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Posted on 12/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST by JustAmy
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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.
And I’m so glad you came by! Please come by often, my dear!!
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!!
The snow table after the graphic table.
Why how sweet of you to remember sweet MEG. This is my last birthday before I am truly “old”.
I’ll have THAT birthday in May..youngster.
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.
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 mans 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 peoplewillingly 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.
Read: Deuteronomy 15:7-11
Good Morning, mama_Bear!
Thank You for that lovely interlude!
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.
Happy birthday to Logan!
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.
My pleasure, ltos. I will be posting more Mannheim Steamroller as we lead up to Christmas. :-)
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.
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. :-)
Good to see you!
Another wonderful reunion. How could ANYONE not need a few hankies?
It has now made it's way to many more! :)
You’re welcome. I love Mannheim Steamroller too. I will be bringing more in the weeks to come. :-)
I am sure there are many who thank the Lord you can remain in HIS service, (((Nan))).
I look forward to more, Lori..What a treat to have you here.
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))))
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!!
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!
No..Thanks for the recommendation..The movie trailer makes me want to see it, too.
Oh my..How touching, Dave..
Happy Birthday to your Logan.
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!
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.
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. ;-)
Take care of your back, jaycee....and you too, MEG. :-)
Good Review...I actually thought it was about MATH! LOL!
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!
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”.
“Pi”, haven’t seen it, but it sounds kinda interesting. :-)
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.
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...........!!