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FReeper Canteen ~ Guest Military Chaplain ~ Keeping The Faith ~ 15Oct06
http://www.chaplaincare.navy.mil/ ^ | Guest Chaplain

Posted on 10/14/2006 6:59:30 PM PDT by MoJo2001

 

 

 


 

KEEPING THE FAITH

The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stung with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart. Remember, the next time your little hut is burning to the ground - - it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

Just when you don't think you can't take anymore ... the Lord steps in. (I'm sure everyone has their own personal testimony)

May God bless you and keep you.


 

 

  


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1 posted on 10/14/2006 6:59:31 PM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001







2 posted on 10/14/2006 7:00:12 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: MoJo2001

October 15, 2006

Drink Up!

Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. —John 4:14

In 1981, Ida's Pastry Shoppe in Jenison, Michigan, advertised this special offer: "Buy one of our coffee mugs for $4.79 and fill up your cup for a dime each time you visit."

But the owners never expected that 25 years later, four longtime customers would still be getting their cup of java every day—for 10 cents.

You won't find many deals like that anymore. But Jesus offered something far greater to the woman at the well (John 4:10). He said, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but . . . the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life" (vv.13-14).

The woman at the well was ready to listen. None of her many personal relationships had ever filled up her emptiness. Then Jesus offered her "water" that would soothe her parched life and give her something more—the promise of eternal life.

That same promise is ours as well. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

God's grace and love come from a bottomless reservoir. Drink from the water He offers, and you will never thirst again. Cindy Hess Kasper

Gracious and Almighty Savior,
Source of all that shall endure,
Quench my thirst with living water,
Living water, clear and pure.  —Vinal

Only Jesus, the Living Water, can satisfy the thirsty soul.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   Isaiah 45-46; 1 Thessalonians 3


3 posted on 10/14/2006 7:00:29 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; 359Henrie; acad1228; AirForceMom; ...
Good evening!

The Guest Military Chaplain thread is up.

Please continue to pray for our Troops, Veterans, Allies, and their families.


 

4 posted on 10/14/2006 7:01:14 PM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001
Wonderful thread, MoJo!


5 posted on 10/14/2006 7:03:02 PM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: All
The remains of one of Lubbock's sons returns from Vietnam
6 posted on 10/14/2006 7:08:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: All
Psalm 121

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.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

King James Version


7 posted on 10/14/2006 7:08:50 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; Katy Deacon; beachn4fun; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's
Guest Military Chaplain Service






Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.


                                          



Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!

8 posted on 10/14/2006 7:10:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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LeeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


9 posted on 10/14/2006 7:15:05 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001

Good words in chapel tonight Mojo! *HUGS!*


10 posted on 10/14/2006 7:16:58 PM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: Alouette; USAF_TSgt; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Nix 2; knighthawk; SJackson; Israeli; ...

Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


11 posted on 10/14/2006 7:17:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Alouette; USAF_TSgt; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Nix 2; knighthawk; SJackson; Israeli; ...

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep safe your children, Alouette.


12 posted on 10/14/2006 7:20:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; Aeronaut; beachn4fun; The Mayor; Cindy; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


13 posted on 10/14/2006 7:22:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: MoJo2001

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!


Amazing Grace

by John Newton


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, .
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

14 posted on 10/14/2006 7:24:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: MoJo2001

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



Dear God, who suffered
torment, agony and death upon the Cross
to free our souls from the chains of iniquity;
protect and defend our troops. Guide them in the
performance of their duties. Strengthen them to endure
hardship, danger and deprivation in Your service.
Let their efforts free the people of Iraq from the
chains of terror and slavery, foster a lasting peace in the region,
and bring all to a greater share in Your mercy. Amen.


15 posted on 10/14/2006 7:25:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: bentfeather
Thanks, ms feather, for today's Canteen Blessing for the Troops.
16 posted on 10/14/2006 7:26:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: The Mayor; NYTexan

Good evening, Rus! Hope you aren't snowed in! I heard all about the bad weather you guys were having from NYTexan. He had lots of tree limbs down.

Maybe all this will give you some new projects! LOL! Hate to get work like this though...I was just kidding!

Thank you for our beautiful lesson from God's Word.


17 posted on 10/14/2006 7:27:20 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: MoJo2001; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, they're fighting for our Freedom.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up.


18 posted on 10/14/2006 7:31:42 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

Prayers for Tonk's continued recovery.

PSALM: 23


19 posted on 10/14/2006 7:33:47 PM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; bitt
Thank you Kathy


20 posted on 10/14/2006 7:34:36 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: All
Happy Lord's Day, Troops.


The Lord's Prayer


21 posted on 10/14/2006 7:37:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73
Happy Lord’s Day, Troops.


Mahalia Jackson ~ The 23rd Psalm


22 posted on 10/14/2006 7:38:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma!


23 posted on 10/14/2006 7:39:17 PM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Prayers for your complete recovery, Tonkin.


What A Friend We Have In Jesus

24 posted on 10/14/2006 7:40:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: txradioguy

Hi there, tx....family day, or some work? How did last weeks coverage go? ((HUGS))


25 posted on 10/14/2006 7:44:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

More prayers for Tonk!

B T T T


26 posted on 10/14/2006 7:46:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: LUV W; NYTexan

October 13, 2006 This is my yard. More pics will be coming from Buffalo.
http://www.rusthompson.com/BuffaloStormOct06.html


27 posted on 10/14/2006 7:51:19 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for sharing those. It looks beautiful from this distance, but I can tell it did some damage.


28 posted on 10/14/2006 8:00:28 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks, sjb...he needs every single prayer he can get.


29 posted on 10/14/2006 8:23:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Lady Jag

Beautiful, Lady J. ((HUGS)) Hope your week has been good.


30 posted on 10/14/2006 8:27:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It has been a good week and I hope the same for you!

31 posted on 10/14/2006 8:41:14 PM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: Army Air Corps

TAPS

RIP 1Lt James Larry Hull


Amazing Grace

32 posted on 10/14/2006 8:42:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: bentfeather

Thanks, ms feather, for Psalm 121.


33 posted on 10/14/2006 8:46:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Tonk gets prayers out of me every day. He is a trooper, and I am sure he will recover.


34 posted on 10/14/2006 8:50:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for the tribute to a hero.


35 posted on 10/14/2006 8:51:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MoJo2001
Thanks, MoJo, for a great little devotional. A timely reminder that what seems like a disaster to us could be instead a great blessing.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

36 posted on 10/14/2006 8:53:25 PM PDT by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

God Bless, and thanks for this prayer for our troops.


37 posted on 10/14/2006 10:42:15 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: All
Happy Lord's Day, Troops.


38 posted on 10/14/2006 10:52:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: shezza

39 posted on 10/14/2006 10:53:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for Amazing Grace and her words....singing along. God Bless our troops.


40 posted on 10/14/2006 10:55:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: MoJo2001

41 posted on 10/15/2006 12:07:43 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The FR Canteen's World-Famous, Resident, Equal-Opportunity Male-Chauvinist-Pig! Got it? :-))
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To: All


PRAYER IS POWERFUL. PLEASE PRAY NOW. AMEN.


"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." -from THE BIBLE: I John 2:4


Read THE BIBLE Online (Click Here.)


BILLYGRAHAM.org: "MY ANSWER" by Billy Graham (Read More...)


Songs of Praise (Songs in theme groups)

Songs of Praise

IsraelSongs.com

OREMUS.org Hymnal

The Cyber Hymnal

INGEB.org: Hymns, Gospel Songs & Spirituals A to Z

HYMNsite.com

42 posted on 10/15/2006 2:02:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: potlatch

Thanks, potlatch, for the graphic honoring the troops.


43 posted on 10/15/2006 2:22:55 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: SoldierDad; MozartLover; vigilante2; jackv; Jemian; sneakers; arbee4bush; Azbushgal; All
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


44 posted on 10/15/2006 2:55:03 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: blackie; Jet Jaguar; Jack Deth; txradioguy; tongue-tied; E.G.C.; WestVirginiaRebel; Laurita; ...



45 posted on 10/15/2006 2:56:43 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: El Gran Salseron

Thanks, El Gran....no words needed.


46 posted on 10/15/2006 2:57:31 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Sunday morning Kathy.


47 posted on 10/15/2006 2:57:49 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your contuined service to our country.

48 posted on 10/15/2006 3:00:46 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Mine


49 posted on 10/15/2006 3:01:19 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: E.G.C.

Mine


50 posted on 10/15/2006 3:01:19 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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