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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2011
7-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 06/30/2011 10:09:07 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 06/30/2011 10:09:15 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphics by MamaBear


2 posted on 06/30/2011 10:13:02 PM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: JustAmy
Happy July to all at Amy's!
3 posted on 06/30/2011 10:20:40 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: JustAmy
F1_Monza_Variante_della_Roggia105MPH

entry into Variante della Roggia with 105 MPH...

...exit final right turn 3 seconds later w/60 MPH.

Yesh. Strawberry toenails....

4 posted on 06/30/2011 10:46:26 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: JustAmy

Red is Love. :)


5 posted on 06/30/2011 11:33:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: JustAmy; All; Billie; yorkie; tiapam; jaycee; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~WEAR RED FRIDAY~

little cutie in red

~SUPPORT OUR TROOPS~


6 posted on 07/01/2011 12:00:25 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Red is Love. :)

Indeed it is...we LOVE our Troops! :)

7 posted on 07/01/2011 12:03:18 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: JustAmy
Thank you, Ladies!

Very nice!

Have a most wonderful July!

8 posted on 07/01/2011 12:05:40 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Mrsd is going to get a pedicure tomorrow... Perhaps I should suggest the ladybugs.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 12:12:26 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: raygun
Good morning, raygun!

Saw my first dragonflies of the year. Nothing exotic but tells me summer has truly arrived. Found that first lady bug on a rose bush leaf today. Gotta be careful clipping those roses! :)

10 posted on 07/01/2011 12:14:36 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Mornin' DD!

How's that tan coming along?

Still keeping company with the little one? Such a good 'papa' you are! :)

11 posted on 07/01/2011 12:17:32 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Howdy teenie.

Tan is coming along just fine except for the tanlines when I wear my sandals. And the sun is doing a number on my hair-bleaching the blonde and hiding the gray. :^)

Poppy sitting is goin’ great. Fridays are my day off.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 12:32:15 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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A Matter Of Opinion?
July 1, 2011

We live in an age dominated by all kinds of public opinion polls. Decisions are being driven by the crowd, and some of that is good. Surveys can inform us about people’s experiences with products, helping us make wiser purchases. Opinion polls can give government officials a sense of how their policy initiatives will be received. While information gleaned is a matter of personal opinion, it can be helpful in shaping decision-making on a variety of levels.

But when it comes to the most important question for all eternity, a public opinion poll cannot give us the answer. We must answer for ourselves. In Matthew 16, Jesus took His disciples to Caesarea Philippi and asked a question about public opinion: “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” (v.13). The answers were varied, and all were complimentary—but none was adequate. That’s why Jesus then asked His disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” (v.15). Peter got the answer right: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (v.16).

Public opinion can help answer certain questions, but not the one question that will determine your eternity: Who do you say that Jesus is? If you agree with Scripture, and place your trust in Christ, you will have eternal life.

It doesn’t matter what the crowd
Believes about the Lord.
What matters is: Do you believe
What God says in His Word? —Sper

Opinion is no substitute for the truth of God’s Word.

Read: Matthew 16:13-20

[Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” —Matthew 16:15
Bible in a year:
Job 20-21; Acts 10:24-48


13 posted on 07/01/2011 4:43:45 AM PDT by The Mayor (Opinion is no substitute for the truth of God’s Word.)
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To: JustAmy

Good one I love it.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 5:16:48 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: The Mayor
Thanks Dubya! I read alot of your jokes, there is so much good humor that is decent and clean. How are you feeling?

I am feeling very well thank you. I don't know what happened, but I feeling great. This year I lost weight from 198 to 123 and it feels good.

15 posted on 07/01/2011 5:21:02 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: The Mayor; All
Public opinion

Your article says it very well.

16 posted on 07/01/2011 5:24:12 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: oldteen
I have my red shirt on. I do support our troops as the rest of you do.

I am glad you reminded me.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 5:27:14 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All
Let the Encouragement Flow

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up”

(Proverbs 12:25, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When you see someone who is struggling, a co-worker who is discouraged, a friend who is not up to par, how do you respond? Our words can be what keeps a person going; our compliments can put a spring back into their step. Now more than ever, we need to automatically let the encouragement flow. We need to tell others how much we love them, how we value them, and tell them that they are talented and creative. Always remember, with your words you carry life-giving water. You carry hope, healing, encouragement and new beginnings, and you can pour it out everywhere you go.

Today, choose to speak encouragement. Choose to speak victory and faith. Instead of telling people what they’re doing wrong, instead of pointing out all their faults, find what they are doing right. Focus on the good. There are already enough critical, judgmental people in the world. Let’s be people who lift up others and restore them. Let’s be the light of Jesus in the world.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for speaking through me. Thank You for using me to be a blessing to others. Thank You for encouraging my heart as I find ways to encourage the people around me. I love You and bless Your holy Name. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

A great one Joel I think.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 5:38:34 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

My broker called me this morning and said, “Remember that stock we bought and I said you’d be able to retire at age 65?”

“Yes, I remember,” I said.

“Well,” my broker continued, “your retirement age is now 108.”


19 posted on 07/01/2011 5:55:10 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: oldteen
I am off to work, back later.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:14 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Diver Dave
Ahhhh...'Poppy' is a very sweet name. My granddaughters called the hubby 'papa'...still do and they're 23 and 20...lol. For the 2 grandsons it's always been 'grandpa'.

Sun bleach is a good way to go (as long as the chlorine doesn't then turn it green...lol!)

Fridays off...does that mean a 4 day weekend for ya? Have a great Independence Day!

21 posted on 07/01/2011 7:10:32 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Dubya
Wishing you a wonderful FRiday, Dubya!

Great to hear you are feeling better. Illness of unknown origins is very un-nerving!

This year I lost weight from 198 to 123 and it feels good

HOLY LODI!!! That...is a LOT of weight! Was it on purpose or from being ill? If you feel better that is great! I just hope you aren't 6' tall! :)

22 posted on 07/01/2011 7:22:28 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Dubya

As Patriotic as you are I really don’t believe you need to be reminded! :)


23 posted on 07/01/2011 7:24:50 AM PDT by oldteen
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24 posted on 07/01/2011 7:30:24 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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Good Morning To Amy's Place


Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops.



Have A Great Weekend

25 posted on 07/01/2011 8:06:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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Lovely opening, ladies!


To our Troops!


26 posted on 07/01/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT by yorkie (It is *WE THE PEOPLE*!. . . . . . . . .NOT *me the president*!)
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To: Diver Dave; oldteen
"the sun is doing a number on my
hair-bleaching the blond
And hiding the gray."


27 posted on 07/01/2011 10:05:44 AM PDT by yorkie (It is *WE THE PEOPLE*!. . . . . . . . .NOT *me the president*!)
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To: yorkie
Mornin' yorkie!

That is just tooo darn cute!

28 posted on 07/01/2011 11:12:10 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: yorkie
LOL...so true. In the past year sooo many stories have developed here! :) (Yes..I've earned every one of them!)
29 posted on 07/01/2011 11:14:37 AM PDT by oldteen
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Graphic by MamaBear


30 posted on 07/01/2011 12:29:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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Happy to be Wearing Red for our Wonderful Troops!


31 posted on 07/01/2011 12:51:28 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Happy Red Friday, Friends.

I’m going to see if a hard back up will help. I’m having trouble with posting and Fotki and Photobucket.

I’ll try to get back later.

Daisy has her 3rd class later today. We haven’t spent as much time with her as we should have. Hope the trainer doesn’t think she is stupid. LOL


32 posted on 07/01/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear
Amy, I had a hard time to get mine to post just now. It kept taking me to the last of June instead of where the post should have gone. I kept trying and finally it posted. Wonder whats up with that?

Thank you ladies, for such a beautiful July Red Opening and also the pretty Pledge of Allegiance!

34 posted on 07/01/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Freep Freep!!


35 posted on 07/01/2011 2:05:50 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I’m hoping that rebooting will help.

I’m getting frustrated. I need a new computer!!!


36 posted on 07/01/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

This is one of my all time favorite openings.
Thank you!


37 posted on 07/01/2011 3:28:23 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends
Wishing Everyone a Great Day!



38 posted on 07/01/2011 4:12:03 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy
"I've got things that will work,
I just can't find anything."
Necessity laborously giving birth to invention

Or what passes for it in suburbia
a 40plus scratching the back
of his gnarly middle aged head
and the work begins
slowly at first
somewhere under that spare tire
is a twenty-something buck
ready to answer the call

plans on paper become actualized
as he begins tearing up the garage
yes, the knees, neck, and back
they will hurt a little more tomorrow
than they used to

days pass, sweaty clothes
a trickle of blood from an unseen nailhead
and splinters, lots of splinters
needles have not seen that much fire since the day they were made

when the last nail is driven
the last board cut
the last screw turned
and the last flow of glue swells and drips away

a toast
made at 7:45 with black coffee, brown sugar
and a little sawdust floating on the top
at that moment, looking at the shelves, tables
and a workbench made from recycled 2X4s and reclaimed plywood
there is little else on Earth that tastes better

"Sawdust Coffee" 07-01-11 StarfireIV

39 posted on 07/01/2011 8:35:35 PM PDT by StarfireIV ((Atlas Punted))
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To: All
TRUE LOVE

Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'

Matthew 22:37–39

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, presented to have sutures (stitches) removed from his thumb.

He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and to redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for awhile and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.

As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and said.. "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arms, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

Let there be love and let it begin with love in my heart

40 posted on 07/01/2011 11:21:33 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: oldteen

No I am 5 foot 4 inches. I wanted to lose some weight. And it feels great. I am very happy about it.


41 posted on 07/01/2011 11:23:57 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

Rough day!

42 posted on 07/01/2011 11:27:59 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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“Whatcha Doin’?”
July 2, 2011

While staying at our house for a while, my granddaughter Addie began asking, “Whatcha doin’ Grandpa?” over and over. Whether I was working at my computer, putting on my shoes to go outside, sitting down to read, or helping in the kitchen, she sidled up to me and asked what I was doing.

After answering her a few dozen times with, “Paying bills,” “Going to the store,” “Reading the paper,” “Helping Grandma,” I came to the conclusion that she was asking a key question.

Answering to a curious little girl about everything we do is one thing, but answering to God about our actions is infinitely more important. Wouldn’t it be helpful to think of God coming alongside us at any time to ask, “What are you doing?” Imagine how often our answers would seem meaningless or empty.

“I’m spending the entire evening watching TV.” “I’m eating more food than I should.” “I’m going another day without talking to You.” “I’m arguing with my spouse.” The list could go on—to our embarrassment.

We are told to use our time carefully—with God’s glory in sight (1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:23). Paul said, “Be very careful, then, how you live” (Eph. 5:15 NIV). So, it’s a good question. God wants to know: “Whatcha doin’?”

We’re all accountable to God
For how we use our time each day;
Are moments chosen carefully,
Or wasted mindlessly away? —Sper

Beware of spending too much time
on matters of too little importance.

Read: Colossians 3:12-17

Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise. —Ephesians 5:15
Bible in a year:
Job 22-24; Acts 11


43 posted on 07/02/2011 5:23:06 AM PDT by The Mayor (Opinion is no substitute for the truth of God’s Word.)
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"Happy Caturday Everyone"


44 posted on 07/02/2011 8:11:52 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor

A wonderfully sweet story today, Mr. Mayor and we thank you! We must thank the Lord that we are able to have a 4th of July celebration once again and not leave him out.


45 posted on 07/02/2011 8:17:45 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

That is THE Chrissy picture! :)


46 posted on 07/02/2011 8:48:41 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W; jaycee

What I REALLY meant to say before spellcheck took over is that is the CUTEST picture ever! Geeeeeez!


47 posted on 07/02/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: jaycee; All
"Happy Caturday Everyone"


Happy Dogurday, too, JC!


48 posted on 07/02/2011 8:57:07 AM PDT by yorkie (It is *WE THE PEOPLE*!. . . . . . . . .NOT *me the president*!)
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To: LUV W

I’m glad I read your second post ‘cause I was getting ready to ask “what is the Chrissy picture”. Thank you, Luv, I have had it forever and probably posted it before but its been a mighty long time. I post my favorites over sometimes.


49 posted on 07/02/2011 9:16:05 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

LOL! Spellcheck stinks on the iPad! The pic made me smile!


50 posted on 07/02/2011 9:23:48 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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