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Luezette

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    Brooklyn, NY
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    A knock on the door. Seriously, I was very involved in the church but left because of the immorality, though I too was a part of it. Then I began having domestic problems, but felt it was God punishing me for leaving the church. So amidst all the turmoil prayed for God to help me and to forgive me for leaving the church. Then, I couldn't understand it then, but I felt a calmness, got into bed and the next morning two sisters knocked at my door! This is why when I hear of experiences of someone praying and a sister or brother knocks at their door, I can really relate.

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  • My Interests
    Music, dancing, research, reading, thinking, writing...not necessarily in that order. Lol.
  • My favorite books
    Bible of course and our literature. Secularly: drama, classics, architecture, museums, book stores, libraries.
  • My favorite music
    Kingdom melodies of course. Secularly: jazz, old school, latin, blues.
  • My favorite movies
    Honeymooners, I love Lucy, Court dramas, Investigation such as FBI Files, etc.
  • My favorite quotes
    "What goes around comes around." However, I like how Jehovah says it: "...For whatever a man is sowing; this he will also reap..."

    Think outside the box. Jehovah says that better too at Eph. 4:22-24.

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  1. Well folks, though my new gym considers cycling a class, personally I consider working out a class.

    So today I had my very first class today called "Total Body" and it truly worked the total body. It was serious work, yet so much fun! 

    But it wouldn't be fair to say it was all me. A woman took me under her wings and very patiently showed me the proper way to even hold the kettles, dumbbells, how to properly move my body. I honestly don't know what I would've done without her. I mean, the trainer did his part (it wasn't Yusuf though, he had a class prior to this one), but the trainer for the "Total Body" said I did good. 

    So I'm going to stay with this class until I'm strong enough for Yusef's class (abs and butt) which is a bit more strenuous I was told, plus continue with the cycling, though according to their posted schedule Yusuf also has the "Total Body" class too at times. Actually, I think you can do all the classes if you have the time. They even have running called the 14 day challenge to lose weight, though I don't think I'm interested. 

    I feel I'm finally doing something other than ride a stationary bike. :yes:

    But actually, I'm still a member of Planet Fitness, which I'll remain until next summer when the contract ends. This way I can use them to practice some "moves" once I'm at PRX. 

     

    1. Luezette

      Luezette

      And even though in the past I've felt good after working out at Planet Fitness (which was and is still the best, in my opinion, compared to Living Well Lady, and Lucille Roberts), Planet Fitness never made me feel like I've accomplished something, never made me feel strong. But that's how I feel. Others may have had, or have a different experience. 

      All I'm certain of is tonight was an unbelievable experience! 

  2. Nothing. It's completely empty...as usual. Lol

  3. Answering Questions...

    Oh, well it's not a service connected question, but rather I was asking someone online about someone else and she answered as above. I decided though, to leave it alone figuring that maybe I stepped on her toes or something. Oh, it was a simple enough question such as is the person she knows is ok. I guess I was too thrown off a little by her response. Sooo, thought I'll bring it here in this thread if you guys don't mind.
  4. What do you guys think it means when someone says "Sadly I can't answer that question"?
  5. Well I saw my new primary doctor today and I like her, a lot. Sooo, it's a match. 

    1. kejedo

      kejedo

      I'm glad you like your primary. That is so positive. My primary changed my oncologist, b/c we still do not have a definitive or working diagnosis. I am hoping for a confirmed appointment schedule by mid nov, so I can try to plan my service time better.  You gut it going on Sis. Keep shining.

       

  6. And the blessings keep coming! 

    Yesterday I wasn't able to attend the meeting because of the old body acting up. So I hooked up on the telephone line though I managed to miss the public talk still because of falling asleep, but I was able to get at least half of the WA study. 

    Soo, today I was still feeling out of it but it was like Jehovah said "Get up, I got you" because the next I knew a sister calls me, and the next I knew I'm downtown in service with her! (It helped with her saying she baked carrot cake and she has a piece for me, lol).

    But last night my oldest son texted me and told me that this past Wednesday night he represented his congregation in prayer, and read the paragraphs! So now, I have one son giving the public talk in my congregation Dec. 10, 2017, and another son offering the prayer in his congregation plus read the paragraphs at his congregation book study! 

    Yes, the blessings keep coming! When Jehovah blesses us, he's not stingy!! 

    So my loving friends, DON'T GIVE UP! Oh no, we're not serving our generous God for the blessings, but when he does, he definitely does! 

  7. And the blessings keep coming! 

    Yesterday I wasn't able to attend the meeting because of the old body acting up. So I hooked up on the telephone line though I managed to miss the public talk still because of falling asleep, but I was able to get at least half of the WA study. 

    Soo, today I was still feeling out of it but it was like Jehovah said "Get up, I got you" because the next I knew a sister calls me, and the next I knew I'm downtown in service with her! (It helped with her saying she baked carrot cake and she has a piece for me, lol).

    But last night my oldest son texted me and told me that this past Wednesday night he represented his congregation in prayer, and read the paragraphs! So now, I have one son giving the public talk in my congregation Dec. 10, 2017, and another son offering the prayer in his congregation plus read the paragraphs at his congregation book study! 

    Yes, the blessings keep coming! When Jehovah blesses us, he's not stingy!! 

    So my loving friends, DON'T GIVE UP! Oh no, we're not serving our generous God for the blessings, but when he does, he definitely does! 

  8. Raising Children...

    (I need to go to bed. I don't know why, not really, I'm still up. It could be my bipolar is getting ready to act up as in the manic phase. Insomnia is a symptom). Anyway, there's a sister in our congregation who recently was reinstated (guiltily I think it was almost two months ago). Anyway, while she was still DF, I made it a point to treat her as the human being that she is. If I came in during the meeting, and found a seat but I had to pass her to get to the seat, I always said "excuse me." One day after sitting down and there was an empty seat between us where I put my things and she politely moved her things over a bit to accomodate mine, I thanked her. I made it a point to speak to her son who was there. Why these things? Well just because she was DF at that time didn't make her less human. Also, I remember my DFing days years ago (so now y'all know) and I remember some kindnesses the friends showed to me. Also, and this is really the main reason I did what I did towards her, remembering that Jehovah still loved her helped. DFing is an act of love from Jehovah. It's discipline yes, harsh discipline yes (I liken it to a spanking. The one with a switch you had to go out and get, and it had better not be a skinny one too). Yet Jehovah doesn't discipline anyone unless he loves them. So Jehovah never stopped loving my sister, me, and all those who were DF at some time in their life or is now. Yes, if we would just understand the purpose of discipline, we wouldn't shun those who were or are disciplined outside of Jehovah's instructions. I remember and will never forget one night my children and I were walking to the meetings (during my DFing period). I accepted it because really, it was my fault. Not happy about it, but keeping in mind that Jehovah still loved me helped me to bear it. Anyway, we saw one of the brothers driving by on his way to the meeting one night. Then all of a sudden he stopped, motioned for us to get in, and away we went to the meeting. I was elated to say the least. After parking and getting out, I just said a very quiet "thank you." I'll never forget it. NEVER!!! That kindness helped me even more to at least TRY to prove myself worthy for Jehovah to take me back which he did in 2002!!! Jehovah is indeed worthy of every single effort we make. Even the effort of treating DF ones respectfully (within Jehovah's guidelines) because they're still humans, and Jehovah still loves them. He never stopped. He just took that strap and whooped their hinnies that's all. Yeah it hurts as all spankings do, but in the end it's beneficial.
  9. Raising Children...

    Thank you Lucy. And while I too love scientific reports such as the brain (which is why I love CSI's investigations, well any investigative shows really), there are limits. While at a mall one day during the time period when fights at a McDonald's restaurant were in vogue, the mall weren't allowing high school students in. Well that particular day while security were doing their best to maintain order, one security man was very stern with one young man with him getting in the security's face over and over with "I'M A MAN!" As I sat there watching it tickled me. Why? Well evidently the young man felt that because he was at least 18, maybe 21, no one is supposed to tell him what to do, especially preventing "a man" from doing as he pleases at a mall. Jehovah admonishes us to train our children, he even specifies an age, "from infancy" (as in the case of Timothy). He told the Israelites to congregate themselves, as well as their children to hear his laws, etc. He even gave us videos with Sophia and Caleb with their parents instructing them in Jehovah's ways. If we look closely or closer we see their parents while instructing them, expecting them to apply what they're taught. No, a one time job of instruction won't work, not even with we adults, so we have Jehovah instructing parents to "go on bringing them up in the discipline and admonition of Jehovah." There are, of course, other scriptures saying the same things, but different ways. When we train our children, for example, to sit still and quietly at the meetings, we are incalculating in them respect for Jehovah and all that involves him. And what does Jehovah do concerning that training? He expects the children to be obedient. He lets the children know that yes indeed, they, at that young age must answer to Jehovah as he says at Eph. 6: 3 "so that it may go well with you..." Such "well with you" is not limited to spiritual things, but life in general. So yes, though science is a great thing that even I love, it has it limits. Jehovah is telling us without spelling it out that even young children are free moral agents, capable of deciding for themselves what is right or wrong. Have you ever seen a child playing with his or her toys, then another child comes up, and wants to play with the toys? Now the first child has to decide what to do. Should or should he not share his toys? What to do? The decision, at that young age will be based on what he was taught. So he decides to share. That decision was based on him being a free moral agent, made and able to make decisions coupled with what he was taught. Now on the other hand if he witness his parents being stingy or always chooing other children away from their child, he may decide not to share, still being a decision that he made. Like I said, I absolutely love science! (Though not too much in a class setting, lol). I also love psychology and how the mind/ body works, and so love to read up on it. The library and Barnes & Noble are my favorite places outside of our meeting places. I'm dead serious!! To get in a conversation with people at those places is such a thrill I can't explain in words. Starbucks, Tea shops are other places. Oh man! And the village? Whew! Nothing but great conversations. I even met a professional dancer at the village one day. What a conversation we had! And in case you're wondering...nope it wasn't all witnessing. Just plain everyday talking about nothing but...stuff. Love it! Yet, though I like to do the above at times to unwind, relax, talking about Jehovah is still my vocation. And talking about Jehovah is a way to remind ourselves that we are indebted to him, even children, by our obedience because really we all, even children, owe him, though we will never be able to repay him. I want to clarify something. Yes, the scriptures does say something about children being declared righteous on account of their parents. But, Jehovah still expects them to put into practice what their parents incalcated in them, and it doesn't always have to be spiritual things. For instance, when the parent teach their children to clean up after themselves after playing, they're being taught responsibility, even at the young age of 2/3/4 whatever. Sooo, that means then at 6 or 7 when in pre-k, or whatever, when it's time to put away their toys, they'll know they're free moral agents even though they may not see that in words, but they'll know that they have a responsibility in the class. Yes, and they're realize that from their teacher's reaction if they don't, they had a responsibility, and they failed in that responsibility.
  10. Raising Children...

    Oh yeah I forgot about 1/3 of the angels too. Thanks!
  11. We all have pet peeves, at least opinions. And one of mine is blaming parents for all the wrong that their children do. I feel that though parents certainly do have a degree of responsibility for their children's actions or behavior, they certainly should not be held responsible for all wrong behavior their children commit. For instance, what about the parents who teach their children to respect authority, and not only that, but practice respect toward authority figures themselves? Yet their children, time and again, disrespect such authority by, seemingly on a small level, by disrespecting teachers? Reports all over the world are rampant with children talking back to their teachers, even hitting the teachers. In the above cases and even worse cases, I fail to see how such actions are solely the parents fault as if they failed to raise their children properly, especially when the parents toiled with their children, and set the proper example. I like to use the example of our God and heavenly father Jehovah. He is, and always will be the perfect example of a good parent! Sooo, if parents are always at fault when a child misbehaves even in the form of committing a crime, I ask: what was Jehovah's problem? Why did his first human children commit the crime of stealing something that didn't belong to them? Was or did Jehovah lack something? Did he not make it plain and clear that they were not to eat from that tree? So I ask again: What was Jehovah's problem? Well, we know the answer to that one don't we? Yes, we do. We know that Adam and Eve were free moral agents with the ability to do decide to do whatever they felt like doing, and all the while knowing the consequences of their actions. Oh yeah we also know about that enemy of Jehovah called Satan. But even with that influence on Adam and Eve's back, they still could have said "no" had they wanted to. But nooo, instead, to add insult to injury, they blamed Jehovah! Yes, there are parents who neglect to train their children it is true. But most parents really do put forth great effort to train their children to be honest, law abiding adults. So, I think that before people start pointing their fingers at the parents they need to consider "what was Jehovah’s problem?" Answer? None at all. Children are free moral agents, able to decide if they want to do what is right. Just my thoughts.
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