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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2016
April 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear

Posted on 03/31/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 03/31/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: The Mayor; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; LUV W; Jane Long; lonestar; left that other site; geologist; ...




Graphic by MamaBear


April

The roofs are shining from the rain.
The sparrows tritter as they fly,
And with a windy April grace
The little clouds go by.

Yet the back-yards are bare and brown
With only one unchanging tree--
I could not be so sure of Spring
Save that it sings in me.

~~ Sara Teasdale


2 posted on 03/31/2016 10:56:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (Take a Cruz from Texas to DC!)
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To: JustAmy

The sky is blue, the grass is green.
Get off your ass and join the Marines.
— John Wayne.


3 posted on 03/31/2016 10:58:36 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BaiMASPSrw
4 posted on 03/31/2016 11:02:46 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

My Hero!!! :)

No one better. I love John Wayne. Thanks for sharing his poem.


5 posted on 03/31/2016 11:11:26 PM PDT by JustAmy (Take a Cruz from Texas to DC!)
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Happy April To Amy's Place


We Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops
Wishing You A Beautiful Weekend

6 posted on 04/01/2016 12:02:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops)
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To: JustAmy

How about humor from the past?

Remember when Beelzebubba returned to Oxford University, the scene of one of his earlier crimes? It is customary on such occasions for the returnee to be honored with a laudation in Latin. The British satirical magazine “Private Eye” published this far-more-appropriate version of that Latin laudation to Clinton at Oxford University.

Wilhelmus Jeffersonius Airplanus Clintonensis, salutamus venerabilis Universitatis Oxoniensis. Quondam Rhodus scholasticus et marijuana non-inhalensis, et ex Bello Vietnamensis non conscriptione excusatus. Subsequentis gubernator respublica Arkansensis et perpetrator criminalis sleazissimus in nomine ‘Aqua Blanca’ scandalus, cum tua uxore Hillarius Rodama Clintesterone.

Etiam legoverus multitudinus cum multae bimbones, Gennifa Flores, Paula Jones, et cetera, et cetera. Satyriasis abnormalis in modo Presidentius Kennedensis. Tua fama extendit per omne mundo pro joggendo, juvando ad saxophonum, et non much else. Esperamus quid pro quo multi richi Americani donabunt muchos dollares ad Universitatem Oxoniensis.

Omnes: Vivat, vivat Clintstone, zaba-daba-doo.


7 posted on 04/01/2016 12:07:01 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear



For our lovely new thread, Amy and Lori.

8 posted on 04/01/2016 12:22:53 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops)
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To: dsc

LOL!


9 posted on 04/01/2016 12:26:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops)
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The Gallery of God


April 1, 2016

The Lord is good and his love endures forever. Psalm 100:5

Psalm 100 is like a work of art that helps us celebrate our unseen God. While the focus of our worship is beyond view, His people make Him known.

Imagine the artist with brush and palette working the colorful words of this psalm onto a canvas. What emerges before our eyes is a world--"all the earth"--shouting for joy to the Lord (v. 1). Joy. Because it is the delight of our God to redeem us from death. "For the joy that was set before Him," Jesus endured the cross (Heb. 12:2 nkjv).

As our eyes move across the canvas we see an all-world choir of countless members singing "with gladness" and "joyful songs" (Ps. 100:2). Our heavenly Father's heart is pleased when His people worship Him for who He is and what He has done.

Then we see images of ourselves, fashioned from dust in the hands of our Creator, and led like sheep into green pastures (v. 3). We, His people, have a loving Shepherd.

Finally, we see God's great and glorious dwelling place--and the gates through which His rescued people enter His unseen presence, while giving Him thanks and praise (v. 4).

What a picture, inspired by our God. Our good, loving, and faithful God. No wonder it will take forever to enjoy His greatness!

Great God of heaven, thank You for life, for joy, for protection, and for promising us a future with You forever. Help us to live with thoughts of Your greatness always on our hearts and minds.

Nothing is more awesome than to know God.
INSIGHT:

Bible scholar J. J. S. Perowne says this about the purpose of Psalm 100: "If we are right in regarding Psalms 93-99 as forming one continuous series, one great prophetic oratorio, whose title is 'Jehovah is King,' and through which there runs the same great idea, this Psalm may be regarded as the doxology which closes the strain. We find lingering in it notes of the same great harmony. It breathes the same gladness; it is filled with the same hope, that all nations shall bow down before Jehovah, and confess that he is God." Psalm 100 expresses this great desire--that the world that is separated from God might know Him and His greatness. Bill Crowder


10 posted on 04/01/2016 4:23:08 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: JustAmy

Oh Christmas tree, my Christmas tree,
You made Christmas a fun day

My Christmas tree is at the curb
‘Cause garbage day is Monday

You grew so tall, now you’re a stump
The rest of you, is at the dump

Oh Christmas tree, my Christmas tree,
You made Christmas a fun day


11 posted on 04/01/2016 5:00:03 AM PDT by zencycler
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Happy Friday!






No Foolin'.

((((HUGS))))

ML/LTOS

12 posted on 04/01/2016 6:04:25 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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GREG KARUKAS~GIRL IN THE RED DRESS



Happy April!


13 posted on 04/01/2016 6:20:40 AM PDT by LUV W (TrusTED Cruz! "Where the vision is lost, the people perish"--Proverbs 29:18)
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Red Friday, at Amy's Place
to support our troops!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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14 posted on 04/01/2016 7:47:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JustAmy

Beautiful, Amy!


15 posted on 04/01/2016 8:02:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dsc

LOL to whatever you said.

Big Grin


16 posted on 04/01/2016 9:08:55 AM PDT by JustAmy (Take a Cruz from Texas to DC!)
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To: JustAmy; everyone; FRiends; All; amysplace
Thank you for our Beautiful New Thread, Dear Amy.
(((((Hugs to Everyone, and God Bless)))))


17 posted on 04/01/2016 10:23:13 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Too Close


April 2, 2016

In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

I grew up in Oklahoma where severe weather is common from early spring through the end of summer. I recall one evening when the sky boiled with dark clouds, the TV weather forecaster warned of an approaching tornado, and the electricity went out. Very quickly, my parents, my sister, and I climbed down the wooden ladder into the storm cellar behind our house where we stayed until the storm passed by.

Today "storm chasing" has become a hobby for many people and a profitable business for others. The goal is to get as close as possible to a tornado without being harmed. Many storm chasers are skilled forecasters with accurate information, but I won't sign up for a tornado tour anytime soon.

In moral and spiritual areas of my life, however, I can foolishly pursue dangerous things God tells me to avoid because of His love for me, all the time believing I won't be harmed. A wiser approach is to read the book of Proverbs, which contains many positive ways to elude these snares of life.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding," Solomon wrote. "In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Prov. 3:5-6).

Our Lord is the master of the adventure of living, and following His wisdom leads us to fullness of life.

Father, Your wisdom leads us along the path of life. Help us to follow Your guidance today.

How can you trust the Lord today?

Every temptation is an occasion to trust God.
INSIGHT:

The Hebrew word translated "teaching" in Proverbs 3:1 is torah. Torah is most often translated "law" in the Old Testament, but it can also be translated "instruction" or "guidance." The father in Proverbs 3 is not just advising his son to obey rules. He is urging him to internalize loving and helpful instructions: "Do not forget my teaching [instruction, guidance], but keep my commands in your heart." Dennis Moles


18 posted on 04/02/2016 7:50:38 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Sorry to be late. Our Dinah had three seizures last night at 1:25AM, around 3:00AM and another at 6:00AM. We took her in as an emergency to the Foster small animal hospital at Tuft's University, where she is staying at least for tonight.We just got home at 12:30. They have her hooked up to an IV and are doing blood work and other tests. If they can't identify what's wrong, they will do an MRI. We're exhausted. The boys are very upset.





A Hunger Caress
Wanting salmon now
Soft paw pads caress my face
Melting I spoil her.

M. L. Kiser


Happy Caturday!


19 posted on 04/02/2016 9:58:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
This is Joey on the left and Dinah on the right a few years ago:


20 posted on 04/02/2016 10:04:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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