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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GESTURES OF LOVE ~ 2 June 2013

    06/01/2013 5:00:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
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            GESTURES OF LOVE Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love . . . and weep with those 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....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 09 December 2012

    12/08/2012 5:05:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIFEBOAT ~ 23 September 2012

    09/22/2012 5:00:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? ~ 09 September 2012

    09/08/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 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 ~ THE POWER OF A TEACHER ~ 02 September 2012

    09/01/2012 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 137 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 ~ TRANSITIONS ~ 26 August 2012

    08/25/2012 5:00:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 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 PARABLE OF THE FENCE ~ 12 August 2012

    08/11/2012 5:05:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 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 ~ EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS ~ 05 August 2012

    08/04/2012 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AIM HIGH ~ 29 July 2012

    07/28/2012 5:00:16 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THINKING OUT OF THE BOX ~ 22 July 2012

    07/21/2012 6:46:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 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 ~ THE GREATEST ~ 15 July 2012

    07/14/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 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 ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 01 July 2012

    06/30/2012 4:59:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE FIRST STEP IN SOLVING INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS ~ 24 June 2012

    06/23/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
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            THE FIRST STEP IN RESOLVING INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS CW 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 ~ REFLECTIONS ON GROWING OLD(ER) ~ 29 January 2012

    01/28/2012 5:12:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies · 1+ views
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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. 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 look at age philosophically, like Jack Benny, who said: "Age is a matter of mind; if you don't mind, it doesn't...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS ~ 22 January 2012

    01/21/2012 5:11:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 132 replies
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            PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS Our Daily BreadJuly 29, 1998 "To me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. ... I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and 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."...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ July 22, 2007

    07/21/2007 5:20:30 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 196 replies · 2,459+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | July 21, 2007 | Serving the BEST Troops in the WORLD!
              WORDPOWER! 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ July 15, 2007

    07/14/2007 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 128 replies · 10,753+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | July 14, 2007 | Serving the BEST Troops in the World
              ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Monday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain? which makes all life on our planet possible. I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ July 8, 2007

    07/07/2007 4:21:35 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 113 replies · 1,775+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | 07/07/07 | Serving The BEST Troops in the WORLD!
              SPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL? A popular television commercial for an on-line stock trading company really captures one's attention. It begins with a motley group of executives in a meditation/relaxation class. The first participant is asked where he is: "On a sandy beach." The second participant: "In a beautiful garden." The third: "Trading stock in front of my computer for $8.00 a trade." "It's soooo relaxing!" he croons. At this, participant #1 is off the sandy beach; participant #2 is out of the garden, and the whole class is abuzz with the prospect of getting rich...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Mother's Day ~ May 13, 2007

    05/12/2007 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 210 replies · 2,458+ views
    The Canteen Crew | May 12, 2007 | http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.chaplaincare.navy.mil/Devotions/devotions_035.htm
          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!                                   FROM ONE MEAN MOMWe 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ May 6, 2007

    05/05/2007 4:01:05 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 144 replies · 1,471+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 27, 2007 | Serving the Best Troops in the World
              CATCHING A SECOND WIND Cross country runners and other long distance runners have all relied on a "second wind" to finish their race; the longer the race the more "second winds" will be required. This physiological wind source is a timely aid in propelling an exhausted runner onward to the finish. The phenomenon of the "second wind" has a spiritual principle, too. When the purposes of God seem too distant to continue, God provides a "second wind" to propel his people onward to finish the cause in which they are engaged. Indeed: "They that...