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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




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,

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Many thanks for stopping by. : )











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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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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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650 posted on 12/26/2013 9:31:24 AM PST by Jaidyn
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Good Morning To Amy's Place


Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops
"The Back"Grinch has hit me ..It hates for me to have a wonderful
time. Point agony has been triggered and I must stay away from the
computer for awhile..Forgive me for not responding.
Wishing You A Wonderful Weekend

651 posted on 12/27/2013 1:07:17 AM PST by MEG33
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The Challenge Of Confinement

December 27, 2013

Read: Jeremiah 29:4-14

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. —2 Peter 3:18
Bible in a Year:
Zechariah 1-4; Revelation 18

At the age of 86, Ken Deal concluded more than 3 decades of volunteer jail and prison ministry with a final Sunday sermon. His message to the inmates was about serving the Lord while incarcerated. Many of the examples he used came from prisoners, some serving life sentences. In a place everyone wants to leave, he encouraged them to grow and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

After the people of Judah were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar and deported to Babylon because of their disobedience to God, the prophet Jeremiah sent them this message from the Lord: “Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands . . . that you may be increased there, and not diminished” (Jer. 29:5-6).

We may face some limiting circumstance today. Whether it is the result of our failure, or through no fault of our own, we can “go” through it or seek God’s strength to “grow” through it. The challenge of every confinement is to increase rather than decrease; to grow and not diminish. The Lord’s goal is to give us “a future and a hope” (v.11).

I know, Lord, that You can use the circumstances
I am in for my good. Change me, and grow
me in my knowledge of You and intimacy
with You. Give me Your strength.
A limited situation may afford the soul a chance to grow.



652 posted on 12/27/2013 6:36:08 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: MEG33

Prayers up for you back!


653 posted on 12/27/2013 7:25:01 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Can't sleep; zombie turkeys will get me..)
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December 27, 2013



Graphic by Billie


654 posted on 12/27/2013 10:47:19 AM PST by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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Graphic by Billie

LOL!!

She was good!

I do miss her. : (

Happy New Year, ((((((((Sis))))))))

I'll be back in a couple of days.

Bro

655 posted on 12/27/2013 4:39:57 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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(((((Heartfelt Prayers Ascending for your Back, Dearest Meg!)))))
I Pray you Feel Better Soon.

I Found the Cutest Little Bird with the Sweetest Look on his Face.
The Snow on his Beak Gives him an Adorable Look, Lol.

(((((Sending Hugs to All FRiends!)))))


656 posted on 12/27/2013 10:08:40 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Happy Caturday~Dogurday To Amy's Place


"We Will Take Down Your Christmas Decorations...No Charge"

657 posted on 12/28/2013 4:58:04 AM PST by MEG33
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Precious bird , Kitty
Thank you so much for your prayers...”The Back Grinch “ is REALLY mad.
I will post a Sunday Opening but not stay on the computer.
((((HUGS))))


658 posted on 12/28/2013 4:59:25 AM PST by MEG33
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LOL! Bet you’ve had that happen! :)


659 posted on 12/28/2013 5:32:21 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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The Presentation

December 28, 2013

My wife, Martie, is a great cook. After a long day I often look forward to the smell of spicy aromas that promise a tasty feast. Not only does she know how to prepare a meal, but she is also a master at the presentation. The colors of the food on the plate, beautifully arranged in a harmony of meat, white puffy rice, and vegetables welcome me to pull up my chair and enjoy her handiwork. But the food was not so attractive before she got her hands on it. The meat was raw and squishy, the rice was hard and brittle, and the vegetables needed to be scrubbed and trimmed.

It reminds me of the gracious work Jesus has done for me. I am well aware of my frailty and propensity to sin. I know that in and of myself I am not presentable to God. Yet when I’m saved, Jesus makes me a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). He takes me just as I am and makes me just as I should be—“holy, and blameless, and above reproach” (Col. 1:22). He presents me to our Father as a thing of beauty worthy to be in His presence.

May His transforming work on our behalf stimulate us to live up to the presentation and to be humbly grateful to Christ for His finishing work in our lives!

Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me—
All His wonderful passion and purity!
O Thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine,
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me. —Orsborn
Jesus takes us as we are and makes us what we should be.



660 posted on 12/28/2013 5:34:57 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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