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Myew

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Myew last won the day on February 20 2017

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About Myew

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    Bronze Member

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name Only
    Alex
  • Relationship Status
    Doubting my ability to cope with human contact
  • Displayed Location
    Treetop Terrace, Spider Plains of Missouri
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised by Witness parents, knowing the Bible and loving Jehovah from infancy. However, I did not have strong active spiritual role models or goals, and had plenty of mental disorders. I developed several debilitating chronic illnesses starting around puberty, and felt stumbled due to fragrances causing me such pain. I didn't make any more spiritual progress and stopped attending meetings, but I continued to listen over the phone for about 15 years. My faith and spiritual habits steadily declined as I sank deeper into isolation and depression. (Pr 18:1) I lived a virtual life, addicted to the computer and internet for literal days at a time, and eventually hit rock bottom. I was in chronic fatigue, pain, sleep deprivation and suffered some brain damage, having no reason to live and always wishing for death. I came to realize one day, probably thanks to a witness online who sent me a talk, that I would never be happy focusing on myself. Jehovah never caused my suffering, he was still providing for my needs despite my selfish lifestyle, and he wanted to help me to come to serve him. However, I had to be willing to make changes, to show Jehovah that I wanted to come to know him better, to serve him and to trust him. I started a new routine of Bible reading and prayer, and started learning how to eat better so that I could perhaps reverse my disorders. However, I was still trapped in many addictive habits. In time, I was desperately praying for spiritual friends to replace my bad association. Jehovah sent a new Elder in the congregation to me, a former missionary and regular pioneer, probably the most zealous minister that I have ever met. Jehovah was also training him to learn patience as he spent years taking the time to write and talk with me, encouraging me and helping me to start studying again, becoming my closest friend. I started taking my health very seriously, viewing my diet and lifestyle as a way of giving my best to Jehovah, in order to become physically strong enough to worship him. Eventually, I became well enough that I was able to endure attending meetings, later followed by becoming a publisher thanks to letter writing, later still able to do a little door to door work and participate in meetings, and finally progressing to baptism after a total of some 6 years it took me to 'Return to Jehovah'. Jehovah has guided and supported me each step of the way, as long as I fully commit myself to relying on him and doing his will.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am a religious Cat-holic*. (Addicted to all things feline. Thanks, Toxoplasmosis!)
    Some of my favorite pastimes include computers, technology, gaming, pixel and line art, storytelling, music, tiny homes, and the inconceivably vast cosmos.
  • My favorite books
    New World Novels! My favorite writing is campy, humorous, satirical. Calvin & Hobbes is my favorite comic. I'm especially partial to stories of tragedy and hope - Ruth is my favorite book in the scriptures. I enjoy the typical Sci-fi/Space Opera fare: Dr Who, Hitchhiker's Guide, Star Trek, Star Wars, War of the Worlds. Aside from the Bible, I haven't read physical books in years, I don't have the focus or patience anymore. I do like audiobooks.
  • My favorite music
    Background music, scores and soundtracks, especially classic video game composers. More traditional styles I prefer are alternative, ambient, downtempo, epic orchestral, techno, and world music. Kingdom dirges & marches, Blue Man Group, John Williams, Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae, Hiroki Kikuta, Yoko Kanno.
  • My favorite movies
    Humor, tragedy, and science fiction. The Princess Bride, Cast Away, Jurassic Park, Star Wars.
  • My favorite quotes
    (Psalm 73:26) My body and my heart may fail, But God is the rock of my heart and my portion forever.

    (Nehemiah 8:10) He said to them: “Go, eat the choice things and drink what is sweet, and send portions of food to those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord, and do not feel sad, for the joy of Jehovah is your stronghold.”

    (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

    "You have two options. Either let this world drive you mad, or /choose/ to be insane." - Myew
    "I've got PLENTY of common sense! I just choose to ignore it. :D" - Calvin
    "As Christian as as possible under the circumstances." - Myew
    "Afflicted with Catabolic Analysis Paralysis." - Myew
    "As you wish." - Dwead Piwate Westley
    "Yes, I am just a little broken."

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  1. Myew

    Fur Babies

    Its a lack of required nutrients, which they add back in to commercial cat food. For example, Taurine gets removed when you cook meat (which any protein in commercial pet food will be), which is why they put it back in, 'fortify' it. If you're feeding a cat yourself, it should not be cooked, they need raw meat like chicks, mice, rabbits, birds, fish, or eggs in order to not suffer malnutrition. There's a lot of reviews on Pottenger's Cats for and against raw diets on the internet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_M._Pottenger_Jr.#Pottenger's_cats
  2. Myew

    Fur Babies

    Kattunge is Norwegian for kitten. :3 My mom's had similar trouble trying to get her cat to eat some raw meat. Yet this same cat is perfectly fine hunting birds and rabbits without batting an eye if they're available... Its one of those things where once the habit is established when young, if they don't have enough variety, it takes a very strict routine to break. Establish set scheduled meal times with dry food first, no free feeding. Then try mixing dry and wet, and gradually switching to wet only. Try putting some on her paw to get her to lick it off to get used to it. They hate drastic changes, it requires patience. This transition can affect their digestion at first with changes in the microbiome, they might vomit or have softer stools, but its important to their health. Stick with it unless they have diarrhea, then slow down the changes. Make sure that she eats at least about 200 calories once per day. It can take weeks or more if she is really stubborn, you basically have to use her hunger to help her. You can try using wet food as a reward in play or games. Sprinkle bits of what she does like into what she doesn't. There are a lot of guides on google and youtube which most of this is learned from. Dry food is pretty addictive to cats. In the same way, many humans go on temporary fasts to change their taste buds and eating habits. Just be careful of potential liver detox issues if she's been eating the dry food for a length of time, which is why she needs to be eating at least some every day.
  3. Despite being a tech enthusiast and PC/console geek forever, I've never been able to get deep into or stick with programming. The farthest I got through is this 15+ year old C++ for Dummies book a Brother gave me, he knew how much I liked computers and that probably was my best chance at any kind of job. I think our first computer had to be reformatted after I started downloading random C++ games to test and look into from the internet... I maybe learned a little bit of HTML for a Geocities website. I can't remember any of that stuff anymore. I started taking computer networking courses at the local tech school 10+ years ago, but that didn't last for more than about a week either. I generally prefer the practical application and hardware interface side of things: Art, music, games, video.
  4. Its not enough that the sugar water and pacifiers they give babies during circumcision and shots have the side effect of "decreased appetite for breast milk"... Satan enjoys turning people into addicts from the moment they're born.
  5. Myew

    Migraine

    I've lost a lot of my childhood memories and my teens are a blur. You'd be surprised what you forget when you're used to chronic pain for as long as you can remember. I used to be photosensitive at times, especially when my headaches from being around chemical fragrances were much worse, but I simply can't say whether they were migraines or not. After all, the doctors say 'Its all in your head'...
  6. Myew

    Who loves Nutella?

    I knew there were some ethical issues around it, but I wasn't sure of all the implications and just like to get different people's viewpoints to help me know how I ought to feel. Thankfully I don't use any of that stuff anymore, though I'm sure acquiring any kind of fat has some sustainability issues in today's world. I've only tried a 'free trade' red palm kernel oil once, it seemed fine for how I used it. Kind of similar texture to ghee but closer to coconut in flavor.
  7. Myew

    Migraine

    I don't have migraines myself (I may have had a couple when younger, I don't recall now), though I deal with headaches most of the time. My mom used to have migraines when she was young and occasionally has some terrible head pains but I don't know if its still the same. @Omoyeme Can you send me that link too, please? I do supplement magnesium and potassium as my digestive issues and soil quality seem to prevent me getting as much as I need.
  8. As Sister Sandra mentioned, Salt is not the problem. For example, the fish Jesus ate and provided for thousands were salted - they were literally caked in salt as a preservative. I also recommend a mined rock salt, not a refined salt. I prefer Real Salt brand. The main causes of obesity and high blood pressure are processed foods, especially refined carbohydrates and sugar. Please watch these few videos (about 41 minutes altogether) to understand a bit more about how our biology uses sodium and why low sodium is a dangerous myth.
  9. Myew

    Who loves Nutella?

    @anniebea I hope you don't mind my curiosity, but may I ask why not?
  10. I love Luke's gospel. A comforter and healer who explains thorough matters in such a clear and precise manner.

    1. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      I especially appreciate his writings too.  I also especially appreciate that Jehovah used so many sorts of individuals to write down his thoughts.  Each brings their own flavor and zest to the writing. 

  11. I agree 100%, I alluded to that in previous posts. I guess I'm just saddened that some people have chosen to shift the burden of responsibility to the Elders, rather than applying the Bible's counsel. They expect the Elders to handle everything for them, putting them in the line of fire, a problem that should never occur in the first place. This leads to stumbling.
  12. Just to reinforce that it is still primarily the victim's responsibility to report crimes to the police, they are the superior authority in this matter. The brothers in the writing department know that this is the best possible course that victims should take for themselves. I just don't understand why some people aren't willing to do it. Jehovah asks us to report such matters several times throughout the Bible, and will bless that obedience. Also, forgiving a matter is not the same as condoning it. You may have forgiven someone completely, but if you do not allow them to accept the consequences and discipline for their actions, how will that benefit anyone? Sorry Sister Whitney, I missed that you linked the same article above... I did try searching to see if it was posted already.
  13. I should probably let this thread disappear... but I found this when searching for something else and it reminded me. :c Not sure if it was mentioned before. w05 8/1 pp. 13-15 https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005563#h=13 "In our time, rape is also a major crime with severe penalties. The victim has every right to report the matter to the police. In this way the proper authorities can punish the offender. And if the victim is a minor, the parents may want to initiate these actions."
  14. I've always been interested in voice acting. I'm not sure what my accent is, probably monotone... with an uncomfortable mix of british, southern and african american vernacular.
  15. Yet another artist proving that despite being able to create beautiful geometric design, human meatbag anatomy is hard to draw. 🤭
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