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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April. May and June. 2018
April 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy

Posted on 03/31/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 03/31/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphic by MamaBear


2 posted on 03/31/2018 10:07:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: JustAmy

A Blessed Easter to you, Amy.


3 posted on 03/31/2018 10:07:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA/KAG!!!)
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To: JustAmy

Blessed Easter


4 posted on 03/31/2018 10:10:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Gaithers~It Is Finished

5 posted on 03/31/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: mylife

Happy Easter, MY! (((hugs)))


6 posted on 03/31/2018 10:30:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Happy Easter, BTLD.


7 posted on 03/31/2018 10:43:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: mylife
Happy Easter, mylife.




8 posted on 03/31/2018 10:45:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: LUV W


Happy Easter, Luv




9 posted on 03/31/2018 10:48:49 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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A Blessed Easter






To All My Dear FRiends.

Christ Is Risen. He is Risen Indeed.

God Bless America!

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

10 posted on 04/01/2018 5:48:24 AM PDT 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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BLESSED EASTER TO ALL



It is the whisper of the first breath;
It is the rustle of graveclothes
Being laid aside, folded and
Squared on a cold ledge.

It is the sound of fingertips
Brushing along a hewn wall
In predawn darkness.

It is the rasp of a stone wheel
Grating in its track.

What unearthly stillness
Greets this once-corpse as
He surveys the earth
That had been his torture-chamber.

I hear these sounds
Across two thousand years, and
My lips strain to speak to Him.

I want to tear away
My garments of death.

I grope through my darkness,
My shoulder failing
against the weight--

This sound I hear,
This sound I hear
Is the sound of my Jesus
Rising again in
My heart.

...Latanye C. Scott

The Gaithers~It Is Finished

Providence~Thomas's Song

Nathaniel Ladies Ensemble~Thanks To God

Glad~The Solid Rock

St. Olaf Choir~Holy Holy Holy


11 posted on 04/01/2018 6:17:05 AM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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~Alleluia ~ He Is Risen ~

Welcome To Sunday At Amy's Place


~Jesus Appears To Mary Magdalene~
John 20:11-16


11 but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb

12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, Woman, why are you crying? They have taken my Lord away, she said, and I don't know where they have put him.

14 At this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realise that it was Jesus.

15 Woman, he said, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for? Thinking he was the gardener, she said, Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.

16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned towards him and cried out in Aramaic, Rabboni! (which means Teacher).



~I Wish You A Blessed Easter~

12 posted on 04/01/2018 6:41:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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~ALLELUIA~


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life...John 3:16

Thank you, Amy for the lovely new thread and to all
for sharing your wonderful Easter messages today
~I Wish You A Blessed Easter Afternoon~

13 posted on 04/01/2018 12:40:18 PM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: MEG33; All
True Believers
14 posted on 04/01/2018 1:09:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Alan Shacklock wrote this...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=keaggy+true+believers&&view=detail&mid=CF1C337F046CAED3D302CF1C337F046CAED3D302&&FORM=VRDGAR

Roll on Buddies...


15 posted on 04/01/2018 1:22:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Graphic by MamaBear

Sorry that I was missing all day. I spent the day with family.


16 posted on 04/01/2018 9:43:59 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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Anonymous Kindness


April 2, 2018

When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Matthew 6:3

When I first graduated from college, I found myself needing to adopt a strict grocery budget—twenty-five dollars a week, to be exact. One day, while entering the checkout line, I suspected the groceries I’d selected cost slightly more than my remaining money. “Just stop when we reach twenty dollars,” I told the cashier, and I was able to purchase everything I’d selected but a bag of peppers.

As I was about to drive home, a man stopped by my car. “Here’s your peppers, ma’am,” he said, handing the bag to me. Before I had time to thank him, he was already walking away.

Remembering the simple goodness of this act of kindness still warms my heart and brings to mind Jesus’s words in Matthew 6. Criticizing those who made a show of giving to the needy (v. 2), Jesus taught His disciples a different way. Instead of making giving all about them and their generosity, He urged that giving should be done so secretly it’s like their left hand isn’t even aware their right is giving (v. 3)!

As one person’s anonymous kindness reminded me, giving should never be about us. We give only because of what our generous God has so lavishly given us (2 Corinthians 9:6–11). As we give quietly and generously, we reflect who He is—and God receives the thanksgiving only He deserves (v. 11).

Have you ever been the recipient of anonymous kindness? Share your story at
Facebook.com/ourdailybread
.

Giving quietly and generously reflects God’s generosity.

INSIGHT

Today’s article describes acts of giving motivated by humility and kindness. There is no greater example of kindness and generosity than our God. Paul wrote that God’s kindness was at the heart of our rescue: “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us” (Titus 3:4–5). Peter challenged to spiritual growth those who had “tasted the kindness of the Lord” (1 Peter 2:3 NASB). And Paul wrote to the Romans: “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4 NASB). Paul made it clear that God’s kindness is behind the call to repent—to change our minds about our sin and our need of God’s forgiveness. When we are generous to others, we model the generosity and kindness our loving God has shown to us.


17 posted on 04/02/2018 4:28:03 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Happy Spring, everyone.


18 posted on 04/02/2018 4:52:01 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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HAPPY SPRING TO Y'ALL!



19 posted on 04/02/2018 7:21:13 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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Sweet and Bitter


April 3, 2018

You are good, and what you do is good. Psalm 119:68

Some people like bitter chocolate and some prefer sweet. Ancient Mayans in Central America enjoyed chocolate as a beverage and seasoned it with chili peppers. They liked this “bitter water,” as they called it. Many years later it was introduced in Spain, but the Spaniards preferred chocolate sweet, so they added sugar and honey to counteract its natural bitterness.

Like chocolate, days can be bitter or sweet as well. A seventeenth-century French monk named Brother Lawrence wrote, “If we knew how much [God] loves us, we would always be ready to receive equally . . . from His hand the sweet and the bitter.” Accept the sweet and the bitter equally? This is difficult! What is Brother Lawrence talking about? The key lies in God’s character. The psalmist said of God, “You are good, and what you do is good” (Psalm 119:68).

Mayans also valued bitter chocolate for its healing and medicinal properties. Bitter days have value too. They make us aware of our weaknesses and they help us depend more on God. The psalmist wrote, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees” (v. 71). Let us embrace life today, with its different flavors—reassured of God’s goodness. Let us say, “You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as you promised” (v. 65 nlt).

Father, help me to see Your goodness even in times of trouble.

God is good.

INSIGHT

Psalm 119 expresses a deep longing to be transformed by the riches of God’s truth. The psalm echoes the theme of Psalm 1—that walking with God in integrity results in being “blessed,” having a flourishing life (v. 1).

Yet even as the psalm vividly describes pursuing God wholeheartedly, it also emphasizes that a rich life with God isn’t based on us. We are always in desperate need of God’s loving guidance to lead us into ever-greater depths of His truth (119:35–37, 88). The beauty of life with God is always based on His goodness (v. 68).

That is why—even in hard times—we can still find joy and hope. Even when our struggles are caused by our own sin (vv. 67, 71), we can trust in His mercy (v. 132). Because He is good and does what is good (v. 68), we can trust that He is always at work, drawing us closer to Him (v. 58).

Reflect on the intimate way Psalm 119 unites our calling to pursue God with our complete dependence on Him. Are you prone to emphasize one over the other? How might God be calling you to a deeper walk with Him?


20 posted on 04/03/2018 3:57:15 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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