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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2010
June 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 05/31/2010 10:41:32 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 05/31/2010 10:41:33 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ...
June 1, 2010

Graphic and Music by Billie

2 posted on 05/31/2010 10:47:52 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: All




Graphic by Billie


3 posted on 05/31/2010 10:53:32 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy

Evenin’ Amy.

June already? I just looked out the window and saw time flying by.


4 posted on 05/31/2010 11:02:49 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave
Good evening, DD.

*smile*

Ain't it Funny, How Time Slips Away?
5 posted on 05/31/2010 11:19:42 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy

“In the Name of Freedom” by Elliot McGuken:

The night fell fast, I found myself alone,
A D.C. summer storm was blowing in,
I stood at the tomb, these soldiers unknown,
and knelt and prayed for the rain to begin.

Not for the monuments nor any money,
nor pomp, circumstance, nor the pedant’s pride,
the politician’s smile, nor lawyer’s fee,
for these present treasures, none of them died.

I ran to Jefferson to read the wall,
to make sure that God was still written there,
then to Washington, and across the Mall,
where Lincoln invoked his immortal prayer.

Winded and ragged, lightning everywhere,
I slowed to a walk, pondered what would be,
if God’s great Enlightenment weren’t there,
we could still be brave but never be free.

I found comfort in the Mall’s mud and rain,
without mines nor cannons nor raining shells,
so free from fear, iniquity, and pain,
because thousands had endured a thousand hells.

And I found myself back before the tomb,
humbled by the humbled, with naught for name,
shivering, though they had the colder room,
sans light, nor sound, nor tomorrow, nor fame.

I thought for a moment, what it could be,
the center and circumference of their dreaming,
it must have been the prophet’s poetry,
that granted their souls eternal meaning.

So judges and congressmen, please don’t forget,
the reason these patriots picked up swords,
not for perks nor power were their deaths met,
but for honor and duty—for mere words.

So do take pause before telling a lie,
for there’s one more thing I saw on that night,
as the wind and the rain began to die,
I walked away, turned, and beheld a light.

Will ‘o’ wisp, reddish light, sailor’s delight,
It hovered there—just above the tomb’s stone,
As fading thunder whispered to the night,
“Freedom’s the name of all soldiers unknown.”


6 posted on 05/31/2010 11:58:54 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: JustAmy; All

Thank you for the pretty fresh thread Amy. Happy June to you all! Hard to believe it was half a year ago it was New Years Eve!!! (and I was sick & missed the shin dig at Severance Hall BTW). Time just flies along much to quickly to suit me.

Funny looking back my life is really not too different than 5 years ago. Same situations, same activities, same issues.. A few things a little better and a few things a little worse.

My gal pal Patty (from Jr. High) retired. Sunday night was her last night of work. 20 plus years on 3rd shift. She has NO retirement package but will get SS & with her health issues getting worse does not need the stressful job with lousy people & a 60 mile round trip ride each day.

Pups & mom doing okay “considering”.

I have been checking a lot less of the news of late. Just too much of the “downer” variety. Not needed in my life.

Will try to do better to check in here daily & play a little. Miss you all.. and many who don’t post much anymore - like me, - who just are consumed with other things at this point.


7 posted on 06/01/2010 3:55:52 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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June 1, 2010

David’s Questions

An African proverb states, “The one who asks questions doesn’t lose his way.” That concept can be helpful as we consider David’s questions in the Psalms. He was clearly seeking God’s guidance for the way he should go.

Look, for example, at some of the questions he asked:

“O Lord—how long?” (6:3). A question of eagerness to see God’s plan accomplished.

“What is man that You are mindful of him?” (8:4). A question of awe that God even cares about sinful man.

“Why do You hide in times of trouble?” (10:1). A question that reveals a longing for God’s presence.

“Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?” (15:1). The ultimate question of who may live with God.

David had some tough questions for God. He had discovered what it was like to lose his way when he excluded God and followed his own sinful path. But as he penned the Psalms, he was a man in search of godliness, which meant he probed God’s mind about difficult subjects.

Questions. Like David, you have them. Keep asking. Then, through faith in God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit, listen as He leads you in His way.

My mind cries its questions,
My longing heart, joining:
O Father, please hear me!
O Spirit, keep teaching! —Verway
It’s good to have questions, but it’s even better to search for God’s answers.
Read: Psalm 8
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? —Psalm 8:4
Bible in a year:
2 Chronicles 15-16; John 12:27-50


8 posted on 06/01/2010 6:32:46 AM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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HAPPY TUESDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!

Enjoy your Tuesday!!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
9 posted on 06/01/2010 7:06:58 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: All

BREAKFAST

CORN BEEF HASH FRITTERS
FRIED BREAD WITH HAM STEAK
BACON WRAPPED BREAKFAST STEAK
CRAB CAKE OMELETS w/ BEARNAISE SAUCE

SAUSAGES w/ PAN SEARED MAPLE FLAVORING
BACON, THICK SLICED AND DOUBLE SMOKED

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES (Rich creamery butter and maple syrup)
BELGIAN WAFFLES (with whipped honey butter and preserves)

COFFEE (Sumatra dark roast & African Peabody light roast)
TEA (Earl Grey)
MILK (So cold the glass sweats and the top is all nicely frothy)

COLD AND HOT CEREAL
CINNAMON ROLLS
HOT TOAST (with whipped honey butter and preserves)

MID-MORNING SNACK

FRESH FRUIT CUBED IN A BOWL (strawberries, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, honeydew melon, apple slices.) served with a side of heavy cream and a small measure of confectioner’s sugar.

5 FRUIT JUICE COOLER (apple, lemon, pineapple, mango and kiwi, blended with a light white zinfandel and served over ice with a lice of lime.)

Remember, no calories, no cholesterol, and no guilt!


10 posted on 06/01/2010 7:21:31 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( (Food for the mind))
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To: The Mayor
Such a meaningful devotion this morning...

I woke asking God for a fresh filling of His Spirit.

I want to make a Promise Journal and this was the first verse that came to me this morning..

Hebrews 13:5
" I will NEVER leave thee nor forsake me." Of course the first part of that verse was the condition.. " Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with the things that you have .....! Ouch!

Polly

11 posted on 06/01/2010 7:33:53 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Happy Tuesday to you Conor, and Happy JUNE!!


12 posted on 06/01/2010 7:42:51 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
Oh boy OH BOY!! Breakfast at Johnn's!!!!

I'll have a cup of coffee, with a bacon wrapped steak!! Add a couple of buttermilk pancakes!! Could I have those served on the porch swing this morning please? lol

Polly

13 posted on 06/01/2010 7:45:56 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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Just had an email from an Aussie friend of mine, and they gave me a link to a great musician named Peter John Baily, an Englishman now working on some tunes down in merry old Australia. This guy has some easy listening guitar playing, sort of nice for poetry writing and other restful alternatives. Thought you folks might like to listen and see what you think.

Never too much music around here!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-John-Bailey/54404853272?v=app_2392950137


14 posted on 06/01/2010 7:49:11 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( (Food for the mind))
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To: DollyCali
Good Morning and Happy JUNE to you Dolly. Yes we are half way through 2010...just a few more months until the November elections! Life here is much the same too..guess we can call it " routine"? lol

A fresh new month always gives me a chance to set some mini goals.

Polly

15 posted on 06/01/2010 7:49:41 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: JustAmy; Billie

This is very lovely, Amy and Billie! Enjoyed! I cannot believe its JUNE already! Happy June to everyone! I was thinking it was Monday, too. Holidays play with my mind...LOL!

FReepmail, Amy!


16 posted on 06/01/2010 7:53:02 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: pollywog

“Could I have those served on the porch swing this morning please? lol “

But of course, and I shall have the porch steward see that your coffee is kept topped off and the porch reserved for your exclusive enjoyment.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 7:53:05 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( (Food for the mind))
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To: pollywog
Happy June to you, Pollywog!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 06/01/2010 7:54:27 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: RasterMaster

A very thought provoking poem!!!!
THank you.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 8:00:21 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: The Mayor

Wonderful message, Rus! Thank you very much for giving us God’s Word daily!

Wishing you success in your busy campaigning! I am pulling for you all! GOOD LUCK!!


20 posted on 06/01/2010 8:12:45 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: WayzataJOHNN
I believe I will have your belgian waffles
with thick sliced bacon (limp), Johnn.
Oh, also, the Five Fruit Juice Cooler, would be very nice. Thank you.


Now, while my breakfast is being so carefully prepared,
I will start my second cup of coffee, and browse the news items.

21 posted on 06/01/2010 8:15:17 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Beautiful Pledge, ladies!


22 posted on 06/01/2010 8:16:13 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: yorkie

Bacon limp but cooked to perfection on the way, and the cooler is setting just there at your side, sip away and enjoy.

Always glad to see you here at the ‘Breakfast Stop’ as it were.


23 posted on 06/01/2010 8:29:46 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( (Food for the mind))
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To: yorkie; jaycee
Morn'n Yorkie~

Morn'n Jaycee

24 posted on 06/01/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog

Good June Morning, polly! Hope your day is just the way you wanted it! (Feeling puny today...won’t be on much.) I have had too much running to do the last few days and my body is rebelling...LOL! Truly! I think my body is shouting “Slow down, sit down, rest.....stop running for a few days.” And I plan to obey this time!


25 posted on 06/01/2010 8:44:25 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: WayzataJOHNN

I really liked Peter John Baily’s “Romance”, Johnn. His playing reminded me of a guitarist who plays here, at Christmas........Esteban playing Silver Rain (It’s a bit fast at the beginning, but slows down to a beautiful pace.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze8Q66OQ2wM


26 posted on 06/01/2010 8:59:24 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: RasterMaster

Wow. That is a wonderful poem, RasterMaster! Thank you for sharing.


27 posted on 06/01/2010 9:01:02 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: pollywog; WayzataJOHNN

Mornin’, Polly! It’s been one of those mornings, again. The first day of the month, is always a dreaded one for me. My lil furry kid has to have her heart worm pill, and she hates it. You wouldn’t believe what I have to go through to get it down her.

Then, I need to load up the van on Mondays and take the trash down to the bin and then out to the pick up point.

All before my second cup of coffee is finished.

Now, it’s time to make breakfast (Where’s Wayzata Johnn when you need him?) LOL!

Have a nice day, Polly!


28 posted on 06/01/2010 9:12:36 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee

HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER REAL SOON, JC!

29 posted on 06/01/2010 9:18:25 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie; FRiends
Breaking News....Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years of marriage.

Wonder which one has been cheating? LOL!!

30 posted on 06/01/2010 9:38:28 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee

“Wonder which one has been cheating?” LOL!

I just posted this on the thread, but it wouldn’t look too nice on here:

(WARNING! MAJOR Barf alert - click at your own risk!)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2cpclqr.jpg


31 posted on 06/01/2010 9:43:25 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Yuck!!!

:)


32 posted on 06/01/2010 9:48:56 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: All

Now I must get some posts replied to.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday.


33 posted on 06/01/2010 9:50:12 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: yorkie
This is just beautiful! Couldn't be anything prettier than that, yorkie!


Thank You!

34 posted on 06/01/2010 9:51:14 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: yorkie

You know what? On that post I did (breaking news) I started to say “Well, I guess that kiss didn’t work after all.” They made me sick while doing that! What were they trying to prove? Oh, I forgot...trying to win an election!


35 posted on 06/01/2010 9:54:40 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: yorkie

Gotta lay down....


36 posted on 06/01/2010 9:55:56 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Happy June 1st! What a GREAT graphic, along with a wonderful song,sung by all I know! Thank you!!!


37 posted on 06/01/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT by tiapam
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To: RasterMaster




Wonderful poem, RasterMaster. Thank you for sharing it.

Welcome to Amy's Place.
It is always nice to see new faces.
Hope to see you here again soon and often.

Wishing you a Terrfic Tuesday.


38 posted on 06/01/2010 10:11:50 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: DollyCali




Good morning, Dolly. Happy June.

It is always great to see you ... you do not check in often enough!! LOL

We miss you and are always interested in how your Mom and the pups are doing.

Have a beautiful day.


39 posted on 06/01/2010 10:34:15 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: The Mayor




Happy June, Mayor.
Thank you for today's serving of ODB.

"It’s good to have questions, but it’s even better to search for God’s answers."

You got us started on the right path again this morning.

Have a beautiful Tuesday.


40 posted on 06/01/2010 10:42:26 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Thank you for your “Welcome to June” music, lyrics and graphic, this morning!


41 posted on 06/01/2010 11:10:39 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; Billie; yorkie; jaycee; ConorMacNessa; MEG33; pollywog; All

Happy Tuesday, June 1st. Hope it's great for everyone!!!!

42 posted on 06/01/2010 11:16:48 AM PDT by tiapam
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To: tiapam
Happy Tuesday, Pam!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
43 posted on 06/01/2010 11:21:15 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa




Happy Tuesday, Conor.
Happy June, Conor.

Thank you for bringing that precious graphic again today.

Have a lovely day.


44 posted on 06/01/2010 11:39:33 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy
Beautiful picture, Amy - thanks very much!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
45 posted on 06/01/2010 11:43:46 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: WayzataJOHNN




Breakfast!! Yummy.
Johnn, thank you for bringing breakfast again this morning.
The choices all sound delicious.
Decisions, Decisions! I think I will have the waffle with bacon and the Fruit Juice Cooler.

Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday.


46 posted on 06/01/2010 12:16:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: pollywog




Happy Tuesday, Polly.
Happy New Month.

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.
Wishing you a beautiful June.

47 posted on 06/01/2010 12:20:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: All; jaycee; Billie; yorkie; tiapam; Conor; WayzataJOHNN

I need to do a couple of chores and then grab a sandwich.

I promise to be back to answer more pings.

I know that Time Flies, but today is on an ultra fast track. :)


48 posted on 06/01/2010 12:32:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy

Oh MY!!!! I want them all!!!!


49 posted on 06/01/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: JustAmy

Oh MY!!!! I want them all!!!!


50 posted on 06/01/2010 1:02:44 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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