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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE ~ 18 March 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! ^ | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/17/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE


"Religion is a great force, the only real motive force in the world. But you must get at [someone] through [her/his] own religion, not yours." --George Bernard Shaw

Real wisdom here; real insight. The adage presupposes the benefits of faith, but it nicely understands that faith is a personal matter unique to each individual. This is not to subvert the strength of organized or institutional religions, but rather to highlight the personal element each must bring to belief.

Faith groups, temples, mosques, churches, creeds, doctrines, organizations . . . all of these are important, and offer valued aspects of faith and religion. Many of us could share with you how a particular faith practice nourishes us in living deep and spiritual lives, but we could not give you the precise faith-package that would fit you. Each of us has a personal journey of experience that begets a personal faith.

The greater challenge in journeying with others in their spiritual journey is to assist them in finding their own faith. And perhaps it will be Catholic, or Muslim, or Jewish or Baptist or any of the other world religions. But it will also be particularly their own. God calls and forms each of us in individual, unique ways. What is most important is that each of us discern God's spirit working in our lives, and who and how that Spirit is shaping and challenging us.

This is not an endorsement of "to each their own" selfishness or self-centeredness, but rather an endorsement of the fact that God calls each of us, and forms each of us with particular attentiveness and tenderness. The spiritual challenge is to ask the question, "Why me God, and why in this particular way?" The answer for each of us, the faith of each of us, will be as various as the fishes of the deep or the birds of the air.

LT Kermit Holl, CHC, USNR



 

 



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1 posted on 03/17/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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

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 03/17/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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The Slippery Slope Of Success

March 18, 2012

Among the more than 19,000 original epigrams penned by chemist and writer Dr. O. A. Battista is this wise observation: “You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” Unfortunately, just the opposite often happens when something we have done is praised and rewarded. A humble heart can quickly become a swelled head.

Just before Saul was anointed king, he saw himself as a member of an insignificant family in the smallest tribe of Israel (1 Sam. 9:21). Within a few years, however, he had erected a monument in his own honor and had become the supreme authority for his conduct (15:11-12). The prophet Samuel confronted Saul for his disobedience to God by reminding him, “When you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Israel? And did not the Lord anoint you king over Israel?” (v.17).

Self-importance is the first step down the slippery slope of what we call success. It begins when we claim credit for God-given victories and modify His commands to suit our desires.

True success is staying on God’s path by following His Word and giving Him praise instead of craving it for ourselves.

Help me, O Lord, lest my heart become proud, For all of my talents by You are endowed; Nothing I have can I claim as my own— What mercy and grace in my life You have shown! —D. De Haan
True humility credits God for every success.

Read: 1 Samuel 15:10-23

When you were little in your own eyes, . . . did not the Lord anoint you king over Israel? —1 Samuel 15:17
Bible in a Year:
1 Samuel 14-16


3 posted on 03/17/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel ~ YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE, 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!

4 posted on 03/17/2012 5:07:59 PM PDT 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!


5 posted on 03/17/2012 5:09:24 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.


6 posted on 03/17/2012 5:18:43 PM PDT 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. ((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 5:22:06 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
Good evening, Kathy! *hugs*

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and the folks!

8 posted on 03/17/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


9 posted on 03/17/2012 5:33:12 PM PDT by left that other site
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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.


10 posted on 03/17/2012 5:35:01 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.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 5:45:43 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’ Ma!

(((((HUGE hugs!)))))

Meeky


12 posted on 03/17/2012 5:45:48 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: The Mayor

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

Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. ((HUGS)) Sunny and melting here today...and maybe a few more days. Chipping ice where we are able.


13 posted on 03/17/2012 5:53:45 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 evening, teen...hope you’ve had a nice day. No rain. No yuckies.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours. *HUGS*

Your Marines doing well?


14 posted on 03/17/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT 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
Evenin' ML! *hugs*

Hope you've had a great day!

A Sunday of Blessings to you!

15 posted on 03/17/2012 6:05:07 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Lots of rain but very mild 'yuckies' so far.

Marines are doing fine. Thanks for asking!

16 posted on 03/17/2012 6:06:53 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank You! Blessings to you too!
(((HUGS))))


17 posted on 03/17/2012 6:12:43 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Shavua Tov to you, ML...((HUGS))

Lessons today?


18 posted on 03/17/2012 6:26:20 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; SgtBob

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


19 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:03 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

Two lessons, two little girls, and a couple of musical breakthroughs! :-)

I taught one little girl (third grader) how to make up her own left hand accompaniment from mere chord symbols!


20 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Let us pray

21 posted on 03/17/2012 6:30:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Be paranoid. Be very paranoid.)
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To: MeekMom

Good evening to you as well, Meeky. ((HUGS))

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

What kind of winter are you having? We have more snow than forever...only a couple inches for a new all time record.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 6:31:04 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
Good eveining, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for tonight's Sunday Chapel! A Blessed Lord's Day to you and Yours!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 03/17/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
And perhaps it will be Catholic, or Muslim, or Jewish or Baptist or any of the other world religions. But it will also be particularly their own. God calls and forms each of us in individual, unique ways. What is most important is that each of us discern God's spirit working in our lives,

These are very comforting words but only illustrate that we are simply afraid to speak the truth. We can have "faith" in all sorts of things but there is only one true way to heaven-through asking the Lord Jesus to forgive your sins and change your life. Only then will a person understand the true joy of God and what "faith" really is.

I know it's not politically correct, but the message is given in the spirit of love. I hope I never have a job that will tell me I must put politics above the truth. Muslims certainly don't have a problem with telling you their version.

24 posted on 03/17/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Lady Jag

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

That is one cool “dispenser”!! ((HUGS))

Hope your weekend is going well. Lots of sun and melting here. Possible snow for us the next 3 days.

Look what I found on the weather page....they always have a couple weather blurbs from around the country.

March 17, 1776
Boston, MA: Evacuation Day; the British, frustrated by southerly gales in previous attempt to dislodge Americans on Dorchester Heights, quit port.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 6:48:55 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


26 posted on 03/17/2012 7:07:02 PM PDT 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

Good for you...breakthroughs are a good thing. Makes for happy students too.


27 posted on 03/17/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...home from a long day in the salt mines. *HUGS*

Did the closing of things for the marathon impact you?

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and the MacNessa family.


28 posted on 03/17/2012 7:42:15 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; Defender2; Beagle8U; PsyberAce; ...
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 03/17/2012 7:45:05 PM 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

30 posted on 03/17/2012 7:54:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and your family.


The 23rd Psalm


31 posted on 03/17/2012 8:03:45 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; All

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


32 posted on 03/17/2012 8:06:55 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for Chapel & a blessed Lord’s day to you & yours. *Hugs*


33 posted on 03/17/2012 9:03:14 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for LeAnn’s Amazing Grace...always a listening pleasure.


34 posted on 03/17/2012 9:17:11 PM 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

35 posted on 03/17/2012 9:27:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

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

All your shopping done on Friday? A tad bit of rest today? *HUGS*


36 posted on 03/17/2012 9:41:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yorkie; HiJinx; MozartLover
Thanks, Troops and Vets, for your service to our country.



Josh Groban ~ You Raise Me Up

Thanks, unique, for the logo.


37 posted on 03/17/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HarleyD

Welcome to the Canteen, HarleyD, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


38 posted on 03/17/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

All That Thrill My Soul

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing


39 posted on 03/17/2012 11:22:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Grace Greater Than All of Our Sin

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah


40 posted on 03/17/2012 11:30:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Immortal Invisible

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee


41 posted on 03/17/2012 11:41:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Now We Thank Thee All Our Lord

O God Our Hope In Ages Past


42 posted on 03/17/2012 11:47:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

The Church's One Foundation


43 posted on 03/18/2012 12:01:01 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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44 posted on 03/18/2012 12:07:43 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cupcakes?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


45 posted on 03/18/2012 12:18:13 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ." -from THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:4-7
Let's Read The Bible: Ephesians Chapter 4 (Read More...)


PERSECUTION.org - INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN" (Read More...)


OmniChristianVids - Videos (Watch Here.)

46 posted on 03/18/2012 12:53:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well, we had a very very mild winter. I think it snowed only 4 times. And when it did snow it was bordering on the wet side. Not the crunchy powder snow like I like for skiing. :((((

Can I put a stamp on my forehead and be airmailed to Ma’s house? Just so I can remember what real winters are supposed to look like and be enjoyed??? :)

xoxoxoxo,
Meeky


47 posted on 03/18/2012 1:00:01 AM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: MeekMom


48 posted on 03/18/2012 1:32:28 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?

49 posted on 03/18/2012 2:43:28 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


50 posted on 03/18/2012 2:45:28 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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