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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2012
2-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 01/31/2012 10:16:14 PM PST by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


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.







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

1,401 posted on 02/27/2012 4:37:47 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: yorkie; JustAmy; MEG33; stephenjohnbanker



The Present

My lover slipped under the covers,
To welcome me once more,
As light began to filter in,
The eyes they covered o'er.

"It's good to have you here again."
"I feel the same for Thee."
And as the day grew bright outside,
My love was warming me.

"I've brought you another present,
What will you do with this day?"
"Well, I'd like to think that I'll make You proud,
But only God can say."

"You've already made a marvelous start,
Just keep it up for a while."
"I'll do my best, for I know my reward,
Will forevermore be Your smile!"

NicknamedBob . . . . . February 27, 2012

1,402 posted on 02/27/2012 5:13:05 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

“” “I’ll do my best, for I know my reward, Will forevermore be Your smile!” NicknamedBob . . . . . February 27, 2012 Ain’t that CUTE!!


1,403 posted on 02/27/2012 5:51:42 PM PST 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: stephenjohnbanker
"Ain’t that CUTE!!"

Doctrine and Saccharin.

1,404 posted on 02/27/2012 5:58:06 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

: )


1,405 posted on 02/27/2012 6:25:00 PM PST 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: 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


A Man Of Warmth And Wisdom

February 28, 2012

When Dr. Vernon Grounds, former president and chancellor of Denver Seminary, went to be with the Lord at age 96, tributes and remembrances poured in from former students, colleagues, and friends. Almost everyone recalled a time when Dr. Grounds had personally encouraged them through his teaching, his counsel, or simply his warm smile. He believed in the value of training pastors, teachers, and counselors who had a vital relationship with Christ and a willingness to serve others.

A vivid portrait of Vernon Grounds is seen in a selection of verses from Proverbs 15: “A man of understanding walks uprightly” (v.21). “A word spoken in due season, how good it is!” (v.23). “The words of the pure are pleasant” (v.26). “The heart of the righteous studies how to answer” (v.28). “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom” (v.33).

Dr. Grounds’ counsel grew out of his character, and his wisdom came from God. The warmth of his life was fired by his purity of heart. The result is a model for us from the Word of God and the example of a man who humbly followed his Savior.

Vernon Grounds ran well and finished his race. May his example of wise and compassionate living challenge us as we continue to run.

Life’s truest heroes never carve their name On marbled columns built for their acclaim; They build instead a legacy that springs From faithful service to the King of kings. —Gustafson
A good leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way.

Read: Proverbs 15:21-33

A word spoken in due season, how good it is! —Proverbs 15:23
Bible in a Year:
Joshua 4-6


1,406 posted on 02/28/2012 7:11:43 PM 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 so much for being here tonight, Rus,
with our Daily Bread,
as FR opened after a long day of absence,
and thank you for being here every morning,
when each of us signs in for the day!


1,407 posted on 02/28/2012 7:58:09 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

It’s my pleasure and my duty Yorkie.
I felt incomplete today not being able to post ODB.
I have been doing it here on FR for close to 10 years.
I appreciate you and everyone here that appreciates Prayer!
We Love the Lord with all our Hearts and it shows!

God Bless my FRiend


1,408 posted on 02/28/2012 8:06:17 PM 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: yorkie; JustAmy

It looks to me as though my birthday was harder on Free Republic than it was on me.

I’ve noticed that they have trouble with high numbers. Sorry about that.


1,409 posted on 02/28/2012 8:07:26 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

1,410 posted on 02/28/2012 8:33:54 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Mr. Jim and All Those who worked
so diligently all day to try to get
Free Republic back online. I know you
could tell by Facebook how much we all
love this place! And we know it's
no piece of cake in the work you all do!
Just wanted to let you know that
We Appreciate All of You!



1,411 posted on 02/28/2012 8:37:20 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor
Thank you, Rus! I know how much you wanted to do ODB today
and you got it done! Good lesson....good job! I bet
the Robinson's are dog tired, don't you?
GOD BLESS THEM!
1,412 posted on 02/28/2012 8:42:23 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

Sweet, yorkie!
See you tomorrow, Lord willing.


1,413 posted on 02/28/2012 8:44:27 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: NicknamedBob
Yeah Bob, you had so many numbers in your birthday that it
put Free Republic out of business today....LOL!
1,414 posted on 02/28/2012 8:46:17 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

Hi KItty, Just wanted to say hi and goodnight. Ready for bed and I’ll talk to ya tomorrow!


1,415 posted on 02/28/2012 8:48:30 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Yes I do, John had tons of work to do and as Jim said on FB. Hopefully John won’t have to go mess with servers. Well he had to mess with servers. Apparently a long drive.


1,416 posted on 02/28/2012 8:56:00 PM 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: jaycee; FRiends
(((((Goodnight, Sweet Jaycee and All FRiends, and God Bless)))))
1,417 posted on 02/28/2012 9:50:02 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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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


How To Get A New Heart

February 29, 2012

A friend who is a heart transplant cardiologist has an appreciation of Ezekiel 36:26 that not many of us can understand. Mike manages the pre-operation and post-operation care for heart-transplant patients. He’s often in the operating room as surgeons remove diseased, discolored hearts and replace them with vibrant, pink “new” donor hearts.

Mike explains that the process for selecting who gets a “new” physical heart is similar to who can get a “new heart” from God (Ezek. 36:26). In both cases, need alone is the criterion.

Ezekiel’s mention of the people of Israel someday getting a “new heart” is a foreshadowing of the change that takes place at salvation. Ephesians 4:24 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 refer to it as “new man” and “new creation.” For the Israelites of Ezekiel’s day and for those of us living today, only one criterion must be met for us to acquire a “transplant.” We must need it. It matters not whether we’re rich or poor, respected or scorned. Citizenship, social status, and ethnicity are inconsequential. If we need a new heart from God, we can have one through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

What indicates that need? As sinners, all of us need a new heart. Have you had a spiritual heart transplant?

Christ asks you for nothing—
Come just as you are;
Come sinful, come guilty,
Come give Him your heart. —Anon.
We need more than a new start— we need a new heart!

Read: Ezekiel 36:26-31

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. —Ezekiel 36:26
Bible in a Year:


1,418 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:54 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

Amen...Than you, Rus, for starting our day off right...


1,419 posted on 02/29/2012 6:36:09 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Your welcome! Better start to the day than yesterday. : )


1,420 posted on 02/29/2012 6:43:30 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

My niece is visiting..We share the computer..I was so kind, gracious and generous with allowing her lots of time time on the computer yesterday..LOL..She would click on FR to give me updates on status.
We watched a movie..so I failed to get back and see that FR was back up last evening.


1,421 posted on 02/29/2012 6:58:56 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To Amy's Place


"Extra large Heating Pad With Custom Neck Warmer"

1,422 posted on 02/29/2012 7:01:58 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: The Mayor

Good one, Rus!


1,423 posted on 02/29/2012 7:48:19 AM PST 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: MEG33

It was a little frustrating but we lived thru it. Working from home I am near the computer too much but have so many other things going on. Most is business related but I can’t avoid FR. I have to see latest news.. : )


1,424 posted on 02/29/2012 9:06:44 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

Sweet and lovely message today, Mr. Mayor. Thank you.


1,425 posted on 02/29/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Awww~~~~sweet!


1,426 posted on 02/29/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

February 29, 2012






Graphics by Billie


1,427 posted on 02/29/2012 9:24:18 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor; All
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"Christ asks you for nothing—
Come just as you are;
Come sinful, come guilty,
Come give Him your heart. —Anon.

We need more than a new start— we need a new heart!”

Read: Ezekiel 36:26-31

Thank you, Mayor, for Today's Bread
************************************************************

1,428 posted on 02/29/2012 9:28:49 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: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; lonestar; ...

Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday to Everyone!



1,429 posted on 02/29/2012 9:38:07 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

So pretty, Amy. Graphic and song. Thank you!


1,430 posted on 02/29/2012 9:41:55 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Precious, Amy..Thank you!.


1,431 posted on 02/29/2012 10:02:56 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

;o)


1,432 posted on 02/29/2012 10:04:05 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

* big smile *

Aren’t they cute!! Thanks, Jaycee.

I’ve been looking at some old threads this morning. I get sidetracked so easily.

I have a hair appt later .... and BOY, do I ever need a hair cut!!

Yesterday was a bummer .... I spent so much time checking to see if we were online yet. I really missed everyone.

Have a WF day.


1,433 posted on 02/29/2012 10:04:32 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee

Awww..another sweet one..I am going to turn over the computer to my niece for awhile..She has Facebook addiction like our FR addidtion..Can’t let her go into withdrawal..LOL


1,434 posted on 02/29/2012 10:07:03 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

So cute, Meg. Thank you.

It was good to see that some made it back last night. I checked after AWANA last night ... saw that we were back but had some things to finish before time for bed.


1,435 posted on 02/29/2012 10:07:28 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg. It felt great to be able to post an Opening this morning.

Have a beautiful WF Wednesday.


1,436 posted on 02/29/2012 10:08:53 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor
Thank you for getting ODB posted last night, Rus.

It was a frustrating day.

1,437 posted on 02/29/2012 10:10:49 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

Happy WF Wednesday, Yorkie.

Good to see that you made it last night. How is the PT going?

On Monday, Marissa had her braces tightened ...by Monday evening, she was really whining about her mouth hurting. On Monday, she also got her glasses. She looks cute with them. She thinks she looks smart. LOL


1,438 posted on 02/29/2012 10:13:48 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; Diver Dave; All
I've been in time out for several days because lonestar has been busy...doing people stuff!

I think I'm glad I don't have taxes or the IRS...whatever that is!

Weinie


1,439 posted on 02/29/2012 10:14:13 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: WVNan

Nan, I watched AI last night to hear Chase sing. I was hoping to see glimpses of one of my favorite places, Point Pleasant, when his turn came up, but apparently he isn’t living in his hometown while he is going to college. Loved the clips of his horses and the beautiful WV background. The talent on AI is very impressive this year. I hope Chase does well. I know a good looking guy when I see one and he is one very cute country boy! Seems like a really nice guy too.

I also want you to know that I am continuing to pray for Roy. I am praying that God will wrap you all in His peace and comfort as you await the test results. Love you, sistah!


1,440 posted on 02/29/2012 10:30:49 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: NicknamedBob

LOL

Yeah ... you broke it good!!


1,441 posted on 02/29/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. —Ezekiel 36:26

Thank you for sharing today's lesson, Rus.
So nice to open the thread and see that coffee cup every morning.

Have a Wonderful WF Wednesday.


1,442 posted on 02/29/2012 10:36:46 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; WVNan

Well Darn!! No one pinged me so I missed it.

Boo hoo!


1,443 posted on 02/29/2012 10:40:51 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: lonestar

Happy WFWednesday, Weinie. Welcome back ... we’ve missed you.

I wish I didn’t have taxes or IRS. Guess it is time to start thinking about that. LOL


1,444 posted on 02/29/2012 10:42:38 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Hi, Amy! My PT is going well - three times a week, and she will be through with my workouts by the end of next week. She is encouraging me to continue with therapy though, outside of the home.

My Grandaughter (11) had her braces tightened last week, and was in tears by the evening. But it is all better now. She had them put a turquoise band on each tooth - and said she can go get the color changed whenever - but I doubt it will happen often. LOL!

You tell Marissa that Yorkie is SURE she looks smarter!!!


1,445 posted on 02/29/2012 10:47:30 AM PST by yorkie
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To: MEG33; All; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; pollywog; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~A WF Wednesday To Amy's Place~

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1,446 posted on 02/29/2012 11:15:06 AM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
So cute, M.

Thanks!

1,447 posted on 02/29/2012 11:22:48 AM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Billie
What a sweet little guy he is!

Thank you!

Wonder who he's waiting for? :)

1,448 posted on 02/29/2012 11:26:30 AM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee
Awwww....don't ya love puppies?

Thanks, jaycee!

Any results yet?

1,449 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:29 AM PST by oldteen
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To: yorkie
Good to see you here, my fren!

I hope you take her suggestion to heart as your healing is going to be lengthy.

1,450 posted on 02/29/2012 11:33:32 AM PST by oldteen
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