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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2010
March 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 02/28/2010 10:16:11 PM PST by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: JustAmy
I try to get her interested in the oldies ... ie: Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis. LOL

Well, good luck with that. LOL

I am glad I am not raising kids today.

1,751 posted on 03/18/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

LOL


1,752 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

First, let me say how much I enjoyed your opening post today! Next, after reading through your exchanges about today’s musical performances.....LadyGaGa and Kei$ha are NOTHING compared to Adam Lambert - if you didn’t watch the AMA’s in November - or even if you did, by the time it was aired in California, they had censored the worst part of his pornographic performance. Could. Not. Believe. My. Eyes! In my time zone, it was LIVE and UNCUT. Sick, not only because it was on network TV, but it was also before 10PM, and many kids are still up at that time, even on a school night.


1,753 posted on 03/18/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear

P.S. Is ANYBODY HERE BESIDES ‘US’?!


1,754 posted on 03/18/2010 12:39:25 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; JustAmy
Hi Billie! Yes, I saw Adam Lambert's performance, uncut, on the internet after I heard about what a shocking/disgusting pornographic display he put on at the AMA. It was beyond disgusting and I was so very disappointed in him, because I liked his singing on AI and I thought he should have won. I was a fan of his, but no more. I have no interest in ever seeing or hearing him perform again.

I don't know how parents today are dealing with what their kids are seeing/hearing in the entertainment medias. I just don't know.

1,755 posted on 03/18/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie; JustAmy
P.S. Is ANYBODY HERE BESIDES ‘US’?!

LOL. I don't think so! I finally am able to be here for awhile and there is no one here but the three of us. :-(

So, I am going to go have lunch. :-)

1,756 posted on 03/18/2010 12:50:16 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
That's funny, because I didn't like him from the first moment I saw him and hoped he wouldn't make it to Hollywood. He just makes me sick looking at him, and I HATED the way he murdered Johnny Cash' "Ring of Fire". Didn't like him before that, and liked him even less after that. LOL

I liked Anoop and Danny that year, and after it was between Kris Allen and Adam, I was so hoping for Kris to win.

1,757 posted on 03/18/2010 12:57:45 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

Who do you like this year on AI?


1,758 posted on 03/18/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie

And do you think Ellen adds anything at all to the panel? And what is up with Kara and Simon? She keeps leaning into him....she might as well just go ahead and sit on his lap. LOL.


1,759 posted on 03/18/2010 1:06:07 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Crystal Bowerhouse! I liked Lilly and hated to see she didn’t make the Top 12. For the guys, I like Aaron and Lee, and Casey somewhat. How about you?

As for Ellen, I just like her, period! I do not like Kara and cannot STAND Simon! I didn’t like Kara last year, and this year, she thinks she’s the greatest thing since Simon. LOL


1,760 posted on 03/18/2010 1:15:23 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Landru; mlocher

TO: Amy and All FRiends

Dear Friends, I have a relative (grand-daughter of my Aunt whom you have prayed for and she is doing wonderfully now) who is embarking on an epic and dangerous journey today March 18th. She will be gone on this journey until March 28th.

Her name is Sydney (I will give her name to put better focus on the prayers) and she is 17 and attends Christian school. She and a few of her peers, and many adults from her church community are going on a mission to Uganda.

I am very concerned for her safety and the safety of all who are going.

I’ve been told it is safe where they are going to do their missionary work, but I would like to cover them in prayer to assure them safe passage to what I believe is one of the most dangerous places in the world.

Many thanks in advance for your kind help as always, TCP

*******************

Ephesians 6:11,17

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may able to stand against the wiles of the Devil. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of The Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

Godspeed sweet Sydney


1,761 posted on 03/18/2010 1:17:28 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Billie; JustAmy
I agree. So far, I am most impressed with Crystal Bowersox. She really does make it look effortless.

Hate to have to leave but we have an appointment to talk to the staff at the Nursing and Rehab center where JK's mom is residing. I am dreading this. We have several issues to hash out with them and I am not looking forward to this meeting at all. It's a beautiful, nine million dollar, stare-of-the-art facility that just opened last autumn, but they have some serious employee problems. I will be very happy when my MIL completes her physical therapy and we can move her back to her room at Assisted Living. It can't happen too soon for us!

1,762 posted on 03/18/2010 1:28:46 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie

LOL

Nope!

Slowest day ever.


1,763 posted on 03/18/2010 2:00:31 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: TheConservativeParty; Kitty Mittens; jaycee; Brad's Gramma

Offering prayers for Sydney and the others as they embark on this mission.

Father, please hold them close and protect them as they journey to Uganda to spread your word. Amen.


1,764 posted on 03/18/2010 2:08:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: TheConservativeParty; JustAmy; Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; ...
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we have a Precious Sister in the Lord, named Sydney, who is Embarking on a Dangerous Journey Today to Uganda; a Mission Trip she is on with Christians from her Church. Please Cover Sydney and her Friends in Prayer, asking for a Safe Journey, and Protection and Blessing while they are Doing our Savior's Work. May the Powerful Arm of the Lord Protect them, and Jesus Christ be their Impenetrable Shield. May the God of Hosts Encompass them round about with His Grace. We Pray for them, Master, Psalm 121:5-8, 'Jehovah Himself is your Defender; He Protects you Day and Night. He Keeps you from All Evil, and Preserves your Life. He Keeps His Eye upon you as you Come and Go, and Always Guards you.' Lord, we Pray also Psalm 91:4, 'He will Shield you with His Wings; they will Shelter you. His Faithful Promises are your Armor.'

Please Mark Every Step your Lambs will Take, Loving Lord. May their Path be Made Smooth, and their Work be Blessed from On High. Thank you for Sidney and her Friends, Caring God. May they be Blessed Beyond Measure, even More than we can Ask or Think.

We Love You, Dear Father our King, as we Pray in our Jesus' Name, amen.


1,765 posted on 03/18/2010 2:59:17 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (Let Thy Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, According as we Hope in Thee. Ps.33:22)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; All
Thanks for the great grahic of Dwight and his good music. When Imus was on MSNBC, he had Dwight Yoakam on all the time. I don't catch Imus much since he's on Fox Business Network, (because I forget it) and I usually have Fox regular news channel on!

Sorry I couldn't be with you all today, just had so much to do here at home and some errands to run and hair appt. My niece will be in from Mississippi with her hubby and son and I had some extra cleaning to do, even though I don't feel like it! They are coming in for the big Nascar race. They have never been to one before. We have so many people coming into our town for our 2 big races each year, that it makes it hard to get out and go anywhere. But we love them to come as it brings much needed revenue into our city!!

They will be spending most of their time at my son's but will be here one day and night so I will have to prepare for that. I must be really getting old as I don't like to have company the way I used to. I wanna go somewhere and let somebody wait on me a while.....LOL! Know what I mean?

I read most of your all's posts and agree with almost all you said. I haven't enjoyed Idol as much this year as in the past. I did tune in last night and they have some really good contestants. In the past, if I missed an episode, I would go crazy. But as they say "Ive lost that old feeling."

I miss you all when I don't have time to get on and post and chat. But we all have to take breaks at times. 'Stuff happens'...

1,766 posted on 03/18/2010 3:34:22 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; ...
"Hope Everyone Had a Nice Thursday"

1,767 posted on 03/18/2010 4:00:31 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Kitty Mittens

Amen to your prayer for Sydney and her friends.


1,768 posted on 03/18/2010 4:03:38 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Great Dwight Yoakam video. Thanks.


1,769 posted on 03/18/2010 4:18:50 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Kitty Mittens; TheConservativeParty

Amen KM.

Godspeed Sydney.


1,770 posted on 03/18/2010 4:21:29 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Kitty Mittens

Sincere prayers for Sydney and the other Christian friends who are beginning this journey to Uganda in Your name, dear God. Be with them and protect them. We ask these things in Thy name. AMEN.

Thank you for your lovely prayer, Kitty!


1,771 posted on 03/18/2010 5:14:51 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful prayer Kitty! Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.


1,772 posted on 03/18/2010 5:30:32 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mama_Bear

Hi there, I have to chime in on the American Idol topic. I thought that this week, Aaron’s rendition of “Angie” was beautiful.

I really would like Crystal to give up the dreadlocks. I just can’t get past the “ick factor” on dreads.

The gal who left the show this week, I found to be interesting and had a style all her own. I did not expect her to go this week.


1,773 posted on 03/18/2010 5:40:41 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank You from Uganda!

Dear Father,
Hold Sydney and her Group in Your Everlasting Arms.
Give Them traveling mercies,
Protect them from disease and injury,
And give them listening ears and receptive hearts for the Gospel.
In Jesus Name.
Amen

1,774 posted on 03/18/2010 5:44:59 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: jaycee

Hi Jaycee. I’ve been missing you, girl! And I am envious of your NASCAR race. We have tickets to the Infineon race in Sonoma in June. I can’t wait. We take the 5th wheel and meet our son and his family and make a three day weekend out of it. I don’t care for NASCAR all the much the rest of the year, but I am a HUGE fan when the June Infineon race comes around. Your niece and family are going to have a great time, I am sure of it. Are you going to the race?


1,775 posted on 03/18/2010 5:56:42 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Diver Dave

Glad you enjoyed it, Dave. He is one of the few Country Western singers that I really like.


1,776 posted on 03/18/2010 5:57:46 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: TheConservativeParty
I just can’t get past the “ick factor” on dreads.

LOL. I know what you mean! My issue isn't the dreads, it's the nose stud. That's a major "ick factor" for me.

Glad to have you chiming in. Aaron did do a good job on Angie, but overall I am not terribly impressed with the talent this year. I like Casey and I like Crystal, and I think the two of them are going to go through to the end, but....then again, I could be wrong.

1,777 posted on 03/18/2010 6:04:15 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: TheConservativeParty

Thanks for sharing. Prayers for Sydney. May she have a safe trip, may she accomplish her goal and may she grow because of her travels


1,778 posted on 03/18/2010 6:04:51 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: jaycee

That is just the most precious lab puppy ever!


1,779 posted on 03/18/2010 6:05:52 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: TheConservativeParty

I am adding my prayers to the others here for Sydney and the others in her group as they embark on their journey and mission.


1,780 posted on 03/18/2010 6:11:39 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: jaycee

Hi Jaycee, That basket is great. So spring like! And of course the puppy is adorable. Busy day today, but a good one. Hope you had a good day, as well!


1,781 posted on 03/18/2010 6:12:19 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: mlocher

Thank you, and her grandma agrees that Syd will certainly have a different view of the world after such a journey. She saw London today and then it was on to Uganda. I’ll be glad when she is back home.


1,782 posted on 03/18/2010 6:33:45 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mama_Bear

I am also not very enthused about this year’s line-up. The year that Taylor won, I picked him right from the start in the auditions. There was something about him. Last year I really liked Allison and was sorry to see her go. I only started watching after Carrie won, and I saw that finale show,heard her sing,and it was obvious that the show had merit. So I’ve watched ever since and really enjoy it for the plain old entertainment value and a break from the news of the day. I really don’t have a favorite this time.


1,783 posted on 03/18/2010 6:39:49 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tiapam; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHERS!




LCpl Scott Hardy and Pvt James Grigg, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, KIA Afghanistan 16MAR2010



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
1,784 posted on 03/18/2010 6:54:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Mama_Bear
Hi Lori! I haven't seen you in forever! I swear I just don't get time to get on Facebook anymore. I spend my spare time at Amy's and when I get a yell-out from someone on FB, I always get on and answer! Are you still on there a lot?

No, I'm not going. My sons used to always go and one of them still buys his tickets every year. If he can't go, he sells them. My niece and family will be using his tickets this year. Of course, they will pay for them. Those things cost an arm and a leg.

He will be with his brother in law at his campground, where they rent out spaces for the motor homes. They also rent out trailers if someone needs one. I enjoy all the big motor homes, trailers, 5th wheels, etc. and of course the race drivers, with their big rigs, etc. coming into our city. We run over at the seams but its exciting. Its like a big fun circus.

Hope all is well with you and your family, Lori.

1,785 posted on 03/18/2010 7:29:37 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear

Thanks Lori, isn’t he sweet? Hope Billie sees that one!


1,786 posted on 03/18/2010 7:34:18 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: tiapam

Thank you, tiapam! Seems every day turns out to be a busy one anymore, doesn’t it?


1,787 posted on 03/18/2010 7:35:40 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Very nice graphic and lyrics to the song by Dwight Yoakam. Thank you. I haven’t heard him sing in years.


1,788 posted on 03/18/2010 7:39:09 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: jaycee

Yepper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1,789 posted on 03/18/2010 7:40:15 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: MEG33

Lovely flowers, Meg! Busy here today also, but at least the weather was nice. Yes, yesterday was interesting with ALL the St. Patrick Day post. Hope you have a good evening!!!


1,790 posted on 03/18/2010 7:46:08 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: MEG33

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!


1,791 posted on 03/18/2010 7:47:55 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: Kitty Mittens

Amen - thanks for the ping and for that tremendous prayer! Joined it! Blessings to you!


1,792 posted on 03/18/2010 7:51:24 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: "When America is no longer a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Kitty Mittens

Prayers sent for those who go to the mission fields


1,793 posted on 03/18/2010 7:57:55 PM PDT by WhatNot (Obama Economic Plan - Hang on to the pennies, let the dollars fly out the window!)
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To: jaycee
Hi Lori! I haven't seen you in forever!

I know. I have a hard time getting here. I do find it easier sometimes to keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook, but sometimes I am not able to get there either. My MIL is not doing well, she's been in and out of the hospital four times since the first of the year. She is currently in a Nursing and Rehab center with the goal of returning her to Assisted Living as soon as she regains her strength. Each time she has to go into the hospital, it takes so much out of her.

We will be tuned into the race at Bristol this weekend. JK rarely misses any of the NASCAR races.

Hugs!

1,794 posted on 03/18/2010 8:00:14 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: tiapam

Hi tiapam. Thanks for the compliments on my graphic today. I really like Dwight Yoakam, even though I am not a big Country Western fan. I would love to go to one of his concerts.


1,795 posted on 03/18/2010 8:03:18 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

You asked me if I was going to go to the races? Its so much more comfortable on my couch and I get to see all the close-ups, etc....don’t have to sit in the hot sun or the pouring rain....LOL! And I sure don’t have to fight the traffic forever! I’ll take home anytime!

I’m going to bed....its going on 12 here in Tennessee. Nite-nite!


1,796 posted on 03/18/2010 8:35:05 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: TheConservativeParty
(((((You are Most Welcome, Dear ConservativeParty))))).

Thank you, and I'm Keeping Sydney and her Friends in my Thoughts and Prayers.


1,797 posted on 03/18/2010 8:54:40 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (Let Thy Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, According as we Hope in Thee. Ps.33:22)
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To: yorkie; JustAmy; jaycee; Mama_Bear; All; FRiends; everyone
Yorkie, Thank you for your Adorable Goodnight Graphic Last Night! (((((Hugs)))))

Amy, Thank you for your Sweet Post Last Night, and Jaycee, I Love your #1767; it's Precious!

Sending Hugs and Wishes for a Good Night to All Friends.
(((((Sweet Dreams, and God Bless)))))


1,798 posted on 03/18/2010 9:06:09 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (Let Thy Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, According as we Hope in Thee. Ps.33:22)
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To: Kitty Mittens
Thank you,for the ping to pray for Syndey and her fellow workers for our Lord Jesus Christ. I agree with your beautiful prayer in Jesus' Most Holy Name and say amen with you for the sake of our Saviour!
1,799 posted on 03/18/2010 9:45:45 PM PDT by tajgirvan (My Heroes wear Combat Boots! Please Pray for our Troops, the Finest and the Best!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Prayers for her safe and successful mission.


1,800 posted on 03/19/2010 4:32:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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