The Just-a-Slut Caption Contest

 

This is our 248th world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: In the midst of singing “Just a Virgin” at the 2021 Video Music Awards last Sunday, Sept. 12, a much-botoxed, face-lifted, and breast-implanted 63-year-old Madonna tried to shock the audience by whipping open her trench coat. (Telegraph)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Demon-possessed since at least 2012. (WorldTruthTV)

For the winners of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~E

Woman stranded in Washington DC flood waters saved by bus full of Marines

 

Oorah!

DCG

Sunday Funnies!

 

~E

Sunday Devotional: Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit

 

Numbers 11:25-29

The LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses.
Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses,
the LORD bestowed it on the seventy elders;
and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied.

Now two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad,
were not in the gathering but had been left in the camp.
They too had been on the list, but had not gone out to the tent;
yet the spirit came to rest on them also,
and they prophesied in the camp.
So, when a young man quickly told Moses,
“Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp, “
Joshua, son of Nun, who from his youth had been Moses’ aide, said,
“Moses, my lord, stop them.”
But Moses answered him,
“Are you jealous for my sake?
Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!
Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!

As you just read in the above passage from the Old Testament‘s Book of Numbers 11, also known as the Fourth Book of Moses, the bestowing or conferring of the Spirit of God was a rare and special favor granted to very few.

But the Second Person of the Triune Godhead so loves us that not only did He become incarnate for the express purpose of sacrificing Himself as recompense for the cataclysmic sin of Adam and Eve so that we can be redeemed, Jesus the Christ also ensured that we would not be abandoned by His departure. As it is recounted in John 14:19, 18, 16-17, Jesus told His apostles;

“[T]the world will not see me anymore…
I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.
And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever….”

So what do we have to do for the gift of the Spirit of God?

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said to them,
“Repent and be baptized,
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the forgiveness of your sins,
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

For the baptized, our bodies literally are the hosts — the temple — of the Holy Spirit. As St. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 6:19:

Or do you not know that your body
is the temple of the Holy Spirit
who is in you,
whom you have from God,
and you are not your own?

We, therefore, should treat our bodies with respect by not abusing it with drugs, alcohol, gluttony and sloth, and by taking good care of it with nutritious food, exercise, rest and sleep. Most importantly, as St. Paul counsels us in Romans 6:13:

Do not let any part of your body
become an instrument of evil to serve sin.
Instead, give yourselves completely to God,
for you were dead, but now you have new life.
So use your whole body as an instrument
to do what is right for the glory of God.

Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, and tell Him you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

And may the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

~E

Guy Tried To Release His Rescue Squirrel But She Always Came Back

 

From The DoDo:

“This guy took in a baby squirrel who was injured and nursed her back to health. Every day, he worked on getting her ready for life in the wild but when he tried to release her, she always came back. Now they go everywhere together — even to the beach!”

So sweet!

DCG

Biden presidency is in free fall as Americans chant ‘F*ck Joe Biden’

 

Definition of “free fall”:

  • the hypothetical fall of a body such that the only force acting upon it is that of gravity.
  • a decline, especially a sudden or rapid decline, as in value or prestige, that appears to be endless or bottomless:

From Stephen L. Miller, “The Biden presidency is in free-fall,” Spectator World, Sept. 20, 2021:

You’re not imagining things — the Biden presidency is in a state of free-fall.

This is not a joke. It’s not an overreaction. It’s not about Biden’s opponents pouncing or seizing. Biden’s presidency has a very real chance of completely foundering within its first year. After a promising start where he inherited a vaccination process that was already in progress, albeit briefly, under Trump, his vaccine strategy has stalled to the point of him now demanding mandates on private businesses, a step he assured the electorate he would not take. Last Friday, an FDA panel bucked Biden’s booster rollout program, which was slated to begin this week.

That was one of many self-inflicted wounds that Biden suffered at the end of last week as he took off for the Delaware coast for a long weekend of bike-riding and ignoring reporters. In the span of that single afternoon, the Pentagon also revealed that a retaliatory drone strike for the deaths of 13 US service-members at Kabul airport did not kill any Isis-K terrorists, as Biden and his State Department had claimed, but instead killed an innocent US-linked aid worker, as well as seven children. Neither Biden nor his press secretary Jen Psaki have answered questions on this matter. Their strategic silence is all we need to evaluate how they think this looks – and they are correct.

Along with the self-imposed Afghanistan debacle, which has created an enormous refugee crisis in a foreign region, Biden has caused another one on our southern border. Drone footage and photos splashed all over social media this weekend showed thousands of migrants, some believed to be Haitian, crossing the Rio Grande river into Del Rio, Texas, unabated. They had to be corralled under the Del Rio Bridge, with several even crafting makeshift tents and shelters.

Biden promised that America would be back. Instead we’re getting his back, as he turns his away from the microphone every time one is placed in front of him. His ‘strategy’ has also not helped with allies, as France recalled their ambassador over a secret deal between the US and Australia that saw Washington renege (according to the French) on an agreement to sell nuclear submarine technology to them and not the Aussies (crikey!). I’m not going to pretend I understand all the particulars of why the French are upset with us this time, but recalling an ambassador sure sounds serious for an administration that prided itself on being the adult on the world stage.

And finally, Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, which he placed in Nancy Pelosi’s carbon-dated hands, has all but stalled, thanks to her stubborn refusal to advance Biden’s infrastructure package without budget reconciliation, something members of his own party have told him is a non-starter.

~E

Please pray for DCG’s dad

 

After three weeks in Eastern Washington taking care of her elderly father who was stricken with COVID-19, with countless visits to ER, DCG is safely back home, thanks to your prayers.

Although her father’s pneumonia and sepsis infection had subsided, he will be undergoing vascular surgery today.

From DCG: I spoke with my father this morning and he was pretty alert and so ready for surgery! His blood cultures are fine, he’s COVID-19 negative, and the surgeon has determined his heart and lungs are good to go for surgery. My sister is in town and will be able to see him after surgery.

Please say a prayer that the surgery goes well and his recovery be swift.

Thank you!

Also, would you like an ongoing Prayer Post for your prayer intentions? Let me know.

~E

Sunday Devotional: Book of Wisdom foretold the killing of Jesus

 

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Mark 9:30-32

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

God is outside space and time.

And thus the incarnation, persecution, mocking, and death-by-crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God, had been amply foretold in the Old Testament. The concordance of the above passages from the New (Mark 9) and Old Testaments (Wisdom 2) is but one example.

Here are some more:

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Numbers 24:17

there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Zechariah 9:9

behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Zechariah 11:12

So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

Psalm 22:1, 16, 18

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

they pierced my hands and my feet.

They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

And yet, despite the concordances of Old and New Testaments, so many then and now obdurately refuse to believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God.

When Jesus came to the Israelites, and despite all His miracles — walking on water; calming a stormy sea; multiplying a few fishes and loaves to feed thousands; healing the blind, lame and the sick; resurrecting Lazarus and the daughter of Jairus from the dead; casting demons from the possessed — most of them not only rejected Him, they had Him executed.

How perverse is that!

So today, when you hear His voice, be not “hard of face and obstinate of heart” (Ezekiel 2:4).

Listen.

And open your heart, mind and soul to Him.

What do you have to lose?

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~E

Friday Animals: Cat befriends mouse

 

Benjamín Sagredo thought his cat, Simon, would take care of the “mouse problem” around the house. But he couldn’t have been more wrong!

Sagredo found his cat making friends with the little mouse. So he recorded it because he didn’t think anyone would believe it. (PawMyGosh)

~E

Friday Funnies!

 

~E