Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 2,301-2,316 next last



Prior Threads ~~~~~
July, 2005, Closing Thread
February, 2008
March, 2008
April, 2008
May, 2008
June, 2008


Please FReepmail me to be added or removed from my ping list. Thank you.

1 posted on 06/30/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by JustAmy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All



5 posted on 06/30/2008 10:49:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Indeed!


19 posted on 07/01/2008 6:16:47 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 2,301-2,316 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson