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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ A THANKFUL HEART ~ December 6, 2009
Serving The Best Troops Troops In The World | December 5, 2009 | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
 

 

 


 


A Thankful Heart



Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. — Philippians 4:6

Years ago I taught a message saying that when you ask God for something, you should thank Him ahead of time that you are going to get it because that will help release your manifestation. I believe that. I took the scripture above to mean just that, that when I prayed for something, I should start thanking God that it was on its way. But one day God revealed a broader scope of that verse to me. He said, "No, what I am really saying there is that when you pray and petition Me for anything, make sure you are doing it from a foundation of a thankful heart." Then He went on to say, "If you are not thankful for what you already have, why should I give you more to complain about?"

In those days, I had a complaining heart, a murmuring, grumbling, faultfinding heart. I could find a thousand things to grumble about, but God does not want us to have a grumbling heart. He wants us to get to the place that we are living epistles, read of all men. From our lifestyle, people should be able to tell that there is something different about us, "Why are you so happy? Why are you so peaceful? Why are you so loving?" We are supposed to be salt and light to the world. Our lives are supposed to make people want what we have.

From the book New Day, New You: 365 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2007 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

Reprinted with permission from Joyce Meyer Ministries

 

 


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1 posted on 12/05/2009 5:00:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


2 posted on 12/05/2009 5:01:30 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel and Liberty






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


           

3 posted on 12/05/2009 5:02:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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God Bless Our Republic

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


4 posted on 12/05/2009 5:04:30 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; All


Onward Christian Soldiers



Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.



O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8




5 posted on 12/05/2009 5:04:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; La Enchiladita; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


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.



Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 12/05/2009 5:06:57 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; La Enchiladita; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


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 depri-
vation in Your service. Let their efforts free
the people of Iraq and Afghanistan 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.







Lamh Foistenach Abu!
7 posted on 12/05/2009 5:08:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; La Enchiladita; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


THE NAVY HYMN

Eternal Father, Strong to Save



The Marine Corps Verse:

Eternal Father, grant we pray
To all Marines both night and day,
The Courage, Honor, Strength and Skill
Their Land to serve, Thy Law Fulfill.
Be Thou the Shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps!

This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24(KJV)


Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
8 posted on 12/05/2009 5:09:19 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Oh Hai!

Oh grate!


9 posted on 12/05/2009 5:10:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad's Gramma

10 posted on 12/05/2009 5:11:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for Chapel Ma....a blessed Lords day to you! *hugs*


11 posted on 12/05/2009 5:12:16 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

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


12 posted on 12/05/2009 5:13:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

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 your children safe, Alouette.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 5:15:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; The Mayor; ...

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


14 posted on 12/05/2009 5:19:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good Lord’s Day to you and yours, AZ. Thanks for LeAnn’s Amazing Grace.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 5:29:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

DUH everybody was stone on set of Apoclayise now tell me something I don’t know UK daily mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1233293/The-maddest-movie-Why-Apocalypse-Now-finest-film-modern-times.html


16 posted on 12/05/2009 5:40:39 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Heed

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rather

Psa 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.

For

Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


17 posted on 12/05/2009 5:41:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: redrock; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day to you!


18 posted on 12/05/2009 5:43:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HopeandGlory
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours, Nana Hope, and thanks for today's Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


19 posted on 12/05/2009 5:55:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; jackv; Jemian; Azbushgal; LUV W; mystery-ak; armymarinemom; ...
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


20 posted on 12/05/2009 5:59:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good Lord’s Day to the MacNessa family. Thanks for Amazing grace! How sweet the sound.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 6:07:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: unique; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


22 posted on 12/05/2009 6:09:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; tongue-tied; Defender2; Beagle8U; ...
To our Military -

Thank you for protecting us. Sleep well and safe.
May you be protected. May your families' hearts be at ease.

Thank you to our Allies.

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

To those of our Military and Allies who gave their all,
- May your souls rest in peace. May your families be comforted.
May your/our country always remember.


23 posted on 12/05/2009 6:10:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


24 posted on 12/05/2009 6:13:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
And a blessed Lord's day to you Kathy! Are you back home now?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 12/05/2009 6:15:34 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for the prayer for our troops.


26 posted on 12/05/2009 6:15:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
They are always in my thoughts - They risk all for us and they need our thoughts and prayers always.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
27 posted on 12/05/2009 6:18:56 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

December 6, 2009
Advent Adventure
In His name Gentiles will trust. —Matthew 12:21

During the season of Advent on the church calendar, Christians around the world light candles. The first candle symbolizes hope. The prophet Isaiah said that all nations will place their hope or trust in Christ, God’s Chosen One (Isa. 42:1-4; Matt. 12:21).

We think of Advent from the perspective of earthbound creatures who know nothing but this life. We rejoice that Jesus came to visit us on this beautiful planet that He made especially for us. But it’s important to remember that Jesus came from a better place. He is first and foremost from heaven, a place more beautiful than we can imagine.

Whenever I think about Jesus coming to earth, I also consider that He had to leave heaven to get here. For Him, earth was hostile territory. Coming here was a dangerous venture (Matt. 12:14). Yet He came. Our just and compassionate God made Himself vulnerable to human injustice. The Creator of the universe put on the garment of flesh and came to experience firsthand what life here is really like.

Jesus tasted death for everyone (Heb. 2:9) so that we can taste His goodness (1 Peter 2:3). He left the splendor of heaven to bring us to glory (Heb. 2:10). He gave His own life to give us hope for eternal life.

The hope of Christmas is the song
Of angels in the sky,
And Christ within a manger laid
To bring salvation nigh. —Campbell

God broke into human history to offer us the gift of eternal life.


Bible in One Year: Daniel 3-4; 1 John 5


28 posted on 12/05/2009 6:26:06 PM PST by The Mayor (The character of your children tomorrow depends on what you put into their hearts today.)
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To: AZamericonnie

and Amen.


29 posted on 12/05/2009 6:30:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All


Music/Video: "HE'S ALIVE" (Click Here.)

CHRISTmas Celebration! (Click Here.)


"There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked." -from THE BIBLE: Isaiah 48:22

30 posted on 12/05/2009 6:32:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

HA HA Gordie Brown got snub by UK Soldiers via UK Sunday Times reproting

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6945976.ece


31 posted on 12/05/2009 7:10:49 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Too cute....a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, JJ.


32 posted on 12/05/2009 7:52:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SevenofNine

Those troops have no want for Brown.

Thanks for the info.


33 posted on 12/05/2009 7:59:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SevenofNine

Good Lord’s Day, Seven....thanks for the news stories.


34 posted on 12/05/2009 8:15:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

The Lord's Prayer

35 posted on 12/05/2009 8:30:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SandRat

A Blessed Lord’s Day to the Sandrat family. Thanks for the verses.

How is daughter doing? Better each day, I hope. Prayers continue for her healing.


36 posted on 12/05/2009 8:45:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you. Got home late last night....got to sleep in my own bed. Nice!


37 posted on 12/05/2009 8:48:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73

Mahalia Jackson ~ The 23rd Psalm

38 posted on 12/05/2009 9:05:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: StarCMC; SoldierDad; spotbust1; jaycee; Poetgal26; All

Shorty GiggleLips & the Canteen Kids

39 posted on 12/06/2009 12:37:21 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: The Mayor

Good Lord’s Day to you, Mayor, and your family. Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


40 posted on 12/06/2009 12:58:13 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MozartLover; yorkie
Thanks, Troops and Vets, for your service to our country.



Josh Groban ~ You Raise Me Up

Thanks, unique, for the logo.


41 posted on 12/06/2009 12:59:11 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Cindy

Good Lord’s Day, Cindy. Thanks for the link.


42 posted on 12/06/2009 1:01:55 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Lord’s Day to you Kathy.

Stay warm.


43 posted on 12/06/2009 1:12:38 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SevenofNine

Very interesting, Seven...pulling the curtains, or trying not to be there....I wonder if Gordon Brown understands anything at all.


44 posted on 12/06/2009 2:27:53 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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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 fofr your service to our country.

45 posted on 12/06/2009 3:03:41 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


46 posted on 12/06/2009 3:03:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good Lord’s Day, E...((HUGS))...have you had snow?


47 posted on 12/06/2009 3:14:54 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: blackie; Pusterfuss; philly-d-kidder; Allegra; E.G.C.; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...


48 posted on 12/06/2009 3:16:36 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Sunday morning Kathy. (11)


49 posted on 12/06/2009 3:18:19 AM PST by Pusterfuss (I will give your president the same respect you gave mine.)
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


50 posted on 12/06/2009 3:39:02 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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