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Stormswift last won the day on March 11

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About Stormswift

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    Storm in a teacup

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    New Zealand
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Third Generation Witness - so Jehovah has been part of my life forever and I hope forever will mean just that. Was hoping my children would be the fourth generation, but at the moment that hope looks bleak.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I have many interests apart from spiritual interests which of course are my foremost. I am a foodie - love cooking (baking is okay but more cooking) - love writing short stories and reading ... I play the piano and draw portraits. I also love
    doing sign language. (NZSL).

    I love people in general, but mostly I love my brothers and sisters.
  • My favorite books
    The Bible is a given - otherwise I wouldn't be here but some secular books I enjoy - is the simple 'Lorax' by Dr. Seuss - (I have to think more about this one - don't have a lot of time to read secular literature).
  • My favorite music
    I love a wee bit of everything. Love the Beatles music but not their singing (I know that creates controversy), easy listening, SOME country - like "The Impossible" by Joe Nicols - songs that tell stories I think.
  • My favorite quotes
    See from the inside out, not from the outside in.

    (Sometimes it's hard to see people as Jehovah sees them but I do try).

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  1. Feijoa Season here in New Zealand

    Yes they do vary in shape, some are round, some are long and some pearshape - which do remind you of the avocado. Jehovah's variety is amazing isn't it?
  2. Yay! It's time for my favourite fruit season ... we have two HUGE feijoa trees that are just starting to drop fruit. I'll have enough to feed the congregation! If you don't know what a Feijoa is let me take you on this culinary journey. A Feijoa is a native of South America ... and grows Very well in New Zealand. It is also known in some parts of the world as the Pineapple Guava. So if you have ever eaten a guava then you'd probably understand the texture. The fruit are oval green fruit - looking a little like green Tamarilloes ...vary from very small = mouthful size to quite large pear size. I eat the skin, but many don't. The skin is sour sometimes a little bitter which I think compliments the fruit inside. The outer flesh is pear like in texture and a little sour but in the middle looks like mashed banana and is very sweet and perfumed - if you have ever eaten a lychee you will understand what I mean by perfumed. Some say it's an acquired taste - but I think most like them than don't. New Zealand makes a lovely Feijoa Wine, they can also be made into jams and preserves. Used in cakes and crumbles. Feijoa freshly squeezed juice is quite a demand. Health benefits: The feijoa fruit is rich in a number of minerals and vitamins. A cup ofFeijoa fruit contains adequate calories, calcium, copper, natural fats, iron, protein, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, zinc and Vitamin C. Therefore, this fruit is high on nutritivecontent. Also know to boost brain and memory function and helps your immunity against colds and flu. Below are some pictures of feijoa - and below are feijoa sweets/lollies we buy here - they are quite sour.
  3. Western Victoria Bushfires

    Glad you are okay Greg and Mrs Greg. I hope they die down quick.
  4. Western Victoria Bushfires

    Are these likely to be bigger than previous fires?
  5. Vacation woos

    Go do your hair up ... find a waterproof lipstick in the prettiest shade of pink ... buy a sheer flowing robe type of thing that you can wear over your swimwear and enjoy yourself!! You feel glamarous with a cool pair of shades too!!! I've lost 30 kgs but honestly i've had to go down to 800 - 1500 cals a day to do it - and that can make you feel all energy is zapped from you ... just eat healthy - if you see a buffett add grains, salads and fresh fruits to your plate so that your plate sports the colours green, red and yellow more than it does tan coloured foods like breads and pizza. The colourful foods are foods that will give you energy.
  6. I think what really comes across here is recognition of the struggles we are all experiencing. They have put the struggle of Jacob with a literal angel together with the struggle of Rachel against Leah. Both may differ from the emotional realms to the physical - one would think struggling with an angel - no-one could beat that! But here ANY struggle could be that monumental. At the end of both - were blessings. So what I get from this text is a few things: 1. Don't minimize the struggle or trial you are facing yourself. It's real. It hurts. 2. Don't give up - but instead intensify your struggle until your goal is achieved. 3. Don't minimize the struggles of others - we have NO IDEA what each one of our brothers and sisters are going through. Just love them and hug them either physically or just by being there. 4. Enjoy the blessings received afterwards - Jehovah always blesses effort.
  7. How you worded it there is much better Stavro. Even if we disagree you've got your point across in a palatable way.
  8. The problem is when we are using the term extremist towards anyone let alone a brother ro sister we are being no better than the Court System in Russia. It's a very powerful word with so many variable connotations to it.
  9. Because the slave is addressing an audience consisting of both genders. It's not to replace/exclude the terms husband or wife, its to include. Partner even by the world's definition is someone who has an interest in the other person, be it in their personal lives or in a business life. It often includes commitment, but rarely dedication, because partnerships can be sold, divided or trashed, Partnerships are often formed withint the four corners of legal documents. Marriages include not only a promise or contract before Jehovah, but for it to work it includes dedication which is involving the heart, not for personal gain as many partnerships seek, but for the gain of the other party over yours. Relegating a sacred arrangement like marriage to a partnership leaves open doors to exit through or water down with worldly reasoning. So for me and admittedly it might be how its slanted here in NZ, for me there's a huge difference. I would never refer to Tom as my partner unless we set up a business together. He is my husband, he is one flesh with me ... I will not replace that with partner or any gender neutral replacements. I wish to honour the gift of marriage our Creator has given us. That is my stand. Your stand, Stavro might be completely different, and I respect that difference ... but I am convinced that our lips should utter praise by the words we use in harmony with our actions and our dress.
  10. App Games

    My favourite puzzle games are nonograms - LOVE them. Or world geography quizzes. Some really challenging ones there.
  11. App Games

    I saw that one - i love doing the cross stitches too that are similar.
  12. It's the same thing though Johan being asked to use or NOT use certain terms is contrary to Jehovah's standards - and his standards don't change. The term husband and wife same sex are often used in court settings where same sex marriage has become legal in that state or country.
  13. WHO warns - "Disease X"

    Let's hope it just stays a threat and not a reality.
  14. Agreed Brother Johan, if it's accepted by the Organization, otherwise even with our speech we can quickly find ourselves driving around those dark alleys of Satan's system ... I remember a part at the last convention ... where we need to adhere to the morality of Jehovah's standards - setting our moral compass if you like according to what comes through the scriptures and his channel. Speech can quickly deteriorate into something that means something totally different as you pointed out with "Fader" - and we can be very skillful in being both empathetic and understood by those in our community - not by changing our 'lingo' necessarily to be made understood, but by sticking to Jehovah's speech (the truth) and keeping it simple and using clear illustrations rather than perhaps condoning a lifestyle contrary to Jehovah's morals/standards by bringing our speech down to a level that is accepting of this world's declining morals. (That's not to be confused with being humble and speaking to all kinds as we would as a servant of Jehovah - just speech like clothing that defines certain lifestyles we don't agree with). The other point is - if Jehovah is drawing someone - there has to be a clear distinction between his people (and their dress and speech) and that of the world - or they may not see the difference.

JWTalk 18.3.20 by Robert Angle (changelog)