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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

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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you!


151 posted on 08/03/2011 4:58:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

Mindless Prayer
August 3, 2011

Sometimes I am ashamed of my prayers. Too often I hear myself using familiar phrases that are more like mindless filler than thoughtful, intimate interaction. One phrase that annoys me, and that I think might offend God, is “Lord, be with me.” In Scripture, God has already promised not to leave me.

God made this promise to Joshua just before he led the Israelites into the Promised Land (Josh. 1:5). The author of Hebrews later claimed it for all believers: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (13:5). In both cases, the context indicates that God’s presence has to do with giving us the power to carry out His will, not our own will, which is generally what I have in mind in my prayers.

When we are doing God’s will, He will be with us even without our asking. If we’re not doing His will, we need to ask for His forgiveness, change our course, and follow Him.

God Himself is with thee—
Thy Savior, Keeper, Friend;
And He will not forsake thee,
Nor leave thee to life’s end. —J. D. Smith

May our prayers not be mindless, but instead mindful of God’s will.

Read: Joshua 1:1-9

As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. —Joshua 1:5
Bible in a year:
Psalms 63-65; Romans 6


152 posted on 08/03/2011 5:53:28 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: Dubya


My favorite this morning was
the mother in the playpen with her
chocolate and good book....LOL!


153 posted on 08/03/2011 6:14:37 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; ...

A Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To You!


I think I know where that good
smelling shampoo came from now!

(Sorry about your back, Meg.)


154 posted on 08/03/2011 6:34:58 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Thank you!


155 posted on 08/03/2011 6:36:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: jaycee; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday






Today's warm and Fuzzy Message is from Bob Marley:

Get up, Stand up
Stand up for your rights.
Get Up, Stand up,
Don't give up the fight.



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

156 posted on 08/03/2011 7:01:40 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

Sooo cute!!


157 posted on 08/03/2011 7:09:25 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Prayers for our dearest Friend Dubya

Prayers up my FRiend, nothing is to big for HIM to remove. We pray oh, Lord, father of us all that you will remove this cancer from our dear, dear, friend. Earthly doctors may give up, but we know YOU are the most powerful physician in the universe and nothing is beyond Your power. In the name of Your Son, our Savior, Amen.


158 posted on 08/03/2011 7:09:37 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: GailA

Wonderful prayer, Gail! Thank you.


159 posted on 08/03/2011 7:12:00 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Ran out of dog shampoo for the pooches, and used the new 18 hr Old Spice sports body wash/shampoo on them...they smelled good for 2 weeks..unlike the 2 days I got out of the dog shampoo, and they quite scratching so much to boot.


160 posted on 08/03/2011 7:12:00 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: jaycee

Awww...I am so glad you like my Brave Little Freshman Tea Party Republican Congress-Cubs.


161 posted on 08/03/2011 7:15:51 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: GailA

FReepmail.


162 posted on 08/03/2011 7:26:03 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33
~WFW TO ALL~
special kitty

163 posted on 08/03/2011 7:56:10 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: All
~Have A "Cool" Fuzzy Wednesday, Everyone!~

164 posted on 08/03/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; All; yorkie; tiapam; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

Once again, my apologies. This post, #163, was to everyone. You know how it goes...no brain function when trying to hurry! :)


165 posted on 08/03/2011 8:03:29 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

So sweet, teenie!


166 posted on 08/03/2011 8:05:42 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

Awwww~~~~~~~~he’s going for the nuts, isn’t he? LOL! So many cute squirrels!


167 posted on 08/03/2011 8:07:08 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

I know, I know how it is!


168 posted on 08/03/2011 8:07:54 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
.. Doesn't matter how many times we've read this, its worth reading again.!

The President speaks with a forked tongue!

Times Change.

Quote of the day!!!!

Interesting how your perspective changes when it is your turn to "drive the bus!"

“The fact that we are here today
to debate raising America ’s debt limit is a sign
of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US
Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign
that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from
foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless
fiscal policies. Increasing America ’s debt
weakens us domestically and internationally.
Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.' Instead,
Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today
onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America
has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

-- Senator Barack H. Obama, March, 2006

169 posted on 08/03/2011 8:23:31 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All

Well, duh? That was to ALL!


170 posted on 08/03/2011 8:25:40 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

Sometimes I just ping MYSELF! LOL.

Need.
More.
Coffee.


171 posted on 08/03/2011 8:29:43 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: ConorMacNessa; jaycee; yorkie; MEG33; left that other site; JustAmy; The Mayor; tiapam; ...
Hello to my friends at Amy's. It is always good to stop in & visit & catch up on the news - some good & some challenging.

Dubya - yours is the challenging one at the moment. I know you are a person of God and I know that God WILL get you through this, either earthly healing or perfect healing/transition. I know this is a difficult time and do know your friends here are praying for you and your family at this time. We love you and thank you for the joy you so generously share here on this thread

I was in DC area the past weekend for the (then announced) final FReep at Walter Reed. Since, they decided to do a few more as all the patients will not be transferred out for a few more weeks. Nice seeing all the people again

I do miss my mom & the house is empty without her in many respects but I do love the freedom of time I now experience

Still doing lots of movies & my outdoorsy things restricted due to some health issues. God does find ways to slow us down we have all learned over the years.

Dating a few interesting men. Will be in Wisconsin this weekend. Mozart Lover , whom some of you know, is performing in Phantom of Opera for several weeks & this is the closing weekend. Will see that & stay with friend who owns property west of Green Bay. He has 4 acres on Lake, so Josy & Toby will have lots of romping space. Will take in State Fair on the 10th when Braveheart leads the opening parade. I have never done anything but drive thru Wisconsin & looking forward to time there to explore. I already love cheese so being a cheese-head should be easy.

172 posted on 08/03/2011 8:29:50 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: everyone


Getting busy now!
See ya'll later.


174 posted on 08/03/2011 8:45:42 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Thanks, jaycee.

I'm waiting for them to deliver my new stove and still had some things to move so hurrying does those things...to me anyway! lol

175 posted on 08/03/2011 9:21:30 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: left that other site
Sometimes I just ping MYSELF! LOL

That's one way of not having to thank too many! lol

176 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY WARM AND FUZZY WEDNESDAY!



Rose Peace – Hybrid Tea - 1946

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
177 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:23 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MEG33

Hope your back gets some relief, Meg.
A good massage might help....

178 posted on 08/03/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: ConorMacNessa

My favorite rose, Conor! Have a great Wednesday!


180 posted on 08/03/2011 9:31:58 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: oldteen

Sisters?
Have a great Wednesday, Teenie!

181 posted on 08/03/2011 9:41:52 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Thank you!


182 posted on 08/03/2011 9:45:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33; All
Have a "COOL"....FUZZY Wednesday!

183 posted on 08/03/2011 10:12:23 AM PDT by tiapam
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To: MEG33
Sorry Meg, We Don't Like Your Back
YELLING At You!

Hope it stops yelling real soon! *HUGS*


184 posted on 08/03/2011 10:24:51 AM PDT by tiapam
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To: jaycee
I smiled at both your graphics, today, JC!

185 posted on 08/03/2011 10:28:54 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: tiapam

I love this..LOL


186 posted on 08/03/2011 10:33:32 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: tiapam

Thank you


187 posted on 08/03/2011 10:34:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: tiapam

Happy FUZZY FRiendship Wednesday, Tiapam!

188 posted on 08/03/2011 10:34:52 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: oldteen

Pinging oneself is like peeing in your pants.

It gives you a warm feeling,
But you hope NOBODY will notice.


189 posted on 08/03/2011 10:42:57 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: ConorMacNessa

from your garden?


190 posted on 08/03/2011 10:56:41 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: yorkie

Beautiful, yorkie! Love it and by the way I just used my favorite perfume. I read that piece where it says to use your favorite perfume or cologne every day just like every other thing in your life. Why save it? I may not be here long enough to use it all up....LOL!


191 posted on 08/03/2011 11:06:27 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie; All
SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS.....


192 posted on 08/03/2011 11:12:05 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: tiapam
;0)
193 posted on 08/03/2011 11:14:08 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: tiapam

Another cutie, Pam!


194 posted on 08/03/2011 11:15:23 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; JustAmy; Billie; ConorMacNessa; MEG33; LUV W; All
I still have yet to create a ping list for y'all here at Amy's Place. Sorry for those I've missed.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I snapped this pic on my daughter's back porch. Seems this mourning dove decided to build her nest in the cup holder of the treadmill. I was able to get within 2 feet of her and her kids...

Sometimes you just want to spend quality time with your kids

195 posted on 08/03/2011 11:17:54 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: FRiends; All

You got me started.....


But I gotta go now! I'm hungry!
Think I'll run out and pick up something!
Maybe a spicy chicken sandwich!! LOL!


196 posted on 08/03/2011 11:32:56 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave

What a precious picture, Dave!
Thank you. Such a great close-up!


197 posted on 08/03/2011 11:35:18 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: DollyCali
Dolly! It is SO good to see you
And catch up on all your travels.

I'm glad to hear you are keeping so busy
And always finding a perfect
romping place for the furry kids!

198 posted on 08/03/2011 11:39:15 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee

199 posted on 08/03/2011 11:49:19 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: Diver Dave

Wow, DD! That is a BEAUTIFUL capture! (You must have a VERY good camera!)

I am surprised the momma sat so still, with you being within two feet of her!


200 posted on 08/03/2011 12:03:03 PM PDT by yorkie
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