has been minimized for better or worse.
Bring back the American spirit and more scientific space exploration.thanksgiving1910
 
We need to improve our marriage with NASA rather than abandon it.

Feeding the Homeless Runs in Family; Time to Help Them by Offering Homes, Houses, Apartments

Shelters are very poorly managed.

Now they are being overcrowded. This will result in the spread of contagious diseases and illnesses. Why kill the poor people?!?

Feeding the homeless, just providing them food, results in shit.

If you do not believe me, try it yourself. Eat something, don’t take Kayopecktate, and try not to crap.

Crap, crap, crap. This is what houseless people are doing this Christmas.