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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2013
2-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 01/31/2013 9:39:40 PM PST by JustAmy




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1 posted on 01/31/2013 9:39:49 PM PST by JustAmy
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2 posted on 01/31/2013 9:49:06 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: All



Graphic by MamaBear


3 posted on 01/31/2013 10:02:27 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

*Happy Friday*

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4 posted on 01/31/2013 10:12:55 PM PST by oldteen
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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


Heart Attitude

February 1, 2013

I love watching the skill and passion of great athletes as they give their all on the field. It shows their love for the game. Conversely, when a long season is winding down and a team is already eliminated from any opportunity for championship or playoff games, sometimes it seems that the players are merely “going through the motions.” Their lack of passion can be disappointing to fans who have paid to watch a good game.

Passion is a key aspect of our personal lives as well. Our heart attitude toward the Lord is revealed in how we serve Him. The apostle Paul said that our service includes the way we go about our daily work. In Ephesians 6:6-7, we read that we are to approach our work, “not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”

For me, the key in that verse is “from the heart.” I have a heavenly Father who loves me deeply and sacrificed His Son for me. How can I do anything less than give my very best for Him? The passion to live for God that comes “from the heart” provides our best response to the One who has done so much for us.

Father, every day offers opportunities for me to express
my love for You. May the passion with which I live, work,
serve, and relate to others be a fitting expression of my
gratitude for Your love for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The love of God motivates us to live for God.

Read: Ephesians 6:5-9

Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. —Ephesians 6:6
Bible in a Year:
Exodus 27-28; Matthew 21:1-22


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:23 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: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; oldteen; LUV W; ..

Happy February To Amy's Place


~Pansies~

O give me not red roses,
That early dews have wet!
They speak to me of kisses
That are remembered yet.

O bring me not white roses,
That summer winds have drest!
For once I placed white roses
Upon a quiet breast.

But bring me purple pansies
If so you wish to please,
For them I have affection;
For pansies are "heart's ease".

Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos....1934

6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:17:29 AM PST by MEG33
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Thank you for the darling opening and for the wonderful Pledge


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:02 AM PST by MEG33
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To: oldteen

Oh yes..Please be kind.
;o)


8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:25:49 AM PST by MEG33
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To: FRiends

Meg

To All Who Serve Our Country
Thank You!

*Have A Good Weekend*

9 posted on 02/01/2013 8:36:40 AM PST by MEG33
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To: The Mayor
“Father, every day offers opportunities for me to express
my love for You. May the passion with which I live, work,
serve, and relate to others be a fitting expression of my
gratitude for Your love for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The love of God motivates us to live for God.
Read: Ephesians 6:5-9

Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. —Ephesians 6:6

************************************************************
Ever notice how much we desire to do things of whatever sort for those we love? It comes from within us as a true passion, We fight to protect our children, our faith in God is the bed rock of our life, thus our acts of good for others come from our Christian faith and it is a joy to be of service. We are living in turbulent times, perhaps to the demise of our America. How do we show our passion for our nation? Pass our passion on to our Representatives and Senators, and those we live among, have clear answers for those that ask us “what is the reason for our passion?”

Father God, forgive us our sins, they are many, help us turn to Thee in faith and away from our sins, forgive us LORD, keep us on the path pleasing to thee, let us not be deceived, it is to Thee we look for our good, we love and worship at thy feet, in Jesus name, amen

10 posted on 02/01/2013 9:19:17 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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~Wear Red Friday~

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11 posted on 02/01/2013 10:09:47 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen
~Wear Red on Friday~
Support our Troops

MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALL!

12 posted on 02/01/2013 11:13:49 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Amen!


13 posted on 02/01/2013 11:21:45 AM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
So springy and pretty, M.

I can't wait until all the lovely flowers start blooming and the grass turns green!

14 posted on 02/01/2013 11:29:12 AM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James

I pray February (as well as the rest of 2013) will hear it loud and clear! :)

15 posted on 02/01/2013 11:37:09 AM PST by oldteen
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Good Afternoon Everyone!


Awwwww~~~
He's so precious! He thinks
its the end of the world!
I hope everyone is having
a very good day.
We are still pretty
cold here. Just trying
to stay warm! This, too,
shall pass!


16 posted on 02/01/2013 12:15:31 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

I love that, yorkie. So sweet!


17 posted on 02/01/2013 12:17:24 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Beautiful Pansy Poem, Meg!

I am starting my greenhouses up around Feb.11th and pansies are one of the crops I’ll have.

Cheers for pansies and their happy faces!


18 posted on 02/01/2013 12:19:47 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (A gun is like a parachute. If you don't have one when you need one, you may never need one again.)
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To: oldteen


Dreams Of Spring
;o)

19 posted on 02/01/2013 12:24:43 PM PST by MEG33
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And Wearing Red
To Honor Them!


20 posted on 02/01/2013 12:27:41 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All

I made a mistake in my “red” graphic. I meant to say “to honor our troops”. Oh well, sorry!


21 posted on 02/01/2013 12:37:03 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: TheConservativeParty

Thank You, TCP


Pansies Make Me Smile
~~

22 posted on 02/01/2013 12:55:00 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Me too.
Gerbera Daisies have the same effect on me.
I started growing them several years ago at the request of one of my customers. They are easy to grow and so cheery.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 1:01:47 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (A gun is like a parachute. If you don't have one when you need one, you may never need one again.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; everyone
Thank you for our Beautiful New Thread, Dear Amy! (((((Hugs!))))
Wonderful Pledge and Opening Post!


Thank you
to our Defenders of Freedom



God Bless our Military,
God Bless the USA

24 posted on 02/01/2013 1:07:27 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I love Gerbera Daisies!

My neighbor has a beautiful bed of Pansies blooming around a decidious tree..They are planted here in the fall..and withstand winter..I have never seen such wonderful winter color as this year.As soon as our Texas heat really gets going..the Pansies are done.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 1:11:41 PM PST by MEG33
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To: jaycee; everyone; FRiends; All
Lol, that Pic is Adorable, Dear Jaycee! So Cute!!

Thank you to Everyone for the Beautiful Posts.

(((((Hugs to All!)))))

26 posted on 02/01/2013 1:14:01 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Thank you Amy, and good to ‘see’ you! The graphics and quotes are wonderful. MamaBear’s graphics are outstanding.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 1:19:47 PM PST by potlatch
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To: MEG33

How lovely Meg. Both the image and the poem brought memories to me as my Mother loved Pansies. She lived in a Condo in later years and each fall I would plant some Pansies in pots for her. We live on memories, don’t we?


28 posted on 02/01/2013 1:42:49 PM PST by potlatch
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To: oldteen

Hi Teenie. I did forget about wearing red today, but always support our troops.
I think of you often and hope you are doing well.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 1:45:29 PM PST by potlatch
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To: jaycee

What an adorable child! We had a wonderful sunny and warm week last week. It’s sunny today but the nights are colder again. Spring is coming, I wait for it each year - glad to just be alive.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 1:51:12 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Thank You, potlatch


I love it when something triggers a fond memory...

31 posted on 02/01/2013 1:59:36 PM PST by MEG33
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To: jaycee

So precious, jaycee.
;o)


32 posted on 02/01/2013 2:09:19 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

((HUGS))


33 posted on 02/01/2013 2:12:18 PM PST by potlatch
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To: oldteen

Hi, Teenie.

Are you having spring weather? I can’t believe that we are going to get through winter so soon. It is 65 degrees right now. We have had very few days of dense fog this year. If February continues the way it started, it will be very kind!

Wishing you a Warm February Friday.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 2:25:43 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: jaycee

Awwww...So Cute!

I feel that way every time I get a haircut!


35 posted on 02/01/2013 2:25:55 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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Happy Friday to Amy’s Place!



First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush



Gov. Sarah Palin



President and Mrs. Ronald W. Reagan with Lucky



Coronet Winston S. Churchill, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1895



Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Wearing Red to support our Troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world!








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)

36 posted on 02/01/2013 2:29:22 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: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, Kitty. That little boy is so precious I could just squeeze him to death. I raised 2 little boys and I remember those first haircuts. They both did pretty good. We had taken them a couple of times when their dad got his haircut and they knew it didn’t hurt. But kids don’t like the noise of some of those electric razors. ((((HUGS))))


37 posted on 02/01/2013 2:33:30 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: potlatch

Thank you, potlatch! Its always so good to see you! We have had bitter cold weather and it depresses me. The weather man says we’re in for a few more really cold days. I think I will feel a lot better as spring approaches! I can’t wait!! I’m thankful to be alive, too, potlatch. I’m always thankful for my warm house, plenty of food and of course, my two sons! Also thankful for all of my friends on Amy’s Place.


38 posted on 02/01/2013 2:40:38 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Megs!


39 posted on 02/01/2013 2:42:27 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: left that other site

You’re so funny! I can just see you crying as you’re getting a haircut! LOL~~~~!!!


40 posted on 02/01/2013 2:44:38 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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Chris DeBurgh~The Lady In Red




41 posted on 02/01/2013 2:45:45 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: jaycee
Absolutely adorable, jaycee!

I'm sure all mothers of boys remember that first haircut and the sadness on their little faces. (And the bundled strands for their baby book! lol)

42 posted on 02/01/2013 2:49:56 PM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33

Wish my yard looked like that. Only problem would be finding someone who could take care of it as it would die quickly if left up to me! No green thumb on my hands!


43 posted on 02/01/2013 2:58:53 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kitty Mittens
Very nice, Miss Kitty!

Hope your FRiday is treating you well! :)

44 posted on 02/01/2013 3:04:13 PM PST by oldteen
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To: The Mayor




Happy Friday, Rus.
Thank you for being here with ODB everyday.


45 posted on 02/01/2013 3:07:22 PM PST by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: potlatch

Thank you, potlatch...I’m doing OK. Still have lots of cleaning out of ‘stuff’ but I’ve got lots of time and it sure isn’t going anywhere! lol


46 posted on 02/01/2013 3:10:32 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you, teenie. I had two little boys and I remember those haircuts. They weren’t happy but really took it very well. Lucky us! The little guy in the picture is just so sad but it wouldn’t last too long. What a doll face he is!

Hope you’re getting along well, teenie. ((((HUGS))))


47 posted on 02/01/2013 3:11:37 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

It says 66* out there and I have the front door open so I’d say it’s at least kinda spring weather. Hope it stays this way as my propane bill was one of those OMG moments!


48 posted on 02/01/2013 3:16:54 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thank you, Conor, for the FRiday FRiendly Faces!

Hope the MacNessa family are all doing well and have a wonderful weekend!

49 posted on 02/01/2013 3:20:42 PM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee

It takes a pedicure to calm me down! LOL


50 posted on 02/01/2013 3:21:32 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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