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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2013
4-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

Amy Pond?


2 posted on 04/01/2013 9:47:46 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: JustAmy

There once was a man from Nantuckette with a .....


3 posted on 04/01/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: JustAmy; jaycee

Happy Birthday, Dear Jaycee!

((((HUGS))))


4 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:36 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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Graphics by Billie


5 posted on 04/01/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

I LOVE Horses.

My Mom does too. She likes to watch the Old Westerns on Me TV JUST to see the Beautiful Horses.

Thankfully, she is back home in her own easy chair with her 50” HD Screen and back watching Bonanza, the Big Valley, The Rifleman, etc.

I think she’s on to something!


6 posted on 04/01/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: JustAmy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JC!
Now, you have TWO cakes!
Blow out all the candles
(I know there are WAY too many)
And make a WISH!

7 posted on 04/01/2013 10:30:45 AM PDT by yorkie
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No Substitute Needed

April 1, 2013

While I was visiting my son in San Diego, we decided to go to Shadow Mountain Church to hear Dr. David Jeremiah preach. Steve and I got up early on Sunday morning and took the hour-long drive to the church. But our anticipation turned to disappointment when we discovered that Dr. Jeremiah was not there that day. “Some other guy”—a substitute—was preaching.

A couple of weeks later, I was scheduled to preach at the church in Grand Rapids where my wife and I attend. As I stood in front of the congregation, I realized that now I was “some other guy” and they might be disappointed because they had come to hear our pastor—not me—speak.

While we find comfort in the familiarity of those we depend on in life, we have to recognize that at times they can be substituted. But the One we need most—the One on whom we depend for life itself—is always present (Ps. 139:7-8). When we desire to enter God’s presence in prayer, He is always there: “Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice” (55:17).

Looking for God? He’s always right there. No substitute needed.

Dear Lord, I am so thankful that You are always present.
I never need to make an appointment to speak to You,
the God of the universe. No matter where I go or what
time it is, I can depend on Your presence.
When you come to the Lord, there is no waiting line—His ears are always open to your cry.

Read: Psalm 139:1-12

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? —Psalm 139:7
Bible in a Year:
Judges 13-15; Luke 6:27-49


8 posted on 04/01/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: JustAmy
Amy, I am so sorry to read that you have been ill with the flu.
I'm sending prayers and good wishes your way!

Thank you for the lovely post about horses!

Here is a horse that is considered to be
one of the most beautiful horses in the world:

The Friesian Horse

VIDEO of the beautiful Friesian Horse (click)


9 posted on 04/01/2013 11:31:26 AM PDT by yorkie
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"Showing Off The New Baby"

~Happy April To Amy's Place~

10 posted on 04/01/2013 1:14:17 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Oooooooo...I saw some babies coming up the turnpike on Saturday! So sweet and wobble-legged!


11 posted on 04/01/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: JustAmy

Prayers you feel better soon, Amy.

12 posted on 04/01/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: LUV W

Happy sight!


13 posted on 04/01/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

So cute!


14 posted on 04/01/2013 1:47:14 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

;O)


15 posted on 04/01/2013 1:51:08 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: JustAmy; Billie; everyone; FRiends; All
(((((Thank you for our Beautiful New Thread, Dear Amy)))))

Thank you to Everyone for the Pings, Links, and Posts.

(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


16 posted on 04/01/2013 10:35:49 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Friendship

April 2, 2013

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what God’s will is for the other person.”

Jonathan, David’s friend, is a sterling example of true friendship. David was in exile, hiding in the Desert of Ziph, when he learned that “Saul had come out to seek his life” (1 Sam. 23:15). Jonathan went to Horesh to find David. The significance of this scene lies in Jonathan’s intent: He helped David find strength in God or, as the text puts it, he “strengthened his hand [grip] in God” (v.16).

That is the essence of Christian friendship. Beyond common interests, beyond affection, beyond wit and laughter is the ultimate aim of sowing in others the words of eternal life, leaving them with reminders of God’s wisdom, refreshing their spirit with words of His love, and strengthening their grip on God.

Pray for your friends and ask God to give you a word “in season” to help them find renewed strength in our God and His Word.

Dear Lord, thank You for loving us. May Your love
compel us to show love to others. Give us
sensitivity to Your Spirit that we might know how
to encourage them in their walk with You.
A true friend is a gift from God and one who points us back to Him.

Read: 1 Samuel 23:14-18

A friend loves at all times. —Proverbs 17:17
Bible in a Year:
Judges 16-18; Luke 7:1-30


17 posted on 04/02/2013 5:20:56 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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Little Girl, Big Horse!



18 posted on 04/02/2013 9:36:35 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

Both Gorgeous!


19 posted on 04/02/2013 11:16:14 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: jaycee

Awwww, so sweet, JC!


20 posted on 04/02/2013 12:42:33 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: left that other site; yorkie

Thank you both, my friends! I thought she was so cute leading that big horse. She seemed to know what she was doing.

I’ve been on a few errands. The sun is shining but its still coat weather! It won’t be long though until we can run out without these coats, I hope!! Running errands wears me out! I sorta feel a nap coming on...LOL!


21 posted on 04/02/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

I have to go to work soon...very weird day today.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: The Mayor; All
Jesus called his disciples 'friends'. A closer intimate relationship. Our friends tell quite a bit about who we are. We are usually drawn to those we agree with, admire, find appealing, or have the same enthusiasms.

Walk with God daily.

23 posted on 04/02/2013 1:40:12 PM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: yorkie

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful cake, yorkie. I love it and if I’m correct, it has 25 candles on it.....I’ll accept that....LOL!! Of course, that’s just candles on this side that I can see!!

Thank you!!


24 posted on 04/02/2013 4:16:36 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33

This was so sweet, Meg.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 4:54:08 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee; everyone; FRiends; All
Sweet Pic, Dear Jaycee! (((((Thank you!)))))

(((((Goodnight to All FRiends, and God Bless)))))


26 posted on 04/02/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy
Drive by posting, still moving small/fragile items, bigs go this weekend


27 posted on 04/03/2013 4:55:18 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: jaycee

Just precious, jaycee.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 5:05:32 AM PDT by MEG33
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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

April 3, 2013

Love is the centerpiece of thriving relationships. Scripture makes it clear that we need to be people who love—love God with all our hearts, love our neighbor as ourselves, and love our enemies. But it’s hard to love when we don’t feel loved. Neglected children, spouses who feel ignored by their mates, and parents who are alienated from their children all know the heartache of a life that lacks love.

So, for everyone who longs to be loved, welcome to the pleasure of knowing that you are richly loved by God. Think of the profound impact of His love that was poured out for you at the cross. Meditate on the fact that if you’ve trusted in Him, His love covers your faults and failures and that you are clothed with His spotless righteousness (Rom. 3:22-24). Revel in the fact that nothing can separate you from His love (8:39). Embrace His loving provision of a future secured for you where you will be eternally loved (John 3:16).

When John tells us that we “ought to love one another,” he calls us the “beloved” (1 John 4:11; see also 3:1-2). Once you embrace how wonderfully loved you are by God, it will be much easier to be the loving person God calls you to be—even toward those who don’t show you love.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all. —Watts
Embracing God’s love for us is the key to loving others.

Read: 1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. —1 John 4:11
Bible in a Year:
Judges 19-21; Luke 7:31-50


29 posted on 04/03/2013 5:16:30 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To All


"One Of The Family"
Wishing You A Great Day

30 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:25 AM PDT by MEG33
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Happy Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday!








These Horsies are a little WET, but that doesn't detract from their warmth or fuzzitude.

ML/LTOS


31 posted on 04/03/2013 6:06:37 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: MEG33

What a great picture! Those were the days.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 6:50:47 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you, Rus..I love the warmth and love in that picture, too.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

I love this picture too, Meg!

Good Morning to you and everyone! Wishing everyone a great day!


34 posted on 04/03/2013 7:24:58 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: left that other site

Those horses are beautiful and probably love what they’re doing!


35 posted on 04/03/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

I love “Horses in the Surf” kind of pics!


36 posted on 04/03/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: MEG33

I LOVE that graphic, Meg! This is the first time I have seen it! Oh, for the ‘good old days’ (gone by). Sigh.

Happy Wednesday!


37 posted on 04/03/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT by yorkie
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Thank you so much!
IIRC it was an accidental find while I was searching for something else one day.


38 posted on 04/03/2013 9:18:29 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: left that other site; FRiends
I found you a horse and even
better, a kitty to go with it! Enjoy!



39 posted on 04/03/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33; FRiends

It’s 75 degrees and it’s SNOWING in the neighborhood.

I guess I should explain... One of our neighbors has a cottonwood tree in their back yard. Snowy cotton puffs are floating throughout the neighborhood and piling up in every nook and cranny. Also, it’s floating in the pool. I’ve cleaned up the snow in the pool yesterday and today and will likely do it again over the next few days.


40 posted on 04/03/2013 4:39:29 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: everyone; FRiends; All
Thank you to Everyone for the Pings and Posts.

(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


41 posted on 04/03/2013 10:51:07 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Supernatural Surveillance

April 4, 2013

Not far from my house, authorities have rigged a camera to snap pictures of drivers who race through red lights. The offenders later receive in the mail a ticket along with a “red-light photo,” which is visual proof of their traffic violation.

Sometimes I think of God in the same way I think of that camera—He’s up there, just waiting to catch me doing the wrong thing. While God does see our sin (Heb. 4:13), He sees and takes interest in our good deeds as well. Due to His supernatural surveillance, God sees the size of our sacrifice when we give money to the church or to those in need (Mark 12:41-44). He hears our private prayers (Matt. 6:6). And when we fast, we can carry on as usual being assured that our “Father . . . sees in secret” (v.18).

Knowing that God sees everything frees us from thinking about the watchful eyes of others. When we do what is right, we need no applause from onlookers; when we sin, we do not need to worry about our reputation once we settle the issue with God and anyone we’ve harmed. We can rest knowing that “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chron. 16:9).

Lord, thank You for Your all-seeing nature. You know
everything I think and do. Help me to value Your
approval and live according to Your standards,
no matter what anyone else may think.
Others see what we do, but God sees why we do it.

Read: Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

Your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. —Matthew 6:18
Bible in a Year:
Ruth 1-4; Luke 8:1-25


42 posted on 04/04/2013 4:26:15 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diver Dave

I know about Cottonwood snow! It sticks to screens, too.
Hope your day goes well.


43 posted on 04/04/2013 5:04:31 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

*A Happy Thankful Thursday To Amy's Place*




Hem your blessings with
thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Author Unknown


44 posted on 04/04/2013 6:04:42 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

That post makes me want to take my sewing machine out of the closet and MAKE something! :-)


45 posted on 04/04/2013 6:06:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

You are a lady of many talents!
(((HUGS)))


46 posted on 04/04/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

My Grandmother taught me how to sew. She was amazing!


47 posted on 04/04/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

I learned from a perfectionist old maid homeeconomics teacher...but it was not something I had a talent for..My daughter used to enjoy sewing when she was younger...has plans for turning an extra bedroom into a sewing room and starting again.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

I might just do that too.

I am getting inspired....


49 posted on 04/04/2013 6:41:15 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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50 posted on 04/04/2013 8:26:30 AM PDT by jaycee
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