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

Posted on 06/01/2013 3:58:06 AM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 06/01/2013 3:58:06 AM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphic by Billie


2 posted on 06/01/2013 4:04:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: All; FRiends




Graphic by MamaBear

3 posted on 06/01/2013 4:09:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


I’m Bored

June 1, 2013

When our kids were teens, we repeatedly had the following discussion after their church youth group meeting: I asked, “How was youth group tonight?” And they responded, “It was boring.” After several weeks of this, I decided to find out for myself. I slipped into the gym where their meeting was held, and I watched. I saw them participating, laughing, listening—having a great time. That night on the way home I asked about their evening and, once again, they said, “It was boring.” I responded, “I was there. I watched. You had a great time!” They responded, “Maybe it wasn’t as bad as usual.”

I recognized that behind their reluctance to admit they were enjoying youth group were things such as peer pressure and a fear of not appearing “cool.” But then I wondered, Am I similarly afraid to get too excited about spiritual things?

Indeed, there is nothing in this universe more worthy of our enthusiasm than who Christ is and what He did for us. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). That’s the opposite of boring! At any age, we have a gift from the Savior that is worth celebrating. Our salvation is something to get excited about!

Father, please fill my heart with the joy of Christ.
I desire that the abundant life I have found
in Him might contagiously reach
out to others around me.
If you know Christ, you always have a reason to celebrate.

Read: John 10:7-14

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. —John 10:10
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 15-16; John 12:27-50


4 posted on 06/01/2013 5:46:53 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: JustAmy

Like!


5 posted on 06/01/2013 6:55:05 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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June is Bustin' Out All Over! (Click here)

6 posted on 06/01/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy!

Lovely, Whimsical Opening to start the Month of June !

((((HUGS))))


7 posted on 06/01/2013 10:15:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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*Happy June To Amy's Place*


"I Think I Gots One..Then It's Gone!"
****
Hope Your Caturday Is Beautiful.

8 posted on 06/01/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: JustAmy

Love this cute opening, Amy. (((HUGS)))


9 posted on 06/01/2013 1:41:54 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

I Love This Pledge!


10 posted on 06/01/2013 1:49:35 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Happy Caturday!

((((HUGS))))


11 posted on 06/01/2013 3:45:30 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site


A Happy Caturday To You

12 posted on 06/01/2013 4:14:00 PM PDT by MEG33
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I'll blow some more
bubbles for you,
kitties!

13 posted on 06/01/2013 5:33:24 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W


Those bubbles sure do disappear fast!.

Luv, your bubble blower is adorable.

14 posted on 06/01/2013 5:55:20 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Thank you...loved your kitties! I need to try bubbles with mine! :)


15 posted on 06/01/2013 5:57:48 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

;o)
Thank you, Luv

That would be fun..I want to give it a try, too!


16 posted on 06/01/2013 6:02:54 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: yorkie

It sure is! Thanks for the entertainment! :)

Have a good June, Yorkie! ((((hugs))))


17 posted on 06/01/2013 6:10:28 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: yorkie


For the pretty video , song and graphic, yorkie.
Happy June

18 posted on 06/01/2013 6:11:24 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: yorkie

Thanks yorkie. June is indeed bustin’ out all over.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 6:43:47 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: LUV W

I’m hoping we ALL have a good June, Luvie! (I think an indictment might make it better..........LOL!)


20 posted on 06/01/2013 8:38:23 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

...from your lips! LOL!


21 posted on 06/01/2013 8:42:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha1WKOCT9ZE

Have a lovely, bubbly June, Luv!


22 posted on 06/01/2013 8:43:00 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Diver Dave

Hey, Dave! I couldn’t believe that video was made over 50 years ago! (What happened to all those years?) LOL

Have a good JUNE, FRiend!!


23 posted on 06/01/2013 8:45:13 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Thanks...and you too!:)


24 posted on 06/01/2013 8:45:56 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MEG33
Blowin' BUBBLES for JUNE!

25 posted on 06/01/2013 8:52:02 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; everyone; FRiends; All
(((((Hugs, Sweet Amy)))))
I Love your Beautiful Graphic and Pledge!

Thank you to Everyone for the Pings.

(((((Love you All! Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


26 posted on 06/01/2013 10:23:16 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: yorkie

:o)


27 posted on 06/02/2013 2:28:09 AM PDT by MEG33
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~Welcome To Sunday At Amy's Place~

Colorado Columbines

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will
not slumber.... Psalm 121:1-3


~Blessings To All Who Enter Here~


28 posted on 06/02/2013 4:14:47 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Good Morning, Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


29 posted on 06/02/2013 5:18:28 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: MEG33

Amen!

Lovely peaceful view, Megs! Have a blessed Sunday! (((hugs)))


30 posted on 06/02/2013 5:28:36 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Show And Tell

June 2, 2013

If you take a course on writing or attend a writer’s conference, you’ll likely hear the phrase, “Show, don’t tell.” In other words, “show” your readers what is happening, don’t just tell them. Don’t tell readers what you did; describe doing it.

One of the reasons we tend to tell rather than show is that it’s easier and faster. Showing how to do something requires time and effort. In teaching, it’s easier to tell students what’s wrong with what they did than to show them how to do it right. The latter, however, is more effective.

For thousands of years, the Jewish people had only the law telling them what to do and what not to do. But then came Jesus Christ, who showed them how to live the life God had been telling them about all along. Jesus didn’t just say, “Be humble”; He “humbled Himself” (Phil. 2:8). He didn’t just say, “Forgive others”; He forgave us (Col. 3:13). He didn’t just say, “Love God and your neighbors”; He demonstrated love by His actions (John 15:12).

Christ’s perfect example of love shows how great God’s love is for us and how we are to show His love to others.

Bless the Lord for love victorious,
Love that conquered on the tree;
For His grace so great and glorious
Flowing out from Calvary. —Peterson
Love is God’s will in action.

Read: John 13:5-17

I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. —John 13:15
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 17-18; John 13:1-20


31 posted on 06/02/2013 6:50:47 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

32 posted on 06/02/2013 8:43:40 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; left that other site; LUV W; yorkie

Good Morning FRiends


The Mayor:Your dedication to bringing us Our Daily Bread is a
blessing and inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for this
wonderful devotion.
LTOS:Good Morning..Glad you came by...(((HUGS)))
LUVW: Thank (((you))) for the blessings and sweet comments on
my opening.
Yorkie:Such a beautiful graphic and quote..I love the light from the window.
(((Thank you!)))

~I Wish You All A Blessed Sunday Afternoon~

33 posted on 06/02/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Oh, thank you for the kind words, Meg.
I love your columbines - I planted many, when I lived in Colorado.
This morning, when I was walking Shanah,
I heard the most beautiful bird singing...
I looked up in the evergreen, and there was the most magnificent male cardinal.
And, across the yard, in another tree, was his companion, returning his song!


34 posted on 06/02/2013 9:28:03 AM PDT by yorkie
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Thank you, yorkie..Columbines are lovely indeed.
I’m so glad you have Cardinals..This time of year I have one pair..in winter as many as 6 pair.
They love sunflower seeds..They have adjusted to my tube feeder well though they prefer ground or tray feeders.

Raccoons broke my clear plastic squirrel deterrent dome..Sigh..It worked..The raccoons unhooked from the tree limb.. the whole thing crashed down on the concrete.. My tube feeder is almost indestructible thank goodness...


35 posted on 06/02/2013 9:54:16 AM PDT by MEG33
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sunday photo beautifulday-1.gif

36 posted on 06/02/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Hi, Teenie! Thank you - I AM having a beautiful Sunday!
Hoping that you and yours are, too!!!

37 posted on 06/02/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Beautiful!

You get some REAL Beauties!


38 posted on 06/02/2013 11:34:05 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site
Awww, thanks, M-L!
Sometimes the graphics just pop out at ya,
like words in a good book!


39 posted on 06/02/2013 11:56:03 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

So far...so good! :)


40 posted on 06/02/2013 11:57:03 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: yorkie

We are having a DELUGE right now....appropriate picture! :-)


41 posted on 06/02/2013 11:58:59 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: oldteen
I'm loading up with popcorn - to munch on while I watch this administration go crashing down!
42 posted on 06/02/2013 12:03:58 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: left that other site

We could use a little rain, up here in the high desert! (Wanna share some of yours?)


43 posted on 06/02/2013 12:05:40 PM PDT by yorkie
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I would be delighted to send you some, but the shipping charges are astronomical.


44 posted on 06/02/2013 12:10:43 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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Providence~Mansion Robe and Crown.wma

Glad~Before the Throne Of God Above

Cathedrals~Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Glad~Arise My Soul, Arise

Gaither Homecoming~Heaven's Joy Awaits.wma

Tad Robinson~No More Night

The Imperials~Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Have a blessed Sunday


45 posted on 06/02/2013 12:59:18 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: FRiends; All; everyone

Hi FRiends, Sorry I’ve been out of touch for a couple of days but Barry has been setting up my new system and now I have to learn how to use it....LOL! I’m not in a big hurry for some reason. Seems different and difficult for this ole’ gal! On this old one, I haven’t been able to post pictures for a while. I had the cutest “bubble blowing” graphic ready and then realized I could’t post it. Barry was so busy with the new one that I forgot to tell him this old computer wouldn’t let me post pictures in the last few days!

This new one will be great when I learn how to use it as I can sit on the couch or out on the porch (when its not too hot) and its so light-weight and maybe my back won’t hurt so bad (I’m hoping)!!

I certainly enjoyed everyone’s posts and pictures today. Loved the bubble blowing pics and wanted to post one so bad. Thats the way it goes sometimes!

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL SUNDAY. We’ve had rain and sun and it still wasn’t bad. I may not have to water my flowers this evening and thats okay with me.

Wishing you all a nice Sunday evening! ((((HUGS))))


46 posted on 06/02/2013 1:37:02 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: yorkie

Love the good book and the rain outside....lovely!


47 posted on 06/02/2013 1:38:19 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33; everyone; FRiends; All
This is So Beautiful, Dear Meg!
Your Posts are a Blessing!

(((((Thank you to Everyone for the Beautiful Sunday Posts)))))


48 posted on 06/02/2013 2:25:39 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Hugs, Sweet Jaycee!

(((((Wishing you a Beautiful Evening, Dear FRiend!)))))

49 posted on 06/02/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

What a beautiful picture and wonderful scripture, Kitty. Thank you and hope your Sunday was a blessed one. (((HUGS)))


50 posted on 06/02/2013 2:59:01 PM PDT by jaycee
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