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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 4 January 2013
January 3, 2013 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/03/2013 6:05:14 PM PST by beachn4fun

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.

Fabulous FRiday
FAVORITES

Tell us about your
favorite New Years Tradition(s).


KISSING
The purpose of kissing a loved one at midnight
is to bring good luck to the relationship
for the next year.


EATING
Pork is a lucky food for New Year’s day
because pigs root forward when they eat.

Southerners believe eating black-eyed peas
on New Year’s Day brings fortune,
while others believe lentil soup is lucky.


Watch The Ball Drop?
Do you go? Or watch it on television?


A TOAST?
A toast is a ritual
in which a drink is taken
as an expression of honor or goodwill.


Or do you sleep in the New Year?


How do you ring in the New Year?

Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place.
We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.
Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission.
Prayers for your safe return home.



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1 posted on 01/03/2013 6:05:26 PM PST by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun
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 01/03/2013 6:06:23 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..
PING~A~LING

3 posted on 01/03/2013 6:06:45 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun
Aloha Beachy! ((HUGS))
4 posted on 01/03/2013 6:07:40 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening hope ((HUGS))

thanks for the Pledge

FIRST

(sorry but fotki ate my #1 graphic)


5 posted on 01/03/2013 6:09:05 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun

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


Help Yourself

January 4, 2013

Recently, I saw a television ad for a restaurant chain that made a dramatic claim. At those restaurants, the ad said you could “Help Yourself to Happiness.” Wouldn’t it be nice if a helping of potatoes or meat or pasta or dessert would be all that was needed to provide happiness? Unfortunately, no restaurant can fulfill that promise.

Happiness is an elusive thing—as we can see in almost every area of life. Our pursuit of happiness may involve food or a host of other things, but, in the end, happiness continues to escape our grasp.

Why? In large measure it’s because the things we tend to pursue do not touch the deepest needs of our hearts. Our pursuits may provide moments of enjoyment, distraction, or pleasure, but the cry of our hearts goes unheard—the cry for help and hope. That is why the psalmist points us to a better way when he says, “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Ps. 146:5).

Help yourself? Yes—if we are seeking the happiness found in the Lord. It is only when we entrust ourselves to God and His care that we can find the happiness we seek. Our hope and help are found only in trusting Him.

Father, draw me to Yourself. Remind me that only
in You will I know the real joy and satisfaction that
my heart longs for. Help me to look beyond the
surface things of life to what really matters.
The one who puts God first will have happiness that lasts.

Read: Psalm 146

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. —Psalm 146:5
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 10-12; Matthew 4


6 posted on 01/03/2013 6:12:38 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: BIGLOOK

Aloha BIGLOOK ((HUGS))

SECOND


7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:14:05 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun
Good evening, beachy, and thanks for today's Fabulous FRiday Favorites!

Good night and sleep tight!!! ((HUGS))


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:14:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor ((HUGS))

Thanks for the GOOD WORD!


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:15:21 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor ((HUGS))

Thanks for the GOOD WORD!

THIRD


10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:15:36 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Ma ((HUGS))

You get honorable mention for being 4th.

Have a wonderful rest of the day.

see ya in the morn.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 6:17:19 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: HopeandGlory; BIGLOOK; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


12 posted on 01/03/2013 6:22:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Sleep tight!! ((HUGS))


13 posted on 01/03/2013 6:24:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 6:27:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
(Click)


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Please let me know by Freepmail if you would like
to get on or off my music pinglist









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 01/03/2013 6:32:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; All


16 posted on 01/03/2013 6:34:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Nana Hope!!


17 posted on 01/03/2013 6:36:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks for opening the Canteen for us, Early Bird! See ya in the mornin’! :)

((((hugs))))


18 posted on 01/03/2013 6:37:28 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Hawaii!!


19 posted on 01/03/2013 6:37:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All


The Grey-Haired Brigade



They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the Gold House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.









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)

20 posted on 01/03/2013 6:39:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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