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  • 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...
  • Elderly congregation loses fight to save WW II-era chapel

    07/24/2017 7:51:09 PM PDT · by libsdelendaest · 13 replies
    The State ^ | July 24, 2017 | JEFF WILKINSON
    An elderly congregation has lost its battle with the U.S. Army to save Fort Jackson’s landmark Memorial Chapel. The chapel, built in 1941 and dedicated in 1958 to all the soldiers who trained at Fort Jackson for World War II, is slated for demolition in October. The congregation, which has been worshiping there for decades, will hold its last service in the chapel July 30. The 30 or so members, led by 92-year-old Kathryn Woodward, whose husband, Arthur, was a World War II veteran, had argued that the chapel was an historic landmark Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article163191063.html#storylink=cpy
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ~ 23 July 2017

    07/22/2017 5:00:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 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 ~ U-571 ~ 16 July 2017

    07/15/2017 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 29 replies
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          U-571 U-571 is truly an "on the edge of your seat" film about a US Navy crew trying to sail a Nazi U-Boat to England in 1942 (won't explain how that happens, see the movie). In one scene, the boat is attacked by depth charges from a German destroyer. The crew turns to the young skipper for guidance and asks what they should do to save the boat and their lives. He says he doesn't know. Somehow they survive this attack. The wise, crusty Chief then has a fatherly chat with the skipper in a quiet...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 09 July 2017

    07/08/2017 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 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 ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 02 July 2017

    07/01/2017 5:02:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 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,...
  • University to Remove Crosses, Bibles & Altar from Campus Chapel

    07/01/2017 4:54:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    East Central University said they will remove crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a campus chapel to appease a bunch of out-of-town agitators. It’s unclear when the Oklahoma school will commence with the Christian cleansing of the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The chapel opened in 1957. “We will continue to use the building as we always have, for all faiths,” ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement to the Ada News. “We do not want to presume to embrace one faith over another. We support all cultures and attempt to make them comfortable when they are here.”...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IMPORTANT WORDS ~ 25 June 2017

    06/24/2017 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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          IMPORTANT WORDS The SIX most important words: "I ADMIT I MADE A MISTAKE." The FIVE most important words: "YOU DID A GOOD JOB." The FOUR most important words: "WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?" The THREE most important words: "IF YOU PLEASE." The TWO most important words: "THANK YOU." The LEAST important word: "I"    
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A CHEERFUL HEART IS GOOD MEDICINE ~ 11 June 2017

    06/10/2017 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 39 replies
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          A CHEERFUL HEART IS GOOD MEDICINE Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Which came first the chicken or the egg? We may never know the answer to this question, but when it comes to living a fulfilled life, the joy precedes the good feelings. As a matter of fact, the joy is the antidote to the woes of life. Humor is great medicine. Humor helps us to see the big picture. It provides us with a new context by which to view our situation. It...