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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-12,13,14-06....T.G.I.F. at the Finest
Billie

Posted on 05/11/2006 10:17:59 PM PDT by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.
A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Dutchess, Dolly Cali, GodBlessUSA, JustAmy ~







Welcome to TGIF at the Finest!   We hope you've been having as much fun as we have with our essays and/or spotlight on various FReepers. From the beginning, we've been kicking back on Saturdays and Sundays and simply reviewing the features of the week; our weekend threads now start on Friday and continue through Sunday. If you missed seeing any of this week's threads and want to say hello there now, just click on the link for that particular day. If you'd like to drop in and out of this thread today through Sunday, please feel free to do that also. One of us will try to be around to see the welcome mat is still out, put the coffee pot on, and maybe even bring fresh flowers for the table. : )
~ Billie, Dutchess, Dolly Cali, GodBlessUSA, JustAmy ~




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"Getting to Know You"


THIS WEEK'S THREADS



05-08-06 ~ Military Monday
By Billie
Presented by The Mayor


05-09-06 ~ Teddy Bears on Parade
By Billie

05-10-06 ~ Warm Fuzzy Wednesday
By Billie
Presented by GodBlessUSA


05-11-06 ~ United 93 - the movie
By JohnHuang2
Presented by Dutchess




Have a wonderful weekend!







03-28-06 ~ Hall of Fame #15


Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
The guy's good, folks!




"Wear Red" Friday
You will soon see a lot of people wearing Red on Fridays. Here's why..... The Americans, who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are. Many Americans, like yourself, and all their friends, simply want to recognize that Americans support our troops. Our idea of showing our solidarity and support for our troops is starting Friday and continuing on each and every Friday, until this is over, that every red-blooded American who supports our young men and women, WEAR SOMETHING RED.

Word of mouth, press, TV -- let's see if we can make the United States, on any given Friday, a sea of red much like a home football game at a University. If every one of our memberships share this with other acquaintances, fellow workers, friends, and neighbors, I guarantee that it will not be long before the USA will be covered in RED - and make our troops know there are many people thinking of their well-being. You will feel better all day Friday when you wear Red! So let's get the word out and lead by example; wear RED on Fridays.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. FOR US, THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED!! GOD BLESS AMERICA.
received this in my email June 10th, the author is unknown.
I am wearing red today and every Friday ~ Billie





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To: Purple Mountains Maj; All

To all the Moms.


141 posted on 05/14/2006 5:32:27 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proud supporter of our Troops and President GW!!!)
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To: MEG33

Good Morning Meg.

My prayers are with you and your daughter.

{{{HUGS}}}


142 posted on 05/14/2006 5:34:12 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proud supporter of our Troops and President GW!!!)
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To: MEG33

Praise the Lord.

Just read the good news.

{{{HUGS}}}


143 posted on 05/14/2006 5:37:42 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proud supporter of our Troops and President GW!!!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; deadhead; ...

May 14, 2006

A Mother’s Strength

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. —Proverbs 31:26

My wife Carolyn and I were walking in a park one morning when we spotted a mother squirrel scurrying along a power line with her baby in her mouth. She delivered the little squirrel to a new nest she had built in a tree. Then she ran back across the wire to fetch another baby from the old nest and transport it to its new home. Back and forth she scampered until she had deposited all six of her babies in their new home. “Being a mother is hard work!” Carolyn mused.

Indeed it is. The labor to bring a child into the world is only the beginning. How essential it is that she take care of herself spiritually so she can take care of her children! Of all concerns, the care for her soul is the greatest—to grow in wisdom and in the knowledge of God.

Susanna Wesley was a busy mother with 19 children, yet she set aside time each day to meet with God. Some days she spent that time in a chair with her apron over her head, praying. Woe be to the child who disturbed her!

The woman described in Proverbs 31 placed a high value on wisdom, kindness, and a respect for the Lord (vv.26,30). This Mother’s Day, let’s honor the women in our lives who share their wisdom, show us kindness, and who seek above all to honor the Lord. David H. Roper

Though other scenes may be forgot,
While life shall last, this one cannot;
When mother prayed! O peace divine!
My mother’s God today is mine.  —Anon.

God bless my mother; . . . all I am I owe to her.  —Abraham Lincoln


144 posted on 05/14/2006 6:01:37 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor; All

Thank you Rus!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's here!

May your day be happy & full of good memories


145 posted on 05/14/2006 6:14:05 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; lonestar; ...

Happy Mother's Day

146 posted on 05/14/2006 6:28:55 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for the Mother's Day tribute, Rus.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday...sing out in church! Are you song leader again? I'd love to hear you.


147 posted on 05/14/2006 6:39:58 AM PDT by LUV W (A free Iraq . ... will serve as an amazing example for people who are desperate for freedom! GWB)
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To: Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Colonel_Flagg; snugs; ..
Proverbs 31:10-31

"Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and no evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ship;
she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:
her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the Lord,
she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates."

~~~~~~~~~

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


148 posted on 05/14/2006 6:56:51 AM PDT by LUV W (A free Iraq . ... will serve as an amazing example for people who are desperate for freedom! GWB)
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To: LUV W; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; WVNan; Tax-chick; Billie; fanfan

Graphic by MamaBear

A Mother Is ...

A mother is a messenger, who bears a precious gift,
And even in the wrapping tissue we find some gems to sift.
The more we learn of life, the more we stop and stare,
For how can such a wondrous thing be conjured out of air?

A mother is a vessel, a type of cooking pot,
Whose love provides the warmth so that it doesn’t get too hot.
And she provides the nutrients, our flesh is of her soil,
And when the child is born it’s she who does the toil,

Of cleaning it, and feeding it, and teaching it to smile,
A small reward to mother for her efforts all the while.
A mother is a garden spot, where God instills a spark,
A holy flame to kindle for the world’s encroaching dark.

For every child’s a candle, sent to fill the world with light,
And mother is the shielded hand that saves it for the night.
A mother does the work of God in bringing forth a child,
And Godly patience helps her to prevent its running wild.

We recognize her efforts with some flowers and a card,
Oblivious to the challenges she faced, and it was hard,
To make a sterling citizen from the plans placed in her head,
She had to compromise a bit, ‘cause she got us instead.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, 2004
© 2004


149 posted on 05/14/2006 7:00:58 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I grew up so long ago that being grown-up was more fun than being a kid!)
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To: LUV W
How Beautiful!
Enjoy the day LuvW :)
150 posted on 05/14/2006 7:12:03 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: MEG33

So Lovely Meg!:)
Have a great day!


151 posted on 05/14/2006 7:12:55 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: NicknamedBob; Mama_Bear

That's lovely!

Thanks Bob and Mamabear.


152 posted on 05/14/2006 7:13:03 AM PDT by fanfan (I mean, I wouldn't be so angry with them if they didn't want to kill me!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Mornin' GB!

I gotta go to church now. See you later today. (((hugs)))

Happy Mother's Day. Hope it is a wonderful one!


153 posted on 05/14/2006 7:15:13 AM PDT by LUV W (A free Iraq . ... will serve as an amazing example for people who are desperate for freedom! GWB)
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To: All; MEG33; Billie; The Mayor; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; Diver Dave; lonestar; GodBlessUSA; jwalsh07; ..
Mother's Day Blessings to all the wonderful Mom's. And to all the Mom's in your life.

MY MOTHER KEPT A GARDEN

~author unknown~

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.

She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...

And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.

I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me

154 posted on 05/14/2006 8:32:25 AM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: deadhead; All

Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there. Have a blessed day in the arms of your family.

Dixie


155 posted on 05/14/2006 8:47:03 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: dixie sass
"Have a blessed day in the arms of your family."

The same for you.

Happy Mother's Day, dixie.

Have not 'seen' you in a long time.

156 posted on 05/14/2006 9:22:45 AM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: MEG33

ooo both the flowers and the purple
border are lovely!
Happy Mother's Day Meg & All Mom's.
I'll join Y'all as a Mom one day...


157 posted on 05/14/2006 9:23:44 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Dear Noosie Thanks much for this touching & Beautiful ping!
I'm not a Wife & Mom yet...Darn it!
But I Save As'd your gif gift for use the very day I
am blessed to be one! H*U*G*S


158 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:20 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: LUV W

Your # 148 is all together lovely!
H M D to you & All who are Mom's...


159 posted on 05/14/2006 9:34:23 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: deadhead

That graphic is amazing!


160 posted on 05/14/2006 9:36:30 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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