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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2011
12-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 11/30/2011 10:24:07 PM PST by JustAmy




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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor.


1,151 posted on 12/18/2011 6:24:38 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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Dave Koz
December Makes Me Feel This Way

1,152 posted on 12/18/2011 6:55:38 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LUV W

Good Night, all!

(((HUGS)))


1,153 posted on 12/18/2011 6:57:13 PM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site; MEG33

Good night....may sweet dreams find you! :)


1,154 posted on 12/18/2011 7:02:15 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MEG33; All; FRiends; everyone
Goodnight, Dear Meg and All FRiends.
Meg, your Lord's Day Posts are So Beautiful!
Thank you for the Wonderful Place you Prepare for us on Sundays.

(((((Thank you to Everyone for the Beautiful Posts)))))


1,155 posted on 12/18/2011 7:37:31 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
Kitty, you find the sweetest sleeping kitties ever! That
one is a doll. If it came to my door, I think I would keep
it and love it to death. (((Hugs)))

Thank you, Sweet Jaycee!
Your Lord's Day Post #1074 is So Beautiful!
Thank you for the Lovely Blessing.

(((((Have a Wonderful Monday, Dear FRiend)))))

1,156 posted on 12/18/2011 8:38:44 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: left that other site
What a SWEET Kitteh!

Thank you, Mary Lou!
I Loved the Vid you Posted of BiBi's Christmas Message.

(((((Thank you, Dear FRiend)))))

1,157 posted on 12/18/2011 8:47:59 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Sorry I Missed You


Thank you, Kitty, and you are most welcome.
Lovely goodnight graphic!
Wishing You A Wonderful Day

1,158 posted on 12/19/2011 4:29:13 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Kitty Mittens

It was a much nicer than the “Holiday Message” we got from our own “Dear Leader”.(WAS there even one of those? I must have missed it! )


1,159 posted on 12/19/2011 5:31:34 AM PST by left that other site
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All Is Well

December 19, 2011

Recently, my husband and I were reacquainted with a young man we had known as a child many years ago. We fondly reminisced about a Christmas program when Matthew had sung—in a perfect boy soprano—the song “All Is Well” by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Michael W. Smith. It was a wonderful memory of a song beautifully sung.

All is well, all is well;
Lift up your voice and sing.
Born is now Emmanuel,
Born is our Lord and Savior.
Sing Alleluia, sing Alleluia, all is well.

To hear the words of that song at Christmastime is comforting to many. But some people are unable to absorb the message because their lives are in turmoil. They’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, persistent unemployment, a serious illness, or depression that will not go away. Their hearts loudly cry out, “All is not well—not for me!”

But for those of us who celebrate the birth of our Savior—despite the dark night of the soul we may experience—all is well because of Christ. We are not alone in our pain. God is beside us and promises never to leave (Heb. 13:5). He promises that His grace will be sufficient (2 Cor. 12:9). He promises to supply all our needs (Phil. 4:19). And He promises us the amazing gift of eternal life (John 10:27-28).

As we review God’s promises, we can agree with the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, who wrote, “Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.”

God’s peace pillows the head when God’s promises calm the heart.

Read: Psalm 46:1-3

I will never leave you nor forsake you. —Hebrews 13:5
Bible in a year:
Jonah 1-4; Revelation 10


1,160 posted on 12/19/2011 5:45:35 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: oldteen
"Is it non-alcohol?"

At Christmastime, you can have whatever you want, and however you desire it.

(But don't push it after Dec. 25.....)

LOL - ((((HUGS))))

1,161 posted on 12/19/2011 8:04:55 AM PST by yorkie
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All I Want For CHRISTMAS Is My Two Front Teeth (click here)


1,162 posted on 12/19/2011 9:10:53 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

LOL.


1,163 posted on 12/19/2011 9:19:59 AM PST by left that other site
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To: The Mayor; All
“...
8.And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9.And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10.And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11.For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12.And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13.And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14.Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
...”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Image the shepherds in the field seeing and hearing the heavenly host singing to the glory of God!!!

It would and did change their life ... something not to be forgotten ... ever.

1,164 posted on 12/19/2011 10:23:55 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; tiapam; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

~Happy Monday To Amy's Place~



1,165 posted on 12/19/2011 10:26:29 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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December 19, 2011






Graphics by MamaBear


1,166 posted on 12/19/2011 10:33:39 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; stephenjohnbanker; lonestar; ...




Merry Christmas, FRiends.

Thank you for coming by with your cute, pretty, beautiful graphics, blessings and comments.

It seems that I will be gone more than present for the rest of the week.
I appreciate you coming by and helping to keep the lights on and the doors open.

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas Week.


1,167 posted on 12/19/2011 11:03:35 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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WARNING: ... I'm a lousy photographer!

The link is to a portion of the school's Christmas program. Since I do not know how to edit videos, it has all of my oooops.

Marissa told me she was very nervous ... more nervous than when she sang at the high school for a much larger audience.

School choir.


1,168 posted on 12/19/2011 11:16:29 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor; All
The promises of God are through out his Word. It is not God I doubt, it turns out, it is my self that I realize is not as strong or grounded or steadfast in my faith as I know to be. I do things or fail to do things or have thoughts regarding America's state of affairs that do not demonstrate my faith.

Father God, help each of us to know Thee in our heart and soul and rest our minds and have faith in Thee ever. Falling down ... forgive us, we are to get back up and persevere in faith, in Jesus name, amen.

1,169 posted on 12/19/2011 11:24:15 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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Photobucket Photobucket

1,170 posted on 12/19/2011 1:21:04 PM PST by oldteen
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To: yorkie

OK...I’ll write myself a note to remind me! Of course, then I’ll forget where I put the note and what it said but, it will keep me busy trying to remember everything! lol *hugs*


1,171 posted on 12/19/2011 1:25:07 PM PST by oldteen
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To: yorkie

She is just too cute!


1,172 posted on 12/19/2011 1:27:00 PM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
And to you, M!

It will be here way too soon for me! I have never procrastinated as much as I have this year! *sigh*

1,173 posted on 12/19/2011 1:29:13 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear
What a perfect graphic and song.

Thank you both!

1,174 posted on 12/19/2011 1:32:14 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy

Getting the video is the biggest step...you did. She is sure growing up fast. Someday she’ll thank you for such great memories!


1,175 posted on 12/19/2011 1:36:21 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you, Teenie.

I can’t believe she is twelve. How time flies.


1,176 posted on 12/19/2011 2:04:36 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Excellent singing, Marissa! You could go on American Idol!! :)


1,177 posted on 12/19/2011 2:05:39 PM PST by tiapam
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To: oldteen

Precious!!


1,178 posted on 12/19/2011 2:07:13 PM PST by tiapam
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Beautiful graphic and song! Thank you!!


1,179 posted on 12/19/2011 2:09:53 PM PST by tiapam
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To: MEG33

WOW! Beautiful graphic and frame! Thank you!


1,180 posted on 12/19/2011 2:11:40 PM PST by tiapam
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To: MEG33; amy
A PRAYER FOR LOVE

simmer slowly O my heart
let love be slow and true
let passion be in every part
let me enjoy the view

let love be lasting, long, and tried
let her love be the same
let both of us subdue our pride
let neither hold a blame

let me find the depth of soul
and help me learn to please
let two halves become a whole
and every moment seize

I ask not for a perfect love
but one I could endeavor
and give it blessings from above
and let it last forever. 
                   fish hawk

1,181 posted on 12/19/2011 2:27:59 PM PST by fish hawk (bottom line: I'm voting for WHOEVER wins the republican nomination)
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Michael Buble~Cold December Night

6 More Days! :)

1,182 posted on 12/19/2011 3:16:30 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: tiapam

Thank you! :)


1,183 posted on 12/19/2011 3:18:43 PM PST by oldteen
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To: LUV W
Very nice, LUVVY...thank you!

6 More Days! :)

Ugh...I can't wait until it's the day after! lol

1,184 posted on 12/19/2011 3:21:12 PM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33

Forgive me for not getting back yesterday! Your graphics were FANTASTIC!! Thank you!


1,185 posted on 12/19/2011 3:29:38 PM PST by tiapam
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To: LUV W

Your graphic is so pretty and Michael Buble song......great! Thanks, Luv!


1,186 posted on 12/19/2011 3:33:45 PM PST by tiapam
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To: oldteen

Trust me...not any more than I can! Although, at our store
the day after is sometimes scarier than the week before! LOL!


1,187 posted on 12/19/2011 3:34:15 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: oldteen

I know, Teenie! I would adopt her in a second!

Thank you


1,188 posted on 12/19/2011 3:57:55 PM PST by yorkie
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To: tiapam

Glad you enjoyed it....good to see you! :)


1,189 posted on 12/19/2011 4:10:30 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: fish hawk

Oh, Fish Hawk, that is so beautiful!

May I make a suggestion? To have the love of both, last forever............ go into your secret chamber (that the two of you painstakingly built together), and lock out Father Time.

Bless you and the lady who is blessed to have captured your heart!

Merry Christmas!


1,190 posted on 12/19/2011 4:29:22 PM PST by yorkie
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To: LUV W

Love it, Luv!

Merry Christmas to you and your ‘better half’!


1,191 posted on 12/19/2011 4:31:18 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Kitty Mittens

Kitty, that is such a lovely graphic! Thank YOU for all your lovely, amazingly sweet, peaceful graphics each night!

Wishing you a relaxing week with a peaceful celebration of the Birth of our Savior.


1,192 posted on 12/19/2011 4:34:40 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Merry Christmas to you, too, Yorkie! (((hugs)))


1,193 posted on 12/19/2011 4:37:30 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: JustAmy

Smaller audiences are actually more scary because you can see their faces! LOL!


1,194 posted on 12/19/2011 6:37:51 PM PST by left that other site
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GOOD MILITARY MONDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.






1,195 posted on 12/19/2011 7:20:03 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: fish hawk

“A Prayer For Love”

Nice!


1,196 posted on 12/19/2011 8:34:33 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I am as down-to-Earth as a baby duck, but my mind still roams the stars.)
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Always On Duty

December 20, 2011

As my kids were discarding their trash at the local mall food court, my oldest son was almost run into by a man who was clearly on a mission. My younger son jokingly remarked, “Maybe he stole something.” Thinking I might be able to use this as a teachable moment, I said, “That’s what the Bible calls judging.” He then asked with a smile: “Why are you always ‘pastoring’ me?” After I finished laughing, I told my sons that I could never take a vacation from shepherding them.

The apostle Paul told the Ephesian elders that they too could never take a vacation from shepherding God’s people (Acts 20). He was convinced that false teachers would try to ravage the church (v.29), and the elders needed to protect the group from them. Caring for God’s people includes feeding them spiritually, leading them gently, and warning them firmly. Leaders in the church are to be motivated by the incalculable price Christ paid on the cross (v.28).

Church leaders have a big responsibility to watch over our souls, for one day they will give an account to the Lord for their work among us. Let’s bring them joy now by responding to their faithful, godly leadership with obedience and submission (Heb. 13:17).

We join our hearts and hands together
Faithful to the Lord’s command:
We hold each other to God’s standards—
All that truth and love demand. —D. De Haan

After we hear the Word of God,
we should then take up the work of God.

Read: Acts 20:22-32

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. —Hebrews 13:17
Bible in a year:
Micah 1-3; Revelation 11


1,197 posted on 12/20/2011 6:01:34 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you, Rus, for starting our day off right today and everyday.


1,198 posted on 12/20/2011 6:07:35 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; tiapam; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

*Good Morning To Amy's Place*


Marissa has a lovely voice, Amy.
Thank you for your darling posts, yorkie and teenie
...and for the lovely music and graphic, LUV.
Thank you for your sweet comment, pam.
Love your poem, fishhawk! Thank you!
Wishing You All A Wonderful Day



1,199 posted on 12/20/2011 6:20:46 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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Merry Christmas








Blessings and Peace to you, this Christmas and in the New Year!





ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

1,200 posted on 12/20/2011 6:29:35 AM PST by left that other site
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