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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2013
1-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 01/01/2013 9:33:41 AM PST by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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Enjoy! :)










Never Forget!






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the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

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1 posted on 01/01/2013 9:33:57 AM PST by JustAmy
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2 posted on 01/01/2013 9:37:12 AM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

My favorite stanza of my favorite poem “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (also known as “Daffodils”) by William Wordsworth:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 9:44:33 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JustAmy

Cute. Love it.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 9:52:54 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: All; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; DollyCali; The Mayor; jaycee; yorkie; WVNan; Diver Dave; ...
Wishing a new year of peace and prosperity, good health and happiness to all!


5 posted on 01/01/2013 10:37:51 AM PST by Mama_Bear ("In life, as well as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet.")
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

New Year's *HUGS* To You


6 posted on 01/01/2013 10:54:30 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Mama_Bear

Happy new year, Mama_Bear!


7 posted on 01/01/2013 11:06:30 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Diver Dave

*Dear Diver Dave*

Have a great day!

8 posted on 01/01/2013 11:12:24 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Thank You MEG.

Have a Blessed New Year.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 11:18:46 AM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave

;o)


10 posted on 01/01/2013 11:24:44 AM PST by MEG33
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To: JustAmy

Happy New Year Amy and all the dear gals and guys who hang at Amy’s... regulars or just now and then “check in folks”.

Enjoying my time in Oklahoma and TLC from my brother & wife. Teeth issues to be addressed starting tomorrow. Been eating Excedrin, drinking Ginger brandy & using Oragel to stave off severe pain.

Anemia still a question but feeling overall much better than when I arrived in mid November.

God’s blessings and love on you all!


11 posted on 01/01/2013 11:28:32 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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Photobucket

TO AMY'S PLACE

12 posted on 01/01/2013 11:44:38 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; ...




GOOD MILITARY MONDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!







The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 01/01/2013 2:02:23 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: JustAmy; All

Happy New Year to everyone at Amy’s Place.

In recognition of winter, whose icy fingers have a firm hold on Wisconsin ( Blizzard last week, now it’s zero at night...), a favorite scripture...

Job 37:6-7 “He saith to the snow, be thou on the earth. He sealeth up the hand of every man, that all men may know His work.”

For those who prayed my horse Jack back to robust health recently, the next scripture in my journal is Job 39:19-20...
“Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck in thunder? Canst thou make him afraid of a grasshopper?”.

That’s one of my favorite scriptures. “Clothed his neck in thunder”, just beautiful.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 4:32:43 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Jesus is Lord)
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To: Diver Dave

*Happy Birthday DD*


15 posted on 01/01/2013 10:06:31 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you, teenie.

Prayers continue.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 10:51:10 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave
(((((Hugs and Blessings)))))



17 posted on 01/02/2013 2:32:35 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; everyone; FRiends; All
Thank you for our Beautiful New Thread, Dear Amy!

(((((Hugs)))))


18 posted on 01/02/2013 2:38:15 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: DollyCali
It's So Good to See you Here, Dear Dolly!

(((((Hugs, Blessings, and Prayers)))))

19 posted on 01/02/2013 2:41:27 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: oldteen
That is the Prettiest Gif, Dear Teenie!

(((((Blessings, Hugs, and Prayers)))))

20 posted on 01/02/2013 2:44:20 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To Amy's Place

It's not warm here..and no sunshine..Gone are our 70 degree days..
Rain, sleet and snow forecast tomorrow night. ( We will be above freezing
thank heavens).
Company has gone..It's just me and the kitties...along with a mountain of paperwork
to file or discard..
I hope your day is going well.

21 posted on 01/02/2013 3:19:45 PM PST by MEG33
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To: Kitty Mittens

So pretty, Kitty!
(((HUGS)))


22 posted on 01/02/2013 3:23:27 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Cold here too, Meg.
About 24 for a high temp and zero last night.
Was sunny today though and that was nice.

I will be bundled up like the warm fuzzy tike in your picture tonight. Brrrr!


23 posted on 01/02/2013 3:47:49 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (tagline under construction because this post has a bad word in it)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Brrrr...That’s too cold! We are not THAT cold..but we did have the coldest Christmas week that I can recall..It’s 41 and will be 27 tonight.
I’m ready for some sunshine..been foggy and overcast..Looks like the sun will shine on Sunday.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 3:55:25 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Hi Meg!

Cold Weather is what “Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday’ is the cure for!

(How’s that for awkward syntax?)

(((((HUGS))))


25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:57 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: everyone; FRiends



Graphic by MamaBear



I meant to post this yesterday but the day wasn't long enough!

26 posted on 01/02/2013 7:42:23 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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I'm late again ... sigh.

Hope everyone had a WARM Fuzzy Wednesday.

Marissa goes back to school next week .. I hope I will have some extra time then.
I've had so much company and so many "Mom" errands. :-)

Wishing everyone a Blessed New Year.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 7:51:51 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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Happy Warm and Fuzzy...
...and hungry Wednesday! :)

28 posted on 01/02/2013 8:08:42 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: JustAmy

Happy WFW to you too, Amy!

((((HUGS))))


29 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:23 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: JustAmy

That is how I feel, but it’s Thursday, see the back surgeon to see what damage his certified PT IDIOT did to my lumbar and legs.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 5:17:27 AM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Getting Along

January 3, 2013

I love being with people . . . most of the time. There is a special joy that resonates in our hearts when we are with people we enjoy. But unfortunately we are not always with those we like to be around. Sometimes people can be prickly, which may be why someone has said, “The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog!” When we don’t find joy in a relationship, we tend to blame the other person; then we excuse ourselves as we exit to be with people we like.

The apostle Paul asks us to lovingly engage with our brothers and sisters in Christ. In fact, he calls all of us to be “of one accord,” to look out “for the interests of others,” and to “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:2-5). Think about it. Jesus gave up His own prerogatives and privileges for us; He chose to live as a servant and paid the ultimate sacrifice that He might bring us into a joy-filled relationship with Him (see Heb. 12:2). And He did all that in spite of our prickliness (see Rom. 5:8).

So next time you are with someone who is not easy to get along with, ask Jesus to help you find a way to extend His love. In time, you might be surprised by how God can change your attitude about people.

Lord, thank You that while I was still offensive to You,
You saved me with Your sacrificial love. Give me the
same courage and grace to extend to others the love
that You have so graciously extended to me.
The key to getting along with others
is having the mind of Christ.

Read: Philippians 2:1-11

Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love. —Philippians 2:2
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 7-9; Matthew 3


31 posted on 01/03/2013 5:52:19 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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Happy Thursday to Amy's Place and Happy Birthday to our AMY!! Let's party!


32 posted on 01/03/2013 7:26:39 AM PST by Mama_Bear ("In life, as well as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet.")
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To: Diver Dave

A belated Happy Birthday to you, DD!! :-)


33 posted on 01/03/2013 7:28:24 AM PST by Mama_Bear ("In life, as well as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet.")
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To: JustAmy; All
Marissa goes back to school next week .. I hope I will have some extra time then. I've had so much company and so many "Mom" errands. :-)

Good Thursday morning!! I so relate to you Amy...no time hardly to even breathe the past several weeks....

Have a good day everyone and a BLESSED and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my dear AMY'S PLACE FRIENDS!!!!!

34 posted on 01/03/2013 7:49:47 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: JustAmy

A Very Happy Birthday to you, Amy!
Thank you for Amy’s Place!


35 posted on 01/03/2013 7:53:48 AM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: The Mayor

Good morning.... I sure needed to read THIS today!!! Thank you for faithfully posting ODB!

Polly


36 posted on 01/03/2013 7:58:08 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!!!!
37 posted on 01/03/2013 8:04:17 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Diver Dave
Hope your New Year's Birthday started 2013 off with a bang!!
38 posted on 01/03/2013 8:11:10 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Mama_Bear
Happy Birthday, Aunt Amy!

How old are you in dog years?

Weinie


39 posted on 01/03/2013 8:58:30 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: The Mayor
“... Sometimes people can be prickly, which may be why someone has said, “The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog!” ...”
___________________________________________________________

What this says to me is ... . 'We think' ... We do not have to conform to the wishes of others.

It is hard to admit our own pride, selfishness, and resistance to the ideas of others. We need each other. We all can grow and be inspired by others and what they say or do. It is what we all need, to consider our entrenched ideas, see if they have value and serve God. We learn as we go, do we not? Praise God!

40 posted on 01/03/2013 11:21:56 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: JustAmy


*HAPPY BIRTHDAY*
Dear Amy

*Have A Wonderful Day*

41 posted on 01/03/2013 12:58:02 PM PST by MEG33
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To: JustAmy
(((((Hugs!)))))


42 posted on 01/03/2013 3:14:25 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: pollywog
It's So Good to See you, Sweet Polly!

(((((Hugs and New Years Blessings!)))))

43 posted on 01/03/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: All; FRiends; everyone
(((((Thank you for the Pings and Posts!)))))


44 posted on 01/03/2013 3:36:32 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Mama_Bear; TheConservativeParty; pollywog; lonestar; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor


Mayor, thank you for continuing to be here everyday with ODB. You are appreciated.

MamaBear, Thank you for the beautiful BD card. Thank you for spending time at Amy's.

Polly, Marissa keeps me on the run. When I find an hour for me, I usually spend the time relaxing with a book.
Thank you for the lovely BD wishes.

TCP. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I love Amy's Place but can't spend much time here.

Lonestar, Hmmm ... I think I am 525 in dog years ..... No wonder I get so tired. :~)
Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Meg, Your birthday graphic is soo pretty. Thank you for the happy BD wishes.
Thank you for being here; you are appreciated.

Kitty. That rose bouquet is lovely. Thank you for it and the birthday wishes.

All, Happy New Year! I enjoy seeing my friends here.
I miss you all and look forward to being able to spend more time with you soon.


45 posted on 01/03/2013 7:29:47 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: Kitty Mittens

AHhhhhhhhhh thank you Kitty Mittens!

I so miss when I don’t walk Amy’s Lane....

HUGS!!!!


46 posted on 01/03/2013 8:47:14 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Kitty Mittens; Mama_Bear; pollywog

Thank you for those birthday messages.


47 posted on 01/03/2013 10:36:30 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy

Here’s a late night Birthday greeting for you Amy.

Happy Birthday Amy!!!


48 posted on 01/03/2013 10:55:32 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy


Your thank you is gorgeous.
*HUGS*

49 posted on 01/04/2013 5:02:45 AM PST by MEG33
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Over the top.


50 posted on 01/04/2013 5:41:09 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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