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  • How I found the Truth
    Mom knew the Truth before I was born. Sisters knocked on our door and Mom got reactivated. We moved to another state and I began attending meetings and studied.

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    By James Herriot, veterinarian from Yorkshire.
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    Mind how you treat people on your way up. You will meet them again on your way down.

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  1. I've 'only' been working on my house for 26 years . . You made my day today 😉
  2. Undoubtedly, if certain elements of Satan's world want to experiment, to see how far they can go and how much they can get away with, Jehovah's Witnesses must look like a nice soft target to them.
  3. Doug

    Hey You Guys!

    That is so interesting. Just looking briefly at the Wikipedia content, I had to look up the word 'recusant'. This was used to describe his step-father, "a recusant Catholic". More on this please. Why do bank robbers sometimes wear the Guy Fawkes mask? What's the message ?
  4. Doug

    Hey You Guys!

    Kejedo, I love your comments and observations. If you need a project to do, consider a deep-dive on subject 'jargon through the ages'. In high school, everything was 'boss'. "That is so boss". Then it was 'rad'. Then it was 'dope'. "That new song is 'dope'. I think, currently, it's 'sick'. I can feel my hair turning grey as my yearbook pages turn yellow. Just for fun, I go back to 'boss' when speaking to 20-somethings. I say "Dude, that is so boss' and they kind of look at me like "Wait, is that what we're saying' now? Is that sick or what" ?
  5. Since I watched, I have had a fight against temptation in my life. When I felt I had gotten the upper hand, this video came to mind. I couldn't stop smiling.
  6. Doug

    Orthodox Church Splits

    I know the topic is about the Russian Orthodox church v. Ukraine Orthodox church. However, I read that the United Methodist General Conference is having a special session this month, February 2019, to vote on a plan regarding same-sex marriage and the acceptance of LGBTQ clergy in the church. United Methodist was founded in 1968 and is the second largest Protestant denomination behind Southern Baptist. One plan under consideration is to let each congregation decide for themselves. Perhaps a name change will be in order? The Methodist Cafeteria church? Pay at the door - Pick and Choose as you wish.
  7. Heads of State, as individuals, cannot know everything going on within their administrations. Thus, they have little choice but to rely on 'advisors '. We often read that 'So-and-So is close to the President, a trusted advisor '. What's happening in Russia reminds me of the account in Esther. The scheming Haman the Agagite advised King Ahasuerus to issue a royal, irrevocable, decree for the purpose of annihilating the Jews. Imagine someone in Russia explaining to Putin what was happening to JW's on his watch. Would Putin say "Huh? What?" . When evil Haman's scheme was revealed, King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther "You may now write in the King's name whatever you see fit in behalf of the Jews". The king granted permission to the Jews to defend their lives. The text of the document was to be ISSUED AS LAW. It's a thrilling account of Jehovah's wisdom and authority over human rulers and powerful advisors. Jehovah has allowed this persecution in Russia to proceed, but he knows how the story will end.
  8. Doug

    Witness memes

    I would like someone to create meme 'cause I don't know how. Would like to see one side showing Christendom's Jesus (long hair, frail etc) . The other side showing the image of Jesus from the 1/27/19 WT study article, (the one with Peter behind him). Caption: Jehovah's Son ! or Jesus, The Man !
  9. Doug

    New Arms Race

    Update: Russia announced they will follow the U.S. and withdraw from the treaty. The treaty is regarded as out of date, and the superpowers want to update their defenses with hypersonic weaponry. Also, China wasn't included in the treaty which resulted in their advantage to pursue advanced weaponry with impunity. Now, Kings of the North and South want to catch up and leap ahead. A new chapter of pushing and shoving.
  10. Doug

    Did You Hear?

    Nice photo of the lads. I heard there's another documentary coming with 'never seen before ' images. I hope John and George will learn to love Jehovah in the New World.
  11. My wife says I never listen to her. I said. . . . . . . . . . "What?"
  12. Along the same idea, I'm a building contractor. In my secular life, MUCH is subjective. A client can ask me how much I charge and my answer can be "How much you got?" or, "depends on the mood I'm in." I realized a long time ago that I need to be FREE of anxiety as I go door to door. I cannot worry about who could be behind the door. Whether it's a client or not. So, I make it a point to be fair with all my clients. If one of them opens the door I can smile big and ask how's everything ? Because I have NOTHING to be ashamed of. I can't imagine living any other way. It seems the South Korean prosecutor is a smart counselor. The definition of Integrity is "doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
  13. I'm on top of a mountain here. The weather last night was wicked. The big problem is all the tourists trying to get out at the same time. There is only one practical route to go west back home. We went out in service after meeting and had a good time. We stopped at 4:15 p.m. I made it home at 5:00, which I was happy about. Our service group driver sent me a text at 5:30 asking if I made it home. I said I did, but I'm afraid he would have more difficulty than me due to where he lives. At 10:10 p.m. he sent a text "We can't get home. Traffic totally stopped". He and his wife and two kids spent the night with a single brother who lives in an RV. !!!
  14. The commentary on John 8:28 is among the best ever. "Sentiments in our hearts will eventually show up in our actions". Oh, so true. Along the same line of thought, another text commented "Our choices reveal more about us than do our abilities" . Small personal experience; I gave the memorial talk for my mother in 2016. Needless to say, it was an intense experience. Once it was over, several came up to me to say they really appreciated the talk and the personal touch. I was SO relieved that all I could say was 'I worked so hard on that talk'. Upon reflection, I regretted that comment, I should have given all credit to Jehovah. Instead of making it about me, how much work I put in. I've apologized to Jehovah for my indiscretion.

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