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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ COPPERMAN ~ 11 February 2018

    02/11/2018 8:31:21 AM PST · 60 of 62
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



    Amazing Grace
    (Click)

    By John Newton

    Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found;
    Was blind, but now I see.

    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed!

    Through many dangers, toils and snares,
    I have already come;
    ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me,
    His Word my hope secures;
    He will my Shield and Portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
    The sun forbear to shine;
    But God, Who called me here below,
    Will be forever mine.

    When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’d first begun.


  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ COPPERMAN ~ 11 February 2018

    02/11/2018 8:29:03 AM PST · 59 of 62
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


    "TAKE UP THY CROSS
    AND FOLLOW ME"



    "I Vow To Thee My Country"
    Choir Of King's College, Cambridge
    (Click)

    "I VOW TO THEE, my country, all earthly things above,
    Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
    The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
    That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
    The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
    The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

    And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
    Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
    We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
    Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
    And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
    And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace."







  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ COPPERMAN ~ 11 February 2018

    02/11/2018 8:27:35 AM PST · 58 of 62
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska


    Good Morning, Kathy!

    ***HUGS***



    A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours! Thank you very much for today's Sunday Chapel thread.

    This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad!

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/11/18)[Prayer]

    02/11/2018 8:21:57 AM PST · 4 of 19
    ConorMacNessa to left that other site; yorkie; Uri’el-2012


    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
    THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
    And for the Preservation of the Valiant
    Israeli Nation!



    APPY art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield
    of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall be
    found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places."

    _____________________________Deuteronomy 33:29 (KJV)



    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For the Repose of the Soul of ML's Mom.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution.
    We pray in particular on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and throughout the Mideast. The members of the oldest of our Christian Communities, some of which date from the days of the Apostles, suffer under cruel, merciless and unrelenting persecution. They are Orthodox and Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, and Baptist. To the persecutors, we are all "Nazarenes."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT ~ 28 January 2018

    01/27/2018 6:18:06 PM PST · 23 of 84
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska


    Good Evening, Kathy!

    ***HUGS***



    A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours! Thank you very much for this evening's Sunday Chapel thread.

    This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad!

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/27/2018 3:24:23 PM PST · 225 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska
    Good afternoon, Kathy!

    *HUGS*

    I am taking weekends off - working 10-hour days M-F.

    It has warmed up over the last few days but we're expecting snow Tuesday. Very fickle weather here this Winter.

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/27/18)[Prayer]

    01/27/2018 3:07:17 PM PST · 19 of 26
    ConorMacNessa to left that other site; yorkie; Uri’el-2012


    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
    THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
    And for the Preservation of the Valiant
    Israeli Nation!



    OR thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

    _____________________________________Psalm 43:2 (KJV)



    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For the Repose of the Soul of ML's Mom.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution.
    We pray in particular on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and throughout the Mideast. The members of the oldest of our Christian Communities, some of which date from the days of the Apostles, suffer under cruel, merciless and unrelenting persecution. They are Orthodox and Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, and Baptist. To the persecutors, we are all "Nazarenes."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 9:28:58 PM PST · 140 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to LUV W
    Words to live by:

    "Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 9:19:19 PM PST · 135 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to LUV W
    I'm just sitting here wondering where the time has gone. I saw Smokey Robinson and the Miracles live at my Freshman intro party at the University of Maryland. Much to my chagrin, that party happened 51 years ago. So much has happened since then - much of it not good. But we press on!

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 9:01:44 PM PST · 124 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to LUV W
    Good evening, Luv!

    *HUGS*

    It's great to see you as well!

    So sorry that Neil Diamond can no longer perform - I always liked his songs.

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 8:52:19 PM PST · 118 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to radu
    The weather here has been very changeable this Winter. We were in the low 70's a week ago and are going back into the teens in the next few days.

    I hope we don't have snow here - the slightest dusting paralyzes the most powerful city in the world.

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 8:43:53 PM PST · 111 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..




    Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



    Missing Man Setting

    "The Empty Chair"

    By Captain Carroll "Lex" Lefon, USN (RET), on December 21st, 2004

    "In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture. The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

    The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

    AS YOU REMEMBER.

    The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

    We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

    The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

    The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

    The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

    The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

    The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
    The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
    The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
    The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
    The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

    And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

    We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

    But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

    WE SHOULD REMEMBER."

    Many Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding Capt. Lefon's Chronicle Of "The Empty Chair."

    "Träumerei"
    Robert Schumann
    (Click)


    Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who
    Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!


  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 8:41:39 PM PST · 109 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to radu
    Good evening, Radu!

    *HUGS*

    Have indeed been busy these past weeks.

    The next stage of home renovation starts Monday - new flooring on the second floor.

    I've missed chatting here - how have you been?

    "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
    I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ~ 27 January 2018

    01/26/2018 8:19:37 PM PST · 97 of 282
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska


    REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



    CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides" remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





    Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).



    USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

    OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!


  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/19/18)[Prayer]

    01/20/2018 8:20:17 AM PST · 15 of 16
    ConorMacNessa to left that other site; yorkie; Uri’el-2012


    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
    THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
    And for the Preservation of the Valiant
    Israeli Nation!




    _ ND as soon as we had heard these
    things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath."

    ________________________________ Joshua 2:11 (KJV)


    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For ML’s Mom.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012.

    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth.


    PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution.
    We pray in particular on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and throughout the Mideast. The members of the oldest of our Christian Communities, some of which date from the days of the Apostles, suffer under cruel, merciless and unrelenting persecution. They are Orthodox and Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, and Baptist. To the persecutors, we are all "Nazarenes."






  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Maj Marci Hodge ~ 15 January 2018

    01/14/2018 6:12:00 PM PST · 10 of 84
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska


    REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



    CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides" remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





    Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).



    USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

    OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!


  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 14 January 2018

    01/14/2018 6:08:13 PM PST · 62 of 63
    ConorMacNessa to LUV W
    Good evening, Luv!

    *HUGS*

    A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the con-
    tent of their character."
    __________________Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - 28 August 1963
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 14 January 2018

    01/14/2018 2:40:09 PM PST · 60 of 63
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



    "HERR GEDENKEN NICHT UNSER ÜBELTHATEN"
    ("Lord Remember Not All Our Wickednesses")

    Felix Mendelssohn
    (Click)

    HERR GEDENKE NICHT unsere Übelthaten,
    _____und erbarme dich unsere Elends.
    Herr, der du unser Heiland best, stehe uns bei,
    Erlösen uns und vergieb uns unsere Sünden,
    _____um der Herrlichkeit deines Names willen.
    Hallelujah, hallelujah!


    LORD, REMEMBER NOT all our wickednesses,
    _____ but in mercy, Lord, look thou upon us.
    Lord, our Savior blest, send Salvation!
    And release us and forgive us our transgressions
    _____for the majesty of thy glorious Namesake.
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 14 January 2018

    01/14/2018 2:33:18 PM PST · 59 of 63
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



    Amazing Grace
    (Click)

    By John Newton

    Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found;
    Was blind, but now I see.

    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed!

    Through many dangers, toils and snares,
    I have already come;
    ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me,
    His Word my hope secures;
    He will my Shield and Portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
    The sun forbear to shine;
    But God, Who called me here below,
    Will be forever mine.

    When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’d first begun.


  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 14 January 2018

    01/14/2018 2:31:32 PM PST · 58 of 63
    ConorMacNessa to Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


    "TAKE UP THY CROSS
    AND FOLLOW ME"



    "I Vow To Thee My Country"
    Choir Of King's College, Cambridge
    (Click)

    "I VOW TO THEE, my country, all earthly things above,
    Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
    The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
    That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
    The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
    The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

    And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
    Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
    We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
    Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
    And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
    And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace."