Friday, September 30, 2005

Last night, we had our bookstudy, where we are studying the book Pay Attentionto Daniel’s Prophecy. We had gone over part of chapter 5 of Daniel, where those four mysterious words were written on the wall during the feast Belshazzar the king was having. Among the lessons learned: “[Jehovah’s] eyes are against the haughty ones, that [he] may bring them low.” Belshazzar, like his grandfather, Nebuchadnezzar, were very proud men, proud of their nation and their idols, and their gods. But Jehovah, the Almighty God, showed them that he could exalt them just as easy as he can bring down and humiliate them [Daniel 5.18-21]. It also showed how the Babylonians’ use of idols did them no good by halting Jehovah’s actions, such as when he made Nebuchadnezzar live like a bull for seven years or when he predicted the fall of Babylon itself. Next lesson: using idols in worship is very, very, bad and useless. They are nothing but mere objects made of “silver and of gold, copper, iron, wood and stone, that are beholding nothing or hearing nothing or knowing nothing”. It is only to Jehovah who we should give exclusive devotion to [Daniel 5.22,23; Exodus 20.2-6].

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"White, gold, green,
Black, blue, and red
Are the colors I see",
Roy the Boy said.

Monday, September 26, 2005

if you have a cat or have had one, you would know how they like to get into bags and boxes where they can barely fit. my mom had this 7-up box on her bed and when i entered the room this morning, the cat, whose name is Manu [mom named him], was in a jumpy mood. so he jumped around a bit like he was on something and squeezed himself into this box, then quickly he put his face where you now see it.

Manu is the name of our cat.
My mom treats him lik a spoiled brat.
For example, she bought him a little hat.
He goes bonkers with his toy rat.
But would freak out if he saw a bat.
He would either run scared or lie down flat.
Which he can't really do, cuz he's kinda fat.

quote: "You can't catch a bat with a pot... moron." - Black Sheep

Friday, September 23, 2005

this was on sunday morning, the last day of the 2005 convention of Jehovah's Witnesses.
It was a beautiful morning.
It was a beautiful day,
To listen and to learn.
To sing and to pray
To Jehovah.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

1. When I’m feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor’s dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

2. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

3. If you smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

4. The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

5. "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." - Alfred Lord Tennyson. Hey, this dude is pretty funny.

6. Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are " XL."

7. Never ever tell a lie, because it will come back... and sock you in the face.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Here's a poem that I found and would like to share:

"Jehovah's Day"

Last night the worst dream I ever had, came.
After having that dream, I won't be the same.

It was such a huge global catastrophe,
But the worst thing of all was what happened to me.

I thought I was doing okay in the truth,
Sharing the Good News with both aged and youth.

I'd go out in service whenever I could,
But it wasn't as often as I knew that I should.

I'd make all the meetings (when I had the desire)
And prayed every night (if I wasn't too tired).

"Study with the children", sometimes is what I said,
but more often than not, it was time for their bed.

"I'm better than those in the world", I recalled.
Most didn't do any of these things at all.

Though I didn't do all that I could have and should,
Jehovah will remember me, I was sure he would.

I recall now my dream and with much reservation,
We were nearing the end of the Great Tribulation.

Everything had happened just as the Bible said,
But then came the day in my dream that I'd dread.

Two of us were working very hard in the field,
Then Jehovah's angel came and his sword began to wield.

At last I thought, "Finally I'm nearing my salvation!"
When suddenly, I realized MY LIFE was to be taken.

"Wait, there's a mistake-something's wrong", is what I cried.
But nothing that I said changed the fact that I died.

Suddenly I woke and with such a bad start,
Wiped the tears from my eyes and calmed down my heart.

As I lay there thinking, I began to realize,
Had I really been doing all Jehovah requires?

Had I really been putting his worship first?
Apparently NOT-for my reward was the worst.

I made up my mind that night in bed.
To keep my eyes fixed on the hope that's ahead.



Tuesday, September 13, 2005

this is where we would take rey when he was younger, you know, so he can play.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

In the magazine The Watchtower, February 1, 2003 issue, an article was published on how to cultivate a balanced view of work. In the article, there was a reference to a book that gave praise to Jehovah's Witnesses and how they make good employees. To view the article from The Watchtower, go here. On that certain book, pictured here, read what it had to say....

Here is Page 81:

"What about the cleaning lady or the carpet cleaner? At the very least, use someone that your friends have used for years and will recommend without reservations. However, if you have secrets to protect, this precaution may not be enough. PIs have been known to offer serious money to obtain trash from a home office before it has been shredded.

My next suggestion may be worth far more to you than the price you paid for this book. Inn the first edition of this book, I suggested you contact an active member of the Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, or the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).

Unlike the mainstream religions, you seldom if ever find a longtime member of these three religions in jail unless, as in some countries, they are there for their faith. These people believe that their Creator is watching them, and most would rather die than steal.

Now that the feedback from this suggestion has come in, I will limit my recommendation to Jehovah's Witnesses, who received a uniformly good report. I hasten to add, however, that there were no bad reports about the other two religions. Rather, there weren’t any reports at all. I assume therefore, that the other two groups do not have many members interested in cleaning. The Witnesses, on the other hand, do up to eighty percent of the nightly janitorial work in office buildings in major cities, and an even higher percentage in clinics. In almost any town, there are Witnesses with janitorial and carpet cleaning businesses, as well as individuals that do much of the cleaning in upscale homes where security is paramount. They usually clean for a flat rate, work briskly yet carefully, and earn from $20 to $40 an hour. They seldom object to working odd hours such as late at night, very early in the morning, or on holidays (since they do not celebrate them).

Although they call their church buildings "Kingdom Halls" we look them up in the Yellow Pages under "Churches". Over the years, we have learned that the best time to call a Kingdom Hall is between 6:45 and 7:10 PM on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. This is just before they have one of their meetings. Ask to speak to one of their "elders". If they are busy, leave your number and have them call back. When an elder comes on the line, do not use a title such as pastor or reverend---they do not use titles. Just explain what you need. There is no need to be embarrassed about calling. Non-Witness persons often call Kingdom Halls to ask who is looking for work. (Besides janitorial, they are in demand in businesses where large sums of money are being handled.) If you are unusually concerned about privacy, say you prefer a worker that is a "pioneer". This is the term Witnesses use for those who put most of their time in the Bible teaching work. They cannot be pioneers unless they have an excellent reputation both within and without their congregation. And not to worry; they will not preach to you while on the job."

Thanks Naarah. :)