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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 15 December 2019
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/14/2019 5:03:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

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 picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall.

This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest ...perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize? The King chose the second picture. Do you know why? "Because," explained the King, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."



 

 




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1 posted on 12/14/2019 5:03:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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December 15

Water into Hope

Bible in a Year:

Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. John 7:37

Tom and Mark’s ministry refreshes lives. This is clear in the video they share of a group of fully clad children laughing and dancing in the refreshing water of an open shower—their first ever. The men work with indigenous churches to install water filtration systems on wells in Haiti, easing and lengthening lives as diseases connected to contaminated water are prevented. Access to clean, fresh water gives the people hope for their future.

Jesus referred to “living water” in John 4 to capture a similar idea of a continual source of refreshment. Tired and thirsty, Jesus had asked a Samaritan woman for a drink (vv. 4–8). This request led to a conversation in which Jesus offered the woman “living water” (vv. 9–15)—water that would become a source of life and hope within them, like “a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (v. 14).

We discover what this living water is later in John, when Jesus said, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink,” declaring that whoever believed in Him would have “rivers of living water [flowing] from within them.” John explains, “By this he meant the Spirit” (7:37–39).

Through the Spirit, believers are united to Christ and have access to the boundless power, hope, and joy found in God. Like living water, the Spirit lives inside believers, refreshing and renewing us.

By: Alyson Kieda

Reflect & Pray

How has Jesus satisfied your thirst through His Spirit? How will you share what Jesus has done for you?

Dear God, thank You for leaving us Your Spirit. Work in us so that our lives point others to You.


2 posted on 12/14/2019 5:04:15 PM PST by The Mayor (I am outraged at your outrage toward the outrage!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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3 posted on 12/14/2019 5:05:00 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


4 posted on 12/14/2019 5:06:23 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hopefully we will all find peace this holiday season.

Merry Christmas.


5 posted on 12/14/2019 5:10:21 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

And a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

Did you get some good rest today? The back doing better?


6 posted on 12/14/2019 5:12:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, National Guardsman, or Merchant Marine
feel alone or forgotten.

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is loving kindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8



7 posted on 12/14/2019 5:23:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry Christmas.

Did you get some good rest today? The back doing better?

Yes, relaxed and no backs about the same.
Cold and snow again today. Yuk!


8 posted on 12/14/2019 5:24:50 PM PST by The Mayor (I am outraged at your outrage toward the outrage!)
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening, Janey…((HUGS))…Shavua Tov and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

Enjoy your party!


9 posted on 12/14/2019 5:38:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; PROCON; mountainlion; mylife; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; 2111USMC; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

A Blessed Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you.


10 posted on 12/14/2019 5:42:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; ...


St. Olaf Choir~When Peace Like A River

Aron Wright~Surrender

Providence~Sweet Beulah Land

Casting Crowns~Thrive

Glen Campbell~Amazing Grace [Live & Playing Bagpipes]

Passion~In Christ Alone

Newsboys~We Believe

God Bless You All....

11 posted on 12/14/2019 5:58:01 PM PST by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...and a Blessed Lord’s Day and Shavua Tov to you and yours.

Any weather improvement? We are just hovering around freezing, but at least no rain.


12 posted on 12/14/2019 6:27:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE, and Liberty

Lt. Charles F. Suver, CHC, USN, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division
"Mass at Iwo Jima"


Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.





Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!


13 posted on 12/14/2019 6:33:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; SkyDancer; BTerclinger; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; BluesDuke; ..

Shavua Tov.
Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


14 posted on 12/14/2019 6:35:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; The Mayor; PROCON; left that other site; mountainlion; lightman; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


15 posted on 12/14/2019 6:36:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; SkyDancer; BTerclinger; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; BluesDuke; ..

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.


16 posted on 12/14/2019 7:35:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; LUV W; MEG33; All
A very pleasant good Sunday morning and ((HUGS)) to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

How's everyone doing this morning?

17 posted on 12/14/2019 10:53:41 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

You and Gizmo ready to go play at the beach and play hide and seek in the tall grass?

You boys have a fun Sunday.


18 posted on 12/14/2019 11:30:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mountainlion

And a Merry Christmas to you, too, mountainlion. Hope you are not stuggling with weather that doesn’t know what it wants to do.

Peace this holiday season would be really appreciated.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


19 posted on 12/14/2019 11:43:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; LUV W; All
Well, Giz wanted to walk around the dead tree brush and limbs and also around those tall grassy and bushy spots. I had to untangle the leash several times. It was really a lot of work. This was all Giz's idea not mine.

But, we had fun out there today. We have another trip planned later today.

20 posted on 12/15/2019 12:21:26 AM PST by E.G.C.
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