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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-6-06....Military Monday
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 11/05/2006 7:41:24 PM PST by The Mayor




A Few of FR's Finest
....Every Day
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A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I could no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I had been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.
Still that didn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why we've created a place for just that. This is a friendly room in JimRob's house where FReeper FRiends can gather every day and just say hello if that's all they want to do.
There's more of course. We sometimes feature different FReepers, with a little background information on who they are and what makes them who they are, along with a few photos you might not have seen on other threads; sometimes others write an essay for us to post as the feature for the day; sometimes our presentation is a human interest story found elsewhere that you might not have read; sometimes special holiday threads; but whatever the topic of the day, it is always with FR's Finest in mind and that is YOU!
If you would like to be featured, or would like to see someone else featured, please send me a private FR mail.
Every Monday we will post the photos of FR's Military Personnel that I have collected and put into groups; these will be available to view through a link the remainder of the week - every day just a click away. :)   If you would like to add a photo of yourself or a loved one in the military, past or present, please let me know; I will hold it until I have enough for a new group.
Thank you, and please have fun with us...every day! ~ Billie

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Thank You For Serving Our Country!

TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1



TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet
MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga
BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc



TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette
MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid
BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf



TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP
MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, Neets, rdb3, jwTexian
BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma



TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett.
MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17.
BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.



TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang



TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx
MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law
BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack



TOP:  Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.



TOP:  dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.



TOP:  ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM:  AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.



TOP: Mo1's dad; BuffyT's Uncle (right, w/ her dad & grandmother); Armymarinemom's 3 sons.
MIDDLE: ru4Liberty's dad; SheLion's husband, MaineRebel; wirestripper.
BOTTOM: fivetoes; bigghurtt; hurricane; ladtx' dad; Pippin's brother.



TOP: Repubmommy's brother, Rose in RoseBear's uncle, BoxerBlues' son Chris, BoxerBlues' son Brent.
BOTTOM: Rose in RoseBear's cousin's hubby, Deadhead's stepdad, Dansy's dad, Misty's brother.



LEFT: Little Pig; TOP: hattend, Old Sarge, Aquamarine's dad.
MIDDLE: HuntsvilleTxVeteran.
BOTTOM: Its_me_K.E.T.'s son, Veloxherc, SeeRushToldU_So.






TOP: DollyCali, Wheelbarrow, DollyCali's dad, DollyCali's brother, Jen's Mom's daughter Jen.
MIDDLE: Warthogtjm dad & Warthogtjm, SoldiersPrayingMom's son jmpmstr4u2,
Indy Pendance's daughter, Agthorn's dad.
BOTTOM: Tupac, GulfWar1Vet, SandRat, JRios1968.



                     








10-01-06 ~ Hall of Fame ##17

THE WEEKEND THREAD

11-03,04,05-06....
T.G.I.F. at the Finest

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
The guy's good, folks!




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; monday
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1 posted on 11/05/2006 7:41:27 PM PST by The Mayor
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...




Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Dutchess; dollycali;The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy, and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.



gator girl........................husband
severa............husband, brother
Maigrey.........................cousin
mystery-ak...........son, husband
Inspectorette.......................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
Diver Dave........niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin............niece's husband
sneakers..........................son
weldgophardline.................son
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater.......cousin
WaterDragon............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
kimmie7......................brother
LadyX (RIP)..............grandson
fawn796......................nephew
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
Lakeside......................2 sons
LakeLady....................nephew
Spruce......................daughter
Bykrbayb..........................son
Leofl.................................son
chena...............................son
Hope and Glory..................son
Philman_36.............2 nephews
TheMayor...............friends'son
Doug from Upland.......soninlaw
homeschoolmama........nephew
ariamne...................2 cousins
mhking.........................cousin
Consort.................2 daughters
Consort...................son-in-law
gonzo...................friend's son
visualops......................cousin
auboy..........................cousin
painter........................nephew
jrushing.............................son
LoneRedRanger...brother-in-law
Ladysmith.nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
MontanaCowgirlCop......brother
nelibeli........................nephew
Misty4jc.....................husband
Colorado Slim..............nephew
Tapatio....................2 nephews
ProudAFDad......................son
Alouette.............................son
Katydidnt...........................son
Zechariah_8_13....brother-in-law
Zechariah_8_13.............cousin
PreviouslyA-Lurker........brother
sheeza.......................husband
kemathen7..................husband
Q6-God..................twin brother
Q6-God....................active duty
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne..........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells....................active duty
LongCut...................active duty
cjk...........................active duty
Trish........................active duty
ODC-GIRL................active duty
AF_Blue...................active duty
thumperusn..............active duty
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx...................active duty
CGblue.....................active duty
bigghurtt...................active duty
frankiep....................active duty
veeceeque................active duty
JRios1968................active duty
NoLongerFreeState...active duty
CMS........................active duty
AlaskaErik...............active duty
JemiansTerror...........active duty
txradioguy..................active duty tongue-tied. .............active duty
vigilante2.....son,& adopted soldier

OhioWfan................................son
ladtx..................................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T.........................son
Hostel............................cousin
MozartLover...........son, nephew
ak_daddoo........................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
LBGA (RIP)..........................son
katykelly..............................son
Armymarinemom................3 sons
american_ranger.....................son
cookcounty.............................son
Himyar....................................son
SpookBrat........................nephew
SpookBrat........................cousin
boxerblues........................2 sons
the piper..............................son
Tiffee4Bob......................boyfriend
TexKat.......................son, step-son
StarCMC.............................brother
Darheel...............................niece
Donaeus...........................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe........................son
Repubmommy........................brother
AgThorn................................2 sons
kneezles.................................son
RoseinRoseBear.....cousin's hubby
Atomic Conspiracy......half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...........nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..............niece
Sunflowergal....................grandson
mrstank..............................husband
MrsMike31........................husband
spotbust1............................husband
campfollower............................fiance
LUV W........................................son
SilentServiceCPOWife........husband
DirtyHarryY2K......................daughter
DirtyHarryY2K................son-in-law
Skimask.....................................son
Palladin...............................grandson
MississippyMuddy...................sister
MississippyMuddy........2 nephews
Kramster...............................stepson
Socratic.............................nephew
freema.......................nephew, son
Azbushgal..............................son
kimmykay.................................son
NavySEAL F-16........................son
Ike..........................................son
repubmom...............................son
wolfcreek..........................daughter
JesseJane ...........................cousin
Roses0508..............................son
pmmd81..................................son
GodBlessUSA......................cousin
SoldiersPrayingMom.................son
WakeUpandVote..................brother
Skyraider.................................son
CyberAnt...........................nephew
mrs tiggywinkle...................cousin
Jen's Mom........................daughter
Meg33.............................grandson
911angelady........................2 sons
Nadine...............................nephew
U S Army EOD.................daughter
thehumanlynx...........brother-in-law
JFC..................................nephew
Earthdweller......................nephew
Scubachick.......................husband
ChairmanDec19thSociety ..brotherinlaw
Anthem............................2 cousins
meanie monster .........family friend
PragmaticWarrior..........2 nephews
Sageb1...........................3 cousins
JulieRNR21.........friend's grandson
SuzyQue...mom,2 sons,3 brothers
weeder1...........................nephew
IndyPendance..daughter,soninlaw
fatima.....................granddaughter
Lori from Long Island....soninlaw
monkeyface...................grandson
redhead...................grandnephew
varina davis................ ...Grandson
Rivendell.......................daughter
W.W.Smith...........................son
Gonzo........................Son-in-law





2 posted on 11/05/2006 7:43:19 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Hello.


3 posted on 11/05/2006 7:44:14 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: MamaB

Well, Hello to you MamaB.


4 posted on 11/05/2006 7:47:23 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Bumping Military Monday.


5 posted on 11/05/2006 7:50:46 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Texas Songwriter; The Mayor; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; ...



GOD BLESS AMERICA!

[click on picture]

Run to the Sounds of the Guns
~~~by Texas Songwriter~~~
aka Jeff Russell


6 posted on 11/05/2006 7:51:39 PM PST 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: Soaring Feather

Someone needs to tie something to you. You keep flitting around all over the place.

You have such an ego since you starred in "Forrest Gump."

I think I even saw you in a Harry Potter movie.


7 posted on 11/05/2006 7:54:25 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If the Supreme Court has "Judges for Life," why is there any question about Roe vs Wade?)
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To: NicknamedBob

LOL!

No, tying down a Soaring Feather.


8 posted on 11/05/2006 7:56:56 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: The Mayor

May the good Lord keep under his almighty hand those that serve in harms way and not so in harms way in all our branches of service. May HIS hand be over them like a mother hen shields her chicks when danger threatens.


9 posted on 11/05/2006 7:58:09 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Soaring Feather

My heart has been feeling very light of late, also.

A Supreme Benevolence has shown how to deliver a joke with exquisite timing.


And thanks also to Jon Carry for going along with it.


10 posted on 11/05/2006 8:05:12 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If the Supreme Court has "Judges for Life," why is there any question about Roe vs Wade?)
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To: NicknamedBob

A light heart means good poetry.;)


11 posted on 11/05/2006 8:08:56 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Soaring Feather; LUV W
"A light heart means good poetry."

Not recently!

I shamelessly ripped off "Carry Me Back To Old Viginia" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" on this thread.

12 posted on 11/05/2006 8:30:14 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If the Supreme Court has "Judges for Life," why is there any question about Roe vs Wade?)
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To: NicknamedBob

You do great poetry on your own, though!


13 posted on 11/05/2006 8:40:49 PM PST 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: LUV W; MEG33; Soaring Feather; The Mayor
Aw, gee. Thanks! I'm hoping for rain here in Maryland on Tuesday ... so I'll do a little rain dance!





Rain

Rain refreshes. Rain rewards.
Kills our thirst with liquid swords.
Washes all the dust away,
And bends the light at end of day.

Rain helps soothe us into sleep,
Cleans up the world we’re sworn to keep.
We tend to it, and it to us,
We’re well rewarded for the fuss.

Like magic mushrooms popping up,
Our food shows in the flowing cup,
A horn of plenty, our reward,
And liquid coolness from the gourd.

Rain comes by to cool our brow,
To give a rest from labors now,
While forces sent from up above,
Gently whisper, “Here’s the Love!”

NicknamedBob . . . . . Sept. 24, 2006



14 posted on 11/05/2006 9:00:57 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If the Supreme Court has "Judges for Life," why is there any question about Roe vs Wade?)
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To: The Mayor

I would be especially appreciative of extra thoughts and prayers for our son, as he is now "in country".

My entire family thanks every Freeper for their prayers.



15 posted on 11/05/2006 9:03:24 PM PST by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: NicknamedBob

Very beautiful, both poem and presentation. Thanks.


16 posted on 11/05/2006 9:04:16 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Soaring Feather

Thank you Feather!


17 posted on 11/05/2006 9:15:05 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: LUV W

Great post Luv, Thank you.


18 posted on 11/05/2006 9:15:36 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Amen Sir, Amen!


19 posted on 11/05/2006 9:16:41 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: NicknamedBob

Beautiful Bob.. You write incredibly well.


20 posted on 11/05/2006 9:18:54 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Your request is our command Sir.

May the good Lord put a hedge of Protection around your son and our Forces fighting for our Freedom.

Thank you for your service to this Great County my FRiend.


21 posted on 11/05/2006 9:21:29 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: NavySEAL F-16; The Mayor; Billie; Soaring Feather; LUV W; WVNan; MEG33
Graphic by Billie

Enfolding

Grandpa has a handful now, to pray for and to add,
A little bit of sweetness to the prayer he sends for Dad.
His son has left a gift behind, to hold a place for him,
And keep the heart lines open while he does a chore for them.

Everybody’s thoughts are for the one who isn’t there,
But clearly in this picture there is not a lack of care.
This child is safely held within strong hands with tender grace,
That pray to have the same thing for his son, another place.

We’d like to take a moment to assist them in their cares,
And add our grateful voices to the chorus of their prayers.
Lord, hold the child and man within your strong enfolding arm,
And keep them in your thoughts as you protect them both from harm.


© ~ NicknamedBob . . . . May 12, 2004


22 posted on 11/05/2006 10:58:50 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If the Supreme Court has "Judges for Life," why is there any question about Roe vs Wade?)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all cold enough up there??


23 posted on 11/05/2006 11:21:45 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: KSoldier; The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; ...
Photo of Troops "Terrorizing" Iraqis (#128 is a must see!) Iraq ^ | 11/04/06 | Freeper KSoldier

(There are some great pictures at 128 but just barely too many bytes for this thread's limits.)



Freeper KSoldier:"This is a close-up of the sign in the background and THIS IS WHY there are now playgrounds in Iraq."
~~~
Remember Their Sacrifice
~~~
Thank You *KSoldier* For Your Service To Our
Country And To The Children Of Iraq!

24 posted on 11/06/2006 2:51:20 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Prayers and gratitude for your son. May the Lord watch over him and keep him safe.


25 posted on 11/06/2006 2:54:50 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33; KSoldier

Thank you both. God's blessing upon you, In Jesus, and upon all the work of your hands in His Good Purposes, amen.


26 posted on 11/06/2006 3:03:01 AM PST by .30Carbine ("To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." ~Simone Weil)
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To: DollyCali

Happy Birthday, Dolly!

~Have A Wonderful Day~

27 posted on 11/06/2006 3:32:38 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: NicknamedBob

I love this poem..and the frame is nice..LOL


28 posted on 11/06/2006 3:37:23 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Amen


29 posted on 11/06/2006 3:38:26 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor; All
Lovely graphic Meg..and thank you for the beautiful birthday greeting. Will be back later but want to make sure all have not missed the thread re: our troops torturing the Iraqi children

Thanks for the thread Rus... busy day - off for now

30 posted on 11/06/2006 5:10:39 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

November 6, 2006

The Choice

READ: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. —Deuteronomy 30:15

You’ve heard the infamous name of John Wilkes Booth. He assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. But have you heard about Edwin Booth, John’s eldest brother? Edwin, a well-known actor, was waiting at a Jersey City train station when he saw someone slip and fall off the platform. Edwin quickly grabbed the man’s collar and pulled him to safety—rescuing him from serious injury or death. Who was the man he saved? Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert, a soldier in the Civil War.

How ironic that the man who saved Lincoln’s son had a brother who would soon kill the president. One saved a life; one took a life. One chose life; the other chose death.

The Lord gave His people a choice between life and death: They could love Him and obey His commands (Deut. 30:16), or they could worship and serve other gods (v.17). He told them, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life” (v.19).

We too have a choice between life and death. We can receive Jesus as our Savior and live with Him forever, or we can reject Jesus and be in darkness forever without Him. The best choice is clear. Receive God’s gift of His Son Jesus. Choose life! Anne Cetas

The choice we make determines our
Eternal destination;
One leads to everlasting life;
The other, condemnation.  —Sper

The choice you make today will determine your tomorrow.

Bible in One Year:   Jeremiah 37-39; Hebrews 3


31 posted on 11/06/2006 5:25:24 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: dixie sass

It's been a little chilly but we are supposed to have a couple days in the 60's later this week.


32 posted on 11/06/2006 5:27:18 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: MEG33

Thank you Meg.


33 posted on 11/06/2006 5:28:41 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: DollyCali

Your'e welcome..See my Post #24


34 posted on 11/06/2006 5:49:41 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: The Mayor

My pleasure, Mayor. Thank you for Military Monday.


35 posted on 11/06/2006 5:51:23 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: The Mayor
Good Morning The Mayor Prayers said for your win tomorrow! Thanks for Military Monday :)
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36 posted on 11/06/2006 6:24:23 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Amen..
I love that graphic, GeeBee.


37 posted on 11/06/2006 6:29:51 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: The Mayor; MEG33; NicknamedBob

My humble thanks and appreciation for your prayers for
our troops and my son.


38 posted on 11/06/2006 6:41:22 AM PST by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: The Mayor

Great thread and pledge, Mayor! Happy Military Monday to the finest.

Thank God for the American military man and woman - by virtue of their service we continue to live in freedom!


39 posted on 11/06/2006 7:33:50 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"Military Airfare Reduction"

hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
service, at:

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/BSMMIL/

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,

Rus Thompson


40 posted on 11/06/2006 7:55:26 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor
Thanks The Mayor
I Signed :)
41 posted on 11/06/2006 8:14:10 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: The Mayor; Billie; Aquamarine; Mama_Bear; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; Diver Dave; ..

Good morning to all the Finest ... thanks to the Mayor for opening the doors on this Monday before showtime.

I filled out my mail-in ballot (no polls here in town this year ... due to redistricitng, there are now too few citizens to warrant a walk-in poll).

Have decided to drive the 23 miles tomorrow to the nearest poll and deliver my ballot by hand rather than drop it in the mail today. Just want to feel a bit more connected to the process, hand my ballot to a poll worker, feel the vibe a bit more near on such an important day.

I'm irrationally optimistic about the headlines on Wednesday morning.

God bless America, our troops, our President and all the Finest and their loved ones.

Heck ... may God bless even Chris Matthews ... the poor, insane guy sure needs a heavenly favor ... )


42 posted on 11/06/2006 8:59:59 AM PST by jwfiv
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To: All
HONOR THE FALLEN
43 posted on 11/06/2006 9:04:49 AM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; MEG33; jwfiv; LUV W; The Mayor; Finest FRiends; All


Long time no use this gif gift that Louie made me...Tahday's(Today's) the chosen day to use it again Y'all! Not a true likeness LOL! But I have a true likeness for the (SL)1 who gave it to me! So I keep posting 'er from time to time...T to the Y Louie!


To others specifically listed in the recipient box...Thanks ever so for the (thus far) pings today...Hugs all'round!!!!!

44 posted on 11/06/2006 11:42:19 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: All

Price of Freedom
It is always my honor to meet someone who has fought for this country. Perhaps you have served in the military as well. You may even have a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle.

Since July 4, 1776, more than a million brave. American men and women have died to defend our freedom, and the freedom of other nations.

The price of freedom is expensive. The most important freedom our inner. personal freedom the most expensive of all, because it was bought with the blood of Christ.
In Galatians 5: 1 we are told:

" It was for freedom that Christ set us free: therefore keep standing fim1 and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery."
Yes, Paul is talking here about freedom from sin. But he is also referring to a freedom from
needless laws and regulations within the church itself!

In many of the churches Paul planted, new believers from the pagan world were being told that to be truly Christian. they must follow all the strict ritual and dietary laws of Judaism. It was against these
"Judaizers" that Paul was making his stand.

Of course, we don't have Judaizers - but we have no shortage of legalistic Christians.
I was saved at the age of 12. I knew that I was saved by the goodness, grace and love of God,
but as soon as I testified to that in front of the church, they placed me in bondage with their list of rules.

At that church, you couldn't listen to music on Sunday. That was no problem, because I didn't have anything to play music on anyway. But the second rule was a lot harder you couldn't read the funny papers!
I was a paperboy. I loved nothing more than to get a fresh stack of Sunday papers, cut the cord, open one up and read Dick Tracy. So that was a huge problem for me.
Every time I turned around, the list of rules grew. No swimming on Sunday. No playing ball on Sunday. Don't do this, you must not do that. Getting saved actually took the joy out of my childhood because there was no way I could live up to all the rules.
I felt guilty, of course. Every night I'd get on my knees and ask God to forgive me for silly things that I believed could actually take away my salvation. I lived in a climate of anxiety and fear.

That, my friend, is bondage. In Galatians 5: 1, Paul calls it "slavery," and challenges us to put it aside. After all, you cannot add one single thing to grace. Our salvation comes through the death of Christ. It's not about what we do or don't do it's about what He did for us.

But our spiritual freedom is not just from bondage; it is freedom to become something-to live a righteous, godly life in the power of the Holy Spirit. .

Does this mean that I am free to do anything I want to do? Of course not. But it does mean that instead of obeying the "law" in a spirit of fear, I am walking in the Spirit, enjoying life, loving God-and letting the Lord show me what I should and should not do.
Isn't that a freedom worth defending? In the same verse, Paul tells us to "stand firm." Do not let anyone load you down with rules. and regulations, with what you can and cannot do to be made acceptable in God's sight.
In Ephesians, Paul again tells us to "stand firm" -this time by putting on the "whole armor of
God." We must defend our spiritual freedom, not just from the misplaced legalism of our fellow
Christians but from the direct attacks of the devil.

This Independence Day, I hope you will honor the many men and women who have fought to give us freedom as a nation. But even more important, I encourage you to honor, worship and celebrate the One who died to set you truly free-free from the penalty of sin, free to become everything you were
meant to be ...

... and, ultimately, free to spend eternity in the glorious presence of the Lord.
Prayerfully yours,
Dr. Charles F. Stanley


45 posted on 11/06/2006 12:20:24 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: MEG33

Cool ping & presentation at 24 Meg!
I'm going to go there now and continue my comment!
cont... pingaroo too!
;oD


46 posted on 11/06/2006 12:20:24 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: The Mayor

Thanks for posting this.


47 posted on 11/06/2006 12:22:45 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: The Mayor

Yea, & way to go Edwin!
I did not know that fact...
thanks for relaying it.
& for the every day postings
even on day's I don't post a comment...
Always looked forward to;read;
appriciated & gleaned from!!!!


48 posted on 11/06/2006 12:39:23 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA

Awesome post GeeBee!


49 posted on 11/06/2006 12:40:32 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hi CMac!
Happy Military. Monday to you too!


50 posted on 11/06/2006 12:42:23 PM PST by Majie Purple
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