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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ DARE TO DREAM ~ April 10, 2011
The Canteen Crew ^ | April 9, 2011 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!

Posted on 04/09/2011 5:07:31 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

DARE TO DREAM


Someone once commented that "One of the most powerful things in the world is a dream. Not those dreams that come to us while we sleep, but those we consciously pursue while we are awake." Think of how dreams have shaped our modern life. Of Martin Luther King whose famous speech began, I have a dream today." And of Robert Kennedy who said, "Some men see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream things that never were and ask 'Why not?'" Think of how children's lives are often shaped by their parent's dreams. I remember, for instance, that the mother of Moses was more influential to his eventual development than all the scholars of Pharaoh.

William Herbert Carruth once wrote:

"We are all of us dreamers of dreams;
On visions our childhood is fed;
And the heart of a child is unhaunted, it seems, By the ghosts of dreams that are dead....
"There's no sadder sight this side of the grave
Than a shroud o'er a fond dream spread,
And the heart should be stern and the eyes be brave
To gaze on a dream that is dead....
"Let him show a brave face if he can,
Let him woo fame or fortune instead,
Yet there's not much to do but to bury a man
When the best of his dreams is dead."

Genesis 11:31-32 in the Hebrew scriptures may give one example of how dreams can get sidetracked or forgotten. Just two verses. But what a story. Terah, the father of Abraham, had started out on a journey for Caanan. He had enough religion to hear God's call and leave paganism. But he was attracted by the bright lights and comfort of Haran. Now, Haran (in what is now Turkey) was a good distance from his old city of Ur (in what is now Iran) but it's on the same side of the river. A fun place, perhaps, but not God's destination for his people. I heard a rabbi once say that Haran symbolizes a place of arrested development, forgotten dreams and unrealized opportunities.

Abram (whose name would eventually be changed to Abraham), was not satisfied with half-way, however. He moved on to Canaan to become "The Father of the Faithful." Hebrews 11:10 (in the Christian scriptures) describes him as looking for a city "whose builder and maker is God." A worthy legacy. And one which has influenced us all.

Think for a moment. What are the dreams that have shaped YOUR life. That determined your direction, or helped you to make it to this station on your life's journey? Have they empowered and called forth the best in you? Can they help you become the person you think God intended you to be? Do you still hold on to them, and nurture them? Important questions. I hope you can take some time this weekend to reflect on, and perhaps recover, "the power of a dream." But be careful what you dream! It may come true, and even if it isn't realized in your lifetime, it will affect you, and perhaps even the way people remember you,... forever.

CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, USN

 

 


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1 posted on 04/09/2011 5:07:37 PM PDT 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 04/09/2011 5:07:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Jet Jaguar


Hai! Hai! Hai!

3 posted on 04/09/2011 5:08:13 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

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

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

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

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 04/09/2011 5:08:13 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Oh wow. I beat YOU? ;)

Thank you, H&G...have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


5 posted on 04/09/2011 5:09:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: oldteen

Happy BE-lated Birthday!!!

Have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


6 posted on 04/09/2011 5:09:35 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, DARE TO DREAM, 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!

7 posted on 04/09/2011 5:11:20 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

A blessed Lord’s Day to you Gramma!


8 posted on 04/09/2011 5:18:01 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
G'Day All.

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9 posted on 04/09/2011 5:18:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (For the Left It's far easier for them to preach tolerance than practice tolerance.)
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To: PROCON

And to you, too, PROCON!!


10 posted on 04/09/2011 5:20:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: SkyDancer

Oh wow...thanks, SkyDancer. THAT says it all, doesn’t it...

Have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


11 posted on 04/09/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


12 posted on 04/09/2011 5:44:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SkyDancer

Awesome!....and SO true!


13 posted on 04/09/2011 5:46:23 PM PDT by LUV W (God is in control)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good evening, Gramma! May you have a Blessed Lord's Day!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
14 posted on 04/09/2011 5:50:36 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


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!
15 posted on 04/09/2011 5:56:26 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



The Lord’s Prayer – Andrea Bocelli

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 hard-
ship,danger and deprivation in Your service. Let
their efforts free the people of Iraq and Afghan-
istan 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!
16 posted on 04/09/2011 5:58:12 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


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!
17 posted on 04/09/2011 5:59:56 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: Kathy in Alaska
A Blessed Lord's Day to you, Kathy!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 04/09/2011 6:03:05 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


19 posted on 04/09/2011 6:05:50 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! Having a great Sunday of rest. Best to you. Janey


20 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (For the Left It's far easier for them to preach tolerance than practice tolerance.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Blessed Lord’s Day.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Kathy, how’s your weekend going?


22 posted on 04/09/2011 6:16:30 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Hiya Navy Bro!!

Hope your recovery is going well, I had a nasty bout with a cold and now am just feeling better after mucho medicine.

What's up with you this weekend?

Nice weather here, but just laying low...

23 posted on 04/09/2011 6:18:59 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: LUV W
Evening Luvvy!!

Hope your weekend is going well, and I like your new tagline too..:=)

24 posted on 04/09/2011 6:20:37 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON
Good evening, Army Bro! On my third course of Antibiotics - I think they're working this time - starting to feel better.

Hope you have a Blessed Lord's Day, Brother!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 04/09/2011 6:29:00 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: Brad's Gramma; All

Never Lose Faith!!
Keep FR Strong
By Becoming A Monthly Donor!!

26 posted on 04/09/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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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.


27 posted on 04/09/2011 6:44:09 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.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 6:45:40 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.


29 posted on 04/09/2011 6:51:18 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


30 posted on 04/09/2011 6:53:24 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.

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

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.


31 posted on 04/09/2011 6:55:01 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

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

A Forever Service
April 10, 2011 Two young brothers sat on the front row in church every Sunday, observing their dad as he led the worship service. One night after sending the boys to bed, the dad overheard one of his boys crying. He asked him what was wrong, but the boy was hesitant to answer. Finally, he confessed, “Daddy, the Bible says we’re going to worship God in heaven forever. That’s an awfully long time!” Because he pictured heaven as one long worship time with his dad up front leading, heaven sounded pretty boring to him!

While I sometimes wish we had more information about what heaven will be like, we know this for sure: boring can’t possibly be the right word to describe it. We will see beauty like we’ve never seen before, including “a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal” (Rev. 22:1). We will experience “the glory of God,” which will illuminate heaven (21:23; 22:5). And we will enjoy a life without pain or sorrow (21:4).

Yes, we will definitely worship in heaven. People “out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (5:9) will rejoice in praising Jesus, the worthy Lamb who died for us and rose again (5:12).

We will bask in the glory of the Lord’s presence—forever. But not for one second will we be bored!

 

In heaven we’ll see our Savior
And like Him we will be;
We’ll praise Him and we’ll serve Him
For all eternity! —Fitzhugh

The pleasures of earth cannot be compared to the joys of heaven.

Read: Revelation 22:1-7

Behold, I make all things new. —Revelation 21:5
Bible in a year:
1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 10:25-42


32 posted on 04/09/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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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 04/09/2011 6:58:56 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

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


34 posted on 04/09/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Brad's Gramma

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


35 posted on 04/09/2011 7:18:23 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SkyDancer

G’day, Janey...((HUGS))...how are things down under? How are you holding up after going back to work?

And a Blessed Lord’s Day to you.


36 posted on 04/09/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: PROCON

Hi! My weekend is great so far!

Thanks.....I think I need reminding as much as anyone that I
am NOT in charge...much as I like to pretend sometimes.... :)


37 posted on 04/09/2011 7:42:47 PM PDT by LUV W (God is in control)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Hi Hi :)


38 posted on 04/09/2011 7:46:30 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud wife of a military pilot ~ He's in his 28th year of military service and appreciates prayer!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound....

Thank you, Mac, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours as well.

And your meds are working? Yippee!!

Any dirt time?


39 posted on 04/09/2011 7:47:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SkyDancer

So true!


40 posted on 04/09/2011 8:10:52 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hello Brad’s Gramma! *hugs*


41 posted on 04/09/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

42 posted on 04/09/2011 8:41:09 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, I’ll know by Tuesday whether or not I get back on flying status. The doc thinks I can, it’s up to the lab reports. (((HUGS)))!!!


43 posted on 04/09/2011 9:16:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer (For the Left It's far easier for them to preach tolerance than practice tolerance.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

PS - It’s now six years I’ve been on FR!! Yippie!!!!


44 posted on 04/09/2011 9:17:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (For the Left It's far easier for them to preach tolerance than practice tolerance.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thank you G-ma!

And a wonderful Lord's Day to you!

45 posted on 04/09/2011 10:00:12 PM PDT by oldteen
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Happy FR 6th Anniversary, SkyDancer!!


Click

46 posted on 04/09/2011 10:01:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

The Lord’s Prayer for our troops...thanks, Mac....beautiful.


47 posted on 04/09/2011 10:08:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SkyDancer

Happy 6th FR Anniversary to youuuuuuuuu! :)


48 posted on 04/09/2011 10:15:24 PM PDT by LUV W (God is in control)
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To: PROCON

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

Went to see the taxman today. Forgot a 1099 that I had just printed out. Emailed it to the guy after I got home. Tentatively looks like I will break even...exactly what I want. Now I can relax for another year. d:o)

You are resting, right? Keeping hydrated?


49 posted on 04/09/2011 10:24:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


"Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God." -from THE BIBLE: Matthew 27:54


Let's Read The Bible: Matthew Chapter 27 (Read More...)

50 posted on 04/09/2011 11:58:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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