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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 01 July 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/30/2012 4:59:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION


It was back in 1962, I'm told, when cracks began to appear in the 42nd story of a very expensive high-rise in Hong Kong. It had already withstood numerous typhoons. And there was no ready explanation for the cracks' sudden appearance. Yet there they were. Obviously, there had to be a problem somewhere. So a team of architects and structural engineers was called in to ferret out the cause.

Finally, one determined engineer stumbled upon the reason as he was prowling around the foundations deep in the basement. When he tapped the plaster, he noticed that some parts sounded strangely hollow. So he began systematically chipping away at the covering layer. And soon he had his explanation -- a large number of bricks had been removed from the building's foundation! But, why? Further investigation eventually led to a surprising revelation. It seems that, some years earlier, a night watchman had been building an addition to his house. To save on costs, he had loosened the mortar around a few bricks each night, removed them from the wall, wrapped them in old newspaper, and smuggled them out of the building at the end of his shift. He only took a few at a time. And no one had ever noticed. He didn't think it would make a difference. After all, he had been very careful to fill the breach with plaster. But an engineer could have told him differently. Though it might take years for such cracks to appear, the end result was inevitable once the foundation had been weakened. The building APPEARED sound, but, as is so often the case, an attractive exterior hid a potentially fatal flaw.

As Dr. Harold Sala commented, "...the cracks... don't always appear overnight, but when the foundation is tampered with, inevitably the superstructure will feel the effect." He was talking about family life, but you could just as easily apply those comments to our spiritual development... or to life in the wider community. The Psalmist asked, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) And who could forget the story Jesus told about the importance of foundations? (Matthew 7:24)

This week offers another perspective on the topic of "foundations" as millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day. And for those of us who are committed, from a FAITH perspective, to the pursuit of truth and justice, it offers an opportunity to reflect on the healthy ways that faith has often influenced our citizenship. I remember that Earl Warren, who later became chief justice of the Supreme Court, once admitted, "I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it." Our nation still has many flaws, and has frequently failed to live up to its lofty ideals. But, time and again, it has been our founders' vision of "freedom and justice for all" that has enabled us to overcome divisions and make a "course correction" without anarchy.

. This holiday, Independence Day, offers the opportunity to celebrate that vision, perhaps even to rediscover its religious roots. It was faith, not greed, that led the founders to "...hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." It's a time for reflection and recommitment. A time to (as Isaiah says) "look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug." (51:1)

CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, USN



 

 



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1 posted on 06/30/2012 4:59:24 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 06/30/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Offering Plate

July 1, 2012

Ed Dobson, my former pastor, often said that he disliked preaching about financial giving to the church. He said his previous job required fundraising, so he didn’t like putting any unnecessary pressure on people. But when he was teaching through 2 Corinthians, and he came to chapters 8 and 9, he couldn’t avoid the topic of giving. What I remember most about his sermon was the illustration he used. He placed an offering plate on the floor, stepped into it, and stood there as he talked about the importance of giving our whole selves to the Lord, not just our wallets.

Those two chapters in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians give us a number of attitudes and actions that we are to display in our giving to the Lord:

• Give yourself to the Lord first (8:5).

• Give, remembering the example of the Lord Jesus (8:9).

• Give according to your means (8:11-12).

• Give enthusiastically because of God’s love (9:2).

• Give generously, not grudgingly or because of outside pressure (9:5-7).

Next time the offering plate comes around at church, imagine yourself stepping into it. It will help you to excel in the grace of giving (8:7).

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving Yourself for me on
the cross. Because of Your love, I give all of me—
my heart, my time, my funds, my will—to You.
I love You.
When we give ourselves completely to the Lord, all lesser giving becomes easier.

Read: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9

See that you abound in this grace also. —2 Corinthians 8:7
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 112-114


3 posted on 06/30/2012 5:06:45 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: Kathy in Alaska
The earthquake that rocked Washington DC broke some ornaments off of buildings and cracked some walls but all of the foundations survived. We have a good base to rebuild this country on.
4 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
SENDING OUT PRAYERS TO ALL OF THOSE CAUGHT UP
IN THE STORMS AND POWER OUTAGES! STAY SAFE!!

~ Please join us for Sunday Chapel ~
EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION, 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!

5 posted on 06/30/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All


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




6 posted on 06/30/2012 5:15:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


7 posted on 06/30/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope you are having a good weekend so far. You must have power...are you safely away from the storms?


9 posted on 06/30/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: mountainlion
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours, mountainlion. ((HUGS))

We have a good base to rebuild this country on.

I so hope and pray that you are right.

10 posted on 06/30/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: MoJo2001; StarCMC; ConorMacNessa; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; The Mayor; ...

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


12 posted on 06/30/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 6:01:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: unique1; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

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

Thanks, unique.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Thank you very much for tonight's Sunday Chapel thread!

This Independence Day, all loyal Americans need to take stock of the condition in which our Nation stands after three and one-half years of the Obama Regime. I'm reminded of the story we all read so many years ago in school - "The Devil and Mr. Webster."

I dare say that if Dan'l Webster were to accost me now and ask in his thunderous voice "Neighbor, how stands the Union?", I would have to report that it was reeling and stumbling under the attacks of the Forces of Evil; that is, Marxists, atheists, traitors and perverts. They attack the very foundations of our our American Experiment, and they are causing fundamental damage to us.

Now is the time; we are in the fundamental struggle of our lifetimes. Our Fathers and Grandfathers answered the call in 1941 and now we must answer the call in 2012. The consequences of failure are the end of the American Nation, the end of our Liberty and Prosperity and the end of Western Civilization. What comes after is nothing but total disaster.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

15 posted on 06/30/2012 6:12:34 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
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

16 posted on 06/30/2012 6:13:59 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: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; Tax-chick; Vineyard; jackv; Jemian; ...
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


17 posted on 06/30/2012 6:15:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


PRAYERS GOING UP FOR OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND FOR OUR BELOVED NATION!







GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE AT VALLEY FORGE

"Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod"
William Billings
(Click)


In the coldest and darkest days of the American Revolution, General George Washington raised his prayers for the survival of his beleaguered Army and of the new Nation. The Lord answered those prayers, upheld his Army through a punishing nadir to everlasting glory and bestowed His manifold benefits upon the new Nation.

In like manner, let our prayers now rise for our heroes in the American military who seek to secure the benefits of Freedom on behalf of a people hungry for them. Father, look on our prayers for them with favor, guide their steps in righteousness and keep them in the shelter of Your Healing Wings. Bless and uphold them in the performance of their Mission. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.




SHADOWS AT ARLINGTON

God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
(Click)


Heavenly Father, Lord of the Nations, unto Your Divine Mercy we commend the souls of these brave men and women who have fallen in the service of our Beloved Nation and in defense of the Freedoms we hold dear. We pray that You gather them in Your loving embrace, that You cause Your countenance to shine upon them, and that You vouchsafe their souls to dwell eternally in Your Divine Presence. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

18 posted on 06/30/2012 6:19:17 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: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...I was wondering if you were caught up in the power outages.

How is the weather where you live....the news is saying storms from Indiana to the east coast and power outages for much of the same area.

I would have to report that it was reeling and stumbling under the attacks of the Forces of Evil; that is, Marxists, atheists, traitors and perverts. They attack the very foundations of our our American Experiment, and they are causing fundamental damage to us.

Hear! Hear! They are indeed the Forces of Evil.

19 posted on 06/30/2012 6:27:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

A Blessed Lord’s Day to the MacNessa family.

When is Mary scheduled to return? Soon, I think.

Did you get some rest today?


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:38:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
We were spared from the power outage. The storms rolled in just before 11:00 last night - things were hopping. I shut the computer down and went upstairs to bed. Was unable to sleep because of the heat and my chest congestion - finally drifted off at about 0500.

Got up late this morning - began to hear about the outages and closures. John was supposed to work from 4:00 to 8:00, but his pool was closed - no power. A little before 4:00 we sallied forth to take David to work (Supermarket)- his store was closed but he still needed to work to salvage perishables, etc. US-1 was open but all of the traffic signals were out - It took us about 20 minutes to get the 3 or four blocks to his store. Lots of trees down - lots of homes damaged. I saw on one website, I can't remember where, that 3.5 million people were out of power. A very bad situation - we're thankful to have power, although I suppose that could change at any time.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

21 posted on 06/30/2012 6:41:54 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: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; JemiansTerror; 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.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:42:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
Schubert: Mass in E-flat, D. 950, "Gloria"
23 posted on 06/30/2012 6:49:11 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you very much, Kathy! Mary is returning 18July, one day before her birthday. I made the flight reservations several days ago. Got a good price, but had to fly her on Turkish Airlines. You wouldn't believe what the "major" airlines are charging!

I didn't rest well last night or today. I'm sick as a dog - I'm on a ten-day course of Augmentin, together with my usual asthma meds. Heavy chest and nasal congestion. I'm hoping for better rest tonight - it's a little cooler than last night. Our A/C works, but when the temp is close to 100 the second floor stays warm.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

24 posted on 06/30/2012 6:50:25 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; All
Wishing The Canteen A Blessed Lord's Day


Almighty and eternal God, Protect our military as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm.
May the power of your love enable them to return home safely to the people who love them and to the gratitude of the American people.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

May God Guide And Heal Our Nation

25 posted on 06/30/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Amen..Great devotion!


26 posted on 06/30/2012 6:52:52 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen, Conor.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska
I had a dream
I saw you walking down the road
In a gatherning storm

Wind on the rise
A black crow was flying
You along in a gathering storm

I wake up along in my bed
There's nothing before my eyes
And outside the door
Only the sighing
And you out there in a gathering storm

So cover you head
Keep your eyes open
Make speed in the gathering storm

I rise up and turn on the light
Now it's shining in my window
My walls are strong
My chimney's smoking
God speed you in the gathering storm


Aloha Doc and Night Owl1

Good foundations are what we stand on and they give us a base to build upon.
It's good to hear from you ,Doc! Seems your roof did you well last night and Night Owl, all roofs leak a little....but that's fixable.
28 posted on 06/30/2012 7:00:30 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "





Our Founding Fathers secured this essential freedom against great odds through great adversity. It is under attack now in the defining Constitutional struggle of our times. We are called at this moment to bear Witness, to uphold and to defend this vital and First Freedom – without Freedom of Conscience, we have no Freedom at all!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

29 posted on 06/30/2012 7:00:47 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: ConorMacNessa

WOW!! Sure am glad you were spared. Do you have a generator just in case?

Sure hope David’s store has generators.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers you feel better soon, Conor..and that your power stays on..I feel for those people caught without air conditioning in this heat.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 7:08:40 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: All


32 posted on 06/30/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and your family.


The 23rd Psalm


33 posted on 06/30/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: BIGLOOK; Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Biglook! A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!

Do you remember the Bob Dylan song "The times they are a'changing?"

". . . there's a battle outside raging. It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your doors, for the times, they are a changing!" I've always rejected the message of that song - it's the Anthem of the enemies of America.

There is indeed a battle raging - and it's shaking us violently. We must return to and ratify the basic values upon which this Nation was based and which made us great. Individual liberty, Freedom of Religion - and that means that that misbegotten HHS Mandate has to go - rugged individualism, free enterprise, and the dignity of human life.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

34 posted on 06/30/2012 7:16:47 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: ConorMacNessa

Does sitting/sleeping in a comfy chair downstairs provide any relief?

Woohoo....18 days and counting down!!


35 posted on 06/30/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Publius

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

Gloria....beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 7:24:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

There’s a huge amount of sacred music in the classical world. I’ll keep that in mind.


37 posted on 06/30/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: MEG33
Thank you very much, Meg! A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours! I can certainly sympathize with those lacking A/C in this kind of heat.

Forty-three years ago, when I was in 'Nam, I was a heat casualty (heat stroke) on a scorching day in June when we were humping up into the hills. Luckily, we came upon a stream with a small pool and I immersed myself. But I have never been able to handle the heat since then.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

38 posted on 06/30/2012 7:28:18 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
I can't get comfortable in the couch or loveseat downstairs. Have to sleep in the bed. We need to get another fan for me to use in the bedroom. As long as there's air circulating over me, the heat is bearable.

It can't come soon enough for me, Kathy! I want her out of that part of the World.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

39 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:26 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: ConorMacNessa

I can’t believe I grew up with no A/C in Texas..I cannot imagine life without it now.

My dad built a screened in porch for us..and I slept out on it all summer when I was a child.

We had water coolers or swamp fans later.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

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

Thank you for the prayer for our military.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Publius

Another chance to share the “classics” with lots of people. d:o)

How is your weather? So much awful weather across the country.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 7:51:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Late at night, but still around 95. Just nasty outside.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: StarCMC; SoldierDad; spotbust1; jaycee; Poetgal26; All

Shorty GiggleLips & the Canteen Kids – click

44 posted on 06/30/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Hope you have a more comfortable and restful night.

I want her out of that part of the World.

Do you and Mrs MacNessa have any fingernails left to bite?

45 posted on 06/30/2012 7:56:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy..My pleasure.


46 posted on 06/30/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...what a wonderful poem.

We DO have good foundations....we MUST get back to them.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


47 posted on 06/30/2012 8:07:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

Fingernails? No!

Much cooler here tonight - should be able to rest well.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

48 posted on 06/30/2012 8:09:59 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!







Sir Winston S. Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)

“I would say to the House as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs — Victory in spite of all terror — Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.”

In the House of Commons, 13May1940




Coronet Winston S. Churchill, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1895









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

49 posted on 06/30/2012 8:23:35 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



Amazing Grace - Frank Patterson

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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

50 posted on 06/30/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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