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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2009
2-1-09 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 01/31/2009 11:05:16 PM PST by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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1 posted on 01/31/2009 11:05:16 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; NicknamedBob; ...



So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10


Graphic by MamaBear

2 posted on 01/31/2009 11:12:48 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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3 posted on 01/31/2009 11:27:23 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Beautiful beginning for February, Amy and Mama Bear.
I love these scriptures and the opening.
Have a Wonderful Sunday

4 posted on 02/01/2009 5:30:30 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; dutchess; Kitty Mittens; ...
Good Sunday Morning To Amy's Place


Wishing You A Blessed Lord's Day

5 posted on 02/01/2009 5:37:54 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Thank you for this beautiful
Sunday post on the other thread
I love this scripture, Gee Bee.

6 posted on 02/01/2009 5:52:35 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

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February 1, 2009
God Is At Work
It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. —Philippians 2:13

We always crave change in a new year. This is why on January 1 we start diets, exercise programs, and new hobbies. Of course, a month later we’re usually back to our old bad habits. Maybe that’s because we crave too big a change and do not have enough power and will to make the changes.

I wonder how many Jesus-followers have made commitments to change and grow spiritually but are experiencing frustration because they don’t have the will and power to carry out those steps.

Paul addresses this issue in his letter to the Philippians. As he encouraged them to work out their salvation with fear and trembling (2:12), Paul said they would not be on their own. God Himself would energize them to grow and carry out His tasks. The first area affected would be their desires. God was at work in them, giving them the desire to change and grow. He was also working to give them the power to make the actual changes (v.13).

God has not left us alone in our struggles to attain spiritual growth. He helps us want to obey Him, and then He gives us the power to do what He wants. Ask Him to help you want to do His will.

Every day more like my Savior,
Every day my will resign,
Until at last Christ reigns supremely
In this grateful heart of mine. —Brandt

The power that compels us comes from the Spirit who indwells us.


Bible in One Year: Exodus 27-28; Matthew 21:1-22


7 posted on 02/01/2009 6:45:52 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

Morning, Mayor..
Great reminder not to depend only on our own will.
Thank you for another wonderful devotion.
Happy Lord's Day

8 posted on 02/01/2009 7:10:06 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Good Sunday Morning!!

Oh what a beautiful way to start February! With my favorite Scripture and that gorgeous graphic, Amy!!

Polly


9 posted on 02/01/2009 7:19:53 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: MEG33

Meg,

I loved this poem! As I read it the tears began to flow again but with gratitude to God that He Cares.

Polly


10 posted on 02/01/2009 7:21:54 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: pollywog

I rejoice with you in this knowledge He cares.
(((HUGS)))

11 posted on 02/01/2009 7:28:30 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Thank you, jaycee, for this
beautiful Sunday post and scripture
on the other thread
Happy Lord's Day

12 posted on 02/01/2009 7:43:24 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

#12..OOPS
;o)


13 posted on 02/01/2009 7:45:06 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

14 posted on 02/01/2009 7:49:52 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; fish hawk; JustAmy; All

Beautiful music and pictures: Cherokee Morning Song (A beautiful Native American song), with pictures from many tribes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VqoxOcEqpk

Good Morning everyone!


15 posted on 02/01/2009 7:52:31 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: jaycee; All

I dedicate this song to JC, beautiful sound for a beautiful Sunday Morning.

Elvis Presley, Amazing Grace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E


16 posted on 02/01/2009 7:56:35 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: MEG33

LOL! I had seen Amy’s opening and left to do something, came back, saw G.B.’s lovely post and just posted next. Thought I was on the new thread....oops for me too!

Lovely picture from you...#12.

I may be straightened out by 2:00 pm......!


17 posted on 02/01/2009 7:57:42 AM PST by jaycee
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To: pollywog

Amen, polly. So sweet. Thank you..So many comforting and strengthening words this morning!


18 posted on 02/01/2009 8:00:04 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

I love Elvis singing gospel songs. He was so good at it and they say it was his favorite kind of music. I have his gospel tape, unless my son borrowed and didn’t bring it back...LOL!

Thank you, yorkie!


19 posted on 02/01/2009 8:03:18 AM PST by jaycee
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To: yorkie

Thank you for posting this beautiful, peaceful song and
wonderful pictures, yorkie
Happy Lord's Day!

20 posted on 02/01/2009 8:09:02 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

LOL..I’m not making any predictions for getting myself straightened out.
Thank you, jaycee...I went to Europe for today’s thank yous.
;o)


21 posted on 02/01/2009 8:12:03 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; All

A Dawning

Soft the pearl and rose of coming dawn
and I pause to greet it with open heart
For each is now of me such a vital part
and I welcome the moment before its gone

A beginning of day and life renewed for me
a place, a moment so set in colored relief
Set by a Master’s hand to augment my belief
illuminating the way for a soul to truly see


22 posted on 02/01/2009 8:17:28 AM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: pollywog

Polly, that is so, so sweet.
That scripture tells it all.
Still praying for you and your sister.


23 posted on 02/01/2009 8:30:41 AM PST by jaycee
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To: WayzataJOHNN

A Dawning by WayzataJOHNN

Soft the pearl and rose of coming dawn
and I pause to greet it with open heart
For each is now of me such a vital part
and I welcome the moment before its gone

A beginning of day and life renewed for me
a place, a moment so set in colored relief
Set by a Master’s hand to augment my belief
illuminating the way for a soul to truly see
*****
Thank you for this beautiful poetry,Johnn.
Happy Lord's Day

24 posted on 02/01/2009 8:39:23 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

What a great little creek. Would love to sit by that about now. Thank you Meg.


25 posted on 02/01/2009 8:41:52 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

A Dawning
Thank you for, Johnn, for your beautiful words
This lovely Sunday Morning

26 posted on 02/01/2009 8:43:17 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: The Mayor

I took a fantasy trip to Europe for that picture..I would love to join you there.


27 posted on 02/01/2009 8:45:13 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

Beautiful!


28 posted on 02/01/2009 8:48:17 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Very sweet and lovely, Johnn! Good Morning to you!


29 posted on 02/01/2009 8:51:26 AM PST by jaycee
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To: ConorMacNessa
County Antrim ,Northern Ireland

Thank you for your prayer for our troops and Amazing Grace, Conor.
Happy Lord's Day

30 posted on 02/01/2009 9:00:16 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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Today We Celebrate




Hula In A Coola Day
Throw A Super Bowl Luau Party



~Baked Alaska Day~




Robinson Crusoe Day




National Freedom Day
was established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.




Women's Heart Health Day




Bubble Gum Day

31 posted on 02/01/2009 9:07:39 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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God's Beauty

32 posted on 02/01/2009 9:15:20 AM PST by jaycee
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To: yorkie
Very nice, thanks. I really enjoyed Amazing Grace in the Cherokee language. I'm saving that site for later to listen to more. BTW, If any of you like contemporary Native songs I have a couple of albums by Brule. They are worth the money, very good. Look them up on Amazon, you wont be sorry.
33 posted on 02/01/2009 9:20:32 AM PST by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; pollywog
A soft, beautiful way to mark the beginning of a new month, Amy and Lori. Thank you for this warm and welcoming place for friends to gather every day.

Thank you, Rus, for your daily posts of coffee and food for our souls. I read your post asking for prayer and then you later one filled with relief after seeing the doctor. I am so glad to have found your second post. You mean an awful lot to an awful lot of people here at FR, so take care of yourself!

Polly, I am so very sorry that your sister's news was what you all dreaded, and pray for the best treatment and recovery. You know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


34 posted on 02/01/2009 9:25:18 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee

Amen..This is so lovely.
It is 65 here and I failed to get the patio power washed yesterday..I did use the vacuum for something other than room decor yesterday..and used the polishing cloths!
When it hits 70..I’m going to try to get all those seed hulls washed off..I usually get myself hosed down in the process.
If not it looks like Tuesday is going to be another warm day.


35 posted on 02/01/2009 9:27:21 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

I am enjoying your trip to Europe today. :) Beautiful, tranquil places you ‘visited’. :) Thanks for today’s holidays, too - taking a bite of that Baked Alaska before the ice cream melts. :)


36 posted on 02/01/2009 9:35:13 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Thank you for this gorgeous graphic and
beautiful scripture, Billie.
Happy Lord's Day

37 posted on 02/01/2009 9:39:13 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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38 posted on 02/01/2009 9:43:49 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I’ll grab a spoon...
Thank you, Billie..I love to travel by internet!


39 posted on 02/01/2009 9:45:56 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Billie

Amen..Another wonderful message and graphic!


40 posted on 02/01/2009 9:47:21 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33
Thank you, Billie..I love to travel by internet!

Yes! No bags to pack and unpack. I DETEST living out of a suitcase!

41 posted on 02/01/2009 9:48:33 AM PST by Billie
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To: MEG33

Thanks, Meg. I haven’t even tried to answer posts on the January thread since Thursday, but it’s nice to ‘start anew’ today on this fresh new thread. :)


42 posted on 02/01/2009 9:50:45 AM PST by Billie
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Today we celebrate the Ivory Gull arriving in Massachusetts. First time it's been seen so far south since 1880.


43 posted on 02/01/2009 9:53:09 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: yorkie
This sunrise is absolutely gorgeous, yorkie.

How you doing with Lindy now?

44 posted on 02/01/2009 9:53:51 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I can never catch up once behind..and rarely try. I am finally over the “rocks in my head” siege and am almost back to normal sleeping hours.....almost.
I hate living out of a suitcase, too.


45 posted on 02/01/2009 9:57:58 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: fish hawk

Thank you for the Brule recommendation. I certainly shall look it up.

My favorite Native American music is played by R. Carlos Nakai on flute. When I moved to Arizona, and was traveling accross the desert, radio on, I had to stop my car and listen to his music, it touched me so deeply. I now have several of his CDs, and find them so inspiring.

Here is one, called Winter Solstice Art:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mo_KjhhuUY


46 posted on 02/01/2009 10:02:28 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: Lady Jag

It's a beautiful bird!
Happy Sunday, Lady J.

47 posted on 02/01/2009 10:04:37 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Love your holidays, Meg.


48 posted on 02/01/2009 10:05:11 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Billie

So beautiful, Billie....
Frmail coming soon!
Getting ready to go to a Super Bowl Hot Wings Party...LOL~


49 posted on 02/01/2009 10:06:24 AM PST by jaycee
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To: MEG33; Billie

I am so longing to take a trip, I wouldn’t even mind living out of a suitcase...(for a little while)..!


50 posted on 02/01/2009 10:08:10 AM PST by jaycee
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