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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2011
8-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 08/01/2011 2:29:55 AM PDT 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,


Many thanks for stopping by. : )

TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; august; friends; poetry
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1 posted on 08/01/2011 2:30:00 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

Graphic by Billie

2 posted on 08/01/2011 2:33:18 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

by Jane Reinheimer
Did you pass
In the dark of night
While I waited
For first light?

The angels
Marked this way
While the dawn
Broke through the night

My mind burned
Memories of this place
Into my soul.
I knew that when
I walked out of the shadows,
I’d never go back
To that dark place.

I stood on th shore
Of my life
And felt the future
Wash through me,
Bathing me in new places
That live deep inside.

I will always live
In this peaceful place
With you.

It’s where our hearts
Sing their September sons.

I thought the dawn
Would be laughing at me.
Instead, it
Embraced me
Toward our foreverness.

Wait for me, my love,
I’ll be home soon.

3 posted on 08/01/2011 4:56:34 AM PDT by quintr
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To: quintr


It’s where our hearts
Sing their September songs.

— Jane Reinheimer

4 posted on 08/01/2011 4:58:12 AM PDT by quintr
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee
Ms Amy, my wife has a nephew that lives in Reno and she has been there several times with her sister. I've never been there myself but, from the pictures of Reno and Lake Tahoe that she took, it sure appears to be a pretty place.

A couple of songs:

Except for Monday.

His Latest Flame.

Ms yorkie and Ms jaycee: I need some help. I've been writing a short Story and I've painted myself in a corner. If y'all have time, could you take a look at it and maybe give me some pointers on which way I should go with the plot?

5 posted on 08/01/2011 5:48:36 AM PDT by fewz (RINOs? More like Democrat infiltrators.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie
This is such a cute graphic to wake
up to this morning. Thank you, ladies, and
Amy, have a wonderful vacation. Hope you left all your
cares and worries at home for
a few days!

6 posted on 08/01/2011 5:54:49 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: quintr
Such a wonderful writing by your wife, Jane.
Nice to see you here and hope you come
back soon and often!!
7 posted on 08/01/2011 5:59:44 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

Doing Good
August 1, 2011

Someone once said, “The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.” I like that; it’s a great reminder. In the book of Acts, Luke summarized Jesus’ earthly ministry by saying that He “went about doing good” (10:38).

What does the Bible mean when it tells us to “do good”? Jesus did good by teaching, healing, feeding, and comforting people. Using Jesus as the perfect example, His followers are called to meet the needs of others, including those who hate them: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you” (Matt. 5:44; see also Luke 6:27-35). They are to serve their enemies without expecting anything in return.

Moreover, as opportunity arises, His followers are to do good especially to fellow believers (Gal. 6:10). They are not to let persecution, selfishness, and busyness cause them to forget to do good and to share what they have with others (Heb. 13:16).

To be like our Savior and His early followers, we should ask ourselves each day: “What good thing can I do today in Jesus’ name?” When we do good, we will be offering a sacrifice that pleases God (Heb. 13:16) and that draws people to Him (Matt. 5:16).

From the example of Jesus,
Who went about doing good,
We are to honor our Savior
By helping wherever He would. —Hess

Imitate Jesus—go about doing good.

Read: Luke 6:27-36

Jesus of Nazareth . . . went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. —Acts 10:38
Bible in a year:
Psalms 57-59; Romans 4

8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:00:45 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: fewz
Good to see you, fewz! I will certainly
take a look as soon as I fix me some breakfast!
Hope all is well with you!
9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:02:37 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor
"Imitate Jesus—go about doing good."

Wonderful, Mayor! Thank you for ODB today!
10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:06:36 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Thank you. I’ll pass your comments on to Jane. She has been a writer for many, many years - primarily poetry and spiritual materials, including the Bible Studies on her web page. — QuintR

11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:35:05 AM PDT by quintr
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Such a cute graphic! Thank you! Hope you have a great August 1st.!!

12 posted on 08/01/2011 7:41:00 AM PDT by tiapam
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To: The Mayor; All
When driving by the hospital, I think about those people in the rooms with all types of disease, or injuries, some young, some old, and all wanting to be well. Wanting a blanket prayer for all of them and the many engaged in the field of healing. Then I consider how Jesus healed people one by one, even the nine lepers,the only thing he did for the masses was the feeding of the 5000 ... and the repeat of that feeding miracle feeding the 4000 later. However he did feed them by distributing pieces to each of them. Why was it all his work was with the individual? And we want to contribute to and deal with the masses? Faceless, nameless and spent time praying for our nation and our future. Jesus operated in the now. It is always now. We are to live moment believing and serving God.

Heavenly Father, teach us thy way and help us ... each of us to know thee and serve thee right where we are all day everyday. Forgive us Father for our sins. Help us to love our brethren. One by one. Everyday,. Thou are our provider, sustain er, protection, refuge, fortress, healer, and our strength. ‘ God is Our all in all.’ Thank thee father for thy loving kindness, tender mercies, faithfulness, righteousness, holy and worthy are thee, LORD Thank thee, LORD. for thy gracious, love and grace, in Jesus name, amen.

We all are to obey God's instructions. One by one. Their is no corporate salvation, *********************************************************** The miracle of feeding the 5000 is told in all 4 0f the gospels.

13 posted on 08/01/2011 8:59:20 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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Chickens should learn to talk because nobody ever said let’s go get a bucket of parrot.”

14 posted on 08/01/2011 9:15:58 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

Animal Thoughts

Dog: “They keep putting the lid down on the big water bowl.”

Goldfish: “Just because I have a three-second memory, they don’t think I’ll mind eating the same fish flakes ... Oh boy! Fish flakes!”

Dog: “Man, why do they keep rubbing my nose in it? I already KNOW whose it is!”

Goldfish: “The knight never comes out of the castle to fight me for dominion over the fish tank. So I must continue patrolling, for I am lord and master!”

Parrot: “Tease, tease, tease! But do those greedy clowns ever really give me a cracker? I DON”T THINK SO!”

Cat: “Why are these people in my house?”

Goldfish: “Oh, tap-tap-tap! There’s a new one!”

15 posted on 08/01/2011 9:57:53 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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I am out of Hosp. now. They say I have cancer. To big to operate.

16 posted on 08/01/2011 10:01:00 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

“Border Declaration”

Finishing up our work at a trade show in San Diego, my co-worker Maureen and I decided to go sightseeing across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. While there, we went shopping and bought a few pieces of clay kitchenware.

As we crossed back into the United States, a customs official asked if we had anything of value to report.

“Not really,” Maureen replied, digging in her bag for the bean crock she had purchased.

Everyone around us froze as she continued, “I only bought a little pot.”

17 posted on 08/01/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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“Fish Stories”

Two ardent fishermen met on their vacation and began swapping stories about the different places they had fished, the kind of tackle used, the best bait, and finally about some of the fish they had caught. One of them told of a vicious battle he once had with a 300-pound salmon.

The other man listened attentively. He frankly admitted he had never caught anything quite that big. However, he told about the time his hook snagged a lantern from the depths of a lake. He said: “the lantern carried a tag proving it was
lost back in 1912. But the strangest thing of all was the fact that It was a waterproof lantern and the light was still lit inside of it!”

For a long time the first man said nothing. Then he took one long deep breath and then said to the other man, “I’ll tell you what I’ll do,” he said slowly.

“I’ll take 200 pounds off my fish, if you’ll put out the light in your lantern.”

18 posted on 08/01/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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Differences Between Men and Women

NICKNAMES: If Gloria, Suzanne, Debra and Michelle go out for lunch, they will call each other Gloria, Suzanne, Debra and Michelle. But if Mike, Phil, Rob and Jack go out for a brewsky, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla, Peanut-Head and Useless.

EATING OUT: And when the check comes, Mike, Phil, Rob and Jack will each throw in $20 bills, even though it’s only for $22.50. None of them will have anything smaller, and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their check, out come the pocket calculators.

BATHROOMS: A man has six items in his bathroom-a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

GROCERIES: A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes out to the store and buys these things. A man waits till the only items left in his fridge are half a lime and a soda. Then he goes grocery shopping. He buys everything that looks good. By the time a man reaches the checkout counter, his cart is packed tighter than the Clampett’s car on Beverly Hillbillies. Of course, this will not stop him from going to the 10-items-or-less lane.

SHOES: When preparing for work, a woman will put on a Mondi wool suit, then slip on Reebok sneakers. She will carry her dress shoes in a plastic bag from Saks. When a woman gets to work, she will put on her dress shoes. Five minutes later, she will kick them off because her feet are under the desk. A man will wear the same pair of shoes all day.

CATS: Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren’t looking, men tell cats to shut up.

DRESSING UP: A woman will dress up to: go shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage, answer the phone, read a book, get the mail. A man will dress up for: weddings, funerals.

LAUNDRY: Women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do his laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the Laundromat. Men always expect to meet beautiful women at the Laundromat. This is a myth perpetuated by re-runs of old episodes of “Love, American Style.”

OFFSPRING: Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances and best friends and favorite foods and secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

19 posted on 08/01/2011 10:24:16 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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I'd Rather Be At The Beach

~Happy Monday To Amy's Place~

20 posted on 08/01/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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