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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2012
12-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 12/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST by JustAmy

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To: Mama_Bear

Oooooohhhh!

Nice Graphic!

:-)


101 posted on 12/03/2012 9:20:40 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Thanks! :-)


102 posted on 12/03/2012 9:22:49 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Just beautiful, Lori!
I love using Billie’s snow..I have on the A/C LOL..no snow here. My Carolina Jasmine is blooming.
The big chill will come..but I am happy to have it warm for as long as possible.


103 posted on 12/03/2012 11:08:06 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mama_Bear

And I’m so glad you came by! Please come by often, my dear!!


104 posted on 12/03/2012 12:11:59 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Would it be frame, then snow table, then the graphic?? If you don’t use it, you lose it, they say and I think its true!!


105 posted on 12/03/2012 12:14:35 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

The snow table after the graphic table.


106 posted on 12/03/2012 12:18:44 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: WayzataJOHNN



*JOHNN*
Wishing You The Very Best

107 posted on 12/03/2012 3:46:49 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: WVNan

~Happy Birthday Dear Nan~

Hope Your Day Is Wonderful

108 posted on 12/03/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Why how sweet of you to remember sweet MEG. This is my last birthday before I am truly “old”.


109 posted on 12/03/2012 4:49:45 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

*HUGS*

I’ll have THAT birthday in May..youngster.
;o)


110 posted on 12/03/2012 4:56:07 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I feel blessed that I am still able to keep my job in HIS service. Thanking the Lord that He sees fit to keep me healthy.


111 posted on 12/03/2012 5:34:27 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WayzataJOHNN


112 posted on 12/03/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: WVNan
(((((Hugs!)))))



113 posted on 12/03/2012 7:41:53 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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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


Open-Handed Help

December 4, 2012

A homeless man spends time in our local library. One afternoon, while I was writing there, I took a lunch break. After I finished the first half of a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich, an image of the man’s face came to mind. A few minutes later, I offered him the untouched part of my lunch. He accepted.

This brief encounter made me realize that with all that God has given me, I needed to do more to help those who are less fortunate. Later, as I thought about this, I read Moses’ instructions on providing for the poor. He told the Israelites: Do not “shut your hand from your poor brother, but . . . open your hand wide to him” (Deut. 15:7-8). An open hand symbolizes the way God wanted His nation to provide for impoverished people—willingly and freely. No excuses, no holding back (v.9). God had given to them, and He wanted them to give generously enough to supply whatever was “sufficient” for the need (v.8).

When we offer open-handed help to the poor, God blesses us for our kindness (Ps. 41:1-3; Prov. 19:17). With His leading, consider how you might “extend your soul to the hungry” (Isa. 58:10) and freely give to help others in Jesus’ name.

Grant us, then, the grace for giving
With a spirit large and free,
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to Thee. —Murray
You may give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.

Read: Deuteronomy 15:7-11

You shall open your hand wide to [the poor]. —Deuteronomy 15:8
Bible in a Year:
Ephesians 4-6


114 posted on 12/04/2012 6:14:29 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: JustAmy; Billie; DollyCali; MEG33; The Mayor; jaycee; yorkie; WVNan; Diver Dave; Kitty Mittens; ...
Good morning to Amy's Place! Time for some Mannheim Steamroller, I think. Have a great day, everyone!






115 posted on 12/04/2012 8:13:14 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Good Morning, mama_Bear!

Thank You for that lovely interlude!


116 posted on 12/04/2012 10:21:11 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Mama_Bear; All

Thank you for the Mannheim Steamroller music. We will be playing our Mannheim Steamroller CD’s along with Trans-Siberian Orchestra music. We went to a Trans-Siberian concert a few years ago up in Sacramento. OUTSTANDING concert!

We had a birthday party last night for our 11 year old grandson - Logan.

Got the following in an e-mail this morning. Y’all might want to grab a box of Kleenex.

http://www.wimp.com/santadad/


117 posted on 12/04/2012 10:34:10 AM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave
Thanks, Dave, for that link. I shared it on my facebook wall. What a touching story of a Christmas wish come true.

Happy birthday to Logan!

118 posted on 12/04/2012 10:50:24 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: The Mayor

Our local Salvation Army is desperate to have bell ringers for their red Kettles. Usually there are people seeking the jobs. This year they declared on TV, only 6 people applied.

Salvation Army has a good presence in the community. When I hear about “the Boys And Girls” organization, the CEO has a salary of $1,000,000.00, and there are others the same for charitable organizations, it is off putting to my mind. I know it is common now for high salaries to be paid according to the incomes of the organization. Something is amiss helping the down and out and desperate while the head leaders think they are greatly superior.

Sorry for the rant.

I contribute to the Salvation Army a few times a year. I am not certain they give “the Gospel message” to the people that come hungry for meals. They do keep people from freezing during frigid weather conditions, have summer camp for the youths, blankets and beds, clothes, food, etc.


119 posted on 12/04/2012 10:51:41 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: left that other site

My pleasure, ltos. I will be posting more Mannheim Steamroller as we lead up to Christmas. :-)


120 posted on 12/04/2012 10:55:01 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: geologist
My husband, along with some of his fellow Rotary members, takes his turn ringing the bell for SA each Christmas season. Maybe Rotary and other service organizations in your community could be tapped for bell ringers?

We have supported SA for years. They do good work in the community. I will never ever give a dime to Red Cross or United Way. In this tough economy, we don't have a lot to give, but SA, Toy for Tots, and Disabled Veterans get all of whatever we can give. I trust those organizations.

121 posted on 12/04/2012 11:02:11 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: jaycee

Hi, jaycee. I’m back again. I am going to try to stop by often and post Christmas and music graphics. It will be like old times with my AP FRiends. :-)


122 posted on 12/04/2012 11:05:17 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Very nice, M-B!

Good to see you!

123 posted on 12/04/2012 11:14:44 AM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Thank you for that, DD!

Another wonderful reunion. How could ANYONE not need a few hankies?

It has now made it's way to many more! :)

124 posted on 12/04/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

((((((((((oldteen))))))))))) :-)


125 posted on 12/04/2012 11:22:41 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; The Mayor; All
Thank You For The Beautiful Christmas Music and Graphic, Lori!


I love Mannheim Steamroller
~Busy Day Happy Tuesday To All~

126 posted on 12/04/2012 11:26:27 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

You’re welcome. I love Mannheim Steamroller too. I will be bringing more in the weeks to come. :-)


127 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:06 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: WVNan

I am sure there are many who thank the Lord you can remain in HIS service, (((Nan))).


128 posted on 12/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mama_Bear

I look forward to more, Lori..What a treat to have you here.


129 posted on 12/04/2012 11:35:40 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mama_Bear

I’m so glad you are here and will keep hanging with us to post your lovely graphics and music. I have been away all day and since the back is screaming, I must lay down a while! I will be seeing you soon!

A wonderful day wished for a wonderful lady! ((((HUGS))))


130 posted on 12/04/2012 11:46:35 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: FRiends

Hello to all my dear friends at Amy’s!! See you soon. As I told Lori, I must rest a while. Lots of errands today and I have worn myself out. Doesn’t take a lot to wear me out these days!! ((((HUGS)))) to all today!!


131 posted on 12/04/2012 11:50:14 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All; JustAmy; DollyCali; MEG33; jaycee; Aquamarine; oldteen; left that other site; The Mayor; ...
I am reading "Life of Pi" in anticipation of seeing the movie later this week. Has anyone here read the book? I am a little beyond the midway point and should finish it this evening. I had heard that the book glorified (or at least promoted) Islam, but I have not gotten that message from the book. Neither have I gotten the feeling that Hinduism has been promoted, or Christianity for that matter. IMO, none of the religions have been elevated above the others. It is actually not a book about religion, it is just a beautiful story of the faith and fortitude of a sixteen year old Indian boy and his struggle for survival against all odds. If it is on your reading list, move it to the top. I think you won't be sorry.

One caution; Pi's description of his survival at sea is quite graphic. The very squeamish will need to skim some parts, I'm sure.

Here is the trailer for the movie. It made me cry and I am not sure why. I am sure I will cry through the whole movie!

Life of Pi

132 posted on 12/04/2012 11:57:39 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

No..Thanks for the recommendation..The movie trailer makes me want to see it, too.


133 posted on 12/04/2012 12:07:47 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Diver Dave

Oh my..How touching, Dave..
Happy Birthday to your Logan.


134 posted on 12/04/2012 12:15:29 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

Have A Good Rest, jaycee.!

135 posted on 12/04/2012 12:18:20 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mama_Bear

Thanks for the review, Lori. I’m sure this will be a good movie and I hope I can get the chance to see it. It is at the theatre, isn’t it? I don’t get to the movies too often but you have made this one very tempting (even with the tears). I like something that is recommended highly. Thanks for informing us!! Haven’t laid down yet but am getting ready to. Its so good to have you here, Lori! Reminds me of the good old days!

((((HUGS))))


136 posted on 12/04/2012 12:26:06 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

That is so cute, Meg. Thank you so much! I truly am going to lie down now....the back hasn’t let up yet. I just rubbed some soothing cream on it and after a rest, it will be better.
I keep a nice wooden spoon in the bathroom just for rubbing stuff on my back. I just take the back of the spoon and get a little dip of the cream until I have it covered all over. It was a prescription cream and I’m about to run out of it. I got it from a skin doctor and it is wonderful. Seems to have some menthol in it which soothes and cools your back.


137 posted on 12/04/2012 12:34:26 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee; MEG33
Life of Pi is playing this week at our local theater. I don't go to movies often. We did go and see Atlas Shrugged Parts 1 and 2 and the Hunger Games, and I want to see this one, for sure. But I usually prefer to watch movies on DVD in the comfort of my own home. I just don't want to wait for the DVD release in order to see this. I think it is going to be spectacular.

Since we've been going to a few movies this past year, what a shock to find what it costs! By the time you get through with purchasing the tickets and a drink and popcorn you're up to $25 - $30 for two people. Then, if you add dinner on top of it, you have an expensive evening out. That is why we don't do it often. Microwave popcorn, a can of diet coke and my recliner are just fine with me. ;-)

138 posted on 12/04/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: jaycee; MEG33

Take care of your back, jaycee....and you too, MEG. :-)


139 posted on 12/04/2012 12:36:36 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Microwave popcorn, a can of diet coke and my recliner are just fine with me. ;-)

I thoroughly agree, Lori! It doesn't take long for the movies to come for rental and there's no place like home for movie watching IN COMFORT!!
140 posted on 12/04/2012 12:42:56 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Mama_Bear

Good Review...I actually thought it was about MATH! LOL!


141 posted on 12/04/2012 12:49:52 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

LOL! My mathematical genius son had the same reaction when I told him I was reading “Life of Pi”. He said, “you’re reading a math book, Mom? Really?” My reply, “Sure Dave, me, your mathematically challenged mom, is going to read a math book”. I guess he thought maybe there was hope for me after all.....but, no, not in this lifetime. LOL!


142 posted on 12/04/2012 1:01:11 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

There actually was an Indy Film called simply “Pi”, and it was about a geeky genius who figured out the mathematical terminus of that allegedly infinite number.

He ended up being chased by mobsters who thought he could break the casinos with this info, by international terrorists with similar aims, by Scary Businessmen, and by fanatical Jewish Scholars who thought he had figured out G-d’s Secret Name.

It was a VERY weird movie, and probably not nearly as edifying as “The Life of Pi”.


143 posted on 12/04/2012 1:08:58 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Photobucket

144 posted on 12/04/2012 1:12:22 PM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee
praying smiley

Feel better soon, jaycee!


145 posted on 12/04/2012 1:25:50 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you!


146 posted on 12/04/2012 1:33:23 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: left that other site

“Pi”, haven’t seen it, but it sounds kinda interesting. :-)


147 posted on 12/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

It was made in 1998, is in B&W, and has some (squirmy) violent moments. I just ordered it from Netflix, as i haven’t seen it since it came out.


148 posted on 12/04/2012 1:44:58 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Diver Dave
Do you think Bounty paper towels could substitute for Kleenex? Wonderful video, Dave! Thanks for sending the link to us!!! Tears are fine for this time of year!! Merry Christmas!
149 posted on 12/04/2012 3:52:49 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

Awww, how very sweet! Thank you, teenie!

My neighbor called ahead of time and said he would be bringing me a hamburger steak and baked potato in a few minutes. They are so good to me its impossible to explain. He’s cooking the steaks on the outside grill. A little Heinz 57 will make it perfect for me.....YUM...........!!


150 posted on 12/04/2012 3:58:34 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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