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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING ~ 17 December 2017

    12/16/2017 4:59:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 34 replies
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            GIVING There is a story of two young men who were working their way through Stanford University. The day came when they were broke, and something had to be done. One of them had an idea. They would engage the great Paderewski for a piano recital and put their profits toward their board and tuition. All they had to do was guarantee two thousand dollars. The recital was held but only sixteen hundred dollars was raised. Following the performance, the two young men went to Paderewski, offered him the $1600 and added a promissory note...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 10 December 2017

    12/09/2017 5:00:17 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
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            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THINKING OUT OF THE BOX ~ 03 December 2017

    12/02/2017 5:02:31 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
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          THINKING OUT OF THE BOX "A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows." - William James One of the great war films of all time was made in the '50's, "Away All Boats", starring Jeff Chandler. It chronicles the adventures of a fictional APA (Amphibious Assault Ship, forerunner of today's LHA'a), USS BELINDA, fighting its way across the Pacific. The ship's skipper, Captain Jebediah Hawkes, is a seasoned veteran, a good guy, but not liked by the crew. They don't understand many of his...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ 26 November 2017

    11/25/2017 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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          A FEW GOOD WORDS The accuracy of lie detector tests has never been completely decided upon. Although it is inadmissible as evidence in court, even the proponents of lie detector testing agree that it is not always accurate. Among the first lie detectors, considered by some to be the most accurate, was the donkey's tail! That's right, in ancient India, a suspect would be escorted to a darkened room. Only three would be present: the accused, the interrogator, and a donkey. The person being questioned was told that the donkey would bray if his responses were...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ISN'T IT OBVIOUS? ~ 12 November 2017

    11/11/2017 4:59:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
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          ISN'T IT OBVIOUS? This warning label (among about a half dozen warning labels) appears on my son's baby carriage: Do not fold carriage with baby inside! It may seem funny to state something so obvious, but I suppose to cover themselves against lawsuits from people who couldn't figure out to first remove the baby, they put on the warning label. The Prophet Micah gives us easy-to-follow instructions for a good life that seems so obvious and elementary we wonder, is that all we have to do to live happily and peacefully? The answer is YES! All...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MOVING BEYOND CAPE BOJADOR ~ 05 November 2017

    11/04/2017 5:03:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
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          MOVING BEYOND CAPE BOJADOR The early Portuguese explorers believed that the oceans were impassable below Cape Bojador, a point on the West African coast. When sailors set aside their fears and moved past Cape Bojador, they found that their fears were groundless, that their limitations were imaginary. We all have our own Cape Bojador. We fear things that we need not fear. We draw boundaries around areas of our lives and decide that we can't go past them. Since we believe these false paradigms, we will stay within their artificial boundaries and lose whatever experiences we...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 29 October 2017

    10/28/2017 5:00:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
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          JUST FOR TODAY As I go through some "troubles" in my own life, I've worked out this "formula" to help me be a useful and happy person. See if it doesn't work for you! JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be". JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FROM ONE MEAN MOM ~ 22 October 2017

    10/21/2017 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
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          FROM ONE MEAN MOM We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too. Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TIPS FOR THE PITS ~ 15 October 2017

    10/14/2017 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
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          TIPS FOR THE PITS We have all been there....Blue Monday. Nothing is more miserable than feeling depressed. Depression has been, and continues to be, the world's #1 public health problem. All of us are susceptible to depression. It all begins with the blues, which come and go like the common cold. The "Poor Me" syndrome hits us and drags us to the pits of depression. What are the signs of depression? Dragging through the day, wondering how we will get through it; getting bogged down at the least little obstacle; thinking negatively about everything; all we...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIFE CHOICES ~ 08 October 2017

    10/07/2017 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 51 replies
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          LIFE CHOICES What would you do? You make the choice. Don't look for a punch line...there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: "When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS ~ 01 October 2017

    09/30/2017 5:00:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 34 replies
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          PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.....23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ... (Philippians 1:21,23) As Christians, we are pulled in two directions. We all want to go to heaven, but this life also holds great appeal. We are like the youngster in Sunday school who listened intently while the teacher told about the beauties of heaven. She concluded by saying, "Raise your hand if you want to go to heaven." Every hand shot...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PERSEVERANCE ~ 24 September 2017

    09/23/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 replies
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          PERSEVERANCE The idea of perseverance is an important component in athletics, the military, studies, and even in religion. Perseverance is the master key, the secret of success when you are in the middle of the struggle. It is that extra, the second air, the capacity to overcome the discouragement. Our society is making a lot of progress. We have technology and facilities that no one in history ever had before. The new generations can grow up today more healthy, and live longer. But we do have an Achilles' heel: the absence of the spirit of perseverance....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A Message From Mom ~ 17 September 2017

    09/16/2017 5:17:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 36 replies
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          A MESSAGE FROM MOM I gave you life, but cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you. I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it. I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe. I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you. I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside. I can offer you advice, but I cannot...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW.... ~ 10 September 2017

    09/09/2017 5:08:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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          ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW.... I LEARNED FROM NOAH'S ARK 1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. 2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big. 3. Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done. 4. Build on high ground. 5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 6. Two heads are better than one. 7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails. 8. If you can't fight or flee -- float! 9....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE MAN IN THE GLASS ~ 03 September 2017

    09/02/2017 5:01:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
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          THE MAN IN THE GLASS I first heard the poem some years ago as a song performed by a former pop musician turned Christian entertainer. Its words had a powerful impact. They were a challenge to self-examination, and a warning about the consequences of life lived without integrity. They were a reminder that each of us must live with his or her self. And that we KNOW what's behind our image, no matter how carefully crafted, or how convincing it may be to others. I wonder if it might also speak to you. It's entitled "The...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE CRACKED POT ~ 27 August 2017

    08/26/2017 5:00:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
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          THE CRACKED POT A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots of full of water in his...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ~ 20 August 2017

    08/19/2017 5:06:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 46 replies
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          MAKING ASSUMPTIONS A story making the rounds this past week told of a policeman who was heading home after a long, hard day on patrol. He had dealt with a whole succession of difficult people, and a mountain of frustrating paperwork. All he wanted at this point was to kick back, unwind, enjoy some peace and quiet, and maybe watch a few innings of baseball on TV. But, as he neared home, he was startled by a vehicle that came careening around a sharp curve and narrowly missed his squad car. As the car passed within...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BACK TO SCHOOL ~ 13 August 2017

    08/12/2017 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 replies
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          BACK TO SCHOOL By Naval Support Activity Chapel Staff A child came home from his first day of school. His mother asked, “What did you learn today?” He said, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow”. Going back to school is always difficult for both teachers and students. It also means more traffic with school buses back on the road; probably the only ones delighted about schools reopening are the parents. Going back to school can be a milestone. Kindergarten, sixth grade, high school and college are all significant marks of progress and change (especially...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE KEY TO FAILURE ~ 06 August 2017

    08/05/2017 5:00:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
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          THE KEY TO FAILURE I recently read a devotion in God's Little Devotional Book for Women, which really touched my life. This book was copyrighted in 1996 by Honor Books, Inc. in Tulsa Oklahoma. The story on pages 98 and 99 tells of a painter who wanted to produce one work which would please everyone. So she painted a picture, and hung it in the public marketplace. She posted directions for people to mark the places they did not like with a small paint brush. She was surprised when she returned to find her picture was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ~ 30 July 2017

    07/29/2017 6:37:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 24 replies
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          SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want" - the crowd would listen attentively. And then, at the conclusion of the Psalm, they would rise in thunderous applause in appreciation of the actor's incredible ability to bring the verse to life. But one night, just before the actor was to offer his customary recital of Psalm 23, a young man from the audience spoke up. "Sir, do you mind if tonight I recite Psalm 23?" The actor was quite taken back by this unusual request, but he allowed the...