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THREAD OF SILENCE
02/01/03 | Ken Roberts

Posted on 02/01/2003 2:45:20 PM PST by Old Professer

Nothing left to say.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: commiseration; compassion; faith; hope; newestangels; prayer; solace; sorrow; sympathy; thehandofgod
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1 posted on 02/01/2003 2:45:20 PM PST by Old Professer
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To: Old Professer
Well I'm certainly not saying anything. No words here. Anyone else not saying anything?
2 posted on 02/01/2003 2:46:42 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: Old Professer





3 posted on 02/01/2003 2:47:02 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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4 posted on 02/01/2003 2:47:29 PM PST by Xenalyte
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5 posted on 02/01/2003 2:47:47 PM PST by upchuck
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To: Old Professer
My heart is heavy.
6 posted on 02/01/2003 2:48:02 PM PST by OldBlondBabe
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To: Xenalyte
Psalm 23


The LORD the Shepherd of His People


A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake.


4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.


5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[1] in the house of the LORD
Forever.
7 posted on 02/01/2003 2:48:11 PM PST by f.Christian (7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things)
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To: Old Professer; sweetliberty; TheLion; MeeknMing

8 posted on 02/01/2003 2:48:11 PM PST by nicmarlo
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9 posted on 02/01/2003 2:48:53 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: Old Professer
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10 posted on 02/01/2003 2:50:32 PM PST by Right Brigade (God speed)
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To: Old Professer

RIP, STS107 Crew


11 posted on 02/01/2003 2:52:28 PM PST by HiJinx (I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...)
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12 posted on 02/01/2003 2:52:37 PM PST by SC_Republican
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To: Old Professer
standing with all of you in prayer...
13 posted on 02/01/2003 2:53:57 PM PST by ZinGirl
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14 posted on 02/01/2003 2:57:00 PM PST by Unknown Freeper (Remember: when the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.)
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To: ZinGirl
Likewise...Prayers for their immortal souls and those left behind here on earth and the 3 still on the ISS.
15 posted on 02/01/2003 2:58:13 PM PST by xp38
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To: Old Professer
"I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help."

Psalms 121: 1-2

16 posted on 02/01/2003 2:59:38 PM PST by MasonGal
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17 posted on 02/01/2003 3:00:05 PM PST by sweetliberty (Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it)
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To: ZinGirl
Our Father ...
18 posted on 02/01/2003 3:00:42 PM PST by Pegita
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To: Old Professer
I tried to post a "silence" but it keeps telling me I have to enter a reply. Perhaps this will serve and is meant in total respect:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I did not die.

--from Indian Prayer
19 posted on 02/01/2003 3:02:10 PM PST by prairiebreeze ("We won't deny, ignore or pass our problems along to other Presidents" --GWBush)
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20 posted on 02/01/2003 3:03:57 PM PST by lodwick
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21 posted on 02/01/2003 3:04:57 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: prairiebreeze
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22 posted on 02/01/2003 3:05:21 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Old Professer
The space shuttle Columbia prepares to land on Kennedy Space Center's Runway 33 in this early morning, March 12, 2002, file photo in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Columbia disintegrated 39 miles over Texas on Saturday, Feb 1, 2003 in a meteoric streak that rained smoking debris over hundreds of miles of countryside in at least two states. All seven astronauts were lost, a tragedy that echoed the Challenger explosion almost exactly 17 years earlier.(AP Photo/Joe Skipper, Pool)
Sat Feb 1, 5:52 PM ET

23 posted on 02/01/2003 3:06:38 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Greatest Spiritual Gift

ICorinthians 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[1] but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never fails.

But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease;

whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

9For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;

but the greatest of these is love.

24 posted on 02/01/2003 3:08:40 PM PST by f.Christian (7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things)
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To: Old Professer
In the words of the prophet Isaiah, "Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing."

The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home.

May God bless the grieving families, and may God continue to bless America.

Amen

25 posted on 02/01/2003 3:08:59 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Old Professer
To the brave crew of the Columbia, +Memory Eternal+
26 posted on 02/01/2003 3:11:28 PM PST by Chancellor Palpatine (toward an unassailable America)
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To: All

27 posted on 02/01/2003 3:11:41 PM PST by demoCRAPS_SUCK
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To: Old Professer
touched the face of God.....
28 posted on 02/01/2003 3:12:36 PM PST by Centaur
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To: prairiebreeze
Thanks for posting this...

29 posted on 02/01/2003 3:15:43 PM PST by FoxGirl
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To: mombonn
Please Pray for all the families involved. I was there in the control room at KSC when we lost telemetry. I am still struggling with the myriad of emotions. All I can say is what I first said. Ravenstar
30 posted on 02/01/2003 3:16:22 PM PST by Ravenstar (Bring Back the Constitutional Republic -- Disband the TSA)
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To: Old Professer
Lit up with anticipation
We arrive at the launching site
The sky is still dark, nearing dawn
On the Florida coastline

Circling choppers slash the night
With roving searchlight beams
This magic day when super-science
Mingles with the bright stuff of dreams

Floodlit in the hazy distance
The star of this unearthly show
Venting vapours, like the breath
Of a sleeping white dragon

Crackling speakers, voices tense
Resume the final count
All systems check, T minus nine
As the sun and the drama start to mount

The air is charged
A humid, motionless mass
The crowds and the cameras,
The cars full of spectators pass
Excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife
Technology...high, on the leading edge of life

The earth beneath us starts to tremble
With the spreading of a low black cloud
A thunderous roar shakes the air
Like the whole world exploding

Scorching blast of golden fire
As it slowly leaves the ground
Tears away with a mighty force
The air is shattered by the awesome sound

Like a pillar of cloud
The smoke lingers high in the air
In fascination
With the eyes of the world
We stare...

31 posted on 02/01/2003 3:19:39 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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32 posted on 02/01/2003 3:21:08 PM PST by TheGrimReaper (...and touch the face of God....)
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Moment of Silent Prayer.
33 posted on 02/01/2003 3:23:09 PM PST by Dec31,1999
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To: Old Professer
(bows head with tears streaming down)
34 posted on 02/01/2003 3:23:50 PM PST by MeekMom (( Please visit http://CNLGLFG.com))
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To: Old Professer
Isaiah 54:10 - 17

Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,"
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will build you with stones of turquoise,
your foundations with sapphires.
I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
All your sons will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be your children's peace.

In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

"See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.

This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and this is their vindication from me,"
declares the LORD.

35 posted on 02/01/2003 3:24:15 PM PST by nicmarlo
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36 posted on 02/01/2003 3:24:49 PM PST by Cboldt
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37 posted on 02/01/2003 3:25:02 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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Since I'm at a loss for words...Psalm 23 Flash Presentation
38 posted on 02/01/2003 3:26:06 PM PST by Ligeia
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To: Old Professer; TEXOKIE
This prayer appeared on other threads. It says what is in a lot or our hearts right now. It was written by our Texokie, I hope she doesn't mind my putting it here.


Our Beloved Heavenly Father, Our Lord Christ Jesus,

We come before you now and beseech you to please care for the souls of these precious ones in our space program who gave their lives in the quest for greater knowledge of the Cosmos which you created. Take these precious souls in your arms and place them gently into the highest places in your Mansion that you possibly can. Heal their souls of any wounds which the trauma may have caused them. Comfort their souls as they leave behind their friends and families.

Hold their friends and families close to your heart and give them legions of comfort angels. Help them to find strength in you during this period of intense raw pain. Help their families gracefully adjust to the changes in dynamics which occur when we lose dear ones. Protect these ones who are very much in the public eye. Let them know that we CARE about them. Guide the media personnel in their efforts to gain stories for those of us who do care. Let them be sensitive to the pain of these precious souls who have lost so much while those stories are gathered.

Father, we pray for the people in the space program who were involved in this mission. We ask that you will guide them in finding out the root cause/s so that any future reoccurence may never happen again. We further ask that you will enlighten people who find debris as to the importance of it being turned in to authorities. One just never knows which little bit might spell the key for us to understand the disaster. Please Lord, if there is such a piece or pieces, please let them be found and turned in by unselfish citizens.

Father, we ask for your mercy and care not only for the souls involved in this national tragedy, but for any and all who have given their lives wearing our military uniforms. We have had recent helicopter crashes and other incidents where we have lost soldiers. Father, we include them and their families in our prayers. We continue to pray for all of our military who are actively serving in any capacity, and their families.

Father, guide all of our leaders in their decisions which are needing to be made. Especially give our President grace and wisdom in his decisions to deploy our forces. We pray and trust that whenever he bows his head in prayer, which he has indicated he does do, that he will have an extraordinary ablility to hear Your words and guidance. We support him and lift him up in our prayers and are grateful that you have allowed us to have in office one who does sincerely believe and depend upon the arm of the Lord. We would ask that each and every person in office or who is in a leadership and decision-making capacity also have an extraordinary ability to hear heavenly guidance when they bow their heads in prayer. We are in a very crucial time in many levels and many fronts, Lord, and we have never needed your intercession more. Grant us that intercession, our Father! Grant us the vision as a united people that we need in order to allow your own divine plan for our nation and civilization to be made manifest.

Father, we place all of this upon the altar and we give gratitude and praise to you that you do indeed hear and answer our prayers. We ask that all of our prayers will be adjusted according to thy will, for we do not wish to pray amiss in any way whatsoever. In the name of the Everlasing Word,

Amen

~written by TEXOKIE Feb 1, 2003~

39 posted on 02/01/2003 3:26:30 PM PST by amom
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To: Ravenstar
We grieve with you over the loss of your NASA family members. We grieve with you over the loss of American heroes. We grieve with the families of these men and women.

We grieve.
41 posted on 02/01/2003 3:28:29 PM PST by FrogMom
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To: farmfriend
We must continue, but we will never forget them.

43 posted on 02/01/2003 3:29:14 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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44 posted on 02/01/2003 3:30:13 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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Last picture.
46 posted on 02/01/2003 3:31:52 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: Old Professer
V V V V V V
47 posted on 02/01/2003 3:32:14 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Just what is Chief Moose going to do with the money he earns from the book deal?)
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48 posted on 02/01/2003 3:33:26 PM PST by South40
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To: Old Professer
Silent *BUMP*
49 posted on 02/01/2003 3:33:27 PM PST by Cloud William
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To: Senator Pardek
RE: your post 31...

This magic day when super-science Mingles with the bright stuff of dreams...

Excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife Technology...high, on the leading edge of life

Exactly!

50 posted on 02/01/2003 3:33:33 PM PST by amom
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