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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2013
11-30-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 11/30/2013 9:43:58 PM PST by JustAmy




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To: trisham



Thank you, Tisham. Merry Christmas wishes for you and yours.


601 posted on 12/23/2013 11:53:52 AM PST by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: JustAmy
Merry Christmas to you and your family, too, Amy.
602 posted on 12/23/2013 6:01:19 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; everyone; All; FRiends; y'all
Thank you to Everyone for the Beautiful Poetry, Links, Pics, Pings, and Posts!

(((((Christmas Blessings and Hugs to All)))))


603 posted on 12/23/2013 8:03:08 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all on Amy’s Place.


604 posted on 12/23/2013 8:12:55 PM PST by fewz
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Jaidyn; trisham; Kitty Mittens; GailA; fewz; LUV W

Thank you Amy and all for your pretty graphics and posts.


Sweet Dreams Everyone

605 posted on 12/23/2013 9:47:41 PM PST by MEG33
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One Silent Night

December 24, 2013

Read: Luke 2:1-14

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. —Luke 2:10
Bible in a Year:
Habakkuk 1-3; Revelation 15

Simon had emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States. His wife, Kay, and all three of their children had been born in the US. Then Jenny married Roberto from Panama. Bill married Vania from Portugal. And Lucas married Bora from South Korea.

On Christmas Eve, as the family gathered for a celebration, they began singing “Silent Night” in their native tongues—a sweet sound indeed for the Lord of the earth to hear as they celebrated the birth of His Son.

Two thousand years ago, the silence of a quiet night ended abruptly when an angel told the shepherds a baby had been born: “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people” (Luke 2:10). Then a multitude of angels began praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (v.14). Christ the Lord, the Savior of the world, was born!

God’s gracious gift, His Son, which was announced on that long-ago silent night, is still available to everyone—“every tribe and nation” (Titus 2:11-14; Rev. 5:9-10). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Silent night! holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia—
Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born! —Mohr
Heaven’s choir came down to sing when heaven’s King came down to save.



606 posted on 12/24/2013 6:26:01 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: The Mayor

Alleluia!
Beautiful devotion, Rus. Christmas blessings to you and yours.


607 posted on 12/24/2013 7:32:48 AM PST by MEG33
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To: All; FRiends; JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; stephenjohnbanker; ..
December 24, 2013

Wishing all a Christmas of Peace, Love and Joy, and may your cup runneth over with blessings throughout the coming New Year.





608 posted on 12/24/2013 7:56:29 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Beautiful, Mama Bear..Christmas Joy to you and yours.


609 posted on 12/24/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; jaycee; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; ...


~ Christmas Eve Blessings To Amy's Place~
May your day go well as we prepare to celebrate Our Savior's birth..

610 posted on 12/24/2013 8:02:15 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Amen Meg and Thank you.
Merry Christmas my FRiend.


611 posted on 12/24/2013 8:05:31 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Mama_Bear

612 posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:35 AM PST by Jaidyn
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To: The Mayor

Thank you!


613 posted on 12/24/2013 8:15:05 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; Tax-chick; Silentgypsy; LUV W; WVNan; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...
Tiny Christmas

"Where do the bugs spend Christmas, Dad?
Where do they go when it’s cold?
What do they give each other, Daddy?"
Then she sat, and she waited to be told.

So I sat down beside her and held her hand,
And I told her the Truth about Things.
That all of the good bugs have a party,
Where they wait for what Santa Claus brings.

All the fireflies get fresh batteries,
That will last them until the next year,
The butterflies all get new fancy designs,
They so like to be stylish, My Dear!

The ants will get pants that have pockets,
They must carry so much around,
They can pack a few nibbles to munch on,
While they’re working so hard through the year!

The nice bees will each get a compass,
To help them as they fly about,
And they all get the tiniest radio,
That’s to give one another a shout!

For when a bee finds some flowers,
She doesn’t just keep them herself,
She calls on her friends, and they help her,
To put honey jars up on the shelf!

So what they are doing in Winter,
Or when it’s too cold or too wet?
They all sit around writing letters,
And they send them to Santa! You bet!

Up at the North Pole there’s a section,
For the notes that are tiny and faint,
But that’s where the bugs’ tiny letters,
Get the message across to a Saint!

Then Santa makes sure that they get things,
With the help of each reindeer’s hoof,
Every stop that he makes for a chimney,
They sprinkle out dust on the roof!

And that dust settles down where the bugs are,
And then magically finds its way,
To the right kind of insect that needs it,
And it fills the bug’s stocking that day!

In the Spring, when you see a bright butterfly,
Or a bee zooming off on its task,
Just remember the good get rewarded,
But it’s also important to ask!

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . December 25, 2005

614 posted on 12/24/2013 9:24:32 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If you voted for 0bama to show that you're not a racist, you're a racist. -- NicknamedMike)
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To: The Mayor; All

What a awesome devotional thought today.
A BLESSED CHRISTMAS to you ALL here at AMY’s Place.
I’m so GLAD Jesus was sent to earth. He will REIGN Victorous one of these days!!!

Polly


615 posted on 12/24/2013 10:15:25 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: MEG33

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty Meg!!
Merry Christmas to you!


616 posted on 12/24/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Mama_Bear; All
To all my friends at Amy's… Merry Merry Christmas. Have fun. Be Safe. Praise God for his wonderful gift!

try as I might.. I can't get a pix to post.. and to think the monster HTML openings we had daily at the Finest… sigh.

617 posted on 12/24/2013 2:41:23 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: MEG33
So beautiful, MEG! Merry Christmas!
618 posted on 12/24/2013 3:31:25 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Mayor; All

Merry Christmas to all our friends at Amy’s Place!!!


619 posted on 12/24/2013 4:13:42 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: NicknamedBob

Wonderful! Thank you!


620 posted on 12/24/2013 4:28:42 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Can't sleep; zombie turkeys will get me..)
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To: DollyCali

Merry Christmas, Dolly! Hug the pups for me. <3


621 posted on 12/24/2013 4:30:32 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: NicknamedBob
Lovely poem.
622 posted on 12/24/2013 5:35:28 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: Jaidyn; Silentgypsy

Thanks. I have to drag them out every once in a while.

They get terribly dusty if I don’t.


623 posted on 12/24/2013 7:05:01 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If you voted for 0bama to show that you're not a racist, you're a racist. -- NicknamedMike)
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To: NicknamedBob

This is wonderful, Bob.


624 posted on 12/24/2013 10:47:37 PM PST by MEG33
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To: pollywog; trisham

Thank (((you))).
Christmas joy to you.


625 posted on 12/24/2013 10:49:22 PM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends

*Mary Did You Know*


Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?

Did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?

Mary, Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you?

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?

Mary, Did you know
That your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little boy
Youve kissed the face of God?

Mary, did you know?
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
And the dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is lord of all creation?

Mary, Did you know
That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?

Did you know
That your baby boy is heavens perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the great I am?

"Mary Did You Know" sung by Kenny Rogers and Winona Judd

Sung by Clay Aiken


626 posted on 12/24/2013 10:54:10 PM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends

Family is coming tomorrow..so I am posting now.


627 posted on 12/24/2013 11:24:38 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Thank You MEG for this post.

Tears flow while listening to this beautiful song.

Merry Christmas!!!


628 posted on 12/24/2013 11:45:30 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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O Come Let Us Adore Him

*CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO ALL*
AT AMY'S PLACE

May the joy and spirit of Christmas remain with us now and forever.

629 posted on 12/24/2013 11:49:02 PM PST by MEG33
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To: Diver Dave

My pleasure, Dave..I love this song so much..
Merry Christmas to you and yours.


630 posted on 12/24/2013 11:52:59 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Merry Christmas to everyone here at Amy’s place! :-)


631 posted on 12/25/2013 12:00:15 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: Bobalu

Thank you, Bobalu.
Joy To The World!


632 posted on 12/25/2013 12:02:24 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Merry Christmas all here at Amy’s Place.
I’m fixing dinner now, and will have part of my family here today.
I’m so thankful God sent His SON to us....REDEEMING GRACE!!


633 posted on 12/25/2013 5:59:05 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: MEG33; All

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Son of God, Michael W Smith

Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

A Labor of Love

What a Firts Christmas

Cradle in the shadow of a cross

Where you there when they crucified my Lord

Philliapians 2: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

A BLESSED CHRISTmas to all my FRiends at FR.

634 posted on 12/25/2013 6:06:35 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: GailA

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Christingle

December 25, 2013

In the Czech Republic and other places, the Christmas celebration includes “Christingles.” A Christingle is an orange, representing the world, with a candle placed in the top of it to symbolize Christ the light of the world. A red ribbon encircles the orange, symbolizing the blood of Jesus. Four toothpicks with dried fruits are placed through the ribbon into the sides of the orange, representing the fruits of the earth.

This simple visual aid vividly represents the purpose behind Christ’s coming—to bring light into the darkness and to redeem a broken world by shedding His blood.

In John’s account of Christ’s life, the disciple describes Jesus as the Light of the world. He wrote of Christ: “That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world” (John 1:9). Not only did Christ the Light come to penetrate our world’s darkness, but He is also “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (v.29).

Think of it! The baby of Bethlehem became the living, risen Christ who has rescued us from our sin. And so John instructs us to “walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7). May all who have experienced His rescue find in Jesus the peace of walking in His light.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in Thee tonight. —Brooks
The newborn Christ-child became the Light of the world and the Lamb of God.



635 posted on 12/25/2013 7:44:43 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; All

Merry Christmas, y’all!


636 posted on 12/25/2013 7:59:10 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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Bing Crosby~I'll Be Home For Christmas

Merry Christmas, my FRiends!

637 posted on 12/25/2013 8:18:34 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; pollywog; GailA

Thank you for your lovely good wishes, blessings, graphics
and music.

638 posted on 12/25/2013 12:22:52 PM PST by MEG33
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Merry Christmas to all of my closest FRiends.
Very relaxing day on the home front.
Oldest kids coming soon for a visit and snacks.

God Bless you all!


639 posted on 12/25/2013 1:56:40 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: The Mayor

Blessings for 2014!


640 posted on 12/25/2013 2:25:12 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: The Mayor; MEG33; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; All

Merry Christmas everyone!


641 posted on 12/25/2013 3:05:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: The Mayor; All

642 posted on 12/25/2013 3:16:26 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: The Mayor

Merry Christmas & may God bless you & yours! *Hugs*


643 posted on 12/25/2013 5:34:03 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor

I’m glad you had a nice and relaxing Christmas day, Rus. It was quiet here, too, with only my MIL to visit. We called the kids, of course, and my DIL posted a few videos of our “girls” opening their presents on Facebook.

All the best to you and your family for this new year. Sure hope it’s a better one than the last. We sort of reached a new low in 2013.


644 posted on 12/25/2013 6:13:33 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: everyone; FRiends; All
(((((Thank you for the Beautiful Pings and Posts!)))))

From our House to Yours, Blessings to All!


645 posted on 12/25/2013 8:33:06 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; Jim Robinson; Jaidyn; AZamericonnie; NEWwoman; LUV W; Kitty Mittens

Thank You For Sharing This Blessed Day With Us


Daughter and SIL just left...Loved our day together..Son and
DIL come tomorrow.
May God grant you a lovely evening and pleasant sleep.

~May God Keep Safe Those Who Keep Us Safe~

646 posted on 12/25/2013 9:09:33 PM PST by MEG33
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Be Present

December 26, 2013

Read: Job 2:3-13

They sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great. —Job 2:13
Bible in a Year:
Haggai 1-2; Revelation 17

After 20 children and 6 staff members were murdered in a Connecticut school, the entire nation was stunned that such a horrific thing could happen. Everyone focused on the tragedy and the questions surrounding it: What kind of person would do such a thing, and why? How can we prevent it from happening again? How can we help the survivors? Amid the chaos, an unlikely group moved in and made a difference.

From Chicago came dogs— specially trained golden retrievers that offered nothing except affection. Dogs don’t speak; they simply offer their presence. Children traumatized by the violence opened up to them, expressing fears and emotions they had not spoken to any adult. Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities said, “The biggest part of their training is just learning to be quiet.”

As we learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always need words. Sometimes they need someone to sit silently with them, to listen when they need to speak, and to hug them when their sorrow turns to sobs.

God may not intervene to change circumstances and He may not explain suffering, but He comforts us through the presence of other believers (Col. 4:8).

He’s with us in the valley,
Amid the darkest night
He tells us in our sorrow;
Faith will give way to sight. —D. DeHaan
Listening may be the most loving and Christlike thing you do today.



647 posted on 12/26/2013 5:42:26 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Amen, Rus..and so true. Thank you for starting my day off right.


648 posted on 12/26/2013 5:56:26 AM PST by MEG33
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*Happy Day After Christmas To Amy's Place*


"Tis The Season To Be Jolly"
I Wish You A Joyful Day

649 posted on 12/26/2013 7:17:03 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

650 posted on 12/26/2013 9:31:24 AM PST by Jaidyn
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