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jwhess

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About jwhess

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 10/19/1947

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name Only
    John
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    NW Ohio
  • Publisher
    since 1957
  • Baptized
    1963

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My parents began to study in 1952. My father was baptized 1954.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am retired from secular works (after 28 years as a college professor). I an a regular Pioneer and have only limited amount of time for interests outside of the Kingdom activities. I like Amateur Radio Communications and travel and fishing.
  • My favorite books
    Beyond the Bible and books related to Theocratic research, I enjoy non-fiction history and science. I also read Western fiction.
  • My favorite music
    I like 40s and 50s easy listening (swing & Big Band)
  • My favorite quotes
    Because my sight is failing, I like John Milton's poem "On His Blindness". The first and last lines say..."When I consider how my light is spent, They also serve who only stand and wait".

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  1. I enjoyed every minute. In some parts of this country, the term "Mother" is applied to a wife's mother-in-law when speaking about her. I have my mom and "mother Alice". She was one of the "friends" also.
  2. You're on top of it as always, Br. Richard. I can fill in the few missing pieces....105 years from 1914, 101 years from 1918, 97 years from 1922, 44 years from 1975 and (of course) 19 years from Y2K...
  3. It makes perfect sense. From now on I will reply to you with the honorific....Mother Carole...
  4. We are up to 918 on Tuesday 10/10/17
  5. The Bible agrees: Proverbs 18:24…”But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
  6. It has been said that US and UK share a common heritage separated by a common language....
  7. This term "the friends" has been used since the Watchtower Society began. Note some of the references and scriptures (nothing wrong with Brother or sister)... *** jv chap. 6 p. 65 A Time of Testing (1914-1918) *** The Watch Tower of January 15, 1917….. mentioned above reported: “The friends everywhere had prayed earnestly for the Lord’s guidance and direction in the matter of the election; and when it was concluded, everyone was content and happy, believing that the Lord had directed their deliberations and answered their prayers. Perfect harmony prevailed amongst all present.” John 15:14-15…”14 You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you…..15 But I have called you friends, because I have made known to you all the things I have heard from my Father.” Luke 12:4…”4 Moreover, I say to you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after this are not able to do anything more.” 3 John 14…”14b The friends send you their greetings. Give my greetings to the friends by name.”
  8. I believe the expression "few feet" was hyperbole for emphasis (like Jesus used in the Camel and the Needles Eye parable)...
  9. It is available here: https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/VODOriginalSongs/pub-jwb_201801_9_VIDEO
  10. Some LDC assignments are done at home. My specialty is CAD drawing. We access the work assignments by way of Builder's Assistant and other web sites.
  11. When we rebuilt roofs in Florida (after Katrina, Wilma and Rita) in 2005, that was the suggestiop. File an insurance claim and consider donating the funds to help the relief work.
  12. Br. Chew, it is nice to see your comments again.
  13. Update #7 (I think) is available now. If you have set "automatic" updates it is probably already happening.
  14. Sorry, I misunderstood. Back on comment #2 and #3 these options (app and WOL) were discussed and Neil desired a different method. I thought you were suggesting a download in the WT Library from the DVD. My apologies.
  15. I only see three version listed (not Interlinear).
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