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Peripheral Project(s) Due-ing Justice

appreciation humility Joan Winifred never giving up! patience

Never tried to undervalue or underappreciate or turn a blind eye…(to) the peripheral (vision, the outer spots, etc)… or the unintended peripheral (project(s), etc.)…(though, peripherals can de a danger (ous) distraction,

Hoping
And praying

[…] not a waste of my time, efforts, etc.???

Let’s hope–Your/(my) pride is not inoperable/inordinate.

Cause pride negates/is deadly!!!…makes ANY skill(s) ANY s0-called demo of central compassion…non-functioning/fatal.

(10/9/17 @ 11:38 p.m…musings of the tired/tried mind)
(recent edits…editing…10/14/17 @ 6:37 p.m…published)
An ancient/relevant reminder/a riveting reality check… arrogance v. humility…
(“bye, bye Saul– Hello David”)

 

 

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Hallelujah: doxology

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This expression “Hallelujah” shows up in a lot of unexpected places… even in past/recent animations/cartoons…songs.

The single syllable Jah is usually linked with the more moving emotions of praise and song, prayer and entreaty, and is generally found where the subject theme dwells upon a rejoicing over victory and deliverance, or where there is an acknowledgment of God’s mighty hand and power. Examples of this special usage are abundant. The phrase, “Praise Jah, you people!” (Hallelujah) appears as a doxology, that is, an expression of praise to God, in the Psalms, the first being at Psalm 104:35.

Jah–A poetic shortened form of Jehovah, the name of the Most High God. (Ex 15:1, 2) This abbreviated form is represented by the first half of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton יהוה (YHWH), that is, the letters yohdh (י) and heʼ (ה), the tenth and fifth letters of the Hebrew alphabet respectively. [excerpted: Insight on Scriptures Volume 1, Jah]

Thank FULL for the “Breath of Life“…

 Our very existence gives us just cause to praise Jah. David sang: “I shall laud you [Jehovah] because in a fear-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, as my soul is very well aware.” (Psalm 139:14) Yes, we are “wonderfully made” and have such precious gifts as sight, hearing, and thinking ability. Should we not, therefore, direct our life in such a way as to praise our Maker? Paul said as much when he wrote: “Whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory.”—1 Corinthians 10:31. [excerpted Praise Jah for His Great Deeds w 01]

10/13/17 @ 8:07 p.m.

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Possibly? Best Treatment in Challenging Times

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Forgiveness…(and endurance and empathy)

(perhaps?, the best possible treatment…(plan/purpose) for fellow-fragile-life at this interim time frame.)

There are some things… that cannot be cured/solved/completely understood/appreciated at the present moment/point in time…

(e.g., Bipolar Disorder, etc. or Other serious situations/circumstances…ills ailing/alienating us sick humans.)

Forgiveness and endurance…empathy are important components of COM——P-A-S-S-I-O-N, eh?!

FEE

Stretching/flexing my compassion…. muscles/skills in challenging times.

There is a fee to be paid…PRO   verb 3:27…

Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it*(Or “to whom it is owing.”)

If it is within your power*(Or “within the power of your hand”) to help.

10/13/17 @ 4:44 p.m.

POWER

(To help is not a misuse of power.)

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Unraveling Ramblings

Joan Winifred

(K)not an Enigma…

Greek legend has it that at Gordium, the capital of Phrygia, the chariot of the city’s founder, Gordius, was tied to a pole with a complicated knot, which could be untied only by the future conqueror of Asia.

The Gordian knot was said to be the greatest enigma in the days of Alexander the Great. Wise was the person—and great his conquest—who could unravel that complicated knot. Alexander solved the enigma, so the legend goes, by one slash of his sword.

Man’s predictions (a risky business) vs. God’s Prophecies…

What Is Prophecy?

Prophecy has been defined as the future revealed, events in time recorded before they occur. True prophecy is an inspired message, written or spoken, a revelation of the divine will and purpose. In the Bible are found prophecies regarding the appearance and identity of the Messiah and “the conclusion of the system of things,” as well as judgment messages from God.—Matthew 24:3: “While he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?”;Daniel 9:25: “You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Mes·siʹah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress.”

The “wise men” of today—experts in science, economics, health, politics, environment, and many other fields—attempt to predict the future. Although many of such predictions are highly publicized by the media—and eagerly consumed by the public—they are, at best, educated guesses and personal opinions. In addition, for every opinion expressed, invariably there are numerous opposing opinions and counterarguments. The business of predicting the future is risky indeed.

Source of TRUE Prophecy…

Where, then, do true prophecies originate, and who can interpret them? The apostle Peter wrote: “No prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation.” (2 Peter 1:20) The Greek word for “interpretation” has the meaning “solution, disclosure,” with the idea that “what is thus released or loosed was before bound.” Thus, The Amplified New Testament renders Peter’s words: “No prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal . . . loosening.

The inspired prophets of old, such as Daniel, did not personally analyze the current trends of their time and then attempt to unravel a complicated future by uttering a prophecy. If they had tried to force the future to unfold in this way, such prophesying would have originated in their own imagination. It would then have been a human prediction, a forecast built upon an imperfect foundation. Instead, Peter went on to explain: “Prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit.”—2 Peter 1:21.

In what sense, then, do “interpretations belong to God”? There are a number of ways that this proves to be the case. Some Bible prophecies are recorded along with their fulfillment. These, then, are relatively simple to untie, as are some knots that the sailor freely explains how to undo.—Genesis 18:14; 21:2.

Other prophecies can be explained and unraveled by an examination of the context. The prophet Daniel had a prophetic vision of ‘a ram with two horns’ being decisively struck down by a “hairy he-goat” that had “a conspicuous horn between its eyes.” The context shows that the ram with the two horns represented “the kings of Media and Persia” and the goat, “the king of Greece.” (Daniel 8:3-8, 20-22) More than 200 years later, the great horn”—Alexander the Great—began his conquest of Persia. The Jewish historian Josephus claimed that during Alexander’s military campaign in the vicinity of Jerusalem, he was shown this very prophecy and believed that it referred to him.

“Interpretations belong to God” also in that he determines and directs when a prophecy is to be understood by his faithful servants on earth. The meaning of a prophecy can be discerned before, during, or after its fulfillment. Since God tied up the prophecies, he will unravel them at the right time—his time.

[…] Finally, according to Daniel 12:4, certain prophecies were to be ‘sealed up’ “until the time of the end,” when, Daniel said, “the true knowledge will become abundant.” We are living in the very time when those prophecies are in the course of fulfillment. [excerpted article: Who Can Interpret Prophecy? w 2011 my colored highlights]

10/4/17 @ 7:07 p.m.

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Falling and Standing Still (in Autumn)

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Leaf Peeping or Heart Peeping?

amazing tree(s)

trunk stands still…the leaves fall

And the wind blows wherever it wants when it wants…

Picking up the leaves and rustling them to and fro

Simultaneous motion…

Deep roots & water source

Modern-day miracle, eh?

From the standpoint of

a little girl (aka me)

LONG LIVE TREES…

The xylem is composed of dead, thick cells that act as pipes for transporting water and nutrients up the tree.  The active portion of the xylem is known as the sapwood.  The sapwood is found near the outside of the tree.  Older xylem is known as heartwood and is found in the middle of the trunk.  The heartwood is often darker in color and is not very active in transport.  The darker color is caused by resins, oils and minerals, which are deposited as the tree grows.  The xylem (sapwood and heartwood) makes up the majority of a tree trunk.

On close inspection of a tree trunk one can see individual xylem cells.  They are arranged longitudinally.  The shape of xylem cells is what gives wood its unique characteristics.  Pine trees and other conifers have long, narrow xylem cells called tracheids.  This shape provides a surface that gives strength to paper products.  This is one reason why pine fiber is so valuable to the forest products industry.

At some time during your life you must have seen annual (growth) rings, and you know that each growth ring represents a year.  What makes these rings?  An annual ring is one year’s worth of xylem growth.  In most trees the xylem cells formed in the spring are larger than those formed later in the summer.  The difference in size results in what appears as a ring.  In some species such as oak and ash the spring xylem is so wide you can actually see them with the naked eye resulting in a very clear ring. [excerpted reading: How a Tree Grows: A Tree and its Trunk.]

Yep!;) this/my post(s)… sappy, but may be? full of heart?!-lol😉 with a ring of Truth.

Peace to You Reader:)

10/3/17 @ 5:05 p.m.

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