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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED! ~ 25 March 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | http://chaplaincare.navy.mil/ | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/24/2012 5:01:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED!


I am here because of prior choices I have made.
My thoughts control my actions.
My actions determine my destiny.
My destiny is controlled by my choices.

Today I choose to...

Live my life with honor, courage and commitment,
• Follow the rules and do my best in all my endeavors,
• Perform like a mature and professional military person,
• Be honest with myself and not make excuses for my actions
• Admit when I’m wrong and be held accountable
• Maintain a positive attitude.

I am who I am and where I am because of my choices. Today I choose to succeed!

Prayer: Dear God, I pray that you will be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Help me always to choose the path which honors You, my family and my country. Amen.



 

 



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To: Publius

A Blessed Lord’s Day, Publius, to you and yours.

I really enjoyed listening to Psalm 92. ((HUGS))


41 posted on 03/24/2012 7:11:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Glad you enjoyed.

(((HUGS)))

Schubert's Psalm 92 is well off the beaten path. It's a gem.

42 posted on 03/24/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by Publius (Tagline for rent. Reasonable rates.)
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To: LUV W
Actually, the pope is a gifted pianist, and his speciality is Mozart. He and his brother, Monsignor George Ratzinger, who is a choirmaster, play 4-handed duets when B-16 is on vacation. They were working on some Schubert 4-handed pieces the last time I heard.
43 posted on 03/24/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by Publius (Tagline for rent. Reasonable rates.)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W
Hector Berlioz wrote his requiem only ten years after Beethoven’s death, but he opened up entirely new fields of music. The Lacrimosa starts out in 9/8 and A minor. Usually, composers use 9/8 as three groups of three, but Berlioz sets it up as nine straight beats with the strong beat on six.

I almost married a chorister three decades ago, and when she was out rehearsing I would put on the Ormandy recording of this piece and sing along with the baritone part.

At 2:00 the time signature switches to 3/4 and the key to C Major, and I loved singing the background baritone part that keeps the pulse.

When the Lacrimosa returns in 9/8 at 4:20, Berlioz makes use of the four separate brass bands in the balconies of the hall or church as brass expostulations during the choral work. At 4:45 he brings in the separate section of tympani, using them the same way he uses the brass bands.

At 6:45 he switches to A Major for the 3/4 section. But what a surprise awaits! At 7:18 there is a titanic battle between the chorus, insisting on E, and the brass section, insisting on D#. It’s the battle between heaven and hell! And then Berlioz plays his trump card. At 8:28 he staggers the orchestra and chorus one-half beat off each other to take advantage of the echo in the hall. He ends it in a triumphal A Major, letting the sound taper off into a pianissimo.

Berlioz: Requiem, Lacrimosa

44 posted on 03/24/2012 7:23:45 PM PDT by Publius (Tagline for rent. Reasonable rates.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
Sunday Best.


45 posted on 03/24/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Be paranoid. Be very paranoid.)
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To: Publius

Well, that is pretty awesome! :)

Who knew!


46 posted on 03/24/2012 7:32:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: LUV W

50?


47 posted on 03/24/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

50?


48 posted on 03/24/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

50?


49 posted on 03/24/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

50?


50 posted on 03/24/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Publius
I guess I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you as to the Tantum Ergo, Publius. Trite and insipid it may be, but I've been singing it at Benedictions, Expositions, Novenas and Masses for almost six decades. Along with O! Salutaris Hostia and O! Sanctissima, it is a portal to a time that resonates strongly in my life, the time before Vatican II, the time of the Tridentine Mass, and of course, the time of my idyllic youth.

As much as I love the great Franz Schubert, I will nevertheless cling to the core Catholic hymns and chants that I have used these many years.

Introibo ad altare Dei.
Ad Deum qui laetificat, juventutem meam.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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)

51 posted on 03/24/2012 7:50:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SandRat

yup! :)


52 posted on 03/24/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: The Mayor

A Blessed Lord’s Day to The Mayor family.

Thanks, Mayor, for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))

Hope you are enjoying a lovely spring.


53 posted on 03/24/2012 8:15:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Lady Jag

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Lady J. Wonderful picture and verse.

Are you home now? ((HUGS))


54 posted on 03/24/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Nate’s first car show!! Woohoo!!

Never too young to get started. d:o)


55 posted on 03/24/2012 8:20:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Yes, Kathy, they set me free after my attempted takeover.

Got a slew more meds and am feeling better already, Followup in Boston next week with three specialists and my pcp. Life is not boring.

Thank you, Kathy.

**HUGS**

56 posted on 03/24/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Be paranoid. Be very paranoid.)
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To: MeekMom

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, MM...((HUGS))

Hope you had a great day. Been walking? We are mostly ice everywhere you look at any place to walk.


57 posted on 03/24/2012 8:35:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy. We had a beautiful week but today reality came back. Rain and the 50’s. Hope it returns soon.

God Bless you my FRiend!


58 posted on 03/24/2012 8:37:34 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to the MacNessa family.

Did you meet your goals for “getting things done” today. I’ve fallen short, but the day isn’t over yet. LOL!

*HUGS*

Any updates from daughter in Kenya? Prayers for safety and success of mission continue.


59 posted on 03/24/2012 8:47:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

That’s a tough one. Maybe just being with you can help them gain an appreciation and absorb a little something at the same time. You can only hope that they don’t get turned off to music lessons.


60 posted on 03/24/2012 8:57:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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