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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ HAPPY PURIM ~ March 20, 2011
The Canteen Crew | March 19, 2011 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!

Posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

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Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was taken to the house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia, to become part of his harem. King Ahasuerus loved Esther more than his other women and made Esther queen, but the king did not know that Esther was a Jew, because Mordecai told her not to reveal her identity.

The villain of the story is Haman, an arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king. Haman hated Mordecai because Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman, so Haman plotted to destroy the Jewish people. In a speech that is all too familiar to Jews, Haman told the king, "There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from those of every other people's, and they do not observe the king's laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them." Esther 3:8. The king gave the fate of the Jewish people to Haman, to do as he pleased to them. Haman planned to exterminate all of the Jews.

Mordecai persuaded Esther to speak to the king on behalf of the Jewish people. This was a dangerous thing for Esther to do, because anyone who came into the king's presence without being summoned could be put to death, and she had not been summoned. Esther fasted for three days to prepare herself, then went into the king. He welcomed her. Later, she told him of Haman's plot against her people. The Jewish people were saved, and Haman was hanged on the gallows that had been prepared for Mordecai.

The book of Esther is unusual in that it is the only book of the Bible that does not contain the name of G-d. In fact, it includes virtually no reference to G-d. Mordecai makes a vague reference to the fact that the Jews will be saved by someone else, if not by Esther, but that is the closest the book comes to mentioning G-d. Thus, one important message that can be gained from the story is that G-d often works in ways that are not apparent, in ways that appear to be chance, coincidence or ordinary good luck.

 

 


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1 posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma

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The Stones
March 20, 2011

Not long ago, our friends had a gathering at their house and invited a group of people who were all music lovers. Kevin and Ilse, who are both gifted musicians, requested that each person or couple bring a rock for a fire pit that was often the site for their evening musical jams. But they didn’t want just plain ol’ rocks. They asked that each one be marked with a name or date or event that indicated how or when everyone had become friends.

God felt that the Israelites needed a reminder of an amazing event in their lives. Although the Jordan River had been at flood stage, the Israelites had been able to cross over on dry ground because God had stopped the water from flowing (Josh. 3:13-17). Something similar had happened years before in an escape from Egypt (see Ex. 14:21-31). On this occasion, however, God instructed His people to build a memorial of stones so that in the future when children would ask about the stones, parents could remind them of the mighty hand of God (Josh. 4:23-24).

As God continually cared for the Israelites, He continues to provide for us today. What “stones of remembrance” will you use to remind your children, grandchildren—and even yourself—of the evidence of God’s might?

God’s faithfulness we’ve known throughout the years,
His oneness with us in our joys and tears;
So many times the Lord has helped us through,
Has answered prayer and given strength anew. —F. Hess

Remembering God’s goodness is a good cure for doubt.

Read: Joshua 4

When your children ask . . . “What are these stones?” then you shall let [them] know, saying, “Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land.” —Joshua 4:21-22
Bible in a year:
Joshua 4-6; Luke 1:1-20


2 posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:44 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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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


3 posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Jet Jaguar


Oh HAiiiiii....

4 posted on 03/19/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: All

Paul said in Colossians 2:16-17 that the Jewish feasts and celebrations were actually a shadow of the things to come through Jesus Christ. And though as Christians we may not commemorate these holidays in the traditional biblical sense, as we discover the significance of each, we will certainly gain a greater knowledge of God’s Word, an improved understanding of the Bible, and a deeper relationship with the Lord.

Happy Purim to my Jewish FRiends!!!


5 posted on 03/19/2011 5:09:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good evening, Gramma!

*HUGS*

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and thanks for the lesson from the Book of Esther!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 03/19/2011 5:11:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hiya Conor!!!!

Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!!


7 posted on 03/19/2011 5:13:44 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: The Mayor

YOU were fast!!! ;)

Thank you, again and again....Have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


8 posted on 03/19/2011 5:14:27 PM PDT 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

Prayers going up


9 posted on 03/19/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Thank YOU!!! Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!


10 posted on 03/19/2011 5:15:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Just good timing. : )
Thank you for this thread every Lords Day!


11 posted on 03/19/2011 5:24:26 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: The Mayor
Just good timing. : )

Ahhhhh....come on. Accept the compliment. :)

12 posted on 03/19/2011 5:25:42 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

OK, thanks!


13 posted on 03/19/2011 5:27:03 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: The Mayor

You are SO welcome!


14 posted on 03/19/2011 5:28:44 PM PDT 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, HAPPY PURIM, 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!

15 posted on 03/19/2011 5:34:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All
Happy Purim to our Jewish Veterans!

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


16 posted on 03/19/2011 5:57:30 PM PDT 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; ...

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


17 posted on 03/19/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT 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.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 6:13:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma
In college I rubbed shouolders with a lot of Jewish folks, and I connect Purim with humintashen, a cookie made with lekvar, which is prune butter.

I made a cake with lekvar only last week, and it was a hit at our quarterly cook-off.

19 posted on 03/19/2011 6:46:36 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; HopeandGlory; Publius
Good evening, G-ma!

Good evening, everyone!

A Blessed Sunday to all!

20 posted on 03/19/2011 7:02:39 PM PDT by oldteen
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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.


21 posted on 03/19/2011 7:21:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

HAI


22 posted on 03/19/2011 7:24:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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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


23 posted on 03/19/2011 7:26:07 PM PDT 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.


24 posted on 03/19/2011 7:30:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Amen


25 posted on 03/19/2011 8:35:25 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
*hugs*

I just got back from a fun Purim party. My sisters are noshing hamentashen right now.... :-)

26 posted on 03/19/2011 8:36:47 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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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.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 8:39:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen

Good Lord’s Day to you, teen...has your weather improved at all?

We are showing more signs of spring, in the daytime. Beautiful, sunny, blue-sky day today. Good for ice chipping.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 8:42:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
has your weather improved at all?

Not yet....today was total rain and VERY windy and cold! I'm sure in hopes it clears up soon!

29 posted on 03/19/2011 9:54:44 PM PDT by oldteen
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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.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 10:02:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Happy Purim, Deo...


31 posted on 03/19/2011 10:35:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen

Oh, NO....that means bad allergies, right?


32 posted on 03/19/2011 10:36:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Jet Jaguar

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


33 posted on 03/19/2011 10:57:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It did today and yesterday!

Absolutely miserable!

34 posted on 03/19/2011 11:05:41 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Well, kiddo, I'm hanging it up for tonight.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Hope to 'see' you tomorrow!

G'night! *hugs*

35 posted on 03/19/2011 11:14:15 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Good night and sleep tight, teen...*HUGS*...

Hope your rain stops and you start to feel better.

36 posted on 03/19/2011 11:22:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." -from THE BIBLE: I Corinthians 15:57


Let's Read The Bible: I Corinthians Chapter 15 (Read More...)

37 posted on 03/20/2011 1:39:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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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.


38 posted on 03/20/2011 2:49:37 AM PDT 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 to you and yours, Cindy...thanks for the link.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 2:51:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ooh, I know what I’m going to make today!

Happy Purim, everyone!


40 posted on 03/20/2011 2:56:40 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


41 posted on 03/20/2011 3:06:42 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

42 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:15 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


43 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:43 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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


44 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:43 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Ladysmith
Happy Purim, Ladysmith.....happy baking.


45 posted on 03/20/2011 3:42:10 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: E.G.C.

Good Lord’s Day to you and Bo, E...((HUGS))...have a nice Sunday. Have you finished your renovations? Everything in its place?

Spring is trying during the days, but everything that melts in the day is refreezing at night.


46 posted on 03/20/2011 3:49:57 AM PDT 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

47 posted on 03/20/2011 3:54:52 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; HopeandGlory; acad1228; Drumbo; El Gran Salseron; ...


Wishing The Canteen A Blessed Sunday

May God Keep Safe Those Who Keep Us Safe

48 posted on 03/20/2011 3:57:00 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73
A Blessed Lord's Day to the family in Germany.


The 23rd Psalm

Prayers for your safety and success of mission, tx, in Kandahar.


49 posted on 03/20/2011 3:58:40 AM PDT 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 – click

50 posted on 03/20/2011 4:02:48 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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