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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-03,04,05-06....T.G.I.F. at the Finest
GodBlessUSA | Billie

Posted on 11/03/2006 3:56:18 AM PST by GodBlessUSA



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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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.
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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. : )
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THIS WEEK'S THREADS



10-30-06 ~ Military Monday
By Billie
Presented by The Mayor


10-31-06 ~ Pumpkin Parade: Halloween 2006
By Dolly Cali

11-01-06 ~ Warm Fuzzy Wednesday
By JustAmy

11-02-06 ~ JH2 - GOP rolls out October Surprise!
By JohnHuang2
Presented by Dutchess




Have a wonderful weekend!







10-01-06 ~ Hall of Fame #17


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: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

November 4, 2006

Multitude Of Counselors

In the multitude of counselors there is safety. —Proverbs 11:14

In October 1962, the world held its  breath as the US and the Soviet Union stood at the brink of nuclear war. Premier Nikita Khrushchev had delivered nuclear missiles to Cuba, and President John F. Kennedy demanded their immediate removal. Tensions were at an all-time high.

Kennedy phoned three former US presidents to get their advice. Herbert Hoover had faced the economic problems of the Great Depression; Harry Truman had ended World War II; and Dwight Eisenhower had served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Each had valuable insights to share. After Kennedy conferred with all of his White House advisors, a balanced course of action defused the crisis. War was averted.

The Bible encourages us to seek the advice of wise counselors. Proverbs 11:14 states, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” The word translated “counsel” is a Hebrew nautical term used for steering a ship. The wisdom of godly advisors can help steer us in the right direction.

Are you facing a crisis? A truly wise person is open to the counsel and insight of others. Why not prayerfully seek the advice of some godly believers today? Dennis Fisher

When a crisis looms before you,
Don’t face it on your own;
Seek advice from godly counsel,
And take it to God’s throne.  —Sper

If you seek wise counsel you multiply your chances for sound decisions.

Bible in One Year:   Jeremiah 32-33; Hebrews 1


101 posted on 11/04/2006 6:57:44 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor..Thank you always for our Daily Bread.


102 posted on 11/04/2006 7:06:07 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: The Mayor

Good Morning The Mayor :)
Amen


103 posted on 11/04/2006 7:15:44 AM PST 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

Your very welcome Meg..


104 posted on 11/04/2006 7:16:11 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Front page of local paper

BY JOSEPH KISSEL
gnedit@gnnewspaper.com

For islander and veteran conservative challenger Rus Thompson, Tuesday’s state Assembly election is about nothing less than saving New York’s soul. “Albany is broken,” he said. “Politics in New York state is absolutely broken, rotten-to-the-core corruption.”

Read all of them here.. 4 articles written in the past few days.

105 posted on 11/04/2006 9:15:50 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: MEG33

Somehow, a bejewelled sparkling butterflty seems to suit dear Lady Laura.

:)


106 posted on 11/04/2006 10:25:39 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: MEG33

Yes, Meg, yellow roses even more perfect!! How thoughtful of you!!!

((((MEG33))))


107 posted on 11/04/2006 12:04:50 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: La Enchiladita; MEG33

Yee Haw! going to find something to celebrate Her Big 60 Day asap!
Hope You don't mind Meg if I come across a yellow rose too.
I may not find something but just in case...
since You were 1st to post a yellow rose
for F L Laura...


108 posted on 11/04/2006 12:14:42 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Hi, Purple, I am pushing 60 also and, God willing, will celebrate it next year.

More power to our First Lady; she looks great!!


109 posted on 11/04/2006 12:24:14 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: La Enchiladita; MEG33; Billie; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; Finest FRiends; FRiends; All

http://www.cakecreationsbypaula.com/birthday_cake_13.htm
Finally found something!
HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY F L L!
Love & Respect You & Pres. B. Bunches!


110 posted on 11/04/2006 1:18:46 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: La Enchiladita

I'm a lllllooooonnnngg way from reaching 60.
But the older I get the years do seem to fly by!


111 posted on 11/04/2006 1:27:13 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: La Enchiladita

& My yes, F L Laura...( & Hubby) both look great!!


112 posted on 11/04/2006 1:28:42 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: jwfiv

Thanks much for your greeting and weekend wishes in return @ # 90.


113 posted on 11/04/2006 1:31:13 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Keep 'em a comin'!!!!!!(The Pics.)


114 posted on 11/04/2006 1:33:34 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: La Enchiladita; MEG33; Billie; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; Finest FRiends; FRiends; All

In 110 I meant to spell out Laura not just leave the L...
& while I'm at it F L is for 1st Lady.


115 posted on 11/04/2006 1:39:21 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA
Hi, GeeBee! Cute puppy/kitty. : )

Have a nice weekend!

116 posted on 11/04/2006 2:59:01 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: The Mayor

Hi, Russ! Hope you're doing well.


117 posted on 11/04/2006 3:00:43 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Doin all right, how bout you Louie?

Good to see you out and about.


118 posted on 11/04/2006 3:03:31 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: LUV W
Howdy, Luvbo!

I see you're wearin' your spifffy red shoes. Nice. : )

119 posted on 11/04/2006 3:04:43 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: MEG33

Now that's a pretty picture. : )


120 posted on 11/04/2006 3:06:55 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Coooool! I can just envision you drivin' it, Majie. : )


121 posted on 11/04/2006 3:09:57 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Lady Jag

Awwww.......meow. : )


122 posted on 11/04/2006 3:16:13 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: jwfiv
November is here ... in a few days, all the Dems and Lefties will be whining about election fraud.

It's already started here in St.Louie.

Hi, John! Any new critters to tell us about? Kitties doin' okay? : )

123 posted on 11/04/2006 3:19:08 PM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Wow, that Texas cake is somethin.'

Somethin' yummy.


124 posted on 11/04/2006 3:22:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Coooool! It's Louie!
Waves & Hugs...Hugs & Waves!


125 posted on 11/04/2006 5:57:16 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: La Enchiladita

;oD


126 posted on 11/04/2006 5:59:18 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA

061030-F-7426P-311 Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq (Oct. 30, 2006) - U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Technician 1st Class Donnie Walkey, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3), carries a 107 mm rocket out of the Iraqi police headquarters in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, for transport to Camp Echo. EODMU-3 responded to the Iraqi police headquarters to recover a cache of explosives found by policemen during a checkpoint vehicle search. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price (RELEASED)


061030-N-8547M-085 Persian Gulf (Oct. 30, 2006) - Landing Craft Utility 1656 and 1658 underway in the Persian Gulf performing small boat operations moments after departing the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Saipan. Saipan is currently on deployment in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III (RELEASED)


060316-N-6213R-001 Pacific Ocean (March 16, 2006) - Pilots sit in an EA-6B Prowler assigned the "Vikings" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129), while flight deck crew members prepare their aircraft for night flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is currently conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Mark J. Rebilas (RELEASED)

127 posted on 11/04/2006 9:17:07 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Photo grand slam home run again!!!


128 posted on 11/04/2006 9:49:46 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: All

Have a Wonderful Lord's Day!

129 posted on 11/05/2006 5:14:36 AM PST 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: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

November 5, 2006

A Surprise Answer

Whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. —1 John 3:22

When Josh McDowell’s mother died, he was not sure of her salvation. He became depressed. Was she a Christian or not? “Lord,” he prayed, “somehow give me the answer so I can get back to normal. I’ve just got to know.” It seemed like an impossible request.

Two days later, Josh drove out to the ocean and walked to the end of a pier to be alone. There sat an elderly woman in a lawnchair, fishing. “Where’s your home originally?” she asked. “Michigan—Union City,” Josh replied. “Nobody’s heard of it. I tell people it’s a suburb of—” “Battle Creek,” interrupted the woman. “I had a cousin from there. Did you know the McDowell family?”

Stunned, Josh responded, “Yes, I’m Josh McDowell.” “I can’t believe it,” said the woman. “I’m a cousin to your mother.” “Do you remember anything at all about my mother’s spiritual life?” asked Josh. “Why sure—your mom and I were just girls—teenagers—when a tent revival came to town. We both went forward to accept Christ.” “Praise God!” shouted Josh, startling the surrounding fishermen.

God delights to give us what we ask when it is in His will. Never underestimate His desire to respond to our prayers. A surprise may be just around the corner. Dennis J. De Haan

That long-sought wish, oh, how I prayed,
I thought it not divinely willed,
And then the joyous, tear-stained smile
Of faith triumphant, hope fulfilled!  —Brandt

If you get definite with God, He’ll get definite with you.

Bible in One Year:   Jeremiah 34-36; Hebrews 2


130 posted on 11/05/2006 5:48:48 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

What a lovely, powerful testimony! Thank you so much for this devotional reading, and for them all.


131 posted on 11/05/2006 6:08:25 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; lonestar; ...

I lift my eyes up to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of Heaven and Earth
Psalm 121: 1-2

Wishing You All A Blessed Sunday

132 posted on 11/05/2006 6:27:26 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful.

have you been able to get back to Nord's pix since you have high speed?

I still haven't gotten into my external hard drives to find pix for you.. eventually


later
133 posted on 11/05/2006 6:31:01 AM PST 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: All; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; Mama_Bear; MEG33; Aquamarine; JustAmy; The Mayor; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

134 posted on 11/05/2006 7:03:08 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: The Mayor

Thanks for our beautiful lesson from God's Word.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Sing out in church.


135 posted on 11/05/2006 7:03:50 AM PST by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Colonel_Flagg; snugs; ..


[click on picture]


~~~~~~~~~
"Heaven Opened Up Its Doors"
by Jeff Russell
aka Texas Songwriter



136 posted on 11/05/2006 7:05:41 AM PST by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Thank You So Much EMB! :)

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137 posted on 11/05/2006 7:07:50 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; ST.LOUIE1; snugs; GodBlessUSA; silent_jonny; Wolfstar; TPartyType; ...

138 posted on 11/05/2006 8:00:52 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: MEG33

Lovely pic & Bible verse combo.
You have a blessed Sunday too, Meg!


139 posted on 11/05/2006 8:11:13 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: The Mayor
...God delights to give us what we ask when it is in His will. Never underestimate His desire to respond to our prayers. A surprise may be just around the corner...

I can't wait to see what's around said corner!
140 posted on 11/05/2006 8:15:41 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: LUV W

Thanks Luv!


141 posted on 11/05/2006 8:17:00 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA

Lovely Sunday post GeeBee!
Same sentiments to You & yours!


142 posted on 11/05/2006 8:20:00 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj; The Mayor; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; DollyCali

Wishing you all a blessed day.

143 posted on 11/05/2006 8:21:52 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Louie Your cloud brings a Sunday smile to my face!
Love the siggy too!
;oD
((((I thank God upon every rememberence of you...))))(lower case you this time because God is uppercase, natch!
I know that you so "get" that!


144 posted on 11/05/2006 8:31:59 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: DollyCali


Happy Birthday Dolly!

145 posted on 11/05/2006 9:02:31 AM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: DollyCali

Beautiful photo, Dolly, and great reminders.

Whatever we are going through in life, God is there for us.

He is the gentle, still, soothing water we see in the lake.


146 posted on 11/05/2006 10:27:00 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: MEG33

Amen, Meg. I love the Psalms.


147 posted on 11/05/2006 10:27:43 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj; GodBlessUSA; LUV W

Hello, Finest FRiends. Thank you for gracing my day with reminders of all the wonders He has wrought.


148 posted on 11/05/2006 10:29:11 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj; Billie; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; ST.LOUIE1; snugs; GodBlessUSA; silent_jonny


HAPPY SUNDAY!!


149 posted on 11/05/2006 10:51:50 AM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; ...


November's Child
 
  November’s child
Loves to run wild
Is full of fire
Chasing desire

On oysters dines
Drinks the best wine
All to beguile
Enjoys your smile


Alice Vedral Rivera





150 posted on 11/05/2006 11:07:10 AM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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