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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2012
6-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:29 AM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:41 AM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphics by MamaBear


2 posted on 06/01/2012 4:08:57 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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Graphic by Billie


3 posted on 06/01/2012 4:22:54 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy; All

DO NOT FORGET YOUR RED today.

4 posted on 06/01/2012 5:31:49 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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Faulty Thinking

June 1, 2012

Four people—a pilot, a professor, a pastor, and a hiker—were flying in a small plane when the engines died. The pilot said, “There are only three parachutes. Since this is my plane, I’m taking one of them.” He put it on and jumped out. The professor said, “I’m brilliant and the world needs me, so I’m taking a parachute,” and he jumped out.

Then the pastor told the hiker, “I don’t want to be selfish, so you take the last parachute.” The hiker replied, “There are still two left, so we can each have one. The professor jumped out with my backpack instead of the parachute!” Though the professor thought he would land safely, his assurance was based on faulty thinking.

Some people have an assurance of salvation based on faulty thinking. They believe that church attendance, baptism, or just being good will gain them approval from God. But our thinking is faulty if it isn’t based on what God says in His Word. God says that “all have sinned” and that we are His enemies. But through the death and resurrection of His Son, we can be made right with God (Rom. 3:23; 5:8-10). By faith in what Christ has done, we can have peace with God (5:1) and the assurance of eternal life in heaven.

Do you believe it? Your eternity is at stake. Don’t trust faulty thinking but put your faith in Christ.

I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus—
Trusting only Thee;
Trusting Thee for full salvation,
Great and free. —Havergal
If we could earn our salvation, Christ would not have died to provide it.

Read: Romans 5:12-21

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 19-21


5 posted on 06/01/2012 7:08:10 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: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Such a beautiful red graphic and my, look at those toenails!
WOW! Loved the poem describing red things. Thank you,
ladies. Happy Red Friday for our Troops no matter where
they are today. God Bless them!!


6 posted on 06/01/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Thank you for this lovely Pledge of Allegiance starting
a new month. The days are flying by very fast!! Its
pouring rain today here in Tennessee! I managed to get
my trash can down before it rained. My neighbor usually
does that for me but they are out of town for a couple
of weeks!


7 posted on 06/01/2012 7:43:29 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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Today is NATIONAL DONUT DAY

Order yours in RED
Tell everyone your are showing support for our TROOPS!

8 posted on 06/01/2012 7:47:28 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: The Mayor; All
After we accept Christ and really mean it, we are to have a change in how we think, what we do, and we are to spend time in the word of God, in which He tells us about himself.

Jesus said, “the Father is greater than I”. We are ever to grow more into the image of Jesus. Which means we live a changed life. The Holy Spirit is in us. If we really meant it when we accepted Jesus as our redeemer and savior we will want to have a changed life, to become like Jesus on earth. Of course, we will not be able to do this completely, but the Word tells us how to go about it. Daily, Love God, love our fellow man, and follow His commands.

9 posted on 06/01/2012 9:45:53 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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Proud To Wear Red for Our Wonderful Troops!


10 posted on 06/01/2012 12:00:14 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

That donut is almost too pretty to eat but I sure would chow down on that one....YUM!!!


11 posted on 06/01/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie
I'd like 6 of those RED doughnuts and a large coffee w/2 cream. ;^)
12 posted on 06/01/2012 1:54:01 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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Love This Opening, Amy!...Thank You!


Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops

Wishing All At Amy's Place A Great Weekend

13 posted on 06/01/2012 2:29:02 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

Just beautiful, jaycee! I don’t remember seeing this wonderful picture!


14 posted on 06/01/2012 2:32:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: yorkie

YUM..Love those sprinkles!
;o)


15 posted on 06/01/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

How cute is that....very good, Meg.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 2:45:33 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

They were so young then! I’ve had that one in my files a
long time and it wasn’t with most of the graphics I have
for Red Friday. I should change it sometimes I guess. At
least I found it and thank you, Meg.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 2:51:45 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

;o)
I’m glad you found the picture of the Reagans..It’s a “winner”.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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Chris DeBurgh~The Lady In Red





19 posted on 06/01/2012 4:22:45 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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HELLO GOD

Hello God, I called tonight to talk a little while

I need a friend who'll listen to my anxiety and trial.

You see, I can't quite make it through a day just on my own

I need your love to guide me, so I'll never feel alone.

I want to ask you please to keep my family safe and sound.

Come fill their lives with confidence for whatever fate they're bound.

Give me faith, dear God, to face each hour throughout the day,

And not to worry over things I can't change any way.

I thank you God, for being home and listening to my call;

for giving me such good advice when I stumble and I fall.

Your number, God, is the only one that answers every time.

I never get a busy signal, never have to pay a dime.

So thank you, God, for listening to my troubles and my sorrow.

Good night, God, I love you, too, and I'll call again tomorrow!

~~~Author Unknown~~~


20 posted on 06/01/2012 4:52:31 PM PDT by yorkie
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Amen! We could all use some talk-time with God. ((((hugs))))


21 posted on 06/01/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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Amen..and thanking God for a never busy line.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: yorkie

This is a wonderful post....makes us all feel better. Thank
you, yorkie! We can contact Him any minute of the day! I
talk to Him a lot lately!


24 posted on 06/01/2012 5:15:25 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Thank you Luv, for our theme song for Amy’s Place. Its one
we never tire of hearing.


25 posted on 06/01/2012 5:17:58 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

Amen, Dear FRiend.

(((HUGS)))


26 posted on 06/01/2012 5:36:50 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: yorkie

I like to think that youngster is each one of us as we turn to Him for all our needs and blessings from Him.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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First of all, Amy, Post #20 was meant for you, too. (I hope Marissa will get to see it.) I loved your Lady Bug toe-nail opening today, Amy and Lori!

Second, a big ‘thank you’ to each of you, for your kind words today.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


28 posted on 06/01/2012 7:19:47 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee

I’m glad you enjoyed it! It is rather catchy, huh! :)

Hope you are feeling better!


29 posted on 06/01/2012 7:27:46 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


30 posted on 06/01/2012 9:01:20 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee

Great picture JC. They were one couple that really loved each other...


31 posted on 06/01/2012 9:02:51 PM PDT by goat granny
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Fragile Loads

June 2, 2012

As Dolores was driving along a country road, she noticed that a car was following her rather closely. She could almost feel the irritation of the driver as she drove cautiously and slowly navigated several turns.

Of course, the driver of the other car had no way to know that Dolores was transporting 100 pounds of mashed potatoes, two crockpots full of gravy, and many other food items for a church supper—enough to feed 200 people! Sensing the other driver’s frustration, Dolores thought, If he just realized the fragile load I’m carrying, he would understand why I’m driving like I am.

Just as quickly, another thought occurred to her: How often am I impatient with people when I have no idea of the fragile load they might be carrying?

How easily do we pass judgment on someone, assuming that we know all the facts about a situation? God’s Word sends us in a more charitable direction, instructing us to treat each other with kindness, humility, and patience (Col. 3:12). How much more loving we are when we bear with and forgive each other (v.13).

Let’s treat others as we would like to be treated (Luke 6:31), remembering that we don’t always know the burden they may be carrying.

Kindness is a loving guide
That shows us how to live,
A treasure which, the more we spend,
The more we have to give. —Anon.
If you are tempted to lose patience with another, stop and think how patient God has been with you.

Read: Colossians 3:12-17

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. —Ephesians 4:32
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 25-27


32 posted on 06/02/2012 6:15:46 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: yorkie

Thank you, for this Yorkie. It is a good one.

God Bless this day for Yorkie, Amen.


33 posted on 06/02/2012 9:33:37 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: The Mayor
Many wounds do not show on the outside, we realize this somewhat in regard to our service men protecting the United States of America. Children often have wounds they carry a lifetime and never find release from the hurtful words or circumstances of their young life. Let us be empathetic with others. When they feel safe to tell their story, let us not attempt to trivialize it or remove It. The kindness and compassion to truly listen, and just sit with it is amazing in its healing power. Time and love are ingredients we have readily available available. Let us act with love and understanding. Remember to ell them the message of Jesus. In Jesus name, amen.
34 posted on 06/02/2012 10:03:28 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: geologist; yorkie

Saturday afternoon and everyone seems to be busy enjoying the beginnings of summer.

That is a great prayer you offered up to Our Heavenly Father.

I’m currently listening to a Sandi Patty album, “Morning Like This”. Her singing often brings me to tears - tears of joy because I’m a child of the King.

May you have a Blessed weekend as we serve Our Risen Lord.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 3:24:54 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy; All

You have quite the house. :)

Hi, everyone! Happy June!


36 posted on 06/02/2012 3:31:43 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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Hi, Dave! Glad you are listening to Sandi Patty.

Tiapam posted this song, just two days before she was taken Home to be with our Lord:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEige7eIe1o&feature=related


37 posted on 06/02/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by yorkie
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~Happy Caturday and...er...Dogurday...~ :)

38 posted on 06/02/2012 4:38:41 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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HAPPY CATURDAY TO AMY'S PLACE!!!



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)

39 posted on 06/02/2012 4:49:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

LOL!


40 posted on 06/02/2012 4:55:20 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

Heehee...he doesn’t look a bit sorry! :)


41 posted on 06/02/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Hi back! :)


42 posted on 06/02/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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Careless Speech

June 3, 2012

When my wife and I were visiting a church for a special musical program, we arrived early to get a good seat. Before the program began, we overheard two members seated behind us complaining about their church. They criticized the pastoral staff, leadership, music, ministry priorities, and several other things that made them unhappy. They were either unconcerned about or oblivious to the presence of two visitors in their midst.

It occurred to me that their unfortunate conversation could have pushed us away if we were there looking for a new church home. Worse, what if we were seeking God and their disgruntled opinions had driven us away? Their careless speech was not just a matter of the words they used or attitudes they displayed, it also demonstrated their lack of concern for the impact those words could have on others.

A better approach to the use of words is reflected in Proverbs 17:27, where Solomon said, “He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.” Most often, we would do better not to say all we think or know (or think we know), but instead seek to use words that promote calm and peace. You never know who may be listening.

Lord, I need Your help that I might control
my thoughts and words today. I want to be a
blessing to others, to lift them up that they might
see Your goodness. Amen.
Discretion of speech is better than eloquence with words.

Read: James 3:1-12

He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. —Proverbs 17:27
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 28-30


43 posted on 06/03/2012 5:32:22 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: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; oldteen; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; ...

~Welcome To Sunday At Amy's Place~

***
Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in
our time of need.


~Blessings To All Who Enter Here~

44 posted on 06/03/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: The Mayor
Good Sunday Morning


"Lord, I need Your help that I might control
my thoughts and words today. I want to be a
blessing to others, to lift them up that they might
see Your goodness. Amen."

Amen, Rus. Thank you for this always needed message today.
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day

45 posted on 06/03/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I need to remember that everyday. Being so involved in politics as I am, I need to do this. Politics is just full of sin, it is like playing with fire.


46 posted on 06/03/2012 6:45:00 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: The Mayor

It’s when you need the “full armor”.


47 posted on 06/03/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Amen!


48 posted on 06/03/2012 7:04:38 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: MEG33; The Mayor; All
Lovely openings, this morning, Meg and Rus! Thank you!


Have a Blessed Lord's Day!


49 posted on 06/03/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie
Good Sunday Morning


Thank you, yorkie. What lovely additions to our Sunday flower garden! Thank you.
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day

50 posted on 06/03/2012 7:13:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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