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a machine that converts one form of energy into another, especially mechanical energy into electrical energy, as a dynamo, or electrical energy into sound, as an acoustic generator. [Online “generator” definition/description]
What am i generating??
Joy??
Peace??
Help??
Healing??
Compassion??
Love??
Trust??
Accurate Knowledge??

Powerful Proverb….3

Do not let loyal love and faithfulness leave you

Tie them around your neck;

Write them on the tablet of your heart; (New World Translation)

3 May loving-kindness and trueness themselves not leave you. Tie them about your throat. Write them upon the tablet of your heart, (Reference Bible) 

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: (King James Version)

3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart: (American Standard Version)

3 Let friendliness and loyalty never leave you,

hang them round your neck, (Byington)

 4 Then you will find favor and good insight

In the eyes of God and man. (New World Translation)

4 and so find favor and good insight in the eyes of God and of earthling man. (Reference Bible)

4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. (King James Version)

4 So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man. (American Standard Version)

4 And find favor and a reputation for judiciousness

in the eyes of God and men. (Byington)

 5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart,

And do not rely on your own understanding. (New World Translation)

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. (Reference Bible)

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (King James Version)

5 Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding: (American Standard Version)

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart

and do not lean on your own expertness; (Byington)

 6 In all your ways take notice of him,

And he will make your paths straight. (New World Translation)

6 In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself will make your paths straight. (Reference Bible)

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (King James Version)

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths. (American Standard Version)

6 Along all your courses know him

and he will keep your ways straight. (Byington)

 7 Do not become wise in your own eyes.

Fear Jehovah and turn away from bad. (New World Translation)

7 Do not become wise in your own eyes. Fear Jehovah and turn away from bad. (Reference Bible)

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. (King James Version)

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil: (American Standard Version)

7 Do not feel as if you were wise;

fear Jehovah and steer clear of what is bad; (Byington)

 8 It will be a healing to your body

And refreshment for your bones. (New World Translation)

8 May it become a healing to your navel and a refreshment to your bones. (Reference Bible)

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. (King James Version)

8 It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones. (American Standard Version)

8 It will be medicine for your navel

and juice for your bones. (Byington)

Juicy Bones;)… check it out…[article: w01 “A Healing to Your Navel“]

IT IS believed that a large number of mankind’s illnesses are triggered by such emotional stresses as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment, hatred, and guilt. In view of this, how comforting the Bible’s statement that the ‘fear of Jehovah’ is “a healing to your navel and a refreshment to your bones”!— Proverbs 3:7, 8

The bones are the supporting framework of the body. Thus, the Bible uses the word “bones” metaphorically, to represent one’s being—especially as affected by deep feelings and emotions. But how is the fear of Jehovah “a healing to your navel”?

Bible scholars differ in their opinions regarding the mention of the “navel” in this passage. One expositor says that because it is at “the central region of the body,” the “navel” may be representative of all the vital organs. Another scholar suggests that the word “navel” may mean the umbilical cord, as it is used at Ezekiel 16:4. If this is so, Proverbs 3:8 may be emphasizing our need for utter dependence upon God—much as a helpless fetus is completely dependent upon its mother for nourishment. Still another idea is that “navel” may here refer to the muscles and tendons of the body. In the context of this verse, it may be that these parts are being contrasted with the “bones”—the body’s more solid components.

 Whatever…

Whatever the specific meaning, one thing is certain: Displaying a reverential fear of Jehovah is the course of wisdom. Conforming to God’s standards can contribute to our physical well-being now. More than that, it can bring Jehovah’s favor upon us, which will lead to endless life in perfect health—physically and emotionally—in his coming new world.— Isaiah 33:24 “And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.

Revelation 21:4

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Revelation 22:1, 2

And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of its main street. On both sides of the river were trees of life producing 12 crops of fruit, yielding their fruit each month. And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations.

12/21/17 @ 6:44 p.m.

To be continued…(post in progress) possibly? (when/IF time)

{Personally…pursuing peace & generating joy…HOPEFULLY:)}

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Rip OFF

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Don’t be ripped off…
by the ripper-off-ers!

Don’t be deceived… by the smoking smoke screens!

1. Alcohol & drug intoxication… a rip off …not true ecstasy.

2. Smoking/drugging… a rip off… not real air/oxygen…energy.

3. Nationalism…a rip off… not true-united-brotherhood-of-global-fellow-fragile-life seeking the unselfish best interests of all.

4. Fame & Fortune… a rip off… not true friendship nor true security…

“There are companions ready to crush one another; But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” PRO verbs 18:24

“For wisdom is a protection just as money is a protection, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.” Eccl. 7:12

“The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; It is like a protective wall in his imagination.” PRO verbs 18:11

5. Latest technology… a rip off… IF mostly misused to hurt rather than help/heal…(Or to silence/kill instead of communicating/interacting/living/moving).

6. FAKE Religion/Big Business…Fake Government…Fake Media/Fake mind-food aka fake knowledge/fake leadership…inaccurate/insufficient misinformation/propaganda, no actual evidence, etc….a rip off… not TRUE satisfying spirituality (or leadership) leading aka setting example worthy of imitation/modeling…leading to TRUE peace (and life/longevity eternal).

“One whose appetite is satisfied turns down honey from the comb, But to the hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet.” PRO verbs 27:7

“And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her (fake religion), my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

7. War games/violence… a rip off… not a viable solution/resolution to conflict …”those who take up the sword… perish by the sword!”

“Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52

“As a city broken through, without a wall, is the man who cannot control his temper.” PRO verbs 25:28

(a limited list; e.g., not extensive… obviously;

I’m sure You could think of other rip-offs to add.)

Accurate Knowledge… along with proactive-POSITIVE Psychological tactics/non-combative/”spiritual” warfare…(in my POV) is like non-invasive, bloodless, precise, mind surgery… with better outcomes!… respecting the sacredness/preciousness of life!:)

“By patience a commander is won over, and a gentle (mild) tongue can break a bone.” PRO verbs 25:15

“Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a receptive ear.” PRO verb 25:12

“A mild answer turns away rage, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” PRO verb 15:1

“If your enemy (the one hating you) is hungry, give him bread to eat; If he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For you will be heaping burning coals on his head (that is to soften the person and melt his hardness), and Jehovah (True God of Compassion) will reward you.” PRO verbs 25:22

Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. 32 But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31, 32

PEACE Reader:)… keep up the fully-awake-wise-fine-fight:  Soldier of Compassion!:)

11/04/17 @ 12:00 p.m.

Is a house… truly a home without peace & compassion & agape (unselfish) love??… what about our beautiful planet Earth with all its inhabitants?! (Would You agree?…Each family member aka fellow-fragile-life has a personal responsibility to contribute/maintain/sustain home aka Earth.)

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10.10.15

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Losing touch with reality…happens when/IF You lean “totally” on your own understanding/point of view (of things/happenings).

“One isolating himself will seek his own selfish longing; against all practical wisdom he will break forth.” Proverb 18:1

Pondering deeply/meditating on mounting “evidence” helps put things/life/reality in proper perspective.

For example, take some of these statistics from the 2012 Global Index of Religion and Atheism, published by Gallup International. (Polls involved 57 countries, representing over 73 percent of the world’s population): excerpts: Awake! Is Religion Dying Out?

 United States: Since 2005, the number of people claiming to be religious fell by 13 percent. About 1 in 5 respondents had no religious affiliation. For adults under the age of 30, the ratio was 1 in 3. Thousands of churches close their doors each year.

France: Only 37 percent of the people polled claimed to be religious. The rest were either atheists or simply not religious. In some parts of this once Catholic stronghold, Catholicism is in a state of “near-collapse,” said the magazine The Economist.

Ireland: The Irish seem to be losing their faith en masse. Nearly 45 percent of respondents said they are not religious, and another 10 percent claimed to be atheists. Percentagewise, Ireland was among the top ten atheist populations. News reports are talking about “the end of Catholic Ireland.”

Japan: Just 16 percent of Japanese polled claimed to be religious; 62 percent were either not religious or atheists.

South Africa: Between 2005 and 2012, the number of South African respondents who said they were religious fell by 19 percent.

Australia: Polls indicate that nearly 50 percent of the population say they are not religious. Another 10 percent claim to be “convinced atheists.” In 2010, a clergyman lamented that “the last 40 years or so” has seen a “wholesale abandonment of the Christian faith.”

Check it out: excerpts from The Exodus From Organized Religion Foretold! (November 2015)

Not many decades ago, the present plight of organized religion would have been hard to imagine. God, however, foresaw this development and announced it in advance in the Bible. Using symbolic language, God likened all religion that is unfaithful to him to a flamboyant prostitute named “Babylon the Great.”–Revelation 17:1, 5.

That symbol is fitting because false religion, while claiming fidelity to God, has consorted with the rulers of the world to gain power and wealth. “The kings of the earth…committed sexual immorality with her,” says Revelation 18:9. The term “Babylon” is appropriate too, because many false religious teachings and practices, such as the immortality of the soul, triune gods, and occultism, have roots in ancient Babylon, a city steeped in false religion and superstition. –Isaiah 47:1.

Mighty Babylon fell when its protective waters–a moat fed by the Euphrates River–were ‘dried up,” opening the way for an army of Medes and Persians to conquer the city. (Jeremiah 50:1, 2, 38) In fact, Babylon was taken in one night!–Daniel 5:7, 28, 30.

Babylon the Great too “sits on many waters.” These, the Bible tells us, mean “Peoples and crowds”–the millions who support false religion. (Revelation 17:1, 15) The Bible foretold that these symbolic waters would dry up–a development that portends the imminent and swift destruction of modern-day Babylon. (Revelation 16:12; 18:8) But at whose hands? Those of her political consorts, whose love for her will turn to hatred. They will also plunder her, or devour her figurative flesh.–Revelation 17:16, 17.

Because of what lies in store for Babylon the Great, God lovingly warns: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4) Notice the word “if,” mentioned twice. Yes, God’s warning is aimed at people who are disturbed by hurtful teachings and who want God’s favor…”

Personally, i find it greatly disturbing all the horrific crimes against compassion/humanity/love committed in the name of religion…and reported by various media outlets.

 

(published 10/10/15 @5:18 p.m.)

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Being a Loser

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Being a loser helps maintain unity: HUH?!

It takes at least two to argue, but when one begins listening instead of speaking, a heated exchange may start to cool down. Therefore, resist the urge to retaliate when provoked. Maintain your own self-respect and dignity by controlling yourself. Remember, peace in the family is more important than winning arguments. “Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, and where there is no slanderer, quarreling ceases.”—Proverbs 26:20. (How to Stop Strife in the Home article excerpt)

PEACE is more important than winning. Self-Control and r&r (resisting retaliation) and listening..promote peaceful communications within our immediate family as well as global family of fragile-life.

Question(s) for Consideration:

Do i like winning?

Do i do whatever it takes to win?

Do i like losing?

Do i do whatever it takes to lose?

Losing/winning…being a loser of arguments means being a winner of greater prizes: PEACE & UNITY!:)

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Finding Good

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He that is showing insight in a matter will find good.—Prov. 16:20.

How To Stay Out Of Trouble: 5 Helpful Insights

Random ramblings about Profound …You know “pro” as in good and found as in-lol…FIND!;) Proverbs…”pro” “actions”…verb-ing/applying wisdom…(my highlights of excerpted Wisdom Is a Protection W11)

Because a person who is wise at heart tries to “find good” in a matter and ‘trusts in Jehovah.’ When we endeavor to find good in others, we are more likely to speak well of them. Rather than being harsh or confrontational, our words are sweet and persuasive. Insight into the circumstances of others helps us to understand the extent of hardship they may be experiencing and how they are coping with it.

Looking for the good…we refrain from confrontation by choosing “sweet” words…(not talking buttering someone up) just “sincerely” speaking with compassion/insight to those in sight (aka close by) and those in ear shot/word shot…(far away). When we choose kind, it makes “any” circumstance better, eh? or is butter-y…aka smooth..s things out! Sorry, (sleepy and trying (failing?) to rhyme words w/my accent..”er” becomes “A” and eh sounds like A.) Hey, Thanks! for understanding & mostly for forgiving aka not expecting MUCH from a tired blogger namely me: Y-A-W-N!!

Good Night!:)

 

(publishing 4/21/15 @ 9:40 p.m.)

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i almost drowned

from

standing/

waiting in line;

the

wrong

line.

It just struck me today… as to… (may be)…why?

Could it… (should it) be attributed to: public school training: behavior/controlling/conditioning/teaching of little kids…remember how… kids in public school are taught to get in line; stay in line; be quiet in line; don’t talk to anybody in line; follow the line; (what’s up with all the semi-colons; joanie?!…cause I feel like it!…a looooooong pause…a semi-colon is a wait & i’m always actively waiting on something/someone and/or for someone/something; etc; including, but not limited to: divine intervention)…in line through the halls; in the cafeteria; waiting to leave class; quietly waiting your turn; etc. in school.

(We’ve been public schooled to: shut up! and wait/walk in line.)

Me: Always at the end of any/the line…usually–I happened to be the tallest girl in my age range and/or because my last name was at the end of the alphabet of the entire class…and after a while, despised that…always waiting at the end, the last kid cause not any/too many kids ever, in most of my classes, had last names after mine: w…x, y or z.

Don’t know why teachers couldn’t get/be more organizationally creative… other than keeping my classes/fellow students controlled/arranged alphabetically… last kid to get my books, papers, at back of the class…it taught me patience…and I’ve never had to be or got to be: first for/about anything…that often. (Well, am the first born in my family.)

Is it less pressure being last??…you listen; you watch; you wait; you observe; you learn from observations/those going ahead of you… till it’s: your turn…finally!

i learned to swim young… how young?…7 and under (think). Though, should confirm age…after all these years, my parents wouldn’t remember exactly either. (My Brother/Rob and moi took swimming lessons at the only public pool at Foss Park, Somerville, Massachusetts back then.)

Got dropped off…walked through the changing/locker room.. all ready–had my swimsuit on… at the end of the room heading outside to the pools was this line…so, of course, what do I do??? I get in line; the end of the line, of course.;)

Dummy me should of put 2 and 2 together that the kids in front of me looked a lot bigger/older (that this was OBVIOUSLY not the little kids/beginner’s class)…so, the line winds out and I notice hey… everybody in line eventually gets to the big pool/10 foot pool and JUMPS IN… then gets back out…this jump-in-get-out-exercise continues till it’s joanie’s turn.

Uh-huh…and there I go without ANY hesitation: I jump in WAY over my head!!!

So, I’m sinking fast to the bottom of the 10 ft. pool and looking up at the bright light and bubbles above me… lots of bubbles… wasn’t scared, not panicked nor afraid…remember thinking: HOW do i get back up there…to the top??.. it was quiet/peaceful/bubbly…

Just as I thought that… saw an arm/body approaching me…grabbing me by the back of my suit and yanking me outta the pool!

(THANK GOD for this Life Guard Guy/swimming instructor, eh?) Vaguely, remember him saying something like: you almost drown kid. Your class is over there…you’re too little for the big pool.

What did I do straight away?…went over there with the beginners…and…got in line! -lol:)

Moral of my story: Know where the line takes You…who you’re with…don’t be a quiet follower heading to your drowning/death!

Everybody walks a line… and for someone or something, eh?..(I walk it (both on and off-line) for compassion among other reasons…and I’m not quiet! I know/believe with all my heart/mind: the compassion line eventually leads to life.)

(Make sure IF you have to get in line… you know what you’re getting into or out of.)

Contrasting the ways of the inexperienced with those of the prudent, Solomon says: “Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.” (Proverbs 14:15) The shrewd one is not gullible. Rather than believing everything he hears or letting others do his thinking for him, he considers his steps wisely. Gathering all available facts, he acts with knowledge. ~ excerpted: The Shrewd One Considers His Steps w 05

 

 

(p.s. For drowning/injury prevention related reading: Injury Prevention Important!)

 

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