• Joan Winifred

    Fighting…

    fatigue, a cold and an anxiety. (no filter..photo Sunday 2/19/17) Can You tell?

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    An anxiety over organization… (simplistic terms/aka my writing “filter”– i’d rather not write in elaboration about it at the moment (or here).) (though, writing (and talking) is a tool that helps me figure things out aka learn/cope.) (Boy, i must need to figure A LOT out-lol;) Oh, and learning to be content with the “as is”…or the what i cannot fix at the moment. Other than my attitude toward stuff.

    Cultivating modesty and humility are qualities/an attitude enabling a more positive-realistic view of things…helps stay away from “unrealistic” expectations/demands and disappointment!…when i know and completely understand my emotional, physical, mental and spiritual…limitations…(you know, the obvious and the not-so-obvious)(and potentials 2), but at the present/moment focusing on what will prevent me from having undue anxiety over what i cannot (actually) accomplish. This will prevent me from over-extending myself and hurting myself…i.e. exhaustion/fatigue, being run down…depleted/spent….and being frustrated with different results than anticipated.

    (i don’t like to delegate..but i need to.) Which does not mean giving up or relaxing my best effort! Making wise use of my time will help me avoid (some) anxiety.

    On Sunday, my family and i…read and studied stuff about anxiety and practical ways to cope/prevent. Please check back, i hope to elaborate on that further..later; is an intention.

    Let me leave You Reader:) with something i found helpful to think:

    A second way to find inner peace is by reading and meditating on Bible verses. Why is this important? The Bible is God’s Word. It includes wise and practical advice from our Creator. No matter when you feel anxious, you can think deeply about God’s thoughts and meditate on how his advice can strengthen you. This can help you overcome, reduce, or even avoid anxiety. Jehovah specifically linked reading his Word with being “courageous and strong” and not being “struck with terror or fear.”—Joshua 1:7-9. (excerpted Throw All Your Anxiety on Jehovah (God of Compassion) w 2016)

     

    PEACE and (no anxiety (or hopefully reduced) to YOU:)

    2/20/17 @ 10:58 a.m.

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  • Joan Winifred

    Today’s Topic: Government

    an observation of mine…(as a communicator/talker)..many are concerned about government: good, bad, otherwise. This topic is on the minds’ of deep-thinking people. It’s relevant today…government. Many feel government is the cause/solution to problems facing us.

    Personally, i am politically neutral. I don’t take sides in political controversies. For me, it’s a wise choice, one that keeps the peace (for the most part). I don’t let myself be emotionally dragged into taking sides in the heated debates over who’s right, who said/did what, etc.

    (Think about it: does nationalism eliminate or cause problems? Does nationalism take global peace away?)

    The angle that interests me…as a Bible student..is Bible prophecy and the times/events of our modern-day, etc. The Bible speaks about government. Check it out:

    2/18/17 @ 11:14 a.m.

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  • Joan Winifred

    sleep, separation, death, distance

    loss and change

    attaching and detaching

    detaching and attaching

    a common denominator of the human experience is loss-gain-gain-loss…repeat, repeat,
    (are we all just condemned to death??…eventually)
    my HOPE is strong that common cycle will NOT continue indefinitely…:)

    Death is like Sleep Scriptures Read:

    • “Give light to my eyes, so that I may not fall asleep in death.”—Psalm 13:3.
    • “‘Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.’ The disciples then said to him: ‘Lord, if he is sleeping, he will get well.’ Jesus, however, had spoken about his death.”—John 11:11-13.
    • “David, on the one hand, rendered service to God in his own generation [and] fell asleep in death.”—Acts 13:36.
    • “Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death.”—1 Corinthians 15:20.
    • “We do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope.”—1 Thessalonians 4:13.

    The Dead Will Wake UP from death:

    • “Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully!”—Isaiah 26:19.
    • “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up.”—Daniel 12:2.
    • “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29.

    2/18/17 @ 10:47 a.m.

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    Sowing Peace Reaping Peace

    Silly (at times) girl who likes serious subjects (most times). Yes am a little fruity ;)…odd, etc.

    Self-examination: helps keep me healthy…(i think) compassion-wise…

    What “fruit” am i producing in my life??

    James wrote that “the fruit of righteousness has its seed sown under peaceful conditions for those who are making peace.” (Jas. 3:17, 18) Thus, we cannot maintain righteous conduct in the absence of peace.

    To illustrate, it is estimated that in some war-ravaged countries, 35 percent more land could be cultivated if the inhabitants did not have to worry about the presence of land mines. When a mine is detonated, fields are abandoned by farmers, villages are robbed of their livelihood, and cities are deprived of their food. In a similar way, our growth in spiritual matters is hindered if we have personal traits that could disrupt peace with our brothers. But by being quick to forgive and by working for the well-being of others, we engender conditions that result in true prosperity. (excerpted: One Jehovah Gathers His Family w 2012) (my highlights)

    True prosperity?…PEACE:)

    2/16/17 @ 9:49 p.m.

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