• Breathing-Fragile-Life Fundamental Human Rights Joan Winifred justice

    How SAD–Stepping/Stomping on “Human” Rights…

    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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    Deciphering Heiroglyphics {(Yep! i before e except after c)}

    Aka typing up my handwritten-lol;)/hieroglyphic scribble notes/paraphrasing pieces of recent *talk on topic “Being Conscious of My Spiritual Need”…ties in nicely with posts: Fully Conscious?? Are You Growing? (Am i growing?), You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

    How Do You…

    know IF You:) are appropriately (or at the very least) adequately caring for/satisfying this essential/basic, yet important need??

    being conscious of Your spiritual need means to know–Your need for God…{(Yeah, i said it/shared it…You have a need for “God”! and obviously, say not a need for me or my blog, eh?)} we have a built-in design to reach out to someone beyond self…beast vs.man…is NOT content to eat/sleep warm himself…no, we/{mankind-womankind} have a strange urge aka SPIRITUALITY! {(Yeah!! i am very strange-lol:) and probably also because am very vocal about spiritual things/topics.)}

    Many experts have acknowledged all civilizations are routed in their “quest for God” …and finding satisfying answers to grappling questions: Why are We Here??  What is the Purpose of Life?? {Why do we die?? Is there Life after Death?? Why so Much Suffering? and will it ever end?? Who is the True God/Creator? Can We Be Friends?} {[BTW: i’ve personally “peered” into the Bible and have found very intellectually/spiritually satisfying answers to these questions and more.]}

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

    footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

    Being a beggar for the spirit…a begging drive to do all we can to satisfy/fill the need…

    Wide-array of beliefs…41,000 different denominations of (so-called) Christianity alone…teachings in conflict, people confused as to what to “really” believe…

    a key to satisfying this need in appropriate way…connecting verse 6 of Matthew 5…

    “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.* (satisfied).

    rigeteousness — desire what is right according to God’s standards

    2 Timothy 3:16–“All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight,*(correcting) for disciplining in righteousness,”

    “inspired” of God…Greek word “theopneustos” means “God Breathed”

    {So for me, personally, i enJOY reading God’s “inspired” word daily/the Bible…but it’s more than just looking…a scan/glance.}
    22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face* (his natural face) in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.  (James 1:22-25)
    to peer–more than a fleeting glance…a careful search for a hidden object–desires to see, investigates till he finds it…
    speaker gave example of lost car keys–how much effort to find, we have to dig, search, peer to satisfy spiritual need.
    How do we know IF we are satisfying this need?!
    a response, an affect…we would be affected emotionally and/or physically–Psalm 19:7
    The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength.* (Or “restoring (bringing back) the soul.” The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
    Deep Bible Study–being absorbed and making application…restoring strength..makes the inexperienced wise, heart rejoices and makes the eyes shine. We don’t need bad experiences to be wise, we don’t have to touch the fire to know we will be burned. {Experiencing many positive affects in life and making compassionate choices.  Having a personal friendship with God…God called Abraham His Friend. Humans have the opportunity to do the same.}
    Challenges and obstacles that could hinder us spiritually…Jesus illustrates:
    Matthew 13:3-8…”Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”
     Context…seed–Kingdom message…opportunity to satisfy need and different heart conditions…verses 3 & 4 seed didn’t grow? why? so much activity coming and going along roadside…not taking time to absorb spiritual food…rocky road – no root- tribulation/trials/hardship at once stumbled–difficulty and stopped growing spiritually. Thorns…anxiety of this system –deceptive power of riches, chokes it!
    need to analyze our circumstances/priorities…anything going on? improper desire for a lot of material things? lack of priority for personal study?
    {We can truly be happy by being conscious of our spiritual need…takes time, EFFORT!…can be realized/reached…a healthy place/spiritual paradise. Functioning well–manifesting compassionate ways in various aspects of living and loving.}

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

    footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

    {am i too proud to beg?!}
    {am i truly happy?!}
    {am i satisfying my spiritual need?!}
    7/15 17 @ 7:37 p.m.
    *p.s. for clarification talk i heard (not personally wrote) my musings are in {}…this post is a deciphering of my notes of said talk/lecture.
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    You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

    then why You eating…

    fake mind,

    fake

    spiritual

    fast

    food??

     

    various components contribute to the meal(s) of fake, fast food for the masses of man to consume…big business, big religion, big politics, big academia, big media…etc., etc.

    wholesome/healthy/nutritional spiritual needs will not be filled in any of these (sick) places.

     

    7/15/17 @ 5:47 p.m.

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  • Joan Winifred knowledge

    Cedar

    The cedars sometimes reach a height of 37 m (120 ft) and the trunk may have a circumference of up to 12 m (40 ft). The long, spreading branches, stretching out horizontally from the trunk, may give a total circumference of as much as 60 to 90 m (200 to 300 ft). The trees are somewhat pyramid-shaped when young but tend to flatten out on top as they mature. The foliage grows in distinct horizontal tiers or layers (instead of interlacing), the boughs bearing round flowerlike sprays of bright-green needles about 1.3 cm (0.5 in.) in length, and tan-colored cones that exude a fragrant resin. The bark is reddish brown in color and quite rough. The trunk becomes gnarled with age.

    The wood of the cedar has a warm red tone, is free from knots, and was valued highly for building purposes because of its beauty, fragrance, durability, and resistance to attack by insects. (Ca 1:17; 4:11)

    Figurative Use. In the Scriptures the majestic cedar is used figuratively to represent stateliness, loftiness, and strength, either real or apparent. (Eze 31:2-14; Am 2:9; Zec 11:1, 2) Thus, King Jehoash of Israel intended his reply to King Amaziah of Judah to be a withering insult when he compared Amaziah’s kingdom to a “thorny weed” while likening his own kingdom to a mighty cedar of Lebanon. (2Ki 14:9; compare Jg 9:15, 20.) The cedar figures dramatically in Ezekiel’s riddle (chap 17), wherein the king and princes of Judah are likened to the treetop of a cedar of Lebanon carried off to Babylon. (Eze 17:1-4, 12, 13) Thereafter the Messiah is prophetically pictured as a twig from the very top of the cedar, which Jehovah then plants on a lofty mountain.—Eze 17:22-24; compare Isa 11:1; Jer 23:5; 33:15; Ps 2:6; Re 14:1; Da 4:17. [excerpted Insight on Scriptures, Cedar, Vol.1]

    figuratively speaking…

    am i cedar-like? strong, durable & resistant to attack?!…(by pests, etc in various form!)

    (k)not-free…

    {There is much to learn from trees.}

    7/14/17 @ 7:47 a.m.

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  • comfort conscientious-ness humility insights

    Reason – able expectations

    able to reason…

    reason-able

    expectations for myself that i can modestly/reasonably reach…(within my personal abilities)

    “there’s a big difference between the healthy pursuit of excellence and the unhealthy striving for an impossible ideal,” says the book Perfectionism​—What’s Bad About Being Too Good? It adds: “Perfectionism can be a heavy burden because, let’s face it, nobody’s perfect.”

    The Bible agrees. It states: “There is no righteous man on earth who always does good.” (Ecclesiastes 7:​20)

    The Bible says: “Let your reasonableness become known.” (Philippians 4:5) Reasonable people are balanced in what they expect of themselves and in what they expect of others.

    The Bible says: “Walk in modesty with your God!” (Micah 6:8) Modest people recognize their limitations. They don’t take on more than they can handle; nor do they spend more time on a task than they can afford.

    The Bible says: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might.” (Ecclesiastes 9:​10) So the remedy for perfectionism isn’t laziness; it’s industriousness, but blended with the qualities mentioned above​—reasonableness and modesty. [excerpted: Am I a Perfectionist? Young People Ask]

    healthy pursuits…:)

    are all my pursuits healthy??

     

    7/12/17 @ 8:38 p.m.

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    How Do You…

    know (for sure)??

    how can i/(You) tell…

    IF

    am FULLY

    aware of

    completely conscious of

    a (my)

    “spiritual”

    “need” (need is different from want)

    and whether or

    not

    that/this

    need

    is

    being

    appropriately filled???

     

    Do

    i

    (pretty much)

    know

    when

    i

    am

    hungry,

    right?!

    How

    do

    i know

    IF

    am

    feeding/filling

    this

    spiritual

    hunger/need

    appropriately??!

    and

    nutritiously??!

     

    7/12/17@ 8:01 p.m.

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    “Nǐ​ Hǎo” and “Chào Bạn”

    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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