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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...
  • HOW TO BECOME FISHERS OF MEN - C.H.SPURGEON

    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
    http://www.prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/New 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
    Rootsweb.com ^ | 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
    http://www.israelnn.com ^ | February 11th, 2005 | Staff
    Snow Has Begun to Fall in Jerusalem 10:00 Feb 11, '05 / 2 Adar 5765 (IsraelNN.com) 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...