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Breaking Up…Fights

Does pursuing peace mean breaking up fights?? Or getting involved in fights (i.e. political, controversial or other)?

Which fights? Who defines “fight” ? A “cause”  and/or causes worthy of battle/engagement/time/energy/life/interference?!…carnal, psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical…war?

I am no one to beep!…meaning i VERY rarely use my car horn, and any usage is quite judiciously at that. Perhaps, it’s been YEARS (?)..since, well, other than on this past Tuesday afternoon. Today is Thursday, November 1st.

What would You do?…IF…

you’re peacefully, (semi-quietly) alone for approximately 10 minutes (waiting/sitting/meditating/listening to Vivaldi) in your car at the corner of Street X and Street Y–a couple feet before stop sign in the shade–with left-side view of Main Z Street…first come the bikers…aka middle school kids w/stuffed back packs just let out of school-jail wildly racing homeward down popular/well-traveled side-street used by some to get home faster by avoiding Main Z Street traffic.

The usual pattern routine…first come bikers, loners, then first set of walkers, then next wave of walkers including my daughter and her friend…whom i transport home most afternoons. This Tuesday was different. After bikers…i hear a ROAR of a crowd…thought, wow, kids are much more noisier today, eh?

Looked up and to the left…yep, two boys (surrounded/encircled by big bunch of onlookers) going at it…fighting…fisticuffs!! They are simultaneously trying to rip each other’s t-shirts off…(pourquoi? who knows?) the fight has moved into the middle of Street Y…looks like a huge curious crowd of cockroaches has swarmed. Approximately 40-50 kids; mostly in the street and some on both sidewalks.Within seconds more kids are joining in…and the spectator swarm swells.

I eye my daughter and her friend stopped on side-walk checking out the fight. Immediately beep 2-3 short beeps to get her attention to no avail! At that moment, i notice one prevailing-fighter kid looking like he’s trying his best to pound/smash the non-prevailing kid’s head to the concrete.

Uh-OH…head injuries can be serious/fatal…stupid? kids. Immediately and instinctually, i calmly drive toward crowd in middle of street laying l-o-n-g on my extra LOUD horn without any let-up!!  They one and all–at once–disperse and disengage including fighting boys. They take off running and scattering to sidewalks and begin leaving the scene. I roll down my window and assertively/firmly tell my daughter to get in! now.

She calls to her friend to get in our car…as i hear another friend cheering and yelling, “A.’s Mom to the Rescue!”:)

My daughter’s friend is smiling and they (my daughter and friend) laughingly cannot believe I just broke up the fight…with a beep. I didn’t get involved in the fight; which was not my fight; didn’t personally yell at the kids nor pick sides yet handled the situation…before it got too too out of hand…and with the long beep/loud horn strategy managed getting about 50 kids to leave scene and go home before anyone got seriously injured.

Hope they all made it home okay. Hope the fighting is finished.

It came naturally—didn’t think twice—about the horn or driving carefully straight toward crowd in middle of road nor not leaving my vehicle. Before responsible-mature-logical adult action–I had a quick/passing thought about calling police. But by the time they would arrive, fighting kid(s) probably would be quite hurt and all of the kids in needless trouble. It just seemed like involving the authorities would make matters worse. And before those thoughts quickly left my mind–I was already driving and laying on horn. The road easily cleared. We safely road down Street Y…cause

Like someone grabbing hold of a dog’s ears 

Is the one passing by who becomes furious about*(or who possibly meddles in) a quarrel that is not his.  PROverb 26:17

Interesting commentary (for Youths & Adults alike) on this intriguingly-wise Biblical Proverb:

What would happen if you grabbed hold of the ears of a dog? It would hurt the dog, and he would snap at you, wouldn’t he? The more the dog tried to get loose, the harder you would have to hold on to the ears and the more excited the dog would get. If you let him go, he would probably bite you hard. But can you just stand there and hold his ears forever?—

Well, that is the kind of trouble that we would be in if we got mixed up in a fight between other people. We may not know who started the fight or why they are fighting. One person may be getting beaten up, but perhaps he stole something from the other one. If we helped him, we would be helping a thief. That would not be good, would it?

So, what should you do if you see a fight?— If it is at school, you can run and tell a teacher. And if it is away from school, you can call one of your parents or a policeman. Yes, even when other people want to fight, we should be peaceable. [Is It Right to Fight? Learn From the Great Teacher, Chapter 19, p. 106]

my daily intention: pursue peace with all people (younger & older)…while remaining politically neutral at all times.
11/01/18 @ 5:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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H. P. : Honor Parents

1969 J.W. & Parents (Massachusetts, USA)

“Listen to your father who caused your birth,
And do not despise your mother just because she has grown old.” PRO Verb – (ing) 23:22


August, 2017–Ma, Daddy, Me (Relaxing Family Fun, Ft. Myers Beach, USA)

3/25/18 @ 3:00 p.m. (P.C., FL)

P.s. 3/26/18 Made sure today;) (spoke in person) that indeed had my parents permission to post these photos of them. (Should of made sure yesterday, eh?)

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From Anxiety to Cheer & From Failure to Accomplishment

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word cheers it up.” (Proverb 12:25)

“Plans fail when there is no consultation, But there is accomplishment through many advisers.” (Proverb 15:22)

 

The power/strength of “a” (1) Good Word… “A”ble to LIFT the heavy weight of anxiety…”A”-mazing, Hoor”a”y…truly, it will be “A”- ok”a”y!:)..and with wise consult-a-tion and consol-a-tion!:)

 

No! anxiety and Yes! Accomplishment…(to You Reader:)

(Wisdom wipes out worries!)

3/23/18 @9:54 p.m.

P.s. wise words whip away worry–whipped up and wiped out?? No worries;)… time for rest, good night.:)

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generator

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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