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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2014
4-1-2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 03/31/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 03/31/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphic by MamaBear

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
~Christopher Morley


2 posted on 03/31/2014 9:02:09 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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Graphic by MamaBear


3 posted on 03/31/2014 9:06:46 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: JustAmy
One of my favs... Robert W. Service - The Spell of the Yukon

The Men That Don't Fit In

Robert W. Service

There's a race of men that don't fit in,
 A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
 And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
 And they climb the mountain's crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
 And they don't know how to rest.

If they just went straight they might go far;
 They are strong and brave and true;
But they're always tired of the things that are,
 And they want the strange and new.
They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
 What a deep mark I would make!"
So they chop and change, and each fresh move
 Is only a fresh mistake.

And each forgets, as he strips and runs
 With a brilliant, fitful pace,
It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones
 Who win in the lifelong race.
And each forgets that his youth has fled,
 Forgets that his prime is past,
Till he stands one day, with a hope that's dead,
 In the glare of the truth at last.

He has failed, he has failed; he has missed his chance; 
 He has just done things by half.
Life's been a jolly good joke on him,
 And now is the time to laugh.
Ha, ha!  He is one of the Legion Lost;
 He was never meant to win;
He's a rolling stone, and it's bred in the bone; 
 He's a man who won't fit in.

4 posted on 03/31/2014 9:35:13 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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Oh, THANK you for this poem, Prisoner6! I had never read it before!!


5 posted on 03/31/2014 9:39:38 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee




Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Jaycee.
We miss you.
Enjoy your special day.




6 posted on 03/31/2014 9:46:57 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: prisoner6

Good evening, Prisoner6.

Thank you for sharing “The Men That don’t Fit In”.

Wishing you a wonderful April with warm spring weather.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 9:51:10 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: JustAmy

At the questions his press sec just ducks
For the welfare group he takes our bucks
And for even the blind
It is not hard to find
This Obama regime surely sucks


8 posted on 03/31/2014 9:53:41 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland



Thanks, Doug. I love it!!!



9 posted on 03/31/2014 9:57:32 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: yorkie
Oh you are very welcome! RWS is perhaps not the most...polished of poets... but he is one of my favorites.

When I grew up he was required reading! Every few years I find myself going back to that wonderful time when his words and the Yukon came into my life.

10 posted on 03/31/2014 9:59:19 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: jaycee

~We Miss You!~


~To You Dear Jaycee~
I Wish You A Wonderful Day

11 posted on 03/31/2014 10:19:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you Amy for the fresh new thread.

Been decent weather here in Oklahoma where I have wintered. Ohio weather has been brutal, as in many other places this past several months.

I will be here til after Easter and then I go home to hopefully go through probate and find a buyer for mom’s home

Time on Internet is spent mostly at Facebook and “The Porch”.

Health has been better and both pups Josy and Toby and Molly the cat are here with me in Oklahoma and have outings to a nearby huge lake and wooded area where they have safety and sufficient space to run,swim and work out.

Happy Spring ... It appears to have arrived for many


12 posted on 04/01/2014 1:49:07 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Free Tomatoes

April 1, 2014

Read: Exodus 35:20-29

Everyone whose spirit was willing . . . brought the Lord’s offering for the work of the tabernacle. —Exodus 35:21
Bible in a Year:
Judges 13-15; Luke 6:27-49

Packing groceries into the trunk of my car, I glanced at the vehicle next to me. Through the back window, I could see baskets full of bright red tomatoes—shiny, plump, and better looking than any I had seen in the store. When the car’s owner appeared seconds later, I said, “What great looking tomatoes!” She replied, “I had a good crop this year. Would you like some?” Surprised by her willingness to share, I gladly accepted. She gave me several free tomatoes to take home—they tasted as good as they looked!

We see an even greater spirit of generosity in the Israelites when they gave to build the tabernacle of the Lord. When asked to provide materials for the sanctuary, “everyone whose spirit was willing . . . brought the Lord’s offering for the work of the tabernacle” (Ex. 35:21). The Israelites eagerly donated their gold jewelry, colored thread, fine linen, silver, bronze, gemstones, and spices. Some also gave their time and talents (vv.25-26).

If we follow the Israelites’ example and willingly donate our resources, we please and honor God with our attitude and offerings. The Lord, who sees and knows our thoughts and hearts, loves cheerful givers. He Himself is the best example of generosity (John 3:16).

Dear Jesus, You gave everything You had
for my sake. Help me to give with
a willing heart so that my gifts
will truly honor You.
The state of our heart is more important than the size of our gift.



13 posted on 04/01/2014 4:10:55 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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JC, here's the cake I promised you today!
Remember when we first realized
that we both have used the same recipe for many years?
I hope it is as good as the one your mama made!

Have a Happy, Happy Birthday, sweetie!
We all MISS you so much! ((((HUGS))))


14 posted on 04/01/2014 8:51:57 AM PDT by yorkie
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               Happy April To
                Amy's Place






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15 posted on 04/01/2014 9:17:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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To: MEG33

April..I can’t believe that it’s finally here!


16 posted on 04/01/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JustAmy

Nice!


17 posted on 04/01/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MEG33

Happy April Fools day! :-)


18 posted on 04/01/2014 9:23:05 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

What a lovely start for the beginning of April, ladies!

When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it’s raining have no regrets
Because it isn’t raining rain you know
It’s raining violets

And when you see clouds up on a hill
You know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along

And when you see clouds up on the hill
You know there’ll be crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come a-long...


19 posted on 04/01/2014 9:30:06 AM PDT by yorkie
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Summer time is when we can harvest and serve fresh sliced tomatoes, with fried okra, and fried spring chicken, and corn bread. GREAT eating. Nothing like it.

All these modified seeds that are being done to the food we grew up eating is troubling. No one can improve of nutritionally on God's way of growing food. It simply changes it. Maybe it ships better, which is good for the producers. There are varieties of Apples that are very tasty. Are we going to lose the originals?

It is mostly about how to produce more and get them to market in better condition. Thank God for the wonders in this world that we have access to eating. Thank Thee LORD for the generous choices we have available locally in our supermarkets. Amazing!

20 posted on 04/01/2014 11:20:54 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: MEG33



Happy Spring ... Happy April, Meg.
Hope your back is doing better.

With this beautiful weather, it is hard for me to spend much time sitting at this computer.

Have a wonderful day.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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So pretty. Hope I don't ruin it by posting this, but I saw your 'tricky' April Fool's joke on the other thread, lol.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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Jaycee, I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are. Hoping you have a lovely Birthday FRiend.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 3:02:28 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: MEG33

Hi Meg, hoping your back is doing better and you’re having a nice day. (HUGS)


24 posted on 04/01/2014 3:04:19 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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* smile *

Didn't have a graphic ready so I borrowed one. LOL

Happy April Food's Day.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 3:09:46 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: JustAmy

Lol, I ‘borrowed’ one too!! Love the one you posted, gave me a much needed laugh!


26 posted on 04/01/2014 3:14:34 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: potlatch

that’s cute! :)


27 posted on 04/01/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!

28 posted on 04/01/2014 3:49:20 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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29 posted on 04/01/2014 3:59:11 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: DollyCali



Hey, Dolly!! Long time no see .... how are you?

Sounds like you and the critters are enjoying a nice spring.
I need to contact my friend in Ohio to check on her.

Happy April ... Happy Monday .... Happy Spring.

Come back soon.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 5:08:44 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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Happy April, Mayor. Thank you for today’s scripture.

Hoping spring will be upon you soon.


31 posted on 04/01/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: MEG33

;)


32 posted on 04/01/2014 5:10:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: trisham



Thank you, Trish.

Happy April Fool's day. Happy Spring.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 5:13:26 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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Ahh ... Thank you, Yorkie.
We've had some rain and are expecting more storms the rest of the week.
May even get some snow. When I went for the mail, it was brrr cold.



April Fool!
No snow except in the mountains but it is cold and windy.

Have a fantastic day.


34 posted on 04/01/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: geologist

Happy April, Geo.

Wishing you a wonderful spring.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: JustAmy

It was finally a beautiful day today. We hit 63 degrees, LONG overdue!

Thanks Amy!


36 posted on 04/01/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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LOL .... Thank you, Luv. That is funny.

Wishing you a lovely day ... a wonderful April and a warm nice spring.


37 posted on 04/01/2014 5:33:54 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: potlatch

LOL!


38 posted on 04/01/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: LUV W

I’ve seen a house fly.
I’ve seen a horse fly.
I’ve seen a butter fly.
But I guess I would have seen everything,
If I saw a hydrant fly!


39 posted on 04/01/2014 6:26:15 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy

Happy April 1st Day!

We celebrated our grandson Christian’s Birthday last night - 18 years old. What a delight we had.

Wishing all a Blessed SPRING season. We had rain today but we still had a snow storm - Our neighbor’s Cottonwood tree began to “snow the neighborhood”.

Blessings to all at Amy’s Place!


40 posted on 04/01/2014 11:50:47 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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You’ve Got A Friend

April 2, 2014

Read: Psalm 23

[Jesus said,] “I have called you friends.” —John 15:15
Bible in a Year:
Judges 16-18; Luke 7:1-30

One of the ironic consequences of the sweeping growth of social media is that we often find ourselves more personally isolated. One online article warns: “Those who oppose leading one’s life primarily or exclusively online claim that virtual friends are not adequate substitutes for real-world friends, and . . . individuals who substitute virtual friends for physical friends become even lonelier and more depressive than before.”

Technology aside, all of us battle with seasons of loneliness, wondering if anyone knows, understands, or cares about the burdens we carry or the struggles we face. But followers of Christ have an assurance that brings comfort to our weary hearts. The comforting presence of the Savior is promised in words that are undeniable, for the psalmist David wrote, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Ps. 23:4).

Whether isolated by our own choices, by the cultural trends that surround us, or by the painful losses of life, all who know Christ can rest in the presence of the Shepherd of our hearts. What a friend we have in Jesus!

I’ve found a Friend; O such a Friend!
He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
And thus He bound me to Him. —Small
Those who know Jesus as their Friend are never alone.



41 posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Welcome To Warm Fuzzy Wednesday
~At Amy's Place~


Early Morning Song by Rachel Lyman Field

Nothing fairer than the light
On petals opening, gold and white,
To the morning, to the blue,
In a world of song and dew.

Nothing fairer than two eyes
That behold with shy surprise
The miracle that no man can stay
Darkness turning into day.

~Wishing You A Warm Wonderful Day~

42 posted on 04/02/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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Happy Wednesday!






Lynn-Dah and ML send their greetings for a warm and fuzzy day!

ML/LTOS


43 posted on 04/02/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

LOL..Happy Wednessday to you, ML.


44 posted on 04/02/2014 8:11:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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Thank you, Amy, for this gorgeous graphic and feel better wishes..
.The back is still mad at me...but is calmer.
Thank you all for the good wishes, pings and cute graphics.

45 posted on 04/02/2014 8:37:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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Thank you, Amy, so much. Spring is hopeful, beautiful (mostly) and desirable for what it brings with it. Longer days, lovely flowers, soft breezes, growth and picnic’s, etc. Not to mention peace for our souls

Time to be outside enjoying the day and God’s world.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 8:45:32 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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LOL!! Love it. We have a German Shepherd mix. I tell everyone she’s a German Shedder ;)

Happy Wednesday, All!!


47 posted on 04/02/2014 8:49:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

LOL..I have a long haired cat... shedder indeed!
Have a lovely day, Jane.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless And Protect Our Troops)
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To: MEG33

I love daffodils! I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday, MEG.


49 posted on 04/02/2014 8:52:50 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jane Long

One of my clients has a German Shedder.

One day’s shedding could knit a sweater.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT by left that other site
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