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brains?? yep, get some brains joanie…already got heart, huh? 😉

where do i go for brains?! (to the doctor’s?)

(heading there tomorrow for burn-wound check-up)…let’s hope my raw is healing, okay. This precarious injury is more than nuisance. Am trying to keep positive–however–have had my intense moments. It’s a challenge trying to maneuver around/walk. Application of salve and bandage changings–excruciating. (Thankful for Chato’s care!) My affected area is ULTRA-sensitive.

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(this Beautiful Being (Gaelynn Lea) inspires me.)

Encouraging readings: “Causes of Human Suffering” w  No.3 2018:

God’s Word, the Bible, reveals three main causes for mankind’s suffering:

Selfishness, Greed, and Hatred. “Man has dominated man to his harm.” (Ecclesiastes 8:9) People often suffer because they are victimized by imperfect, selfish, or cruel humans.

Time and Unforeseen Events. Humans often suffer “because time and unexpected events overtake them.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11) That is, people are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time, accidents occur, or people are careless or make mistakes.

The Evil Ruler of the World. The Bible clearly identifies the primary cause of human suffering. It states: “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) That “wicked one” is Satan the Devil, a powerful spirit creature who was originally an angel of God but “did not stand fast in the truth.” (John 8:44) Other spirit creatures joined Satan and rebelled against God in order to pursue selfish desires, thus making themselves demons. (Genesis 6:1-5) Ever since their rebellion, Satan and his demons have exerted a powerful and cruel influence over this world’s affairs. This has been particularly so in our time. Now, the Devil has great anger and “is misleading the entire inhabited earth,” which has resulted in “woe for the earth.” (Revelation 12:9, 12) Indeed, Satan is a brutal dictator. He gets perverse satisfaction from human suffering. It is Satan​—not God—​who causes people to suffer.

CONSIDER: Only a heartless, diabolical evildoer would cause innocent people to suffer. By contrast, the Bible says: “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) In harmony with his loving personality, “it is unthinkable for the true God to act wickedly, for the Almighty to do wrong!”​—Job 34:10.

why? should i use? (waste??) my time studying sick/unhealthy/messed up minds?!

this ‘manifested‘ reality– since 1914– is a result of a messed up mad-demonic-mind. (And by those under Demonic/Negative influence?)

oh yeah, our great technological advancements…lead to ‘true’ love?! ‘enduring’ peace?! ‘everlasting’ health?!

For me, convinced the study of a perfect/fully-functioning-healthy mind is good for me because i wanna be good/compassionate…and what said mind manifests: speaks and accomplishes is of immense interest to me..i.e. what Jesus thought, spoke, lived, and taught. (An-Agape-Love-Living-Selfless-Success-Story-worthy-of-intense-evaluation/emulation.)

For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5)

the proper use of technology…does it lead to the/a ‘real’ life??

am very much looking forward to (hopefully;) i’ll be better by then) an upcoming/intriguing FREE special Bible talk (given in thousands of locations around the world)…Hope You are able to attend wherever on this Earth You:) Dear Reader happen to be…April 14th.

Talk title: Reach Out for the Real Life!

Peace:)

(my pain, etc, etc, etc, management ramblings finished?!…for now. 🙂 plus, wanna watch an archaeology show: Egypt Live.)

Thanks for reading. Take Care. Be Careful. 

4/07/19 @ 7:46 p.m.

seems smart to me: using whatever brains i have: to follow fully-functioning-mind(s)…manifesting unselfish-agape-love.:)

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Ouch/hot!…am experiencing a 2nd degree burn on my back right leg. First on front upper leg… blistered right thumb, left ring finger and left baby finger.

Still feeling stinging…since 9:45 a.m. Took ER prescribed med and salve should be working, huh?

Short, stupid, story…freaky, brief, accident.

Trying my imperfect best to do the right thing…and…

It just stinks! cause i have so MUCH Work and stuff to accomplish…i don’t want to have to take time off to recup!

UGH!!;(

it could be worse…thankful. (I feel for all who are truly suffering with horrific burns, etc.)

writing helps me heal…and time to reflectively/prayerfully meditate and learn…probably a necessary lesson for me.

Please Reader…Be Safe & Careful & Vigilant!🙂

THANKFUL to All who tried/did help me feel better today.:)

4/3/19 @ 3:23 p.m.

p.s. this is not a sympathy post…coping…and contemplating:

He does not go back on his promise, even when it is bad for him.​—Ps. 15:4.

and 911…Eccl. 9:11: I have seen something further under the sun, that the swift do not always win the race, nor do the mighty win the battle,+ nor do the wise always have the food, nor do the intelligent always have the riches,+ nor do those with knowledge always have success,+ because time and unexpected events*overtake them all.
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Are imperfect mind(s) & heart(s) easily? controlled..

“Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart.”​—PROV. 4:23.

Not a blind heart follower..yeah!(that’s me)
EYES W—I—D—E   O!                 P.E.N.
that’s why it HURTS MUCH: OUCH!!!;(

tribulations come in all sizes, huh? (so does comfort; in various forms)

(don’t be fooled by fleeting ‘healthy'(?) appearances of this infectious-diseased-terminally-ill-world…lying in the power, as Scriptures describe: “the wicked one”.)

it’s going down–heed the warning!

no idiot? to subliminal strategies, eh?!

sobering reading

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?

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.

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.

When to close, when to o  p  e  n…obvious?
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]

i think/understand:  it’s wise and powerful to be (selective regarding) and well-aware of my heart-mind influencers/molders…and to safeguard my heart/mind from negative corruption.
3/25/19 @ 7:57 a.m.

 

 

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There are indeed some aspects of my being that seem surreal.

My single-minded spiritual-focus…is hyper and real!

My Children and Chato help me see my blind spots.

They describe me in ways i do not, cannot…comprehend fully…or “see” (from the outside in) or is it from the inside out…manifestations of myself that i want (probably want) to avoid..(mostly).

Chato laughingly informs me today i was/am a tease and was/am a heart~breaker…and oblivious to both. And i am documenting this because it is not everyday…the closesthumanonEarthtome (at the moment) says: “i have brought him Joy!

This makes me cry! because He has suffered A LOT in this life!!…(not to minimize Any One else’s suffering and pain) (and may be ? more than He had to…in some ways because of me!!…being married to ‘me’ and all that entails) and when Anyone has a Loved One/Family Member who is chronically ill especially with Depression or Bipolar or Any Other Awful Ailment…it’s tough, at times, to endure patiently together. The person suffers in one way and then you, the so-called healthy one, suffer in a different way; tortured by their suffering and the terrible “seemingly” powerlessness to effectuate a permanent-positive change…when going through the rough patches.

The rough patches end. Humans endure. (Pain is temporary just like pleasure. The good times. The bad times. (Spirituality is my constant.)) It’s hard to assess (sometimes) accurately or to adequately (tangibly) evaluate ‘any’ impact on Another Life or how much help–‘loving’ and ‘caring’ and ‘trying’ your imperfect best to aid a fellow-sufferer really brings…it’s taken 28+ years to hear those unspoken ‘comforting’ words: “You’ve brought me Joy!”

Wow. …it’s about time-lol😉

Anyway, this selfish? rambling and documenting today…brings my mind here…any hope i possess is well-founded; well-researched, believable and livable! And the absolutely best parts of my Hope is Bible-based!🙂

IF You Want to know:

(i’ve been a goofy-Bible-geek since childhood…and serious about “Truth” way before 12…cause at 12 dedicated my life to God; really!;)…HA! (no, am not a nun: i despise/hate all fake/false religion; i.e. Catholic religion (You know the Organized religion that helped put Hitler in Power; in case You forgot, etc.) No! i don’t hate Catholics nor Non-Bible Readers nor Other Religious People, nor Humans and etc. I Love Fellow-Life and “try” to daily demonstrate by making genuinely-compassionate decisions. You know decisions that don’t “intentionally” try to hurt Fellow-Life.) the Bible, it’s a book that does it for me; have spent countless hours throughout my life–everyday as far back as i can recall–reading and studying it: it’s a dive-deep into the treasure-abyss. i always surfaced with gold. Even a tiny-tidbit keeps me going though this life…just an imperfect girl conscious of her spiritual need for healthy-spiritual-food to keep my mind sane.

Wow, you’re still reading, thanks! Let me share something encouraging…a lot of us are coping with grief on some level…

 

3/14/19 @ 6:10 p.m.

p.s. NEVER GIVE UP!!

HANG IN THERE!!

HOPE!! IS REAL…so is God.

(Yahweh)

 

 

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