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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; All; FRiends; everyone
Thank you for the Beautiful Music and Graphic, Dear Lori!

(((((Hugs!)))))


~Blessings And Hugs To All~

151 posted on 12/04/2012 7:02:37 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You’re welcome! :)


152 posted on 12/04/2012 7:07:24 PM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee

Neighbors like that are few and far between! You are a VERY lucky lady! Enjoy!


153 posted on 12/04/2012 7:08:48 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Thank you for that Wonderful Video, Diver Dave!

(((((Hugs and Happy Birthday to Logan)))))

154 posted on 12/04/2012 7:12:34 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
(((((I Hope your Back is Feeling Better Soon, Dear FRiend!)))))


155 posted on 12/04/2012 7:28:41 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; oldteen

“stephenjohnbanker”, since 2005-12-04

And to think; I knew you when.

All righty, then; I, uh, I’ll see you later.


156 posted on 12/04/2012 7:53:30 PM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: Mama_Bear

That’s what I do..take care of my back..
;o)
(((HUGS)))


157 posted on 12/05/2012 5:11:27 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

You’ve been a good neighbor..I’m happy you have a good neighbor, too.


158 posted on 12/05/2012 5:14:26 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful, Kitty
(((HUGS)))


159 posted on 12/05/2012 5:17:29 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

*Good Morning Everyone*




*Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To Amy's Place*

Click..Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

160 posted on 12/05/2012 5:19:27 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Good Morning, Meg!

(((HUGS)))


161 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:46 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

(((HUGS)))


162 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:04 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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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


Barriers And Blessings

December 5, 2012

What did Jesus see when He looked at the woman at the well in John 4? He saw someone who wanted acceptance and desperately needed to know she was loved. Most of all, He saw someone who needed what only He could give—a new heart.

It was no accident that the disciples had all gone to town to buy food. Surely, they would have tried to warn Jesus not to talk to this person—a woman, a Samaritan, and someone with a bad reputation.

Not being one to follow protocol, however, Jesus used this encounter to bless her with the truth of “living water” (John 4:10). In just one conversation, He broke down barriers of old hostilities, of gender bias, of ethnic and racial divides. And this woman became the first of many Samaritans to confess that Jesus was the Messiah (vv.39-42).

When she told others of her encounter with a Man who knew “all that I ever did,” she was already practicing the principle of “sowing and reaping” that Jesus was teaching His followers (John 4:35-38). Many believed that day, and later Philip, Peter, John, and others would preach in Samaria and lead many more to Christ (Acts 8:5-14; 15:3).

When we tell others of our own “encounter” with Jesus, we bless them with living water.

From sinking sand He lifted me,
With tender hand He lifted me;
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise His name, He lifted me! —Gabriel
A faith worth having is a faith worth sharing.

Read: John 4:27-39

Many . . . believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” —John 4:39
Bible in a Year:
Philippians 1-4


163 posted on 12/05/2012 6:08:24 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: Kitty Mittens

Thanks Kitty. Sorry I’m so long getting back to you. Have a great day.


164 posted on 12/05/2012 7:09:25 AM PST by WVNan
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To: MEG33

I am blessed MEG.


165 posted on 12/05/2012 7:12:53 AM PST by WVNan
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To: The Mayor

“From sinking sand He lifted me,
With tender hand He lifted me;
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise His name, He lifted me! —Gabriel”

YES! Beautiful devotion, Rus..Thank you


166 posted on 12/05/2012 8:05:14 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: WVNan

Indeed...as am I. Physically I am a dud..but I feel so blessed in other ways.


167 posted on 12/05/2012 8:11:07 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Agree Meg!


168 posted on 12/05/2012 8:38:14 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: MEG33; JustAmy; Billie; DollyCali; The Mayor; jaycee; yorkie; WVNan; Diver Dave; Kitty Mittens; ...
Good morning to Amy's Place! Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday!

Click here for The Supremes -
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"


169 posted on 12/05/2012 9:04:47 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Our church buys gifts or the members buy gifts for different ages, of boys and girls and brings them to the Christmas store in the activities building, where they are sorted out on tables. There is very wide assortment for all ages.

Then the children, youths, a few at a time, with a church volunteer, are allowed to come and choose one big thing and one small item, which is then taken and wrapped in Christmas wrappings.

While waiting for the wrapping the gospel is presented to them. So they hear the story of Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins,and Salvation. God's goodness, mercy, love, and compassion. Prayers of thanksgiving and blessing. Then they take the gifts with them. This is done before Christmas week.

170 posted on 12/05/2012 9:18:06 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: NicknamedBob; stephenjohnbanker; oldteen
Hey NnB .... bet you also knew him when ...

Nov 5, 2003 ....... International American (aka stephenjohnbanker)

SJB ... Happy (late)8th and (timely) 9th FR Anniversary
171 posted on 12/05/2012 9:23:27 AM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob; oldteen

” Nov 5, 2003 ....... International American (aka stephenjohnbanker)”

After returning from Asia, I couldn’t remember my IA password: )

Thanks so much to y’all!


172 posted on 12/05/2012 9:39:43 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Mama_Bear; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; ...

Hi Everybody!








Wishing You ALL a Wonderful, Wild, and Wacky "Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday"!
(((HUGS)))

ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

173 posted on 12/05/2012 9:40:33 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: geologist

That’s a wonderful Christmas outreach project that your church provides to the community. Yes, I forgot to include our many local community churches in my list of charities that I trust. They do a great job. :-)


174 posted on 12/05/2012 9:58:29 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Thank you, Lori, for posting your beautiful graphic and music.
I'm dreaming of a nap right now..up too early.

175 posted on 12/05/2012 10:36:24 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; All; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

*A Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To All*

Photobucket

176 posted on 12/05/2012 1:12:15 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen


*I love your sweet graphic*


177 posted on 12/05/2012 2:04:49 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33
Yours today are so pretty and wintery and you aren't even having winter weather yet...lol.

I saw on the news a bit ago the warm temps that are spread out. We sure don't have them but it looks like most places will be losing theirs very shortly! :)

178 posted on 12/05/2012 2:31:27 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

;o)

Ours all changes on Monday..highs in the 50s instead of 70s.

We had 26 degree morning temp about 10 days ago..It changes ..We have had a great spell of warm weather lately.
I haven’t been grocery shopping since Thanksgiving..Must go tomorrow while it’s warm.


179 posted on 12/05/2012 2:58:00 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; stephenjohnbanker; oldteen

Heck, I knew him when he was so busy, he was outsourcing his posts to some guy in India or somewhere.


180 posted on 12/05/2012 5:01:07 PM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: MEG33
Thank you, Dear Meg!

(((((Hugs!)))))

181 posted on 12/05/2012 6:58:57 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: WVNan
Thank you, Sweet Nan!

(((((Hugs!)))))

182 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:45 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


Unlikely Encouragement

December 6, 2012

Are you looking for encouragement? Do you need a little boost today amid all the bad news coming your way? The psalmist David can lift your spirit in an unexpected way through some words we often think of as negative.

When we read Psalm 19, we discover a short listing of ways that the Lord’s clearly defined “law,” or standards for living, can bring positive results. This is unlikely encouragement, for some see God’s standards as restrictive and as robbing us of happiness.

Here are some words the psalmist used for God’s standards: “law of the Lord” (v.7), “testimony” (v.7), “statutes” (v.8), “commandments” (v.8), “fear of the Lord” (v.9), and “judgments” (v.9). These words have an ominous sound that causes many people to want to avoid or reject them.

But notice what these things bring to the believing, obedient heart: conversion of the soul, wisdom, rejoicing of the heart, purity of life, enlightenment of the eyes, endurance, truth, and righteousness (vv.7-9). That’s great encouragement! No wonder David said about God’s law that He’s given to us, “More to be desired are they than gold . . . sweeter also than honey” (v.10).

Lord, we love You and Your Word. We delight in
reading it, learning about You, and following what
You teach us. Thank You for all the blessings that come
from our relationship with You. Amen.
Obedience to God’s Word is the Christian’s greatest freedom.

Read: Psalm 19:7-11

More to be desired are [God’s laws] than gold. —Psalm 19:10
Bible in a Year:
Colossians 1-4


183 posted on 12/06/2012 5:13:30 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: MEG33
Do you have "Santa Paws s Coming to Town?"

Weinie


184 posted on 12/06/2012 7:14:39 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; left that other site; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; oldteen; ...

Good Morning To Amy's Place


Oh My
I'm not quite ready yet to deck the halls.
Have a wonderful Thursday


185 posted on 12/06/2012 8:29:38 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: lonestar

Weinie..Have you been naughty or nice?


186 posted on 12/06/2012 8:31:28 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33
I stand on the 5th.

Weinie


187 posted on 12/06/2012 8:37:12 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Good idea! LOL


188 posted on 12/06/2012 8:42:21 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33
I put a wreath on the door of my apartment.

*<||;-{)>



(Winking Santa)
189 posted on 12/06/2012 9:22:57 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Good for you!
Cute santa.


190 posted on 12/06/2012 9:53:23 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Thank You! </:-)


191 posted on 12/06/2012 9:54:54 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: oldteen; All
Hi Teenie!

*HUGS*

In hospital since Tuesday - pneumonia - condition improving - should be discharged tomorrow. Hope everyone is doing okay.
192 posted on 12/06/2012 11:45:04 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: yorkie; jaycee; DollyCali; potlatch
Missing You


Prayers of Healing and Comfort for Hurting Hearts and Bodies

193 posted on 12/06/2012 12:31:10 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConorMacNessa

#193 applies to you , too!
Healing prayers..I am so sorry you are ill. I am happy you are better but do take care..Pneumonia isn’t cured so soon..


194 posted on 12/06/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Thanks very much, Meg!


195 posted on 12/06/2012 12:46:23 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Take good care!


196 posted on 12/06/2012 12:49:17 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConorMacNessa
prayers

PLEASE take care of yourself and
GET WELL SOON!

197 posted on 12/06/2012 1:33:51 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; All
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Amy Grant "Breath of Heaven" LINK

198 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:13 PM PST by GailA (those who do not keep promises to Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers offered up to Our Great Physician on your behalf, Conor.


199 posted on 12/06/2012 2:15:45 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: MEG33; All; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

*Have A Wonderful Thursday*


200 posted on 12/06/2012 2:19:11 PM PST by oldteen
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