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  • Golden Knights Parachute Team Jumps for Joy of Crowd

    05/07/2006 6:24:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 419+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2006 – Hitting the mark as they always do, members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team jumped into the middle of the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show here yesterday. Preparations for a jump into the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show at Fort Lauderdale Beach continue as the Army's Golden Knights parachute team waits to reach the jump zone. Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sach, left, the Black Demonstration Team leader, prepares the streamers that will help determine wind direction. Cpl. Joshua Coleman, center, puts his gloves on while Sgt. Hector Ceja,...
  • Rejoice always

    05/02/2006 9:37:00 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | May 2, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Did you know that God actually commands us to be joyful? Joy is not an option for a Christian, but must be a part of your daily life if you are to walk with God and grow spiritually. We are not only to rejoice when things are going well, but we are to rejoice at all times, even when things are going badly for us. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  )4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians...
  • A Psalm of laughter

    02/10/2006 5:44:46 PM PST · by DallasMike · 151+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 10, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thank you, O Lord, for the gifts of laughter and joy. Thank you for your Spirit which rains down upon us and anoints us with the oil of your holiness. Sorrows come and sorrows go but your joy endures forever. Mere happiness gained from earthly things is fleeting and disappears like the morning dew in the hot sun of the desert. It is not dependable and it is not to be trusted. But surely God will give us joy in this life according to his promises, and that joy will last throughout eternity.Lord, when your Spirit brings us laughter, it is true laughter indeed. It is a side-splitting...

    02/10/2006 2:33:02 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 28 replies · 278+ views
    How To Become Fishers of Men A Sermon (No. 1906) Delivered by C. H. SPURGEON, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington "And Jesus saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."—Matthew 4:19. WHEN CHRIST CALLS US by his grace we ought not only to remember what we are, but we ought also to think of what he can make us. It is, "Follow me, and I will make you." We should repent of what we have been, but rejoice in what we may be. It is not "Follow me, because of what you are already."...
  • A Christmas Carol?

    12/24/2005 3:23:48 PM PST · by conserv371 · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Is Joy to the World a Christmas carol or a song about another event? I remember when it struck me that this "carol" really does not have much to do with Christmas except maybe the first verse. Instead it deals with the time the Lord Jesus Christ will set up reign on this earth. At that time, righteousness will prevail. It will be a time of true peace. The lion will lay down with the lamb. The vices of today will be gone since they will be unlawful. It will be a foretaste of eternity with the Devil bound. I...
  • Postal Marines deliver holiday joy to troops

    12/24/2005 12:51:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 388+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 24, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 24, 2005) -- A war zone may be a dangerous place to fly especially if you are carrying thousands of pounds of presents, and wearing a bright-red suit. However, Santa Clause is not worried this year, because he has the perfect group of “helpers” to make sure his gifts get to the good boys and girls here in Iraq. Even though the Marines of 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) will not be home for the holidays, they will still receive their boxes of joy during the holiday season, thanks to the Marines of Postal Detachment, Headquarters...
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1913

    12/24/2005 11:30:06 AM PST · by Faith · 18 replies · 317+ views ^ | December 24, 2005 | Faith
    Luke 2: 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
  • Vermont National Guardsmen Return From Iraq In Time For Christmas

    12/17/2005 3:56:56 AM PST · by Candor7 · 18 replies · 962+ views
    The Caledonian Record ^ | 16 Dec.2005 | JACOB L. GRANT and JEANNE MILES
    Troops To Get Warm Welcome Thanks To Community Effort BY JACOB L. GRANT and JEANNE MILES, Staff Writers Friday December 16, 2005 After about 14 months of service, 600 of Vermont's National Guardsmen are coming home. To say their families are excited would be an understatement. Crystal Buck, of St. Johnsbury, who's expecting her husband, Chet, to fly in sometime this afternoon, could hardly sit still. "I've got ants in my pants," she said laughing. "It's been difficult, but I had tons of people willing to help me. The support has been phenomenal." To express her joy and relief, Buck...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-11-05, Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday

    12/10/2005 4:14:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies · 384+ views American Bible ^ | 12-11-05 | New American Bible
    December 11, 2005Third Sunday of Advent Psalm: Sunday 1 Reading IIs 61:1-2a, 10-11 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,to heal the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,to announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God. I rejoice heartily in the LORD,in my God is the joy of my soul;for he has clothed me with a robe of salvationand wrapped me in a mantle of justice,like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,like...
  • Edison, N.J., native brings joy to Iraqi children (born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

    12/09/2005 2:33:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 426+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 9, 2005) -- One year after the city was secured by Coalition Forces as part of a major counter-insurgency offensive, parts of Fallujah are still in disrepair. Bullet holes in buildings, piles of rubble and the smell of burning trash permeates the air throughout the city. Despite the unpleasant living conditions, children roam the streets here playing with their new friends, the U.S. Marines. A group of laughing kids surrounds one Marine in the street. The Marine, Lance Cpl. Felipe SantosMesquita, a squad automatic weapon gunner with 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine...
  • Marriage takes a beating in the UK

    09/30/2005 9:47:11 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 776+ views
    AFP ^ | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 08:34:05 PM | AFP
    LONDON: Marriage is on the rocks in Britain, with the proportion of unmarried people set to exceed that of married people within 25 years as more men and women opt to live together without constraints, according to government statistics published this week. The proportion of married men is expected to fall from 53 percent in 2003 to 42 percent in 2031, while the percentage of married women will decline from 50 percent to 40 per cent, Britain's Office for National Statistics predicted on Thursday. The "Population Trends" report predicted on the other hand that the number of unmarried couples living...
  • Zephaniah: Wait for Me

    05/25/2005 8:09:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 331 replies · 2,396+ views
    Calvary Chapel ^ | Claude Stauffer
    Wait For Me ZephaniahZephaniah 1:1 – "The word of the Lord which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah."The name Zephaniah means, ""defended by Jehovah", "protected by Jehovah", "hidden by Jehovah". (1) We know nothing of Zephaniah outside of this Minor Prophetic book. Zephaniah goes out of his way to identify himself as the great-great-grandson of good king Hezekiah of Judah. Zephaniah may do this for the purpose of adding weight and credibility to his rebuke...
  • Italians (The Joy Of Growing Up Italian)

    04/04/2005 11:44:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 71 replies · 2,262+ views ^ | Unknown | Unknown
          I'm sure for most second generation Italian American children who grew up in the 40's and 50's there was a definite distinction between us and them.  We were Italians, everybody else, the Irish the Germans, the Poles, they were Americans.   I was well into adulthood before I realized I was an  American.  I had been born American and lived here all my life, but Americans were people who ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on mushy white bread.  I had no animosity towards them, it's just I thought ours was the better way with our bread...
  • ~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Thread XIX~

    03/24/2005 8:35:29 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,092 replies · 7,650+ views
    March 24, 2005 | ~bentfeather ~ Poets of The Lair~
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • Snow Has Begun to Fall in Jerusalem

    02/11/2005 12:41:21 AM PST · by Red Sea Swimmer · 12 replies · 841+ views ^ | February 11th, 2005 | Staff
    Snow Has Begun to Fall in Jerusalem 10:00 Feb 11, '05 / 2 Adar 5765 ( There are already reports that wet snow has begun to fall in areas of the capital. The temperatures are expected to continue dropping during the coming hours and the snow will begin accumulating in Jerusalem during the nighttime hours, forecasters report. The snow is expected to continue on the Sabbath until at least midday.
  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

    01/27/2005 2:32:14 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 5 replies · 335+ views
    Menlo Park Presbyterian Church ^ | 6/27/2004 | John Ortberg
    We are learning together this summer about the Fruit of the Spirit. In the first week, we looked at the idea of “Abiding” with Jesus, and the fruit that grows in us as we do that. The second week, Doug Ferguson gave us that unforgettable picture of a little child abiding in God’s love—living in God’s love. Today, we’re going to talk about Joy. I’d like to start with a question, and the question is this: If someone were to ask you: What is the greatest day of your life? What is the best 24-hour unit of time you have...
  • The (semi) Official Christmas Greetings thread for FReepers (and lurkers)

    12/24/2004 6:53:52 AM PST · by JimRed · 95 replies · 1,281+ views
    Self | 12/24/2004 | JimRed
    I searched under Christmas, but found no formal exchange of greetings thread. So, let me start it off.
  • They'll be home for Christmas

    12/20/2004 7:35:57 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 366+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-20-04 | NANCY NGO
    After spending more than a year and a half in a Mexican jail on charges of murdering a 16-year-old girl, a local woman and her husband returned to the Twin Cities on Sunday night after they were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing over the weekend. About 10 p.m. Sunday, Cynthia Kiecker, 45, and her husband, Ulises Perzabal, 46, stepped off a Continental Airlines flight at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and were greeted by a dozen family members, some of whom had come from as far as Arizona for their homecoming. "We're going to put the Christmas tree up," said...
  • Handmade

    12/12/2004 5:59:46 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 289+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 12, 2004 | Clarice Feldman
    This Thanksgiving my son and daughter in law gave us a surprise present--a sonogram of our grandchild to be. Suddenly, the urge to knit was triggered. I love to do it but haven't for some years, after I'd made dozens of coats and sweaters for every man, woman and child of my acquaintance. A frenzied search through the house for saved patterns, yarns, and knitting tools ensued, as well as a search for yet more. (Perhaps you have to be a knitter to understand, but no matter the size of the stash, there's always need for more.) After ordering the...
  • Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.

    12/10/2004 11:36:01 AM PST · by DBeers · 105 replies · 3,653+ views ^ | December 10, 2004 | Warren Throckmorton
    Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.Warren ThrockmortonAs a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in "safer sex" within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned that “safer sex” can be hazardous to their emotional health. I think the current political debate concerning abstinence vs. contraceptive based sexual education has failed to include an important variable in the discussion of what to teach in school: sexual well being. In many contemporary sexual education curricula, young boys and girls who...
  • Chargers edge Broncos, take control of AFC West (VANITY)

    12/05/2004 6:05:57 PM PST · by macbee · 25 replies · 367+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/06/04 | AP stringer
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers' long nightmare is coming to an end. The Chargers -- yes, the Chargers -- took firm control of the AFC West by hanging on to beat the Denver Broncos 20-17 in a wild one on Sunday. LaDainian Tomlinson ran for two touchdowns and San Diego's defense saved the day by intercepting Jake Plummer four times, including in the end zone in the closing minutes. On a rainy, cold and windy afternoon, the Chargers proved that water and electricity do mix, although it took them until the final play to do so. Playing...
  • In Reply

    09/24/2004 6:31:50 AM PDT · by LarkNeelie · 8 replies · 790+ views
    09/22/04 | Lark
    My reply to the following (from a Liberal) around the time the Abu G scandal first hit and accusations of “illegal invasion of Iraq“ reached a crescendo:i AM outraged and disgusted in the acts of violence carried out by our governments in OUR names for OUR interests. are you not?And in whose name, might I ask, and in whose interests, should we carry out acts of necessary violence? Antarctica? France? Before I woke up to reality, there was a time when I would have echoed your sentiments because.... well, we were supposed to be ‘better‘. We knew better. We enjoyed...
  • Do Muslims experience religious joy?

    09/03/2004 5:41:59 PM PDT · by AngrySpud · 51 replies · 1,189+ views
    I have had a question running around my head for some months now. In all the photos and videos I have seen over the years of Muslims praying and worshipping, I have never seen a joyful face. Do Muslims experience a worshipful joy, as is experienced in Christianity and other religions?
  • USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup: No boost for Kerry after convention [Bush/Cheney 50% Kerry/Edwards 46%]

    08/01/2004 11:58:36 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 98 replies · 3,026+ views
    August 1, 2004
    Poll: No boost for Kerry after convention USA Today
  • Hating Evil Leads to Pure Spiritual Joy

    03/04/2004 3:05:28 PM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Deiah Ve'Dibur ^ | Mar. 4, 2004
    The mitzvah of remembering Amalek is not just to recall historical incidents, but to remind us to hate all evil. According to the Rambam: "The 189th [Mitzvas Asei] (positive commandment) is that He has commanded us to remember what Amalek did to us when hastening to do evil to us. And we must hate him all the time, and we must arouse all souls to fight him, and we should encourage people to hate him -- to ensure that the mitzvah is not forgotten and to ensure that the hatred of [Amalek] is not weakened nor found lacking in people's...
  • What "Choice" Do Fathers Have?

    12/28/2003 2:53:00 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 24 replies · 490+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | December 24, 2003 | Isaiah Flair
    "One of the leading factors with the Danforth case was the right of fathers to legally prevent the brutal abortion death of their own prenatal children. In the Danforth decision, despite laws in many states which upheld and supported that right, the Court declared that every father’s natural right to protect his own preborn infant was to be rendered legally null and void."What 'Choice' Do Fathers Have? December 24, 2003 by Isaiah Flair The meaning of life has been debated by philosophers for a great many millenia. Yet, it is very basic: we were Created to procreate. And to...
  • Woman Coach Jailed For Sex With Fla. Students Ordered Freed

    11/18/2003 2:41:09 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 63 replies · 3,246+ views (WKMG-TV) ^ | November 18, 2003 | AP
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A high school assistant coach sentenced in March to three years for having sex with two students was ordered released on time served Monday. Jennifer Joy Brooks, 28, will still not be allowed to coach, teach or have any contact with minors and will serve seven years of sex offender probation. She also must undergo psychological treatment, cannot get involved romantically with anyone who has children and cannot have contact with the victims. Brooks had been held after pleading no contest to unlawful sexual activity and committing a lewd and lascivious act. The victims were on...
  • Raising Up Priests for the New Millennium

    06/20/2003 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Catholics United for the Faith/Lay Witness ^ | N/A | Most Rev. Timothy Dolan
    Raising Up Priests for the New Millenniumby Most Rev. Timothy DolanWhen I was Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis last year, I resided at a wonderful parish that was particularly hard hit by the current scandal of sexual abuse by priests. The popular pastor of this vibrant parish had to resign, acknowledging an incident of abuse from years before. The parish was devastated: Many were angry with the priest for his past sin, many were angry with the archdiocese for requiring his resignation. In the midst of this sadness, scandal, and shock, I returned one evening to the rectory, to be...
  • They're Proud and They're loud

    05/05/2003 6:38:44 PM PDT · by dilpo · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | May 5, 2003 | Michael Lumsden
    A big party wound its way through the city's streets as an estimated 8,000 people from the Pioneer Valley and around New England took part in the 22nd gay pride march.
  • Resurrection Means a Glorious Existence

    04/24/2003 6:11:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 179+ views
    CERC ^ | 1998 | Fr. William Saunders
      Email This ArticleResurrection Means a Glorious Existence Resurrection Means a Glorious Existence   FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS In the Apostles Creed we say, "I believe in the resurrection of the body." I have never really understood what this means. Will we have the same body? Please explain. This question prompts me to think back when I was at Washington Irving Junior High School and a friend of mine showed me a religious magazine from her church which showed the end of the world and resurrection of the dead. In "comic book" form, the magazine depicted people coming out of graves and...
  • Joy in Ramallah over capture of U.S. soldiers

    03/24/2003 6:17:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 580+ views
    WND ^ | March 24, 2003 | staff
    'Oh Saddam, we love you, why don't you annihilate all the Jews' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Palestinians in Ramallah are celebrating Iraq's capture of American and British soldiers. A policeman at Yasser Arafat's battered headquarters today said the news made it a "big day for the Iraqi people and all the Arabs and Muslim," the Jerusalem Post reported. "Everyone here was happy ... to see pictures of American soldiers in Iraqi custody," the officer said. "This is a big blow for Bush and Blair. I don't believe they will be able to continue with the war now that many of their soldiers are...
  • Becoming world citizens in the 21st century (MultiKulti White Guilt BARF ALERT!)

    01/17/2003 4:50:04 PM PST · by MikalM · 38 replies · 535+ views
    Portland (ME) Press-Herald ^ | 1/16/03 | Robert Atkinson
    Racism is a disease that affects everyone. Diversity is a statement of fact; multiculturalism is a representation of the value of inclusiveness. The whole Earth is my home. I am part of, and have a loyalty to, all of humanity. These are just a few of the realizations that have become most important to me. Personal experiences - childhood friends of many ethnicities, and young adult travels to Africa, the Azores and Norway, where I was welcomed by strangers and invited into their homes - have allowed me to know what it feels like to be a world citizen, and...
  • Billy Graham reveals weakened health WHILE Thousands Accept Jesus in Cincinnati Crusade

    07/01/2002 3:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 677 replies · 773+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 1 Jul 02 | Richelle Thompson
    Graham reveals weakened health : Physical limitations weighing on evangelist By Richelle Thompson The Cincinnati Enquirer The Rev. Billy Graham says he feels weaker during this mission than ever, that he almost fainted here Friday night, and that he has no plans for missions after a four-day event in Dallas-Fort Worth in October. In his first extensive interview in nine months, the 83-year-old evangelist spoke Saturday about his ailing health, the struggle of good and evil in Cincinnati, the spiritual impacts of Sept. 11, and the duty of Christians to convert Muslims and others to Jesus Christ. “I have...
  • The GUILD 4-12-2002 Spring is in Bloom

    04/11/2002 10:33:29 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 114 replies · 497+ views