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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2008
June 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 05/31/2008 11:14:27 PM PDT by JustAmy

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1 posted on 05/31/2008 11:14:28 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphic by MamaBear

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Words & music by Stuart Hine

I am weak, but Thou art strong
Jesus, keep me from all Wrong
I'll be satisfied As long,
As I walk, let me walk Close to Thee.

Just a closer Walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, Hear my Plea,
Daily walking Close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, Let it be.

Through this world Of Toil and Sweat,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me My Burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, None but Thee.

Just a closer Walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, Hear my Plea,
Daily walking Close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, Let it be.

Now when my feeble Life is o'er,
Hard times for me Will be no more;
Just guide me gently, Safely o'er
To Thy Kingdom Shore, To Thy Shore.

Ah just a closer Walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, Hear my Plea,
Daily walking Close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, Let it be.


2 posted on 05/31/2008 11:24:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Evenin’ Amy.


3 posted on 05/31/2008 11:26:05 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: FRiends





4 posted on 05/31/2008 11:43:38 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Diver Dave

Good evening, DD.

Looking forward to seeing you next FRiday. Will Mrs DD be coming with you?


5 posted on 05/31/2008 11:44:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Wonderful....AMEN.


6 posted on 06/01/2008 5:26:01 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

Beautiful Pledge, Amy!


7 posted on 06/01/2008 5:33:28 AM PDT by jaycee
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June 1, 2008
Chums
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. —Colossians 1:3

In 19th-century England, debtors’ prison housed those unfortunate souls who couldn’t pay their bills. New prisoners were escorted to the “chummage,” a prison dormitory. Since the people were not there for violent crimes, a spirit of trust and camaraderie soon developed. They played games together and had plenty to eat. Some were even allowed private rooms.

In time, the prisoners began to refer to each other as “chums.” Later, the word caught on outside the prison walls and took on the meaning of “a cordial friend.”

Deep bonds of friendship also take place in Christian ministry. Those who worked alongside Paul were not strangers to persecution and imprisonment. But a common mission created a deep sense of connectedness. In his letter to the believers in Colosse, Paul called Epaphras a “fellow servant” (1:7). The term can be paraphrased as “together slave” or “one who serves the same master with another.”

When believers live under the lordship of Christ, they can see their lives intertwined in service. By serving as slaves to Christ, a spiritual camaraderie results that transcends being “chums.” And that special relationship will continue on into eternity!

Working together with others,
Serving the Lord day or night,
Telling the story of Jesus
Promises endless delight. —Hess

Christians stand strong when they stand together.


Bible in One Year: Psalms 63–65


8 posted on 06/01/2008 6:09:35 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...

From your heart give God your praise
For His blessings all your days;
Lift your voice to God above—
God of mercy, God of love. —Hess

Wishing You A Blessed Lord's Day

9 posted on 06/01/2008 7:21:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: The Mayor

Amen..Thank you, Mayor.


10 posted on 06/01/2008 7:43:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

So lovely!


11 posted on 06/01/2008 7:44:00 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; Kitty Mittens; All
To All The Poetry And Potpourri Fans


Play Day




Mother has been keeping busy with the Horses throughout the Day
Leaving lots of time for me to roam around, explore and play
Across the smooth dirt floor then slowly along the angled ladder to The Loft
All by myself without Mother's omniscient supervision!

I set off on my very first quest of personally fulfilling expedition
Up where there's huge mounds of dry grass that is incredibly soft
Heaped and piled high to feed the Horses and Cows down below
Mother says that it is also a great protector from Winter's cold and snow
Due to its ability to be mesh and lattice and become more dense

Which seems to make perfectly logical Feline sense
Since this dried out sometimes brittle stuff called 'Hay'
Seems to part so easily as I decide to dive right in without delay
Making warm and cozy tunnels as my paws plunge and curl and sweep
To take me well inside, though not too dangerously deep

I taste the scents of mold, dusty sweet corn and lingering loam
While my ears detect the sound of a slithering snake who shares this home
I also hear the sound of Mother's paws upon my newest lair
So, I think I will surprise her when I suddenly come up for air!


Jack Deth ~ 06/01/08.

12 posted on 06/01/2008 7:55:29 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth

Delightful, Jack..Thank you!

13 posted on 06/01/2008 8:06:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy
Good morning, Amy.

How on earth can it be JUNE already?? The next thing we know, you'll be trying to tell us it is October. I'm not buying it. I must be in some kind of time warp. LOL.

14 posted on 06/01/2008 8:26:47 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Jack Deth
I Love your Kitty Poetry So Much, Jack; they are Always Enjoyable and Fun to Read. Thank you!


15 posted on 06/01/2008 8:37:28 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: All; jkphoto; JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; Jack Deth; WVNan; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Cardhu; ...
Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday!

(The church where my husband and I were married, on May 6th, many years ago.)

16 posted on 06/01/2008 8:41:03 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy; dutchess; Billie; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; deadhead; WVNan; dixie sass; MEG33; Donaeus; ...
Thank you for our June Thread, Amy, and I Pray Everyone's New Month is Filled with Good Things. Your Lord's Day Post is Beautiful.

I Recently Found the Most Wonderful Blessing on YouTube and Want to Share it with Everyone, and have Placed a Link in my Post. Prepare to be Filled with Joy and Thanksgiving and Worship to our Lord!

THE VICTOR!


~Flower on the King's Ranch~

The Lord hath Done Great Things for us,
Whereof we Rejoice!
(Ps.126:3)

A Beautiful Lord's Day to Amy's Place

17 posted on 06/01/2008 8:47:40 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

I have attended that church! Lovely. Early Anniversary best wishes.


18 posted on 06/01/2008 8:48:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; Mama_Bear
Beautiful Posts, Meg and Mama_Bear. That would have been a Beautiful Place to have a Wedding, Lori! God Bless you and your Husband Always.

(((((May your Day be a Wonderful One, my Sisters in Christ)))))

19 posted on 06/01/2008 8:53:41 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Amen! Lovely Evening Primrose, Kitty..Have a blessed day.


20 posted on 06/01/2008 8:57:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33
I have attended that church!

You have? Isn't it a pretty little Spanish style church?

We went to Santa Barbara and stopped by the church on our 24th anniversary and it hadn't changed one bit. Not much changes in Santa Barbara (the "city fathers" don't care much for change) - except the traffic. It was bumper to bumper along Cabrillo. :-(

21 posted on 06/01/2008 9:06:48 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear

It is..Santa Barbara is charming and beautiful..It has been many years since I was there...The traffic could be really bad around downtown.


22 posted on 06/01/2008 9:11:01 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Kitty Mittens
That would have been a Beautiful Place to have a Wedding, Lori!

Yes, it was a perfect place to have a wedding, on a perfect spring day on the beautiful California coast.

God Bless you and your Husband Always.

Thank you, kitty. We have been blessed beyond measure every day of our life together. Ours was truly a marriage made in Heaven. :-)

23 posted on 06/01/2008 9:15:37 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: MEG33

Morning Meg.


24 posted on 06/01/2008 9:50:37 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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Happy June already!


25 posted on 06/01/2008 10:15:56 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; yorkie; La Enchiladita; Lady Jag; snugs; WVNan; ...


Statler Brothers~Amazing Grace

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir~How Great Thou Art

Tad Robinson~No More Night

Ricky Skaggs~Somebody's Praying

Gaithers~Jesus, The Way-Maker

Statler Brothers~Sweet Beulah Land

Gaithers~It Is Finished

GOD BLESS YOU THIS LORD'S DAY!

26 posted on 06/01/2008 12:19:57 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful, Megs! (((hugs)))

I think I am off for a nap now...all that music has made
my eyelids heavy! :D


27 posted on 06/01/2008 12:23:04 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Mexican Evening Primrose!! They grow in such beautiful masses around here... I love them!!!


28 posted on 06/01/2008 2:20:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; All

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” I love this gospel song. I never knew until now who wrote it.


29 posted on 06/01/2008 2:29:13 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; All

What a lovely church!! And lovely memories to go with, Mama_Bear!!

Santa Barbara used to be my getaway for many years, going up for a day or a weekend. I really enjoyed shopping on State Street back in more easy-going times, going up to the Mission and the Botanical Garden.

Also, you are both probably familiar with the drive up on Camino Cielo. It’s heavenly, just as the name of the road says:)


30 posted on 06/01/2008 2:36:40 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita; MEG33
Yep, I know all of those places you mentioned, dita. You are bringing back such nice memories of good times there. I met my husband when he was attending Brooks Institute of Photography and spent many days on photo shoots with him helping him with his assignments. We'd always end up at the Purple Onion or the Jolly Tiger for dinner. Don't even know if those places are still there or not.

The only thing I don't remember is Camino Cielo (but it's been a LOT of years). The name doesn't ring a bell. I remember Alameda Padre Serra, "APS", the drive that went along the foothills. I am going to "google map" Camino Cielo and see where it is. I'm sure I have been there.

The Methodist Church is just down the street from the Mission on Anapamu Street. I used to love to go the the Mission also. To me it is like the crown jewel of all the California Missions.

I learned to drive an old Nash Rambler in Hope Ranch, an area in S.B. with beautiful homes and expansive rolling green lawns. And the best steak I ever had was at Hidden Valley Ranch which was off of San Marcos Pass. Such great memories there.

I think maybe I will try to talk JK into going over to Santa Barbara for the weekend soon. I know I will be unhappy with the traffic conjestion, so I will just have to be prepared for it.

Hope you both are having a nice day. It is beautiful here.

31 posted on 06/01/2008 3:04:55 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy
PowerPoint Presentation with Music.

REASONS TO LOVE A WOMAN

Posted on the old Thread

For those of you that do not have PowerPoint
the FREE Microsoft PowerPoint Reader can be downloaded from Here or HERE


Reasons to Love a Woman
Click the picture to see the Presentation.


32 posted on 06/01/2008 3:17:12 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: JustAmy
PowerPoint Presentation with Music.

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

Posted on old Thread
For those of you that do not have PowerPoint
the FREE Microsoft PowerPoint Reader can be downloaded from Here or HERE


The Sky is the Limit
Click the picture to see the Presentation.


33 posted on 06/01/2008 3:26:49 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33

The traffic has spoiled things quite a bit, IMO MamaBear, especially the way several streets were turned into one-ways. It spoiled the neighborhood feeling, and such lovely neighborhoods they are:)

I was a regular at a bed and breakfast, the name of which totally escapes me!!! It was a lovely California bungalow style house and had a hot tub out back....Yes, ma’am.

I used to go to a bookstore called Earth-something. You could sit around a fireplace reading. Also, used to get monster croissants and dark roasted coffee for breakfast, when that was a new fad.

Camino Cielo is above Montecito, I believe. When you drive that ridge, Santa Barbara and the ocean are on one side and Santa Ynez Valley on the other. The Reagan Ranch is up there, too. Oh, I hope you remember it now. There’s a country store at the bottom of the road.


34 posted on 06/01/2008 3:36:50 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
Jeff remembers Camino Cielo, but I am drawing a blank. Nothing unusual about that. LOL. The truth is, all the time I lived in S.B. I was lost and had absolutely no clue where I was most of the time. (No, it wasn't drugs, LOL). ;-)

I have always had a good sense of direction, but for some reason I could not tell north from south and east from west.....I always thought that the ocean should be west, but it was actually south. I never understood that. Still don't. LOL.

Our first apartment after we were married was actually a little bungalow about two blocks from the ocean on Natoma Street, just down from the city college. A little studio apartment. We were only there for a couple months and then moved to the Bay Area. Sadly, I never really appreciated living in Santa Barbara until after we left. I remember people joking that Santa Barbara was a place for the newly wed and nearly dead. LOL. They did roll up the sidewalks at sundown, as I recall.

I am enjoying so much this little trip down memory lane. :-)

35 posted on 06/01/2008 3:55:20 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear

No problem, I draw blanks too, as you can see:) My mother always had a better memory than I do.

AND, I understand losing sense of direction in S.B....totally!!! It is very disorienting.


36 posted on 06/01/2008 3:58:56 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: jaycee; Mama_Bear; ValerieTexas

Thank you. The picture was taken by ValerieTexas and MamaBear made the pledge graphic.

Hope you have had a Blessed Sunday.


37 posted on 06/01/2008 7:48:05 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: The Mayor
"Working together with others,
Serving the Lord day or night,
Telling the story of Jesus
Promises endless delight."
~Hess~


Good evening, Mayor.

Thank you for another excellent lesson.



38 posted on 06/01/2008 8:04:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy, I’m off to bed and will ring the opening bell in the AM...


39 posted on 06/01/2008 8:06:25 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful, Meg. Thank you.

Hope you had a Lovely Sunday.


40 posted on 06/01/2008 8:08:43 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Thank You!


41 posted on 06/01/2008 8:10:22 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jack Deth

Good evening, Jack. That kitten picture is precious. Thank you.

I love your kitten poems. Thank you for sharing.


42 posted on 06/01/2008 8:11:43 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

What happened to May? It is always sad to say good-bye to the old thread/month.

On Friday, I realized that June was only a day away.


43 posted on 06/01/2008 8:14:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Beautiful, Lori.

We haven’t been to Santa Barbara for a few years. It is a lovely area.

Fifty+ years ago we visited Santa Barbara on our honeymoon.


44 posted on 06/01/2008 8:17:18 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Good evening, Kitty Mittens. Thank you.

Your King’s Ranch flower graphic is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

The video, The Victor, was a beautiful Worship to our Lord.


45 posted on 06/01/2008 8:26:59 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Lady Jag

Wonderful, Lady J. Thank you.

Happy June. I’m looking forward to more of your pretty/cute posts.


46 posted on 06/01/2008 8:29:25 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: LUV W

Great, Luv. Thank you for the beautiful Lord’s Day Graphic.

Thank you for links to some awesome music.

God Bless and Protect our Troops.


47 posted on 06/01/2008 8:37:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” has always been one of my favorite hymns.


48 posted on 06/01/2008 8:43:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for the kind words. Just enjoy the tunes....I did
while previewing them!

Amen...God keep our troops safe as they protect us from harm!


49 posted on 06/01/2008 8:44:19 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Cardhu

Wonderful, Cardhu. Thank you.

Both Presentations were beautiful.

If someone stumbles onto the May thread .... they can enjoy these PP Presentations.


50 posted on 06/01/2008 8:45:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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