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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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