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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2013
10-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 09/30/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 09/30/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy

Good evening, Amy.

Checking in to see what the Freepers are saying about the goobermint shutdown.

Taking refuge at Amy’s Place!

Pour me a cup on decaf tea!

: )


2 posted on 09/30/2013 8:38:52 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (CALGON, Take me away !)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; stephenjohnbanker; lonestar; ...





Graphics by Billie


3 posted on 09/30/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: TheConservativeParty



Hi,TCP.

Good to see you .. come in, relax and enjoy your decaf.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: All

Looks like I have been AWOL for so long that I’ve forgotten how to post. :)


5 posted on 09/30/2013 8:55:46 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: All



Graphic by Billie


6 posted on 09/30/2013 8:58:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, and love that graphic!

I will try to go to bed now and dream of the time that President Reagan was in charge. Oh the good old days.

Cheers


7 posted on 09/30/2013 9:09:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (CALGON, Take me away !)
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To: TheConservativeParty; JustAmy; All

Oh how I MISS Ronnie Reagan! Honest, direct, he LOVED our country, and he was FOR THE PEOPLE!

Have a wonderful week, everybody!!


8 posted on 09/30/2013 10:00:55 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie; TheConservativeParty; JustAmy; All

I’ve been reading lots of posts on FReeRepublic but my major concerns at this point are Jim Robison’s surgical procedure.

The US budget figures from Congress suggest that “ObamaCare” is stuck on stupid!

Having actually read through the multiple pages of Obama-Care, I agree that “STUPID” is an appropriate definition of our president’s and DEM congress support of this bill!!!


9 posted on 09/30/2013 11:46:18 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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Hubble, Zoos, And Singing Children

October 1, 2013

What do the Hubble Space Telescope, a zoo, and singing children have in common? According to the teaching of Psalm 148, we could conclude that they all point to God’s magnificent creation.

The idea that God created our world is often questioned, so perhaps it’s a good time for a reminder of the praise we and all creation should heap on our heavenly Father for His magnificent handiwork.

Hubble can help us with that through its eye-popping pictures of our universe. Every one of those brilliant photos points to stars that focus attention on God’s creative majesty. “Praise Him, all you stars of light!” says verse 3.

A visit to a zoo points us to the great diversity of wildlife God created. We look at verses 7 and 10 and say thank you to God for sea creatures, wild animals, insects, and birds.

And a few minutes of watching little children singing uninhibited praises to God symbolizes the truth that all people of earth should lift their voices in honor of our Creator (vv.11-13).

Stars, animals, and children: “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted” (v.13). Let’s join in saying thanks for His creation. “Praise the Lord!”

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Join me in glad adoration! —Neander
Creation displays God’s power.

Read: Psalm 148

Praise Him, all you stars of light! —Psalm 148:3
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 11-13; Ephesians 4


10 posted on 10/01/2013 4:25:03 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All

Hi Amy, Love your cute graphic! Good Morning to you and all of our Amy’s Place FRiends!! Have a great day, everyone! Love to All!!


11 posted on 10/01/2013 4:50:24 AM PDT by jaycee (Wishing everyone a happy day! JC)
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To: JustAmy

Great Pledge, Amy!


12 posted on 10/01/2013 4:51:17 AM PDT by jaycee (Wishing everyone a happy day! JC)
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To: TheConservativeParty
AMEN!!
13 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:25 AM PDT by jaycee (Wishing everyone a happy day! JC)
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To: Diver Dave

I haven’t heard about Jim’s surgical procedure. I’ve missed a few days here and there. Please inform me if you can! Have a great day!


14 posted on 10/01/2013 4:55:03 AM PDT by jaycee (Wishing everyone a happy day! JC)
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To: jaycee

1st prayer thread
Jim Robinson is in need of FReeper Prayers [Jim’s update in reply @ #1011]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3071913/posts

2nd thread
Jim Robinson’s surgery postponed but he needs us to continuing praying. Update #199
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3073023/posts


15 posted on 10/01/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: JustAmy



For Our cute October thread and the prayer threads and updates on Jim.
(((HUGS)))


16 posted on 10/01/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

I’m hoping that everyone will keep Jim in their prayers.

I haven’t heard anything this morning about a time. I want them to be cautious but I’m hoping this gets taken care of today.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 9:21:41 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

I hope so, too, Amy..Just posted on the update thread.Prayers for the very best outcome.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 9:28:16 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: JustAmy

How did Jim’s surgery go?


19 posted on 10/01/2013 9:41:11 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: GailA

Jim’s surgery was postponed due to a rapid heart rate. They are giving him fluids and magnesium. He was dehydrated and his magnesium levels were low.

They kept him overnight and are hoping his heart rate will stabilize so they can take him to surgery today.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 9:45:54 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

I have been AWOL again too. Your graphics are great and I just sent prayers for JimRob. Thank you Amy.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Great to see you. Hope both of us can spend more time here in the near future.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 12:59:18 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you Amy, that was sweet of you to say. I’ve lost a lot of my vim and vigor for posting and just go in spurts now. The whole world is in turmoil it seems and never much good news anymore. Good to see you too and (HUGS) to you.


23 posted on 10/01/2013 1:06:37 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: JustAmy; All
(((((Thank you for our New October Thread, Dearest Amy!)))))


24 posted on 10/01/2013 11:28:39 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Married To Royalty

October 2, 2013

The book To Marry an English Lord chronicles the 19th-century phenomenon of rich American heiresses who sought marriages to British aristocracy. Although they were already wealthy, they wanted the social status of royalty. The book begins with Prince Albert, son of Queen Victoria, going to the United States to pay a social call. A mass of wealthy heiresses flood into a ball arranged for Prince Albert, each hoping to become his royal bride.

Believers in Christ don’t have to just hope—they are assured of a royal marriage in heaven. John talks about it in the book of Revelation: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (19:7-8). Jesus is the Lamb, who is the Bridegroom talked about in that Scripture, and believers are His bride.

As the bride of Christ, we are to make ourselves “ready” for that day by striving to live close to Him now in anticipation of our future with Him in heaven. There we will “be glad and rejoice and give . . . glory” (v.7) to the King of kings and Lord of lords!

Jesus, we look forward to that day when we will
be with You! We want to be ready, but we know
we can’t live a life that is pure unless You are
in us and help us. Change us and fill us.
There is no greater privilege than to know the King of kings.

Read: Revelation 19:6-9

The marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. —Revelation 19:7
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 14-16; Ephesians 5:1-16


25 posted on 10/02/2013 6:17:02 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're
at home. ~Author Unknown
Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To Amy's Place

26 posted on 10/02/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

How cute!


27 posted on 10/02/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: The Mayor

“Help us”, “change us”, “fill us” ... LORD. without you we can do no thing. ...
...”Jesus is the Lamb, who is the Bridegroom talked about in that Scripture, and believers are His bride.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~”Praise God from whom all blessings flow” ...

Prayers for America and restoration to our former Christian values and faith in God for America. Amen.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you! I have more of this cute pair but this one fit the smile quote best.
;o).


29 posted on 10/02/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Kitty Mittens

Ahhh .. thank you, Kitty. What a sweet Kitty.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for being here every day, Mayor.

We appreciate your posts. You get us started on the right foot.

Have a great day.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 9:51:13 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful kitten, Kitty!!


32 posted on 10/02/2013 9:54:23 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33




Oooops ... I had a Tuesday graphic ready to post before seeing your post. LOL

Have a Warm Fuzzy Wednesday, Meg!

I still cannot be here as much as I would like, but I will try to stop by more often.

Thank you for all you do for FR and for Amy's. I appreciate you.


33 posted on 10/02/2013 9:57:10 AM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Awwwww.....how precious is that kitty!


34 posted on 10/02/2013 10:39:16 AM PDT by jaycee (Wishing everyone a happy day! JC)
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To: JustAmy

Precious graphic..Thank you for your sweet words, Amy.



35 posted on 10/02/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Mama_Bear

Happy Happy sweet Lori I hope you have had a wonderful birthday. FB has been giving me fits n I tried many times to post there to you. Smooch


36 posted on 10/02/2013 5:48:08 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali
Awww...thank you, Dolly. I had a nice day. A quiet day, but quiet is nice at my age! We are going up to our son's house next weekend to play in their new pool, if the weather stays warm enough. Will celebrate less "quietly" then. ;-)

SMOOOOCHIES backatcha!

37 posted on 10/02/2013 5:54:22 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: JustAmy

LOL, love that graphic, Amy. What a blast from the past! ;-)


38 posted on 10/02/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

LOL

All of my graphics are from the past. I don’t remember who did that one... Billie, you or StLouie


39 posted on 10/02/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (Praying for Our Troops and Thanking our Veterans)
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To: Mama_Bear
(((((Hugs!)))))



40 posted on 10/02/2013 8:50:03 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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(((((That Pic is Adorable, Dear Meg!)))))


41 posted on 10/02/2013 9:13:42 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; DollyCali; everyone; FRiends; All
(((((Thank you for your Sweet Comments on my Kitty Post Yesterday, Dear Amy, Dear Meg, and Dear Jaycee)))))

(((((It's So Good to See you, Dear Dolly!)))))

Goodnight to Everyone, and God Bless. Love you All!


42 posted on 10/02/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: geologist

(((((Amen!)))))


43 posted on 10/02/2013 9:40:14 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, Kitty Mittens. HUGS!


44 posted on 10/02/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

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The Gift Of Presence

October 3, 2013

A number of years ago, when I was a new human resource manager for a company, I attended the visitation and funeral of a long-time employee I had never met. The worker, a bricklayer, was loved by his co-workers, yet very few came to see his widow. I listened to someone trying to console her by saying that many people stay away because they are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing and making the family more miserable.

In times of distress, however, people rarely remember what we say. What they most remember is that we were there. Familiar faces offer strength beyond description; they provide comfort for the deep feelings of loneliness setting in from the loss. This “gift of presence” is one we’re all capable of offering, even if we’re tongue-tied or uncomfortable.

Martha and Mary were surrounded by friends and mourners who comforted them when their brother Lazarus died (John 11:19). Then the One they most longed to see—Jesus—came and wept with them (vv.33-35). The people responded, “See how He loved him!” (v.36).

In loss of any kind, Jesus always gives His comforting presence, and we have the ability to give deeply of His compassion simply by the gift of our presence.

O may I never fail to see
The comfort you may need from me;
And may you know that I am there
To bind our souls as grief we share. —Kilgore
Often the best comfort is just being there.

Read: John 11:14-27

Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. —John 11:19
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 17-19; Ephesians 5:17-33


45 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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I am thankful that I have been able to do more house cleanup
in the last two weeks than I have been able to do in 2 years.
I have had to exercise patience..lots of back rests..but I am
amazed..Learned some new lessons in what NOT to do.
The layer of grime and dust in my built in bookcases
and the contents has been removed. bit by bit.
All items on tabletops have been cleaned.
Thanking the Lord For This Ability To Do Boring Tasks

46 posted on 10/03/2013 7:46:46 AM PDT by MEG33
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Congrats Meg! My back has been brutal lately. Makes things difficult. Just being persistent but patient.


47 posted on 10/03/2013 7:59:12 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: MEG33

48 posted on 10/03/2013 8:32:58 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: The Mayor

;o)

Patience is key..and I get short on it..I pray for patience as I recognize this fault(among many) of mine..

Deep sympathy for your brutal back pain...I can take days off without penalty where you can’t ! I have engaged in persistence..Going up and down the step ladder so much had unused leg muscles fired up..and I knew stopping too long would mean I had to start over getting them in shape.

When the back says stop..I listen better than I used to.
I just made a list of what not to do..so point agony won’t take over..(Patience required)
Of course sometimes it hits when I have done nothing at all.
I am so grateful and taking advantage of this ability to DO!


49 posted on 10/03/2013 9:01:59 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

I’m thankful you have been able to get this done. Sometimes it’s the little things..... :)


50 posted on 10/03/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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