• attitude Breathing-Fragile-Life comfort compassion contentment Joan Winifred

    F.S. Freckles/Smores = Taste of Sunshine :)

    Happy Week-End to YOU/Reader:)…and All Breathing-Fragile-Life Earth-Wide…(My Brothers & Sisters)…Hold Tight & Never Give UP! :)…(Your spiritual fight for Compassion, etc.)

    F.S. Free Stuff…aka the sun shines compassionately on all of us globally…(Praise JAH-Divine Designer (of Sun, etc.)…:)

    All of Us–All-Fragile-Life benefit from the Sun, huh?

    7/22/17 @ 10:15 a.m.

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    Don’t Cha CARE??!

    Nope.

    excerpted readings…[and past article highlights: Three Things That Money Cannot Buy AWAKE! October 2013]

    “On average,” says The Narcissism Epidemic, “materialistic people are less happy and more depressed. Even people who simply aspire to have more money suffer from poor mental health; they also report more physical health problems such as sore throats, backaches, and headaches and were more likely to drink too much alcohol and use illegal drugs. Striving for financial success, apparently, makes people miserable.”

    There is more to a secure future than stockpiling money. After all, money can be stolen—and it cannot cure disease or prevent death. (Ecclesiastes 7:12) The Bible teaches that genuine security comes from knowing God and his purpose.—John 17:3.

    There is more to life than money and the things it can buy. After all, it is as the Bible says: “Even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15)

    The Bible predicts a time when money is worthless and people will be throwing it in streets…(potential topic for another post?)

    The Bible exposes the folly of what it calls “the showy display of one’s means of life.” (1 John 2:16) The fact is, an obsession with possessions distracts us from the very things that matter most in life—the things that money cannot buy.

    The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have . . . caused themselves a lot of pain.”—1 Timothy 6:10, Contemporary English Version.

    “Better to eat vegetables with people you love than to eat the finest meat where there is hate.”—Proverbs 15:17, Good News Translation.

    The bottom line: Money cannot buy family unity. That only comes from spending time with your family and giving them adequate love and attention.—Colossians 3:18-21.

    “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal.”—Matthew 6:19.

    “You do not know what your life will be tomorrow.”—James 4:14.

    “Having sustenance and covering, we shall be content with these things.”—1 Timothy 6:8.

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.—Matthew 5:3.

     

    Stockpiling spiritual treasure(s)…a compassionate/healthy intention/lifestyle IF YOU:) ask me…oh, You didn’t? ask…OOPS!;)

    7/20/17 @ 11:42 a.m.

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    O. M. F. Optimization for Multiple Functioning

    Are You a “seeing skeleton” ?!

    (not sure (and no time to research) IF i’ve already shared this here (aka this blog previously))…

    Check it out at YOUR OWN RISK…of seeing/(understanding) better…

    THE reef-dwelling brittle star has an amazing form of armor on its upper surface. This part of its skeleton is studded with microscopic lenses that turn the animal’s armor into a compound eye.

    According to chemist Joanna Aizenberg, the brittle star’s dual-purpose shell “demonstrates an important principle: in biology, materials are often optimized for multiple functions.

    […]researchers have devised a simple, low-cost method of producing arrays of microlenses made of calcium carbonate. The many applications of these arrays include telecommunications, where they are used to conduct light signals through optical fibers. [excerpted past/recent reading/peering…The Seeing Skeleton of the Brittle Star–Was It Designed? (by God) AWAKE! May 2013]

    Brittle thinking lacks tensile strength…(and now and again may be ? we all need an antacid;)  perhaps (a) 1 life lesson…we can make the most of things…efficiency and speed…is found in not sweating the small stuff (follow-through on the small stuff, (but don’t let it hinder progress long-term)) and …when we can effectively tackle the microscopic…may be we see/understand the macroscopic…

    practical verse:

    The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. (Luke 16:10)

    Multiple/Flexible Functioning…optimizing wellness:  spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically…:)

     

    7/19/17 @ 11:45 a.m.

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    H.F.T…Harvesting, Funneling, and Trapping

    To keep themselves warm during cold weather, butterflies spread their wings in the sun. The wings of some species of swallowtail are remarkably efficient at trapping and absorbing sunlight. The insects’ secret lies not just in their dark pigment but also in the structure of microscopic, overlapping scales coating their wings. The scales, in turn, contain rows of honeycomblike holes separated by inverse V-shaped ridges that funnel light into the holes. This ingenious structure traps incoming sunlight, making the wings extremely black and warming the butterfly with amazing efficiency.

    “Butterfly wings may rank among the most delicate structures in nature,” says Science Daily, “but they have given researchers powerful inspiration for new technology that doubles the production of hydrogen gas—a green fuel of the future—from water and sunlight.” [excerpted Article/my bold highlights: Was It Designed? The Light-Absorbing Butterfly Wing AWAKE! 2014]

    hmmmm…a no brainer to me, YES! An innovative-intelligent-chief-builder-designer constructed/created Butterfly wings!:)

    Life Lesson: Don’t underestimate any (seemingly) delicate structure/frame/form…

    If Butterflies can fly/function with 70% wing damage…

    IF only 30% of my life is chaos/problem/challenge-free…i can still FLY HIGH!…survive 🙂

    7/18/17 @ 9:14 p.m.

     

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    Verdict…(Lost)

    Expect the unexpected. Thanks for watching and all kind words. Stay tuned for everything that’s next for

    And of course, whether they are against Constitution or not, will be decided inside Russia

    We’re appealing to ECHR, but in 2015 Russia adopted new law allowing to avoid its decisions if they’re against our constitution

    “It’s a very sad situation for our country: now anyone who studies the Bible can be jailed”

    “Many reasonable people can’t believe that it’s happening in modern Russia: ban a whole religion”

    -Anton Chivcalov

    Our representative Sivulsky to journalists: “Religious freedom in Russia is over”

     

    7/17/17 @ 12:34 p.m.

    and a p.s…

    19:10 On July 17, 2017, Supreme Court of Russia missed last chance to restore law & justice to 175,000 Russian citizens.

     

    Check it out: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jw-russia.org%2Fpages%2F17071316-192.html&edit-text=&act=url&act=url

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    How SAD–Stepping/Stomping on “Human” Rights…

    Fellow-Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life have Fundamental “Human” Rights of Respect!…etc…You step/stomp on One, You step/stomp on All-of-Us-Fellow-Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life deserving of dignity, respect, love, appreciation, peace, freedom!

    The Order of Parental Glory…(check it out:)…excerpted…Jw.org Newsroom:

    The Order of “Parental Glory” was instituted by presidential decree in May 2008. Russia awards this honor to parents who have raised at least seven children and have shown extraordinary care for their family’s health and education, as well as their physical, mental, and moral development. Families awarded the Order are considered models that strengthen the family institution.

    NEW YORK—On May 31, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of “Parental Glory” to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia, who raised eight children, during a ceremony in Moscow at the Kremlin.

    Newsweek article…

    “Families like yours, large and full of generous parental love, embody centuries-old traditions of empathy and kindness, show through their example that no obstacles stand before the desire to act constructively and do good, and offer beacons for those reflecting on their own choice of future road,” Putin said at the ceremony.

    “We view this award as an acknowledgment that the free Bible education provided by Jehovah’s Witnesses helps parents and their children to be productive citizens not only in Russia but all over the world,” David A. Semonian, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in New York, said in a statement last week. “We hope that this award presented by President Putin is considered on July 17, 2017, when the Russian Supreme Court reviews the decision to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.” [excerpted article: JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA RECEIVE PARENTING AWARDS FROM PUTIN, SPARKING HOPE ON BAN APPEAL Newsweek]

    “Extremist??”…uh-huh, extremely kind, extremely compassionate, extremely peaceful, extremely hard working…Oh, and extremely educated! 🙂

    12:03 p.m. 7/17/17

    p.s. the Spanish/Russian Videos have watched in English…positive/favorable remarks so, hoping translations are “accurate” in Russian. {Don’t have link at the moment for English translation.}

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    Deciphering Heiroglyphics {(Yep! i before e except after c)}

    Aka typing up my handwritten-lol;)/hieroglyphic scribble notes/paraphrasing pieces of recent *talk on topic “Being Conscious of My Spiritual Need”…ties in nicely with posts: Fully Conscious?? Are You Growing? (Am i growing?), You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

    How Do You…

    know IF You:) are appropriately (or at the very least) adequately caring for/satisfying this essential/basic, yet important need??

    being conscious of Your spiritual need means to know–Your need for God…{(Yeah, i said it/shared it…You have a need for “God”! and obviously, say not a need for me or my blog, eh?)} we have a built-in design to reach out to someone beyond self…beast vs.man…is NOT content to eat/sleep warm himself…no, we/{mankind-womankind} have a strange urge aka SPIRITUALITY! {(Yeah!! i am very strange-lol:) and probably also because am very vocal about spiritual things/topics.)}

    Many experts have acknowledged all civilizations are routed in their “quest for God” …and finding satisfying answers to grappling questions: Why are We Here??  What is the Purpose of Life?? {Why do we die?? Is there Life after Death?? Why so Much Suffering? and will it ever end?? Who is the True God/Creator? Can We Be Friends?} {[BTW: i’ve personally “peered” into the Bible and have found very intellectually/spiritually satisfying answers to these questions and more.]}

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

    footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

    Being a beggar for the spirit…a begging drive to do all we can to satisfy/fill the need…

    Wide-array of beliefs…41,000 different denominations of (so-called) Christianity alone…teachings in conflict, people confused as to what to “really” believe…

    a key to satisfying this need in appropriate way…connecting verse 6 of Matthew 5…

    “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.* (satisfied).

    rigeteousness — desire what is right according to God’s standards

    2 Timothy 3:16–“All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight,*(correcting) for disciplining in righteousness,”

    “inspired” of God…Greek word “theopneustos” means “God Breathed”

    {So for me, personally, i enJOY reading God’s “inspired” word daily/the Bible…but it’s more than just looking…a scan/glance.}
    22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face* (his natural face) in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.  (James 1:22-25)
    to peer–more than a fleeting glance…a careful search for a hidden object–desires to see, investigates till he finds it…
    speaker gave example of lost car keys–how much effort to find, we have to dig, search, peer to satisfy spiritual need.
    How do we know IF we are satisfying this need?!
    a response, an affect…we would be affected emotionally and/or physically–Psalm 19:7
    The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength.* (Or “restoring (bringing back) the soul.” The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
    Deep Bible Study–being absorbed and making application…restoring strength..makes the inexperienced wise, heart rejoices and makes the eyes shine. We don’t need bad experiences to be wise, we don’t have to touch the fire to know we will be burned. {Experiencing many positive affects in life and making compassionate choices.  Having a personal friendship with God…God called Abraham His Friend. Humans have the opportunity to do the same.}
    Challenges and obstacles that could hinder us spiritually…Jesus illustrates:
    Matthew 13:3-8…”Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”
     Context…seed–Kingdom message…opportunity to satisfy need and different heart conditions…verses 3 & 4 seed didn’t grow? why? so much activity coming and going along roadside…not taking time to absorb spiritual food…rocky road – no root- tribulation/trials/hardship at once stumbled–difficulty and stopped growing spiritually. Thorns…anxiety of this system –deceptive power of riches, chokes it!
    need to analyze our circumstances/priorities…anything going on? improper desire for a lot of material things? lack of priority for personal study?
    {We can truly be happy by being conscious of our spiritual need…takes time, EFFORT!…can be realized/reached…a healthy place/spiritual paradise. Functioning well–manifesting compassionate ways in various aspects of living and loving.}

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

    footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

    {am i too proud to beg?!}
    {am i truly happy?!}
    {am i satisfying my spiritual need?!}
    7/15 17 @ 7:37 p.m.
    *p.s. for clarification talk i heard (not personally wrote) my musings are in {}…this post is a deciphering of my notes of said talk/lecture.
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    You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

    then why You eating…

    fake mind,

    fake

    spiritual

    fast

    food??

     

    various components contribute to the meal(s) of fake, fast food for the masses of man to consume…big business, big religion, big politics, big academia, big media…etc., etc.

    wholesome/healthy/nutritional spiritual needs will not be filled in any of these (sick) places.

     

    7/15/17 @ 5:47 p.m.

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