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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2012
3-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:16 PM PST by JustAmy




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1 posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:25 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...



Graphic by Billie

A Long Way Home

For so long I have felt that
I have always been homeless.

As a child, there were tough times,
Afraid to go back to the house, because
You were afraid of what you would find.

(This…is not what I am here to say.)

As a young teen, a step mother came
A mother no better than the first,
So Her house never felt like home.

(…not what I am here to say.)

Since the last few years as a teen, until now
I have made many a nest, but somehow
A place where you’re existing alone,
This is just a camp, without a fire.

(…not what I am here to say.)

I have been to many a house, where
My friends tried to make me at home.
Somehow I always shut the door,
This was their home,
I was an uncomfortable guest.

(This Is what I am Here to Say)

Like a sound from light, I realize,
It is that child
Who is still running,
Running away from Home.

© 2008 Carin’ Spirit


2 posted on 02/29/2012 10:22:43 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Happy “March” Amy.

Hope it brings more Spring flowers and warmer temps.

I do summer much better than winter... now where is that sun-screen?


3 posted on 02/29/2012 10:31:04 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave

Happy March, DD. Was it cold up your way today? It was cold and windy here. We did get a little rain late in the day.

Lots of fruit trees blooming ... apricots, peaches and nectarines. I’m ready for spring!!


4 posted on 02/29/2012 10:54:38 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: All; FRiends; everyone




Graphic by MamaBear


5 posted on 02/29/2012 10:57:52 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

“Every heart beats true for the Red, White and Blue’’ :-)


6 posted on 03/01/2012 12:12:57 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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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


Can I Trust You?

March 1, 2012

According to lie-detection experts, “Our natural tendency is to trust people.” However, not everyone is trustworthy all the time. Signs that someone may be lying include fidgeting, lack of eye contact, and noticeable pauses in speaking. Even with these clues, experts warn that it is still quite tough to tell deceivers from honest people.

Joshua needed to know if he could trust the Gibeonites. When they discovered that God wanted him to get rid of some neighboring nations (Josh. 9:24), they pretended to be from a faraway land. They arrived in worn-out tunics and patched sandals, claiming, “Our garments and our sandals have become old because of the very long journey” (v.13). The Israelites were suspicious (v.7), but they “did not ask counsel of the Lord” (v.14); and Joshua unwisely made a peace treaty with the deceivers.

Many want to gain our trust: salespeople, financial advisors, or estranged family members. If we wonder: “Can I trust you?” we shouldn’t decide quickly, based only on what seems right to us. It’s better to seek counsel from God’s Word (Ps. 119:105), godly people (Prov. 11:14), and God Himself (James 1:5). Wisdom from above will help us decide who to trust.

Protect us from deceivers, Lord,
Who lie and plot to take
Advantage of us and confuse
Decisions we must make. —Sper
A desire for discernment is God’s call to prayer.

Read: Joshua 9:1-16

The Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. —1 Chronicles 28:9
Bible in a Year:
Joshua 7-9


7 posted on 03/01/2012 7:05:44 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: jmacusa

So True!

Good morning, Jmacusa. Happy Thursday.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 8:11:43 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor.

Thank you for getting us started on the right path again this morning.

Have a Terrific Thursday.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 8:14:53 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; stephenjohnbanker; lonestar; ...


Have a Thankful Thursday!



"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit."
-Robert Quillen


10 posted on 03/01/2012 8:26:25 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Just beautiful, Amy! Amen


11 posted on 03/01/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy

I’m thankful for Amy’s Place.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 8:38:05 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

~Happy March Everyone~


The birds are singing more sweetly..Sound like spring songs
Busy Day Here..Hope Your Day Is A Good One

13 posted on 03/01/2012 8:40:03 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Colonel_Flagg; ..

Happy first day of March!
It's very spring-like around here already!

14 posted on 03/01/2012 9:26:54 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland


The old brown thorn-trees break in two high over Cummen Strand,
Under a bitter black wind that blows from the left hand;
Our courage breaks like an old tree in a black wind and dies,
But we have hidden in our hearts the flame out of the eyes
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea,
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say.
Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat;
But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The yellow pool has overflowed high up on Clooth-na-Bare,
For the wet winds are blowing out of the clinging air;
Like heavy flooded waters our bodies and our blood;
But purer than a tall candle before the Holy Rood
Is Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

William Butler Yeats




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 03/01/2012 9:53:03 AM 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; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...
Lovely but sad opening, Amy.

"I have made many a nest, but somehow
A place where you’re existing alone,
This is just a camp, without a fire."

In my entry hall, I have an antique sidbar.
Every shelf has nests, from birds that live at my place.
Some are large, and scruffy -
Some are tiny and frail.

The reason?

When friends enter my home, that is the first thing they see.
And I want them to feel what the nests represent:

Security
Safe Haven,
Peace,
Comfort
and most of all Love.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 10:07:57 AM PST by yorkie
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“Security
Safe Haven,
Peace,
Comfort
and most of all Love”

...and I (we) felt all of those things, dear Yorkie!


17 posted on 03/01/2012 10:29:12 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All

Beautiful and sad, Amy! Thank you!

Happy March! Ours came in like a lion. My DIL called me at 12:20 last night to tell me we were under tornado warnings right here in Bristol and other surrounding areas. I got everything ready to go to my safe place. I just listened to our local news for a long time until they told us the warning was over but horrific storms and rains were not over. It thundered loudly for a good while with lots of lightning and heavy rains!

She suggested that I should sleep downstairs all night so I could get to a safe place. I had just dozed off when she called and a late call night always unnerves a person. The sun is shining brightly today and we are at 65 degrees.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 10:37:04 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Such a sweet Pledge!!


19 posted on 03/01/2012 10:38:23 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Beautiful flowers and frame, Amy.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 10:41:14 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg.

Have a wonderful day.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 10:42:23 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

A real sweetie, Meg.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 10:42:23 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

I love this, Luv. So cute!!


23 posted on 03/01/2012 10:43:51 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

That is so very sweet, SJB. Thank you.

I am thankful for all my AP Friends.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 10:46:32 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for the lovely graphic and Yeats poetry, Conor!


25 posted on 03/01/2012 10:47:15 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

Thats lovely yorkie and I bet your guests always feel welcome at your place.

I have no birds but on the steps going upstairs from this room, I have a birdhouse on each step sorta under the bannister so to be out of the way of walkers. I love birds and houses, too.

Hope you’re having a nice day and are making much progress so you can get back to that trapeze act soon! Darn it, we need some entertainment around here! So get busy, girl! ((HUGS))


26 posted on 03/01/2012 10:52:48 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Your spring birds are so sweet, Meg. Thank you.

The weather has cooled here, but it should be back into the 70’s by the weekend.

Have a fun day.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 10:56:46 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: LUV W

That is a sweet hummingbird, Luv. Thank you.

Wishing you a lovely March and a beautiful day.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 10:58:58 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

YOUR HOME WAS A TREAT ON ALL SUCH SCORES, YORKIE.

A TREASURED MEMORY, FOR SURE.

As was the lunch in Cottonwood, the last I saw you.

HUGS N HUGS.

LUB


29 posted on 03/01/2012 11:01:26 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Happy Thursday, Conor.

Thank you for “Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland” by William Butler Yeats. It is wonderful.

Wishing you a lovely spring and a Terrific Thursday.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 11:03:57 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

Thank you, Yorkie. Yes ... that is a sad poem.

You have a beautiful, comfortable home, Yorkie. You make your guests feel welcome and loved.

Have a happy thankful Thursday.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 11:09:08 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; lonestar; ...
Have a Wonderful Thursday!



"Children desperately need to know - and to hear
in ways they understand and remember - that they're
loved and valued by mom and dad."
~Paul Smally~

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our
children, and the one most important of all the things
we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love
that depends on anything at all except
that they are our children.”

~Rosaleen Dickson~


"Tears are words the heart can't express."
~Unknown~

32 posted on 03/01/2012 11:20:55 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
You're welcome, Jaycee! Hope you have a great Thursday!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 03/01/2012 11:21:58 AM 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
You're welcome, Amy! Hope you have a great Thursday! The crocus and dwarf Iris in my front yard popped out today!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

34 posted on 03/01/2012 11:26:17 AM 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; All; MEG33; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; pollywog; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~As We Welcome March~

rhododendron

"Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope"
Lady Bird Johnson

The only thing we agreed on!

35 posted on 03/01/2012 11:36:18 AM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy
A beautiful picture and a thought provoking quote! Checked in today because of Breitbart’s strange death. Pretty and sunny here in south Texas today, hope you have a nice weekend Amy!
36 posted on 03/01/2012 11:45:23 AM PST by potlatch
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To: MEG33

Your graphics are always beautiful and I had actually forgotten about it being the first day of March! Time goes so fast to me anymore.

Thank you for thinking of me Meg.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 11:48:39 AM PST by potlatch
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To: JustAmy; Billie
Wonderful opening, but oh, so sad.

The thought of any child never feeling 'at home' in their own home is just heartbreaking. (I know there is a lot of it but, none the less, is just so tragic!)

38 posted on 03/01/2012 11:52:01 AM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Mornin' DD!

I agree...I do sun-screen much better than gloves and scarves! :)

39 posted on 03/01/2012 11:54:06 AM PST by oldteen
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To: potlatch

I was so upset over his death....only 43! Strange, isn’t it?

Good to see you, potlatch! I haven’t been on Amy’s much as I’ve been down in my back. “Its always sumthin” as Gilda Radner always said. (I have a compression fracture in my spine and it has to be fixed as the pain is unbearable, even with pain pills.) Had a bone scan Monday and it confirmed the x-ray that I had the week before. My doctor is getting me an appointment with the doctor that can do these procedures.

Good to see you, potlatch!


40 posted on 03/01/2012 11:54:32 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

Yorkie it is so wonderful to ‘see’ you here. I know I missed some earlier posts of yours and everyone elses as I stay away for periods of time now.

Your display of bird’s nests is a lovely idea and so is the thought behind it. Cardinals build many nests here and I have saved and kept some out on my patio.

Still praying for you and others here, and hope you are doing well my friend! No replies are needed as I know it is still very hard for you. (HUGS)


41 posted on 03/01/2012 11:55:22 AM PST by potlatch
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To: oldteen

That is so beautiful, teenie! Spring is on its way, I hope!


42 posted on 03/01/2012 11:56:38 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy
Lovely, Amy!

Thank you!

43 posted on 03/01/2012 11:58:45 AM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
Thank you, M...can't wait to hear the birds singing around here, and see everything bloom!

Have a wonderful day!

44 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:02 PM PST by oldteen
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To: LUV W
And to you, Luvvy!

Can't wait for the beautiful weather!

45 posted on 03/01/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Very nice, Conor. Thank you!

Hope your March is starting off as a good one!

46 posted on 03/01/2012 12:06:55 PM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee

Hi Jaycee, I get so far behind and miss most of ya’lls replies. I love your post, that child is beautiful and so are your quotes.

This one caught my eye;
“Tears are words the heart can’t express.”


47 posted on 03/01/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by potlatch
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To: jaycee

Thank you, Jaycee.

We had a storm come thru but it wasn’t much. It just brought a little rain and a cold wind. It will be cold until the weekend.

I cannot imagine living in a tornado area. Stay safe, Jaycee.

Have a beautiful day.


48 posted on 03/01/2012 12:12:56 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee

RE: 19 & 20 ... thank you, Jaycee.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 12:15:47 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Oooh that’s pretty Teenie. I love bright colors. Laughing at your little comment about ‘the only thing we agree on’ - as to lady Bird. Yeah, she was a democrat but I think she had a hard time with a husband like LBJ. He was gruff and mean and I do think she was a kind person at heart.


50 posted on 03/01/2012 12:16:51 PM PST by potlatch
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