• Joan Winifred

    Good Monday Morning

    Good Monday Morning:)

    (is that polite enough for ya?;))

    btw: it is neither hot nor cold…(no, joanie is not talking weather). Translation: May be? climate…the phrase is intended to be warm and welcoming. Interpretation: warm/welcoming is kind.

    Thoughtless speech is like the stabs of a sword,  But the tongue of the wise is a healing. PRO verbs 12:18

    Suppose IF i want to continue this post…i would ask:

    How are You?:)

    1/23/17 @ 9:22 a.m.

    and IF you wanted to read further…you’d scroll down to this;)

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  • Joan Winifred

    Science poses…

    an observation: science does a lot of posing…(and of ?’s however…what/how about meaningful answers.)

    recent readings and etc.,

    Yet, the little we know about planets, stars, and galaxies moves us to acknowledge that these celestial bodies are superbly organized. (Ps. 8:3, 4) Galaxies consist of millions of stars, all moving in space in an orderly way. Why, planets in our solar system travel in orbits around the sun as though they were humbly obeying traffic laws! Surely the mind-boggling order evident in the universe helps us to see that Jehovah, who “skillfully made the heavens” and the earth, deserves our praise, loyalty, and worship.—Ps. 136:1, 5-9.

    the how’s and the why’s…(my highlights)

    Science has revealed much about the universe and our earthly home, and it has brought us advantages in various aspects of life. But there are many questions science has not been able to answer. For instance, astronomers cannot tell us exactly how the universe came into existence or why we are on planet Earth with its abundance of life. Also, people in general cannot explain why mankind has a strong desire to live forever. (Eccl. 3:11) Why are there so many important but unanswered questions? Partly because numerous scientists and others tend to promote godless thinking and endorse the theory of evolution. But in his own Book (the Bible), Jehovah (Creator/Designer) answers questions weighing on the hearts of people everywhere.

     

    we are all dependents! (my highlights)

    In what ways are we dependent on the laws of nature? We are dependent on the consistent and reliable laws established by Jehovah. Electricians, plumbers, engineers, pilots, surgeons—all of them depend on these laws in order to do their work. For instance, surgeons count on the fact that the human anatomy is basically consistent. So a surgeon does not have to search for a patient’s heart. And all of us respect the laws of nature. Trying to defy the law of gravity might cost us our life! (excerpted article Organized in Harmony with God’s Own Book w 16)

     

    natural? or posed?…what gives a consistent/legitimate/accurate/beautiful…picture/photograph/perspective/view?!  (of a person, etc.)

     

    1/19/18 2:51 p.m.

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    Let’s Talk Respect

    All fellow-fragile-life deserve dignity and respect. Can’t we talk it? Sure! Let’s Talk Respect!:)

    FY: i really respect the conscious choice to modify coarse speech to something more pleasant and less foul!:)  it’s not easy for many of us to shed swearing habits. It takes thoughtful effort and compassion to use less offensive words and mix up/change up patterns of expressions. 

    When we personally speak in a respectful manner, we can still be honest! We just don’t filter out caring!  By talking respect…we demonstrate that we care (so we share it nicely).

    practical point:

    Let a rotten saying not proceed out of your mouth, but whatever saying is good for building up as the need may be, that it may impart what is favorable to the hearers.” (Eph. 4:29)

    read this a while back:

    in some cultures profanity has not always been a part of everyday speech. Take, for example, the testimony of Apache Indian James Kaywaykla.

    James was born about 1873 in New Mexico, in the United States. In his later years, when he was nearly 90 years old, he related the following:

    “One morning I was awakened by the sound of Grandfather’s voice. He sat in the opening of our brush arbor, facing the rising sun, and singing The Morning Song. This is a hymn to Ussen . . . thanking Him for one of the greatest of his gifts—the love between a man and woman, which is to Apaches a sacred thing. Never do they make obscene jokes about sex, and the fact that White Eyes [white men] consider conception and birth a matter of levity is something they cannot understand. It is, to them, on a level with taking the name of God in vain. I am very proud of the fact that in our language there is no profanity. For the privilege in sharing the creation of new life we give thanks to the Creator of Life.”Native Heritage, edited by Arlene Hirschfelder. (excerpted “In Our Language There is No Profanity” Awake! ’05)

    wrote this a while back:

    compassion-culture-speak-it-baby …and don’t stop!;)

    “THANKS Reader:) for speaking compassion every day…Hooray!”:)

    1/18/17 @ 4:10 p. m.

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    words

    (think i just learned something;))

    words can be like gifts

    IF

    we

    use

    our

    words

    appropriately (aka compassionately)

    they should

    give

    impart

    something

    needed!:)

    (i.e. comfort, insight, commendation, accurate knowledge, respect, love, healing, counsel, etc., etc.,)

    (well (healthy) functioning words (speaking/talking/conversation) impart something needed to the hearer.)

    what does the hearer need??

    1/7/17 @ 9:28 p.m.

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