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26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. […] (Matthew 6:26)

To the animals he gives food,To the young ravens that call out for it. (Psalm 147:9)

An observation:  Do birds worry?!  No, they are busy eating, singing, flying, soaring–being birdies, lol 🙂

Worrying is paralyzing and damaging!… (and gets ya no where.)

“when” human“kind” (chooses compassion) …there is enough for everyone (to share)…🙂

the earth is rich!… full of plenty to sustain/maintain life… for birds, for people… for all-fellow-fragile-life!!… “when” man”cruel” selfishly mismanages Earth… misuses resources/abuses power…causing poverty, famine, hunger… and not just for food.

My positive outlook/Hope:  ultimately/eventually everything will be alright… with compassion (and Divine Intervention) education!

enjoyed this past reading(s)…

The Bible makes many references to birds, often to teach valuable lessons. For example, concerning the ostrich and its incredible speed, God said to a man named Job: “When she rises up and flaps her wings, she laughs at the horse and at its rider.”*The ostrich is the largest living bird, and it is the fastest runner, able to reach speeds of about 45 miles an hour (72 km/h) for short bursts.  (Job 39:13, 18) God also asked Job: “Is it by your understanding that the falcon soars, . . . or is it at your order that an eagle flies upward?” (Job 39:26, 27) The lesson? Birds perform their feats without any help from us. Their abilities testify to God’s wisdom, not ours. [excerpted “Observe Intently the BirdsAwake! 2014]

What i’ve come “to learn” through Bible study/practice (through the years)…is putting my personal preferences aside… and attempting to do “God’s” Will (and not just live by my own selfish will/desire/limited understanding/perspective of things/life)… aka living to the best of my abilities in harmony with the unfolding, progressive Divine Purpose… aka compassion, etc…things turn out alright & PEACE is found!:)

My experience: “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”

Check it out IF You🙂 choose…(further reading and research)…matthew/6/

1/18/18 @ 10:20 a.m.

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7+1=8th Day of Life

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“Timing” matters in certain matters, huh?

God’s Law stipulated that a male child should be circumcised on the eighth day of life. (Leviticus 12:3) In newborn babies, the blood’s ability to clot is understood to reach normal levels after the first week. In Bible times, before advanced medical treatments were available, waiting for over a week before circumcision was a wise protection. [excerpted: W No. 1 2018]

There are various Biblical examples of harmony between (true/accurate) science & (true/accurate) spirituality (e.g., example-above; Vitamin K & Prothrombin–timing of circumcision)…further reading: is-the-bible-outdated… (from what i’ve studied through the years)…NO! the Bible and the timeless wisdom therein is RELEVANT!:) to life in the here & now…under any circumstances.

 

1/14/18 @ 10:00 p.m.

belief building involves fact checking…

science fact + spiritual fact = timeless truth 🙂

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b~r~o~k~e~n cisterns v. SOURCE OF LIVING WATER

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It is illogical (and would be debilitating, damaging, and ultimately, death-dealing (physically & spiritually))

to exchange/replace

the “SOURCE

Of LIVING WATER”*

for

“b-r-o-k-e-n cisterns”!

b.c. = “military alliances, human philosophies, human theories/opinions, worldly politics”

*S.O.L.W. “True God of Compassion Yahweh/Jehovah”

“water is the solvent”

The only viable… living (drinkable/workable) “solution” (aka help/wisdom to be found) for/(to) any challenge of life… look(ing) to the Creator🙂

(A revelation) 14:7

Greet…ings & Life…ings, & ings inging: Innings1-3

IF: You want to know

Why Wing it?

1/12/18 7:11 p.m.

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ma·the·tesʹ

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his disciples: The first occurrence of the Greek word ma·the·tesʹ, a noun rendered “disciple.” It refers to a learner, or one who is taught, and implies a personal attachment to a teacher, an attachment that shapes the disciple’s whole life. Although large crowds were gathered to listen to Jesus, it seems that he spoke mainly for the benefit of his disciples, who sat closest to him.—Mt 7:28, 29; Lu 6:20

.[excerpted: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/b/r1/lp-e/nwtsty/E/2017/40/5#study=discover]

 

Many humans are “followers” aka “learners”  of one person/mentor or another (famous, infamous or not)…(on-line or off)…Jesus…compassionately-selflessly-served-others… out of Agape Love… and how do i know that… for sure?!… some “think” human(s) motivation(s) is “basically” pleasure-seeking (history and modern-story seem full of so-called examples/evidence of this short-sighted, instant gratification, results)… or the spoken attitude/hidden agenda of “what’s in it for me (reward/award, etc)” is why we (humans) do or not do whatever/whenever…

and what did Jesus get (from humans) for his many compassionate acts & winsome words as documented in secular record and Gospel?!

Homelessness, Suffering, Mockery, Humiliation, Hatred, Torture, Grief, and Premature Death

Indeed, what kind of man (or human) endures all that for fellow-fragile-life??… Has to be someone Special, Rare?

a Great man?

a Son of God?

Which begs the question… wouldn’t his “actual” learners/followers/disciples…be willing to do (suffer) the same??

Learners or “True” followers of compassion know/understand the “real” meaning of suffering/sacrifice/love/selflessness, huh?!

 

1/11/18 @ 5:55 p.m.

 

What am i learning?

Who am i following?

What’s not in it for me?!

 

 

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caution & curiosity

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Does curiosity kill the cat??

Does caution save the cat??

Life can be a fine-line walk of both caution & curiosity… huh?!

Just thinking out loud aka Friday Morning Musings aka up earlier/unable to sleep too well due to sad news late night…(i.e. news that feels like you’ve been punched in the gut; initially hurts, but then spurs you on… and becomes a mighty motivator!!… to cling to compassion, and dig deep, fight the fine fight, etc.)

my stubbornness (and my spirituality)

aka a mind not easily manipulated…(a non-conformist to the so-called popular course of action/thought)…must be such a curiosity to the so-called intelligent and influential.

(yep, in some realms, am hated for my beliefs aka choosing to live compassion as fully as possible at this moment in my life/historic stream of time/aka ending of the framework of human society)

Caution: I am not a push-over!

Any “real” threat to my spirituality will be pushed away.

My closest ones/loved ones… know either “accept” compassion and “respect” life… and my personal dedication (to the True God of Compassion…and to HIGH compassion standards)… or for the sake of my spiritual well-being have to cautiously keep any non-accepters at a (safe) distance.

For mind (and other) safety reasons… physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually…

Have to be legitimately cautious…(not paranoid)…I will not allow my personal compassion and agape love for fellow-fragile-life to be corrupted!!

My caring will not be consumed by apathy.

My compassion will not be consumed by indifference.

My mind will not be manipulated by hate nor violence nor threats thereof.

My compassion fitness will not succumb to inaccurate knowledge and inactivity.

My (spiritual) mind will not be bribed by (counterfeit) love nor material gifts nor offers thereof.

My mindset.

Exactly, my mind is set.

1/5/18 @ 7:10 a.m.

If anyone chooses (uncoerced) …freely wishes..to join the mind gym… that’s where i am and will remain for life! I closely associate with the (serious, dedicated, spiritual athletes) compassion-fit.

(U fit??)

There’s work to be done… every day… to maintain, sustain, and progress.

I am serious.

I will not waiver.

“Rocking” it (compassion-truth) everyday…UH-HUH!!!:)

 

1/5/18 @ 7:07 p.m. published.

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Yay! Yay! Hooray:)

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Guess who? Got Hot Coco… with mini marshmellows!!:)…”mellow” out:), ya, i know, it’s technically spelled “marshmallow”… IDK IF? it’s a “New England” (Somerville, Massachusetts) thing (accent) or a kid thing, but have been saying “marshMELLOWS” my whole life (in and out of Massachusetts)… either way–it’s YUMMY and sweet!! to me…a favorite cold weather treat… that brings back warm, happy, childhood (and Other) memories playing in snow, etc. (Thank You Chato for my Coco!)

When You have offspring (kids/teens), it’s fun to relive/share some healthy/in moderation (healthy for body/mind) stuff with them.

Isn’t hot coco suppose to be good for you?!;) (in moderation and IF no food/lactose intolerances or Diabetes, etc.) please, do your own research…i am enJOYing mine right now…

Sip, sip… wouldn’t it be nice IF everyone experiencing cold weather today had access to some hot coco with mini marshmallows or big marshmellows…IF they wanted some?!:) Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where everyone’s (healthy) needs are met appropriately and at the appropriate time?!

Perhaps, when we could all share (more) and care (more) and study compassion and unselfishly live it… there would be enough of everything for everyone earth-wide!:)

1/4/18 @ 2:56 p.m.

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