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Posted on 07/01/2010 9:03:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg

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To: Mad Dawg
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man,he humbled himself,and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Phil. 2:5-8).

Good morning! "the form of a servant". Thanks!

101 posted on 07/02/2010 7:40:46 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Thanks!


102 posted on 07/02/2010 7:56:08 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: TSgt
virtual Sunday afternoon ice-cream social

IMHO if we had more real=time ice cream we'd have more peace and kumbaya, etc.

103 posted on 07/02/2010 7:57:33 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

LOL!

I wish you would, like, have a TV show and maybe a pyramid marketing scheme. Ten Steps to Perfect Humility, by one who knows!


104 posted on 07/02/2010 8:01:50 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Well, you’ve got it all figured out.

Me, I need the humility.


105 posted on 07/02/2010 8:09:36 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Mad Dawg

THX THX . . .

For those who may have missed the suggestion . . . One can put MadDawg’s prayer and the short addition suggested on one page in MS Word if one sets the margins at NARROW and uses 2 columns.

Also, praying for our grand land and for Israel would be most fitting. I have some moderately increased concern about the Jihadi’s efforts this 4th. And Israel looks all set to lay their existence on the line.

Blessings.


106 posted on 07/02/2010 8:17:36 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Mad Dawg

Day 2 Bump


107 posted on 07/02/2010 8:50:23 AM PDT by Natural Law (Catholiphobia is a mental illness.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Great post. Thanks.


108 posted on 07/02/2010 9:01:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (There is nothing unexpected about the failure of socialism/communism.freeper pieceofthepuzzle)
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To: Mad Dawg

One of my father’s favorite poems makes one think long and hard:

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
“What writest thou?”—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered “The names of those who love the Lord.”
“And is mine one?” said Abou. “Nay, not so,”
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said “I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men.”

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem’s name led all the rest. ~Hunt


109 posted on 07/02/2010 9:48:06 AM PDT by Melian ( God is even kinder than you think. ~St. Teresa)
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To: Mad Dawg

This is a beautiful litany, Mad Dawg, and I will join you in praying it. It reminds me of one of my favorite poems. I am always humbled by stanzas 6 and 7.

THE FOOL’S PRAYER

by: Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887)

The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch’s silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: “O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!

“No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!

“’T is not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
‘T is by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.

“These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.

“The ill-timed truth we might have kept—
Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say—
Who knows how grandly it had rung!

“Our faults no tenderness should ask.
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders — oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven we fall.

“Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!”

The room was hushed; in silence rose
The King, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
“Be merciful to me, a fool!”

FRiends, be merciful to me, a fool, and forgive any hurts I may have caused you.


110 posted on 07/02/2010 10:03:52 AM PDT by Melian ( God is even kinder than you think. ~St. Teresa)
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To: Melian

Very intriguing poems. Thanks.


111 posted on 07/02/2010 11:04:44 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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Bump for day two!


112 posted on 07/02/2010 11:40:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Mad Dawg
"Everyone wants to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time."

Once in Confession, the priest asked, didn't I want to be a saint, and I told him that I didn't expect to achieve that in this lifetime, but that I would at least like to move my token a little further around the board.

Please add me to the list - lack of humility is certainly one of my issues.

113 posted on 07/02/2010 12:16:25 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

I love the ie4a of moving the token.

Anyway, you’re on the list.


114 posted on 07/02/2010 1:09:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

Ping me.


115 posted on 07/02/2010 2:27:32 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Melian

I really like that poem. Thanks.


116 posted on 07/02/2010 3:36:54 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

You are hereby officially on the “Listus Pingus” ( I KNOW that’s correct, because I just made it up.)


117 posted on 07/02/2010 4:55:25 PM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: boatbums; mockingbyrd; Amos the Prophet; Natural Law; Tax-chick; trisham; Salvation; ...

“Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is your morning ping to prayer. (P2P?)

Bless you, and God bless the United States of America!


118 posted on 07/03/2010 3:33:29 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

Not to complain or anything, but you seem to have left me off your ping list for this; not sure why — I thought I was positive and approving! ;-)


119 posted on 07/03/2010 3:41:11 AM PDT by maryz
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To: maryz

You may be positive and approving, but I am incompetent and imbecilic.

And more to the purpose, mildly dyslexic. Just looking at the ping list makes my eyes twitch. I was hoping I had put everyone on there as they voiced interest, approval, paeans of praise for my humility, etc., but evidently I messed up.

I sowwy. I just putted you on the listus pingendorum. Tomorrow you also will get the wake-up call.


120 posted on 07/03/2010 4:11:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

Thank you! :)


121 posted on 07/03/2010 4:14:32 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Mad Dawg
I confess that I have this thread bookmarked, and cannot claim to need a ping each morning, but I would love to be on the list, if it's not too late.
122 posted on 07/03/2010 4:28:23 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne

You are enrolled in the Book of Ping.
(Sounds Chinese ....)


123 posted on 07/03/2010 4:30:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

10-Q. (Thank you.)


124 posted on 07/03/2010 4:35:46 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Unnngh. Morning.


125 posted on 07/03/2010 5:06:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Imperialism requires a certain dotty elan." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Mad Dawg

thx - glad I checked FR before heading to WallyWorld! Yesterday’s memories aren’t up yet. Yes, I know it’s 11 o’clock.


126 posted on 07/03/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Some things can’t be rushed .... I’ve been up long enough for my first nap.


127 posted on 07/03/2010 8:18:52 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg
Day three bump!

Thanks for the ping!

128 posted on 07/03/2010 9:11:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mad Dawg

I think I need to pray it twice.. once for here and once for home.


129 posted on 07/03/2010 12:41:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: TASMANIANRED

LOL.

At least during these 9 days, so far I have found myself reading it more than once a day.


130 posted on 07/03/2010 12:48:27 PM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg
So I think I must say that He will supply the deficiencies of our Love for Him and for the Truth who is His Son. It's our place to pray and to praise, to beg and to thank. And really, this Litany is all about that, about asking Him to give us what we need to do what He wants.

A very well phrased statement, sir.

131 posted on 07/03/2010 5:21:55 PM PDT by MarkBsnr ( I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: MarkBsnr

Thanks.

It’s actually nancy who came up with one of our family prayers: Lord give us what we need to do what you want.

I think it’s perfect.


132 posted on 07/03/2010 7:30:39 PM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: boatbums; mockingbyrd; Amos the Prophet; Natural Law; Tax-chick; trisham; Salvation; ...
"This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

(Of course the newer translations have it as, "on this day, the Lord has acted," which is probably right, but I grew up with the other one -- okay, except for the growing up part.)

Ping to day four.

I took the liberty of pinging some people who did not ask to be pinged. If I done wrong, Well, exCYOOZE MOI! no, seriously, let me know and I will remove you from the list of pings.

133 posted on 07/04/2010 3:31:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

Hi.


134 posted on 07/04/2010 4:00:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Imperialism requires a certain dotty elan." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Tax-chick

:: Yawn ::
Mph.
:: scratch ::
Hi, can I go back to bed now?

(Love your tag line. Steyn is a gem!)


135 posted on 07/04/2010 4:05:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

Steyn is like all the best days of P.J. O’Rourke, crossed with Emmett Tyrrel and a little Thomas Sowell.

It’s okay with me if you go back to bed, but what about your dog?


136 posted on 07/04/2010 4:09:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Imperialism requires a certain dotty elan." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Mad Dawg

Sunday bump


137 posted on 07/04/2010 6:57:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (There is nothing unexpected about the failure of socialism/communism.freeper pieceofthepuzzle)
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To: Mad Dawg

I’m in... but falling down some...


138 posted on 07/04/2010 7:04:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (There is nothing unexpected about the failure of socialism/communism.freeper pieceofthepuzzle)
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To: Mad Dawg; nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

A ping for additional prayers throughout the week.


139 posted on 07/04/2010 7:23:16 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I’m in and have 3 days of catching up do
:)


140 posted on 07/04/2010 8:18:18 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Mad Dawg

Brilliant! (wish there was a ‘like’ button... ;-)


141 posted on 07/04/2010 8:46:11 AM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: GOPJ

In my view one of the reasons God gave us each other is so we could get each other’s back. Not all of us are going to pray every day. Some of us are going to pray a LOT every day. We take care of each other, that’s how I see it.


142 posted on 07/04/2010 9:17:50 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Salvation

prayer bump


143 posted on 07/04/2010 9:40:55 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Salvation

This is a great prayer!!! Thanks....I’ll be joining you.


144 posted on 07/04/2010 9:58:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: CatQuilt

THANK you. Isn’t it a wonderful, though frightening, prayer?

TO me it makes clear that loving Jesus involves a kind of detachment from being all hung about about moi.

Maybe if I pray it 1,000 years I’ll stop being so all about me.


145 posted on 07/04/2010 10:01:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg

love your tag too...I’ll be posting that on FB...


146 posted on 07/04/2010 10:21:18 AM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: Mad Dawg
Bump for day four!

Thanks for the ping.

147 posted on 07/04/2010 3:31:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mad Dawg
Well, exCYOOZE MOI!

LOL Mad Dawg and thanks for the ping! ;-)

TSgt
148 posted on 07/04/2010 5:31:57 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mad Dawg
...God gave us each other is so we could get each other’s back. Not all of us are going to pray every day. Some of us are going to pray a LOT every day. We take care of each other, that’s how I see it.

Thanks Mad Dawg - thanks for your kindness... and understanding.

149 posted on 07/04/2010 6:42:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (There is nothing unexpected about the failure of socialism/communism.freeper pieceofthepuzzle)
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To: Mad Dawg

Good morning! It’s July 5 in my time zone.


150 posted on 07/05/2010 4:42:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I were a female diplodocus, I would lay eggs.)
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