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FReeper Canteen ~ Which of The 12 Days of Christmas Are You? ~ 11 December 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/10/2013 6:00:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

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Which of The 12 Days of Christmas Are You?

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1 posted on 12/10/2013 6:00:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Hope For Skeptics

December 11, 2013

Read: Isaiah 55:6-13

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please. —Isaiah 55:11
Bible in a Year:
Hosea 5-8; Revelation 2

As a workplace chaplain, I’m privileged to be in conversation with many different people. Some are skeptics of the Christian faith. I’ve discovered three major hurdles that keep them from trusting in Christ for salvation.

The first barrier, surprisingly, isn’t an unwillingness to believe that God exists; instead some doubt that they’re important enough for God’s attention. Second, some believe they are unworthy of His forgiveness. People are often their own harshest judges. The third hurdle? They wonder why God is not communicating with them if He is out there.

Let’s work backward through the hurdles to see what God’s Word says. First, God doesn’t play head games. He promises that if we read His Word, He will make sure it accomplishes His purpose (Isa. 55:11). In other words, if we read it we will discover that God is communicating with us. This is precisely why the Bible speaks so often of His grace and mercy toward all (v.7). His willingness to forgive surpasses our own. Once we learn that we can hear God in the Bible and once we see the emphasis on His mercy, it becomes easier to believe we have His attention when we cry out to Him.

God’s story is amazing. It can give hope for all of us.

There can be times when one’s mind is in doubt,
Times when one asks what the faith is about;
But we can believe Him, we know that He cares—
Our God is real, as the Bible declares. —Fitzhugh
Honest skepticism can be the first step to a strong faith.



2 posted on 12/10/2013 6:00:52 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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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 Ironsides," 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!!!!!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

3 posted on 12/10/2013 6:01:22 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: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor...boy, were you quick!

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


4 posted on 12/10/2013 6:04:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 12/10/2013 6:05:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 12/10/2013 6:06:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy! Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

I'm Three French Hens. Hmmmm, hen party?

7 posted on 12/10/2013 6:06:49 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Third day.


8 posted on 12/10/2013 6:07:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
And keeping my Australian roots LOL Here's an Australian advent calendar.

 photo so_you_got_drunk_and_then_this_happ_zps3b6b40ab.jpg

And before anyone asks, Aussies don't drink Fosters.

9 posted on 12/10/2013 6:08:44 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
You Are Three French Hens
For you, the holidays are a time to take care of those you're close to. You love that it's the season of giving.
You are generous all times of the year, but you definitely step it up during the holidays.

Your holiday wish is for everyone to have a safe and happy holiday. It breaks your heart to think of anyone in pain during this time.
You wish that you could take care of everyone in the world, but at least you're able to look after everyone you love!

10 posted on 12/10/2013 6:10:08 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Which of The 12 Days of Christmas Are You? ~

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11 posted on 12/10/2013 6:10:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

I’m “Six Geese a-laying”

I have NO idea how they came up with that!

((((HUGS)))))


12 posted on 12/10/2013 6:10:58 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; tomkow6; All

Hey guys look what I found on you tube

First official part trailor of Godzilla 2014 reboot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw&list=HL1386714855&feature=mh_lolz

BTW coming out May 16, 2014

I think that is Friday


13 posted on 12/10/2013 6:13:06 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: All



14 posted on 12/10/2013 6:13:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I was patiently waiting tonight. :)


15 posted on 12/10/2013 6:14:07 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Saturday.


16 posted on 12/10/2013 6:14:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


17 posted on 12/10/2013 6:15:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

So, what is the brew of choice for our friends Down Under?


18 posted on 12/10/2013 6:15:37 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: The Mayor
The Mayor!!


19 posted on 12/10/2013 6:18:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Army Air Corps

Foster for beer eh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDmLo7NmeYo


20 posted on 12/10/2013 6:18:22 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SkyDancer
One per day?!

Is Advent some Australian version of Lent?

21 posted on 12/10/2013 6:18:46 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


22 posted on 12/10/2013 6:20:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer
And to go with your 3 French hens.....

Janey!!


23 posted on 12/10/2013 6:22:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 12/10/2013 6:26:25 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

Now that’s cute! Thank you


25 posted on 12/10/2013 6:30:58 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you sally forth today? Conditions?

We are 28, but dropping to the mid teens.


26 posted on 12/10/2013 6:32:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening, Janey...((HUGS))...hope you had a wonderful day. Are you planning Christmas dinner?


27 posted on 12/10/2013 6:40:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...did you need your running shoes today? Is Maddi enjoying the things that are out for Christmas?


28 posted on 12/10/2013 6:43:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I did indeed - I hit the road at about 0700 - had to stop to fill the tank. Very light traffic today - all the schools around here were closed, not to mention the Feds. I rolled into town at a stately 35 mph and didn't hit any red lights until I was in the downtown core. It took me less than an hour on the way in during heavy snow.

The ride home was a snap - very light traffic - only problem was glare ice, but I kept it down to about 35 and was gentle on any turns.

We are also at 28 degrees at the moment - expected low: 15-20 degrees. My daughter Meg has us both beat - she's at 11 degrees in Madison WI with an expected low of 7 overnight.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/10/2013 6:50:33 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
Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...A smile does no one any good unless it is given away. 8^})

Running shoes needed in the house, Maddi points out all the Christmas decoration & take possession of any Christmas Bear.

30 posted on 12/10/2013 6:51:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SevenofNine

I love their adverts - funny stuff.


31 posted on 12/10/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You Are Three French Hens

Hah! I was certain that I would be one of the Lords a’Leaping. Just goes to show what I know, don’t it?


32 posted on 12/10/2013 6:53:30 PM PST by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL! Had to get out my iPad to see the advent calendar.


33 posted on 12/10/2013 6:55:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...ms 6 geese a-laying.

It’s Terrible Tuesday! How did it go?


34 posted on 12/10/2013 6:57:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

LOL! Patience is good.


35 posted on 12/10/2013 6:59:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

36 posted on 12/10/2013 7:02:56 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: SevenofNine

Good evening, Seven...Godzilla returns!

Talked to your Fairbanks uncle about the crazy weather?


37 posted on 12/10/2013 7:04:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Army Air Corps

Good evening, AAC...are you in the COLD path?


38 posted on 12/10/2013 7:14:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I got cancelled by everybody so I took the day off.


39 posted on 12/10/2013 7:15:26 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

So glad you had a good experience. Maybe they will all stay home tomorrow too.


40 posted on 12/10/2013 7:18:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You bet I am! Not nearly as frosty as the weather out your way, but we did hit negative numbers over the weekend.


41 posted on 12/10/2013 7:18:15 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SandRat

d:o)


42 posted on 12/10/2013 7:22:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
We can only hope! :)



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

43 posted on 12/10/2013 7:23:18 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: Psiman

Welcome to the Canteen, Psiman...thanks for playing.


44 posted on 12/10/2013 7:26:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy. Merry Christmas.

My result: Six geese a laying.


45 posted on 12/10/2013 7:30:35 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: left that other site

Did you do something just for fun? Just for you?


46 posted on 12/10/2013 7:31:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Army Air Corps

Be careful if you must go out.


47 posted on 12/10/2013 7:39:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

In 1967, when I was still a "teenager", I was tooling around town in a Benelli 125. What I really wanted was a Royal Enfield Interceptor, but of course, that was way above my means. I was almost able to buy this, but couldn't quite bring it off:



1967 BSA Victor 441 Special


A mere $779.00 at the time, IIRC!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/10/2013 7:44:17 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: ConservativeStatement

Good evening, CS...thanks for playing. I need to look for some geese.


49 posted on 12/10/2013 7:51:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
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Must retire for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them:
"Bull" Halsey!

>

Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, USN (Navy Cross)

TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"

(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 12/10/2013 7:54:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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