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

Posted on 08/31/2008 9:30:31 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: MEG33

Have a great
LORD'S DAY
Everyone!


2,541 posted on 09/28/2008 5:28:37 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: SpookBrat

Happy Sunday, Spook Brat.


2,542 posted on 09/28/2008 5:33:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: DollyCali


Thank you for your lovely scene and message, Dolly..
Did you get raspberries on your outing?

2,543 posted on 09/28/2008 5:37:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...
Today Is


Gold Star Mother's Day


President's Proclamation


2,544 posted on 09/28/2008 5:42:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends
Today We Celebrate


Day


2,545 posted on 09/28/2008 5:46:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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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

September 28, 2008
Showing Up
Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. —Psalm 116:2

Leonardo da Vinci spent 10 years drawing ears, elbows, hands, and other parts of the body in many different aspects. Then one day he set aside the exercises and painted what he saw. Likewise, athletes and musicians never become great without regular practice.

For years I resisted a regular routine of prayer, believing that communication with God should be spontaneous and free. But I found that I needed the discipline of regularity to make possible those exceptional times of free communication with God. Eventually I learned that spontaneity often flows from discipline.

The writer Nancy Mairs says she attends church in the same spirit she goes to her desk every morning to write, so that if an idea comes she’ll be there to receive it. I approach prayer the same way. I keep on whether it feels like I am profiting or not. I show up in hopes of getting to know God better, perhaps hearing from Him in ways accessible only through solitude.

The English word meditate derives from a Latin word that means “to rehearse.” Often my prayers seem like a kind of rehearsal. I go over basic notes (the Lord’s Prayer), practice familiar pieces (the Psalms), and try out a few new tunes. Mainly, I show up.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant’s lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high. —Montgomery

Prayer is an intimate conversation with our God.


Bible in One Year: Psalms 114–116


2,546 posted on 09/28/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor


Beautiful devotional, Rus.
Thank You Always For Your Daily Bread

2,547 posted on 09/28/2008 6:12:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Amen Meg..... Off to Church, catch you later on.


2,548 posted on 09/28/2008 6:47:54 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; DollyCali; dutchess; Billie; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; deadhead; WVNan; dixie sass; ...
HOW MAJESTIC IS THY NAME


~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

2,549 posted on 09/28/2008 9:01:18 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

What a gorgeous flower and frame!
I loved the Psalm presentation.

Have a wonderful Lord's Day, Kitty!

2,550 posted on 09/28/2008 9:18:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: snugs

Charming, snugs.


2,551 posted on 09/28/2008 9:39:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Oh PLAYMATE,
come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree,
Look down my rain barrel
Slide down my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends forever more.

Music to the Playmate Song


2,552 posted on 09/28/2008 9:51:07 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: yorkie

So cute!
I loved this song when I was a child..
Have A Wonderful Day, yorkie

2,553 posted on 09/28/2008 10:02:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; jaycee; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ConorMacNessa; ...


My bil's cancer has taken a turn for the worse
and he may be leaving his wife and three daughters.
Your prayers would be appreciated.


2,554 posted on 09/28/2008 10:14:36 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Donate to FR anytime at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; La Enchiladita; Lady Jag; Majie Purple; snugs; LUV W; ...

Thank you, Meg. It just keeps playing over and over - so cute! (And, sorry - I meant to ping everyone!)


2,555 posted on 09/28/2008 10:26:48 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: Lady Jag

                           Prayers Going Up
                            For Your

                                  Brother In Law

I am so sorry for this sad news.
May God's healing hands be upon him and may his
family and you be strengthened and comforted.

2,556 posted on 09/28/2008 10:39:18 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

I did the same yesterday..Forgot to ping!
I just realized I am singing the song silently..
;o).


2,557 posted on 09/28/2008 10:53:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Lady Jag; MEG33; All

I was thinking the same thing as Meg was posting it;
I am praying for His healing hands on your brother-in-law


2,558 posted on 09/28/2008 10:59:39 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: Lady Jag
Prayers going up!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,559 posted on 09/28/2008 11:35:01 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Colonel_Flagg; ...

Jim Brickman~How Great Thou Art


2,560 posted on 09/28/2008 12:26:46 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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