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1 posted on 12/17/2012 6:01:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Opened Ears

December 18, 2012

Recently I was having trouble with my ears and decided to try a somewhat controversial treatment. It was supposed to melt the wax in my ears and clear out any impediments that might get in the way of the ability to hear. I have to admit that it sounded like a strange experience. But I was desperate to be able to hear clearly, so I was willing to give it a try.

As important as good hearing is in life, it is even more important in our walk with God. In Psalm 40:6, David declared, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.” The word opened in this verse can be translated “cleared out,” and it speaks of what God desires for us. He wants our ears to be open and ready to hear Him as He speaks to us through His Word. Sometimes, however, our spiritual ears may be blocked by the background noise of the surrounding culture or the siren songs of temptation and sin.

May we instead turn our hearts to the Lord in full devotion, keeping our ears open to Him so that we will be sensitive to His voice. As He speaks, He will put His Word in our hearts, and we will learn from Him to delight in His will (v.8).

Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave-notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear. —Scott
God speaks through His Word
to those who listen with their heart.

Read: Psalm 40:1-10

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. —Psalm 40:6
Bible in a Year:
James 1-2


2 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:02 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 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


3 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:27 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
4 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:32 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


5 posted on 12/17/2012 6:08:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 12/17/2012 6:12:02 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; laurenmarlowe

Thank you Ladies for this evening's road trip! *Hugs*

7 posted on 12/17/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; MoJo2001; Soaring Feather; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; MikeWUSAF; ...
Air Force Bump!


9 posted on 12/17/2012 6:22:21 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks for yet another great road trip, Galz! This one isn’t too far away from where I live! :)


12 posted on 12/17/2012 6:27:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Not only was I stationed there (1985-1988), but I met my future wife there. We just celebrated our 26th aniversary last week. So yes...I love Holloman AFB.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 8:44:35 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Canteen. Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today... Areas of patchy fog early.
Sun and clouds mixed. High 58F.
Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

~ Tonight...Mostly clear. Low 36F.
Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Call me Scrooge, but I think it is time for some NEW
Christmas songs.
I love the classics BUT geez
when you have the same song sung year after year
by different artists, well...it gets old.

Gotta post and run.
We're having a holiday breakfast with free food!
But, you stay right where you are.
Cause...............I'll be bock!

The FR Canteen is

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


AVOLESE, PAUL ANDREW
7/7/1967
South Vietnam - over water
"KIA" Body not recovered


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.



40 posted on 12/18/2012 4:25:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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