Category Archives: Breathing-Fragile-Life

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

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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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O. M. F. Optimization for Multiple Functioning

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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

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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)

Breathing-Fragile-Life Fundamental Human Rights Joan Winifred

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…

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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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“Nǐ​ Hǎo” and “Chào Bạn”

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have

had

my

fair share

and

(unfair share)

of

challenges

in

(my) life…(mostly likely You:) Reader have had the same: fair/unfair challenges to face in life)

so

why

NOT??

escape

those

challenges (“say” by focusing positive attention…)

with

language

challenges (of choice)??

God has helped me thus far with (life) challenges…

so (in comparison)

what’s learning Chinese and Vietnamese??! (for a native English speaker like me;))

 

[just trying my “reasonable” not perfectionistic best…to expand my abilities to better communicate with fellow-breathing-fragile-life in my  local community and elsewhere.]

 

7/12/17 @ 12:09 p.m.

 

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Discerning Wisdom & Position (arrogance v. humility)

Breathing-Fragile-Life God wisdom

 When E·liʹhu saw that the three men had nothing to say in answer, his anger flared up.  So E·liʹhu the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite began to speak, saying:“I am young And you men are aged. So I respectfully held back, And I dared not tell you what I know.  I thought, ‘Let age speak, And let a multitude of years declare wisdom.’  But it is the spirit in people, The breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.  Age alone does not make one wise, Nor is it only old men who understand what is right.10  So I say, ‘Listen to me, And I will also tell you what I know.’ (Job 32:5-10)

 

“age alone doesn’t make one wise”…commentary on verse: “Wisdom does not come with age alone. It requires understanding of God’s Word and the guidance of his spirit.”

speeches & debates…Job and supposed comforters…[excerpted reading Insight On Scriptures Vol. 1 “Elihu”] (my highlights)

Likely Elihu listened carefully to the entire debate between Job and his three would-be comforters. But, out of due respect for their age, he remained silent until all had finished speaking. Though modern critics have labeled Elihu as loquacious, saying that his speeches were long-winded, the statements of Elihu were not those of an impertinent young man. He fully appreciated that wisdom was not the exclusive possession of those advanced in years, but that God’s spirit made one truly wise. Elihu, therefore, leaned heavily on God’s spirit. He was thus able to discern correctly that Job had failed to appreciate that the vindication of Jehovah God is far more important than the vindication of any man and that Job’s three friends had actually pronounced God wicked.—Job 32:2-9, 18.

Elihu was impartial, not bestowing a flattering title on anyone. He recognized that he, like Job, was made of clay and that the Almighty was his Creator. Elihu had no intention of terrifying Job but spoke to him as a true friend, addressing Job by name, something that was not done by Eliphaz, Bildad, or Zophar.—Job 32:21, 22; 33:1, 6.

In every respect Elihu exalted the position of the true God: The Almighty is just, rewarding the individual according to his conduct. He judges without partiality and is fully aware of the course taken by men. God hears the outcry of the afflicted. He is a Teacher who makes men wiser than the animal creation. Only untruth does God not hear, and so Elihu encouraged Job to wait for Him. Furthermore, Elihu assured Job that God was with him and that He would not preserve the wicked alive, but that those serving Him “will finish their days in what is good.” (Job 36:11) Job was then admonished to magnify the activity of God, the great Provider, who gives food in abundance. Elihu called Job’s attention to the great things done by God and His control of natural forces, encouraging Job to show himself “attentive to the wonderful works of God.” (Job 37:14) Elihu concluded on a lofty plane, saying concerning the Almighty: “He is exalted in power, and justice and abundance of righteousness he will not belittle. Therefore let men fear him.”—Job 37:23, 24; chaps 34-37.

7/1/17 @ 8:24 a.m.

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Pre-Flood & Post-Flood

Breathing-Fragile-Life Joan Winifred

Indeed, you have made my days just a few;*+And my life span is as nothing before you.+Surely every man, though he seems secure, is nothing but a mere breath.+ (Psalm 89:5)

The lifespan spectrum of humanity…started out long, grew shorter, short then will increase out into eternity. Please check it out:

The Bible book of Genesis speaks of seven men who lived more than 900 years, all of them being born prior to the Flood of Noah’s day. They were Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Jared, Methuselah, and Noah. (Genesis 5:5-27; 9:29) Many of these men may be unfamiliar to most people, but all of them were among the first ten generations in human history. Methuselah is well-known for having lived the longest—a record 969 years!

The Bible mentions at least another 25 individuals who also reached ages beyond what is common today. Some of them lived 300, 400, even 700 or more years. (Genesis 5:28-31;11:10-25)

Not a legend; NOT A MYTH…real people living real-ly loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong lives;)

Some have alleged that time was measured differently in those days and that what was called a year was actually a month. An analysis of the Genesis account, however, leaves no doubt that people back then had the same concept of time as we do today. Consider two examples. In the Flood account, we read that the Deluge began when Noah was 600 years old, “in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month.” Then it goes on to say that the waters overwhelmed the earth for 150 days and that “in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.” (Genesis 7:11, 24; 8:4) Thus, a period of five months—from the 17th day of the second month to the 17th day of the seventh month of that year—is said to be 150 days. Clearly, the claim that a year was actually a month is totally baseless.

Now consider a second example. According to Genesis 5:15-18, Mahalalel fathered a son at the age of 65, lived on for 830 years, and died at the age of 895. His grandson Enoch also fathered a son when 65 years old. (Genesis 5:21) If a year were really one month, then those two men would have become parents when they were only five years old! Does that make any sense?

Archaeology also comes into the picture, for it agrees with Bible statements about long-lived individuals. About the patriarch Abraham, the Bible says that he was from the city of Ur, that he later resided in the city of Haran and then in the region of Canaan, and that he fought and defeated Chedorlaomer, king of Elam. (Genesis 11:31; 12:5; 14:13-17) Discoveries have confirmed the existence of these places and people. Archaeology has also shed some light on features of the lands and customs of the peoples mentioned in connection with Abraham. Since these Bible statements about Abraham are accurate, why should there be questions about his age of 175 years?—Genesis 25:7.

There is, therefore, no reason to be skeptical about the Bible’s statements regarding the extraordinarily long lives of some people in ancient times.

The outstanding longevity of those men living prior to the Flood proves that the human body has a remarkable potential for life. Modern technology has enabled scientists to take a closer look at the human body and its marvelous design, including its amazing capacity for regenerating and healing itself. Their conclusion? It is capable of living indefinitely. “[Aging],” says Professor of Medicine Tom Kirkwood, “remains one of the great mysteries of medical science.”

People before the Flood were closer to perfection than we are, and that is why they lived longer—much longer—than we do at present. But today we are closer to the time when God’s promise will be fulfilled. Soon all traces of sin and imperfection will be gone, and people will not have to degenerate and die.—[excerpted article W 2010 Did People in Bible Times Really Live So Long?]

Isaiah 33:24…

And no resident (inhabitant) will say: “I am sick.”

The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.

; Titus 1:2 “and is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago;”.

“Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the true God has made from the start to the finish.” The NIV Study Bible renders this verse: “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11.

Life spans & time…

Solomon wrote: “I have seen the occupation that God has given to the sons of mankind in which to be occupied. Everything he has made pretty in its time.”—Ecclesiastes 3:10.

God has given mankind many occupations, or things to do—Solomon listed a number of them. God has also given us the free will to choose what we want to do. However, for every task, there is a time that is right, or favorable, producing the best result. Take, for instance, Solomon’s statement “a time to plant and a time to uproot what was planted,” found at Ecclesiastes 3:2. Farmers know that for every crop, there is a right time for planting it. What if a farmer ignores that simple fact and plants a crop at the wrong time or season? Should he blame it on fate if he does not get a good harvest, even though he has worked hard on it? Of course not! He simply did not plant the crop at the right time. The farmer could have done well had he followed the natural order of things established by the Creator.

Thus, what God has set down is, not the fate of individuals or the outcome of all events, but certain principles that govern the operation of human affairs in line with his purpose. For humans to enjoy the result of their endeavors, they must discern and work in harmony with God’s purpose and time. What is predetermined and unalterable is not the fate of individuals but what God has purposed to do. Through the prophet Isaiah, Jehovah declared: “My word that goes forth from my mouth . . . will not return to me without results, but it will certainly do that in which I have delighted, and it will have certain success in that for which I have sent it.”—Isaiah 55:11. [excerpted reading: w 2009 There is a Time For Everything]

Now is the time for me..to end this post…and get to sleep to rejuvenate for tomorrow!:)

Happy Long-Life to You Reader:) & a Good Night’s Rest!

6/19/17 @ 11:23 p.m.

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Otter Know

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Divine Design…

The fur of the sea otter is denser than that of any other mammal, with some one million hairs per square inch (155,000 per sq cm). When the otter swims, its coat traps a layer of air close to its body. That air acts as an insulator, preventing the cold water from coming into direct contact with the animal’s skin and sapping its body heat.

Scientists believe that there is a lesson to be learned from the sea otter’s fur. They have experimented with a number of artificial fur coats, varying such factors as hair length and hair spacing. The researchers have concluded that “the denser and the longer the hairs are, the dryer or the more water-repellent the hairy surface is.” Put another way, sea otters can boast a truly efficient fur coat.

Researchers hope that their studies will lead to technological advances in the design and production of novel water-repellent textiles. This may lead some to wonder whether people who have to dive in cold waters may not be better off wearing a hairy wet suit—one similar to that of the sea otter! [excerpted reading highlights…AWAKE! No. 3 2017 The Sea Otter’s Fur]

Staying insulated by fresh/pure air…:)
6/19/17 @ 10:29 a.m.
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Friends of …

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PEACE! are all over this globe…they may personally be far from me (and i may not know them personally), but they are close to my heart! Anyone Young or Old that values peace…and lives peace/an example for me!

Look at these beautiful young people, (discovered this video yesterday)…they make me 🙂

General Question for Meditation:

Do we, fellow-fragile-life, wear our values?!

 

(muted photo taken? a couple months ago?…salmon and black blouse…silver bracelets and necklace (trees)…gifts and hold certain sentimental/symbolic meaning for me…e.g., compassion, family, love, peace, motherhood/marriage, divine sovereignty, longevity, life etc., etc., etc….) Just reminders of my daily responsibilites/intentions of living…etc. in this fleeting-fragile-life!

What values am i wearing today??

THANK YOU READER:) for VALUING PEACE (and pursuing it)!!!:) (oh, and for choosing compassion every minute of every day! HOORAY!..FOR YOU READER, i know You’re a Friend of Peace! am always in need of another friend from whom i can learn lots!:)

6/8/17 @ 8:49 a.m.

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