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Beggar for the Spirit

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Beggar for the Spirit last won the day on August 5 2017

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About Beggar for the Spirit

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Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Neil
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    Rocky Mountains
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    FEB 1995

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    A very long story. I will have to take some time to write it all out.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I enjoy playing Chess and a variety of sports such as Tennis, Basketball, and Football. I like to watch the Wimbledon, US Open, the NBA & NFL, and international soccer. I don't think of this as a hobby, but some of the most enjoyable moments I have had was when I was doing deep research on a particular question that developed in my mind from the scriptures or some theocratic question, and then finally finding the answer and seeing Jehovah's view on that specific matter! These are special moments to me because my mind is then opened up and I see how much Jehovah's ways are so incredibly more loving and higher than how I think! And so then these moments put me in "awe" of Him and that's when I realize that I just at that moment drew closer to Him! So these are moments that I really value and want to experience more.
    I also really love all animals and I have a burning desire to spend a great deal of time with the great variety of animals in the New World!
  • My favorite books
    Mostly astronomy, cosmology, and anything of science that helps me learn about Jehovah as the Great Designer and Engineer
  • My favorite music
    I do love music but I seem to like genres & artists that other brothers in my area don't really listen to like Mario Frangoulis(Greek Tenor), Vittorio, Josh Groban(saw him 2x live in concert), Andrea Bocelli, Lara Fabian.
    Yet I also really like 80s R&B like Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, James Ingram.
    There are other genres & singers I listen to like Marc Anthony(Spanish), Daughtry(Rock), and Sarah McLachlan.

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  1. Hi Sister Ginger, Can you explain this part in bold? Thanks
  2. The new IOS 12 update is loaded with new improvements and features, so for those who use iPhones/iPads I thought you would enjoy seeing all of the new features. Here is the list below, it is pretty massive. I highlighted in Green some features I thought were interesting or useful.
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    Taking Notes...

    These are paid apps on Apple but I really like these: Scrivener -- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrivener/id972387337 Notability -- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8 I prefer these apps because they have many more note taking abilities, such as highlighting, drawing, annotate, and images. I think for us to improve in our note taking, it is good to include some "visuals", so besides just highlighting, it is really helpful if we can add a quick drawing in our notes(simple things like an arrow connecting two thoughts together or 2 scriptures that connect, or drawing the Bible as a double edged sword, or the helmet of salvation, tree of knowledge, etc), these can be just basic drawings, nothing detailed. I can't draw well at all. But these little drawings help. OR you can add an image to the note you want, either later or if you have some time during the talk you can quickly add an image. Then when reviewing our notes later, the visual images/drawings help us to recall and remember the points easier! This is why "Mind Mapping" is helping some brothers and sisters as a better method of taking notes, preparing talks. There are other apps for Mind Mapping, but if a person prefers notes then I like the 2 apps above.
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    Taking Notes...

    Hi Richard, Are you using Android or Apple?
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    Think of Your Faith like the SUN

    Hi Dilip, Good questions. If we want to do a good thing but for circumstances beyond our control we are unable to, Jehovah doesn't view us as bad or not trying to be virtuous. But usually, there is some good thing we can do, even if it is something small. For example, we learn that a disaster hit an area in which our brothers/sisters and Kingdom Halls were affected but we are unable to go and help provide relief. We could still do "good" by at least offering prayers to Jehovah on behalf of these suffering brothers/sisters and we could even send an extra donation. But "Virtue" is more about who we are as a person. Are we a moral person? Are we continually trying to live by Jehovah's standards? Notice this good point. So Jehovah may view a person as "virtuous" if they have goodness of character, when they try their best each day to follow His loving ways, although imperfectly. So even if we don't do good sometimes when we could have, we have the Ransom thankfully, and how grateful we are that Jehovah views our overall moral character and not our mistakes.
  6. How can you and I strengthen our “Faith”? This illustration may help: Our Sun is super-bright and powerful, but it is only this way because Jehovah formed it from heavy elements such as carbon, nitrogen, magnesium, iron. These heavy elements are very rare in the universe, and especially rare inside stars/suns similar in size to our Sun. In fact, our Sun has 50% more heavy elements than other stars similar in size and age! So our sun is exceptional, being composed of these rare yet powerful elements. “Faith” is just like our sun. True faith in Jehovah and His promises are rare today. And the only way our Faith can shine brightly and be powerful is if it is made up of specific powerful “elements”. So if you have been desiring to strengthen your faith, then you may appreciate this scriptural way of doing so. There are 7 powerful “elements” needed for a shining and powerful Godly “Faith”. Here is 1 of the elements below, which interestingly, is not 1 that we may normally think of as having a direct relationship to building our faith. The other 6 elements are in an article I also linked below. I hope this helps you as it has helped me in better understanding what genuine faith is "composed of" and how I need these 7 “elements” if I want to have a powerful faith that can withstand any trial. This article(and the entire series) could be great for a personal study project or Family Worship. Element: VIRTUE ". . .put forth all earnest effort to supply to your faith virtue " (2PE 1:5-7) *** w93 7/15 p. 13 par. 1 Respond to God’s Promises by Exercising Faith *** https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1993523
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    Nation of Israel.

    Hi Brother Ron, So to tie together what Richard shared in his post with what you heard the speaker mention at the convention, Jehovah made sure that whatever "clothing" each Israelite had when leaving Egypt did not wear out in the many years and decades in the wilderness. So most Israelites had various clothing and shoes and none of these ever wore out. What about when the children/teenagers grew out of their clothes? Then Jehovah miraculously lengthened the sleeves Haha, no, simply the outgrown clothing, which had not wore out, would be given to younger ones.
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    How to fix my buzzing headset

    Hi Alexa, May I ask what the name of your wired headset is?
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    S7 screen issues

    Hi Richard, I agree with Qapla, I would definitely return that phone. Even if you get it working for a while, it may start having problems again very soon. EBAY can have some real good deals, but for electronics I am hesitant to buy as some sellers don't disclose the full truth about their product. Sorry you are having issues with this "new" phone .
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    Ordering computers from Amazon Prime?

    Hi Joao, I just sent you a PM also
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    Ordering computers from Amazon Prime?

    I will send you the PM I sent to Shawn
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    Darwin's colleague broke away from him, why?

    Hi Michael, Thanks for those quotes. The other quote I had about Wallace is found on the link that Christopher posted .
  13. Sometimes we encounter people who believe in evolution and who glorify Charles Darwin. But yet they may be unaware that Darwin had "co-discovered" the theory of natural selection with a colleague named Alfred Russel Wallace. But yet this colleague broke away from Darwin soon after, because while their theories were similar, there was a major difference! And 1 author wrote this interesting statement, "Wallace broke with Darwin and became, arguably, the founding father of modern intelligent design theory."
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    Ordering computers from Amazon Prime?

    I sent you a PM Shawn, I hope this information helps you.
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    Ordering computers from Amazon Prime?

    Hi Shawn, 1 concern is if a person buys a Laptop on Amazon but the order is actually from a 3rd party. If the seller is Dell or some major company that has a good return policy or warranty, then likely no problem. But if the 3rd party is some computer store that you are unfamiliar with, then you have to go specifically to this 3rd party's warranty policy to see if it is good. And then in the reviews if there are any people complaining about not getting any customer service or having issues with getting their money back, then these might be some warning signs. Also, I have talked with office Depot and they often will match Amazon's prices. So if you find the same laptop at Office Depot but the price is a more, you can ask them if they will match Amazon's price and then if so, you will have a local store to help you with returns, warranty issues, etc. There are several laptops I am looking at also after doing some research, I can send you the links if you are interested? Let me know, glad to help
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