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  1. Our Sunday meeting was just cancelled, even though it looks like the storm won't be hitting us directly. I'm sure it's for the best, better safe than sorry!
  2. Calling Jehovah 'Daddy'

    That would bother me as well, it sounds disrespectful. But it makes me wonder, are the anointed as sons of God, given permission to. Calling Jehovah by terms of endearment, like Abba, maybe not on Earth, but when called to heaven I wonder?
  3. It's insane here in FL, so many cars in the street preparing for the storm. We went to the supermarket yesterday and it was swamped as they were almost out of water, the managers saying they would need to order an emergency supply at that rate. The soup, crackers and canned good ails were backed up, everyone having the same idea, non perishables! Long lines despite gas prices having risen up 40 cents in our area, but now they're completely out of gas. My family and I have made plans to evacuate north, but have brought out our emergency backpacks just in case the traffic is backed up, with first aid kits, extra food, changes of clothing, multi tools like flashlights etc. The reaction to the storm has been eye opening. My family and I aren't worried about the incoming home damages as our lives are far more important than that, but for some people it's all they have. Material things are their god, so they are staying behind to guard their "priceless" things from the storm & looters. Some simply aren't taking the warnings seriously, (sound familiar?), thinking they are tough enough to ride out a Category 5 hurricane. It makes me wonder about their priorities. Will keep you all updated in the future, the storm should make landfall by Saturday.
  4. Hi everyone, I thought of a new game based on something my family did as kids. Before service, we would present our presentation to my Dad or Mom, and they would do there best to play the most difficult, belligerent householder and quiz us on how we would respond. [emoji23] The tricky part was, like at the door, we had to answer on the spot in the most simple and tactful way. No long explanations, but from the scriptures, calmly and briefly. Simple Example: Poster 1: HELLO?! Not you JW's again! I don't want to talk to people who don't believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior!! Poster 2: I know you weren't expecting us, so I'll be brief. We do in fact believe in Jesus Christ, as he is the reason our sins can be forgiven. Are you familiar with John 3:16? ----- Now it's your turn, I'll start: I'm not listening to this!! You JW's have your own Bible, I only read from the REAL original KJV! I have dozens of Bible's, you couldn't teach me anything I don't already know!!
  5. I had a question about self defense that I can't find the answer to in the WOL. I'm probably searching the wrong keywords again, forgive me for asking. I know Jehovah does not approve of violence or the use of guns. I realize it's best to cause the least harm possible when we are under attack. But what about so-called scare tactics? A friend of mine carries pepper spray, and at an acquaintance's home the house holding brother told me he did as well. When he showed it to us, it was in the shape of a handgun. He says he has it just in case someone tries to break in, to scare them away. It didn't really bother me much as it looked fake/plastic (maybe it should have?), but my friend thought it was questionable. He centered back to when we were kids when a brother gave a talk about children using fake guns, water pistols, not because they were dangerous, but the principle of non-violence behind it. Was this a regional thinking or did the society ever talk about it? I wanted to research the matter but I've come up short, I would love to hear an experienced one's thoughts.
  6. Whole Foods has the freshest, juiciest produce in town. I hope Amazon's acquisition (and lower prices) won't affect the quality of it.
  7. The scientific aspect of it is all Greek to me. But I will say multiple people in my family, including myself, get vertigo, which has contributed to a fear of heights. Just thinking about falling makes me dizzy. I wasn't born with the phobia, but is associated with a scary experience. Maybe the phobia works simply as a grim reminder of something traumatic, and brings us to that very moment at the sight.
  8. My heart breaks for our brothers and sisters over in Russia, and worldwide. We have no doubt that this is Satan's pathetic system, but we are living in the last days when a group peaceful beings are arrested, while God knows what kind of injustice, crime, terrorism is currently happening under the Police's nose. They could be spending their time actually doing their job, instead of harassing innocent witnesses. They are truly pawns in Satan's hands, misguided by their false sense of righteousness. And yet, this is only the beginning, it will soon be our turn as well.
  9. I'm a bit clumsy in nature. I used to get embarrassed by it, but I've learned to see the humor in it. [emoji5] I recently bit my finger while eating an english muffin. Today at my Dr's office I spilled hot coffee in my lap. While lying down I frequently drop my phone on my face. What's the silliest thing you've done or witnessed recently? [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  10. Daniel Prophecy Book

    Indeed, the illustrations really stuck with my sibling and I. We may not have understood everything but the society made it pretty unforgettable.
  11. A great, clean comedian called Jim Gaffigan dislikes seafood, and during his stand-up referred to all crawling seafood (lobster, shrimp, crayfish) as "bug meat". I concur, they really do look like giant expensive bugs of the ocean. The only way I can eat them is if I don't think about it too much, though I simply cannot eat crayfish, period. I do enjoy actual fish though, amongst other meats. On the subject of PB, have you tried other nut butters? Or even cookie butter, which contains no nuts at all.
  12. My family and I always have a light, simple breakfast and lunch, and then a larger evening meal. Hotels don't always have refrigeration, so usually it is something shelf stable. For breakfast, a granola bar, an apple, canned vegetable juice. For lunch, PBJ sandwich, some trail mix, whole wheat crackers, a banana/orange/peach, bottled water. My friend brought a big restaurant meal purchased that morning. The smell was tempting, but if I eat too much I know I will fall asleep, which, bless her heart, is exactly what she did.
  13. Though I do put emphasis on clean eating now, I've never been a picky eater. I love trying new things, even if it stealthily hides crushed beetles. The only food I can think of are those little devils that ruin lasagna, fennel seeds.
  14. Now is the time for us to act, to put our priorities in place. We are too close to the end! Soon we will experiencing the same as our Russian family. We must pray for them and build our faith, they don't know who they're fooling with, only the sovereign Lord Jehovah! We are witnessing the first in a chain of events, history being made. Pray for our brothers everywhere, we are all in this together!
  15. It's in Jehovah's hands now. We have to remember that even if the decision is not in our favor, things are being maneuvered from heaven. Although he never gives us more than we can bear, this persecution, that even we will soon face, is a part of our training. Difficult times may seem endless, as it probably felt with Job. But the fruitage of patience builds faith, tribulation builds courage. I pray for our Russian brothers, that they find the power beyond what is normal to be brave during this difficult time. This is one of my favorite scriptures for this reason: 1 Peter 5:9, 10 - But take your stand against him,+ firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers* in the world.+ 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory+ in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm,+ he will make you strong,+ he will firmly ground you.
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