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Do you want a life that God blesses?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Do you want a life that God blesses? It all starts with gazing into God’s Word. James 1:22-25 gives you the blueprint for how to study God’s Word in a way that he blesses.

Read your Bible. “... whoever looks intently ...”
Review the Bible. “... and continues in it ...”
Remember the Bible. “... not forgetting what they have heard ...”
Respond to the Bible. “... but doing it ...”

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45AQUA-MAN 6/2/2013 2:28AM

    Thanks for sharing, it's a good reminder

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    Amen - thanks for sharing

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KBEHNKE81 5/30/2013 11:29PM

    RRRRight! It's a constant war against my former self to put this into practice!

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

This little piece could well serve to honor one whose last few years evidenced great wisdom, though,
At the same time he became something of an onry old dude If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They were written by Andy Rooney , a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words.


I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned .... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned....
That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most
peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in
some other way.

I've learned....That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to
act goofy with.

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a
child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned....That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned....That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that
person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with
People smarter than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile..

I've learned .... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned .... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat

I've learned..... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned..... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you.... make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.
Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND,
even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. Two things you can never have too much of...blessings, and friends.

If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends.


Now send this to every friend you have, and to your family members.
This was sent to me by a friend.

Have a blessed and peaceful day in the Lord,


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Veteran's Day Poems .. enjoy

Friday, November 11, 2011

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By Jared Jenkins

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken

Men and women giving their best to defend what they love

They defend their country

Their honor

Their people

Some call them soldiers

Others call them heroes

Our veterans have risked their lives for us

They have lived through hell and fought with honor

Many have killed

And regret doing so

For every life, there is a soul

For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation and remembrance

For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle

Some, memories of defeat

Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers

They were, and still are heroes

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Because of You, Unknown Soldier

By Courtney Tanabe

Because of you, I am here

Because of you, I am able to live freely

Yet I do not know you

And I have not done anything for you

But there you stand, ready to fight

And there you are prepared to die

For me

You've fought before

And you'll fight again

For someone you don't know

So thank you Unknown Soldier

Fighting for me

I'm here because of you

And I owe my future to you

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Veterans Day

By Taylor Weinman

Representing the red white and blue

The colors of our flag stand out proud and true.

The white stars on blue background with red and white stripes

Remind me of these veterans, who all risked their lives.

Just so the people of the U.S. could all live in peace and be free

These are the heroes that represent you and me.

They stood up strongly, untied as one,

And kept up the fighting until they were done.

And although some have fallen, and lost their lives in war,

We pray for each one of them.

And now that their souls live on forever more,

Above in God's hands.

They watch over our nation,

And give us strength to triumph over others with strong anticipation.

So every year, when this day comes by,

Think of all the veterans that while fighting, had to die.

And remember that they were people

With fire and passion embedded inside.

They die for this country,

So remember and honor them with pride

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The Bravest Man I Know

by Amanda Whitney

The bravest man I know.

Is a man I've never met.

He's a man who risks his life

To save a friend,

Not only to save a friend,

But to save a nation.

Risking his life

For those he does not know.

Stepping up

Leaving loved ones behind,

So that somewhere,

Someone else won't have to.

He is a man who follows orders

Even though he knows he might die.

The bravest man I know.

Is the man who would rather die,

So one more person could go home

To see his family again.

The man who stares death in the face,

But never blinks.

The bravest man I know.

Is the man who risks his life

So one day the world may be a better place for his children.

Or any man who goes against his biggest fear.


Just to save someone he loves.

The bravest man I know.

Is the man who fights

So another man can have the taste of sweet freedom.

Not fighting only for his own benefit,

But for many others all over the world,

Fighting to make this world a better place.

That's the bravest man I know.

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Sometimes the World Seems

by Larissa Myschuk

Sometimes the world seems like it's


Inside out

Torn down the middle

In need of arrangement

Desperate for guidance

Wanting direction

Lacking leadership

Losing patience

Turning and flipping

Backwards and sideways

Speeding endlessly forward

On a path of self-destruction

And the only thing to stop it,

The only thing to calm it,

Is the lives of the men that

Fight passionately

Fall readily and

Die willingly.

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by Brittany Vigoreaux

American soldiers sacrifice so much,

All for the freedom of our country.

Leaving their families and heading off to war,

Not knowing what the future holds.

Working day and night

Determined to stay strong.

Watching friends be killed every day

Letters from home inspiring them to keep fighting

So little is given to them

Although there is little to do,

For those who have died in war

We can still remember

Remember all the men who have died.

Remember all the battles fought

Remember all the tears families cried

Remember it was freedom the soldiers brought

To this very day soldiers are under-appreciated

Veterans Day is the day

For the dead, living, and fighting soldiers

To be remembered

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Freedom is not Free

by Ashley Persyn

There is a price we pay for freedom

For it is not truly free

But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans

To buy our liberty

As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass

Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past

I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play

as they voluntarily serve America each and every day

We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield

Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.

So if you would take a second to commemorate

You will instantly see

We owe veterans our gratitude

For they are the reason we are free

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by Brittany Skinner

They were there,

And they remember,

The shock, the horror

Of watching strangers die.

A life ended

By a fellow soldier's shaking hands.

The unimaginable debt,

Owed by a free world

Can never be repaid,

Still we try

Giving up an hour, a day

To thank you for the burden you now carry

Laid there so we can live our lives.

They fought,

And killed

Enemies with faces

Identities unknown to the bullets

Shattering the protective shield

Laid there by those they loved.

For one day a year we honor you

For our lives,

It can never compare

Still we try

Thanking you on this day

For a million moments

You lived so we could too.

Heroes Die for Me

by Jamie Burns

I am the flag

I look down upon this land called America .

I have been here since this great nation was formed,

I have seen each battle fought

I have seen the heroes die for me, for my country

Thank you all those of you

Who have kept me flying in the breeze

Keeping this country united as one.

Thank you those of you who have sacrificed your lives,

Giving up all that I may still fly,

Watching over the citizens of this nation.

Thank you all those of you who have ever fought,

I am ever grateful for you.

You risked everything; you faced death each day,

Faced fear, faced many terrible things.

And because of you, my thank you's ring out,

Filling the sky, echoing from the hills

They find their way to the graveyards,

And to all of you still living,

You are a special kind of person.

To anyone who has ever served this country,

And to those serving today

Thank you.

As I watch life from atop my flagpole,

As I think of all you've done,

My feelings become too powerful for words

And all I can say is thank you.

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JESS0107 11/11/2011 2:09PM

    Thank you for sharing these poems with us!!

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GRAMPIAN 11/11/2011 11:46AM

  Thank you for the poems. Very appropriate.

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LADY_KATHY 11/11/2011 11:39AM

    My first husband was a Marine. He looked so good in his dress blues when we met. : )

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DIDMIS 11/11/2011 11:27AM

    Thank a veteran today. If he is your husband do something special for him.
If he is gone remember him.
Thanks for the poems.
My husband was a veteran and I had 3 brothers who were veterans, one who is still alive.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/11/2011 11:24AM

    :) I know a lot of marine family, lived in marine town :) grateful for all they have to put up eith, the WHOLE family

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Sunday, November 06, 2011


"I wish I were big enough honestly to admit all my shortcomings;
brilliant enough to accept praise without it making me arrogant;
tall enough to tower above deceit;
strong enough to welcome criticism;
compassionate enough to understand human frailties;
wise enough to recognize my mistakes;
humble enough to appreciate greatness;
staunch enough to stand by my friends;
human enough to be thoughtful of my neighbor;
and righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God."

•*´¨) † God's Blessings
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(¸.• ♥ Kathy ♥

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MARLIZG 11/11/2011 11:39AM

    u have a great attitude!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 7:47PM

    Nice goals to aspire to.

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PURPLELVR7 11/6/2011 5:40PM

    Love the poem - it would be awesome to meet those goals

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From Courage Does Not Always Roar

Monday, October 31, 2011

From Courage Does Not Always Roar
by Bobi Seredich

When life gets you down and the problems you face
are certainly more than your share...
When you run out of strength and you want to give up
because it's just too much to bear...

I want to remind you, my precious friend,
that you have what it takes inside...
extraordinary courage that may not ROAR
but it doesn't cower and hide.

It's the quiet voice inside you that says,
"Tomorrow I'll try again."
It's the courage to keep on going...
to see things through to the end.

You are not defined by this moment in time,
You are not what has happened to you.
It's the way that you choose to respond that matters
and what you decide to do.

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but a powerful choice we make.
It's the choice to move forward with PURPOSE and joy,
regardless of what it takes.

It's the courage that's found in ordinary women
who are HEROES in their own way...
exhibiting strength and fortitude
in life's challenges every day...

Valiant women of exceptional courage
with enduring power to cope...
taking each problem one day at a time
and never giving up HOPE.

These brave-hearted women have great resilience
and they lift each other as well...
bonded by a common understanding
each with a story to tell.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/31/2011 11:59PM

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