Daily Archives: November 9, 2013

Jesus, Set Me Free!!

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Galatians 5:1

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Stand firm, then,

and do not let yourselves be burdened again

by a yoke of slavery.”

It hasn’t always been this way…

I remember brighter days!

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(My son, Casey… and our drama team choreographer, Kaya… at a community Outreach)

Before the dark ones came…

Stole my mind…

Wrapped my soul in chains!

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Now I live among the dead…

Fighting voices in my head…

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Hoping someone hears me crying in the night

And carries me away…

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Set me free of the chains holding me...

Is anybody out there hearing me?

Set me free!!

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Morning breaks another day

Finds me crying in the rain…

All alone with my demons I am!

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Who is this man that comes my way?

The dark ones shriek…

They scream His Name!!!

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Is this the One they say will set the captives free?

Jesus, rescue me!!!

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As the God man passes by…

He looks straight through my eyes!

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And darkness cannot hide!!

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Do you want to be free?

Lift your chains…

I hold the key!!

All power on Heav’n and Earth belong to Me!!!
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You are free !
You are free !!
You are free!!!!

Do you want to be Free???

Romans 8:1-2

“Therefore,

there is now no condemnation

for those who are in Christ Jesus,

because through Christ Jesus

the law of the Spirit who gives life

has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

John 8:36

“So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.”

Amen!!

Eternal Peace at Pearl Harbor

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,

which is annually on December 7th,

commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii,

during World War II.

We remember the many American service men and women who died or were injured

when Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii,

was attacked on December 7, 1941.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

is also referred to as

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

or Pearl Harbor Day.

     On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings. The flag should be flown at half-mast to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

     Many associations, especially those linked with Pearl Harbor survivors or those who died from the attack, participate in special services to commemorate the event. Memorial services are held at venues such as the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Other activities include: wreath-laying ceremonies; keynote speeches by those associated with the event; luncheons; media stories on survivors’ recollections of the Pearl Harbor attack; and school activities to educate students about the attack on Pearl Harbor in relation to World War II history.

     On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and lead to great losses of life and equipment. More than 2000 American citizens were killed and more than 1000 were injured. The Americans also lost a large proportion of their battle ships and nearly 200 aircraft that were stationed in the Pacific region. More than 60 Japanese servicemen were killed, injured or captured. The Japanese Navy also lost five midget submarines and 29 aircraft.

     The Japanese military had hoped that the attack on Pearl Harbor would prevent the United States of America from increasing her influence in the Pacific. However, the events in Pearl Harbor actually led to the escalation of World War II. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and so entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt in a speech to Congress stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy”. Shortly afterwards, Germany also declared war on the United States. In the months that followed the attack, the slogan “Remember Pearl Harbor” swept the United States and radio stations repeatedly played a song of the same name.

     In 1991, which marked the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Congress established the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal. This is also known as the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal and can be awarded to any veteran of the United States military who were present in or around Pearl Harbor during the attack by the Japanese military. The medal can be awarded to civilians, who were killed or injured in the attack.

     Memorials have been built to remember or to symbolize the day. For example, the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor is a marble memorial built over the sunken USS Arizona, which was dedicated in 1962. The memorial remembers all military personnel who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. The memorial was designed by architect Alfred Preis, an Austrian-born resident who lived in Honolulu and was placed at a detainment camp after the Pearl Harbor attack as part of the internment policy of Japanese and German Americans at the time.

     Another memorial that commemorates Pearl Harbor Day is the USS Utah, a battleship that was attacked and sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A memorial to honor the crew of the USS Utah was dedicated on the northwest shore of Ford Island, near the ship’s wreck, in 1972. The ship was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. It is also Utah’s official state ship. Memorabilia, books, and movies about the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 have also been made available to the public over the years.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/pearl-harbor-remembrance-day

May you rest in peace!

Romans 15:33

“The God of peace be with you all.  Amen.”

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along????

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Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.”

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Philippians 2:3-4

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition

or vain conceit.

Rather, in humility

value others above yourselves,

not looking to your own interests

but each of you to the interests of the others.”

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Matthew 7:12

“So in everything,

do to others

what you would have them do to you,

for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

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James 3:6

“The tongue also is a fire,

a world of evil among the parts of the body.

It corrupts the whole body,

sets the whole course of one’s life on fire,

and is itself set on fire by hell.”

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Check out this video!!

http://dogwork.com/dog-polarbear

Polar Bears and Siberian Huskies Playing!!

(The black and white one, looks just like our “Precious Little Girl!!”)

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1 John 4:19-21

“We love because He first loved us.

Whoever claims to love God

yet hates a brother or sister is a liar.

For whoever does not love their brother and sister,

whom they have seen,

cannot love God,

whom they have not seen.

And He has given us this command:

Anyone who loves God

must also love their brother and sister.”

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Romans 12:18

“If it is possible,

as far as it depends on you,

live at peace with everyone.”

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John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you:

Love one another.

As I have loved you,

so you must love one another.

By this everyone will know that

you are my disciples,

if you love one another.”

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Hebrews 12:14

“Make every effort

to live in peace with everyone

and to be holy;

without holiness

no one will see the Lord.

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Proverbs 19:11

“A person’s wisdom

yields patience;   

it is to one’s glory

to overlook an offense.”

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Proverbs 17:14

“Starting a quarrel

is like breaching a dam;   

so drop the matter

before a dispute breaks out.”

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Matthew 6:12-13

“And forgive us our debts,    

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,    

but deliver us from the evil one.”

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Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words

       are a honeycomb,    

sweet to the soul

and healing to the bones.”

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1 Timothy 6:3-5

“If anyone teaches otherwise

and does not agree to the

sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ

and to godly teaching,

they are conceited and understand nothing.

They have an unhealthy interest

in controversies and quarrels

about words

that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 

and constant friction between people of corrupt mind,

who have been robbed of the truth

and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.”

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Ephesians 5:21

Submit to one another

out of reverence for Christ.”

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Matthew 6:12-15

“For if you forgive other people

when they sin against you,

your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive others their sins,

your Father will not forgive your sins.”

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You may be a polar bear…

You may be a husky,

But see how nice you can play together? 

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Let’s play nice!! 

God calls us to love one another…

And get along!

Read the Scriptures…

Obey them…

Go love on someone!! 

And give them a big  polar bear hug!

Amen!

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Stage 2 Improv!! They’re Back!! Go See It!!

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Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,
Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,
Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,

My son’s in the show!!

Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2pm

January 4th/5th, 11th/12th, 18th/19th, 25th/26th

Because they’re “so widely popular.”

http://www.naplesillustrated.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=2214

“Laugh until you cry with Stage 2 Improv.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18.

Call 239-263-7990

Or purchase online at www.naplesplayers.org.

Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jul/23/curtain-up-stage-2-improv-troupe-keep-the-laughs/

“For 20 dollars you can go downtown

and see a group of personable,

quick-witted young (or at least young-ish)

performers play the improv game…

If you have been to improv,

you know the drill.

Audience members contribute ideas —

celebrity names, vegetables, places —

and then the cast has to do something with them…

So go…and have some goofy fun.”

Mike Santos, Kat Ebaugh, and Meg Pryor

Meg and Judith talk about the benefits of Leg Hair Removal

Brad Goetz, Bukki Sittler, and Guy Glover

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisational_theatre

“Improvisational theatre…

often allows an interactive relationship with the audience.

Improv groups frequently solicit suggestions from the audience as a source of inspiration,

a way of getting the audience involved, and as a means of proving that the performance is not scripted.

That charge is sometimes aimed at the masters of the art,

whose performances can seem so detailed that viewers may suspect the scenes are planned.

In order for an improvised scene to be successful,

the improvisers involved must work together responsively to define the parameters and action of the scene,

in a process of co-creation.

With each spoken word or action in the scene, an improviser makes an offer,

meaning that he or she defines some element of the reality of the scene.

This might include giving another character a name, identifying a relationship, location,

or using mine to define the physical environment.

These activities are also known as endowment.

It is the responsibility of the other improvisers to accept the offers that their fellow performers make;

to not do so is known as blocking, negation, or denial,

which usually prevents the scene from developing.

Some performers may deliberately block (or otherwise break out of character) for comedic effect—

this is known as gagging

but this generally prevents the scene from advancing and is frowned upon by many improvisers.

Accepting an offer is usually accompanied by adding a new offer, often building on the earlier one;

this is a process improvisers refer to as “Yes, And…”

and is considered the cornerstone of improvisational technique.

Every new piece of information added helps the improvisers to refine their characters and progress the action of the scene.

The unscripted nature of improv also implies no predetermined knowledge about the props that might be useful in a scene.

Improv companies may have at their disposal some number of readily accessible props that can be called upon at a moment’s notice,

but many improvisers eschew props in favor of the infinite possibilities available through mime.

In improv,

this is more commonly known as ‘space object work’ or ‘space work’, not ‘mime’,

and the props and locations created by this technique, as ‘space objects’.

As with all improv offers,

improvisers are encouraged to respect the validity and continuity of the imaginary environment

defined by themselves and their fellow performers;

this means, for example, taking care not to walk through the table

or “miraculously” survive multiple bullet wounds from another improviser’s gun.

Because improvisers may be required to play a variety of roles without preparation,

they need to be able to construct characters quickly with physicality, gesture, accents, voice changes,

or other techniques as demanded by the situation.

The improviser may be called upon to play a character of a different age or sex.

Character motivations are an important part of successful improv scenes,

and improvisers

must therefore attempt to act according to the objectives that they believe their character seeks.”

Hey, this is hard work…

But soooo much fun!!

And for more laughs…

Follow them to…

Marco Island!

http://islandtheatercompany.com/stage2improv/

February 14 & 15 and March 21 & 22
Evening Shows 7:30 p.m.

Island Theater Company

Marco Island’s Community Theater

info@theateronmarco.com or 239-394-0080

LOL

You will not be disappointed!!

Really…

You’ll be…

Laughing Out Loud!!

Isaiah 61:10

“I delight greatly in the Lord;   

my soul rejoices in my God.”

 Ecclesiastes 3:4

“…a time to laugh…”

Amen!