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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2012
1-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 12/31/2011 9:46:56 PM PST by JustAmy

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To: MEG33
Beautiful opening, M!

Have a Blessed Lord's Day and a wonderful New Years Day!

101 posted on 01/01/2012 2:16:14 PM PST by oldteen
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To: yorkie
Very nice, yorkie!

First chapter is quite long already! ;)

May your day (and year) be a healthy, happy, blessed one!

102 posted on 01/01/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Hope you're having a Great Birthday,
Dave!


And Happy Birthday to your twin brother!


103 posted on 01/01/2012 2:21:08 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
And one backatya, Deo!

Hope things are going well for you and your family! May 2012 be good to all!

104 posted on 01/01/2012 2:21:49 PM PST by oldteen
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To: left that other site

Hey, I’m just glad you noticed it!

I posted it around midnight last night after I found it on another thread.

For others who missed it....

SEE AND HEAR PRESIDENT REAGAN TELL RUSSIAN JOKES here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FL4z74WD1EexQCEdbCn2ckrA&feature=player_detailpage&v=mN3z3eSVG7A

At the upper right corner of that YouTube page, there is a Part 2 to his jokes that I have not yet watched.


105 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:48 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

What a great way to say thank you..Loved this.
*Welcome To Amy's Place, LuvFR*

106 posted on 01/01/2012 3:02:08 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: oldteen

Thank you for the sweet comments and wishes, teenie.


107 posted on 01/01/2012 3:04:09 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Good Sunday Afternoon


Now that was fun...and RR loved the telling! Thank you.
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day and New Year, CP.

108 posted on 01/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: oldteen

Thanks. We are doing pretty well right now. And how about you? May God bless you this year too. :-)


109 posted on 01/01/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Great video...thanks for sharing! I spent a little more time listening to others of his. He's good!

Welcome to Amy's Place...it's a great place to hang out and share some smiles, tears, poems, tunes, and just plain good times! :)

110 posted on 01/01/2012 3:19:34 PM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33

Hi, Glad you enjoyed it! I watched it right around midnight last night. Was nice to see President Reagan again.
Still and forever, my favorite president.

Cheers!


111 posted on 01/01/2012 3:23:28 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: yorkie
I believe we all NEED a new year and pray it goes much better for everyone than the one we just left behind!

Thank you for that, my friend!

112 posted on 01/01/2012 3:25:31 PM PST by oldteen
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To: tiapam
Thank you, t-pammy!

And a HAPPY-HAPPY one to you! Enjoy!

113 posted on 01/01/2012 3:27:54 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


PRAYERS GOING UP FOR OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND FOR OUR BELOVED NATION!







GEORGE WASHINGTON – THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE

In the coldest and darkest days of the American Revolution, General George Washington raised his prayers for the survival of his beleaguered Army and of the new Nation. The Lord answered those prayers, upheld his Army through a punishing nadir to everlasting glory and bestowed His manifold benefits upon the new Nation.

In like manner, let our prayers now rise for our heroes in the American military who seek to secure the benefits of Freedom on behalf of a people hungry for them. Father, look on our prayers for them with favor, guide their steps in righteousness and keep them in the shelter of Your Healing Wings. Bless and uphold them in the performance of their Mission. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Amen.




SHADOWS AT ARLINGTON

Heavenly Father, Lord of the Nations, we pray that you vouchsafe the souls of our Fallen to dwell eternally in your Divine Presence, Amen.





Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
114 posted on 01/01/2012 3:29:16 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!





Amazing Grace

by John Newton


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, .
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
115 posted on 01/01/2012 3:32:12 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



The Lord’s Prayer – Andrea Bocelli

DEAR GOD, who suffered torment, agony,
and death upon the Cross to free our souls
from the chains of iniquity, protect and defend
our troops. Guide them in the performance of
their duties. Strengthen them to endure hard-
ship, danger and deprivation in Your service. Let
their efforts free the people of Iraq and Afghan-
istan from the chains of terror and slavery,
foster a lasting peace in the region, and bring all
to a greater share in Your Mercy.
Amen.







Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
116 posted on 01/01/2012 3:42:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


THE NAVY HYMN

Eternal Father, Strong to Save



The Marine Corps Verse:

Eternal Father, grant we pray
To all Marines both night and day,
The Courage, Honor, Strength and Skill
Their Land to serve, Thy Law Fulfill.
Be Thou the Shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps!


This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24(KJV)



Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!







Lamh Foistenach Abu!
117 posted on 01/01/2012 3:44:33 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: potlatch
Thank you, potlatch!

Good to 'see' you! :)

A blessed new year to you as well!

118 posted on 01/01/2012 3:49:26 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good Sunday Evening


Amen to your prayers for our troops.
Thank you for the lovely music and tributes, Conor
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day and New Year.

119 posted on 01/01/2012 4:05:17 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: oldteen

I like the extra “Happy”!! :) Thank you!!


120 posted on 01/01/2012 4:06:19 PM PST by tiapam
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To: potlatch
Thank you, Potlatch!

121 posted on 01/01/2012 4:08:30 PM PST by yorkie
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To: MEG33
Thanks very much, Meg! A Blessed Lord's Day to you!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
122 posted on 01/01/2012 4:12:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You’re welcome. Thank you for the blessings.


123 posted on 01/01/2012 4:17:48 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you so much for your beautiful Military songs, prayers and blessings for our Military. We must remember our Military as we begin this New Year.

Wishing you and your sweet family a very Happy New Year. Praying for better health for all of us in this coming brand new year and thanking God for bringing us through the year of 2011! God Bless you, Conor!


124 posted on 01/01/2012 4:39:11 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: potlatch


Its so good to see you,
Potlatch! Wishing you good health
and happiness in this coming year!
((((HUGS))))

125 posted on 01/01/2012 4:50:20 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Thanks very much, Jaycee! All the best to you in 2012! May this be the year we take back America!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
126 posted on 01/01/2012 4:50:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"May this be the year we take back America!"

Absolutely! I will be the happiest gal in the world if we can do this! And I know a whole lot of people are hoping for the same thing. We have to worry about the "slick-tongued snake oil salesman" though as he fooled many people the last time. He didn't fool me!

127 posted on 01/01/2012 4:58:23 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave
patriots cake

DD and D
May you have many, many, more!


128 posted on 01/01/2012 5:06:00 PM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33

Thank you Meg! Lovely graphic.


129 posted on 01/01/2012 5:10:59 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; yorkie; NicknamedBob; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; LuvFreeRepublic; tiapam; ...

Goodnight Dear FRiends


Thank you for coming by today and sharing your lovely comments,
blessings, beautiful graphics, poetry, tributes, music and fun.
May you be blessed with a lovely evening and restful sleep.
Healing prayers for our ill and hurting FRiends

~May God Keep Safe Those Who Keep Us Safe~

130 posted on 01/01/2012 5:11:38 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: oldteen

[Good to ‘see’ you! :)]

You too my friend!! Thanks


131 posted on 01/01/2012 5:12:30 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch

;o)


132 posted on 01/01/2012 5:13:21 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: yorkie

Thanks so much yorkie!!


133 posted on 01/01/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: jaycee

Aww, thank you for that Jaycee and the same wishes to you!!


134 posted on 01/01/2012 5:15:34 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; GailA; tiapam; oldteen; pollywog; ...

Well, I have a little story to tell you. A most scary thing happened to me on my way to the restaurant yesterday evening. There was 2 lanes of traffic going in the same direction and I had gotten in the left lane early because the restaurant was on the left and sometimes if there’s heavy traffic, its hard to get into the left lane. The sun had blinded me since I pulled out of my neighborhood. Its terrible this time of year. Low in the sky, ready to go down but blinding at the time.

When I noticed something in the road, it was way too late to slam on my brakes and if I had, it could have turned me sideways into the traffic on the right side or on the left, the median with a deep grassy gully. So whatever I hit, I hit it hard and it felt horrible. I thought it had torn my car up. Well, I had to watch the right hand lane to find a clearing to get over there to pull over. The tire blew out immediately of course. Luckily I got a clearing and eased over and off the road a good piece. My whole body was shaking trying to get out of the car and walk over to the passenger’s side to see the damage. You could tell the rim was bent, the tire was flat of course and the hub cap evidently flew off.

I called Barry immediately and he was on his way from the other direction. He lives a pretty good little ways and I didn’t ask him how close he was (I was so nervous). I hung up and a police car pulled over. There was a good place for both of us to park. He had seen the whole thing. He had stopped and picked up my hub cap. Well, I’ve never met a nicer person in my life. He said “Well, lets get this thing fixed.” I told him I was on my way to meet my family and company from Mississippi were visiting. He got the spare and started working. I just kept on telling him how great he was to help me. He said “thats why we’re out here.” I could not believe it.

Barry was a while arriving and the policeman was nearly finished the job when Barry arrived. Between you all and me, I did not know policemen did these kind of things. Barry and I both kept thanking him. I asked him if he had a card to give me so I could let someone know how kind he was. He gave me his card and I plan to write a letter to the editor as soon as possible. Greg is off tomorrow and told me not to worry and he would be up here tomorrow and take care of it for me. God is so good to me for giving me these sons. I couldn’t make it without them.

I know you won’t believe it but my hands are shaking now from typing this story. I woke up several times during the night and thought how much worse it could have been. Before the policeman left he said “Now, you all go on to the Mad Greek and have a good evening.” I will never forget this sweet guy. I asked him how old he was and he said he was 34. Bad things do happen to good people but I met the nicest guy in the world. And guess what it was that I hit?? It was a tire with rim in tact. It was a heavy thing to hit. I didn’t get any dents to the car.


135 posted on 01/01/2012 5:32:04 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: potlatch

By the way, I used my short ping list for the letter I just wrote and I don’t think you’re on the short list....sorry about that.


136 posted on 01/01/2012 5:51:11 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I just read your story Jaycee, thanks for pinging me to it. I’m so glad you weren’t hurt and hope you were able to enjoy your meal, etc.

I didn’t know policemen did that either, I’m sure it depends upon the man and thankfully you happened upon a good one, lol.

Talking about the low in the sky sun blinding you, I had that happen several times before my eye surgery. I actually had to pull over a few times when I just couldn’t see well!

Thankfully you are ok!!!


137 posted on 01/01/2012 6:09:16 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch

Thank you, potlatch!


138 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:21 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Wow, what a great story! I had a similar good samaritan thing happen the only time I ever had a flat tire.

Long time ago, I was delivering bedding plants in a medium size WI town (Janesville). At city speeds (20mph) I ran over something. I had my window down and heard a hissing noise. I was also in the left lane. By the time I rolled a few feet to the next turn off (into a large mall) the tire was completely flat.

I drove the few feet it took to be safely out of traffic in the mall parking lot. I got out and saw a razor blade sticking out of my tire!

To this day, I think some prankster put that blade in the street on purpose, sticking it in some road tar sharp side up.

Anyway, there was a Sears Automotive Center at that mall and I walked to it for help.

A very nice man walked to my van, and put on my spare tire.

I walked back and stood in line to pay.

The man at the register said it was no charge!

When I left the store, I insisted on giving the man who had done all that work a hanging basket of flowers for his wife.

That is my good Samaritan story.

It went from being scared at having a sudden flat, to glad I got help, to stunned that they wouldn’t let me pay for the help.

I think there are lots of Angels out there. They just hide until we need them.

: )


139 posted on 01/01/2012 6:15:27 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: jaycee

What a story!! And what a wonderful man that first responder was! I think they get such a bad rap and this just proves that they are out and about to help people who need it!

I’m soooo glad that you or your car weren’t injured!


140 posted on 01/01/2012 6:36:09 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: jaycee

I had a similar experience just last month. I drove over a huge metal rod that punctured my tire and instantly flattened it. My tire guy fixed it for free!

God is Good!


141 posted on 01/01/2012 6:56:07 PM PST by left that other site
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To: TheConservativeParty

Thats exactly what I thought. They tell us all the time that angels are all around us and I believe it. We don’t know who they are until they show up! Praise the Lord.


142 posted on 01/01/2012 7:06:36 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Thanks, Luv. He even stopped and found my hub cap. I suspect he saw it fly off and where it went. It was sorta nerve wrecking though. Maybe things bother me more than they used to! Thank goodness for our phones we carry with us!! With my hip problem, I can’t walk too far.


143 posted on 01/01/2012 7:13:00 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: left that other site

You had an angel, too! Not everyone is out to rip us off as we sometimes think.


144 posted on 01/01/2012 7:14:28 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I’m glad he was around and also glad that your family members were close enough to get there quickly. I would have been totally unnerved, too! I can walk ok, but not with my knees shaking like they would have been. :)


145 posted on 01/01/2012 7:26:34 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: jaycee
That's some experience you had! Glad you nor your car had any serious damage. Things in the road that can't be avoided most always do harm.

I had a CA Highway Patrolman stop for me once. Only time I ever had a flat and thankful for that. He said the same thing to me about 'that's why we're out here'. LEOs get a bad rap but I'm guessing there is a much bigger % who are kind and helpful to those in need than the ones who are power happy!

146 posted on 01/01/2012 7:38:35 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thanks teenie. I will have to have the hub and new tire. I’m going to call my insurance man in the morning. That would be called a road hazard and I may have insurance for that but I will surely check. (I’ve been asleep already) so now I’m heading for bed, thank goodness.

See you tomorrow if the creek don’t rise!


147 posted on 01/01/2012 8:36:39 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Oh, Jaycee, I am So Thankful you are Allright!! My Heart is Thanking our Lord as I Type!
That Situation could have been So Much Worse, but our Savior's Hand was over you, Keeping Awful Possibilities from Happening.
And He Sent the Policeman to Care for you until your Son could Arrive; what a Wonderful Lord is ours!
I Love Him and am Praising Him, So Thankful for His Lovingkindness and His Grace.

(((((Loving Hugs to you, and Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ!)))))

148 posted on 01/01/2012 10:51:42 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: All; FRiends; everyone
Thank you for the Pings! Love you All!

(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))

149 posted on 01/01/2012 10:54:32 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee

Amen! :-)


150 posted on 01/02/2012 4:52:14 AM PST by left that other site
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