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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2011
7-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 06/30/2011 10:09:07 PM PDT by JustAmy




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“According to the Academy of Incomplete Research, 9 out of 10.”


251 posted on 07/05/2011 10:54:30 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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Hearing Aids

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations.
I've changed my will three times!"

252 posted on 07/05/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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Hoover!

Father Murphy was playing golf with a parishioner. On the first hole, he sliced into the rough. His opponent heard him mutter, “Hoover!” under his breath.

On the second hole, the ball went straight into a water hazard. “Hoover!” again, a little louder this time.

On the third hole, a miracle occured & Fr. Murphy’s drive landed on the green only six inches from the hole! “Praise be to God!”

He carefully lined up the putt, but the ball curved around the hole instead of going in. “HOOVER!”

By this time, his opponent couldn’t withhold his curiosity any longer, and asked why the priest said “Hoover”.

“It’s the biggest dam I know.” he replied.


253 posted on 07/05/2011 11:05:47 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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Funny Punny Names

Some Like it Sweet: Sugar Kane

Oh What A Relief It Is: Al Kaseltzer

New Mexico Tour Book: Albie Kerky

I Was A Son Of A Buccaneer: Rich Kidd

The Palace Roof has a Hole: Lee King

Lawn Care: Ray King

Exercise on Wheels: Cy Kling

I Hate the Sun: Gladys Knight

Teach Me!: I. Wanda Know

Better Mental Health: Cy Kosis

Breaking the Law: Kermit A. Krime

NHL Hockey: Stanley Kupp

Those Funny Dogs: Joe Kur

I Like Weeding Gardens: Manuel Labour

How to Overcome Stress: R.E. Lachs

Care For A Chop?: Marsha Larts

Fallen Underwear: Lucy Lastic

Military Rule: Marshall Law

Cut the Grass!: Moses Lawn

Manana: Stew Layt

To be Honest: Frank Lee

The Lady Pirate: Peg Legg

Pain in My Body: Otis Leghurts

The Phillipine Post Office: Imelda Letter

Theft Among Arthropods: The Lieutenants

Not a Guitar!: Amanda Lin

Holmes Does It Again: Scott Linyard

Bring to the Grocer’s: R. List

Classic Groceries: Chopin Liszt

The Effects of Alcohol: Sir Osis of Liver

Employment Handbook: Ernie Living

How to Break In: Jimmy De Lock


254 posted on 07/05/2011 11:08:25 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

A woman in our diet club was lamenting that she had gained weight.

She’d made her family’s favorite cake over the weekend, she reported, and they’d eaten half of it at dinner.

The next day, she said, she kept staring at the other half, until finally she cut a thin slice for herself. One slice led to another, and soon the whole cake was gone. The woman went on to tell us how upset she was with her lack of willpower, and how she knew her husband would be disappointed.

Everyone commiserated, until someone asked what her husband said when he found out.

She smiled. “He never found out. I made another cake and ate half!”


255 posted on 07/05/2011 11:14:17 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Dubya
Learn from yesterday

Live for today

And Hope for tomorrow

256 posted on 07/06/2011 12:39:01 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All
Fill your Life

with Sunshine

and your heart with Love

257 posted on 07/06/2011 12:43:03 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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“North Korea has shut down all of its universities for 10 months so students can work in factories. Or, as they call it in North Korea, ‘spring break.’” -Conan O’Brien


258 posted on 07/06/2011 2:23:08 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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July Holidays —+

July 21 is National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day

July 22 is Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day

July 25 is Threading The Needle

July 26 is All Or Nothing Day

July 27 is Take Your Pants For A Walk Day

July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day

July 29 is Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

July 30 is National Cheesecake Day

July 31 is Parent’s Day


259 posted on 07/06/2011 2:46:31 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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“Health experts are now concerned that this bad economy may be causing Americans to gain weight. They call it recession pounds. You put on recession pounds during economic hardship. So guys, if your wife or girlfriend says, ‘Do these pants make me look like we’re in a recession?’ be careful what you say.” —Jay Leno


260 posted on 07/06/2011 2:47:36 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

The summer after college graduation, I was living at home, fishing in the daytime, spending nights with my friends?-generally just hanging out. One afternoon my grandfather, who never went to college, stopped by.

Concerned with how I was spending my time, he asked about my future plans. I told him I was in no hurry to tie myself down to a career.

“Well,” he replied, “you better start thinking about it. You’ll be thirty before you know it.”

“But I’m closer to twenty than to thirty,” I protested. “I won’t be thirty for eight more years.”

“I see,” he said, smiling. “And when will you be twenty again?”


261 posted on 07/06/2011 2:50:40 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

Unexpected guests were on the way, and my mother, an impeccable housekeeper, rushed around straightening up. She put my father and brother to work cleaning the guest bathroom. Later, when she went to inspect it, she was surprised that the once-cluttered room had been tidied up so quickly.

Then she saw the note on the closed shower curtains. It read, “Thank you for not looking in the bathtub.”


262 posted on 07/06/2011 2:53:55 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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THE TOP 10 WAYS TO STICK WITH IT WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

1. Know that you are exactly where you need to be. Part of moving towards your goal or vision involves coming to, and walking through, the difficult places on the path. Remember times from your past when the greatest learning came from challenging life events. Knowing that this is a process, a journey, and not about “getting it right the first time” can free up mental, physical, and emotional energy.

2. “Don’t push the river.” Working harder or longer will add suffering to the process and not move you any closer to your goal. Let go of having to make things happen when what’s needed is trust.

3. Be kind to yourself. This is not about your inadequacies, but about the natural progression towards mastery. Let the critical voices go; they impede the process.

4. Become curious. Curiosity differs from analysis in that there is no judgment and no desired outcome. Simply notice where the tough parts are. What’s happening? What thoughts or actions make the process easier or tougher? Challenges offer us the greatest opportunity for learning and growth when we take the time to notice.

5. Choose. Know that you have choices around how you will react or handle these tough parts. Here’s an idea: on an index card write one thing you will say “no” to (working on weekends, kids not helping around the house, staying at the office past 5PM, etc.). On the other side, write one thing you will say “yes” to (taking a walk each day, delegating that report to my assistant, hiring someone to clean my house, having a weekly date with my husband, etc.). Focus on making these two things happen (let all others go for now) and notice the energy and confidence boost!

6. Ask for help. As a Hopi Elder recently stated, “The days of the lone wolf are over.” Gather supportive and resourceful people around you who will assist you on your journey.

7. Switch gears. Take a break from perpetual “doing” and let yourself “be with” what’s happening. Get out of your head, if that’s where you tend to go, breathe deeply and let the mental machinations go for awhile.

8. Take time each day for pure pleasure. If you had to choose one item on this list, choose this! Taking time to enjoy (”in joy”) the pleasures of life renews body and spirit profoundly.

9. Keep your vision alive daily. Knowing your life purpose helps you put the tough times into perspective. Ask yourself if what you are doing (or how you are being in the world) brings you closer to your goal or vision. If it’s not moving you closer, then shift your energy to things that will. Focus your mind and your actions in service of your life purpose.

10. Create a ritual. We tend to celebrate wins, and are at a loss as to how to deal with challenges and losses. Take time to acknowledge and honor what’s happening and notice how the painful or negative energy around it begins to lessen. A ritual can be as simple as sitting in a favorite chair each day with a cup of tea, soothing music and a candle, or as involved as gathering friends at a special place, reciting poems and meaningful readings, and burning a symbolic object.

Wishing you peace and clarity on your magnificent journey!


263 posted on 07/06/2011 2:59:38 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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TWO KINDS OF FRIENDS

A simple friend stands by you when you are right. A real friend stands by you even when you are wrong.

A simple friend identifies himself when he calls. A real friend doesn’t have to.

A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life. A real friend says, “What’s new with you?”

A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent. A real friend says, “You’ve been whining about the same thing for 14 years. Get off your duff and do something about it.”

A simple friend has never seen you cry. A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party. A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed. A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems. A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history. A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest. A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them. A real friend expects to always be there for you.


264 posted on 07/06/2011 3:05:42 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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TIME TO LOVE

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so they all prepared their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to stay with the island until it started sinking. When Love was almost sinking, he decided to ask for help.

Richness came by Love in a beautiful boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and you may damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so again Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.”

“Oh...Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone!”

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not listen when Love called her!

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love became so happy that he even forgot to ask the elder her name. When they arrived on dry land, the elder went on her own way. Love asked Knowledge, another elder, the name of the elder who had helped him.

“It was Time,” answered Knowledge.

“Time? But why did Time help me?” asked Love.

“Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is,” answered Knowledge.


265 posted on 07/06/2011 3:07:54 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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TIME TO LOVE

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so they all prepared their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to stay with the island until it started sinking. When Love was almost sinking, he decided to ask for help.

Richness came by Love in a beautiful boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and you may damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so again Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.”

“Oh...Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone!”

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not listen when Love called her!

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love became so happy that he even forgot to ask the elder her name. When they arrived on dry land, the elder went on her own way. Love asked Knowledge, another elder, the name of the elder who had helped him.

“It was Time,” answered Knowledge.

“Time? But why did Time help me?” asked Love.

“Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is,” answered Knowledge.


266 posted on 07/06/2011 3:09:19 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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

Touch a Life
July 6, 2011

My friend Dan, who was soon to graduate from high school, was required to make a senior presentation. He had 15 minutes to share how he had made it to the point of graduation and to thank those who had helped him along the way.

I gazed around the room before he started to talk. All kinds of people—young families, teachers, friends, church leaders, and coaches—were in attendance. He began to talk about the ways each person had touched his life. One woman had “been like an aunt and had always been there” for him. A 30-something man “shared Scriptures often and gave counsel.” Another man had “taught him discipline and hard work.” A church friend had “taken him to football practice every day” because his mom couldn’t. A couple had “treated him like he was their own son.” One commonality—they were all just ordinary Christians who had reached out to make a difference in his life.

Paul called it doing “good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10). We can help shape another person’s life by showing an interest and taking action. And, as happened with Dan, we can reap a harvest (v.9).

Look around. Is there someone whose life needs your touch?

Lord, grant me a heart of compassion
So burdened for others’ needs
That I will show Your kindness
In attitudes, words, and deeds. —Fitzhugh

Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can,
for all the people you can, while you can.

Read: Galatians 6:6-10

Let us not grow weary while doing good. —Galatians 6:9
Bible in a year:
Job 32-33; Acts 14


267 posted on 07/06/2011 4:48:37 AM PDT by The Mayor (Opinion is no substitute for the truth of God’s Word.)
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To: jaycee

Thanks for the pic; ping at #222, jaycee. R.I.P. Caylee.


268 posted on 07/06/2011 5:40:34 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Amen to your post. I am still hurt over this but I am a helpless person. I will have to accept things that can’t be changed. Casey will get hers someway or the other. (even though she will be a millionaire for murdering her child.) That is the sad thing.


269 posted on 07/06/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor; JustAmy; pollywog; MEG33; jaycee; Jim Robinson; All
This is an email received over the fourth of July. This is intended to find christian readers which this devotional has daily. Not intended to take over the thread. It is food for thought on a possible candidate for President.
I hope everyone reads this and passes it on.

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The event was conceived, initiated and called for by Texas Governor Rick Perry. There will be no DVD sales, book sales, CD sales, T-Shirt sales, and no vendors...just water, fasting and prayer.

Below are his remarks last week in Longview:

Governor Rick Perry
Transcribed speech
Longview , Texas
May 23, 2011

In 1977, I had left the Air Force and moved home. I’ll be real honest with you—I was a bit lost spiritually, and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. So I moved in with my mother and father. Now that's a real trip! I had been an aircraft commander, traveling all around the world, seeing amazing places that a boy from Paint Creek , Texas, had never even dreamed were out there before. I had this great epiphany during my mid twenties. As I had lived in Europe and South America and the Middle East , I saw all these different countries with different forms of government. I was actually paying attention to the dictatorships, theocracies, monarchies, democratic states, etc. I started making the connection between how those people lived and the form of government they had. It was most interesting for me, as I'd never really given that much attention to our form of government in America . I'd taken for granted this extraordinary country we live in, but I came to realize that America is really a special place. I also made the calculation that inside that really cool place was this incredible place called Texas!
At twenty-five, twenty-six years old, it dawned on me what an incredible country we live in, and that the vast majority of the people take it for granted. They abuse the privilege of living in a free country. They don't realize how so many other people live around the world. But with that knowledge, I went home and lived with my mom and dad. I moved back into my old room. At eighteen years old, I left to go to my beloved Texas A&M University . Nine years later, I came back into my old room. I swear to God, I know mother cleaned it, but it looked exactly like it did the day I left. It had my football number on the door, and it had the all-star football game program still stuck on the bulletin board. It was an eerie moment for me to move back home. My dad was pretty sure I was the same stupid eighteen-year-old that had left. I was pretty sure he hadn't gotten any smarter either. So we went through this really brutal period of time of finding our comfort zone. But God was dealing with me. At twenty-seven years old, I knew that I'd been called to the ministry. I've just always been really stunned by how big a pulpit I was gonna have! I still am. I truly believe with all my heart that God has put me in this place at this time to do His will.

On Aug the 6th of this year, 2011, we are going to have a day of prayer and fasting. And it's going to be the real deal. It's not going to be some program where we line up a dozen political figures to come in and talk. It's going to be people standing on that stage, projecting and proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior at Reliant Stadium in Houston , Texas . Let me tell you, that's a big stadium and there will be a lot of people. But it's going to send a powerful message across this country! Our country's broke. Well, actually, Washington's broke; our country's going to be just fine. But we've got to have men and women who are willing to stand up to proclaim the values that this country was based upon.

In 1774, at the Continental Congress when they got together and penned that first document, they talked about “life” and “liberty.” Interestingly, the third thing they talked about was “property.” A couple of years later, when they actually wrote the Declaration, they changed that “property” to “the pursuit of happiness.” I just signed a piece of legislation today, the immanent domain legislation. I tell people, that “personal property” and the ownership of that personal property is crucial to our way of life. Our founding fathers understood that it was a very important part of the pursuit of happiness. Being able to own things that are your own is one of the things that makes America unique. But I happen to think that it's in jeopardy.
It's in jeopardy because of taxes; it's in jeopardy because of regulation; it's in jeopardy because of a legal system that's run amuck. And I think it's time for us to just hand it over to God and say, “God, You're going to have to fix this.” (I think it was Herman Cain who stood up the other day and said, “How's that “Hope and Change” thing working out for you?”) I think it's time for us to use our wisdom and our influence and really put it in God's hands. That's what I'm going to do, and I hope you'll join me. I hope you’ll join us in Houston on the 6th day of August and really start a revival across this country.

Here's what I want to leave you with. I know from time to time, people will say something like, “There goes Perry. He wants to secede.” But I love this country. We're a special place. We were created by God-fearing individuals who understood those biblical values and how powerful they could be and would be in the future. And I suggest that for our country, our best days are ahead if we'll get on our knees and ask God to take over and give us wisdom. I may wear the Lord out every day in prayer. I pray for this country. I pray for restoration for this country. I pray for our president every day. I pray that God turns buckets of wisdom out on his head, that God will open his eyes. We can change this country, but it requires our giving it to Him and letting Him guide us.
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—”For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes”.

270 posted on 07/06/2011 9:02:27 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ...


July 6, 2011



Graphic by MamaBear

A Little Dog That Wags His Tail
by Emily Dickinson

A little Dog that wags his tail
And knows no other joy
Of such a little Dog am I
Reminded by a Boy

Who gambols all the living Day
Without an earthly cause
Because he is a little Boy
I honestly suppose --

The Cat that in the Corner dwells
Her martial Day forgot
The Mouse but a Tradition now
Of her desireless Lot

Another class remind me
Who neither please nor play
But not to make a "bit of noise"
Beseech each little Boy --


271 posted on 07/06/2011 10:17:54 AM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: JustAmy; All; Billie; yorkie; tiapam; jaycee; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~Wishing All A WF Wednesday~

Photobucket

~At Amy's Place~

272 posted on 07/06/2011 10:34:53 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; tiapam; yorkie; oldteen

Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday


I hope your day goes well.
I'm not feeling playful ... Slowly accepting what cannot be changed ..
the verdict.

273 posted on 07/06/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: oldteen; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; ...


HAPPY WARM AND FUZZY WEDNESDAY!



Rose Peace – Hybrid Tea - 1946

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
274 posted on 07/06/2011 11:07:32 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: MEG33

Yesterday was a real downer and today isn’t much better. I’m hoping that by Friday we will all feel better. It is tough to play when the heart is heavy .... (for most people) .


275 posted on 07/06/2011 11:08:03 AM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: JustAmy

I am TRYING to get beyond this..I know tragic, awful things happen to children every day..Caylee isn’t the only one..I am not finding comfort with that line of thinking.

I know God must have a special place in heaven for innocent little children. That is comforting.


276 posted on 07/06/2011 11:30:20 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy for a delightful story! May we always be like that precious child.


277 posted on 07/06/2011 11:50:04 AM PDT by tajgirvan ( Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem, Victory and Protection for our fine American Troops!)
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To: JustAmy
3 Amigos say, "Hola! Caldeado y cubierto de pelusa, el miércoles!"

3_amigos

278 posted on 07/06/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; dutchess; ...
~A Warm Fuzzy Wednesday to All~


279 posted on 07/06/2011 12:52:11 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...

...I'm a cute li'l Pop Tart, aren't I! :)
Happy Warm & Fuzzy Wednesday, y'all!

280 posted on 07/06/2011 2:50:21 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: JustAmy; All

Howdy! Better late than never!! All the graphics are great!! :)


281 posted on 07/06/2011 6:46:16 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; All; FRiends
How Sweet is your Pic and Poem, Amy and Lori!
I Love your Post!


~Warm Fuzzy Wednesday Hugs to All~

282 posted on 07/06/2011 8:18:48 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: All

Thank you All for the Adorable Warm Fuzzy Wednesday Posts!


283 posted on 07/06/2011 8:23:09 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: MEG33; tiapam; JustAmy; LUV W; oldteen; jaycee; All

284 posted on 07/06/2011 8:35:21 PM PDT by yorkie (It is *WE THE PEOPLE*!. . . . . . . . .NOT *me the president*!)
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To: yorkie

I feel your pain! (((hugs)))


285 posted on 07/06/2011 8:39:51 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: raygun

Awwww...what adorable amigos! :)


286 posted on 07/06/2011 8:46:53 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; Jim Robinson; yorkie; mylife; dutchess; jaycee; Kathy in Alaska; lysie; ...
VISIT WITH "The Mayor" (Rus & his wife Julie)

Maybe someone at canteen can share these there? I know people "know him" from posting coffee there

AFPhys was to have joined us also but some "CAR ISSUES" got in the way big time

Between the normal "el crappo" here and the extensive tree down damage in yard & some travel, I have not been around too much on line .. always fun to come here and catch up.

My uncle celebrated his 91st birthday in NY & his children & grandchildren all decided to get together for holiday celbration in Charlotte area 500 miles away and NOT invite him (sweet?) They also were too busy for father's day. So I went to see him for a few days & celebrated his July 4th birthday with him. .

I truly do NOT understand how kids can do this to their parents.

He is mobile & older & frail but has always put his family so high in priority in his life. One of the sons who drove down with his wife & 2 dogs lives about 10 minutes away. Could have driven him OR gotten him on plane before he left. B-I-G Sigh.....

As the Mayor was only about an hour away got in a trip there & spent night & had fun catching up

287 posted on 07/07/2011 5:46:15 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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

Fusion Man
July 7, 2011

Yves Rossy accomplished something people have dreamed of since the ancient myth of Icarus. He has flown. Known as the “Fusion Man,” Rossy built a set of wings with an engine pack that uses his body as the fuselage of the aircraft, with the wings fused to the back of his heat-resistant suit. His first flight took place near Geneva, Switzerland, in 2004, and he has since had numerous successful flights.

The psalmist David longed to have wings so he could fly away. In a time when he was being pursued by enemies who were seeking to take his life, Israel’s king cried, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest” (Ps. 55:6).

Like David, when we’re facing pressure, mistreatment, hardship, or grief, we might wish we could sprout wings and fly away. But Jesus offers a better way. Rather than fleeing our struggles, He invites us to flee to Him. He said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, . . . and you will find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11:28-29). Rather than wishing we could fly away and escape life’s problems, we can bring them to Him.

Escape cannot give us rest, but Jesus can.

O give me a spirit of peace, dear Lord,
Midst the storms and tempests that roll,
That I may find rest and quiet within,
A calm buried deep in my soul. —Dawe

God gives us strength to face our problems, not to flee from them.

Read: Psalm 55:1-8

So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” —Psalm 55:6
Bible in a year:
Job 34-35; Acts 15:1-21


288 posted on 07/07/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by The Mayor (Opinion is no substitute for the truth of God’s Word.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

That is TOO cool!


289 posted on 07/07/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: The Mayor

” God gives us strength to face our problems, not to flee from them.”

Amen!


290 posted on 07/07/2011 6:32:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: The Mayor
When we have our heart, mind, eyes , soul and spirit, on our LORD and Savior, sustainer, our fortress, our refuge, the Eternal One, we can surrender it all to Him, knowing he is sovereign, merciful,filled with loving kindness, compassionate, and he loves us; so we can trust in his grace, will and might, knowing “all things work together for good to them that love God.

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Romans 8:28

King James Version (KJV)

“28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
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Thank you, for today's, devotional, Mayor.

291 posted on 07/07/2011 9:25:11 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: All

Traveling down the interstate and needing to use the bathroom, I stopped at a rest area and headed to the restrooms.

I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the ther stall saying: ‘Hi, how are you?’

I’m not the type to start a conversation in the restroom and I don’t know what got into me, but I answered, somewhat embarrassed, ‘Doin’ just fine.’

And the other person says: ‘So what are you up to?’

What kind of question is that? At that point, I’m thinking this is too bizarre so I say: ‘Uhhh, I’m like you, just traveling.’

At this point I am just trying to get out as fast as I can when I hear another question. ‘Can I come over?’

Ok, this question is just too weird for me but I figured I could just be polite and end the conversation. I tell them ‘No..I’m a little busy right now!’

Then I hear the person say nervously... ‘Listen, I’ll have to call you back. There’s an idiot in the other stall who keeps answering all my questions.


292 posted on 07/07/2011 9:28:14 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

“Sarah Palin spoke out about Independence Day, saying that if the British had won the war, we’d all be speaking English today.” -Jay Leno


293 posted on 07/07/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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~Enjoy Your Thursday~

smell the roses

294 posted on 07/07/2011 10:22:48 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen; JustAmy; Dubya; jaycee; tiapam; raygun; ConorMacNessa; MEG33; All

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!

295 posted on 07/07/2011 10:59:52 AM PDT by yorkie (It is *WE THE PEOPLE*!. . . . . . . . .NOT *me the president*!)
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To: DollyCali

Very nice. I’m happy you were able to visit with each other.


296 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:35 AM PDT by lysie
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HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Glencar Waterfall, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Enjoy your Thursday!!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
298 posted on 07/07/2011 12:12:19 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10:07 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,
Thankyou for contacting us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept drawings as payment and your account remains in arrears of $233.95. Please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Giles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10:32 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
Can I have my drawing of a spider back then please.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11:42 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re:Re: Overdue account

Dear David,
You emailed the drawing to me. Do you want me to eMail it back to you?

Yours sincerely, Jane Giles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11:56 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Re:Re:Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
Yes please.
Regards, David

From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 12:14 pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re:Re:Re:Re: Overdue account

Attached [spider.gif]

spider_7

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 9:22 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Who's spider is that?

Dear Jane
Are you sure this drawing of a spider is the one I sent you? This spider has only seven legs and I do not feel I would have made such an elemenatary mistake when I drew it.

Regards, David

From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 11:03 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Who's spider is that?

Dear David
Yes it is the same drawing. I copied and pasted it from the email you sent me on the 8th. David your account is still overdue by the amount of $233.95. Please make this payment as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely, Jane Giles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 11:05 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Automated Out of Office Resonse

Thank you for contacting me. I'm currently away on leave, travelling through time and will be returning last week.

Regards, David.

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 11:08 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Re:Re: Who's spider is that?

Hello, I am back and have read through your emails and accept that despite missing a leg, that drawing of a spider may indeed be the one I sent you. I realize with hindsight that it is possible you rejected the drawing of a spider due to this obvious limb omission but did not point it out in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings. As such, I am sending you a revised drawing with the correct number of legs as full payment for any amount outstanding. I trust this will bring the matter to a conclusion.

Regards, David

spider_8

From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 11:03 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re:Re:Re: Who's spider is that?

Dear David
As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in leiu of money for accounts outstanding. We accept cheque, bank cheque, money order or cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional fees.

Yours sincerely, Jane Giles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 13 Oct 2008 3:17 am
To: Jane Giles
Subject: Re:Re:Re:Re: Who's spider is that?

I understand and will definitely make a payment this week if I remember. As you have not accepted my second drawing as payment, please return the drawing to me as soon as possible. It was silly of me to assume that I could provide you with something of completely no value whatsoever, waste your time and then attach such a large amount to it.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Giles
Date: Thursday 10 Oct 2008 11:18 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Who's spider is that?

Attached [spider2.gif]

spider_8

299 posted on 07/07/2011 12:32:02 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: yorkie
Yes...it IS Thursday! ;)

Have a great one!

300 posted on 07/07/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by oldteen
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