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About ChrisTheConfused

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    I try different beards so you don't have to.

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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Via my fleshly brother, who was studying. The Truth hit me like a slap in the face! Finally everything made sense.
    My wife, Emma, and I were baptised 21st Sep 1991 at the Surrey Assembly Hall. (We now both have CFS and listen to the meetings over the phone. Our ministry is 'the widow's mite' and we are grateful to Jehovah for his understanding.)

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    The Bible!
    The sciences. But they make my brain ache.
  • My favorite books
    My favourite non-spiritual book is probably The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Though I haven't read it for decades.
  • My favorite music
    Careful chosen guitar music.
    Kingdom songs!
  • My favorite quotes
    The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole obligation of man. Ec 12:13

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  1. I’ve had one crash and difficulty adding a new tag to an existing note in Bible. I had to add it in Personal Study. I hope I don’t lose all my videos because I’ve downloaded everything! Mostly 240p but still 45GB.
  2. That’s very useful. Along with little diamonds/gems for books with Study material available.(The gospels so far.) We have Appendix C. The Index has 2 categories instead of 4. Very nice update!
  3. Update on iOS. Includes Study Edition. Not sure if I should install.
  4. Update on JWLibrary on iOS. Sorry, wrong thread!
  5. See the Good Land' + Index

    Thank you. i wondered what type of file it was but I see it is in PDF format format. The paper copy I had was shiny. Should I polish my iPad?
  6. A rest home for Jehovah's Witnesses

    Jan-jireh, Jehovah-jireh (Jehovah will provide) Ge 22:14 And Abraham named that place Je·hoʹvah-jiʹreh. This is why it is still said today: “In the mountain of Jehovah it will be provided.” I have a little story that makes my eyes water. By 2004 Emma had stopped walking and I was finding it increasing difficult to push a wheelchair. Despite having no way of transporting it I knew she needed an electric wheelchair. All I could think of was going on eBay, and there was a nice chair for sale - south London, bidding from £100. I put it to prayer and put a bid in that was affordable. If I remember correctly, someone bid £100 and I got it for £105. But collecting it was a problem. I asked my brother (who was in the truth at the time, and had a van) and he said he was working near the ‘chair and was able to collect it. At some point I noticed that all proceeds of the auction were to be ‘given to charity’ so I felt a bit uneasy. When my brother went to collect, the door was answered by the helper to a very disabled man, who had placed the ‘chair on eBay. My brother was also feeling a bit uneasy about where the money would be going so asked the man. He replied, ‘Jah-jireh. A home for disabled and infirm Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The chair had belonged to a brother who had died and this brother had been tasked with selling the chair. So yes. Jehovah does provide. (And now I must wipe my eyes again. But that’s just fine!)
  7. Post a picture... Any picture

    I always wanted an organ delivery van with “Weedy Liver” on the side.
  8. Explaining Things Simply

    How was I also pushing down? Pretty sure I was only pulling up. In fact I could feel the bag tightening around my feet. Not convinced! edit: So you are saying that if I did this on some scales it would show me getting heavier? (I only usually weigh myself when I am descending in a fast elevator.) Seeing as my thread has already been wrecked! - How can parrots make kissing sounds without any lips?
  9. We are reminded not to over-complicate things in our ministry. I am in a silly mood. For fun, please explain in simple terms why an experiment I did as a child was unsuccessful. Knowing that I was capable of lifting my body weight, I stood in a carrier bag and pulled on the handles in an attempt to fly.
  10. Some good suggestions here but I think it would be difficult to implement a ‘merge highlights/notes’ feature. All sorts of clashes would be possible. Regarding disturbing meetings: An elder recounted how his phone went off (Star Trek ringtone!) just as the prayer was about to start. He handed the phone to his daughter and said “Quick!!!” She ran out with it in a panic. My iPhone will still give audio alarms that have been set even with the phone on silent and Do Not Disturb activated. I suppose this is expected behaviour.
  11. A toggle in JWLibrary to hide/show notes and highlighting would be nice for the ministry. I once found JWLibrary had somehow ‘lost’ lots of the publications and media. I finally worked out that I had somehow set as default ‘British Sign Language’.
  12. I also have only ever seen one typo. (Since 1990.) It was a magazine and had something like “amd” instead of “and”. Something simple anyway. (There was also the edition of the Greatest Man book that had Jesus with 3 arms on one page!) Really appreciate all the hard work put in to ensuring accuracy. Those ‘find the error’ questions were great fun. I need to go back over the ‘why the Bible might not be the oldest book’ question though. A thoroughly enjoyable broadcast!
  13. I suppose ‘saying the same things over and over again’ is a bit like counting sheep.
  14. It is well known that as men get older they like to repeat corny jokes often. It’s only right that people should benefit from this wisdom. I wonder if there is an app that will help us keep track of who has heard which jokes, and how many times. Perhaps also a feature to add notes regarding the responses we get. “Loud groan.”, “Punch on the nose.” , “Locked out again.” etc.

JWTalk 19.10.11 by Robert Angle (changelog)