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Beggar for the Spirit

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About Beggar for the Spirit

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Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Neil
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    Rocky Mountains
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    FEB 1995

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    A very long story. I will have to take some time to write it all out.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I enjoy playing Chess and a variety of sports such as Tennis, Basketball, and Football. I like to watch the Wimbledon, US Open, the NBA & NFL, and international soccer. I don't think of this as a hobby, but some of the most enjoyable moments I have had was when I was doing deep research on a particular question that developed in my mind from the scriptures or some theocratic question, and then finally finding the answer and seeing Jehovah's view on that specific matter! These are special moments to me because my mind is then opened up and I see how much Jehovah's ways are so incredibly more loving and higher than how I think! And so then these moments put me in "awe" of Him and that's when I realize that I just at that moment drew closer to Him! So these are moments that I really value and want to experience more.
    I also really love all animals and I have a burning desire to spend a great deal of time with the great variety of animals in the New World!
  • My favorite books
    Mostly astronomy, cosmology, and anything of science that helps me learn about Jehovah as the Great Designer and Engineer
  • My favorite music
    I do love music but I seem to like genres & artists that other brothers in my area don't really listen to like Mario Frangoulis(Greek Tenor), Vittorio, Josh Groban(saw him 2x live in concert), Andrea Bocelli, Lara Fabian.
    Yet I also really like 80s R&B like Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, James Ingram.
    There are other genres & singers I listen to like Marc Anthony(Spanish), Daughtry(Rock), and Sarah McLachlan.

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  1. Hi Greg, Here are a few scriptures that can be used in commending someone for their faithfulness, maybe 1 of these can be helpful. I appreciate how you are looking to commend someone for their faithfulness, there is a great need for commendation as most receive little to none, yet there are so many who are deserving. Thanks for being an encouraging brother, maybe we can make some "clones" of you?
  2. Hi Mike, When I was preparing the wedding talk, I was researching and meditating on this scripture that is in the outline: Below is some of the research that helped me to come up with an illustration that I felt could help newly married couples really grasp the meaning behind Jehovah's specific word in GEN 2:24, "stick". I hope this is helpful to you, may Jehovah bless your talk. During the wedding talk, after I read GEN 2:24, I then ask the couple to join hands. I then tell them that, "before holding hands you were 2 individuals, but now you are joined together, you are "one". BUT, there is a problem. Either of you can let go of the other one's hand and you are no longer "one". But notice that in GEN 2:24 when Jehovah married Adam and Eve he told them that they would "STICK" to one another. The idea behind the the Hebrew word for "STICK" is to "adhere, to bond permanently". So then I ask the couple to grasp each one another's hand even tighter, and then I ask them, "Now your bond is stronger than before because you are both holding each other's hand tighter. BUT there is still a problem, either of you can still let go and separate because you are not "adhered" or bonded together, you have not made any effort yet to "STICK" to each other by putting glue or cement on your joined hands so that your hands will permanently "stick" to one another. But imagine if the both of you right now started pouring super glue or cement on your joined hands, if you did this, there would be a more permanent bond, you would truly "STICK" to one another! And that is what Jehovah is helping us understand at GEN 2:24. Because any 2 people can get married and say that they are "one flesh", but just being married does not automatically cause them to bond or "STICK" together permanently. The only way this happens is if the both of you each day 'add some glue, add some cement' to your marriage by doing things for each other that proves your strong loyalty to one another and that shows your deep affection and love for 1 another. When you "STICK" to your husband/wife by continually adding words and acts of affection and loyalty, your marriage will be "unbreakable", and that is what Jehovah wants and it is why He spoke those words at GEN 2:24."
  3. Hi Brother Tuntun, Katty makes a good point about "free VPNs". It requires a lot of work and money for a company to handle VPN globally. So how does a company afford to provide free VPN? Experts who have done reviews on various VPN companies discovered that the way companies can provide free VPN is by selling their customers data! So therefore the privacy and security is gone. So if a person is wanting a VPN for privacy and security, a free service may be completely defeating the purpose. However, if a person does not really care abut privacy or security and just wants to bypass certain restrictions, then I guess a free VPN works. As for me, I am like Katty, security and privacy are important considerations, not because I am doing anything wrong, but for a variety of other good reasons. We all have different consciences, but I appreciate everyone's posts, thoughts, and suggestions.
  4. Very good points, thanks! Keep them coming in future days and weeks ahead as you keep reading, I may have to start paying you.
  5. Hi Matthew, As you read the book, can you share with us some of the valuable points you find? I would really appreciate anything you can share, Thanks
  6. Thanks for reminding us about that video Eric. There were some excellent drawings/visuals that can even help adults in just trying to explain the feelings of depression. For example: There is the drawing of a person sending down a long rope into a deep pit to help a person who has fallen in. Being in a "deep pit" is how many have expressed their depression. And when someone comes a long like a good friend or family member and tries to help them out, they may feel like, "... finally someone cares and is trying to send me a rope to help pull me out of this deep pit". Then there is the drawing of the brain inside a person that has a sad face, this represents why a person feels so depressed, simply because the brain is sad. And 1 of my favorites was the squiggly lines all jumbled together in a ball which represents the thoughts/feelings of a depressed person. Depressed people can relate with this drawing because their thoughts and feelings are so complex and confusing that they wonder if their thoughts/feelings will ever be straightened out. So these were simple, yet powerful drawings/visuals and they easily express what would take a 1000 words or more to explain.
  7. Hi Christina, Make sure you go visit and preach the Good News to "Lionel" while in Barcelona, I would love to call him, "Brother Messi" ⚽
  8. You may appreciate reading Brother Andrej's earlier post which provides some good reasons for having a VPN.
  9. Thanks for all your responses so far. 1 of the things I have been learning is that free VPNs are not recommended. Here is the reason why stated by some experts who tested various VPNs:
  10. Are you using a VPN or have you used one? I am considering a highly rated VPN service that has a good discount right now, so I was wondering if anyone can share with me their experience or recommendations. I will appreciate any thoughts or suggestions, thanks.
  11. Hi Leonardo, Thanks for replying, I do have JWL Merge but I was hoping that the updated JW app would have an easier way to merge notes between devices.
  12. I am hoping that there will be an easy way to backup and combine our "notes" from phone, tablet, PC.
  13. Hi Brother Sharon, Good question, my understanding is that how the UN gets more "teeth" is that it comes from more support primarily by the "2 Horned Beast", the Anglo-American World Power, the US and Britain. Any speculations could involve terrorism issues, or religious issues such as child sexual abuse, or issues in the Middle East, any of these could cause the Anglo-American World power to promote the UN, breathing more life and authority into this "image of the wild beast".
  14. Imagine.... North Korea, China, Russia, the US, and the Middle East all declaring some kind of peace treaty, and the religions involved with terrorism and sexual abuse judged by the UN in a unanimous decision to be shut down. This would call for a happy declaration and celebration around the world of "peace & security"! The world would join hands together singing John Lennon's new revised song: 🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹 🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵 "Imagine there's no countries at war... It isn't hard to do... No more terrorism to kill or die for... And no religion too... Imagine all the people living in peace"
  15. I was thinking about "entropy". This second law of thermodynamics helps us understand that everything in the universe will decay, everything will become disordered. The only way something does not fall into disorder is if is protected, maintained. And the universe is not decaying, it is not in disorder. Instead of all the galaxies and planets falling apart in disorder, millions of galaxies and planets are either being born or are being maintained. The only way this can happen is if the powerful Grand Creator is "maintaining" them. Jehovah has a purpose as regard to all of those galaxies and planets, it seems quite reasonable that Jehovah will allow life to prosper and flourish in the future throughout millions and billions of various galaxies.
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