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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ Happy New Year! ~ 01 January 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/31/2011 5:10:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 

 

 

 

LIVING PRAYER


Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the best of his ability, he developed the practice of living prayer. Whether he was bustling around the galley, repairing shoes or kneeling in prayer, he learned to grow spiritually as well as mentally and to cultivate a never-ending, ever-deepening sense of God's presence.

Each day you do hundreds of small tasks. Perhaps you feel at times unrecognized or unnoticed, or that your job is insignificant in the great scope of things. The fact is it doesn't matter what you do or what position you hold. What really matters is the spirit in which you work, and how you approach your work. Brother Lawrence teaches us an important and very wise lesson: Even the simplest tasks, when done to the best of your ability, are important in God's eyes. Whenever you bring to any job the best of yourself, your fullest mind, an honest heart, and a striving for excellence, then your work, no matter what you do, becomes like a living prayer to God.

CAPT Jane F. Vieira, CHC, USN



 

 



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Here's to health and happiness!
A toast to the New Year!
Peace and joy to all of us!
Prosperity and cheer!
Years come and go, some bad, some good.
New years provide the space,
Each to fill with what one would,
Windows onto grace.
Years come and go, yet still we toast
Each one, for each one seems
As though it were a new-found coast,
Rich with hope and dreams.

Thanks, unique, for the troops new year.


1 posted on 12/31/2011 5:10:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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


2 posted on 12/31/2011 5:11:16 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel: LIVING PRAYER ~ Happy New Year!





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!

3 posted on 12/31/2011 5:22:23 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 evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for tonight's Sunday Chapel - a Blessed Lord's Day to you!

Happy New Year! All the best in 2012!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
4 posted on 12/31/2011 5:25:00 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


5 posted on 12/31/2011 5:28:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory

Beautiful, Nana Hope.....thank you for another year of faithfully posting our Pledge of Allegiance...an important reminder each day.

Happy 2012 to you and yours. ((HUGS))


6 posted on 12/31/2011 5:31:58 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

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Let’s Be Ready

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! Looking forward to what this new year might bring, I can’t help but wonder if 2012 will be the year when Jesus comes back. But then I also wonder if I’m ready.

All of my life I’ve had to “be ready.” As a child, I had to be ready for dinner by washing my hands. As an adult, being ready for important responsibilities continues to be an ongoing reality. But I’ve come to realize that nothing is more important than being ready for our reunion with Jesus.

Speaking of Christ’s return, John tells us that “everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself” (1 John 3:3). Looking forward to Jesus’ return fills us with hope—not a wish-list kind of hope, but a solid expectation that motivates us to keep our hearts from sinful distractions and rivets our attention on becoming more like Him. If we really believe that this might be the year of His return, we will be more ready to forgive, to seek forgiveness, and to share God’s unconditional love with others.

As we consider the possibility that Jesus could return this year, let’s be sure that we are ready. Let’s strive to be pure as He is pure, anticipating the day when tears and sorrow, pain and death will all be replaced with the everlasting joy of His presence.

Expecting Jesus’ soon return
Will help us live a life that’s pure;
For if we’re ready when He comes,
We will not be ashamed but sure. —Sper

Wanting to be ready for Christ’s return will make a difference in the way we live.

Read: 1 John 2:28–3:3

Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself. —1 John 3:3
Bible in a year:
Genesis 1-2


7 posted on 12/31/2011 5:35:04 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy! *hugs*

A Blessed Lord's Day and a Happy New Year to you and the family!

8 posted on 12/31/2011 5:43:17 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Brother Laurence’s 300 year old book was a Best Seller when I worked at a Christian Book Store back in the 80’s. A CLASSIC!

Happy New Year Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


9 posted on 12/31/2011 5:43:30 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Hello from Idaho

**hugs**

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
God Bless


10 posted on 12/31/2011 5:45:18 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours as well. *HUGS*

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2012!


11 posted on 12/31/2011 5:48:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Happy New Year to you as well, ML! *hugs*


12 posted on 12/31/2011 5:51:07 PM PST by oldteen
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To: All

13 posted on 12/31/2011 5:51:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ColdOne

And a Happy 2012 to you, ColdOne! *hugs*


14 posted on 12/31/2011 5:52:15 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Happy 2012 to you as well oldteen......


15 posted on 12/31/2011 5:53:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ConorMacNessa
A Blessed Lord's Day and a Happy New Year to you and the family, Conor! *hugs*

We must all pray for 2012 to be much kinder than 2011 has been!

16 posted on 12/31/2011 5:54:40 PM PST by oldteen
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To: The Mayor

Happy New Year to The Mayor family.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


17 posted on 12/31/2011 6:11:28 PM PST 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 and Happy New Year to you, Teenie!

*HUGS*

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
18 posted on 12/31/2011 6:18:47 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: oldteen

Good evening, teen, and Happy New Year to you and yours. *HUGS* Thanks. My Dad, in several sessions, cleared the new snow to the sides of the driveway. A little more activity for him.

Big doings downtown. They flood they town square for ice skating. Games, food, ice sculptures...if I had a kid to take we might be going. Then the biggest fireworks of the year. The city whiners outlawed all fireworks in the city unless you are 200 feet from any building. Won’t stop folks. People complained their animals were scared.

Your Marines celebrating? Safely and sanely, of course?

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


19 posted on 12/31/2011 6:34:57 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; ...

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


20 posted on 12/31/2011 6:39:00 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.


21 posted on 12/31/2011 6:46:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; The Mayor; Cindy; ...

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


22 posted on 12/31/2011 6:47:43 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.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 7:14:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site
A Blessed Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you and yours, ML.

How cool that you are familiar with Brother Laurence's book.

How is your Mom doing? You home now? Linda happy to see you? ((HUGS))

Happy New Year!


24 posted on 12/31/2011 7:27:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 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


25 posted on 12/31/2011 7:29:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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26 posted on 12/31/2011 7:42:31 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

Happy New Year, Kathy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8vxYyDwuZo

John McDermott - Auld Lang Syne


27 posted on 12/31/2011 7:48:46 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy New Year to the Canteen ... may 2012 be a safe, happy, and prosperous one for us all.


28 posted on 12/31/2011 7:53:08 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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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.


29 posted on 12/31/2011 7:59:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ColdOne

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Happy New Year to you and yours, Idaho.

Your town still filled with snowmachiners? Wolves still hanging around? *HUGS*


30 posted on 12/31/2011 8:19:55 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

Now that they all have wives I’m hoping they are behaving themselves! :)


31 posted on 12/31/2011 8:34:30 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy New Year to the Canteen and crew. Many good wishes for 2012.


32 posted on 12/31/2011 8:43:34 PM PST by amom
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To: All
Happy New Year, Eastern Time Zone!!

Thanks, unique, for the countdown to the new year.


33 posted on 12/31/2011 9:09:59 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; MS.BEHAVIN; StarCMC; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; TASMANIANRED; HiJinx; ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS!

34 posted on 12/31/2011 9:12:28 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

All the best to you in this new year, Dear Knight! Have a wonderful trip to Florida! (((hugs)))


35 posted on 12/31/2011 9:16:41 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
{{{{{{ MISS BEEEEEEE!!!! }}}}}}

Happy 2012, Sweetie!

36 posted on 12/31/2011 9:19:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: All

The Lord's Prayer

37 posted on 12/31/2011 9:39:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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38 posted on 12/31/2011 9:43:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SuzyQue

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Happy New Year to you and yours, SuzyQue. ((HUGS))

A beautiful version of Auld Lang Syne. Thanks for posting it for our troops to enjoy.


39 posted on 12/31/2011 10:02:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Happy New Year, Central Time Zone!!

Thanks, unique, for the countdown to the new year.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 10:10:01 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
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41 posted on 12/31/2011 11:08:11 PM PST by oldteen
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Happy New Year, Central Time Zone!!

Thanks, unique, for the countdown to the new year.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 11:10:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: oldteen

Very cool graphic. I am constantly amazed at how many different ones people find. New ones every day.

Unless someone else had a lot of fireworks, the big display downtown has already gone off.

Any noise around your area? Periodic here from any direction.


43 posted on 12/31/2011 11:29:36 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

Evenin’ Kathy. May you have a Blessed Lord’s Day and New Year.

My Marine brother and I celebrate New Years Day with birthday cake.


44 posted on 12/31/2011 11:36:32 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours, Dave. And a Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to you and your brother.


45 posted on 01/01/2012 12:09:38 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Happy New Year, Pacific Time Zone!!

Thanks, unique, for the countdown to the new year.


46 posted on 01/01/2012 12:10:49 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Happy New Year, Mountain Time Zone!!
With apologies for being an hour late.

Thanks, unique, for the countdown to the new year.


47 posted on 01/01/2012 12:19:39 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

Happy New Year from the PacNoWest!


48 posted on 01/01/2012 12:21:17 AM PST by amom
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The graphics out there are very large in number. Some that I see everyday are so well done. Wish I had such talent.

We had some noisy fireworks in the neighborhood but not for very long. I think the big celebrations of the new year have waned from the past. Either folks can't afford it or just aren't in the mood.

49 posted on 01/01/2012 12:34:50 AM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Happy Birthday to you and your twin, DD!

Are you celebrating together?

Have a Blessed Sunday, New Years Day and birthday!

50 posted on 01/01/2012 12:41:40 AM PST by oldteen
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