Since Jan 30, 1998
Created by our fantastic artist extraordinaire, FReeper Lady Jag
Thank you so much, LJ .. it's just gorgeous!
A work in progress ..........
The words of Pope John Paul II, The Great, set to music: Abba Pater
Cristo È Liberazione
Madre de Tutte Le Genti
The Glory of God ~~ The Miracle and Majesty of Life
"During a spina bifida corrective procedure at twenty-one weeks in utero, Samuel thrusts his tiny hand out of the surgical opening of his mother's uterus. As the doctor lifts his hand, Samuel reacts to the touch and squeezes the doctor's finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shakes the tiny fist. Samuel held firm."
Two years ago, in August 2003, this little angel preemie was born to a FReeper's friend's daughter.
He had many challenges, many low and desperately risky days, but the FReeping prayer warriors here pulled out all the stops ...praying continuously for months and months. This is our miracle angel today .. and he KNOWS he's adorable ;) .. Thank you, Lord:
"Anyway" ~~ Mother Theresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical or self-centered, forgive them anyway.
If you are successful, you will be sure to make some false friends and some true enemies. Be successful anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Be good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be good enough. Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God. It was never between you and them .. anyway.
"History is a ribbon, always unfurling; history is a journey. And as we continue our journey, we think of those who traveled before us. We stand together again at the steps of this symbol of our democracyor we would have been standing at the steps if it hadn't gotten so cold. Now we are standing inside this symbol of our democracy. Now we hear again the echoes of our past: a general falls to his knees in the hard snow of Valley Forge; a lonely President paces the darkened halls, and ponders his struggle to preserve the Union; the men of the Alamo call out encouragement to each other; a settler pushes west and sings a song, and the song echoes out forever and fills the unknowing air.
It is the American sound. It is hopeful, big-hearted, idealistic, daring, decent, and fair. That's our heritage; that is our song. We sing it still. For all our problems, our differences, we are together as of old, as we raise our voices to the God who is the Author of this most tender music. And may He continue to hold us close as we fill the world with our soundsound in unity, affection, and loveone people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that He has placed in the human heart, called upon now to pass that dream on to a waiting and hopeful world."
President Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address
January 20, 1985
"We are not this storys author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose.
Yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another.
Never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today,
to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life.
This work continues. This story goes on. And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."
George W. Bush, Inaugural Address
January 20, 2001
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
By Charles M. Province
December 15, 2005 .. an historic event .. 11 million Iraqis voted in their first free elections for their governing body. This couldn't have been done without the vision and resolve of President George W. Bush and the courage and self-sacrifice of the United States military and the brave Iraqis, risking death for the privilege of voting.
God bless this steadfast and caring man.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dedicated to Bahbah by Quantim - 8-14-10: Vacation Gal
A special gratitude for this haven: Thank you, Jim .. God bless you and your family.