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Am i stupid??

Whoever trusts in his own heart is stupid,

But the one who walks in wisdom will escape. (PRO verbs 28:26)

i don’t follow my emotional heart– nor do i listen nor trust misleading songs, etc that tell me to do so…

The heart is more treacherous (deceitful) than anything else and is desperate. 

Who can know it?  (Jeremiah 17:9)

there is danger in letting (fleeting/deceitful) emotions dictate action(s)…especially if angry and/or discouraged/down…

The one who is quick to anger acts foolishly,

But the man who thinks things out (or the man of thinking abilities) is hated. (Proverb 14:17)

If you become discouraged in the day of distress, (times of trouble)

Your strength will be meager. (ProVerb 24:10)

5/19/17 @4:35 p.m.

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Light By Day, Light By Night

We live in times of uncertainty; that’s for sure!

2 “certain” things to trust:

The Sun.

The Moon.

“This is what Jehovah says,

Who gives the sun for light by day,

The laws (statutes) of the moon and the stars for light by night,

Who stirs up the sea and makes its waves boisterous,

Whose name is Jehovah of armies:” (Jeremiah 31:35, 36)

Man’s products: Light bulbs blow out and break. Candles melt and wicks burn up. (Aka whatever so-called “good” man can accomplish is only temporary at best including any solutions to problems.)
God’s creations: Everlasting Luminaries!:) (Permanent, reliable reminders of the surpassing superiority of Divine Wisdom at continuous work.)

Why not put your (complete) trust in God??

 

4/28/17 @ 8:32 a.m.

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Sunday 4/16/17

So Sunday…just getting home; off goes my purple blazer…plopping down in a comfy chair–snap!…reflecting/meditating/”capturing” a moment about…

an important topic (my Fam and i heard an afternoon talk) “pursuing peace in an angry world.

Have You noticed?? how “many” are very upset, ANGRY and on the verge of losing it whether on the road or at the store or anywhere these days?? (Yes, we are all tired, over-worked, hurt, humiliated, sick, in pain, rejected, dejected, and stressed out, huh?!)

“Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man (person) we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16)

Practical (Scriptural) Points to Help Us All…Pursue Peace with Fellow-Fragile-Life:

“Let go of anger and abandon rage;

Do not become upset and turn to doing evil.”

* (Or possibly, “Do not become upset, for it can only lead to harm.”) Psalm 37: 8, 9

Cultivate Peace: Being Kind. (When we choose to treat Others the way we would like to be treated (kindly, compassionately, and with respect); we don’t retaliate aka seek/scheme our own personal sense of justice by seeking some sort of vengeance: ouch!) Rather, we improve (IF possible) the situation/relationship by doing the kind/compassionate thing…anyway…e.g., “But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals on his head.” * (That is, to soften the person and melt his hardness.)

We are all responsible for peace between fellow-fragile-life at home, in our respective communities, and globally…we can play a part in breaking the cycle of anger, hate, and violence:

Return evil for evil to no one. . . . If possible, as far as it depends upon you, be peaceable with all men.”—Romans 12:17, 18.

 THANK YOU so MUCH READER:) for PURSUING PEACE!!:)

4/19/17 @ 6:53 p.m.

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Wherever & Whenever

This quote brought me a chuckle 🙂 this Sunday: 4/19/15!

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
~Oscar Wilde
Dare to contemplate: which “happiness” category i would fall/be put into…(both most likely?)..depending on whom You ask, huh?!  Though, idealistically, i would want to bring/cause/bring happiness wherever or whenever.
 

 Um, just a friendly reminder: You may exit this post whenever You wish. :)…and take some PEACE with You (i hope).
Oh, You decided to stay a little longer…okay. Then, may be ? You’ll read on (or NOT) Your choice. (I cannot make You do/read anything You ultimately don’t wanna.)
Personally, the following is a compassion obligation of mine:

“Rescue those who are being taken away to death,  And hold back those staggering to the slaughter.” (Proverbs 24:11)

My thoughts are…1 minor way to accomplish this is being kind, helpful, compassionate and treating Others the way we would like to be treated…in effect helping to bring refreshment to tired-weary-souls in need of some heartfelt/sincere understanding and relief/rescue. Our choice of speech and our choice of action can be Oasis-like. We can reach painful hearts, appeal to positive qualities and help…the beaten down and those staggering to death…assisting them to…reach a “real” place of concealment from the rainstorm. (Making wise choices leads to greater happiness…and greater displays of compassion..whenever & wherever.)

We all need shelter from the storm…in whatever form storm takes. One storm that many of us face constantly/relentlessly is anxiety…stress/distress. We all turn to various things for comfort/help. As an avid reader/researcher, I enJOY or find comforting the book of Proverbs…wherever or whenever.

Dealing wisely with oneself. The book of Proverbs contains priceless counsel on avoiding alcohol abuse, cultivating healthful emotions and combating destructive ones, and being an industrious worker. (Proverbs 6:6; 14:30; 20:1) It warns that trusting in human judgment apart from the counsel of God leads to disaster. (Proverbs 14:12) It urges us to protect the inner self, the heart, against corrupting influences, reminding us that “out of [the heart] are the sources of life.”—Proverbs 4:23.

Millions of people the world over have found that living by such counsel makes for a better life. […]The book of Proverbs is a compilation of inspired counsel—mostly by Solomon—that provides guidance for daily life […]

  Where can satisfaction and meaning in life be found? Solomon was in a unique position to seek the answer. With immense wealth, wisdom, and authority, he was able to investigate whether these could bring him genuine fulfillment. He pursued the pleasures of material things, married many beautiful women, and enjoyed the best in recreation. He undertook great building projects. He explored the wisdom of learned writings. What did he find? “Everything is vanity.” However, he came to this profound realization: “The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments. For this is the whole obligation of man.”—Ecclesiastes 12:8, 13. (excerpted: Divine Wisdom for Life)

 What did You find? (Hassle?) Happiness?

(p.s. depends, huh? What am i looking for?)

(published 2:17 p.m. 4/19/15)

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Quid Pro Quo? NO!

Is that my (compassion) motive/motivation? quid pro quo?? NO!..(my answer:)

it’s not about what’s in it for me…it’s about what’s in it for YOU!:)

yeah, pure compassion & agape (manifestation(s))…long-term, uh-huh...everybody wins!:)…(including me?)

 

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Kids, o.k., teens say the (darndest/truest/cutest) hit the nail on the head kinda things:

“You are the quietest when you think, you should think more often.”…so says my son about me today!:)

 

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(above-space sans writing aka “thinking”…published? 3/4/15 @ 5:00 p.m.)

 

“For everything there is an appointed time, . . . a  time to keep quiet and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7)[…], some problems may evoke strong emotions. If that happens, have the self-control to call a temporary halt—to “keep quiet”—before tempers flare. You can save your relationship from much damage if you heed the Bible’s advice: “Starting a quarrel is like a leak in a dam, so stop it before a fight breaks out.”—Proverbs 17:14, New Century Version. excerpted: W May 2008-Key to Solving Problems

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Species’ Skills: Music & Movement

Awe-inspiring species’ skills…(music & movement)

Michael Dickinson, a professor of biology and insect flight expert at the University of Washington…”The whole question of how these little wings generate enough force to keep the insect in the air is resolved,”

Dickinson published a 2005 study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the flight of the bumblebee after gathering data using high-speed photography of actual flying bees and force sensors on a larger-than-life robotic bee wing flapping around in mineral oil. He says the big misconception about insect flight and perhaps what tripped up Magnan is the belief that bumblebees flap their wings up and down. “Actually, with rare exceptions, they flap their wings back and forth,” Magnan said. ~excerpt Explained: The Physics-Defying Flight of the Bumblebee

Who taught the bumblebee his cool moves?:) check it out: celestial choreography

Our awe can only increase when we contemplate the size of galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy has been estimated to measure some 100,000 light-years across. Picture a beam of light traveling at the tremendous speed of 186,000 miles each second (300,000 km/sec). It would take that beam 100,000 years to traverse our galaxy! And some galaxies are many times the size of ours. The Bible says that Jehovah is “stretching out” these vast heavens as if they were mere fabric. (Psalm 104:2) He also orders the movements of these creations. From the smallest speck of interstellar dust to the mightiest galaxy, everything moves according to physical laws that God has formulated and put into effect. (Job 38:31-33) Thus, scientists have likened the precise movements of the celestial bodies to the choreography of an elaborate ballet! Think, then, of the One who has created these things. Do you not stand in awe of the God having such immense creative power? `excerpt: Creative Power–The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Is everything/universe/planet(s)/species, species’ skills, etc. (basically/simply): Divine Mind Music (aka Yahweh wisdom) at play (dance/work/set in motion)?

 

(published 1/7/15@9:47 a.m.)

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Knowledge vs. Wisdom

What is Your working understanding of knowledge…wisdom?

There are many so-called intellectuals out there…in global societies…those regarded as experts/very knowledgeable/highly educated/highly trained/geniuses in their given fields of expertise...what are they actually accomplishing with all this so-called knowledge? What are their works: compassionate?…(are they wise guys? oh yes, some of them are indeed gals.)

this verse puts knowledge in (reality) check: (my highlights)

“Wisdom is proved righteous by its works.” (Matthew 11:19)

“Wisdom brings knowledge, discernment, and understanding together and puts them to work.

(it’s not merely theoretical–it’s practical/workable.) Reminds me of this scripture…when some of us start spouting “theories” on everything:

Those who are wise treasure up knowledge, But the mouth of the fool invites ruin.”

…(ouch! i talk too much, eh?;)

Check it out: “What is Divine Wisdom?”

Computers can store enormous amounts of knowledge, but it is hard to imagine anyone calling such machines wise. Nonetheless, knowledge and wisdom are related. (Proverbs 10:14) For instance, if you needed wise counsel on treating a serious health problem, would you consult someone with little or no knowledge of medicine? Hardly! So accurate knowledge is essential to true wisdom.

Yahweh/Jehovah has more than knowledge. He also sees how facts interrelate and discerns the overall picture that is created by myriad details. He evaluates and judges, distinguishing between good and bad, important and trivial. Moreover, he looks beyond the surface and peers right into the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) Thus, Jehovah has understanding and discernment, qualities that are superior to knowledge. But wisdom is of a still higher order.

The bible shows/says of Yahweh/Jehovah…that he is capable of:  “Drawing upon his breadth of knowledge and his depth of understanding, Jehovah always makes the best decisions possible, carrying them out by means of the best course of action conceivable. That is true wisdom!” ~excerpt: Draw Close to God: O the Depths of God’s Wisdom.

rejects…& relevancy…usually, that’s why someone/person or something/book  (or theory) is rejected…lack of relevancy.

Rejects & Relevancy: the two find themselves hand in hand. And WHY?..why is that joanie (glad you asked joanie;)…timelessness!
 
…unfortunately, not all of us/not everything is timeless and tailor-made: a classic. (aka not a fad/trend/whim of thinking/doing…that goes out of style as quickly as it comes on the scene/mind) …Basic elements/essences of people, essences of emotions, clothing, building blocks...fundamental forces/physical laws…are consistently reliable/relevant!…(aka predictable/Sellable).
The Bible centers attention on Yahweh/Jehovah as the fundamental Lawgiver of the universe. Throughout the known visible universe his laws are so stable and reliable that, in areas where scientists have knowledge of these laws, they can calculate the movements of the moon, planets, and other celestial bodies with split-second accuracy. One who goes contrary to the physical laws experiences immediate application of their sanctions. Likewise, the moral laws (joanie talking now: aka ethical/agape/compassion laws of love) of God are irrevocable and cannot be circumvented or violated with impunity. They are as sure of enforcement as are His natural laws, though the punishment may not be as immediately enforced. “God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.”—Ga 6:7; 1Ti 5:24. ~Insight on Scriptures: Lawgiver
 This sowing & reaping (of compassion & non-compassion) is played out positively/negatively constantly…(and nowadays: big-time in the media on a global-scale for all eyes to see/witness). IF i/we sow accurate knowledge…making the best decisions possible/conceivable…THEN i/we reap benefits of wisdom…the best compassionate course/result(s) in any scenario.
obviously, this quick/short post cannot convey justly this topic of  knowledge vs. wisdom…
what i/we do with any knowledge we have…results “prove”…give witness/evidence…of wisdom or not.
An excerpt read:
“That scientists can actually explore other planets hundreds of millions of miles away shows what can be done when people work together toward a single goal. Such achievements are also a credit to human ingenuity. Of course, space exploration—indeed, science as a whole—is only possible because of the consistent and totally reliable physical laws that govern the universe. These laws did not create themselves but were established by the Grand Architect of the universe, (Yahweh) Jehovah God.” ~excerpt: Mars Up close
Is it “wise” to go against/work against the architecture of the universe or work in harmony/cooperate with…universal laws/compassion laws?!
i’ll end this post with: the words of…
a woman/wife/fragile life: Jane Hawking…”my role was to remind him he was not god.
(published 12/16/14 @ 1:10 p.m.)
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under? OVER?…Level-Headed?

Under, Over, Center…leveled? balanced?
Plumb? (1 on-line description:  “exactly vertical or true”)
Under or Over…confidence can be dangerous/deadly! If any of us are either extreme…underrating ourselves or overrating ourselves…leads to unhealthy choices/actions…(because we are not being level-headed) aka choices/actions that are off…off balance.
i LOVE the book of Proverbs…for its practicality:
“When presumptuousness comes, dishonor will follow, But wisdom is with the modest ones” Proverbs 11:2…(for me: when in doubt, i sit it out.)
 
…also for me, i try to embrace modesty (as attitude, etc)…not just talking the way i choose to dress (modesty is sorta a protest against sexual objectification of Fragile-Life i.e. women/men)…it saddens me how some self-objectify…may be ? because of under or over confidence…can’t help but…ask: who really wants to be the “butt” of any jokes??
Life is like ice skating…(i enJOY/appreciate the beauty/discipline of this sport..and LOVE to watch it (& was AMAZED by Gordeeva & Grinkov & their skill):
“A world-class athlete, in full command of his skill and to all outward appearances in excellent physical condition, suddenly collapsed during a practice session and died. The athlete was Sergei Grinkov, a two-time Olympic gold medalist ice skater, whose career was cut short just as it started to blossom—when he was only 28 years old. What a tragedy! The cause? A heart attack. It was said that his death was totally unexpected because there was no sign of any kind to indicate that he was suffering from heart disease. Yet, examiners found that he had an enlarged heart and severely blocked coronary arteries.” (w/01 You can avoid a Spiritual Heart Attack)
“Consequently let him that thinks he is standing beware that he does not fall.” (1Corinthians 10:12)
Finding Your Balance? (Keep it.) 🙂
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Evaluating Evidence/Gaining Greater Insight: A Necessary for Survival?

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From a distance, things look differently. From a distance, people look like ants. From a distance, friends look like enemies.

Unless undeniable evidence proves otherwise, I like to consider everyone a (compassion) friend… or at least, one in the making.

🙂

From a distance, the harmful may look helpful or the helpful, harmful. Close examination and progressive evaluation of mounting solid evidence is essential to ascertain authenticity and accuracy/trustworthiness…to a safety degree.

Upon close examination/evaluation…evidence may change. (Am I willing to change aka progress upon evaluating SOLID evidence?)

Whatever we personally value, for whatever reason we value such… it’s our personal responsibility to fully understand why we carry such values or not. Our values shape our choices, shape our lives. Shape our reality.

It’s the day after…9/11/14…many reminisce about the tragic events (of 9/11)…lives lost. I wonder: how many lives have been lost every day since then?? All life is precious! (I’m just not sure IF rehashing/reliving the violence in gory detail over and over and over again and for years is helpful/healing or more hurtful/painful?)

Excerpt from my blog: 12 Years of 911

This is my first time writing about 9/11. (Can You tell?) Personally, I’m not too into rehashing graphic, traumatizing, negative details. For me, I usually don’t like to linger long on the negative. Pressing forward in positive work helps me heal emotionally.

Healing is a process. A process that is individualized and collective.

Individually, one heals when one is able. Some seem to heal faster. Some seem to heal slower. Everyone heals at their own pace. Neither pace is superior; just different.

Collectively, we heal together as we communicate, cooperate, comfort, help, resolve and repair.

Don’t we all need healing from one thing or another, eh?! We all need healing from the culture of hate and violence, lies and mind/body poison!

For me, I highly value life! So, I would hope, I would NOT intentionally or unintentionally make (a) poor choice(s) that would endanger or cut short my life or another’s life. That’s a value/an intent.

My life course, my choice patterns over my lifetime/cycle are becoming mounting evidence that will prove or disprove my so-called value(s) (e.g., respecting life).

What solid evidence is mounting on your behalf regarding compassion and “real-ly” living it?!

I also value wisdom…the time-tested, “effective” (by that term I mean) actually: WORKS! and well as established by solid evidence…practical wisdom…

In other words, many places, many people offer advice/wisdom: is it SOUND? Does it WORK? Does it promote WELLNESS, COMPASSION, LOVE, RESPECT for LIFE? Is it worth my (limited) time/life to listen/obey/follow?! Will it cut short my life or prolong my life/well-being?!

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IF: You want to know

 

If: You want to know

how to

eat,

You

go

to the hungry.

 

If: You want to know

how to

comfort,

You

go

to the sad.

 

If: You want to know

how to

love,

You

go to the loyal.

 

If: You want to know

how to

forgive,

You

go to the transgressors.

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