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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2009
4-1-2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 04/01/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by JustAmy

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151 posted on 04/02/2009 9:00:42 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; jaycee; Aquamarine; pollywog; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; Lady Jag; MEG33; All

They may keep it off the air waves, but we can send it all around by the Internet. Wonderful photography! (Especially the pictures of Sedona and the Grand Canyon!)

The song you are about to listen to is from a Las Vegas Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate resounding standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it! Everyone who loves America should be thrilled to hear this song!

Although, Diamond Rio has never before done a statement song, they felt compelled to record ‘In God We Still Trust.’

But guess what? Sadly, major radio stations wouldn’t play it, because it was considered ‘politically incorrect’. Consequently, the song was never released to the public.. So America , see what you think. If this offering speaks to your heart and you feel lead to share it with friends and loved ones, please do!

DIAMOND-RIO - “In God We Still Trust”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYgpPB1kwU


152 posted on 04/02/2009 9:18:59 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Nice. Butterflies are miracles, they’re beautiful magic coming from ugly caterpillars.


153 posted on 04/02/2009 9:20:00 AM PDT by Aquamarine (Hope is the last thing you lose.)
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To: JustAmy

Standing at Attention with hand over heart for our Pledge!


154 posted on 04/02/2009 9:23:29 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: All

Its coming, are you willing.

The night is dark, and the soldier looked into the darkness, and wondered if he was the only one awake in the obscurity of this long night. As he stood there, he fingered the cross on the chain around his neck, right there in among his dog tags, and a thought came to him.

Christ had stood his own long watch that night in the garden, waiting for events to come in their time, and he waited knowing what was to come. He too had doubts, but only in himself, not in his purpose, or the importance of what he had to do, to endure, and why. Imagine his thoughts, his inner conflict, was he strong enough, was he going to be able to do this, would he fail? His own state of mind was clear in his remarks to the disciples, chiding them to stay awake while he prayed. But he had to be alone, he had to stand his ‘watch’ alone, because he had to be the single proof for what was to come.

And when it came to him to stand and accept the events, as they each in their time took place, he did so. What strength it must have taken, what courage, and most of all, what belief in what he was to do. No man had ever carried such a load before, or since, and no man has ever had too since one man did in that garden so long ago. That is the ultimate duty, the final service to all mankind.

Like that soldier standing his long watch in the night, we too all stand our own watches. We come to this Easter with our own lives and our ‘duties’ we must observe. Our family connections, our friendships, and our careers all take a lot of our time, and yet we must come to that point where everything takes a backseat to our most important duty, our faith and our commitment to live it.
One man stood in a garden and came to the most difficult decisions, and in doing so gave all of us something so precious it can not be bought for all the gold in the world, nor sold for a single thin dime. The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.

Like the faith that carried Jesus through the trials and suffering of his last hours, we have to take a moment and make our own choices to live by. This Easter, I ask you to take the time and think of the meaning of this day, when a man stood to his terrible duty and made it happen, knowing in advance each terrible moment to come in their fullest.

Like our soldiers overseas serving in distant lands doing difficult and often dangerous service, we too must make a commitment to our duty, our faith. Remember that only those who have the faith in God will walk the halls of Heaven, not those with the most money, or the best connections, or the best political contacts. Be it a poor man in a slum, or a rich man with drawers of gold, all trust in a faith that says you will leave all material things behind, poverty and wealth, and surrender to your destiny, bought with simple faith.

This Easter I ask you to remember that single man in the garden and the choices he had to make, not for himself, but for each and every one of us. We must not forget the price paid for our salvation, nor must we accept anything but complete freedom to keep that duty of faith before us. Let us be like our Soldier and Sailors, Airmen and Marines, and stand to our duty in the long night of today’s world of little faith like lighthouses in the gathering darkness. Let us stand in our own gardens of faith, and pay the price of faith to honor one who did for us so long ago, for all eternity.

Remember those who serve, and be ready to serve them in support. Together we will built a better country, insure the freedoms in which faith is allowed, and build the fortitude to stand in faith to the challenges we will face. Let this Easter be your test, your chance to stand your own personal watch of faith.


155 posted on 04/02/2009 9:24:34 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: yorkie

I love that song, too bad it didn’t get the recognition it should have. I’ve seen Diamond Rio perform in concert a few times and they are great entertainers, not hard to look at either. ;)


156 posted on 04/02/2009 9:26:02 AM PDT by Aquamarine (Hope is the last thing you lose.)
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To: All
Black the wind of war
over torn battlefields
howls in its pain

Savage times make hard choices
and all pay the price of them

Leaders still fail us
some grasp at straws of leftness
and some at rightness






157 posted on 04/02/2009 9:27:23 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: MEG33

You found another blue butterfly, there must be such a thing. Well coordinated post.


158 posted on 04/02/2009 9:27:52 AM PDT by Aquamarine (Hope is the last thing you lose.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.

Words that we should live by especially in the days that lay ahead. Faith in God. It's all we'll have and all we need.

Changing my tagline.

159 posted on 04/02/2009 9:37:22 AM PDT by Aquamarine (The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.)
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To: Aquamarine

Oh, yes, there are blue butterflies! Thank you, aqua..Hope you get your trip to Charleston.
I have to run..busy day. I am so happy you are back!


160 posted on 04/02/2009 9:40:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Aquamarine

I fear too many will not even care, not wanting to be seen as ‘religious’ [as that might give people the idea you’re some far right wing religious nutcase.] The discrimination against Christians is world wide, many are killed in Africa, and by Muslims, those practitioners of the Religion of Peace with machetes(!) (Bloody Pieces is more like it)
Easter has to mean more then a day for store sales, or our faith is being distorted and diminished on purpose. Please, keep it ours and keep it precious or we will lose it, sure as taxes!


161 posted on 04/02/2009 9:44:32 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: MEG33

I need to go out and do some things before the super storm outbreak gets to my area.


162 posted on 04/02/2009 9:47:57 AM PDT by Aquamarine (The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
The discrimination against Christians is world wide, many are killed in Africa, and by Muslims,

I know that's coming here one day, may God give us the strength to confront it.

163 posted on 04/02/2009 9:57:27 AM PDT by Aquamarine (The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.)
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To: Aquamarine




Good morning, Aqua.
Happy Blue Butterfly Day!

Thank you for Today's Opening.
Middleton Place looks like a wonderful place to visit.
Hope you can get away this weekend.

Your Blue Butterfly Graphic and Poem are Perfect.
Thank you.





164 posted on 04/02/2009 9:58:02 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: yorkie

WOW .... Absolutely beautiful!! Both the music and the pictures are wonderful.

Thank you for posting that YouTube link, Yorkie.


165 posted on 04/02/2009 10:07:05 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: The Mayor




Good morning, Mayor.
The coffee was delicious this morning and
The message was perfect!
Thank you for bringing us Food for our Souls.

Have a wonderful Thursday.


166 posted on 04/02/2009 10:11:29 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Aquamarine

When my children asked about ‘death’, I explained, “ Well, no one on earth knows exactally, but here is what I think it must be like kind of like for Believers.”

“Once upon a time, there was a caterpillar named Wiggles. He worked hard at wiggling around on the ground, and up bushes and trees. He and his brothers and sisters were very close and spent their days together, munching on twigs and leaves.

One day, his brothers and sisters found his empty suit. They sobbed and mourned, and, as they were carrying the empty caccoon up the hill to ‘caterpillar cemetary’, they wept, as they missed him, so much.

And, above them? Wiggles was FLYING! And, he looked down, saw his brothers and sisters, so very, very sad, and, he hollered to them, “Here I am! I am FREE! Can’t you see?”

And they kept marching up the hill to the caterpillar cemetary, not seeing ......yet.”


167 posted on 04/02/2009 10:23:20 AM PDT by yorkie
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Good morning, Jaycee.
That little graphic is adorable. Thank you.

Have a Happy Butterfly Thursday. :)


168 posted on 04/02/2009 10:29:24 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Thank you so much for those words, Johnn.


169 posted on 04/02/2009 11:00:53 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; The Mayor; jaycee; MEG33; yorkie; ...
Beautiful opening, Aqua!

I can't stay today, but wanted to ping my short list with a link to an msnbc poll wanting us to give Obama a grade. We need to freep this big time! Currently 38% are giving him an "A" and 38% an "F"!

Click here and freep away....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

170 posted on 04/02/2009 11:01:37 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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Why it did not show up as a clickable link, I have no idea.

Try this: MSNBC Poll - Grade Obama

171 posted on 04/02/2009 11:05:10 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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It's still morning to some of us!


172 posted on 04/02/2009 11:18:00 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Obama - Hezbollah - Al Qaeda - Stone Age)
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Good afternoon, Meg. Happy Thursday.

That hill of beautiful daffodils is spectacular.
Thank you for sharing them with us.

Enjoy this lovely spring day.


173 posted on 04/02/2009 11:26:25 AM PDT by JustAmy
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Good morning, Yorkie. Happy Thursday.
I needed that second cup of coffee this morning. Thank you!

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day.


174 posted on 04/02/2009 11:38:00 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: yorkie

Pretty daffodil and great frame. I really enjoyed the poem that you posted. Thank you.


175 posted on 04/02/2009 11:39:41 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: jaycee

I was there once .... just driving through. Spent a night there and did a walking tour of some beautiful old homes.

I would love to go again and spend more time.


176 posted on 04/02/2009 12:23:06 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: jaycee

Jaycee .... that is a lovely Blue Butterfly graphic. Thank you.


177 posted on 04/02/2009 12:24:19 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: yorkie

Thank you, Yorkie.


178 posted on 04/02/2009 12:24:54 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: MEG33

Pretty crocus, Meg.


179 posted on 04/02/2009 12:26:30 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
What a precious pledge for April!
180 posted on 04/02/2009 12:27:23 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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Thank you for that pretty blue butterfly graphic and the cute butterfly poem, Yorkie.

You have been posting some great poetry.


181 posted on 04/02/2009 12:27:45 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg.


182 posted on 04/02/2009 12:28:13 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ConorMacNessa; Aquamarine




Thank you, Conor.
Aqua is responsible for those beautiful graphics.
She did a wonderful job putting them together.

Happy Thursday. Hope you are enjoying a lovely spring day.


183 posted on 04/02/2009 12:34:32 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor.

I can’t remember whether Billie or MamaBear made that Easter time pledge.

God Bless America.


184 posted on 04/02/2009 12:36:18 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Thank you, JOHNN.

Have a wonderful spring Thursday.


185 posted on 04/02/2009 12:37:21 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Mama_Bear

I must have already voted; all I get are the vote results. ;^ )

Have a beautiful spring day, Lori.


186 posted on 04/02/2009 12:50:35 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
I think the problem is, I posted the link after I voted.

If you copy and paste this link in to your browser, it should work. This was the link that was email to me.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

But, if you have already voted, you will be directed to the results page, apparently.

187 posted on 04/02/2009 1:00:57 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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To: Lady Jag




Good Day, LadyJ.
It is even afternoon here now. :)

Good Thursday Afternoon.
Have a lovely spring afternoon.


188 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:11 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Mama_Bear

I couldn’t remember who made today’s pledge. If you didn’t do it, it must have been Billie. :)

I’m leaving for awhile; I’ll see you when I get back.

Happy Thursday.


190 posted on 04/02/2009 1:13:10 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: All

Ooops .... duplicate post. Sorry.


191 posted on 04/02/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; Mama_Bear; jaycee; Lady Jag; Billie; All
Thanks for your input on that post Amy, you sent me the poem and some butterfly graphics to choose from.

Here are some pictures of Charleston taken during our trip a few years ago.

Home on Meeting Street near Battery Park

Revolutionary War Monument in Battery Park


192 posted on 04/02/2009 1:47:33 PM PDT by Aquamarine (The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.)
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To: yorkie

What a wonderful way to explain death to children.


193 posted on 04/02/2009 1:49:32 PM PDT by Aquamarine (The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.)
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High up grew a daffodil
I couldn't hardly reach'er
Said I to me, I think I will
get it for my teacher.

I climbed to get the daffodil
Out on a limb so thin
I tumbled down
Like Jack and Jill
And skinned my little shin.

      ~ Little Rascals



194 posted on 04/02/2009 2:19:46 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Obama - Hezbollah - Al Qaeda - Stone Age)
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To: JustAmy

195 posted on 04/02/2009 2:21:20 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Aquamarine

I LOVE Charleston! We saw Battery Park and all the beautiful homes. We love the history of that area. Unfortunately, we only had a day and a half to sight see, so we missed a lot. We went to a plantation, called Magnolia Plantation, I think, and we went out to Fort Sumter and toured Fort Moultrie. There was just way too much to see and do and way too little time.


196 posted on 04/02/2009 2:23:58 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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To: Aquamarine

Thank you, Aqua.
It made a sweet, understandable story
That children could understand and accept

197 posted on 04/02/2009 2:40:14 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Aquamarine

We were right there, too, Aqua! Isn’t it beautiful? Thanks for those wonderful pictures!


198 posted on 04/02/2009 2:47:47 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee; Aquamarine

I have never been there, but you ladies are giving me ideas..........


199 posted on 04/02/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Lady Jag

That is so cute, L.J. (poem and picture)!


200 posted on 04/02/2009 2:49:08 PM PDT by jaycee
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