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  1. Oh, wow! I thoroughly enjoyed Critical Times, even more so than All Things New and that used to be my favorite! I appreciated how the characters were imperfect, but stuck to Jehovah in the end. I'm right in the middle of The Unrighteous so I have to avoid spoilers for it. EK is an excellent writer, I hope he continues to write into the new system.
  2. Hi everyone, I was curious and wanted to ask you all a question. What are your top 3 favorite Kingdom songs? Whether it be from the old "Sing Praises" to the new "Sing out Joyfully"! I am stirred easily by beautiful music so of course kingdom songs never fail to bring warmth to my soul. And as tone deaf as I am, I know Jehovah is pleased when we praise him aloud. My #3 pick would be #61, "Forward, You Witnesses!". Learning of it's history stirs up appreciation and pride to be one Jehovah's people. My #2 pick is most definitely #39, "See Yourself When all is New", from "Sing to Jehovah". It foreshadows a time after Armageddon when we can truly be free to worship our Father and endlessly praise Him. My #1 song is has been my favorite since I was a child, first hearing the instrumental at a convention. It still moves my heart to this day, song number 29, "Living up to our name". 1. Glorious Jehovah, almighty, eternal, Perfect in justice, in power, in love. Source of all truth and of infinite wisdom, You rule as Sov’reign in heaven above. We as your people delight in your service; Your Kingdom truth we delight to proclaim. (CHORUS) Being your Witnesses, great is our priv’lege. Oh, may we ever live up to our name! 2. Working together in your sacred service Binds us as brothers in love and in peace. Teaching the truth and reflecting your glory Fill us with joy as your praises increase. Known by your name, O Jehovah, our Father, We have the honor to add to your fame. (CHORUS) Being your Witnesses, great is our priv’lege. Oh, may we ever live up to our name! Please, share your favorites!
  3. My family and I love this update, I've been dying to take notes without having to use epubs on my library! I think Jehovah hears the unspoken prayers and desires of his people and guides the faithful slave to do so.
  4. I'm too young to have experienced what my parents and grandparents described as real food. The closest they came to packaged food was food grown in the garden and then canned in a jar for the next season. Some claim to eat "raw", truly healthy foods, but even then the closest we try to get, it's still somehow been genetically modified, bleached, processed, packaged and stored for Jah knows how long. I'm planning to start a small balcony garden soon, but I'm struggling to find organic seeds for the varieties I'm looking for. I look forward to the day where I can grow and taste a perfectly sweet strawberry.
  5. There was also a video I believe yesterday? (sorry, bad memory) that had him proposing religious freedom between Palestine & Israel. I had to facepalm because someone created a video on Facebook with big words saying, "PROPHECY ALERT" because he mentioned peace and security for religious freedom. Obviously the video was aimed at the 2 mentioned countries, not the whole world, plus Babylon the great has not yet fallen. I just wish some of our brothers/sisters would stop and think before spreading headlines. Maybe we need a TV.JW broadcast specifically related to misuse of social media?
  6. just left the hospital, my family told me I had a seizure yesterday afternoon that I been having them in my sleep. don't remember it happening but I Feeling really exhausted. Sent me home so I'm happy to sleep in my own bed soon. Dr said I can't drive so I'm really bummed. I slept through our meeting this morning, hope everyone has a nice study. xx

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    2. lovejoypeace

      lovejoypeace

      Thanks so much for the well wishes, doing a lot better than before, hope everyone is having a nice morning.

    3. Loopy

      Loopy

      You have a good day to sister. Take care of yourself.  

    4. Vinnie

      Vinnie

      hugs and tears for what your going through.  Hope you feel better soon.

       

  7. Hot, humid and overcast in Florida, as per usual.
  8. This is a great reminder for all of us. We would never want to unintentionally put our spiritual friends in danger.
  9. It was recommended to me with another site called ovpn.se which is located in Sweden. Whichever site you choose, make sure it's not in the countries mentioned in the first post. The reason might sound horrible, but apparently trust.zone is used by people doing unsavory things online, because it doesn't log anything and can't be traced, whereas ovpn keeps logs of your activity, but simply doesn't share them. Above countries will share or sell this info to the highest bidder. I wanted all my bases covered, no one will take away my tv.jw.org!
  10. I use a site called trust.zone, they have a sale going on for 1 years service for about $40. They give you step-by-step instructions on how to set up once you've purchased it. Thank you Brother Neil, I appreciate that.
  11. This post is a bit long but I think it's an important read, if you use the internet. Sometime last year I learned that our location and online activities are being tracked by our internet service providers. When I did I believed it didn't involved me, since I don't visit any unsavory sites. I was enlightened later however when I learned these sites keep our data to be given to government agencies, and can even be sold to whoever's interested. When I saw what happened on the 20th of this month to our Russian brothers, it impelled me to share this with you today. Our religious freedom may one day be at stake, even if we think we live in a “free” country. The government can locate witnesses by their IP address, and block sites like jw.org (or even this site) from being accessed. They not only see what websites you visit, but how long you stay on a website, what you download and what you type in your search engine. To quote, here is an example an internet user mentioned: “It’s scary but maybe in the future you can’t get a job because the recruiter knows you searched on ‘how to deal with depression’ or anythings else that’s supposed to be private... Or you get a $100k fine because you pirated a movie or downloaded free music 15 years ago. ...You could be arrested for “liking” the wrong facebook page.” Obviously, as witnesses we have bigger issues to worry us, but even these points are still valid. If you aren't using one already, I highly recommend installing a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. A VPN protects your data & internet activities from being veiwed or sold. It also protects you when you are using someone else’s Wi-Fi (maybe during a field service break at a coffee shop) from stealing your information. It sets your location as a completely separate country. If you already have a VPN, make sure it's location is not based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States. These claim to be VPNs, but even they are under law to share information with the government. I use a site based in Seychelles, where they are under no law to share it. I'll recommend the sites recommended to me if the Administrators will allow it, I just thought that I should share. I haven't been on here long, but I can't imagine not having access to sites like this. Especially to the WOL and jw.org itself. Ultimately Jehovah will make a way for us to be fed spiritually, but doing this may help us to stay in contact.
  12. If they are just now discovering this, who knows how many more creatures can eat plastic? Maybe after armageddon, animals will hungrily appear in the our landfills, and help us clean up.