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About Beggar for the Spirit

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  • Gender
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    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. Beggar for the Spirit

    Opinion Piece about JW's in Nigeria.

    With good spiritual thoughts like this, I can see this reporter becoming our brother
  2. "LOVE"

    is not something we invented. Love transcends the dimensions of time and space, 

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    2. Beggar for the Spirit

      Beggar for the Spirit

      Good points Ruben! (tu)

      And you have a good memory.  I liked how those thoughts of "Love" can connect with our scriptural understanding of just how powerful and transcendent love is!

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      *** it-2 p. 275 Love ***
      Jehovah’s love toward mankind is that of a Father toward his children. (Mt 5:45) He spares nothing that is for their good, no matter what it costs him; his love transcends anything that we can feel or express

       

    3. Vinnie

      Vinnie

      Prayer gives us multi-dimensional communication with our maker. How cool is that?

    4. ChocoBro

      ChocoBro

      Mind-blowing thought

  3. Beggar for the Spirit

    CONFETTI

    I would never throw confetti!!! I would eat it
  4. Beggar for the Spirit

    Religion - History

    Hi Greg, I was thinking about an illustration but it may not be exactly what you were looking for. But I will share it with you anyway and maybe it can help with some ideas for the kind of illustration you are looking for. Throughout all of history, people from every society have went out sailing on the ocean. But no matter their culture, language, race, they all have 1 thing in common, they are inclined to ask: "I wonder what is below the surface?" Similarly, throughout all of history, people from every society have been inclined to search for the "deeper" meaning of life, a spiritual search for a higher power, Creator, God. These spiritual desires have started many religions, and therefore religion has been an intricate part of every society.
  5. Hi Richard, I know very little about the Queen or the British Monarchy, but if the Queen presently does not have much political influence, maybe the answer to your question is that nothing major will happen in the political climate of the UK after she dies. But on the other hand, I don't think an Archduke has much political power, but the assassination of 1 Archduke in 1914 triggered a major worldwide event! So I guess we never know.
  6. Beggar for the Spirit

    all things star trek

    So when is the next "Star Trek" movie coming out?
  7. Glad about the verdict But sad about this family. There may have even been more to this former brother's judicial situation than was reported. And for his 15yr old daughter to have already been disfellowshipped indicates that likely there were severe problems in that family.
  8. Hi Stavro, Thanks for mentioning this. I have watched the NFL for many decades but I had never heard of this. Do you know what year this started, the military paying the NFL? How much is the NFL paid?
  9. Hi Ruben, For many of us, it is hard to give up or "miss out" on something we enjoy that is a conscience matter, whether it is a movie, a sport, etc. So I think it shows a good spirituality about you, as you are trying to follow your conscience. As for me, well I hope you don't mind me saying this, but I enjoy the World Cup matches as I really enjoy seeing the best soccer players in the world perform. However, while I may like a certain team because I like their players, like Argentina or Spain, I don't like these teams because of the country represented. You might appreciate this experience. During 1 World Cup Finals some years ago, we had a fun gathering of a number of brothers and sisters who enjoyed soccer and wanted to watch the Finals. We all enjoyed it, we laughed and cheered, but no one was fanatical or patriotic toward a certain team. But I also realize that it is a good idea for some to avoid watching the World Cup if they have had issues with nationalism, being fanatical about soccer or for any other reasons. I do appreciate how you are following your conscience, not just with the World Cup, but with other entertainment.
  10. Hi Victoria, Sometimes a brother or sister or family determines that it is best for them to try and flee and move to some place they feel is safer. So a person or family could have many more reasons why they feel they should flee compared to reasons for staying. But even if there is only 1 reason to stay and that is out of love for their friends, then how beautiful that is in Jesus and Jehovah's eyes that this person/family made such a major sacrifice out of love to remain and help their friends! That is 1 of the highest forms of love we can show to our friends, and that is what you did! I wanted to mention this to you for several reasons: 1} Even though life where you are can be sad and even frightening, please take courage in the fact the love that you are showing for your friends conquers evil. "Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good" (RO 12:21) "Love never fails" (1CO 13:8) 2} And whatever freedoms you may lose or things you may suffer because of your decision to remain to help your friends, these will not compare to the rewards you will receive from our Father Jehovah. ". . .whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." (2CO 9:6) Because you have sown "bountifully" with love to your friends and with love for Jehovah, you will "reap bountifully", not only will Jehovah reward you, but your friends will love you even more, now that is definitely reaping "bountifully"!
  11. I thought that was a wonderful way this sister explained her "cleaning" or way of worship. This is a good example for us because we also some day may have to respond to officials, investigators, a judge. And rather than just saying, "Well this is what our organization teaches", it is better to express our bible based belief. Of course our belief does come from being taught by Jehovah's sons, but just because a religion teaches something doesn't mean you personally believe it. So I thought this sister's response was excellent, and she also was able to mention God's name, what a good witness she gave.
  12. Beggar for the Spirit

    H to O ......

    Last year I came across a brief video that was explaining how "water" is proof of intelligent design. The video was actually made in order to promote a book that was written just about water and intelligent design. The video had good points of reasoning, I will try to find it and post it. Of course the FDS has known about the amazing design of water for years. Here are some outstanding points made about water, including how water has a "skin", like Mandi mentioned. Water is finely tuned for life! (Edit) I found the video! Here is the link: https://evolutionnews.org/2017/10/water-ultimate-giver-of-life-points-to-intelligent-design/
  13. Beggar for the Spirit

    Chaos in Gaza

    Were the riots mainly because of the US embassy in Jerusalem? Or for another reason?
  14. Beggar for the Spirit

    Chess mystery in the world today

    So then which is the most the most powerful in the world, the KON or the KOS? The answer is just like in chess: Depends on the situation Here are some examples:
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