4/16/19 @ 10:40 a.m.
4/16/19 @ 10:40 a.m.
i cannot do what i… would like to do…
i must do what i have to do!
(yeah, woeisme…poor baby;)).
that is life of any/all conscience prisoners…we all find ourselves facing struggles/challenges (newer and older) reaching out for the…real life.
i am s t r e t c “h i” n g
out as far as abel
may be?? You just don’t understand/get it? (That’s okay.)
for sure is not my motivator knot/or holder backer.
teary! Wow! just had an inspiring card given to me now/today while composing this (hope it will encourage You:) too)
4/03/19 @ 5:02 p.m.
NEVER GIVE UP!
the fine fight (of the faith, etc) and for the real life:)
Sharing my ‘Get Well Soon’ balloon…cause all of us, all of us fellow-suffering-team-of-humanity, we need to Get Well! (Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically) and permanently stay there!💚🙂
1:11 a.m. 4/4/19
Today is Thursday. (You’re a Regular Reader🙂, eh?;))
Any “regular reader” realizes…reasons for this topic: garbage dump. In my neighborhood…it’s trash day.
I try my best to recycle/reuse…which can be time consuming when organizing/cleaning. It’s not some mindless, arbitrary, random act for me. I carefully/thoughtfully…consider/examine an item/whatever…it’s usage potential and expiration date/options…aka can this item be of use to someone else?, etc., can this thing be retooled?…and/or place it in the appropriate hand or bin after use.
My preference is to recycle v. throw…give v. keep…(share/care) when reasonable. Consume with conscience. I trash pick too…;) meaning i examine my family’s trash to be sure no recyclable is being thrown out by mistake or on lazy-purpose!
If i discover a recycable in the trash, i take it out and put it in the appropriate bin.
(my bin is over-flowing and just got in from out front and the wind toppled the bin over and stuff spilled out…turned out to be a useful occurrence because it forced me to re-stuff and find something to keep the bin better closed…and i happened upon another piece of plastic to go. (Happened twice–windy.))
i am such a weirdo!!…it makes me feel good/happy…to reuse and recycle and not over-consume and destroy. I get a giddy-grin when i hear the trash truck driving down my street and stopping at my house! -lol🙂
I LOVE ORGANIZATION…and garbage/recycle day is part of my process. And I am my Mother’s daughter in this area of life. She was the plant lady, kitty-cat lady, avid-reader, avid-recycler, constantly cleaning, etc. (Much more domestically skilled than me…)
Recycling obsession?…legitimate concern…sorta drives my family…(Hubby) frustration!…i check the trash, usually, somewhat sneakily–lol–when no one is looking…(she’s a trash spy, ha, ha, he, he–no mission “difficult” for me!:) joking.) so as not to offend family members who feel it’s sorta a waste of time/energy…because they think the trash collectors dump everything in the same spot regardless…and don’t sort stuff appropriately…so, why bother.
Everything ends up the same place? (not my mentality)
NOPE! …every road does not end at the dump…or does it??
world-wide-(web)…dump?…internet? digital dump?…it seems a lot of unsightly stuff ends up on-line, huh?!
All types of junk? ideas, etc. : healthy, unhealthy, sick…stinky trash, refuse, offal awful…garbage dumped on-line…(and off)
that’s why sorting and being selective i find useful and important.
3/28/19 @ 2:28 p.m.
it’s a personal decision..what we determine to be trash or not. What to take out and what to keep. (I respect Others’ have choices.) And trash management/appropriate disposal is a choice more or less important to some of us humans.
I encourage moderation, care giving, generosity, recycling and not trashing the Earth (or people).
Care-giving and taking-care of Earth & Each Other as Fellow-Breathing-Life is not “mission impossible!” 🙂
“Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart.”—PROV. 4:23.
it’s going down–heed the warning!
no idiot? to subliminal strategies, eh?!
the term “heart” is used to refer to “the inner person” or “secret self.” (Read Psalm 51:6 and footnote.) In other words, “heart” refers to our private thoughts, feelings, motives, and desires. It is who we really are on the inside, not just who we appear to be on the outside.
5 Consider how our physical health illustrates the importance of who we are on the inside. First, to keep ourselves in good condition on the inside, we must choose a healthy diet, and we need to exercise regularly. Likewise, to keep ourselves in good spiritual condition, we must choose a healthy diet of spiritual food and regularly exercise our faith in Jehovah. That form of exercise involves applying what we learn and speaking about our faith. (Rom. 10:8-10; Jas. 2:26) Second, based on outward appearance, we might think that we are healthy even though we are actually diseased on the inside. In a similar way, based on our theocratic routine, we may think that our faith is strong, but wrong desires could be growing in us. (1 Cor. 10:12; Jas. 1:14, 15) We must remember that Satan would like to infect us with his thinking. How, specifically, might he try to do that? And how can we protect ourselves?
HOW SATAN TRIES TO INFECT OUR HEART
6. What is Satan’s goal, and how does he try to achieve it?
6 Satan wants us to become like him—a rebel who ignores Jehovah’s standards and is motivated by selfishness. Satan cannot force us to reason and act as he does. So he tries to achieve his goal in other ways. For example, he surrounds us with people who are already corrupted by him. (1 John 5:19) He hopes that we will choose to spend time with them, even though we know that bad associations will “spoil” or “corrupt” the way we think and act. (1 Cor. 15:33; ftn.) That tactic worked with King Solomon. He married many pagan women, and they eventually “had a powerful influence over him” and “gradually inclined his heart” away from Jehovah.—1 Ki. 11:3; ftn.
storytelling…for centuries…personally, i am selective about what i feed my body…should that be the same with the way i feed my brain?
7 Satan uses movies and television shows to spread his way of thinking. He understands that storytelling does much more than entertain us; it teaches us how to think, feel, and act. Jesus made good use of this method of teaching. Take, for example, his parables of the neighborly Samaritan and of the son who left home and wasted his inheritance. (Matt. 13:34; Luke 10:29-37; 15:11-32) However, those who are infected with Satan’s thinking can use storytelling to corrupt us. We need to be balanced. Movies and TV shows can entertain and educate us without contaminating our thinking. But we must be cautious. When choosing entertainment, we do well to ask ourselves, ‘Is this movie or TV show teaching me that it is all right to give in to my fleshly desires?’ (Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 2:1-3) What should you do if you detect that a program is promoting satanic thinking? Avoid it as you would a contagious disease!
spiritually-minded Ones care about/consider such things…things Other than the flesh/the material…aka satisfying selfishness. There is much more to life than money.
9 Satan also tries to infect our heart by getting us to trust human wisdom rather than Jehovah’s thinking. (Col. 2:8) Consider just one idea promoted by Satan—that getting rich should be a primary goal in life. Those who think this way might become wealthy, or they might not. Either way, they are in danger. Why? Because they may become so focused on making money that they will sacrifice their health, their family relationships, and even their friendship with God just to reach their goal. (1 Tim. 6:10) We can be grateful that our wise heavenly Father helps us to have a balanced view of money.—Eccl. 7:12; Luke 12:15.
To safeguard our heart, we must not only close it to wrong influences but also open it to positive influences. Think again about the illustration of a walled city. A gatekeeper closed the gates of the city to stop an enemy invasion, but at other times he opened the gates to allow food and other supplies to be brought in. If the gates were never open, the inhabitants of the city would starve. Similarly, we need to open our heart regularly to the influence of God’s thinking.
15 The Bible contains Jehovah’s thinking, so each time we read it, we allow Jehovah’s thoughts to affect the way we think, feel, and act. How can we get the most from our Bible reading? Prayer is vital. One Christian sister says: “Before I read the Bible, I pray to Jehovah, asking that he help me ‘see clearly the wonderful things’ in his Word.” (Ps. 119:18) We also need to meditate on what we read. When we pray, read, and meditate, God’s Word reaches “deep within [our] heart,” and we come to love Jehovah’s thinking.—Read Proverbs 4:20-22; Ps. 119:97. [excerpted reading article: How to Safeguard Your Heart w January 2019]