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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2012
4-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:08:43 PM PDT 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
your thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*.

Enjoy! :)












Never Forget!






Bad Penny




Amy's personal guardian ~
the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

LouieWolf





Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; april2012; friends; poetry
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To: jaycee
Very sad, Jaycee. I've sung this song many times - worked on it for years when I was taking voice lessons. It is a fragile song and can very easily be oversung.



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)

781 posted on 04/19/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I'm sure you're not still online but thats the first time that
I couldn't get a link! It told me I had to have Windows 7
or later to get it. I'm still using and satisfied with XP,
so I went to Youtube and listened to 2 versions. Listened
to an Irish lady (Maureen) and she did a lovely job and then I decided
to listen to the gentlemans version and it was also good but I
liked the lady's version best I think. There was 100's of versions.

And I bet many of us were unaware that you had voice training!
Thats great....too bad you can't sing for us!!

Headed for the sack now for sure!

782 posted on 04/19/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Jaycee, I’m in Boudoir MacNessa already. Will check the Link in the morning.


783 posted on 04/19/2012 9:00:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jaycee; MEG33; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; All; FRiends
Precious Post, Dear Jaycee, and your Frame is Perfect; So Very Beautiful!

(((((Thank you, Dear FRiends, for the Thursday Posts! Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


784 posted on 04/19/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
Jaycee, I checked the link out - the file, which I ripped from a CD, is protected. You can download a license for it in Windows Media Player. I will change the file before I post that graphic again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.



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)

785 posted on 04/20/2012 4:39:18 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: 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


Called By A New Name

April 20, 2012

In the article “Leading by Naming,” Mark Labberton wrote about the power of a name. He said: “I can still feel the impact of a musical friend who one day called me ‘musical.’ No one had ever called me that. I didn’t really play an instrument. I was no soloist. Yet . . . I instantly felt known and loved. . . . [He] noticed, validated, and appreciated something deeply true about me.”

Perhaps this is what Simon felt when Jesus renamed him. After Andrew was convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, he immediately found his brother Simon and brought him to Jesus (John 1:41-42). Jesus peered into his soul and validated and appreciated something deeply true about Simon. Yes, Jesus saw the failure and impetuous nature that would get him into trouble. But more than that He saw the potential of Simon to become a leader in the church. Jesus named him Cephas—Aramaic for Peter—a rock (John 1:42; see Matt. 16:18).

And so it is with us. God sees our pride, anger, and lack of love for others, but He also knows who we are in Christ. He calls us justified and reconciled (Rom. 5:9-10); forgiven, holy, and beloved (Col. 2:13; 3:12); chosen and faithful (Rev. 17:14). Remember how God sees you and seek to let that define who you are.

I am so glad for the day that I came
Seeking relief for my soul;
Jesus the Savior gave me my new name;
Now by His grace I’m made whole. —Hess
No one can steal your identity in Christ.

Read: John 1:35-42

When Jesus looked at him, He said, “. . . you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone). —John 1:42
Bible in a Year:
1 Chronicles 20-23


786 posted on 04/20/2012 4:42:05 AM PDT 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
Good morning, Mayor! Thanks for today's Daily Bread - lots of power in a good name - must work hard to maintain it.



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)

787 posted on 04/20/2012 4:47:07 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: The Mayor

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Psalm 111

King James Version (KJV)

Psalm 111

“1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”
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788 posted on 04/20/2012 9:41:32 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: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..
Wearing Red for our Military!
And it looks like a big surprise coming up!
I adored this one!


789 posted on 04/20/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I adore this too! Thank you, jaycee.


790 posted on 04/20/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; ...

~Good Afternoon To Amy's Place~


~Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops~

I Wish You A Great Weekend

791 posted on 04/20/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

What a beautiful flower!! Do you know its name?

I would love to have a garden of those beauties...WOW!


792 posted on 04/20/2012 11:45:51 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Thank you, jaycee..It’s a tulip!


793 posted on 04/20/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee; All
Great graphic, JC!


Going for the Red on Fridays!


794 posted on 04/20/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

So adorable!


795 posted on 04/20/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All; everyone; FRiends
*Friday Hugs*


Wearing Red in Support of our Troops

796 posted on 04/20/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...


GREG KARUKAS~GIRL IN THE RED DRESS




797 posted on 04/20/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Very gorgeous, Kitty, especially with the daisies all around it!

Thank you!


798 posted on 04/20/2012 3:19:48 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Thank you Luv, for our Amy’s Place song!!


799 posted on 04/20/2012 3:20:43 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..

I read it all and hope you will if you haven’t seen it yet!

545 people

This is the problem!

My personal comment. I have always believed our problems
were not “Just one Parties, one person’s, one President’s” issues/decisions.

It was associated and
created by “Politicians” as a group.

Read all the way through. This should be on the front page of every newspaper.

Charley Reese’s Final column!

A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom...’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!


800 posted on 04/20/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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