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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FAITH OR FEAR? ~ 28 August 2016

    08/27/2016 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
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            FAITH OR FEAR? For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful]. — Romans 14:23 Is it possible to allow someone to control and manipulate us, honestly saying we are doing so in faith? Of course not! We know this type of behavior is rooted in fear, not faith. Faith obeys God, but fear is easily intimidated and finds many excuses for disobedience. A person who is a perfectionist, a workaholic, or involved in sexual perversion is just as dependent...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Don't Blame Changing Times ~ 21 August 2016

    08/20/2016 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
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            DON'T BLAME CHANGING TIMES Most of us have learned to cope with, if not exactly embrace, the technological revolution that has completely restructured our world over the past two decades. Words like "Internet", "e-mail" and even "distance learning" may not be in your dictionary yet, but they soon will be. And that dictionary probably won't be paper like the ones most of us learned to use; instead, it will be part of the "spellchecker" on a computer hard drive, or perhaps on a single "CD-ROM" that contains thousands of pages of information. Despite my RELATIVE...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK - 14 August 2016

    08/13/2016 5:01:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
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            THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK Sowing a thought reaps an act. Sowing an act reaps a habit. Sowing a habit reaps a character. Sowing a character reaps a destiny. The battle for the soul and the very essence of life goes on in our thought life. We are what we think (Proverbs 23:7). What we think, therefore, needs protection and can be controlled. II Corinthians 10:5 tells us to bring every thought into captivity. Good thoughts will produce good habits. For believers there are four keys in helping to develop good habits: 1. Follow God's Word...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE SECOND TEN COMMANDMENTS ~ 07 August 2016

    08/06/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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            THE SECOND TEN COMMANDMENTS Most people are familiar with the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai as recorded in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-21. But have you heard of the second Ten Commandments? The second Ten Commandments are "10 suggestions" of a cardiologist, Steven R. Yarnall, MD, for giving one the edge on being the best you can be. Taking care of ourselves is most often just good, old-fashioned commonsense. But here are Yarnall's "10 Health Commandments" as I found them in a pamphlet put out by the Hope Heart Institute. Thou shalt...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ STRIVING FOR BALANCE ~ 31 July 2016

    07/30/2016 4:58:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
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            STRIVING FOR BALANCE In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one's other commitments: "Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit - are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS ~ 24 July 2016

    07/23/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
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            "AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" Matthew 28:20 One morning I stood on the bluffs overlooking the coast at Camp Pendleton. I spied an amphibious naval vessel just off shore. As I stood watching, it came into full view, then disappeared as the early morning fog came and went. The ship was always there, but it was only visible part of the time. It spoke to me of the reality of God's presence. The truth is God is always there, but our changing moods affect our ability to see. It's good days and bad...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND ~ 17 July 2016

    07/16/2016 5:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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            THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND There is a line separating dedication-to-duty from "work-a-holism". Dedication to duty is good, healthy, positive. Work-a-holism, on the other hand, is negative, harmful and eats away at family relationships. We must know the difference between the two. Let me tell you about a man who was called the Greatest American Soldier of the 20th Century: General George C. Marshall. Born in Uniontown, PA in 1880, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1902. As a junior infantry officer in the US Army he served two tours in the Philippines, in several...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CONFLICTING LOYALTIES ~ 10 July 2016

    07/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
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            CONFLICTING LOYALTIES An interviewer once asked the late Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. how he had developed such insight into human behavior. "I had a good teacher, Henry Horace Williams," replied Ervin. "He said the things that try people's souls do not consist of choosing between good and evil. The thing that tries a person's soul is having to choose between conflicting loyalties." Ervin went on to say that understanding that concept had not only helped him make better decisions, but to judge other people more fairly as well. Sometimes unwise choices were simply the result...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 03 July 2016

    07/02/2016 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 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 ~ A TIME FOR EVERYTHING ~ 26 June 2016

    06/25/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
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            A TIME FOR EVERYTHING There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ 12 June 2016

    06/11/2016 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
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            THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in Mommy's...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE VISIT ~ 05 June 2016

    06/04/2016 5:00:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 98 replies
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            THE VISIT A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the president's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge. She frowned. "We want to see the president", the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the lady replied. For hours, the secretary ignored them, hoping that the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS ~ 22 May 2016

    05/21/2016 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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            THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS "The bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song." Old Chinese Proverb Peppermint Patty, of Peanuts cartoon fame, can be impatient at times. You Peanuts fans may recall one of those times. School was about to begin, and Peppermint Patty went shopping. She entered the store, and proceeded directly to the counter, and said, "Sir, I need some school supplies...some pencils, some paper, a loose-leaf binder, and some answers. I need a lot of answers." Most of you have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE TREE OF LIFE ~ 15 May 2016

    05/14/2016 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
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            THE TREE OF LIFE "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." (John 3:16,17). One night I was watching a movie. At the end, the cowboy turned and put the name of his girlfriend in the window of his car for all to see. Then he put his arm around her and pulled her close....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF A TEACHER ~ 01 May 2016

    04/30/2016 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
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            THE POWER OF A TEACHER Yesterday, I related the story of a young man who had been labeled as "retarded," yet achieved remarkable success because of one teacher who convinced him that someone else's judgment need not become his reality. The account pointed out the importance of a healthy self-image, and the power of a vision. Today, I want to expand on that thought a bit. What was it that made the teacher in that story so different? Confidence? Experience? Expertise? No, I think it was something far more basic. Let me illustrate with another...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ARE YOU TOO BUSY FOR GOD? ~ 24 April 2016

    04/23/2016 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
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            ARE YOU TOO BUSY FOR GOD? This means we must commit ourselves to hearing the Lord's voice. How else can we know and do the will of our Heavenly Father? It means that we have a particular commitment to the God-ordained transformation that needs to occur within us so that we may reflect the King of Glory's character. When we decide to be open to the Lord of Heaven, He transforms our lives, and we experience a quietness in our spirit, a confidence in our heart, a dogged determination in our mind, and an increasing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A THANKFUL HEART ~ 17 April 2016

    04/16/2016 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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            A THANKFUL HEART Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. — Philippians 4:6 Years ago I taught a message saying that when you ask God for something, you should thank Him ahead of time that you are going to get it because that will help release your manifestation. I believe that. I took the scripture above to mean just that, that when I prayed for something, I should start thanking...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TEN WAYS TO BE PERFECTLY MISERABLE ~ 10 April 2016

    04/09/2016 4:59:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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            TEN WAYS TO BE PERFECTLY MISERABLE 1. Think about yourself 2. Talk about yourself 3. Use "I" as often as possible 4. Expect to be appreciated 5. Be suspicious 6. Be sensitive to slights 7. Never forgive 8. Trust no one but yourself 9. Do as little as possible for others 10. Always consider "What is in it for me"?    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FRIEND IS...~ 03 April 2016

    04/02/2016 4:58:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 107 replies
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          A FRIEND IS...... The person who gives you the better of two choices. Holds your hand when you’re scared. Helps you fight those who try to take advantage of you. Thinks of you at times when you are not there. Reminds you of what you have forgotten. Helps you put the past behind you, but understands when you need to hold on a little longer. Stays with you so that you have confidence. Goes out of their way to make time for you. Helps you clear up your mistakes. Helps you deal with pressure from others....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYER ~ 13 March 2016

    03/12/2016 5:00:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
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          PRAYER Dear Lord, As we offer You thanks and praise, we realize how important it is to stay prepared for all the surprises in life. Daily, so many things catch us off guard, though they seem to happen over and over again. Would life be easier if we could begin the day with, "This is a drill. This is a drill"? Would we be any more prepared if there were drills for the many personal challenges we respond to daily? Besides a "general quarters" for missile hits, we'd prepare to take hits for all the mistakes...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PLAY YOUR PART ~ 03 March 2016

    03/05/2016 5:00:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 46 replies
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          PLAY YOUR PART So they came to John and reported to him, Rabbi, the Man Who was with you on the other side of the Jordan. . .notice, here He is baptizing too, and everybody is flocking to Him! — John 3:26 John the Baptist came to prepare the way for the Lord. That was his purpose on earth and he knew it. But John’s disciples tried to incite him to jealousy over Jesus’ ministry! John replied, “A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IN GENTLENESS THERE IS STRENGTH ~ 28 February 2016

    02/27/2016 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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          IN GENTLENESS THERE IS STRENGTH The parents were devastated. Their young adopted daughter had died in an unusual accident. She suffocated when the drawstring on the hood of her jacket became caught in a playground slide. It was later learned their child was not the first to die this way. Design flaws in both the hood and the slide made this an accident waiting to happen. Some people might have viewed this tragedy as an opportunity to sue the two major corporations for a lucrative settlement. The parents, however, refused. In an interview, the mother said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 21 February 2016

    02/20/2016 4:59:21 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
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          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS ~ 14 February 2016

    02/13/2016 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 replies
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          AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which would be true and appropriate in all times and in all situations. They presented him with the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee - 30 September 1859    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD'S PERFECTION ~ 07 February 2016

    02/06/2016 5:02:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
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            GOD'S PERFECTION In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A HUMBLE SPIRIT ~ 24 January 2016

    01/23/2016 5:00:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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            A HUMBLE SPIRIT It's always surprising to me when someone, in an honest and unguarded moment, confides that God could never use THEM. They may keep up appearances most of the time, but, down deep, they just don't feel worthy. Have you ever felt that way? If so, you're in luck; God places a high value on humility! In fact, your sincere recognition of your own need may just be the key that opens the door to a deeper, more genuine and rewarding spirituality. Isaiah wrote, "For thus says the High and Holy One Who...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TRANSITIONS ~ 17 January 2016

    01/16/2016 5:02:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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            TRANSITIONS It's a "red letter" day at our household today...(and maybe a time for some "red eyes" as well). It is a time of real adjustment...so much so that my daughter asked to stay home from school. And my wife has been dreading the inevitable battle with emotions...one which she will probably lose. There were phone calls from family and friends, and parties over the weekend. Old scrapbooks were dusted off and passed around. Memories of other times and events were recalled and relived. There was some good-natured "ribbing" and some nervous laughter, all leaning...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ~ 10 January 2016

    01/09/2016 4:59:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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          THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION During my second month of night school, our professor gave a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Obviously this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the last question...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ONLY GOD GIVES PEACE ~ 03 January 2016

    01/02/2016 5:08:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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            ONLY GOD GIVES PEACE The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11 One of the greatest ways God speaks to us and leads us is through the inner witness. In other words, we just know inside what is right or wrong. It is a deeper level of knowing than "head knowledge". This type of knowing is in the spirit...we simply have peace or a lack of peace. By the presence or absence of peace, we know what we should do. I once...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ What I've Learned From Life ~ 27 December 2015

    12/26/2015 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
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            WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM LIFE "I've learned that although it's hard to admit, I'm secretly glad by parents are strict with me." (Age 14) "I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice." (Age 16) "I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater the need to cast blame on others." (Age 24) "I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die." (Age 53) "I've learned that making a living is not the same as making a life." (Age 58)...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE GIFT OF THE MAGI ~ 20 December 2015

    12/19/2015 4:59:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 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 ~ THE PARABLE OF THE FENCE ~ 13 December 2015

    12/12/2015 5:02:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
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            THE PARABLE OF THE FENCE Once upon a time there was a little boy who was talented, creative, handsome, and extremely bright...a natural leader. The kind of person everyone would normally have wanted on their team or project. But he was also self-centered and had a very bad temper. When he got angry, he usually said, and often did, some very hurtful things. In fact, he seemed to have little regard for those around him...even friends. So, naturally, he had few. "But," he told himself, "that just shows how stupid most people are!" As he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ON PRAYER ~ 06 December 2015

    12/05/2015 5:01:02 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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            ON PRAYER The Sacred Scriptures urge us to pray always. That seems impossible at first sight; you can't spend your life on your knees. But people pray in many ways. Physical positions and movements, the lotus position for Buddhists, kneeling and folding hands for many Christian faith groups are prayer. Any attention paid to God is prayer. Whether or not any words are spoken, the actions themselves express awareness of, and communication with, God. As St. Teresa of Avila put it, way back in the 16th century, "For though we are always in the presence...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHO ARE YOU CALLING A HYPOCRITE? ~ 29 November 2015

    11/28/2015 4:59:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
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            WHO ARE YOU CALLING A HYPOCRITE? I always chuckle a little when I must sit through someone's "sermon" on why he/she doesn't ever darken the door of a church. Invariably at the top of the list of reasons given for not attending is something about the church being so full of hypocrites. You know, those people who affect virtues and qualities they don't have ... religious fakes. The humor in this line of argument rests not so much in the fact that I never hear anything original, but rather in the facts surrounding the genesis...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING THANKS ~ 22 November 2015

    11/21/2015 4:59:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
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      ~ GIVING THANKS ~     Psalm 92:1 - 5 1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DON'T GET NUKED ~ 15 November 2015

    11/14/2015 4:59:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
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            DON'T GET NUKED The Navy and Marine Corps rightly spend much of their time on chemical, biological and radiological training. As bombs and triggering devices become more mobile and terrorists become more sophisticated, it is important to prepare ourselves for disaster while hoping that it will be avoided. Regarding chemical and biological warfare, it is especially difficult to believe that something so small and invisible can be so deadly and dangerous. Just a little toxin in the air . . . and the next thing you know you're doing the "funky chicken" on the ground....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ON A GOOD DAY ~ 08 November 2015

    11/07/2015 5:00:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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            ON A GOOD DAY Our worth is tested every day. We are given the choice of being nice to people or uncharitable. We are given the choice of doing our work as well as we can or of goofing off. Some days it seems the tests are harder than on others, but every day brings with it some kind of test. Even the really good days! To have everything go wonderfully for us, to feel like a million dollars, to have one of those days when nothing and nobody can upset us, they are days...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING IT ALL YOU'VE GOT ~ 01 November 2015

    10/31/2015 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
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            GIVING IT ALL YOU'VE GOT Ever hear the expression "Giving it the whole nine yards"? Do you happen to know where it comes from? I used to think it was a sports term. "Not so", say several experts. But there seem to be at least two schools of thought on the phrase's origin. Both seem plausible. I'll let you decide. One explanation says that it's an expression from the construction trade. A full truck load, according to this rationale, will dump nine cubic yards of sand or gravel at your work site. In such a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 25 October 2015

    10/24/2015 4:59:55 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
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            KEEPING THE FAITH The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GETTING UNDERWAY ~ 18 October 2015

    10/17/2015 5:00:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
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            GETTING UNDERWAY A young Ensign, who had just completed his first overseas deployment, was given the opportunity to "show his stuff" by getting his ship underway. As he yelled out commands with great confidence, sailors were running everywhere. In no time, the ship came out of the channel, headed for home. It was accomplished so well that he set a new record for getting a destroyer underway. He wasn't surprised when a seaman approached him with a message from his CO...he WAS surprised to find that it was a radio message. He was even more...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DISCOVERING GOD ~ 11 October 2015

    10/10/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
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            DISCOVERING GOD Tomorrow, many will enjoy a day off to celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a legal holiday that we, as North Americans along with Latin Americans, celebrate the landing of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492. Because of this discovery, a country, the United States of America, would come into existence based upon a pursuit of God Jehovah and the right to worship as we please. Admiral Byrd, the explorer, one day was passing through the lobby of a hotel when a large company of people commenced cheering him. Two men were joining...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BE HAPPY ~ 04 October 2015

    10/03/2015 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 replies
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            BE HAPPY "Don't worry. Be happy". I'm sure everyone has heard that song on the radio at one time or another. But I wonder if we ask ourselves, "Are we happy?" I don't mean that we should be constantly ecstatic or exuberant, but HAPPY, full of that deep down inner contentment which persists even in the midst of trials and tribulations? Because we are the children of God, God is concerned and cares for us. Whatever our real needs, we can rest assured that God will fulfill them, albeit in His own time and accordance...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GESTURES OF LOVE ~ 27 September 2015

    09/26/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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            GESTURES OF LOVE Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love . . . and weep with them who weep. —Romans 12:10,15 Cards...hundreds and hundreds of cards. Our mail carrier must have thought we were going for a world record. They came by the stack—day after day after day. It was just one of the many ways we knew that people cared for us as our family endured the painful first weeks after our teenage daughter Melissa died in a car accident. But it wasn't just the cards that provided assurance of loving support...food...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Onward Christian Soldiers ~ 20 September 2015

    09/19/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
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            ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before; Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle see His banners go. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. At the sign of triumph Satan's host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory. Hell's foundations quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers lift your voices proud your anthems raise. Like a mighty army moves the church of God; Brothers, we are treading where the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHY DO WE STILL HAVE SCARS? ~ 13 September 2015

    09/12/2015 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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            WHY DO WE STILL HAVE SCARS? One of the greatest truths we can know in life is that God is always able and willing to forgive us for our shortcomings. All we have to do is ask for His forgiveness. And if God is willing, then we too, should forgive ourselves. Yet one of the greatest ironies concerning forgiveness is that the painful memories, the scars of our past, remain with us. We may wonder, "What's the sense in receiving forgiveness if the scars from the painful memory remain?" Maybe the question should be, "What...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ OUR COVENANT WITH GOD ~ 06 September 2015

    09/05/2015 4:59:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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            OUR COVENANT WITH GOD Abram accepted the covenant God offered him, "I Am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers." Abram fell face-down, and God said to him, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: you will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram: your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations." (Genesis 17:1-5). Like Abraham, we also have a covenant with God; we...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ When Do We Start To Live And Be Happy? ~ 30 August 2015

    08/29/2015 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
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            WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIFEBOAT ~ 23 August 2015

    08/22/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
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            LIFEBOAT One of the great World War II films was LIFEBOAT, about the ordeal faced by survivors of a passenger ship that was sunk by a Nazi U-Boat in the middle of the Atlantic. The film details their struggle for survival in a small lifeboat, fighting the elements, thirst and then fighting against each other. Each person has their own ideas about how to navigate the little boat: they argue about who should be in charge; and they find little things to fight over even when they run out of things to fight over. Eventually...
  • Here’s why Bernie Sanders plans to speak at Liberty University next month

    08/18/2015 1:04:43 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 15 replies
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    But the independent senator from Vermont , who is vying to be the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nominee, has been booked to speak there next month at a university convocation. “It goes without saying that my views on many issues -- women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues -- are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community,” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who is Jewish, said Wednesday night, in comments relayed by a spokesman. But Sanders said he would like to see if “we can reach consensus regarding the grotesque level of income...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WINNERS vs LOSERS ~ 16 August 2015

    08/15/2015 5:05:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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          WINNERS vs LOSERS When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong". When a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn’t my fault". A winner always gives 110% no matter how big or small the task. A loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary and finds excuses. A winner goes through a problem. A loser goes around it, and never gets past it. A winner makes commitments. A loser makes promises. A winner says, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be". A loser says, "I'm not...