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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day......Oct 29-30 -07....Military Tribute
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 10/28/2007 7:31:03 PM PDT by The Mayor







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 have been including them here as I receive enough to make another collage.
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.
We have featured 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!
Every Monday we 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 ~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.



TOP: Jaxter, MozartLover's son, mystery-ak's son, mystery-ak's husband.
MIDDLE: skimask's son, silent_jonny's dad, dwhole2th's son, jackv's son.
BOTTOM: Jen's Mom's father, txradioguy.









FR FINEST
HALL OF FAME #19




THE WEEKEND THREAD

10-26-27-28-07....
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; military; monday; tribute
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1 posted on 10/28/2007 7:31:08 PM PDT 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.......................... 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
Leofl.................................son
chena...............................son
Hope and Glory..................son
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.................Son, 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
JemiansTerror...........active duty
Hoosiersailor...........active duty
txradioguy..................active duty tongue-tied. .............active duty
vigilante2.....son,& adopted soldier
NavySEAL F-16................son
Jaxter.....................son-in-law
2ndDivisionVet..........brotherinlaw
2ndDivVet.....former stepdaughter
GrandEagle ............... friend-Tim
DebWisconsin....................nephew
JarhedAirmanPatriot.........brother
athelass.......two sons and two nephews
DCBryan1................Active Duty
oneolcop.....................son
ItsForTheChildren........2 nephews
SoldierDad....son, nephew, neice, cousin
OhioWfan................................son
marsh2............nephew
ladtx..................................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T.........................son
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
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..........two grandsons
redhead...................grandnephew
varina davis................ ...Grandson
Rivendell.......................daughter
W.W.Smith...........................son
Gonzo........................Son-in-law
USMCWife6869...........Husband
AgThorn & Lily4Jesus......son
jackv...............................Son
Anne of DC.......niece's husband
GulfWar1Vet...........two cousins
TINA KIRBY...................Son
dwhole2th ......................Son
TADSLOS......................Son
Katydidnt...................son
Trooprally .................. son
Edgewood Pilot...son, 2 nephews
Diver Dave............cousin
007girl...................nephew
arbee4bush .............daughter
PERKY2004..........husband





2 posted on 10/28/2007 7:32:21 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and

BUMP!


3 posted on 10/28/2007 7:45:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: The Mayor; Texas Songwriter; Purple Mountains Maj; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; ...


America rise up and fly
On eagle's wings into the sky!
We must live because they died...
AMERICA RISE UP AND FLY.

by Texas Songwriter...
from
America Come Home Today
[click]




4 posted on 10/28/2007 7:49:44 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; lonestar; ...

To Our Veterans, Our Military And Their
Families



~Thank You For Serving Our Country~

5 posted on 10/28/2007 8:19:38 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful, as usual, Megs! I love eagles!....and I’ve never
seen one in the wild. We don’t have anything tall enough for
them to nest in around my area! LOL!


6 posted on 10/28/2007 8:23:49 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W

Thank you, LUV I was so happy when I found that picture....I would love to see an eagle in the wild,too..

I am thrilled when I see a red tailed hawk around here..I had a juvenile perch in one of my trees a couple of times.


7 posted on 10/28/2007 8:30:57 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

We get hawks out in the country...but I am overrun by doves
and grackles at the house. Nasty buncha birds!


8 posted on 10/28/2007 8:32:07 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W

Beautiful post, LUV W.


9 posted on 10/28/2007 8:36:39 PM PDT by Lady Jag (ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thank you and good evening to you.


10 posted on 10/28/2007 8:46:44 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: LUV W

Beautiful graphic Luv... I saved that one.


11 posted on 10/28/2007 8:49:09 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: MEG33

Wow another great Eagle, Thanks Meg.


12 posted on 10/28/2007 8:50:40 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you, Rus. I am fascinated by watching it. You’re welcome to it!

I’ve used it a lot on music posts.


13 posted on 10/28/2007 8:50:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: Lady Jag

Thank you, LJ!


14 posted on 10/28/2007 8:51:13 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W

I like posting graphics like that in my Blog too, people get amazed, hey, I get amazed by them.


15 posted on 10/28/2007 8:52:57 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: LUV W

My doves aren’t a problem..They “roost” away from the patio area.and so far the grackles haven’t found my yard, thank goodness...I did see my first carolina wren in awhile..I’m waiting on “new” arrivals to appear.Still have my usual bunch of birds and the mockingbird now appears because of my red youpon berries.


16 posted on 10/28/2007 8:54:02 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: LUV W

I love it!


17 posted on 10/28/2007 8:54:40 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor

Well, enjoy using it!

I sure have.


18 posted on 10/28/2007 8:56:38 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: MEG33

My holly bushes didn’t have 10 berries on them this year.

I think the very late freeze we had messed them up. I always
love the color of them in the fall and winter.


19 posted on 10/28/2007 8:57:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W

I have bumper ctop on the youpon..last year it was sparse..It seems it and the photinia a are swapping great years..This is a very bad year for the photinia berries.


20 posted on 10/28/2007 9:01:48 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you, Mayor..amd thank you for our Military Tribute.


21 posted on 10/28/2007 9:04:15 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

As always Meg, it is my pleasure.


22 posted on 10/28/2007 9:10:10 PM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: The Mayor
Standing with our Military Always in Loving Prayers.


~God Bless the USA~

23 posted on 10/28/2007 10:21:31 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: The Mayor; All
Keep inconveniences in perspective.(received in Email.. no name, not sure it is true but it is a nice story/dolly

This past week I was on a four and a half hour, non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington, to Atlanta, Georgia .

In all my years of traveling, I have learned that each time a plane has the opportunity to stop, there is potential for unexpected challenges. Flight delays, weather and airline crews can create unanticipated challenges on any trip. Therefore, I always try to fly non-stop between my destinations.

About an hour into this particular flight, the Captain's voice rang over the intercom.  He asked if there was a physician or nurse on the plane. If so, he asked them to identify themselves by ringing the flight attendant call button beside their seat. I listened carefully but heard no one ring their bell. I immediately began to wonder what was happening. In a few minutes the Captain informed us that there was a medical emergency on board and asked again if there was a physician or a nurse who could help. When there was no response, we were told that we were going to make an emergency stop in Denver, Colorado.  He apologized but told us that there would be a medical emergency team waiting to meet us at the gate and that we would probably only be delayed by about thirty minutes. Though it was necessary, we knew we would all be inconvenienced by the extra stop.  About half an hour later, we landed at Denver International Airport and the medical crew immediately came on board. However, everything took longer than had previously been expected. An elderly gentleman, about 85 years old, had suddenly taken ill. It was not clear whether he had experienced a stroke or heart attack.

I breathed a prayer for the gentleman and asked God to bless him for all
he had done to help us understand what freedom is all about.

"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -
Dwight D. Eisenhower


Minorities...We need to show more sympathy for these people.

* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.

* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families and they face adversity all day every day.


I'm not talking about illegal immigrants.   I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and some Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to defund them?
24 posted on 10/29/2007 2:53:57 AM PDT 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: The Mayor
Good Morning!


25 posted on 10/29/2007 5:16:16 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee

Good morning!


26 posted on 10/29/2007 7:42:23 AM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

October 29, 2007

Only A Rivet

READ: James 3:13-18

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, . . . without partiality and without hypocrisy. —James 3:17

Scientists have determined that faulty rivets may have caused the rapid sinking of the "unsinkable" HMS Titanic. According to researchers who recently examined parts recovered from the wreck, impure rivets made of wrought iron rather than steel caused the ship’s hull to open like a zipper. The Titanic proves the foolishness of spending resources on fancy equipment and public promotion while neglecting the "ordinary" parts.

In a sense, churches are like ships, and many of their people are like rivets. Although rivets seem insignificant, they are essential for holding the ship together and keeping it afloat.

Feelings of insignificance are rampant these days, even among Christians, and some do hurtful things to make themselves feel important. James says, "Where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there" (3:16). People corrupted by worldly desires for beauty, wealth, and power can bring down great churches, but people who are pure and undefiled (1:27) hold churches together.

As members of God’s church, we need to be "rivets" without defect. When we are pure (James 3:17), strong (Eph. 6:10), and steadfast (1 Cor. 15:58), we will be used by the Lord to keep His ship afloat in times of crisis.

The task Thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy good and perfect will.  —Wesley

It is a great thing to be faithful in little things.


27 posted on 10/29/2007 7:44:25 AM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: The Mayor

071027-N-7981E-213 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 27, 2007) - An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 are underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise, an exercise aimed at enhancing the interoperability between ships in the strike group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED)


071023-N-5319A-004 WASHINGTON (Oct. 23, 2007) – Former Medal of Honor awardees attend the Medal of Honor Flag ceremony recognizing the actions of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy held at the United States Navy Memorial. Lt. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Oct. 22 in a ceremony held at the White House. Lt. Murphy was killed during a reconnaissance mission near Asadabad, Afghanistan, while exposing himself to enemy fire in order to call in support after his four-man team came under attack by enemy forces June 28th, 2005. Murphy is the first service member to receive the honor for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)


071019-N-6552M-190 CAMPO, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2007) - SEAL trainees scan the room for possible threats as part of a SEAL qualification training exercise. Students spend two weeks learning the basics of securing a room from possible threats. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie (RELEASED)


071025-N-4965F-004 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 25, 2007) - British Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth (F235) makes her way pierside as guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) sits moored on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Monmouth is in Pearl Harbor for a port visit as part of her ongoing nine-month global deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)

28 posted on 10/29/2007 8:11:13 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Fantastic post... Thank you!


29 posted on 10/29/2007 8:18:57 AM PDT by The Mayor ( A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.—Proverbs 16:9)
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To: The Mayor; Finest FRiends

*Good Morning To The Finest*

30 posted on 10/29/2007 8:28:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor; Finest FRiends; Dubya; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; ...
Nebraska Welcomes Home Its Vets

Grab a box of tissues and take time to view the slide show...i't really special.

31 posted on 10/29/2007 10:06:07 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: LUV W

I absolutely adore the Eagle graphic you have posted today. It is beautiful~~~~~


32 posted on 10/29/2007 11:00:56 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: MEG33

Hi Meg, I love your Eagle, too! I love all Eagles~~~~they are magnificent!

Been tied up with the plumber today~~LOL~~~He did his repairs and is gone now. My son has been here helping with leaves. Yard looks great at the moment! The tree are ready to give us another dose soon! And so it goes~~~~


33 posted on 10/29/2007 11:03:56 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: MEG33

I love my doves. They are sweet and gentle. I always have them....have no kinds of problems. I don’t know what a grackle is...sorry...what are they?


34 posted on 10/29/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: Kitty Mittens

Very beautiful Eagle from you this morning, Kitty!


35 posted on 10/29/2007 11:07:52 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: DollyCali

Dolly, thank you for your story this morning.

I am not surprised at anything the Democrats do.....but the Republicans turning tail upsets me.

I was looking at dog pictures yesterday and I thought of your dogs, Dolly. If I can run across them again, I will post one. They were playing in the water just as yours do!


36 posted on 10/29/2007 11:11:12 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: La Enchiladita

Hi Dita, How are you today? I love “Welcome Homes”, don’t you?


37 posted on 10/29/2007 11:14:21 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: La Enchiladita
VETERANS MEMORIAL!
38 posted on 10/29/2007 11:20:46 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: La Enchiladita

oh, WOW, Dita..Very Special Indeed!

I LOVE HOMECOMINGS!


39 posted on 10/29/2007 11:42:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: jaycee

Grackles are birds.Noisy and messy.

I took advantage of the beautiful morning and trimmed hedges and weedwhacked the ground cover at the back..Patio clean and sliding doors clean..This weather has been a joy to workk in..


40 posted on 10/29/2007 11:47:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: All

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mary Lewis, from the 407th Expeditionary Services Squadron, sorts donated clothing at Ali Air Base, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2007. The clothing, consisting of more than 50 bags of clothes, shoes and toys, was donated by a Lutheran church group in Minnesota and will be distributed by Airmen with the Office of Special Investigations to Iraqi families.

DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

41 posted on 10/29/2007 3:36:10 PM PDT 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: jaycee

Thanks. It is fascinating to watch the eagle fly in time
to the music. It was a VERY lucky find!


42 posted on 10/29/2007 4:28:37 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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Coast Guard rescues boaters adrift overnight

Following an all-night search, the U.S. Coast Guard this morning rescued four adults and a 6-year-old who had been missing nine hours while adrift on a disabled boat in Galveston Bay.

The names of the five Houston-area residents pulled from the waterabout five miles southeast of Baytown have not been released. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Lamar Johnson said the five were in good condition, although they had run out of food and water and were unsure where they were.

43 posted on 10/29/2007 5:28:57 PM PDT 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: La Enchiladita

Hi Dita
Thanks! What a wonderful celebration. Beautiful slide show of the reuniting of loved ones. God Bless Our Heroes and their Families!


44 posted on 10/29/2007 6:30:42 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Dita, thanks so much. Those pictures, the music, the great welcoming in that film was so heartwarming and beautiful. I enjoyed every second of it and yes, the tissues were needed!


45 posted on 10/29/2007 7:23:40 PM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: MEG33

I wonder if grackles are what we call the commom black birds that accumulate in large groups. If they are the same I understand because when those black birds gather, there is usually about a dozen at a time and sorta fight each other for a place, etc. But if they are the same, I have never heard of grackles! Learn something new every day!!


46 posted on 10/29/2007 7:28:41 PM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee; MEG33; GodBlessUSA
FRiends, I'm just getting back to you! I'm trying to rest my right hand as much as possible due to the dermatitis flare-up that began during the dry weather last week. I keep putting on aloe vera and it seems to be healing. So, anyway, I knew you all would see the joy and pride in that homecoming slide show.

This is how it's done in small town America. And it looks so much like my mother always told me about growing up in Nebraska. Even though that was way back early last century, patriotism was central to every celebration there, as natural as breathing. What a beautiful, heart-tugging sight.

Those are some blessed troops, to have a home town like that and every soldier should have that kind of all-out welcome. HOOAH!!

47 posted on 10/29/2007 10:35:33 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: The Mayor

I like your Pledge, Mr. Mayor. Very nice.


48 posted on 10/29/2007 10:36:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: MEG33; GodBlessUSA
We love raptors too, Meg...
I even see redtails in the city from time to time.

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One of my favorite-ever pics...:)

49 posted on 10/29/2007 10:43:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

I love it, Dita. Absolutely gorgeous!


50 posted on 10/30/2007 4:55:57 AM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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