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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYERS TO ISRAEL ~ 02 August 2015

    08/01/2015 5:01:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
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          PRAYERS FOR ISRAEL Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. With my voice I cry unto HaShem; with my voice I make supplication unto HaShem. I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble; When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me. Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul. I have cried unto Thee, O...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYER FOR THE NATION ~ 26 July 2015

    07/25/2015 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
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          PRAYER FOR THE NATION Our Father and Our God, We praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation's leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOU ARE SPECIAL ~ 19 July 2015

    07/18/2015 4:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
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          YOU ARE SPECIAL "I don't know why I was even born," the young sailor confided! "I'm ugly. I'm not talented. I've never been what you would call smart. I don't really have any friends. And I can't seem to do anything right. I feel like I've spent my whole life letting people down. Sometimes I wonder if even God could love me!" That conversation took place more than a decade ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. That one and a lot of others over the years with the same message: "I'm...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WORD POWER ~ 12 July 2015

    07/11/2015 5:15:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
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          WORD POWER!! During the invasion of Salerno, Allied forces employed propaganda on a scale they had never tried before. Artillery was used to fire shells, each containing thousands of leaflets, encouraging the Germans to surrender and promising them humane treatment if they did. The shells would open about 300 feet in the air and rain down the leaflets on German troops. One British Major made no secret of his anger at having to fire leaflets at the enemy instead of high explosives. In a short while, however, he changed his mind. For days his men had...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 05 July 2015

    07/04/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
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          EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION It was back in 1962, I'm told, when cracks began to appear in the 42nd story of a very expensive high-rise in Hong Kong. It had already withstood numerous typhoons. And there was no ready explanation for the cracks' sudden appearance. Yet there they were. Obviously, there had to be a problem somewhere. So a team of architects and structural engineers was called in to ferret out the cause. Finally, one determined engineer stumbled upon the reason as he was prowling around the foundations deep in the basement. When he tapped the plaster,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ SEEK TO KNOW GOD BETTER ~ 28 June 2015

    06/27/2015 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
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          SEEK TO KNOW GOD BETTER [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]. — Philippians 3:10 This was the cry of the apostle Paul’s heart as he sought to have such a deep relationship with Christ that the trials of life would barely be noticeable. At the beginning of this new year, it is a wise thing for you to seek also. There are plenty of problems...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FDR'S D-DAY PRAYER JUNE 6TH, 1944 ~ 07-June 2015

    06/06/2015 4:59:08 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 135 replies
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            FDR'S D-DAY PRAYER JUNE 6TH, 1944 Films such as "Saving Private Ryan", "The Thin Red Line", and "U 571" bring to life the struggles of a whole generation of Americans who fought tyranny in World War II. No movie, however, could adequately capture the sense of dedication and courage which so many ordinary men and women demonstrated in order to bring an end to the horrors that were being committed against innocent people around the world. Sadly, this generation is passing on, as about 1,000 of these heroes are now dying each day due to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE FIRST STEP IN RESOLVING INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS ~ 31 May 2015

    05/30/2015 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
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          THE FIRST STEP IN RESOLVING INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS C. W. Moore, in his book, The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict defines conflict as "struggles between two or more people over values, or competition for status, power, or scarce resources." Experts in conflict management believe that conflict is inevitable in any organization or relationship. Many strategies have been developed to mediate and resolve organizational and interpersonal conflicts. What is usually missing in these mediation processes is a biblical understanding of the nature and causes of conflict. James 4:1-2 indicates that the causes of fights and quarrels...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE LOSER WHO NEVER GAVE UP ~ 17 May 2015

    05/16/2015 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
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          THE LOSER WHO NEVER GAVE UP For "Sparky", school was all but impossible. He failed every subject in the eighth grade. He flunked physics in high school, getting a grade of zero. He also flunked Latin, algebra and English. And his record in sports wasn't any better. Though he did manage to make the school's golf team, he promptly lost the only important match of the season. Oh, there was a consolation match; he lost that too. Throughout his youth, Sparky was awkward socially. It wasn't that the other students disliked him; it's just that no...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ 03 May 2015

    05/02/2015 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 replies
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          LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the best...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BE KIND TO STRANGERS ~ 26 April 2015

    04/25/2015 5:02:36 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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          BE KIND TO STRANGERS Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood — being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2 A clique is an exclusive group, one to which not everyone is welcome. Being "in" makes us feel important, but being "out" can be very painful. I find that even the church is full of cliques. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, you and I are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ General Charles C Krulak Speech ~ 19 April 2015

    04/18/2015 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 replies
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          GENERAL CHARLES C KRULAK SPEECH The word integrity itself is a martial word that comes to us from an ancient Roman army tradition. During the time of the 12 Caesars, the Roman army would conduct morning inspections. As the inspecting centurion would come in front of each legionnaire, the soldier would strike with his right fist the armor breastplate that covered his heart. The armor had to be strongest there in order to protect the heart from the sword thrusts and from arrow strikes. As the soldier struck his armor, he would shout "integritas", (in-teg-ri-tys) which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CHARACTER ~ 12 April 2015

    04/11/2015 5:03:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
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          CHARACTER A wise person once said, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing to him or for him." (author unknown) Columnist Ann Landers put it this way, "The best index of a person’s character is how he treats people who can do him absolutely no good." In the Christian Scriptures, the Apostle Paul talks about entertaining "angels unawares." (Hebrews 13:1) What these writers are talking about here is more than an act. It’s an attitude - about life, about people, and most importantly, about the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DISAPPOINTMENTS ~ 22 March 2015

    03/21/2015 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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          DISAPPOINTMENTS Disappointments come to all of us; and the more I see of life, the more convinced I am that one of the most important lessons anyone can learn is how to handle these disappointments. One of the great disappointments in my youth happened during my sophomore year in high school when I was running for class president. The class elected a cute brunette cheerleader. Another popular girl, another of the cheerleaders, came in second. And I trailed the field with only four votes. That was quite a blow to a cocky young boy to be...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE ~ 15 March 2015

    03/14/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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          YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE "Religion is a great force, the only real motive force in the world. But you must get at [someone] through [her/his] own religion, not yours." -- George Bernard Shaw Real wisdom here; real insight. The adage presupposes the benefits of faith, but it nicely understands that faith is a personal matter unique to each individual. This is not to subvert the strength of organized or institutional religions, but rather to highlight the personal element each must bring to belief. Faith groups, temples, churches, creeds, doctrines, organizations . . . all of these...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ HIGH FLIGHT ~ 08 March 2015

    03/07/2015 5:03:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
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          HIGH FLIGHT John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Shortly before his plane was shot down during World War II, he wrote a poem called "High Flight." The last stanza reads: Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never lark, or even eagle, flew; And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God. John Magee was only nineteen years old when he wrote these words. Today...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE ~ 22 February 2015

    02/21/2015 5:00:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
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          THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED ~ 15 February 2015

    02/14/2015 5:01:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
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          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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOLDEN MOMENTS ~ 08 February 2015

    02/07/2015 4:59:43 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
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          GOLDEN MOMENTS Once upon a time, there was a little boy from "the wrong side of the tracks" who grew up admiring a beautiful house high on the hill overlooking his town. Fortunately, he never lacked for any of the necessities of life, but he hated being "poor." He noticed that people treated him differently, and it pained him to see his parents work so hard just to make ends meet. It just didn't seem right that some should be so favored and others should have so little. But his parents has instilled some rather clear...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ REFLECTIONS ON GROWING OLD(ER) ~ 01 February 2016

    01/31/2015 4:59:34 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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          REFLECTIONS ON GROWING OLD(ER) Someone once said that we are now living in the age of age. In fact, there are more old people alive today than at any time in history. There are, today, more people over 65 in the United States than the entire population of Canada. Faced with these figures, and faced with the fact that you will someday be, if you are not already, in the category of the aged, the old, or the elderly, how do you, or will you, look upon the final chapter of your book of life? Some...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE GREATEST ~ 25 January 2015

    01/24/2015 5:03:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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          THE GREATEST Greatest handicap..........Fear Greatest mistake..........Giving up Greatest stumbling block..........Ego Easiest to do..........Find Fault Top comfort..........Work well done Greatest need..........Common sense Best gift..........Forgiveness Greatest resource..........FAITH    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TITLES AND POWER ~ 18 January 2015

    01/17/2015 5:00:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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          TITLES AND POWER Now I see why powerful people often wear sunglasses--the spotlight blinds them to reality. They suffer from a delusion that power means something. They suffer from the misconception that titles make a difference. They are under the impression that earthly authority will make a heavenly difference. Can I prove my point? Take this quiz: * Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners. * Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest. * Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. * How about the last ten Academy Award...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEDITATION ON SUCCESS ~ 11 January 2015

    01/10/2015 4:58:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
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          MEDITATION ON SUCCESS "Do not let this Book of Law (The Torah) depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Joshua 1:8) "Great success, like disgrace, can bring great trouble. Success which advances ego can make you lose your way." (Tao 13.) A lawyer once commented to me, "If you preachers ever convince people to live by the Ten Commandments, I will be out of business". Now there is a thought: lawyers out of business!...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LET GO AND LET GOD ~ 04 January 2015

    01/03/2015 4:59:35 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
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          LET GO AND LET GOD As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend... I brought my broken dreams to God because he was my friend. But instead of leaving him in peace to work alone... I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last I snatched them and cried, "How could you be so slow?" "My child," He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ COPPERMAN ~ 28 December 2014

    12/27/2014 5:00:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
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            COPPERMAN While walking through San Francisco's Union Square recently I ran into Copperman. He is a street entertainer, a young actor in copper paint from head to toe, who sits motionless as people walk by on the busy street. Many stop, awe-struck to see this statue-like man. You cannot even see him breathing. People leave contributions in his copper pot in appreciation for this fine "performance". Copperman sits for 25 minutes at a time and then takes a break. During the break he is quite animated and eagerly shares his story with his audience. He...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ The Gift of The Magi ~ 21 December 2014

    12/20/2014 5:00:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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            THE GIFT OF THE MAGI Those of you who are more "mature" Marines & Sailors will remember one of the pre-eminent TV series of the '50's, Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. Many of these programs were quite scary, but they usually had a good moral and made the point in a rather unforgettable manner. On one episode, an astronaut is readying for his blast off on a fifty-year mission to outer space. He is to be placed in a state of suspended animation and will not age one day by the time he returns to Earth....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 14 December 2014

    12/13/2014 5:03:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
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          WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET The poet wrote, "Two men looked out through prison bars: one saw mud; the other saw stars." Commenting on this, Father John Powell once wrote: "In the pursuit of the fullness of human life, everything depends on this frame of reference, this habitual outlook, this basic vision which I have of myself, others, life, the world, and God. What we see is what we get." Don't you find that to be true? There's a lot about our world that isn't the way we would want it to be: cruelty,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THINKING OUT OF THE BOX ~ 30 November 2014

    11/29/2014 5:01:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 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 ~ PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 23 November 2014

    11/22/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
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          PSALM OF THANKSGIVING 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GROWING DEEP AND STRONG ~ 16 November 2014

    11/15/2014 5:00:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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          GROWING DEEP AND STRONG One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again. Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. "Isn’t this bad for them?" I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. "Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ 09 November 2014

    11/08/2014 5:00:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 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 ~ OBSTACLES ~ 02 November 2014

    11/01/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
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          OBSTACLES "For a long time it had seemed to me that my life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in my way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles WERE my life." Fr. Alfred D Souza    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEDITATION ON SUCCESS ~ 26 October 2014

    10/25/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
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          MEDITATION ON SUCCESS "Do not let this Book of Law (The Torah) depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Joshua 1:8) "Great success, like disgrace, can bring great trouble. Success which advances ego can make you lose your way." (Tao 13.) A lawyer once commented to me, "If you preachers ever convince people to live by the Ten Commandments, I will be out of business". Now there is a thought: lawyers out of business!...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ISN'T IT OBVIOUS ~ 19 October 2014

    10/18/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 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 ~ NOAH'S ARK ~ 12 October 2014

    10/11/2014 4:59:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 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 ~ TIPS FOR THE PITS ~ 05 October 2014

    10/04/2014 5:00:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 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 ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 28 September 2014

    09/27/2014 5:02:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 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 ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert L Howard ~ September 22, 2014

    09/21/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
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    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Robert L. Howard All info from this website.             Robert L. Howard (July 11, 1939, Opelika, Alabama – December 23, 2009, Waco, Texas) was a highly decorated officer of the United States Army and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.  Biography He entered the Army at Montgomery,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FROM ONE MEAN MOM ~ 21 September 2014

    09/20/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 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 ~ LIFE CHOICES ~ 14 September 2014

    09/13/2014 5:03:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 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 ~ 07 September 2014

    09/06/2014 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 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 ~ 31 August 2014

    08/30/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 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 ~ MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ~ 24 August 2014

    08/23/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 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 ~ 17 August 2014

    08/16/2014 5:00:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 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 ~ EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS ~ 10 August 2014

    08/09/2014 5:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
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          EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS When in sorrow, call John 14 When men fail you, call Psalm 27 If you want to be fruitful, call John 15 When you have sinned, call Psalm 51 When you worry, call Matthew 6:19-34 When you are in danger, call Psalm 91 When God seems far away, call Psalm 139 When your faith needs stirring, call Hebrews 11 When you are lonely and fearful, call Psalm 23 When you grow bitter and critical, call 1 Corinthians 13 For Paul's secret to happiness, call Colossians 3:12-17 For idea of Christianity, call 1 Corinthians...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AIM HIGH ~ 3 August 2014

    08/02/2014 5:04:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
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          AIM HIGH A college professor prepared a final exam for his students. The test questions were divided into three categories, and the students were instructed to choose questions from only one of the categories. The first category of questions was the hardest and worth fifty points. The second, which was easier, was worth forty points. The third, the simplest, was worth thirty points. Upon completion of the test, students who had chosen the hardest fifty-point questions were given As. The students who had chosen the forty-point questions received Bs. Those who had settled for the easiest...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ~ 27 July 2014

    07/26/2014 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
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          ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS Most of us become familiar with the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," fairly early in our childhood days. Significant others, who happen to be adults, seem to stumble over themselves in being the historic "first" to teach the young child this bit of wisdom. Hmmmmmmm, I stumbled upon a quote for those of us who are adults with a burning desire to pass the Golden Rule on to our young children of today: "We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ NEVER ENOUGH TIME ~ 20 July 2014

    07/19/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
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          NEVER ENOUGH TIME While I have only been an occasional visitor to Washington, I was struck by one scene so strongly that it remains as somewhat of a reference. My first view "up close and personal" of the Pentagon was neither awe-inspiring nor intimidating. To be sure, I was impressed with the size of the building, but that was about it. What came upon me, and has stayed with me, is the image of an ant farm. An enormous one, surely, but an ant farm nonetheless. So many passageways with so many ants constantly traveling them...seemingly...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MOVING BEYOND CAPE BOJADOR ~ 13 July 2014

    07/12/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 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 ~ THE MAN IN THE GLASS ~ 6 July 2014

    07/05/2014 5:01:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 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...