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

Posted on 06/30/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by JustAmy

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1 posted on 06/30/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

G’morning Amy,

Always a pleasure to meet you on your threads.


2 posted on 06/30/2008 10:33:22 PM PDT by Sundog (Hussein . . . B. Hussein or S. Hussein?)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..


Graphic by MamaBear

Summer Sun
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.


3 posted on 06/30/2008 10:39:55 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Sundog


Good evening/morning Sundog.

Nice to see you this evening.

Hope you are enjoying summer and plan to spend some of it at Amy's Place. ; )


4 posted on 06/30/2008 10:46:32 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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5 posted on 06/30/2008 10:49:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

WooHoo! July and another P&P at Amy’s Place.

The Fourth marks my FRanniversary. Maybe folks will quit calling me a Noobie.


6 posted on 06/30/2008 11:15:54 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: FRiends; All; everyone


Good night, Friends.

Pleasant Dreams .... see you tomorrow.

7 posted on 06/30/2008 11:21:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Diver Dave
LOL

Hey Noobie .... Friday will be 10 years so I guess we can dispense with the Noobie label then. :)

8 posted on 06/30/2008 11:23:47 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...
Good Morning

Marsh Marigold.....Wildflower

*Happy Summer Day To Amy's Place*

9 posted on 07/01/2008 4:10:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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July 1, 2008
Joyful Living
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. —1 Timothy 6:17

Our search for joy takes us many different directions—dream holidays, shopping, food, clothes, friends, cars—the list is almost endless.

My guess is that if you perked up at the mention of shopping, holidays, or cars, you might have felt a twinge of guilt. We often view the joy of temporal things as less than spiritual and show our discomfort by apologizing for nice things: “I wouldn’t have bought this, but someone gave me a wonderful deal.” As if real Christians never eat quiche, drive cool cars, or wear designer clothes!

No doubt God’s greatest gift to us is our relationship with His Son Jesus. It’s a gift beyond comparison. Jesus promised that when we abide in Him we will experience the fulfillment of His joy (John 15:11), and without that kind of deep, abiding joy the rest of life is mundane at best.

But Scripture also casts the joy of the Lord in terms of temporal things. The enjoyment of “things” can be a positive spiritual experience. When we recognize that He “gives us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Tim. 6:17) and that “every good gift . . . is from above” (James 1:17), our hearts should be full of thankfulness and praise. This, in and of itself, is an act of worship! Enjoy the Giver and the gifts.

We thank Thee, Lord, for daily food,
For plenteous store of earthly good;
For life and health we still possess,
With house and home so richly blessed. —Mohler

Our heavenly Father delights in bringing us delight.


Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 13–15; Proverbs 1:1-7


10 posted on 07/01/2008 4:51:23 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: JustAmy
A lovely, happy graphic this morning and love the RLS poetry!

Happy Summer!
11 posted on 07/01/2008 5:56:10 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: The Mayor

Love the message..Thank you, Mayor.


12 posted on 07/01/2008 5:57:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33
Beautiful wild marigolds, Meg! Had all kinds of computer troubles yesterday. Will have to get it worked on again. Yesterday I couldn't even post a picture, couldn't connect to YouTube or any link posted. Made delicious soup for my neighbor!


13 posted on 07/01/2008 6:02:34 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: The Mayor
Very nice message this morning, Mr. Mayor...thank you so much!


14 posted on 07/01/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

Thank you! Isn’t that strange how your computer is acting..Hmmm.

I know your neighbor appreciated your good soup.


15 posted on 07/01/2008 6:07:18 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee; MEG33

Good morning... Caught me just before I left for the day.

It’s beautiful today, no rain in sight and in the 70’s.


16 posted on 07/01/2008 6:11:34 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: MEG33

Yes, it is and when it acts that way, it makes me act mad~~LOL~~maybe it was a stumbling block so I would make soup!
Never know!


17 posted on 07/01/2008 6:13:45 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: The Mayor

I would love rain! The morning here is a lovely 70 now but will heat up to 98..Sizzling.


18 posted on 07/01/2008 6:14:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

Indeed!


19 posted on 07/01/2008 6:16:47 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; La Enchiladita; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; The Mayor; OESY; ...
~To Friends of Amy's Place~



20 posted on 07/01/2008 6:51:06 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy
In post 2961, it was kinda hard to make out the 'O' in 'HELLO' so I thought for a moment that you were mad at me. I really couldn't blame you if you were mad since, every time you post a graphic with an old car in it, I'm reminded of a boring story.

So........ today I'll talk about something really "far out" and completely out of character for this thread.

On second thought, I really need to go do some trimming with the weed-eater so y’all have a good day and stay away from Catfish John!

21 posted on 07/01/2008 7:09:54 AM PDT by fewz (Tax money corrupts. Help get corruption out of Washington.)
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To: All; JustAmy; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...
Happy July, everyone! Our vacation month. Yippee!!!


22 posted on 07/01/2008 8:12:25 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: fewz


"I thought for a moment that you were mad at me."

LOL .... No way was your story boring.
We all have something that pushes our memory buttons.
I'm happy we were able to bring you some good ones.

Thanks for sharing the toe tapping YouTube link.

Have a good day!

23 posted on 07/01/2008 8:59:33 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All
Good Morning to Amy's Place, and it's Sunny and Lovely Here, and the Hummingbird Feeder Outside my Window is Very Popular this Morning. The Black-Eyed Susans are still in Profuse Bloom near the House, and their Bright Yellow Color Makes Everything Very Cheerful.


~A Beautiful Summer to Amy's Place~

24 posted on 07/01/2008 9:26:57 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: MEG33


Good morning, Meg. Happy Summer!!

Thank you for the beautiful Marsh Marigold graphic.
You find the most beautiful flowers.

Have a Terrific Tuesday.

25 posted on 07/01/2008 9:40:04 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Vacation...wonderful! Enjoy, enjoy!

Darling graphic, Lori...


26 posted on 07/01/2008 9:45:50 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Kitty Mittens

Absolutely gorgeous, Miss Kitty! Good Morning to ya!


27 posted on 07/01/2008 9:46:50 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

Woo hoo... Good Morning and how wonderful to start a new thread! Happy July...
Plain Jane Polly~ who loves you’all’s graphics!


28 posted on 07/01/2008 10:00:39 AM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: JustAmy

My car was very similar to that one except mine was red and white and my wheel covers weren’t as nice as that one.


29 posted on 07/01/2008 10:17:10 AM PDT by fewz (Tax money corrupts. Help get corruption out of Washington.)
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To: The Mayor


"Our heavenly Father delights in bringing us delight."

Thank you for today's message, Rus.
Sounds like you are having a delightful day!

Enjoy this first day of July!

30 posted on 07/01/2008 10:19:00 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: pollywog; JustAmy; yorkie; Lady Jag; MEG33; grannie9; Billie; OESY; Sundog; jaycee; Mama_Bear; ...
Summer is here with people as far as the eye can see.


Beach in La Coruña taken in August 2005

31 posted on 07/01/2008 10:20:41 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: jaycee; pollywog
Good Morning to ya!

Thank you, Dear Jaycee, and I Hope you are having a Beautiful Day. : )

Dear Polly, Shelby is still in my Prayers, and Praise God for His Loving Provision for her! Our Savior Bring Healing, through His Wonderful Name.


32 posted on 07/01/2008 10:26:29 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: jaycee


Good morning, Jaycee. Thank you.

Love your Summer Sun Graphic. :)

Have a Sunny Tuesday!!

33 posted on 07/01/2008 10:29:50 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

Jaycee .... this Good Morning Graphic is adorable.

I’m considering borrowing it for awhile. ;^ )


34 posted on 07/01/2008 10:32:00 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: dutchess


Look what I found, Dutchess.

We miss you. Hope you are having a great summer.

35 posted on 07/01/2008 10:39:17 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; WVNan


Happy July Vacation, Lori.

I wish I could join you.

Thank you for Today's Cheery Welcome Graphic.

(((( Hugs ))))

36 posted on 07/01/2008 10:49:42 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee
Mornin', jaycee.

I am on my way out the door to a lunch appointment, but wanted to say "hey" to you before I left.

Happy day to you!

37 posted on 07/01/2008 10:57:54 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Cardhu

Oh, my goodness! Look at that mass of humanity all staked out on their little patch of sand! That does not look like fun. I’ve never been to a beach that was THAT crowded!


38 posted on 07/01/2008 11:00:50 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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How adorable, Amy my dear! I missed ya’ll. Guess you knew my computer is needing another whooping~~LOL~~”stuff” happens, huh?


39 posted on 07/01/2008 11:02:27 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

As I always tell my friends here, its yours and when we post it, you and I will know! Friends always share, huh?


40 posted on 07/01/2008 11:04:52 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; dutchess

I love that...its precious!

I have never learned how to write on graphics and I would love to do that!


41 posted on 07/01/2008 11:07:12 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; WVNan
Oh....lots of great memories in that photo! Although it is not a very good photo of me. I had to retouch the tears off my face. It was a very emotional evening, wasn't it, Amy? I wouldn't have wanted to miss it for anything.

Really counting the days now, Nan. I am so ready for this vacation and, for jk, who has been so buried under a pile of work for months, it will be a huge relief for him to get out of that studio for awhile. I know he needs this vacation way more than I do.

42 posted on 07/01/2008 11:07:58 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear

And if you’re still there, have a wonderful day. I think I saw a picture with two very sweet ladies in it~~~!!


43 posted on 07/01/2008 11:09:04 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear

Lori, I have never seen a picture of me that I truly liked! Do you guess I am looking for a dream? ha!


44 posted on 07/01/2008 11:11:21 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee
I think I saw a picture with two very sweet ladies in it~~~!!

Well, at least one. LOL. Thanks jaycee. Nan is, hands down, one of the sweetest people I know. As far as Mama_Bear goes......you know, I can take her or leave her. ;-)

Gotta run. Huge HUGS!

45 posted on 07/01/2008 11:13:21 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear; Cardhu

Shonan Coast beach in summer (Japan)
The Shonan Coast faces Sagami Bay, and during the swimming season in July and August beaches are packed with families and young couples. The colorful swimwear and beach umbrellas brighten up the long stretch of sand.

Coruna, Spain beach looks like this Shonan Coast beach in Japan. ;-)

46 posted on 07/01/2008 11:18:34 AM PDT by yorkie ( Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain.)
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To: Kitty Mittens


Good morning, Kitty Mittens. Thank you for the beautiful flowers.

Your day sounds wonderful.

Enjoy your lovely summer Tuesday.

47 posted on 07/01/2008 11:21:01 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: yorkie

Only we have whiter sand.


48 posted on 07/01/2008 11:26:49 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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Good Morning, PJ Polly. LOL

Welcome to the July Thread.
Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!

49 posted on 07/01/2008 11:37:48 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: fewz

In the 70’s my Dad bought one that looked very much like the one pictured. Probably different wheel covers but it was the turquoise color. He was very proud of that car.

He had probably coveted that car for all the years he was supporting the family.


50 posted on 07/01/2008 11:40:47 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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