Skip to comments.Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2012
Posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:16 PM PST by JustAmy
Update: I promised to let you guys know when we found out the results of son’s tests. Praise the Lord, I am able to report that he passed the tests with flying colors. No cancer. You can imagine how relieved I am. Losing one son to cancer is quite enough for me. Son has the weight of the world lifted today. He was thinking all those days about how could he possibly leave his babies. Every time he picked up the baby, he had tears in his eyes. He loves those babies more than anything. I want to thank all of you for your prayers. I know they worked and we all appreciate all of you for your concerns and prayers. God bless you.
I’m so sorry, Jaycee. Seems things are not working in my favor this week. :(
I’ve been trying to get some bookwork done but am having printer problems. I have some of the files on the old computer so am running back and forth. Maybe I’ll lose some weight. LOL
Hey .. I hope you know that you are and will continue to be in my prayers. How did the consultation go? When wll you have the surgery?
Hey ... I still couldn’t find you on Facebook. How about sending a friend request to me?
(((((Goodnight to All FRiends)))))
Our Lord Grant us a Peaceful and Restful Night.
Praise The Lord for this wonderful news, Nan.
Your son’s tears reminds me of the tears I shed when each of our daughters were born.
Thank You, KM.
I got a jury summons in the mail today. I think I have a valid excuse for not serving this time. Have to notify them to get the summons postponed.
Linda sent one out to you tonight.
Few people knew me better as a boy than Francis Allen, the pastor who led me to Jesus Christ. A fire-and-brimstone preacher in the pulpit, he was a near-perfect example of the gentleness of Gods love outside of it.
Early on, Francis recognized a tendency in me to try to buy approval by working harder than expected and doing more than people asked. These are good traits to give as gifts to others, he would tell me, but you should never use them to buy acceptance and love from peopleor from God.
To help me understand this, he told me to read Jesus promise in Matthew 11:30 that His yoke is easya statement that sometimes seems too simple to be true. Then, pointing to Micah 6:6-8, he said: Now read this and ask yourself if there are any gifts you can give God that He doesnt already have. The answer, of course, is no.
Then he went on to explain that God cannot be boughtthe gift of grace is free. Since this is true, what should be our response? To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (v.8). I learned that these were acts of gratitudenot of purchase.
Let Micah 6 be a reminder that grace is free and that faithful living is our grateful response.
Read: Micah 6:1-8
Didn’t get back on the thread last night. I was on my way to the car and my insurance man was up in the backyard. He walked back here and I really was in a hurry for my appointment so we will be in touch more today or Monday. Of course, he told me what I already knew....”that my building was demolished.” LOL! Have a great day!
Nan, what wonderful news! I cannot imagine what losing a son would be like. I have 2 sons and if anything happened to either of them, it would almost be the end of me.
I know you are rejoicing and Praising the Lord for these great results as we all here at Amy’s are rejoicing with you!
God bless you and your family today and every day! (((HUGS)))
Son was the same way Dave, when his daughters were born. He carries his tears close to the surface. He has a big heart.
Thank you jaycee, I hope everyone has a great day. I will be chasing the dynamo around the house all day. She is the fastest thing on knees. Today she is 1 year old. She is so close to walking. I was just thinking that I will have to have a leash for her when she starts walking. I can barely keep up with her as she crawls. She will have to be in athletics to burn off all that energy.
I'm behind in my bookwork and must write my checks today and get another worry off my mind. Its not that its so hard....its just time-consuming and sitting still so long is not good for my back. Life must go on as they say! I must say "I'm grateful that I can do all these things though."
Don't think I could do it, Nan!
Thank you, dearest Kitty!
I think your prayer worked as I slept really well last night!
This is so SAD! Brought tears to my eyes.
You will soon see a lot of people wearing Red on Fridays. Here's why..... The Americans, who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are. Many Americans, like yourself, and all their friends, simply want to recognize that Americans support our troops. Our idea of showing our solidarity and support for our troops is starting Friday and continuing on each and every Friday, until this is over, that every red-blooded American who supports our young men and women, WEAR SOMETHING RED.
PTL ... Nan, thank you for sharing this wonderful news. I know it is a relief for all of you. We are joining you in giving thanks to our Lord.
Give those babies a big hug.
Heavenly Father ... thank you for hearing our prayers. Amen.
Thanking God for your good news.It’s wondeerful!
Thanks, Dave. I got it and am now a member of the group.
Hugs and prayers.
Happy Friday, Rus. Thank you for ODB. Thank you for being here.
Like you, I’m just checking in between bookwork. I hope to finish FR this weekend.
Next week, I will tackle the info for our personal return. I wish I didn’t procrastinate. I wish I were better organized! LOL
Yes .. this is a very sad poem. I hesitated before using it ... then decided that death was a part of life.
Wishing you a Fantastic Friday and a Blessed weekend.
Good Friday mornng, Meg. Thank you for the pretty spring graphic.
Our nights and mornings are cold but the afternoons are very pleasant.
We didn’t get much rain .... a few showers. I don’t know whether to wish for rain or not. We need the rain (we really need snow in the mountains!). but very much rain can do real damage to the crops. All of the fruit trees are in bloom. I’m hoping for a drive only the blossom trail this weekend.
So lovely and sweet, Meg.
Back to the coal mines now!
Today this is something I came across, and I want to bring it for others to read ...
“GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY ... By William Cowper
You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand. John 13:7
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.”
I was getting spoiled with 70s days..It’s 43 right now..The winds were awful(and so are my allergies) this week. We didn’t get the heavier rain yesterday but did have thunderstorms this morning.
I do hope you get your blossom tour, Amy.
Thank you, jaycee..Happy Bookwork(just kidding)
You are so right, Amy. Tomorrow it will be two months since death touched my life so deeply.........
Look at the hibiscus flower, in time lapse, as it opens with full beauty, and then as it grasps for life, just before it's final close:
It is full of LOVE and SUPPORT for each and every one of our HEROES!
Mothers love their off spring ...
We all need to consider this, MO.
Thank you, for posting it.
I thought that this was one of Billie’s most clever.
I’m hoping that I will catch up soon. I do not like the pressure. :)
“Mercy unto you,
and love be multiplied.”
Cute, Rus. Thanks.
I love hibiscus they have prolific blooms.
God can afford to squander beauty everywhere for those with eyes to see.
Frst ... please accept my condolences on your loss. It will soon be a year since my friend from 7th grade died. I’ve really missed her and our conversations.
That Life is Short video is awesome. So pretty and so meaningful.
Wishing you a beautiful day ... big hugs for tomorrow.
I answered your post thinking it was from another. Pam is truly missed at Amy’s Place and Cardu is really missed at FR.
I think of Pam every Saturday.
Oh, thank you, Amy. You have sent so many condolences, and cards and calls, I hold you and your family dear to my heart.
I am sorry about your life-long friend’s passing. Death is difficult for those of us left behind, but so beautiful for the believers that ‘go Home’.
This is so precious, Yorkie. I’ll bet her soldier day is anxious to see his little angel.
Beautiful words, Geo!
This song reminds me of those words by Wm. Cowper:
Farther Along, we’ll understand why.
This is beautiful, Yorkie. Such beautiful voices on those little ones.
I’m feel so bad that I answered your post without mentioning Pam and Cardy.
That’s what happens when I rush to get a few posts answered on a short break.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.