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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2009
3-1-09 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 02/28/2009 10:43:26 PM PST by JustAmy




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1 posted on 02/28/2009 10:43:26 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; NicknamedBob; ...

(music)

In The Garden

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.



Graphics and music by Aquamarine


2 posted on 02/28/2009 10:46:05 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: All





3 posted on 02/28/2009 10:54:01 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

Have a wonderful Lord's Day Everyone!!!


4 posted on 03/01/2009 2:10:18 AM PST 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: FRiends; Aquamarine; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; dutchess; ...
Sunday Blessings To Amy's Place


I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;
with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all
generations.-- Psalm 89:1

5 posted on 03/01/2009 5:06:40 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: DollyCali



Good Morning, Dolly
Thank you for the lovely graphic and scripture
Wishing you a beautiful Lord's Day

6 posted on 03/01/2009 5:13:43 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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March 1, 2009
The Need For Nourishment
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. —Psalm 37:3

Our grandson Cameron was born 6 weeks prematurely. Undersized and in danger, he became a resident of the hospital’s neonatal unit for about 2 weeks until he gained enough weight to go home. His biggest challenge was that, in the physical exercise of eating, he burned more calories than he was taking in. This obviously hindered his development. It seemed that the little guy took two steps backward for every step of progress he made.

No medicine or treatment could solve the problem; he just needed the strength-giving fortification of nourishment.

As followers of Christ, we are constantly finding our emotional and spiritual reserves drained by the challenges of life in a fallen world. In such times, we need nourishment to strengthen us. In Psalm 37, David encouraged us to strengthen our hearts by feeding our souls. He wrote, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (v.3).

When weakness afflicts us, the reassurance of God’s never-ending faithfulness can enable us to carry on in His name. His faithful care is the nourishment we need, giving us, as the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” says, “strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow.”

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! —Chisholm
© Renewal 1951. W.M. Runyan. Hope Publishing.

Feed on God’s faithfulness to find the strength you need.


Bible in One Year: Numbers 23-25; Mark 7:14-37


7 posted on 03/01/2009 5:14:19 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

"Feed on His faithfulness"
What a beautiful devotion , Mayor
Thank you for bringing us our Daily Bread
Have a wonderful Lord's Day.

8 posted on 03/01/2009 5:29:11 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

good morning Amy- thanks for a quiet sweet note of sanity


9 posted on 03/01/2009 5:36:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: silverleaf

Happy you came by, silverleaf.

10 posted on 03/01/2009 5:39:31 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Aquamarine; JustAmy

How I love this old song
Thank you for this beautiful opening, Aqua and Amy.
Wishing you a blessed Sunday.

11 posted on 03/01/2009 5:45:14 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; La Enchiladita; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; ...
Wishing Everyone a Very Blessed Sunday

12 posted on 03/01/2009 7:02:56 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!




Amazing Grace

by John Newton


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, .
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.



Lamh Foistenach Abu!
13 posted on 03/01/2009 7:03:12 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!

Dear God, who suffered
torment, agony and death upon the Cross
to free our souls from the chains of iniquity;
protect and defend our troops.
Guide them in the performance of
their Duties.
Strengthen them to endure hardship,
danger, and deprivation in
Your service.
Let their efforts free the people
of Iraq from the chains of terror
and slavery, foster a lasting peace
in the region, and bring all to a
greater share in Your mercy.
Amen.






14 posted on 03/01/2009 7:04:09 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine

What a lovely Welcoming this morning, Amy and Aqua! Your graphics and the wonderful song are so nice this Sunday morning. Thank you both.


15 posted on 03/01/2009 7:05:08 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Such a sweet “Pledge of Allegiance” this morning.


16 posted on 03/01/2009 7:06:15 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: DollyCali

Nice picture, lovely scripture, Dolly.


17 posted on 03/01/2009 7:06:59 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: MEG33

Meg, that is absolutely beautiful this morning (redbirds) and the scripture is perfect. Thanks...Meg! I have zoomed through some of you other graphic thank you’s and I would hate to have to choose which one I like best. Great job!


18 posted on 03/01/2009 7:09:45 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: The Mayor
Feed on God’s faithfulness to find the strength you need.

Thank you Mr. Mayor, for this lovely Sunday Daily Bread. How true are the above words. Have a wonderful Sunday.
19 posted on 03/01/2009 7:14:19 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: ConorMacNessa

Conor, I always enjoy your prayer and the lovely Amazing Grace.


20 posted on 03/01/2009 7:17:02 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: jaycee

What a pretty graphic and wonderful scripture, jaycee.
We are back to cold weather. BRrrrr
Have a blessed Lord's Day

21 posted on 03/01/2009 7:20:47 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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I am going to another birthday party today, Meg. It’s my granddaughter’s today. Its a small gathering. Seems that is all I do anymore and my youngest son’s birthday is March 7, although he won’t be having a party but we may go out to eat. I am lucky to be able to enjoy these events and am very thankful.


22 posted on 03/01/2009 7:23:30 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: The Mayor

Good Morning Mayor and Happy March!
This was a great reminder to me of where our strength comes from!! I tend to be a “ do-er”!! I need to learn to rest and trust God!! ....

The sun is shining brightly in Los Angeles, this first day of March!!

Polly


23 posted on 03/01/2009 7:23:32 AM PST 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: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, Conor
Thank you for posting Amazing Grace and the prayer for
our troops
Have a wonderful Lord's Day.

24 posted on 03/01/2009 7:26:45 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter Jaycee..how old is she today?


25 posted on 03/01/2009 7:27:52 AM PST 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: jaycee
Indeed you are blessed with nearby family
I know you treasure them.
Thank you for the sweet comments and ENJOY!
26 posted on 03/01/2009 7:29:56 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: pollywog

This is the one who was married December, 2007 and will graduate from college in May. She will be 23 years old. Her new husband says she has had to study the whole time they’ve been married...he’s a good guy! She has carried quite a load and worked too. And became a second mother to little Addyson.
She couldn’t love her own child anymore than she loves Addyson. She has always loved children and will be teaching Elementary School. I hope she gets the little kids but I don’t know much about which grades she will teach yet.


27 posted on 03/01/2009 7:35:58 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: pollywog

Good Morning, polly.
I pray you and your family are improving healthwise
We've gone from summer back to winter here but the sky is blue.
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day

28 posted on 03/01/2009 7:45:55 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Good MOrning dear MEG... that is one adorable Graphic! THANK YOU.
It seems like we have been out of church since Christmas!! I feel lost not getting up on Sunday and dressing for Church. We are working hard at getting better now. Your birds help immensely.

May you have a splendid month of March!!
Polly


29 posted on 03/01/2009 7:58:39 AM PST 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: pollywog

;o)
Thank you, polly. Wishing you better days!


30 posted on 03/01/2009 8:13:11 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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The sweet picture of the nest in the mailbox prompted me to share a little story about nests:

When a guest enters my home, the first thing seen is an antique curio.
On each shelf, is a display of bird nests;
some are very small, other larger.
Those that don't know me well, often ask why?
What is the significance of nests?

My answer may sound silly to some, or give food for thought to others:

Nests represent so many things to me:

The preparation and building
Where every small addition is of great significance
The planning for, and care of a family,
A warm, cozy safe haven, with protection from the elements,
The beginning of life and a place for growth
A room where there is always nutritious food and nuturing care.
And above all, a home
A home filled with love.

From The Nightingale's Nest

By John Clare

How curious is the nest ; no other bird
Uses such loose materials, or weaves
Its dwelling in such spots : dead oaken leaves
Are placed without, and velvet moss within,
And little scraps of grass, and, scant and spare,
What scarcely seem materials, down and hair ;
For from men's haunts she nothing seems to win.
Yet Nature is the builder, and contrives
Homes for her children's comfort, even here ;

The poem is lovely and can be read in it's entirety, here

31 posted on 03/01/2009 8:29:11 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: MEG33; pollywog

I sure am making a lot of mistakes lately....LOL!

Post 27 was supposed to go to Meg in answer to a question and I clicked on Polly’s post. Thats alright Polly, the conversation is for all...

Guess other things are clouding my brain this morning (and every morning). See you ladies later!


32 posted on 03/01/2009 8:39:12 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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To: yorkie
Wanted to say hi to you before I take off for the afternoon. Enjoyed your story, graphic and poem, yorkie...very nice. Going to another b.day party this afternoon and just wanted to give you a yell! Have a wonderful day!


33 posted on 03/01/2009 8:42:56 AM PST by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. ")
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Good Morning and yes Happy March, that means spring is just around the corner.

Wonderful Daily Bread and also great message at Church this morning.

Teach me to do Your will. For You are my God!
Psalm 143;10


34 posted on 03/01/2009 8:51:18 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: yorkie

What a beautiful post and poetry, yorkie
I love bird's nests, too. I found one here two years ago,
old but intact, while I was pruning
It is displayed among my bird collection .
Wishing you a wonderful Lord's Day.

35 posted on 03/01/2009 8:51:31 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: The Mayor

Are you in for more snow this week? Daffodils are blooming here and tulip trees have bloomed , azaleas peeking out..and it was below feezing last night..Texas spring weather!


36 posted on 03/01/2009 8:56:21 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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Snow is falling again continuing a long winter. This two day storm could drop a foot of snow on us. Chances are algor is nowhere in the area.





A snow queen
 
  Brilliant sunshine
leaps from a newly
lain blanket of
fluffy popcorn snow
Fierce eyes
challenge me
comets of snow
streak across
sparkling blue skies
Lightning bright rows
of stately porcelin
melting snow
on a steamy brow
brilliant sunshine
you are the snow
queen

Tony Fiona




37 posted on 03/01/2009 9:17:15 AM PST by Lady Jag (Believe in your heart that you're destined to do great things)
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To: Lady Jag

Brrr..Beautiful graphic and poetry, LadyJ
It got down into the 20s last night but by Tuesday we'll be
warm again.
Wishing you a lovely Sunday afternoon..

38 posted on 03/01/2009 9:26:51 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: All

Good Sunday, everyone.

Enjoyed this page. Thanks for the brightness.

I have a question that I hope for a bright answer, but...

Has anyone heard from Common Tator lately?

Please ping me or PM me if you can.

Thanks - AFPhys


39 posted on 03/01/2009 9:37:18 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: AFPhys

Hello! And, a Good Sunday to you, too!

The last post by Common Tator was made Feb 13: (#19)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2184693/posts?page=19#19


40 posted on 03/01/2009 9:43:21 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: MEG33

What a beautiful graphic which fits in with the bird theme. I enjoyed working on this Post, it brought a little peace into my hectic life.


41 posted on 03/01/2009 9:54:06 AM PST by Aquamarine
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Today We Celebrate



National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
Ole Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies



~1867 Nebraska Admissions Day~




~1803 Ohio Admissions Day~





National Pig Day




1872 - On March 1, President Ulysses Grant signed
into existence the world's first national park,
~Yellowstone National Park~
You Tube of Yellowstone

42 posted on 03/01/2009 9:57:05 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

Thanks Jaycee. It was my pleasure. :)


43 posted on 03/01/2009 9:58:14 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: yorkie

Nice message Yorkie. A nest is a work of love and represents that.


44 posted on 03/01/2009 10:02:41 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

I have found doing Sunday’s posts are a blessing to me..My bird themed graphics were a happy happenstance today..I had done them earlier and was so happy they fit in with your beautiful.opening.


45 posted on 03/01/2009 10:03:01 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; Aquamarine; jaycee; All
National Pig Day


There are times
When snuggling is not welcomed


46 posted on 03/01/2009 10:09:53 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: AFPhys; yorkie

Thanks for asking..I have been missing Common Tator's
posts lately, too.
I see he is tryiing to reason with the unreasonable..LOL
Wishing you a blessed Sunday.

47 posted on 03/01/2009 10:11:05 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

Love that “look”!


48 posted on 03/01/2009 10:12:19 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33
It's that time of year when the bird's start coming back around as a reminder of spring. You had that and a little good luck going for you.

Sunday Posts at Amy's Place are a blessing.

49 posted on 03/01/2009 10:15:28 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

I had more cardinals this winter than ever. I had 7 pairs at one time..I think they have all mostly moved on this last week but one regular pair..preparing to raise their families. I notice their songs are longer and more beautiful in the early morning. .

I have already done birds in the snow this winter..and you can be sure I will do them again..I love birds.


50 posted on 03/01/2009 10:25:19 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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