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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IN GENTLENESS THERE IS STRENGTH ~ 25 August 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/24/2013 5:00:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

IN GENTLENESS THERE IS STRENGTH


The parents were devastated. Their young adopted daughter had died in an unusual accident. She suffocated when the drawstring on the hood of her jacket became caught in a playground slide. It was later learned their child was not the first to die this way. Design flaws in both the hood and the slide made this an accident waiting to happen.

Some people might have viewed this tragedy as an opportunity to sue the two major corporations for a lucrative settlement. The parents, however, refused. In an interview, the mother said she would have seen any remuneration as "blood money." She and her husband believed the leaders of the two companies never intended to harm her child or any other child. Instead of a lawsuit, the parents appealed to the clothing and slide manufacturers to correct the design flaws which had led to the death of their daughter. Both companies took immediate action. Today the parents are leaders in a campaign to promote child safety, and the companies involved have contributed substantially toward their cause.

It is not always wrong to sue. There are times when it is the prudent thing to do. It seems, however, that our society has become increasingly litigious, suing without discretion for profit and personal gain. In light of today’s litigious climate, one cannot help but be moved by the choice of these parents not to sue. Instead they chose a "higher ground", earning not only the willing cooperation of both companies, but strong allies in their campaign to promote child safety as well. We might say they took the "pure, peaceable and gentle way" described in the third chapter of James in the Christian scriptures (James 3:17) as opposed to the adversarial way offered them by the courts. An ancient Native American saying reads, "In gentleness there is great strength". Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General to the United Nations and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, put it this way, "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as true strength". In the end, the gentle, peaceable way of these parents demonstrated the greater strength and wisdom.

CAPT Jane F. Vieira, CHC, USN


 

 



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1 posted on 08/24/2013 5:00:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel ~ IN GENTLENESS THERE IS STRENGTH, 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!

2 posted on 08/24/2013 5:13:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All


3 posted on 08/24/2013 5:14:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Strengyj in Gemtleness, something every pet owner knows.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 5:24:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!
((((HUGS))))


5 posted on 08/24/2013 5:34:30 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


6 posted on 08/24/2013 5:35:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the
Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.


Providence~O Come Angel Band.wma

Providence~Thomas's Song.wma

Providence~He Is Ever Over Me.wma

Providence~Lord Feed Your Children.wma

Providence~Amazing Grace.wma

Providence~Sweet Beulah Land


7 posted on 08/24/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: SandRat
Good evening, Sand...you are so right about responsible pet owners understanding that in gentleness there is strength.

A Blessed Lord Day to you and yours. ((HUGS))

Maddi keeping you busy? Having fun chasing her now that she is mobile?

8 posted on 08/24/2013 6:07:19 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.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 6:08:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site

And a lovely good evening to you and Lynn-Dah...((HUGS))

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Shavua Tov to you and yours.

Did you do good at yard sales? Find a fun place to take Lynn-Dah? Maybe just riding in the car is enough of a treat? Any biking for you?


11 posted on 08/24/2013 6:16:48 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.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 6:21:36 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.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 6:23:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I got some really cool things at the yard sales today.

Lynn-Dah LOVES to ride, but she likes to be with me better. So while I was shopping she jumped out of the car window and came right over to me (but explored a few bushes and trees on the way over) and she picked up three more ticks.Which I Terminated With Extreme Prejudice.

I had my boots on to go biking, and the lightening and thunder started...sooooo....Nawwww. Maybe another day. (sigh)


14 posted on 08/24/2013 6:31:47 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Next Chapter

August 25, 2013

Steve was almost 5 when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was killed in 1956, along with four other men, by the Waodani tribe in Ecuador. But as a result of the love and forgiveness demonstrated by the families of the martyred men, there is now a growing community of believers among the Waodani.

As an adult, Steve moved back to Ecuador and became friends with Mincaye, one of the men who killed his father. Steve’s motto is: “Let God Write Your Story.” He says, “You have a lot of people . . . who want to write their own story and have God be their editor when [it] goes wrong. I decided long ago to let God write my story.” When Steve suffered a serious accident in 2012, he reassured his family: “Let’s let God write this chapter too.” His faith continues to carry him toward recovery.

The story continues to unfold for all followers of Jesus Christ. None of us knows how the next chapter of our life will read. But as we look to Jesus and “run with endurance the race that is set before us,” we can trust Him—the author and finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:1-2). Jesus wrote the beginning of our story, and He’ll write the next chapter and the ending as well.

When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o’er life’s finished story,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know—
Not till then—how much I owe. —McCheyne
Let your life tell the story of Christ’s love and mercy to the world around you.

Read: Hebrews 12:1-11

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. —Hebrews 12:1-2
Bible in a Year:
Psalm 119:1-88; 1 Corinthians 7:20-40


15 posted on 08/24/2013 6:33:57 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv...Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;

Thanks for the hymns.

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.

Thank you, David, for your service to our country.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 6:35:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


17 posted on 08/24/2013 6:38:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Kathy...

A Blessed Lord Day to you and yours. ((HUGS))

Maddi is keeping us on the go? We chase her all over now that she is mobile?


18 posted on 08/24/2013 6:54:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You’re welcome...thank you for honoring MY hero! :)


19 posted on 08/24/2013 6:55:16 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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ML, the Great Tick Hunter!!


20 posted on 08/24/2013 7:06:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SandRat

And you enjoy every minute of the chasing! d:o)


21 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.

**********************************

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 08/24/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Good evening, Mayor, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to The Mayor family.

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 7:23:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You better believe it.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:29:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:33:51 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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The Lord's Prayer

26 posted on 08/24/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie...a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and your “boys”.

Did you power shop today? Maybe a little quiet time?

I did the eye doctor thing, gave blood, did my Mom’s shopping errands, made her printer work again (not sure what I did), and only one thing left on the list. It was a good day!


27 posted on 08/24/2013 8:30:10 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


28 posted on 08/24/2013 8:31:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: StarCMC; SoldierDad; spotbust1; jaycee; Poetgal26; All

Shorty GiggleLips & the Canteen Kids – click

29 posted on 08/24/2013 11:02:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: yorkie; HiJinx; MozartLover; Diver Dave
Thanks, Troops and Vets, for your service to our country.



Josh Groban ~ You Raise Me Up

Thanks, unique, for the logo.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 11:16:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Teach Me Lord To Wait

Crumbs From The Table


31 posted on 08/24/2013 11:30:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Jacob's Ladder

Little Brown Church In The Vale


32 posted on 08/24/2013 11:40:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Lonesome Valley

One Day At A Time


33 posted on 08/24/2013 11:53:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Truth Is Marching On

In The Garden


34 posted on 08/25/2013 12:02:05 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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35 posted on 08/25/2013 12:06:03 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Good 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 cupcake?

Cookies?

Pancakes?

Treats?


36 posted on 08/25/2013 12:14:05 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


37 posted on 08/25/2013 12:16:30 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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"As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." -from THE BIBLE: II Peter 3:16-18
Let's Read The Bible: II Peter Chapter 3 (Read More...)


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


The Question is this -- Are They For Us or Against Us?" (Read More...)

38 posted on 08/25/2013 12:39:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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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?

39 posted on 08/25/2013 1:32:57 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


40 posted on 08/25/2013 1:34:15 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


41 posted on 08/25/2013 1:34:52 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


42 posted on 08/25/2013 1:35:05 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; beachn4fun; txradioguy; CMS; Jet Jaguar; Old Sarge; ...

~Sunday Blessings To The Canteen~

Hamilton Pool...Texas

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow


~May God Keep Safe All Who Serve Our Country~


43 posted on 08/25/2013 3:13:02 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

((HUGS))Good morning, MEG33. How’s it going?


44 posted on 08/25/2013 3:31:10 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good Morning, EGC..I hope your day goes well.

(((HUGS)))


45 posted on 08/25/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; CelticLass; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We have a good chance for showers today. Have a Blessed Lord's Day.





46 posted on 08/25/2013 4:41:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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Good morning everyone!!!


47 posted on 08/25/2013 6:15:40 AM PDT by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: txradioguy

Good morning, Tx
(((HUGS)))


48 posted on 08/25/2013 6:35:22 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Good morning Meg!

{{{Hugs}}}

MINE!!


49 posted on 08/25/2013 6:58:50 AM PDT by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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MINE!!


50 posted on 08/25/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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