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Saffron last won the day on March 25

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About Saffron

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    Elite Member

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    East Coast of the US
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Taught as a child, made it my own as an adult.

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  • My Interests
    It's hard to find me without a paintbrush in my hand. I love art! Also enjoy singing, dancing, gardening, and cooking.I like culture, accents, also sampling food from different countries. My spice cabinet reflects this! I'm also fascinated by psychology- spent many years studying it.
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    The Bible, of course. Don't have time to read much else.
  • My favorite music
    I love all types of music. Really enjoy listening to music from different parts of the world.
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    I don't watch TV and rarely watch movies.. Clean ones are getting hard to come by.

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  1. Mental illness is prevalent these days. Treatment is often expensive, difficult to obtain, and even ineffective at times. Take the tremendous pain that these people suffer, add to it the horrible world conditions that we live in, plus not knowing Jehovah or having hope for the future, and what hope do they have? A person who is suicidal is just looking for their pain to end, nothing more, nothing less. By the time they are trying to follow through, they are usually beyond the point of realizing that this act doesn't stop the pain, only transfers it to others. By this point, they can't see it because their brain is telling them that no one cares and that their loved ones would be better off without them anyway.
  2. It is so difficult to read this update. So upsetting. I can not imagine what you all are going through over there. Satan is just so busy and this is just so awful. I think about you all frequently, praying for you all the time. Because you are always in my thoughts, I have sometimes thought about what I would do in your situation, dear sister @Victoria. Since you asked to hear the thoughts of others, my personal answer is that if it were possible and didn't go against anything in the Bible or any direction given by the FDS, I would leave. We are a worldwide organization, so it is possible to serve Jehovah anywhere. Of course others may see it differently or have different opinions. That's okay too. Sending lots of love and prayers your way, dear sister. May Jehovah sustain you no matter where you choose to serve Him.
  3. Sexual abuse in Islam

    I was actually talking to an elder and his wife about a talk that I heard.. Babylon the Great would be destroyed, but the talk brought out that Christendom would go down first, which was news to me at that time. In my mind, that meant that the false Christian churches would get hit first, followed by these other religions. So anyway, as I was chatting about all of this, they both looked at me in a puzzled way, then informed me that when the society referred to Christendom, they meant all false religion. I said "Oh, sorry. I always thought Christendom meant false Christians." They smiled and said no. So for years now I have trying to make their definition fit into whatever I was reading or listening to, which sometimes has been difficult. Thanks for the clarification.
  4. Sexual abuse in Islam

    I always thought that Christendom meant false Christian religions, but a brother told me that my understanding was wrong, that Christendom encompassed all false religions.. Now that I see this, I'm wondering again. Can anyone clarify? This whole thing with children absolutely turns my stomach. I feel disgust beyond words, can't imagine how Jehovah must feel.
  5. Wedge pillow

    I have an adjustable frame bed and sleep on an incline so much better. It's hard to sleep flat now.
  6. I wasn't aware of all of these medication shortages. What is the deal with that? Someone isn't making enough money? Has to be, otherwise there should not be shortages like this.
  7. The system in the US confuses me too. Lol I have very good private insurance which is pretty costly. Every time I go to a doctor, I have a co payment, then after the visit receive another bill. This is the portion that they insurance company does not feel like paying. I get stuck with that too. If I had any lab work or other tests done, perhaps they really don't feel like paying those either, so I the leftovers become my problem as well. The insurance companies here like to deny or limit service as well. For example: To treat back pain, I went to a chiropractor. The results were wonderful, but midway through treatment, the insurance company decided that I had gone enough. I have spent the past 6 months paying cash for my treatment.. along with my normal insurance premium. The good thing about health care in the US is that in an emergency, you can get treatment with or without money or insurance, unlike some countries where you could lay on a stretcher in bad shape, all treatment on hold until someone appears with money. There are also government programs available for healthcare the very poor and disabled.. I think. This requires an application and renewal every 6 months, but everything is covered.
  8. Absolutely loved the experience shared on this one!
  9. My favorite it actually painting while listening to JWB or relaxing music. Crocheting and knitting seem to also work well.
  10. Wine..Wine..Wine

    I like cab/merlot blends or maybe an Oregon Pinot Noir for the reds. Sometimes I get in the mood for German riesling, and that's about it for me. I'm pretty boring. Hahaa For those who like sweet wines, I would recommend ice wine.. it's a dessert wine that has been produced from grapes frozen on the vine and most are delicious.
  11. Wish they would add an eye roll button in between the sadness and confusion. I'd put it to good use. Lol Seriously. It never ceases to amaze me how much of every little thing people do is twisted up with fertility rituals or false gods.
  12. I don't either as far as public posts go, but I have had a chance to witness occasionally by private chat when the opportunity presents itself. One lady turned out to be a former nun with mild autism who wouldn't listen to anyone who came to her door, but couldn't escape the message completely because she heard it from me.
  13. I have been thinking Russia for a while, but these two seem even more likely a candidate. Together they probably would possess the power to fill this role.
  14. I was wondering the same. Could it be to keep US in check? Level the playing field? Can the king of the north be a combination like these two?
  15. Also of interest from the article about Rwanda's church closings: "The new legislation would require pastors to have a theology degree before they start their own churches so that they teach correct doctrine, said those familiar with the discussions."

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