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

Posted on 07/01/2010 3:58:14 AM PDT by JustAmy

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1 posted on 07/01/2010 3:58:23 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; ...


HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Dún Aonghasa , Megalithic Fortress, Inishmore, Co. Galway, Ireland

Enjoy your Thursday!!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 07/01/2010 4:16:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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July 1, 2010



Graphic by MamaBear

S.A.N.D. ... Summertime, and the living is ... sandy.

Sand gets in the carpet,
Sand gets in your shoes.
Fight to keep the sand out,
I guarantee you’ll lose.

The toddlers in the sandbox,
Teenagers at the beach,
It even gets down in my shorts,
Where it’s rude to even reach.

Where does all the sand come from?
How did we get so much?
It is a longish story,
But it has a pleasant touch.

Find a grain of sand somewhere,
You needn’t look too far.
There may be some left in your shoe,
There’s more out by the car.

Hold that little grain of sand,
Where you can see it close.
I’m going to explain exactly,
How we got this healthy dose.

You’ll see it sparkle as it turns,
Reflecting gleams of light,
But there’s a lighter side as well,
If you’ll hear my fancy flight.

Each single grain of sand is more.
It’s silicon dioxide, Si and then two Os,
Three million billion molecules,
And here’s what they compose.

The silicon has fourteen parts,
That are quite positive,
They’re mated up with neutral ones,
Which has some peace to give.

Twenty-eight bits of whichness,
All mixed up in a what,
And circled round with wonderment,
That’s tied up in a knot.

The Os that hang around it,
Are not just airy moons,
Each has eight bits of fire within,
And eight water balloons.

Sixteen pieces more then,
Of whatness in a where.
And not just in the sand but it’s,
One fifth of all our air.

And out there in the water,
Nine-tenths of all of that,
Though you may get it in your nose,
It’s not for sneezing at.

Every one of these small things,
Was made so long ago,
We think they are forever,
But I must tell you no.

God put these things together,
A blessing is in each.
If you want to count your blessings,
You can start down at the beach.

NicknamedBob . . . . . April 8, 2004
© 2004 - 2010


3 posted on 07/01/2010 4:27:46 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Happy Thursday, Conor.

Thank you for sharing the graphics of Beautiful Ireland. Seeing these images makes me sad that it is one of many, many places that I’ve never been.

Hey ... there are still about 15 of our states that I haven’t seen. That has long been one of my goals. At this point I plan to visit them via the Internet. :)

Wishing you a beautiful, sunny Thursday.


4 posted on 07/01/2010 4:48:20 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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Graphic by MamaBear


5 posted on 07/01/2010 5:17:57 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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A Worry List
July 1, 2010

I was worrying about a few things as I sat in my car under a shade tree at lunchtime. Then a robin, with a fat worm dangling from its mouth, landed near my door and looked up at me. The robin was a vivid reminder to me of Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-26, “Do not worry about your life . . . . Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

Years ago, in an article in the Denver Seminary magazine Focal Point, Paul Borden gave some helpful suggestions for worriers:

Start a worry list. Write down what you’re worried about. The bills. Your job. Your children or grandchildren. Your health. The future.

Turn your worry list into a prayer list. Ask the Lord to work in those situations you’re concerned about. Pray specifically for your needs and depend on Him.

Turn your prayer list into an action list. If you have any insight that there’s something you can do about your cares, do it. As we turn our worries into prayer and action, Borden says, “Paralyzing anxiety can be replaced by concern for the responsibilities of life.”

Why not start your list right now?

Don’t fret about the future
Or be consumed by cares;
Instead take all your worries
And turn them into prayers. —Sper

What you have made a matter of prayer should cease to be a matter of care.

Read: Matthew 6:25-34

Do not worry about tomorrow. —Matthew 6:34
Bible in a year:
Job 20–21 & Acts 10:24-48


6 posted on 07/01/2010 5:37:34 AM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: JustAmy

I’ll bet I could drop one whole stanza from that poem and no one would ever notice or complain.

Besides that, it seems to involve big numbers. Anybody got a calculator?


7 posted on 07/01/2010 5:39:08 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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I love this opening!
Memories of summer visits
to our lake cabin...and trying to clean up..LOL


Counting my blessings for the memories.
*Happy Thursday Everyone*

8 posted on 07/01/2010 5:42:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: The Mayor

Amen and Good Morning Mayor!
Happy July!


9 posted on 07/01/2010 5:48:26 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: The Mayor

Great message, Rus..Thank you for starting my day off right.


10 posted on 07/01/2010 5:49:22 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33
Good Morning MEG!

The older we get the more precious those memories! I can still see our family trying to make it up the steep hill to the summer cabin at Big Bear Lake. We had the car so loaded down and with 6 children barely made it up that steep climb to our summer fun. Oh I miss those days, outhouse and all!!

11 posted on 07/01/2010 5:53:47 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob
Great Opening for July!

Five months until November elections!!

12 posted on 07/01/2010 5:56:29 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog

LOL..We did have indoor plumbing...but it was a postage stamp bathroom. I usually took a friend and her 3 kids down for long visits..Husbands came on the weekend...
I was so busy..but we required rests and reading in the afternoon so we could get a break from water skiing the kids when they got older...from watching them every minute around the water when they were younger.
It was such a great change ..I loved it.


13 posted on 07/01/2010 6:06:01 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good Morning Conor, wishing you a great July 1st! Hard to believe its already July!

That is quite a fortress! Guess I will never see Ireland but it would be nice.


14 posted on 07/01/2010 6:33:46 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob; All

Thats a lovely, lovely graphic and darling poem! I remember when the kids were small and we were gathering everything to go back to our rental and the kids would be whining with sand in their pants! We were tired and felt like whining, too! LOL!


15 posted on 07/01/2010 6:38:19 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; All

Very precious Pledge, ladies! Thank you.


16 posted on 07/01/2010 6:39:43 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for our daily devotion, Mayor! I always apprciate it!


17 posted on 07/01/2010 6:41:19 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: MEG33

Lovely, Meg! Happy July 1st!!


18 posted on 07/01/2010 6:42:52 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy; All

Amy, I must go out for hair appointment and must get straightened up downstairs. I will try to join you all somtimes. If I get time, I may post a graphic before I leave!

Have a great Thursday!


19 posted on 07/01/2010 6:49:42 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: pollywog

Hi Polly....happy July 1st to ya!!! Gotta hurry!!

(((Hugs)))


20 posted on 07/01/2010 6:51:08 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Happy Thursday





Good Morning!

Love,
ML/LTOS


21 posted on 07/01/2010 6:56:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: JustAmy

Happy Thursday





Good Morning!

Love,
ML/LTOS


22 posted on 07/01/2010 7:00:24 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

LOLOLOL!!!!
Thanks for starting my day of with a smile!


23 posted on 07/01/2010 7:03:03 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: MEG33

Happy Thursday





Good Morning!

Love,
ML/LTOS


24 posted on 07/01/2010 7:03:28 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site
Good morning, ML! Happy Thursday!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 07/01/2010 7:13:36 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: pollywog

That’s my JOB! hahahahahaha


26 posted on 07/01/2010 7:20:23 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

Some of your pictures today sorta reminded me of our government....like the train wreck....LOL!


27 posted on 07/01/2010 7:26:49 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: left that other site
LOL


Do you need a (((HUG)))?

28 posted on 07/01/2010 7:29:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: jaycee

Oh, You Mean Like THIS?




29 posted on 07/01/2010 7:38:22 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: MEG33

Yup. I do.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 7:39:25 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; ...
"Making Sweet Memories"

31 posted on 07/01/2010 7:41:35 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: left that other site

Consider yourself hugged.


32 posted on 07/01/2010 7:41:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: left that other site

Absolutely YES!! LOL!


33 posted on 07/01/2010 7:42:52 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee

AWWwwww They are so darling!


34 posted on 07/01/2010 7:45:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

(((HUGS))))


35 posted on 07/01/2010 7:47:57 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: jaycee

Happy Thursday





Here's a Nice One!

Love,
ML/LTOS


36 posted on 07/01/2010 7:50:27 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: MEG33

Thank you Meg! ((Hugs))


37 posted on 07/01/2010 7:50:37 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee

Epic Failure





The Present Administration(LOL)

Love,
ML/LTOS


38 posted on 07/01/2010 7:54:46 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site
~~HUGS~~

39 posted on 07/01/2010 7:57:09 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cute!


40 posted on 07/01/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog
Thank you, Polly! I use that a lot 'cause its a favorite of mine. I may send you one when I get back...LOL!! Last week I cried at the beauty shop. My car broke down on me and I had to have it towed to the shop.

I had a lot to happen in the weeks before that and I guess that topped it off and I just cried. Crying may not help a thing but sometimes it just comes on anyway! I got the car fixed, it was the alternator.

My son called the shop who had it and suggested he thought it may be the alternator. He didn't want them to think that they could just do anything to my car. He was very nice to the gentleman but it pays to have a man to talk to the shop. At the same time, 2 huge trees had fallen in my yard....sometimes its one thing after another, we all know that! Guess I was at the breaking point!! I'm fine now....the Lord stepped in and brought me through. I will shut up now or I'll be late! LOL!!!

41 posted on 07/01/2010 8:39:32 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor. Good to see you again this morning.

Thank you for sharing another helping of ODB.

Wishing you a Terrific Thursday and a blessed weekend.


42 posted on 07/01/2010 10:06:57 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Good morning, NnB.

I have a great idea!! Instead of modifying today’s poem, how about writing me a new Beach poem? :)

I always enjoy rummaging in the archives for the perfect graphic and poem. There are several classics there.

Wishing you a lovely day at the beach.


43 posted on 07/01/2010 10:11:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: MEG33

Happy Thursday, Meg.

That is such a pretty graphic. Thank you for sharing.

I’ve never spent much time at the beach. We have been taking Marissa to Avila Beach every fall. She loves the beach; hubby and junior love the ocean and visiting the local wineries. Me?? I just enjoy getting away for a few days. :)

Wishing you a wonderful day of beautiful memories.


44 posted on 07/01/2010 10:17:37 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: pollywog

Good morning, Polly. Thank you.

Happy July. Hard to imagine that the year is half over. I’m anxious for November. Praying that I am not disappointed again.

Our temps have cooled down. Thank God. Hope it is not headed your way. The 108 was miserable. Seemed to have hit us without warning.

Have a delightful day.


45 posted on 07/01/2010 10:48:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: jaycee

Thank you, Jaycee.

As you can see, this is an old Opening. Though I never spent time at the beach when I was young, this graphic still reminds me of summer fun.

Wishing you a beautiful day.


46 posted on 07/01/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: jaycee

T Y, Jaycee


47 posted on 07/01/2010 11:15:54 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: jaycee

See ya when you get back.


48 posted on 07/01/2010 11:16:55 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; ...
"It's Friday"
I believe I'm living
too fast! I had a
Happy Caturday ready to go
when I realized it was Friday!
Yippee! I have another day
to get ready for the 4th!

49 posted on 07/02/2010 5:58:06 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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Bearing The Name
July 2, 2010

Hans Geiger, Marie Curie, Rudolf Diesel, Samuel Morse, and Louis Braille share something in common. They all invented or discovered something significant that bears their name. Their names, along with many others, appear in the “Encyclopedia Britannica’s Greatest Inventions,” a list of “325 innovations that have had profound effects on human life.”

We who follow Christ bear His name. In Luke’s record of the early church, he said: “The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). Later, Peter urged the early believers not to be ashamed of suffering as “a Christian” (1 Peter 4:16). The term Christian, once directed at Jesus’ followers in scorn, was embraced by them as a badge of honor, a mark of allegiance to Him.

E. M. Blaiklock, former Chair of Classics at the University of Auckland, wrote that in the first century the term Christian had “a certain appropriateness, for it implied loyalty and acceptance of a person, and that person, the Messiah (Christ). . . . The true modern use of the word follows the same tradition. . . . The Christian is one who accepts, with all its implications, the lordship of Jesus Christ.”

As followers of Christ today, we gladly bear His name as our Savior, Lord, and Friend.

Just what do Christians look like?
What sets their lives apart?
They’re ordinary people
Who love God from the heart. —D. De Haan

Don’t be a Christian in name only.

Read: Acts 11:19-26

The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. —Acts 11:26
Bible in a year:
Job 22–24 & Acts 11


50 posted on 07/02/2010 6:02:42 AM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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