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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GROWING DEEP AND STRONG ~ April 3, 2011
http://www.chaplaincare.navy.mil/Devotions/devotions.htm ^ | April 2, 2011 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!

Posted on 04/02/2011 5:08:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

GROWING DEEP AND STRONG


One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again.

Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. "Isn’t this bad for them?" I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. "Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so many times?" "Oh" my mother replied. "Transplanting doesn’t hurt them. In fact, it’s good for the ones that survive. That’s how their roots grow strong. Their roots will grow deep, and they will make strong plants".

Often, I’ve felt like those small plants – uprooted and turned upside. Sometimes I’ve endured the change willingly, sometimes reluctantly, but usually my reaction has been a combination. Won’t this be hard on me? I ask. Wouldn’t things be better if things remained the same? That’s when I remember my mother’s words: That’s how the roots grow deep and strong.

Chaplain Lisa Bohannon

 

 


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1 posted on 04/02/2011 5:08:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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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


2 posted on 04/02/2011 5:08:49 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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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 04/02/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Jet Jaguar



Awwwwwwww HAI!!! :)

4 posted on 04/02/2011 5:10:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: HopeandGlory

Thank you!!!! Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!! :)


5 posted on 04/02/2011 5:11:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Happy Lord's Day, Gramma, and

Happy Birthday!!

6 posted on 04/02/2011 5:12:19 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Evenin' G-ma! *hugs*

Thank you for tonights Chapel!

7 posted on 04/02/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: PROCON

*sigh*

I guess, all things told... ‘tis a good thing to have another birthday... Ha! ...so I thank you kindly. (who’s got the big mouth???)

:)


8 posted on 04/02/2011 5:15:52 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: oldteen

COOOOOOOOKIE Monster!!!

How are you??

I hope you have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!!!


9 posted on 04/02/2011 5:16:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening Hope! *hugs*

Thank you for our nations pledge!

10 posted on 04/02/2011 5:17:53 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Brad's Gramma
I'm good, thanks!

Happy Birthday, again! And we'll never tell ya who our informant is! :)

A Blessed Lord's Day to you!

11 posted on 04/02/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Brad's Gramma

HAI!

12 posted on 04/02/2011 5:20:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: PROCON
Hiya FRiend! *hugs*

How you feeling?

13 posted on 04/02/2011 5:20:59 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Probably that Kathy in the Tundra Chick....

:)


14 posted on 04/02/2011 5:22:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Jet Jaguar

SPEAKING of cats..........

Have you seen this one???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3iFhLdWjqc&feature=player_embedded


15 posted on 04/02/2011 5:24:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’ll never tell on Connie...OOPS..:=)


16 posted on 04/02/2011 5:26:37 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks!

That was good.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 5:27:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: oldteen
How you feeling?

ughughughughughughughughughughughugh, not great, wish you wouldn't of asked..:=)

18 posted on 04/02/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON
I'm so sorry to hear that!

Are you heavy coughing? Is it productive?

19 posted on 04/02/2011 5:30:00 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Jet Jaguar

My son sent it to me... funny stuff, huh?


20 posted on 04/02/2011 5:33:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: oldteen

FReepmail...


21 posted on 04/02/2011 5:34:04 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

Aha!!!!!!

I’ll SPAM that woman!

*waves hi to Connie*

What’s this I read? You’re not feeling well??? :(


22 posted on 04/02/2011 5:35:34 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: PROCON

Answered...


23 posted on 04/02/2011 5:38:54 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

‘nuther FReepmail..


24 posted on 04/02/2011 5:47:08 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Just a dang cold, I’ll live, but it is a hassle when you’re wanting to do fun things on the weekend and ya don’t feel well..:=(


25 posted on 04/02/2011 5:49:19 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

Colds can really wear a person down, can’t they? And WHY hasn’t the medical profession come up with a cure for something that seems so simple?

That’s my deep thought for the week.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 5:51:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


27 posted on 04/02/2011 5:52:08 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
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


28 posted on 04/02/2011 5:55:58 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

And thanks for filling in for me, last week........


29 posted on 04/02/2011 5:58:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello Kathy. Thanks for all you and the other canteeners do.


30 posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:43 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: alarm rider

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

How are all the critters? Indoor Kitty? Any llamas yet?

Hope spring is treating you well.


31 posted on 04/02/2011 6:30:04 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.


32 posted on 04/02/2011 6:31:31 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.


33 posted on 04/02/2011 6:33:09 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; 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.


34 posted on 04/02/2011 6:38:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: PROCON

Good Lord’s Day to you and yours, Pro.

Has the sun come out yet? Baseball under way finally? ((HUGS))


35 posted on 04/02/2011 6:46:46 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

I join you in asking God to bless the men and women in the US military and the men and women in the Israeli military.


36 posted on 04/02/2011 6:52:38 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hiya Kathy!!

Yeah, the girls and the guys have played a couple of games, but it's still suppose to get wet again!

We mowed until the mowers got stuck and had to be rescued, it's still going to take some more dry weather to get the fields completely ready!

You over the snow?

The cul-de-sac safe to drive in?

37 posted on 04/02/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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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.


38 posted on 04/02/2011 6:52:48 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
Evenin' Kathy! *hugs*

You having a good weekend? Lots of sleep and relaxation?

A Blessed Lord's Day to you!

39 posted on 04/02/2011 6:59:16 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Brad's Gramma

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

Time For A Checkup
April 3, 2011

Every year I have a physical—that periodic visit to the doctor’s office where I’m poked and prodded, screened and studied. It is something that can be easy to dread, and even to fear. We aren’t sure what the tests will show or what the doctors will say. Still, we know that we need this evaluation to understand our physical well-being and what is needed as we move forward.

The same is true spiritually in the life of the Christ-follower. We need to pause from time to time and reflect on the condition of our hearts and lives.

One place for an important self-study is at the Lord’s Table. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, some of whom were eating in an unworthy manner: “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28). In the remembrance of Christ’s death for us, there can be a sobering clarity of thought and understanding, for as we consider the price Jesus paid for us, it is the best time to consider the condition of our heart and our relationships. Then, with honest understanding of our spiritual well-being, we can turn to Him for the grace we need to move forward in His name.

Is it time for your checkup?

 

Search me, O God, my heart discern;
Try me, my inmost thoughts to learn.
Help me to keep from sin, I pray,
Guarding my mind throughout this day. —Anon.

 

 

Self-examination is one test from which no Christian is excused.

 

Read: 1 Corinthians 11:27-29

Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. —1 Corinthians 11:28
Bible in a year:
Judges 19-21; Luke 7:31-50


40 posted on 04/02/2011 7:08:36 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: PROCON
Anything hitting the outfield grass doesn't get much roll, huh? Thud!

I haven't seen any evidence of drain guys, but last night the lake was 1/3 of its former self. On one side I can see a tunnel under the corner ice that just may lead to the drain.

Spring is coming...

And the cul-de-sac is about 1/2 ice free now. Except for the pile of snow in the middle, and thick ice around the edges, I can see dry street.

All that dry street was solid ice last week or so. Note the light post in the first picture. That is the first stop when sliding. d:o)

41 posted on 04/02/2011 7:40:43 PM PDT 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.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT 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


43 posted on 04/02/2011 7:48:03 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

Hello from Idaho! Prayers for our Troops.


44 posted on 04/02/2011 8:05:37 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; fatima; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; PROCON; tiapam; ..
I wrote and posted this last year,
And wanted to share it again, with my FRiends,
As we celebrate a NEW Springtime....

BENEATH THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Beneath the cherry blossoms
I take your arm
And we stroll along the old familiar path.

A single petal floats from the tree above
And softly lands upon my hair.
You pluck it, and put it gently to your lips.

Oh, how I love springtime with you,
When everything is new and fresh
And we are surrounded with the promise of new beginnings.

How I wish you and I could return
To the beginning of our time together,
And capture the springtime of our youth -

And walk together forever, beneath the Cherry Blossoms of Spring.

~~yorkie~~


45 posted on 04/02/2011 8:15:14 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: PROCON

46 posted on 04/02/2011 8:26:41 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; 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.

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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.


47 posted on 04/02/2011 8:29:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen

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

My computer mugged me last night, but I did get some sleep in my bed after I got there. Lots of little chores getting done, but no paperwork yet.

And how was your day? Not so many allergy issues, I hope. *HUGS*


48 posted on 04/02/2011 8:29:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: yorkie

Breathtaking!! Thank you, Yorkie!


49 posted on 04/02/2011 8:30:26 PM PDT by LUV W (Our Constitution was made....for a moral and religious people.~~John Adams)
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To: LUV W

?


50 posted on 04/02/2011 8:34:03 PM PDT by LUV W (Our Constitution was made....for a moral and religious people.~~John Adams)
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