Happy Thanksgiving!

"In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NASB)

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We will resume the Mark Driscoll / Janet Mefferd plagiarism story on Friday. 

At this wonderful time of year, we are giving thanks for you.  Hope you enjoy these videos!

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Happy Thanksgiving! — 76 Comments


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    Yo – first comment!

    I’ll be thinking of you all. Give my best wishes to your turkeys too.


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    On reflection, I must humbly ask the vegetarian regulars to extend some gracious humouring hither on that one.


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    Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


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    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Dee and Deb, I am especially thankful for “discernment bloggers” like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the hard stuff and shine the light into Christendom’s ugly, spider-webby corners.


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    I am thankful for you two and for all my "friends" here, including Nick. And Pastor Wade. Have a great holiday all!


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    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

    I really need to pop over the border for some of those deals!


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    Have a great Thanksgiving all! Enjoy your family, friends, food, drink, and all God’s goodness to us all.


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    dee– will it be turkey or the best lasagna? i’m willing to share the claim with you, Evie, and Janet.

    but if we want to find out for sure & settle this once & for all, we can meet in the middle. Using the respective assumed home locations (northern California, north Carolina, Washington dc, and dallas), I just did some map calculations. The midway point is a field near Bolivar, Missouri (map coordinates: 37.644739,-93.425272). I’ll bring a folding table, red checked tablecloth, and drip candle. All are welcome to come & help vote — just let us know so we bring enough plates & forks.


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    @ elastigirl:

    Elastigirl….that is not good enough!! Did you hear that Pastor Deacon Fred is now on the Board of the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood? Here’s is his teaching…he’ll fit in nicely with John Piper and CJ Mahaney. One teaches that a woman doesn’t need permission to use the can. Another brags about his wife being sexually available after worshipping the Porcelain God while pregnant!! Then there is Pastor Deacon Fred with what women should do in the kitchen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hss7CJ6zqJg&list=TLzD51e6mZlHvWT5Gmi7l1abcu6RkG8bdK

    So I’m sorry….myself, JeffT, Sergius Martin, etc… will gladly let the women do all the work this Turkey Day while we kick back and build our Patriarchal Kingdom!! 8-O


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    Deebs!!! Check out what John Piper wrote on Dubai!! Is he trying to clean up from David Platt? I posted the link in the appropriate thread.


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    @ Eagle:

    We’ll just relieve you of your port and cigars so you can be hands free enough to enjoy leadership galore in doing all the clean up.


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    Happy Thanksgiving, Deb and Dee and all the readers here.

    Oh, and Go Raiders!


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    A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


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    elastigirl wrote:

    โ€ฆ the best lasagna? iโ€™m willing to share the claim with you, Evie, and Janet.

    Er – helloooo!


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    @ elastigirl:

    The geographical centre may be a bit damp if you include Scotland, to be fair.


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    I am thankful that God saves sinners, like me.


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    I am thankful for many things. This morning, I am especially thankful that 35 years ago, God brought a wonderful young woman into my life and that we are still together, in love.

    BTW, I have been the planner and chef for most thanksgiving day meals for years, buying, cooking, carving, serving. Not that she is not capable, and she does pitch in to help. But she and the kids always looked forward to the parades on the tube, and that is not my shtick, so I did the kitchen duties.


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    @ Eagle:

    So I’m sorry….myself, JeffT, Sergius Martin, etc… will gladly let the women do all the work this Turkey Day while we kick back and build our Patriarchal Kingdom!

    Well, I did most of my cooking yesterday. But all the rest of these rebellious egalitarian blog ladies better get back in the kitchen where they belong. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    Nick Bulbeck wrote:

    Here’s one for you. Thanksgivingukkah

    One of my Jewish Facebook friends updated her status with that term. Here's an interesting bit of trivia:

    http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_9a3eada5-9afe-5b90-b278-997078b8e9ea.html

    This is the first time since 1888 that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day. And, according to widely circulated estimates by calendar gurus, it won’t happen again for thousands of years.


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    @ Deb:

    70,000 years, in fact.


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    __

    “No Tsuris?”

    hmmm…

    Whew!

    ‘PlAY dat funky music’, Wartburg…

    (grin)

    hahahahahaha

    ATB

    Sopy


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    @ An Attorney: Next time you visit this area, I’m turning over my kitchen to you!


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    @ Nick Bulbeck:
    ๐Ÿ™‚


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    @ Steve Scott:
    May your team bring you many smiles!


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    elastigirl wrote:

    The midway point is a field near Bolivar, Missouri (map coordinates: 37.644739,-93.425272). Iโ€™ll bring a folding table, red checked tablecloth, and drip candle. All are welcome to come & help vote โ€” just let us know so we bring enough plates & forks.

    Too funny! We need you doing research for TWW. The epicenter of the blog world. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    @ elastigirl: However, you do strike fear into my heart. From what I can tell, you are a great cook!


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    Eagle wrote:

    So Iโ€™m sorryโ€ฆ.myself, JeffT, Sergius Martin, etcโ€ฆ will gladly let the women do all the work this Turkey Day while we kick back and build our Patriarchal Kingdom!!

    And THAT is the real purpose of Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚


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    And in other news … Jen’s Gems is reporting that Vision Forum INC will shut its doors permanently on Dec 31. Now, that’s definitely something to be thankful for!
    http://jensgems.wordpress.com/


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    Happy Thanksgiving, all!


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    @ Nick Bulbeck:

    Sorry nick!

    I kind of blacked out after that raspberry jam/forest fruit thing. Promise you won’t tamper with lasagna quite like that and you’re back in the competition.


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    Happy Thanksgiving ……this is one of my favorite sites. Look at it every morning…..keep up the good work ladies…


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    I am glad that I found TWW and all its commenters. Thanks for being here, everyone!


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    @ dee:
    So, will need lots of garlic (I go through a whole one or more a week), sesame oil (preferably 100% or as near it as available), coconut oil, olive oil, cast iron skillet, cast iron dutch oven, lid to fit skillet and dutch oven, plus usual ingredients for the meal. If making turkey dinner, need yellow corn meal. I make a really rich giblet and egg gravy for the huge dish of dressing — my great grandmother’s recipe for both. My fave dishes are stir frys and soups with lots of onion, fresh mushrooms, and either chicken, kielbasa (Eckrich only), or ground sausage (Bob Evans or Owens). Also shrimp. And of course, garlic and sesame oil.


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    An Attorney wrote:

    I am thankful for many things. This morning, I am especially thankful that 35 years ago, God brought a wonderful young woman into my life and that we are still together, in love.
    BTW, I have been the planner and chef for most thanksgiving day meals for years, buying, cooking, carving, serving.

    Me, too! including the 35 years part. But now our son is in charge of the thanksgiving day meals. He’ll be doing a “turducken” this year. I’ll be *cooking* some Mrs Smiths pies. ๐Ÿ™ Also thankful for all the friends here, of course!


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    @ dee:
    I also make a killer lasagna, recipe from an ancient Italian woman who lived in our neighborhood when I was growing up. When my sister married into an Italian American family, it was the only dish she knew how to fix, and she passed muster with our recipe. BTW, her husband was and is a great cook.


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    @ An Attorney:

    …but is it the world’s best???


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    The only way to tell is to have a sponsored competition with a lot of judges. Personally, I cannot afford to travel to Missouri for a competition, b/c I practice as a neighborhood, poor people’s lawyer, and make less that the local district pays new school teachers. In fact my gross (before expenses of the practice) is less than the local new school teachers get paid. But it is my calling and ministry. So, unless sponsored, I could not compete. Do my friends that have tasted my lasagna think it is the best they have ever had? Yep. But that may be biased by their friendship. Who knows. BTW, I have been asked, in Texas, to modify the recipe and put in some serious heat, which I know how to do but don’t; I just pass out the jar of chopped jalapenos, the bottle of pepper sauce, and the containers of crushed or ground dried peppers (red, cayenne, habanero, etc.) which I keep around for my spouse and friends. I have some friends who cannot decide whether a dish needs salt until they make it 5-alarm hot!


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    Oh, and the local “buffalo wings” are decidedly hotter here than in Buffalo.


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    @ An Attorney:

    sounds like you qualify. carpool, then. i can take 10 east and pick up both you and Janet.


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    A bit off topic, but read the Mefferd link. The plagiarism is quite clear. I am very disappointed, but not surprised by the response so far.


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    If Retha and I join in the lasagna contest, it just might end up being held on St Helena Island!


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    Happy Thanksgiving. I am giving thanks for all of you voices of reason this happy day, and toasting you with a glass of (hard) cider… Blessings,
    Hippimama


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    Happy Thanksgiving to all from Muff & Mrs. Muff.


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    @ Estelle:

    to us insular americans, St. Helena island appears to be off the coast of South Carolina. i’m afraid you’ll have to enlighten us.

    but first, are you contestants or taste testers?

    …i really am cooking, eagle. but the port and cigar later is mine.


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    @ elastigirl:

    No. Mine is the best. Italian sausage and all ๐Ÿ™‚


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    @ Bridget:

    P.S. – It is served on Christmas.


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    Happy Thanksgiving to all TWW readers! Deb, I love the guitar Youtube – – I’m going to show it to my son who just started taking classical guitar.

    Looking forward to my favorite foods of Thanksgiving: stuffing, cranberry sauce and my son’s pies (I have passed the baton since they have surpassed me!). I wish I could have my daughters at home, but we’ll connect via Skype.

    An Attorney, your lasagna sounds like The Bomb.


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    I love lasagne and would love to be a judge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. You are so special to us!


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    elastigirl wrote:

    โ€ฆ to us insular americans, St. Helena island appears to be off the coast of South Carolina.

    To the more insular denizens of the U.S., as legend has it, the Eurasian landmass is a small island off the coast of South Carolina.


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    Anyway, it’s thinking about getting late in Blighty. I’m sure I speak for you all when I sayโ€ฆ

    โ€ฆ burp โ€ฆ


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    @ Nick Bulbeck: No doubt! ๐Ÿ˜†


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    @ Eagle:
    What a twit. The Bible clearly says that the whore of babylon is Rome.

    Well, a woman in the kitchen with a wrought iron frying pan could subdue a husband pretty easily ๐Ÿ˜‰ just like an ancient centurion.


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    @ elastigirl: where Napoleon was exiled, I believe…

    btw, Nick’s comment about a tiny bit of raspberry jam makes sense to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    Dear Deb,
    Thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving we shared with all of you.
    The food was so delicious. We are so blessed to have beautiful and caring
    daughter like you.

    Love You,
    Mom and Dad


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    Dee, Deb and the TWW Family,

    Praying everyone had a blessed day!
    Thankful for all of you and all the new recipes I’m gathering. ๐Ÿ™‚


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    @ elastigirl:
    I’d love to join in a cook off but reading about others’ recipes I think I’d be better off providing salad.

    St Helena’s slap bang in the middle of the Atlantic between Brazil and Angola, so seeing as there’re more US contestants, I’m happy to settle for an island in the Caribbean.

    Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I so enjoy the community here.
    Happy St Andrew’s day to you, Nick, for tomorrow in Scotland.


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    numo wrote:

    btw, Nickโ€™s comment about a tiny bit of raspberry jam makes sense to me.

    Thanks, Numo – I feel like the King of Qin in the film “Hero” when Nameless reveals to him that Broken Sword realises what the king is trying to do. *

    It comes down to a red wine sauce. One puts in both salty and sweet additions to bring out the richness of the wine; and the sweet usually comes from forest fruit. (A bit like presenting pan-fried steak, say, along with a blackberry or forest fruit reduction. Or turkey with cranberry sauce, for that matter. Or pork and appleโ€ฆ etc.)

    * To those of you who’ve seen the film, this will make sense.

    Probably.


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    @ Estelle:

    Thankyou – we are having haggis, in case you were wondering!


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    God raised up prophets to keep Old Testament kings in check — even beloved King David had to be called out and brought to repentance by prophets.

    Today it’s the same. Pastors who have nearly unlimited money and power need to have their excesses pointed out by modern Internet prophets.

    Thank you, TWW.


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    This is making me really hungry! I don’t cook much any more, but I did roast some butternut squash yesterday – and set off the smoke alarm! I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I’m willing to be a judge for any cook offs.


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    @ Nick Bulbeck:

    ok, nick — i’ll make you a deal. i’ll conduct my own taste test. i’ll make my wold’s best lasagna next week. i’ll make 2 batches of sauce, all variables exactly the same except one gets the raspberry jam.

    how much are you thinking, proportions-wise? the recipe yields about 6 cups of sauce (crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, oregano, basil, italian sausage, red wine).

    i agree that a dash of fruity sweetness can make the savory pop… but, i dunno, heaven help the person who goes too far in lasagna experiments. but i’ll give it a shot & report back.

    you may end up a celebrity, nick!


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    @ Bridget:

    “No. Mine is the best. Italian sausage and all.”
    +++++++++++++++

    is it now.

    ok, the game is on. Competitors are Bridget, elastigirl, Nick, Dee, Evie, an attorney, and Janet. Deb, Estelle (bringing a side salad) and Retha will be judging. Meeting place is now a spot on the Atlantic between Bermuda & the Bahamas (map coordinates 29.834537, -66.971137, per Geomidpoint.com). hmm.


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    elastigirl, Please leave the baby at home with Mr Incredible, I don’t want him to set the lasagna’s on fire.


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    @ elastigirl:
    So looking forward to this shing ding!


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    Former CLC’er wrote:

    but I did roast some butternut squash yesterday โ€“ and set off the smoke alarm!

    Back when we were in Glasgow, we used to have a toast alarm.

    We tested it with smoking candles, smoking matches, etc – i.e., actual smoke – not a peep. But if you even so much as put bread in the toaster, it went beserk. We wondered about putting bits of bread at likely hot-spots around the flat so that the alarm might actually wake us up if there were a fire.


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    elastigirl wrote:

    how much are you thinking, proportions-wise?

    TBH – I’ve no idea. I kind of just wing it. (I had the same approach to laboratory chemistry at Cambridge, which may be why I wasn’t very good at it – the amounts kind of matter there. I did once set fire to a sink, though.) As I recall, I used 500g of Tesco lean mince (it would probably be better with posher mince), a tin (440 grams, I think) of chopped tomatoes, some garlic, some basil, some worcester sauce, salt obviously, and a wodge of red wine. And about a heaped teaspoon of jam.

    Well, have fun, however it turns out! The trick, I find, is to put the wine in and reduce it first before you add the tomatoes. Thus you end up with a kind of sauce-within-a-sauce. A bit of celery works really well, too, but we didn’t have any this week.


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    In other news, I’m getting nearer to completing the 7b problem at the climbing wall. I’ve cracked all the moves except the top one. Which, unfortunately, is the crux, and by the time you get there you’re cream crackered.

    Our son made a creditable attempt at a slabby 6b this evening and seems finally to’ve got his teeth into climbing. Our daughter got halfway up a 6a+ which was quite impressive given her small reach. So climbing, at least, is going well.


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    Look, I cannot possibly go to the Caribbean. My passport is expired and a new one will take more time and money than I wish to spend. So y’all all have fun. Sides, when I can travel, I have a son and daughter in the SE US and the daughter has one child and one on the way. You KNOW where my travels will take me!


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    @ elastigirl: I guess I don’t get to be a judge because I agree with Nick about the raspberry jam?! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    @ Nick Bulbeck: Worcester sauce??!!! You heretic!!!


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    @ numo:

    You absolutely can be a judge! A plate & fork with your name on it. I’ll be conducting my own taste test next week with raspberry jam & without.


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    @ numo:

    A real man never cooks without it. (Wellโ€ฆ unless he’s making cake, of course.)

    I believe you have something similar called woo sesta-shyer sauce, or something like that. Don’t know whether it’s the same stuff, though.