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GeordieGirl last won the day on October 30 2017

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About GeordieGirl

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    A sojourn while I wait for Paradise

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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    The short version is: I asked God to send me someone to show me the way out of the religious fog I had been living in all my life. After not seeing a witness for 7 months, 2 sisters turned up on my doorstep 4 days later. After reading the 2nd chapter of the PE book that night, I knew it was the truth.

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    Animals; Gardening; Quilting/sewing and other crafts; growing my family tree; reading;
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    The Bible; English crime whodunnits; historical faction;
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    A bit of lots .. very eclectic including country rock, C&W, modern opera, folk ballads.
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    British crime drama; rom coms; historical drama.

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  1. Sorry to swim against the tide of popular opinion here, but I can understand why it could be very hard and rather overwhelming for someone who is under a great deal of pressure and extremely time poor to join a forum and get themselves to the point of being trusted and accepted by the community therein. Coming in here and reading posts can take a lot of time when you are new and trying to find out how everything works. I think about the old penpal days, long before the internet, when maybe through your school you would start writing to a complete stranger in another country and letters would be exchanged and over a period of time, friendship would be solidified. Isn't that what this sister is asking for here? A penpal? While I can understand why many would think joining the forum a good idea to reach her goal, I think that maybe showing some empathy, looking at things from someone else's point of view and circumstances, instead of just our own, would help us to show understanding, love and compassion for another's needs.
  2. It always amazes me that the same people who believe in aliens and that they have an intelligence much higher than ours, that they are spying on us, etc.etc. totally refute the idea that God exists. And that possible alien floating around is space? Looks like a bit of rock to me.
  3. Sheep? Maybe a couple? From some of the comments, it'll certainly sort out the sheep from the goats? When the majority find out how to 'join' I suspect there may be a cooling off. https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/11/205_258119.html?fbclid=IwAR3EwxHoR0gWlTuqMU5-rUHidbZiHwDgOI35Wfe414YPT-sDKn_iuohODW4 The Supreme Court's ruling on conscientious objection to military service last week is bringing an "unexpected" side effect ― a growing interest in the Jehovah's Witnesses, a religion whose adherents refuse to perform the mandatory commitment. Many people are asking questions to beat the system by using the ruling. "I am asking in a hurry because I can be exempt from military service. How can I register myself as a Jehovah's Witness?" a person wrote on a website. Another online user also said he welcomed the Supreme Court ruling, hoping he could legitimately avoid military service by joining Jehovah's Witnesses. He later replied that the religion often stations recruiters near subway stations. And then there's this apparently from us: On the other hand, Jehovah's Witnesses say there are obligations that need to be fulfilled to be part of the religion including spending 50 hours a week doing missionary work and not celebrating Christmas and other anniversaries. Someone caught violating the terms will have their religious status revoked. I wonder if doing aux pioneer work (50 hrs/month) is the condition set by the court for getting the exemption.
  4. I think you will find 'widely used' is a little of an exaggeration when only about 12% of gold is used in industry compared with about 56% of silver. Also, although gold is a good conductor of electricity, silver is the most electronically and thermally conductive as well as most reflective.
  5. I think this is a good topic for discussion, Brother Ruben. It is the course of wisdom for us to think about the future. Proverbs 22:3 In the same way that the slave has asked us to prepare go-bags as preparation for natural and other disasters, so it behoves us to think of ways we can, hopefully, help ourselves and others a little bit through the coming GT. I personally don't think my conscience would allow me to trade cigarettes. Regardless of how desperate I would be for whatever commodity was needed, I don't think it would be right to trade in something Jehovah disapproves of. What if marijuana were legal where you lived and you were offered it as a bartering tool - would you trade with that? (I'm not talking about prescription cannabis). What we individually do though is dependant on our own conscience and our own relationship with Jehovah. I definitely think that fiat currency will become worthless, as it already is in a number of countries, Zimbabwe and Venezuela to name two, but there are others. I believe this will eventually get to us in the Western world. You mentioned silver in one of your posts. Silver, being a precious metal, will always have certain value and, unlike gold, it is highly useful for industial purposes. It is widely used in solar panels, smartphones and other technology and because of the high demand of this commodity, world supplies of silver are running out. BtG has huge stockpiles of gold so when she is destroyed the governments will have plenty of that metal and silver could come into its own and be a useful bartering tool for food and other provisions.
  6. I have also witnessed on a plane trip .. between England and Australia in 2015. The man only lives about 45 minutes from me but, of course, not in my territory so I will probably never see him again either. He told me that he had never listened to the Witnesses when they came to the door but he seemed quite happy to talk with me about faith and beliefs in a relaxed? setting 40,00 feet above terra firma. The man on the other side of the aisle was obviously not impressed with our conversation because he told us to shut up .. how rude!!! I can't remember the exact conversation but he was having family/partner issues and we talked for some time. I left it with 'maybe next time the Witnesses come to your door you will talk to them' or words to that effect.
  7. GeordieGirl


    I was just watching about this on the morning news. I don't normally watch TV in the morning but I'm away from home at the moment.
  8. GeordieGirl

    School Shooting in Russia

    I'm not sure which bit you consider is fake news, (or funny), Shawn. If it's the shooting itself, as it's being reported in multiple news outlets, I think it might be real. If you're referring to the boy being the son of a Witness as being fake news, you're possibly right and it possibly is. Though there is another paper reporting the same information: According to the Russian Kommersant newspaper, the teenager "grew up in a rather poor family" with a disabled father. The paper said that Roslyakov's mother is a Jehovah's Witness - a Christian organisation considered "extremist" and banned in Russia. https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/crimea-mourns-victims-of-school-massacre-dubbed-russian-columbine However, whether he is or not is totally irrelevant. The point is that it has been said at all, regardless of whether by the neighbour or just artistic licence by the news outlets. The fact is that it has been reported as such, and is now out there in the public domain and is just another example of their collective mindset and the propaganda that is being directed towards us. https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/crimea-mourns-victims-of-school-massacre-dubbed-russian-columbine https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-19/putin-blames-fatal-college-attack-in-crimea-on-globalisation/10395954 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/17/crimea-college-rocked-by-deadly-bomb-blast-kerch https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-sends-in-national-guard-after-crimea-school-shooting-rampage/29550061.html
  9. This happened a few days ago but I couldn't find anything on here about it. https://www.rt.com/news/441787-kerch-college-shooter-profile/ When an 18-year old described by his classmates as a "calm and quiet" C-grade student executes a plan that kills 20 others, before dying himself without leaving a suicide note, having previously scrubbed his online presence, this is going to give rise to speculation. ........... Color is added by a neighbor, who claimed that Vladislav showed signs of cruelty and was caught torturing cats in the basement of his apartment block as a child, and was further isolated because his mother was a "cultist." Galina, a nurse at a local hospital, is reportedly a prominent activist with the local Jehovah's Witnesses chapter.
  10. Harry and Meghan!! They are in Oz at the moment and there's a constant barrage form the media about how cutesy and wonderful they are. While I'm sure they are very 'sweet' people as they hug teenagers and getting beards tickled, we don't really need to hear about every nuance of their life.
  11. GeordieGirl

    Earthquakes In One Place After Another...

    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/indonesias-bali-hit-by-60-earthquake/news-story/d10454924d3b8e398b75482e892e1892?nk=cf8cd0210c955bf4d6b67dfd0dbe98de-1539227908 A SERIES of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain and Indonesia’s Java and Bali islands, leaving three people dead. The earthquake happened early Thursday when they were sleeping and the quake suddenly rocked so they didn’t have time to evacuate,” ... There were a string of smaller tremors measuring up to 6.2 immediately before and after the main earthquake. The magnitude 7.0 quake was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9. Just more than an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit further northeast on the island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned hazardous tsunami waves were possible in coastal areas 300km from the epicentre.
  12. Don't look at the list as a whole and focus on everyone on it and all their problems Just pick out one person .. maybe the one you know best, or who's circumstances you are more familiar with and start there - with one person. Think about that person, what you know about them and how you can help them best. It's like when you have a lot of jobs to do, if you think of everything that needs doing you can become paralysed with the enormity of the tasks and end up achieving nothing, but if you just focus on one thing at a time, before you know it you've achieved heaps. And well done you, for doing what you are doing. Jehovah will bless you for the love that you are showing for your brothers and sisters. Galatians 6:10
  13. I have just been reading this and have downloaded the font to try it out. It installed straight into MS Word. Obviously wouldn't use it for complete documents but for extra important points it is worth a try. https://www.watoday.com.au/education/the-new-font-that-promises-to-boost-your-memory-20181003-p507ju.html It slants backwards, there are confusing gaps in every letter and it’s difficult to read. But the aptly-named Sans Forgetica has a major advantage: it’s believed to improve people’s memories. In a world first, researchers from RMIT University have designed a font to help people retain information. The font is based on the psychological principle of ‘desirable difficulty’ and improves memory retention by disrupting normal reading patterns. Unlike traditional fonts, which can be scanned over without creating a memory trace, Sans Forgetica requires a bit of extra work. Readers have to put in a bit of mental effort to close the gaps in letters, making them dwell on each word for a little longer. The font also has an unconventional slant to the left, instead of the slant to the right used for italicised text. This also boosts people's engagement with the words and leads to deeper cognitive processing. You can download it here: http://sansforgetica.rmit/ The box that pops up isn't a requisite .. just close it.

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