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1 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








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)

2 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:32 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: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Lesson

February 5, 2013

One summer I was at a gathering of old high school acquaintances when someone behind me tapped me on my shoulder. As my eyes drifted over the woman’s name tag, my mind drifted back in time. I remembered a tightly folded note that had been shoved through the slot on my locker. It had contained cruel words of rejection that had shamed me and crushed my spirit. I remember thinking, Somebody needs to teach you a lesson on how to treat people! Although I felt as if I were reliving my adolescent pain, I mustered up my best fake smile; and insincere words began coming out of my mouth.

We began to converse. A sad story of a difficult upbringing and of an unhappy marriage began to pour out of her. As it did, the words “root of bitterness” from Hebrews 12:15 popped into my head. That’s what I’m feeling, I thought. After all these years, I still had a deep root of bitterness hidden within me, twisting around and strangling my heart.

Then these words came to my mind: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).

We talked. We even shared some tears. Neither of us mentioned the long-ago incident. God taught someone a lesson that afternoon—a lesson of forgiveness and of letting go of bitterness. He taught it to me.

Dear Lord, please help me not to harbor resentment
and bitterness in my heart. Through the power
of the Holy Spirit, enable me to let go of my
bitterness and forgive those who have hurt me.
Revenge imprisons us; forgiveness sets us free.

Read: Romans 12:14-21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. —Romans 12:21
Bible in a Year:
Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22


3 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:44 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

Prayers going up


4 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:44 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))
5 posted on 02/04/2013 6:10:10 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, y’all! Practically neighbors to West Texas! :) Very interesting place to visit.

LOTTSA sand! :)


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:16:54 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A visit to the Organ Mountains and Aguirre Springs right next door is an absolute must!


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:43 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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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~


13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:29:03 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you ladies for this evenings road trip! *Hugs*


15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:35:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Stationed there for two years. Many fond memories!


18 posted on 02/04/2013 6:38:41 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I drove the back road from WSMR down to Ft Bliss a few (hundred) times and didn’t hit a single Oryx.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 7:18:41 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. Nice photos — very inspiring.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 7:49:26 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Great thread.

Thank you, Kathy.


44 posted on 02/05/2013 12:29:37 AM PST by Cindy
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Are you ready for the Tuesday

Road Trip?

Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
That picture of the different missiles is interesting.
We've come a long way baby.

DC Metroland Weather

~ Today...Rain and snow showers this morning.
Then becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon.
High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of rain 30%.

~ Tonight...Partly cloudy skies early
will give way to cloudy skies late.
Low 32F. Winds light and variable.

We lucked out...so far, no snow. AND...
we're warming up a tad.

Still quiet around here so I'd better make my rounds.


Please stay.

Grab a cup of joe or tasty tea.

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

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BANNON, PAUL WEDLAKE
7/12/1969
Laos
Presumptive Finding of Death

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.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 4:17:55 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS))))

I think I might be able to go back to work today...I am feeling a little better! :-)


53 posted on 02/05/2013 4:56:21 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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