“It is not Happy people that are Thankful, but Thankful people who are happy”
So where ever there are people there is an opportunity to be kind. I decided to make a list of how I can be thankful and show it to others.
First, ALL THANKS goes to GOD and JESUS for Life and Love.
Thanks for leading me to the Bibles’ 66 books instead of the many endless writings of men. Death will take me before I finish these, but thanks.
I would never try to persuade others to leave their religion. I just want to be free to worship Jehovah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit without persecution from family or friends because I choose to leave their long-held religion. They are happy and I love that and want to be happy in my worship also.
Here are some of my personal heartfelt thankfulness.
- I am thankful I had my son and granddaughter visiting with me during the holidays.
- I am thankful that I can be a part of life and not afraid of it.
- I will complain less and breathe more.
- I will Let Be, Let Go, Let God.
- I will make the choice to let go of negative thoughts and fill my mind with positively thoughts.
- I will realize humans are a walking breathing wonder created by God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
- I will give thanks for another day of giving, loving life, and hate no one.
- I will consider how fortunate I am and give myself the gift of being joyfully me.
- I will change myself and communicate with love, not apprehension.
- I will pray every day and often for myself and those I love and am not so fond of. My grandchildren will take priority in my life now that my kids are grown.
This Short illustrates why it would be pitiable to live as long as our ancestors. Moses at 80 had the same vigor as a young man but we began to look very disturbingly old at about 70-80.
Resurrection, after Jesus returns, is a more merciful solution to living and enjoying life.
Enjoy or not.
I found this post that is uplifting, Enjoy!
Recently overheard was a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, ‘I love you, and I wish you enough.’
The daughter replied, ‘Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.’
They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, ‘Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?’
‘Yes, I have,’ I replied. ‘Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?’..
‘I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is – the next trip back will be for my funeral,’ he said.
‘When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I wish you enough..’ May I ask what that means?’
He began to smile. ‘That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone…’
He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. ‘When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.’ Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
He then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.
Only if you wish, send this to the people you will never forget. If you don’t send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.
*TAKE TIME TO LIVE….*
To all my Friends and Family – *I WISH YOU ENOUGH*
hi Jacqueline my name is Kevin Davis I talked on beyond watch tower friends of Jehovah’s witnesses how are you doing.
Kevin Hello!! I am doing fine. It’s so nice to see you here, I remember our many conversations. I am so sorry to have taken so long to answer, some of my clients have had deaths and I have had to deal with helping them thru it.
What have you been doing?
Have you noticed we have gone on to Christ on our three sites and not so much doctrine and ideas from man? We meet on Thursday at 7 PM CST. Tomorrow we will be recording the Memorial reading to post on the Berean Bible site. You are welcome to join us sometime. https://bereanbible.net/berean-bible-study-fellowship/
Christianity is not a religion. It is a Belief in Jesus Christ.
Religions set forth laws and things you must do to have faith in Jesus.
Love is the law yet some religions say you have to sell magazines or give great sums of money for all of their building projects etc. But we get to God only through Jesus Christ, not a governing body.
Religion, the regular pursuit of truth, by anyone, Jesus also in his relationship with his Father.
Hi Ted, I agree that religion is mentioned in the Bible in James 1:26-27. So it is a good thing. What I am saying is that Christianity is a belief in Jesus even if a person does not like the denominations. Some think that the different organizations are religious but not the way James expresses it.
Religion is more like you are defining it.
When Jehovah God closed the door to the Ark, no doubt many began to scream to Noah when the rain started saying: OPEN THE DOOR NOAH, PLEASE!
Noah would have gladly opened the door for people he knew all his life.
BUT: WHEN GOD CLOSES A DOOR, NO ONE CAN OPEN IT, and when GOD OPENS A DOOR NO ONE CAN CLOSE IT!
So when he has opened a door for you to be free, don’t be afraid, no one can close it. Shalom
This is a new youtube website run by Brett. Run over and check it out.
He is our brother in Christ.
What a blessed day today (10/4/22). I have talked to so many young women today.
They all called me. I prayed just days ago to send me any young women that needed to talk.
The conversations were varied and from different parts of the United States.
I have 2 more that have made appointments to talk on Thursday. These are unsolicited interactions.
The thing that is blessed is that I was very specific to Jesu that it be young women, and all of the persons I talked to today were women. Wow.
October is breast Cancer awareness month, may all of us be healthy!
From the desk of Ron Matsen:
Standing firm during times of uncomfortable change is a sign of faith in the One who brings about that change. God seldom shares His plans with us as He is moving us about according to His purpose. Nevertheless, we do well to put our hope in His will, which He brings about His way. After all, the world is watching to see if our faith has the feet to follow the pathway God has chosen for us.
Remember the confidence expressed in Psalm40:1-3, which says,
“I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth–Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear and will trust in the LORD.”
May God continue to bless you as you continue to study His Word.
There was an old man in Tuscany who couldn’t plant his tomato plants because he was too old to dig up his garden. His son normally dug up and turned the ground every year but he was in prison.
The old man wrote him in prison to let him know that without his help he couldn’t dig up his garden this year and would suffer hardship without his help.
The son wrote back, NO, DAD DON’T DIG UP THE GARDEN! That is where the bodies are buried!
Well, the next day the FBI was at the man’s house and dug up the entire garden looking for the bodies but found nothing.
The old man got a letter from his son that said, dad, glad I was able to help. Now plant your garden.
It just goes to show that help can come from many sources, we just need to wait and let Yahweh and Jesus do it.
If I have friends that are non-Christians or non-Jehovah’s Witnesses, in there so happen to not come back in the New World, how shall I cope with it?
Hello Mimi and welcome. What a deeply interesting question. I will break the answer down into little bits. You will see your friends in the Resurrection. Don’t worry, God and Jesus got this.
Romans 3:23 23 ” for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” That includes Jehovah witnesses and all of mankind.
Some, however, have faith in Jesus now and this is good, Jesus told Mary and Martha when their brother Lazarus died: John 11:25-29
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
1. Non- believers are those that may be in religions that don’t recognize Jesus Christ as their savior, like Muslim, Hindu religion, etc. Even some that accept Jesus don’t live the Christian life. And none of us are perfect.
So Jesus died to Ransom, “ALL” of us, “ALL” of mankind that has ever lived because we all sin every day.
1Timothy 2:5-6 “5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
2. Who did Jesus resurrect when he was on earth?
In the New Testament, Jesus is said to have raised several persons from death. These resurrections included the daughter of Jairus shortly after death, a young man in the midst of his own funeral procession, and Lazarus of Bethany, who had been buried for four days.
There is no evidence that they were believers in Christ except Lazarus, but Jesus resurrected them.
You don’t have to be a Christian or a Jehovah’s witnesses to be resurrected if you die. Your death before Armageddon or if you die while the Great Tribulation or armageddon is going on has nothing to do with your resurrection. A “great crowd will survive” and they will have recognized Jesus it seems during the tribulation. They aren’t just Jehovah’s witnesses but from every tribe nation and tongue. Rev 7:9
We(everybody) gets resurrected BECAUSE JESUS DIED AND REDEEMED US! Everybody.
Psalms 49:7 “No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them–”
1Timothy 2:5-7, 6 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.”
Jesus died as a “Ransom or Redeemer for ALL”, not just those within the watchtower organization or followers of Christ. He “saved ALL men from having to stay dead if they die before he comes back and rule for 1,000 years on this earth as King on the throne of David in Jerusalem, where the Jews live.
3. We all individuals will be judged by God. It doesn’t matter what religion you call yourself.
Here is one scripture that shows all will be judged in the future by God and Jesus.
6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
This is Judgement day, after the 1,000-year reign of Christ and after satan has been let loose. Read all of Revelation 20 but here are a few verses:
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.
Mimi, I hope this helps you a little. I would like for you to write and ask more questions about this and any other subject you might have on your mind.
You can also ask about other things in life. I detect you might be young. By young, I think below 20.
If this is true please feel free to ask any question because this site was originally set up by a teenager who had a life question and I opened the site back up to speak with her.
So this site is for young ones also. Take Care and write again.
Thank you so much, This really helped me understand, and yes I am below 20!
Mimi thank you for your quick response. This will help any of our other readers respond to you.
You see if you are older and know a lot about the Bible we would talk differently than if you are a young one in Christ.
Now some of the other readers can respond realizing that you are a young person.
I think I will look up the phone number of the teenager who begged me to open “Ask Jacqueline” back up again. She felt that teenagers and young people were suffering because so many of their parents have left the Jehovah witness organization. This she said was all she knew and all her friends were gone too, because if a parent leaves they don’t talk to the children of those parents.
I don’t know if this is your situation but you are an encouragement to other young ones to ask questions, seek answers and care about what Jehovah God and Jesus are doing.
Talk to you soon. With Christian love my little sister in Christ, Jacqueline.
This is a great Movie about the Kingdom. It has excellent Bible-based points.
This one is about events before the return of Christ to the earth to sit on the throne of David.
This one is about the earthquakes:
ABSTAIN FROM BLOOD. mean?. not to MURDER.
leaders are total responsible of Jehovah’s witnesses for kids in the faith of Jehovah’s witnesses for shunning. and blood deny kids medical treatment if the spirit driven organization. and if the were abused and cover up not reported to social services. rules are set policy of governing body. in last days governing body aprovesto elders since they rule the whole members say the elders will you obey the faithful discreet slave no matter how crazy it sounds. what does that mean based on bible when they in bible march around city. is this cool aid talk. elders claiming government coming to get Jehovah’s witnesses. in all nations including untied states.
Kevin, do you notice the Bible does not mention Spirit-driven organization anywhere? The governing body of the witnesses made it up and the non-Bible studying members bought it.
Jesus and the entire Bible only mention the KINGDOM as the ruling authority.
The KINGDOM is all throughout the Bible.
There is no mention of a governing body anywhere in the Bible. They are called Christian and brothers, elders, or presiding is mentioned. The Church was going to grow and such would be needed. But no one has the right to tell another person they have to accept made up
names, doctrines, and rules.
But it will all be solved and those that want to or find it easier for a body to govern them rather than have a personal relationship will have to confront this decision as all of us will stand alone before the Judgement seat of God.
Kevin, I see what you are saying. Sorry to be late in replying I have been on the road.
Shedding of innocent blood is murder according to the Bible.
I don’t subscribe to it meaning not using blood to save a life. Eating blood can be dangerous and it is for flavoring and not used to save a life.
The blood of an innocent animal was used to cover the sin of Adam and Eve immediately.
They sewed leaves together but Jehovah right off taught that blood has to be shed to atone for your sins. He continued this with the Israelites in requiring daily sacrifices. This showed that even if you took a blood transfusion of killed animals to continue your life, it is only temporary as after doing both you will still die. He has always allowed humans to use blood to save a life.
His own Son shed His blood to save all of our lives.
Jehovah knows everything and he definitely would know about the modern medical procedure call blood transfusion. He nowhere demands that blood isn’t to be used to save a life. Quite the contrary.
But if someone decides that this medical treatment is not for them they are free to refrain.
Cain decided that he didn’t think it acceptable to offer a blood sacrifice by killing an animal, although Jehovah had instituted it with his parents. Instead, he said the unblemished firstfruits was enough.
This is crazy. You can do a lot with numbers and sometimes the results make you say hmmm.
The Pope thinks he has the power to say who has the Holy Spirit! The papacy has no shame! Hopefully, people will get out of some of the organizations and form small groups like the first century and let the Holy Spirit teach them.
I just learned something tonight from Br. Dave about the trials for the Covid-19 Vaccine.
Normally subjects are followed for a specific period of time, but not as MANY as with this vaccine!
So just for our info, these vaccines have had more people in the trial than our other vaccines.
More people vs a smaller number over a longer period.
I was listening to Jeopardy today and Alex Trebek’s statement was; The Jehovah’s witness bible has Torture Stake at—- what word do other Bibles have.
The answer was What is Cross?
I didn’t think that was so important but it made the religious category.
Lazarus was defeated in death then he was alive but still entangled in his death clothing.
Once he was free he was dangerous!
So dangerous they put a hit out on his life.
A freed unintangled follower of Christ is like Lazarus.
We testify to Jehovah having freed us and we speak out!
We can’t be afraid to speak out against religious systems that wish to hold or suck back in those Jesus has set freed.
There are uncountable small groups meeting all over the globe.
Some have to hide some can be open on the internet.
Covid-19 has shut down these giant churches with all their rituals, priests, elders, bishops, governing bodies and popes.
This freedom is allowing many to escape.
Who would have thought a virus would shut down these scandalous institutions and prohibiting the taping if little boys and girls.
The boy scouts can be added to this list.
I dont like Covid but I appreciate it is allowing more to escape without having to fight with family like we all did, before the pandemic.
In every cloud there is a silver lining. Praise YAHWEH!
2 Pope’s were aware of gross sexual abuse by defrocked cardinal but ignored it.
They call the pope ‘holy father’s and the vicar of Christ.
What you have to ask is why do Catholics still support this religion?
The governing body of the “witnesses” knew about the sexual abuse cases also and turned a blind eye.
Both religions hold first place for pedophilia by their priests, elders and members both male and female. Yet their members speak adoringly and defensively of their so called holy governing bodies.
I received a call from a female member to defend the belief that God has appointed theses bodies.
She is 70 years or older and still have no empathy for victims that I brought to her attention that I know she was aware when one girl was just 19 months old until 12 years when she was impregnated. Sad.
Link below and many more on google.
What is happening?
Remember, if you are down and can’t find a friend to talk it over with, You can always talk it over with Jesus.
He will work it out!
Anytime anywhere, talk to God. Love and blessings to those with sick love ones. We are praying for you.
This story started playing on my You Tube and it is so wonderful. It is about respect. I thought others might like it or not.