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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; MEG33; jaycee; All; everyone; FRiends
Thank you to Everyone for the Cute Caturday Posts from Saturday!

(((((Hugs, and God Bless!)))))

901 posted on 12/30/2012 5:03:57 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

(((((You are Welcome, Sweet FRiend)))))


902 posted on 12/30/2012 5:21:28 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: MEG33

A wonderful message.


903 posted on 12/30/2012 5:41:16 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, Kitty Mittens. It IS a perfect Scripture to take into our heart at the beginning of a New Year!

Blessings to you and those you love. (((HUGS)))


904 posted on 12/30/2012 7:32:50 PM PST by yorkie
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To: jaycee

You are welcome, this was the song I was looking for when I stumbled across that great one. Much the same theme.

Who at my door is Standing, Eddy Arnold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mCbppTvWs


905 posted on 12/31/2012 4:58:01 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Yes it was a wonderful song. I love photos of horses as much as I love them of dogs, puppies and kittens.

I’m hooked on old time gospel and southern gospel with a little blue grass thrown in. My I Phone has mostly gospel on it, with a few country songs. I am a fan of George Straight, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and Garth Brooks, along with the Oak Ridge Boys


906 posted on 12/31/2012 5:04:20 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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The Power Of Terminal Thinking

December 31, 2012

As we look forward to the New Year with plans and resolutions, the voices of godly men from the past encourage us to think about something we prefer to ignore—our own death.

Thomas à Kempis (1379–1471) wrote, “Happy is he that always hath the hour of his death before his eyes and daily prepareth himself to die.” And Francois Fénelon (1651–1715) wrote, “We cannot too greatly deplore the blindness of men who do not want to think of death, and who turn away from an inevitable thing which we could be happy to think of often. Death only troubles carnal people.”

These men were not referring to a depressing preoccupation with dying, but a dynamic approach to living. We, like the psalmist David, should pray: “Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. . . . Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor” (Ps. 39:4-5). David speaks of people who work in vain, heaping up wealth with no idea of who will get it (v.6). He concludes by affirming that his hope is in God, who alone can keep him from a life of spiritual rebellion and disaster (vv.7-8).

As we place our hope in God, the brevity of our life on earth is worth considering—every day.

Lord, we know that our life on this earth is so short
compared to eternity. Bless us, fill us, use us to tell
of Your love and goodness as much we can and
for as long as we can until we see You. Amen.
Considering the certainty of death
can provide a dynamic approach to life.

Read: Psalm 39:4-13

Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. —Psalm 39:4
Bible in a Year:
Revelation 19-22


907 posted on 12/31/2012 5:55:18 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: jaycee

This may not sound like a gospel song, but it truly is, it is about a life turned around to follow the Lord, instead of the devil. Mr. Russell is no longer with us, he is with our Lord.

Johnny Russell “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0Og9foOFs


908 posted on 12/31/2012 6:02:41 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: The Mayor
Jeremiah tells us ‘God has a plan and a purpose’ for each of us. Psalms tells us God created us when we were in the womb, (mysterious), and Ester tells us ... ‘who knows we were born for such a time as this?’. God makes no mistakes, this time is our time to which we are tried and tested. What we do or do not do makes a difference.

When we read the treasure of the Scriptures we are instructed in what pleases God. We respond to our belief. Do we have the faith of a mustard seed?”

Faith is a necessity. Like the apostles asked of Jesus ... ‘increase our faith’. To know God is the way.

Praise the LORD, in Jesus name, amen.

909 posted on 12/31/2012 1:39:51 PM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: GodBlessUSA


*GEE BEE*
Have a wonderful day!


910 posted on 12/31/2012 1:42:35 PM PST by MEG33
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To: The Mayor; jaycee; GailA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; ConorMacNessa; Jane Austen; ...



*Thank You*

For coming by yesterday with your lovely comments, scripture, prayers; good wishes,graphics and music.

911 posted on 12/31/2012 2:05:20 PM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

He's Ready For The Ball


Wishing you
A safe and wonderful New Year's Eve

912 posted on 12/31/2012 3:04:51 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...

...to all my FRiends at Amy's!

Diana Krall~What Are You Doing New Years Eve

913 posted on 12/31/2012 3:45:44 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

...and all the best for this new year! :)

914 posted on 12/31/2012 3:53:45 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MEG33; LUV W

Happy New Year, Dear FRiends!


915 posted on 12/31/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: LUV W

So pretty, Luv!

Happy New Year to you, and those who love you!!


916 posted on 12/31/2012 5:49:42 PM PST by yorkie
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To: left that other site

Happy New Year to you, too! :)


917 posted on 12/31/2012 5:50:50 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: yorkie

Thank you, Yorkie! Hope your new year is bright and beautiful! ((((hugs))))


918 posted on 12/31/2012 5:56:09 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site; LUV W


~HUGS~

919 posted on 12/31/2012 6:07:58 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Happy New Year’s Eve, Meg!

Had an early celebration by seeing the movie “Lincoln” then having lunch at Applebee’s and then shopping. Me and the girls (Mom, Aunt,Sister) had a fun time and were home by 5pm.

Home with hubby tonight. Made a nice spiral sliced ham and sweet potatoes for supper.Yum!

Doggies got the scraps and loved them of course.

Happy New Year to Amy’s Place!


920 posted on 12/31/2012 6:54:30 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Jesus is Lord)
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To: TheConservativeParty


~HUGS~
Oh what a wonderful New Years Eve day and evening.
I'd love some of your "scraps", too..LOL

921 posted on 12/31/2012 7:15:05 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; ...

Thank you Meggie!! I wish for you, and all here, a Happy New Year - and that God may ease our aches, pains and sufferings - and keep love in our hearts. Bless all of you!


922 posted on 12/31/2012 8:41:09 PM PST by potlatch (~One Heart Less In My Life~)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; left that other site; TheConservativeParty; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; jaycee; ...

A new year
is unfolding
like a blossom
with petals
curled tightly
concealing the
beauty within.

Lord,
let this year
be filled with
the things that
are truly good.

With the comfort
of warmth in
our relationships.

With the strength
to help those
who need our help.

And the humility
And openess
to accept help
from others.

As we make our
resolutions for
the year ahead,
let us go forward
with great hope
that all things
can be possible,
with Your help
and guidance....

A new year
A new day
A new life....

Time of new
beginnings
and the
celebration
of life...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May your year be filled
with peace, prosperity and love.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (click here to see video)


923 posted on 12/31/2012 8:49:06 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Beautiful, Yorkie! God bless you! :)


924 posted on 12/31/2012 8:59:32 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: yorkie
So Beautiful, Dear Yorkie! Wonderful Prayer and Video.

(((((Hugs! Thank you for the Blessing)))))

925 posted on 12/31/2012 10:03:05 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: MEG33; All; FRiends; everyone
Lol, that is the Cutest Pic, Dear Meg!

(((((Sending Wishes to All FRiends for a Blessed 2013)))))


926 posted on 12/31/2012 10:17:34 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: potlatch
Thank you, Dear Potlatch!

(((((Hugs, and God Bless you)))))

927 posted on 12/31/2012 10:27:34 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
(((((Hugs!)))))



928 posted on 12/31/2012 10:38:57 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: yorkie

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!

May we all have a Blessed New Year.


929 posted on 12/31/2012 10:40:49 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Happy Birthday GeeBee!!!

My brother and I share tomorrow for our birthday.


930 posted on 12/31/2012 10:54:14 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: GailA
I Heard this Song, "The Baptism of Jesse Taylor" a lot while I was Growing Up, so it Brings Back Special, Precious Memories.

(((((Thank you for the Post, Dear Gail!)))))

931 posted on 12/31/2012 11:02:04 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Diver Dave

(((((Happy New Year, Brother Dave!)))))


932 posted on 12/31/2012 11:05:37 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Glad you liked it. It has always been one of my favorites. Most don’t understand it is truly a gospel song, not an inspriritional one like Jesus Take the Wheel that Carrie does. And no one does it as well as the late Johnny Russell.

Heroes by the Issacs, this one is for all of you with special needs children, because you are their Heroes.

Heroes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsVz130c1jA


933 posted on 01/01/2013 5:38:06 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: MEG33

We were just snugged down for sleep, and about then was when the first fire works woke us all the way up. It’s rare for us to ‘see’ in the new year. Hubby had a slice of pie, I had water and watched A Christmas Angel and the rest of the Kenny Rogers special we’ve been watching in bits and pieces for the past 3 days. Love Netflix. :-)


934 posted on 01/01/2013 5:42:14 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: GailA; MEG33; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; left that other site
Say, Now!

A new first day! Let’s start it right!
Gee, the daylight’s awfully bright.
Maybe I partied some last night,
It’s in the past. Forget it!

Rise and greet the morning sun,
Lot’s of work still to be done.
Nobody said Life would be fun,
But if it is, we’ll let it!

With exuberance we’ll note,
Cheerful living gets my vote,
“A prayer of thanks to Him devote?”
That’s the way! You said it!

Someone lead us in a prayer,
If you’ve got a friend up there,
My example’s not too fair,
Not the way I’ve led it!

Alright, if you still insist,
No sense trying to resist,
I may get points for being missed,
I hope we won’t regret it!

Lord, we humbly bow our head,
And ask again for daily bread,
Let the words be clearly said,
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

NicknamedBob . . . . January 1, 2005

935 posted on 01/01/2013 6:15:37 AM PST by NicknamedBob (When you've forgotten your drink, you've had enough! ... Unless it's coffee -- then you need more!!)
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To: NicknamedBob

Happy New Year, NicknamedBob!


936 posted on 01/01/2013 6:18:17 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: potlatch

Happy New Year, Potlatch!

(((HUGS)))


937 posted on 01/01/2013 6:20:36 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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The Good Life

January 1, 2013

Beauty, wealth, power, love, marriage, and pleasure are good things, but they’re not the best. The best is loving God and taking in His love—bringing Him glory and making Him our friend for life. That leads to the best possible life because it gives us satisfaction and joy now (John 10:10), and it’s what Christians are going to be doing forever.

That’s why we should make time for God and rest in His love—the love that made you and me. It is the reason for our existence and the means by which we will make the most of our lives.

I like the way the psalmist put it: “It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works” (Ps. 73:28). In other words, the good life is drawing close to the One who loves us like no other.

And how can we “draw close” to Him? Here’s a practice I began many years ago: Take a few minutes every morning to read some verses from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and note what Jesus said or did. After all, He came to show us what God is like (Heb. 1:1-3). Put yourself in the story—in the place of the leper He healed with His loving touch, for example (Mark 1:40-45). Think about how much He loves you and then thank Him!

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. —Crosby
The wonder of it all— just to think that Jesus loves me!

Read: Psalm 73:21-28

It is good for me to draw near to God. —Psalm 73:28
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 1-3; Matthew 1


938 posted on 01/01/2013 7:41:59 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: GailA

I dozed off early and woke up in the wee hours..I had Hershey’s Nuggets..LOL


939 posted on 01/01/2013 9:00:43 AM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; yorkie; ...

Blessings In This New Year To Amy's Place


May you be blessed with
warmth in your home,
love in your heart,
peace in your soul
and joy in your life.

940 posted on 01/01/2013 9:22:32 AM PST by MEG33
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Happy New year everyone!

It took me at least twice as long to get the January thread posted this morning.

It is great to see your wonderful posts for the new year.

See you all on the January, 2013 thread.

941 posted on 01/01/2013 10:24:09 AM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy; All

Happy New Year Amy and the same to all of the tremendous FReepers at your place.


942 posted on 01/01/2013 11:06:59 AM PST by PGalt
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To: yorkie

Beautiful prayer and video, yorkie.


943 posted on 01/01/2013 11:29:44 AM PST by MEG33
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To: potlatch

Amen..God bless you, (((potlatch)))


944 posted on 01/01/2013 11:32:23 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, (((Kitty)))


945 posted on 01/01/2013 11:34:10 AM PST by MEG33
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To: JustAmy; All

Happy New Year, y’all!


946 posted on 01/01/2013 12:11:53 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; Billie; MEG33; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; GailA; TheConservativeParty; ...

Happy New Year Everyone!



947 posted on 01/01/2013 12:14:15 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor

Each morning we have a new day, a new opportunity to do good, to do good works, to love God and to love our brethren. This is not to taken lightly. It is the command of God. Millions of people on earth have not met a Christian, nor heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. What a responsibility Christians have to tell the good news of our Lord and Savior, and to support the missionaries that go into Africa, China, India, in areas where Islam has been taught like Darfar. etc..

Pray to God for strength and energy directed in an effective way to those that seek to know God. Please LORD help us to tell your story. In Jesus name, amen.


948 posted on 01/01/2013 12:20:43 PM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: Silentgypsy

Hi Silent Gypsy!! Happy New Year in 2013!!


949 posted on 01/01/2013 2:58:38 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Thank you, and may God Bless YOU, too, Luv! Happy New Year!


950 posted on 01/01/2013 4:56:59 PM PST by yorkie
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