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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2012
5-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: yorkie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVlcqMLMbVA


541 posted on 05/12/2012 8:08:11 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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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


Outside The Boat

May 12, 2012

Katsushika Hokusai was one of the most prolific and celebrated artists in Japanese history. Between 1826 and 1833, when he was in his mid-60s and early 70s, he created his greatest work—a series of color woodblock prints titled Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji. Among those paintings was his masterpiece: The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. This painting, created during a time of financial and emotional struggles for Hokusai, shows a towering wall of water edged with clawlike foam about to crash down on three slim boats full of rowers.

Psalm 107 also tells a story of people in peril at sea. Afloat on the waves, “they mount up to the heavens, [and] they go down again to the depths.” And as a result, “their soul melts because of trouble” (v.26). Eventually, the sailors send an S.O.S. to God, and He responds by smoothing out the sea and guiding them to their destination (vv.28-30).

When we face desperate circumstances, we tend to look to other people for guidance and comfort. They are in the same boat, however—lost in an ocean of life’s ups and downs. Only God is outside the boat, sovereign, stable, and strong enough to calm the storms (vv.24-25,29). Facing trouble? Call on Him!

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain? —Owens
We worship a God who is greater than our greatest problem.

Read: Psalm 107:23-32

They mount up to the heavens, [and] they go down again to the depths. —Psalm 107:26
Bible in a Year:
Esther 4-7


542 posted on 05/12/2012 8:12:54 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: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

May 12.



Graphic by MamaBear

True Friendship

True friendship isn't seen with the eyes, it is felt with the heart.
When there is trust, understanding, loyalty, and sharing.
True friendship is a rare feeling, but when it is found
It has profound impact on our well-being, strength, and character.
True friendship does not need elaborate gifts
Or spectacular events in order to be valuable or valued.
To ensure long-lasting quality and satisfaction,
True friendship only needs a few key ingredients:
Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding, unsurpassed trust,
Deep and soulful secrets, and endless sharing.
These ingredients, mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
Can make a friendship last a lifetime!
This is just a thank you, my friend, for all the wonderful and colorful
Special ingredients You've brought to my life!

-Author Unknown-

Pass this on to such a friend! Happy Caturday!!!


543 posted on 05/12/2012 10:26:04 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; ...

Adorable graphic and lovely poem..Thank you!


Happy Caturday To Amy's Place
I Wish You A Beautiful Mother's Day Weekend

544 posted on 05/12/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: The Mayor
Revelation 3:13-18

New King James Version (NKJV)
“ ...

13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

The Lukewarm Church

14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[a] write,

‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.

16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[b] I will vomit you out of My mouth.

17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. ...”

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God's Word called Israel, stiff necked, hard hearted, murmurers, ... we are little different ...?

545 posted on 05/12/2012 11:01:16 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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To: JustAmy; left that other site; lonestar; oldteen; jaycee; ConorMacNessa; Diver Dave; LUV W; ...
Love your "Friends" poem and graphic today, Amy!

Lady and the Tramp - Bella Notte
(click here)


546 posted on 05/12/2012 11:07:29 AM PDT by yorkie
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Hug Your Cat Day



There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'

Limerick Day





National Nutty Fudge Day

Nutty Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients:
•3 tablespoons butter, divided
•12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
•2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
•1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
•4-1/2 cups sugar
•1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
•2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped

Directions:
•Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside. Break German chocolate into 1-in. pieces; place in a bowl. Add the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; set aside.

• In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, milk and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly pour over chocolate mixture; stir until mixture is smooth and blended. Stir in nuts.

• Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds.




547 posted on 05/12/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: GailA

Oh My!

Now I’m craving a slice yummy of strawberry cheesecake.

I saw a recipe for a Strawberry Poke Cake that I’m anxious to try. It sounds very much like a jello cake that my family loves!

Have a super Caturday.


548 posted on 05/12/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Aquamarine; Kitty Mittens

I was thrilled when I found Aqua’s graphic with that wonderful poem. The timing was perfect!

Great to see you, Aqua. Hope you can stop in again soon. We’ve missed you.


549 posted on 05/12/2012 12:03:40 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: lonestar

As you must have known .... I spent too much time on You Tube after watching ‘Green Door’. There s always 4 or 5 others that I
HAVE to watch. :)

Thanks for the link, Yorkie.


550 posted on 05/12/2012 12:06:56 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for today’s lesson, Mayor.

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend.


551 posted on 05/12/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33



Thank you, Meg.

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day and a Blessed Weekend.


552 posted on 05/12/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie




Ahhh ... Lady and the Tramp. So cute!!

Thank you for the link and the cute graphic, Yorkie.

I've probably watched the vidoe with Marissa at least 10 times and we still enjoy it.


553 posted on 05/12/2012 12:19:08 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: lonestar
Oooops ...

"Thanks for the link, Yorkie Lonestar.

I didn't notice my goof until I replies to a few mosre posts. Sorry.


554 posted on 05/12/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Quix



Happy 11th FR Anniversary, Quix.

We are happy that you here.

Wishing you at least another 11!

Happy Caturday!


555 posted on 05/12/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks Amy, Happy Mothers day to you.


556 posted on 05/12/2012 12:43:28 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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Happy Caturday!








Hi Everybody! (((HUGS)))



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

557 posted on 05/12/2012 4:13:51 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy
YOU TOUCH MY HEART DEEPLY
br> DEAR HEART, AMY.

May The God of All Comfort

Rest abidingly with you
And those you Love

NOW AND FOREVERMORE!

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558 posted on 05/12/2012 5:11:44 PM PDT by Quix (Time is short: INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL MOTHERS ON AMY’S PLACE!







Mother Machree
Sung by John McCormack
(Click)


There's a spot in my heart,
Which no colleen may own.
There's a depth in my soul,
Never sounded or known;

There's a place in my mem'ry,
My life, that you fill,
No other can take it,
No one ever will.

Sure, I love the dear silver
That shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed,
And wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers,
So toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you,
Mother Machree.

Ev'ry sorrow or care
In the dear days gone by,
Was made bright by the light
Of the smile in your eye,

Like a candle that's set
In the window at night,
Your fond love has cheered me
And guided me right.

Sure, I love the dear silver
That shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed,
And wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers,
So toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you,
Mother Machree.






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)

559 posted on 05/12/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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...and Happy Caturday, too! :)

560 posted on 05/12/2012 7:27:27 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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