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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL ~ March 13, 2011
The Canteen Crew ^ | March 12, 2011 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!

Posted on 03/12/2011 5:05:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL


My family and I went camping this past summer. We took several hikes down the little river bed as it flowed through the Cuyamaca State Park near our home in San Diego. We stopped for a picnic lunch, and ate with our feet in the cool running water.

As I ate my sandwich, I started tracing a trail through the rocks that shot up into the air in front of us. It was an old habit from days gone by of rock scrambling: no ropes, no hardware, no helmet, no brains! As teenagers, and even into college, my buddies and I would climb the rocks of Big Bend in Texas. I'm sure I'll get in trouble with the folks from safety but I confess: I got up and started to climb; partly to prove something to myself and mostly to show off for my bride of nine years.

Our daughter of fifteen watched me for a bit and started to follow. She caught up with me and we went over the basics. I showed her the path she was to take which involved little skill and kept mom happy. I took the more difficult route and we met at the top. Unless you rappel, getting down is usually more difficult, so I stayed close to Tiffany in order to offer help should she need it. The tendency is to cling to the rock but often it's best to lean out away from it for better balance and stability. As she was coming down, I was below verbally guiding her. She couldn't see the next ledge below her, and was trying her best to stretch in order to touch it while hanging on to the hand hold above. I could see exactly what she needed to do and knew she was capable of doing it. I told her she just had to trust me. With confidence in Dad, she lowered herself the last few inches and fully planted her feet on secure rock. You could see the pride shining in her eyes (and probably, mine too)!

Just think of how many times our heavenly "Dad" is below us; seeing the next step perfectly, even when we are blind to the future. There are times when we simply have to trust God to not let us fall. The more we learn to depend on God the easier it gets to place our lives into those loving hands with confidence. The next time you find your footing somewhat unsure, and the fear of falling looms up from below, remember that God is there for you, anxious to show you the way and guide you one step at a time.

LT Stephen W. Nance, CHC, USNR

 

 


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1 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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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


2 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma
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


3 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:40 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Evening! *hugs*


4 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:52 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Oh. Hai.



I'm hiding in the closet. :)

5 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:52 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: HopeandGlory
Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

AMEN!!!

Have a Blessed Lord's Day!!!

6 posted on 03/12/2011 5:08:10 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

God Bless!!!

Support our Military

Support Israel


7 posted on 03/12/2011 5:08:14 PM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

*hugs*backatchayewiththelongestnameinFRerhistory! ;)

Have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!!


8 posted on 03/12/2011 5:08:51 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

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

Chocolate-Fueled Car
March 13, 2011

Many people like both the sweetness and the energy they get from chocolate. Yet British auto technicians have found a surprising use for this sweet food. Scientists at the University of Warwick have built a racecar that runs on vegetable oils and chocolate. The fuel provides energy so that the car can reach top speeds of 135 mph.

The Bible also records a surprising source of energy from a food. When Elijah had been used by God on Mt. Carmel to call fire down from heaven, this spiritual high was followed by persecution and melancholy. In response to Elijah’s depression, God sent an angel to provide food, drink, and rest for the weary prophet. The sustaining power of that food from heaven was remarkable: “So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God” (1 Kings 19:8).

Just as we need food to sustain our physical lives, we also need nourishing food for our spiritual lives. God’s Word is “sweeter . . . than honey and the honeycomb” (Ps. 19:10) and feeds our souls. It makes “wise the simple” (v.7) and provides both nourishment and energy for life’s long journey. Take time to feed on it.

God’s Word provides the nourishment
That every Christian needs to grow,
Supplying strength from day to day
By teaching what we need to know. —Sper

God feeds us through His Word.

Read: 1 Kings 19:1-8

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. —Psalm 19:7
Bible in a year:
Deuteronomy 20-22; Mark 13:21-37


9 posted on 03/12/2011 5:09:25 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: ColdOne

Hey there ole ColdOne!!!! Have a wonderful and BLESSED Lord’s Day.....!!!


10 posted on 03/12/2011 5:12:22 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you....that is a GREAT message, as always...

Have a relaxing and BLESSED Lord’s Day..


11 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel, GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FAIL, and Liberty






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!

12 posted on 03/12/2011 5:14:37 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; All
I brought some snacks for all the canteeners:


13 posted on 03/12/2011 5:15:48 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LUV W; All

I think what about the beer

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14 posted on 03/12/2011 5:18:08 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


15 posted on 03/12/2011 5:18:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


16 posted on 03/12/2011 5:19:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I’ll scoop out a bunch of the chocolate candy! THANKS! :) :)


17 posted on 03/12/2011 5:19:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Yehuda; Alouette; ...

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


18 posted on 03/12/2011 5:21:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Yehuda; Alouette; ...

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.


19 posted on 03/12/2011 5:23:48 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.


20 posted on 03/12/2011 5:27:04 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

I had a feeling you’d go for the chocolate! :-)


21 posted on 03/12/2011 5:28:22 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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Lord,
hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us.
I ask this in the name of JESUS our Lord and Savior.
Amen.


22 posted on 03/12/2011 5:30:36 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Oh my goodness, Deo...((HUGS))...great snacks!! Thank you.


23 posted on 03/12/2011 5:34:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

You know me well! :)


24 posted on 03/12/2011 5:36:10 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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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.


25 posted on 03/12/2011 5:52:45 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

26 posted on 03/12/2011 5:57:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

JJ? I love you....

Have a safe and wonderful and BLESSED!!!! Lord’s Day.


27 posted on 03/12/2011 5:58:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

28 posted on 03/12/2011 5:58:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you! And Thank you for the thread.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead!


29 posted on 03/12/2011 6:03:59 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Amen.


30 posted on 03/12/2011 6:10:55 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Dubya

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Dubya.

Thank you for the prayer for our troops and their families.


31 posted on 03/12/2011 6:12:01 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


32 posted on 03/12/2011 6:14:36 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.


33 posted on 03/12/2011 6:15:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: The Mayor

A Blessed Lord’s Day to The Mayor family.

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


34 posted on 03/12/2011 6:21:25 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

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


35 posted on 03/12/2011 6:26:37 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

God bless all our heroes and the families who love and support them! (((hugs)))


36 posted on 03/12/2011 6:26:40 PM PST by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Bagger than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you Grammie for Chapel & a happy Lords day to you & yours! *hugs*


37 posted on 03/12/2011 6:29:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Brad's Gramma
Sugar, salt, Sugar, Salt......you are bad Deo! LOL

Munch, munch,munch.....

38 posted on 03/12/2011 6:32:41 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Thanks!!


39 posted on 03/12/2011 6:34:55 PM PST by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Bagger than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: SevenofNine

WOW...that is EMPTY! Those folks are in for a rough ride.

Prayers for all that lost their lives, and for those trying to pick up their lives.


40 posted on 03/12/2011 6:37:08 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

Thank you Kathy! To you all too.


41 posted on 03/12/2011 6:41:07 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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42 posted on 03/12/2011 7:17:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie

I thrive on sugar and salt. ;-) Mmm Mmm.


43 posted on 03/12/2011 7:18:57 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: LUV W

Are you a sugar person or a salt person when it comes to snacks? What’s your favorite snack?


44 posted on 03/12/2011 7:21:02 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for the reminder! :-)


45 posted on 03/12/2011 7:23:40 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for reminder.


46 posted on 03/12/2011 7:23:40 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Chocolate, of course! LOL!


47 posted on 03/12/2011 7:26:36 PM PST by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Bagger than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: SandRat

Footprints in the sand.....

A Blessed Lord’s Day, Sand, to you and yours.


48 posted on 03/12/2011 7:32:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: LUV W

Ok. Next time I’ll bring more sweets. :-)


49 posted on 03/12/2011 7:39:16 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Dubya

You’re most welcome. I’ve already set a couple “out of the way” clocks forward. And one I don’t change will now be right. d:o)


50 posted on 03/12/2011 7:40:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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