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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2018
July 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy

Posted on 06/30/2018 9:52:12 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 06/30/2018 9:52:12 PM PDT by JustAmy
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2 posted on 06/30/2018 10:01:19 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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I have posted here years ago. I saved a poem sent to me by an old classmate. We are now 80.

JUST AN “OLD MAN”? **
When an old Man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Ireland. The old Man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News
Magazine of the North Ireland Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent,
poem. And this little old Scottish Man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this “anonymous” poem winging
across the Internet:

** Crabby Old man **

What do you see, nurses?
What do you see?
What are you thinking
When you’re looking at me?

A crabby old man,
Not very wise,
Uncertain of habit,
With faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food
And makes no reply
When you say in a loud voice,
“I do wish you’d try!”

Who seems not to notice
The things that you do,
And forever is losing
A stocking or shoe?

Who, resisting or not,
Lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding,
The long day to fill?

Is that what you’re thinking?
Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse,
You’re not looking at me.

I’ll tell you who I am
As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding,
As I eat at your will.

I’m a small child of ten
With a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters,
Who love one another.

A young man of sixteen
With wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now
A lover he’ll meet.

A groom soon at twenty,
My heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows
That I promised to keep.

At twenty-five now,
I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide
And a secure happy home.

A man of thirty,
My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other
With ties that should last.

At forty, my young sons
Have grown and are gone,
But my woman’s beside me
To see I don’t mourn.

At fifty once more,
Babies play round my knee,
Again we know children,
My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me,
My wife is dead,
I look at the future,
I shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing
Young of their own,
And I think of the years
And the love that I’ve known.

I’m now an old man
And nature is cruel;
‘Tis jest to make old age
Look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles,
Strength and vigor depart,
There is now a stone
Where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass
A young man still dwells,
And now and again,
My battered heart swells.

I remember the joys,
I remember the pain,
And I’m loving and living
Life over again.

I think of the years
All too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact
That nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people,
Open and see,
Not a crabby old man;
Look closer . . . see ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an old person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will
all, one day, be there, too!


3 posted on 06/30/2018 10:11:28 PM PDT by larryjohnson (FReepersonaltrainer)
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To: All




Graphic by MamaBear


4 posted on 06/30/2018 10:16:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: larryjohnson

Hi Larry. Nice to see you again.

Yes .... Many of us are getting there. We do not want to be ignored as if we don’t exist.

Thank you for sharing this moving poem by an “Old Man”


5 posted on 06/30/2018 10:20:23 PM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: JustAmy

Roses are red

Violets are blue

One billion dollars

Would be great too


6 posted on 06/30/2018 11:25:30 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: larryjohnson

Bookmark


7 posted on 07/01/2018 2:37:54 AM PDT by Federal46 (federal 46)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for the beautiful new thread, Amy!


8 posted on 07/01/2018 5:21:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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What Is God Like?


July 1, 2018

The Son is . . . the exact representation of [God’s] being. Hebrews 1:3

To celebrate a special occasion, my husband took me to a local art gallery and said I could choose a painting as a gift. I picked out a small picture of a brook flowing through a forest. The streambed took up most of the canvas, and because of this much of the sky was excluded from the picture. However, the stream’s reflection revealed the location of the sun, the treetops, and the hazy atmosphere. The only way to “see” the sky was to look at the surface of the water.

Jesus is like the stream, in a spiritual sense. When we want to see what God is like, we look at Jesus. The writer of Hebrews said He is “the exact representation of [God’s] being” (1:3). Although we can learn facts about God through direct statements in the Bible such as “God is love,” we can deepen our understanding by seeing the way God would act if He faced the same problems we have on Earth. Being God in human flesh, this is what Jesus has shown us.

In temptation, Jesus revealed God’s holiness. Confronting spiritual darkness, He demonstrated God’s authority. Wrestling with people problems, He showed us God’s wisdom. In His death, He illustrated God’s love.

Although we cannot grasp everything about God—He is limitless and we are limited in our thinking—we can be certain of His character when we look at Christ.

Dear God, thank You for making a way for us to know You.
Help us to grow closer to You by looking at Jesus.

Looking at Jesus shows us God’s character.

INSIGHT

Jesus lived out the mission of revealing the heart and character of His Father to a world that had separated itself from Him. This aspect of Jesus’s incarnation was described in John 1:18: “No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” (nlt). In revealing the Father to us, we see the invisible God made visible in Jesus.


9 posted on 07/01/2018 6:02:56 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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Good Sunday Morning To Amy's Place

Fisher Towers...Utah

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct
my prayer to You, and will look up.
Psalm 5.3
*I Wish You A Blessed Lord's Day*


10 posted on 07/01/2018 6:17:44 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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Ray Walker~Master The Tempest Is Raging
Congregational Singing

Cynthia Clawson & Others~Church In The Wildwood

The Trevecca Madragalians~It Is Well With My Soul

Statler Brothers~How Great Thou Art

St. Olaf Choir~When Peace Like A River

Providence~There's A Goldmine In The Sky

Vocal Majority~Deep River



HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY!
[guess I'm longing for cooler weather. :) ]

11 posted on 07/01/2018 6:26:54 AM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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ABlessed Summer Sunday






To All My FRiends.

"The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance..” Psalm 33 NASB

God Bless America!

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

12 posted on 07/01/2018 8:17:53 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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This is So Beautiful, Dear Amy!
Thank you for the Wonderful New Thread.


13 posted on 07/01/2018 10:14:24 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: MEG33; everyone; FRiends; All; amysplace
Your Post is Absolutely Breathtaking, Dear Meg!
Thank you for the Beautiful Blessing.

Thank you to Everyone for the Daily Pings & Posts.
(((((Hugs, and God Bless)))))


14 posted on 07/01/2018 10:27:04 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Living Out Loud


July 2, 2018

In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. 1 Peter 3:15

While staying at a hotel in Austin, Texas, I noticed a card lying on the desk in my room. It said:

Welcome
Our prayer is that your stay here will be restful
and that your travels will be fruitful.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, and make
His face shine upon you.

This card from the company that manages the hotel made me want to know more, so I accessed their website and read about their culture, strength, and values. In a winsome way, they seek to pursue excellence and live out their faith in the workplace.

Their philosophy reminded me of Peter’s words to the followers of Jesus scattered throughout Asia Minor. He encouraged them to demonstrate their faith in Christ in the society where they lived. Even as they faced threats and persecution, Peter told them not to be afraid, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

A friend of mine calls this “living a lifestyle that demands an explanation.” No matter where we live or work, may we in God’s strength live out our faith today—always ready to reply gently and respectfully to everyone who asks the reason for our hope.

May our lives cause others to ask the reason we have hope.

INSIGHT

When we think of Peter, we often think of young Peter—his rash denials of Christ (John 18:17, 25, 27), his jumping out of the boat to walk on the water to Jesus (Matthew 14:22–31), or his cutting off a servant’s ear in the garden of Gethsemane (John 18:10). Yet aged Peter—mature Peter—is a much different man who wrote letters to encourage believers in Jesus. The man who called down a curse on himself as he denied Christ (Matthew 26:73–75) now writes that believers should be prepared to give an answer for their hope—something he was once unwilling to do. Such is the difference the Spirit makes in our lives.

How has the Spirit been transforming you and helping you to live out your faith?


15 posted on 07/02/2018 4:35:11 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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~Memories Monday~

16 posted on 07/02/2018 9:40:47 AM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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I See You


July 3, 2018

The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:8

When Xavier was two, he darted into one aisle after another in a small shoe store. Hiding behind stacks of shoeboxes, he giggled when my husband, Alan, said, “I see you.”

Moments later, I saw Alan dash frantically from aisle to aisle, calling Xavier’s name. We raced to the front of the store. Our child, still laughing, ran toward the open door leading to the busy street outside.

Within seconds, Alan scooped him up. We embraced as I thanked God, sobbed, and kissed our toddler’s chubby cheeks.

A year before I became pregnant with Xavier, I’d lost our first child during the pregnancy. When God blessed us with our son, I became a fearful parent. Our shoe store experience proved I wouldn’t always be able to see or protect our child. But I discovered peace as I learned to turn to my only sure source of help—God—when I struggled with worry and fear.

Our heavenly Father never takes His eyes off His children (Psalm 121:1–4). While we can’t prevent trials, heartache, or loss, we can live with confident faith, relying on an ever-present Helper and Protector who watches over our lives (vv. 5–8).

We may encounter days when we feel lost and helpless. We may also feel powerless when we can’t shield loved ones. But we can trust that our all-knowing God never loses sight of us—His precious and beloved children.

Thank You for watching over our loved ones and us, Lord.

God always keeps His eye on His children.

INSIGHT

Psalms 120–134 are known as “Pilgrim Songs”—songs for “pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem” (nlt). God commanded all male Jews to come to the temple to observe the three annual feasts (see Deuteronomy 16:16): Unleavened Bread (Passover), Weeks (Pentecost), and Tabernacles. As pilgrims trod up the hilly paths to Jerusalem, they sang from these psalms.

When we embark on a journey, we often pray for journeying mercies for safety is foremost on our minds. Psalm 121—known as “The Traveler’s Psalm”—is a prayer addressing our safety and security concerns as we journey through life. Even as the psalmist speaks of unknown dangers, he affirms God’s divine protection and preservation. He reminds us that God is our Helper, giving us the security and stability we need (vv. 1–3). And because God is our Keeper—watching our every step (vv. 4–8)—we can pray in confident trust, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe” (Psalm 4:8 nlt).

How does being led by God, our Good Shepherd, empower you to “walk through the darkest valley”? (Psalm 23:4).


17 posted on 07/03/2018 2:49:51 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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~Good GratiTuesday Everyone~


I am grateful to be an American and for you, my
FRiends, who love God and our country.
~Hope You Have A Lovely Grateful Day~

18 posted on 07/03/2018 6:34:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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I Am Grateful!






To Be An American!

"The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance..” Psalm 33 NASB

(((HUGS)))

ML/LTOS

19 posted on 07/03/2018 7:25:57 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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To: left that other site

Me too!!


20 posted on 07/03/2018 7:26:30 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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