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11/27/16 9:47 P

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It is too easy to get caught up in my pwn troubles/anxieties and lose touch with my spiritual need! Life presses in on me. Push back with spiritual activities!

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What a gift to be counted as Jehovah's friend! May we all be.

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It's wonderful how Jehovah makes it possible for us all to be his friend. So little asked of us, but will we do it? Such a precious place to be....Jehovah's friend.
I hope all who manage to get out into the ministry today have a great time and those who can't, possibly can manage to do some incidental witnessing and by our example and behavior, allow that to be a witness in itself to all who see it.

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Job is an example of what we can choose too when we are tested.

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5/2/13 8:15 A

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Walking with my wife this morning show us how actualy Jehovah really love us. Great birds singing.

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4/25/13 10:50 P

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Quite a reminder of neutrality till you hear all the info.

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Todays shows us how Jehovah remained with David. His tribulation was due to the serious errors he made but repented when they were pointed out to him. He still had the consequences but Jehovah was with him as he is for us.

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Today's day text really warmed my heart knowing that Jehovah is with his faithful servants day and night and will hear us when we call to him. Just as he prepared Jesus for what he had to do, he prepares us today also. In addition we have the entire bible with its many many examples to call on. Being forewarned is being forearmed....thankfully our God sees fit to keep us forewarned and safe in his valley of protection.

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4/22/13 12:23 A

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Absolutely!!!

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Yes, it is amazing!

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It is wonderful indeed knowing that there is help bigger than our imperfect, problem laden human bodies. Thankfully Jehovah and Jesus will look after us in that valley of protection....we just have to stay there, because there isnt a back up place to be.
Today an elderly sister took a bad turn during the meeting. Poor thing had a full on panic attack and nearly collapsed. I managed to do some panic attack treatment until the brother who is a Dr was called from the other congregation. Turns out she has begun "getting lost" en rout to places and it is scaring her which causes the panic attacks. Not nice getting old AND sick in this old system. Thankfully this is a virtual system and the real system is still coming.

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4/20/13 9:45 P

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Isn't it wonderful just how Jehovah helps us to endure and comforts us when we are going through tribulations and problems?

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4/9/13 8:54 P

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Thanks Paul. Hang in there!

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"The kingdom is coming! Let us all be prepared for it by always seeking it first and putting Jehovah's will first in our lives!"

So true, so true....thanks Paul for helping me to stay awake to Satan's wiles.

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Today's text is a timely reminder about not getting caught up in this worlds desires. We are so fortunate to have the society watching out for us.

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Thats wonderful, I am so happy for you.

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Paul, that's awesome indeed. I am so glad for you emoticon

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Paul, it's really hard when our bodies are in distress. We then need to go to Jehovah in prayer and have him help us to find different ways of doing things to keep them going.

Celeste, that is a great illustration.

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We all struggle sooner or later, just remember that there is no bigger shot in the arm than asking Jehovah for one. He promises to care for us, just as he did Jeremiah.....so its a done deal.
Hope you feel better soon.

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USE IT OR LOSE IT!

The Scripture in Hebrews 5:14 is quite familiar to us...that mature people have their perceptive powers trained through "use". This implies constant attention to staying active with the spiritual tools and talents available to each of us. But what happens when we slow down in the application of spiritual principles and guidelines in our lives, or become lazy and unproductive?

Let me tell you a story:

A Spanish philosopher tells about the Roman aqueduct at Segovia, in his native Spain. It was built in 109 A.D. For eighteen hundred years, it carried cool water from the mountains to the hot and thirsty city. Nearly sixty generations of men drank from its flow.

Then came the present generation. One man said, "This aqueduct is so great a marvel that it ought to be preserved for our children as a museum piece. We shall relieve it of its centuries-long labor."

They did. They laid modern iron pipes. They gave the ancient bricks and mortar a reverent rest. And the aqueduct began to fall apart. The sun beating on the dry mortar caused it to crumble. The bricks and stone sagged and threatened to fall. What ages of service could not destroy, idleness disintegrated.

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4/4/13 12:52 A

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Todays text really shows why people of the world slide by as they do. If they don't hold true with creation and Adam and Eve's sin, then they aren't accountable. How pathetic is that.

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3/29/13 1:23 A

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Awesome!

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We are 112 publishers and had 176 at our memorial which was a delight. My friend has a congregation of 98 and they had 203 in attendance. The scope for growth is amazing. Keep on working till we are told to stop.

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3/28/13 1:02 A

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They have stepped up in our cong. and it's wonderful!

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Paul, that's so true. What did he say after you read the scriptures to him? Are you going to go back again? Maybe he was given food for thought.

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How wise he was. We were talking about them last night and how Esau thought he could sell his birth right like that and then still have the benefits of it when his father died. He didn't care in the least for it but wanted all the things he could get out of it. Just like so many people today that don't want their relationship with Jehovah. Much like the 'trench conversions of atheists'

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As a younger person, when I first read that account I thought Jacob was "sacrificing" his kids by sending them ahead of himself. As a modern mum I wondered how any father could do such a thing. It was with delight I discovered on my research that it was no sacrifice but Jacobs way of softening his brothers heart. Family was THAT important, especially children. By sending the children, Jacob guaranteed his brothers change of heart. And likewise sending his wives ahead also. By the time Esau and Jacob did meet...the desired effect had been created. A WISE CHOICE by Jacob.
The watchtower said we should make wise choices to draw close to Jehovah. Sometimes we have to give really deep thought about making wise choices.

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Nothing irritates me more than to have someone say 'that's the way I am or so and so is' and we just have to make exception for them. If it's something they should have adjusted years ago, then they need to get their act together. We aren't to overlook things like their swearing, gossiping, flirting, talking about the Elders or GB etc'. They need a quick reality check before it's too late.

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I really enjoyed the point that we humans might give ourselves leeway by saying "oh thats just who I am" but the truth is, if we don't work and work and work at changing who we are, we will be walking in accord with the flesh. Wow food for thought.

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So true, no matter how hard we work at it, imperfection will keep us sinning and with Jehovah's love and help, he keeps us going.

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Celeste, so true. I know how hard it is when you have kids to not do that. We do make mistakes and Jehovah forgives us freely.

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That one burst of anger was not characteristic of either Barnabas or Paul. Barnabas was known to be a warmhearted and generous man—so much so that rather than calling him by his given name, Joseph, the apostles surnamed him Barnabas, which means “Son of Comfort.” Paul too was known for his tenderness and gentle demeanor.
So even the gentlest, or most tolerant person can have something that REALLY gets under their skin. We want to try and avoid the bursts of anger....but being imperfect, its a hard task. Whats equally important is being humble enough to apologize to Jehovah for our outbursts and then to the individual we railed against. Most people will accept an apology if its heartfelt and isn't used as a mantra after each outburst.

We are work in progress.....and thankfully our boss is one who loves kindness. Our fellow brothers and sisters also generally will look for the good in each other. Thats a great comfort for all of us who are working so hard to please Jehovah and be an assistant in building up th congregation while hunting for sheep like ones.


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Nothing says "talk to Jehovah often" quite as beautifully as the new dvd for little ones. The animated little girl has the most sweetest face and the message is LOUD AND CLEAR.
Absolute delightful teaching tool for child and parent alike.

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Ahh, but they don't want to be accountable and acknowledging our Heavenly Creator, would make them more accountable than they are.

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So true! So often we just do what we think is best at the moment.

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We all need to hang in there. Jehovah knows our pain and canhelp us to begin looking on such like ones as peop. We never give up hoping but he really helps with the pain and losing such ones to death before they turn around.

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Celest...I don't know how many in our cong. but I know there is a lot. My 24 yr old grandson is one of them. Jehovah is our strength and our might. Anything is possible with Jehovah, and as the WT said, it is not wrong to hope for their return. I do.....a lot.
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Didn't you just LOVE the point in the watchtower in par 6 that Jehovah is not stumped when you face a job loss or an unexpected economical downturn. He knows ow to deliver people of godly devotion out of trial.

It rang such a note for me with my family having had just that happen. Overnight their deal turned sour and because all except Justin & I had invested....they lost everything. But as Jehovah promised, they have made it every single day of every single month since then. They dont have excess and they do stress when things like vehicles break, but they always survive.

Got to paragraph 16 and I schooled myself to answer about the grief a parent suffers when their loved ones leave the truth (sore point for me) and I was okay right up till the bro called my name and then said "before you answer sister, I just want to say that it warms our heavenly fathers heart as well as the heart of the congregations to see so many single members left of their families still serving Jehovah etc etc" oh my word, when he got back to me I gave my answer in such a wobbly (trying not to cry voice) you see....I'm very strong and stoic till someone is kind, then I fall apart. LOL I dont know if its the same in other congregations, but ours has so few whole families left serving together. I once worked out that of our entire congregation, only 4 families have not lost 1 or more child to the world. I dont know how many families we are, but we are 114 publishers. So thats a lot. We hope they will return in time.

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So very true!

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Todays text reminded me why it is so important not to forget or be "lazy" about our voluntary contributions. The society works off voluntary money, but all our dear bro/sis who work for the society are supported by our contribution. We wouldnt like them to have to return to working in the field because of lack of funds.

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It's a great reminder. So many don't now days.

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We have a whole slew of cultures here in our rural area and it would be so easy for someone to open their mouth and insert BOTH their feet. Hopefully today's text will take care of any possible slips.

We have ones from: India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Russia, Germany, Mexico, Guatemala, African American, Indian's (part of our territory is on the reservation) to name a few. However, it has to be pointed out as we have a tendency to not see color or race.

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Celest, it is hard and Jehovah knows your battle and loves you deeply for being determined emoticon

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That is beautiful and doubly so by knowing that Jesus is the true shepherd, not a hired hand.

I understand your feelings about being shepherd in a divided household. I also find the constant juggling almost a full time job. Particularly hard is going between being submissive to the head of my home (my husband) and taking the lead with regard to my own life. I have to give loads of thought to what exactly I must say when I need to travel for an assembly or required extra funds for certain theocratic projects that come up etc. He's not anti the truth, just cant find the momentum to keep going himself. Which thankfully means I get to serve Jehovah fully without hindrance, its just awkward when it comes to additional evenings for theocratic things, changes of evenings for co visits and money.
But Jesus is my shepherd and Jehovah is my spiritual head, so I never go without and have not suffered to date.

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Thank you Paul...much appreciated!

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I was trying to research the days text on the watchtower library and it seems to have emoticon corrupted. Whereas I can usually put the scripture in to find additional references, today there is nothing. emoticon
I will have to reload the disc and see if anything changes....all failing....I will have to get my hubby to see whats wrong.
I CANT BE WITHOUT my watchtower library

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That is interesting.

I pray too that Jehovah help me to not waver or fail in the end. Paul and many others are a great example.

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I just have to comment about "read in an undertone"....the deaf have no voice, therefore no tone. So I wondered how they would have to interpret that scripture? Turns out, they are told to sign it so they can see it....over and over to themselves. Just thought it interesting.

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Paul, so many of us have been through that so it does make it hard to trust people. Fortunately, trusting in Jehovah is something we can do much easier especially when we know what it entails.

Celeste, thanks for the PUSH.

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Celest...Paul.....I have no words other than I am so grateful you are my sister and brother.

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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding Prov. 3:5.

Sometimes easier said than done. Todays day text comment REALLY answered a question I have had for years. My question was why I struggle so to trust Jehovah or any man. Just like the sister mentioned, Lyn, I grew up with no father for 11 yrs and an emotionally absent mother and I was molested by an elderly brother ....... so male trust issues dont come easy to me. Once again Jehovah did not leave me forever wondering. He put the answer in the text this morning. Once again.....thank you Jehovah, what a kindly heavenly father.

Many have mistaken ideas about what it means to trust in Jehovah. Some think of such trust merely as a feeling, a kind of blissful emotion that should well up naturally in the heart. But such notions are unfounded. Trust is much more than a mere feeling, and it is not unrealistic. In adults, trust involves making CONSCIOUS, REASONED decisions
Proverbs 3:5 contrasts trusting in Jehovah with leaning on our own understanding, suggesting that we cannot do both. This does mean though that we are not allowed to use our powers of understanding because Jehovah, gave us those powers, and expects us to use them in serving him.
But if our thinking fails to harmonize with Jehovah’s, we have to accept his wisdom for what it is—infinitely superior to ours?
To trust in Jehovah means to let his thinking guide our own.

BIG SIGH.....Jehovah just never ever lets us down, if it feels that way, look some more.
Today a sister said something I loved in the congregation I visited. If you have problems PUSH which means PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS.
So keep pushing my dear brothers and sisters.


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Celest, that is so true. Making it your life, erases the 'sacrifices'. They are no longer a sacrifice because you can't imagine life any other way.

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Firstly it is good for us to acknowledge that our Creator, Jehovah, HAS THE RIGHT to instruct us “about his ways,” which, as Isaiah later recorded, are ‘higher than our ways.’ (Isaiah 55:9)

Secondly, we need to INDIVIDUALLY EARNESTLY DESIRE to conform to Jehovah’s laws: “We will walk in his paths.”

This way we please Jehovah and contribute to keeping the peace in our brotherhood and look forward to an endless life of peace and other blessings from Jehovah.

Daily lets try to make Jehovah's heart glad. It's actually NOT THAT hard because Jehovah is "easily pleased" by us and knows our formation from in the womb, our strengths and our weaknesses and limitations. He knows the effort we have, just to live spiritually and morally clean lives while smelling and sometimes even rubbing shoulders (not through our own choice..some are the only witnesses in a morally unsound home) with the disgusting filth of Satan's world all around us. In general automatic conformity occurs in such situations, but Jehovah's true servants look to him and his son for minute by minute guidance and keep separate.


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We really liked today's text. It's always nice to have these reminders so that we don't stray.

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I love todays text and it goes hand in hand with the oral review question on humility.

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I think its easier to offend someone on line because they cant see your facial expression which accompanies what you are saying, nor can they know the mood of your day. We also dont know the level of each ones spirituality, nor what their home situation is. So more than anything we need to give each other the benefit of the doubt and not hold grudges. We can get to know each other fairly well and learn to love each other from the heart warts and all.

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Me too.We can step on toes without meaning too and want to set things right as quick as possible.

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I have that on my computer with many others similar to it. They do make you cry.

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CELEST...I read that story many years ago. I had forgotten about it.
As soon as I got to the line 'a sound that made his blood run cold ' ......I started to cry.
I did the same when I read this many years ago. Knowing what kind of pain and agony that Daddy went through is enough for us to understand. But the pain in Jehovah's heart.......

Thank you for sharing.
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2/26/13 11:51 A

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The Turntable Train Bridge. [This is a MUST READ.]

There once was a turntable bridge, which spanned a large river. During most of the day the bridge sat with it's length running up and down the river parallel with the banks, to let the ships pass freely on both sides of the bridge. But at certain times each day, a train would come along, and the bridge would be turned sideways across the river, allowing the train to cross. A switchman lived in a small shack on one side of the river where he operated the controls to turn the bridge and lock it into place as the train crossed.

One evening as the switchman was waiting for the last train to cross, he looked off into the distance through the dimming twilight, and caught sight of the train's light. He stepped to the controls and waited until the train was in prescribed distance before he was to turn the bridge.
He turned the bridge into position, but to his horror, he found that the locking device didn't work! If the bridge was not locked securely into position, it would wobble back and forth at the ends when the train came onto it, causing the train to jump the track and go crashing into the river. This was a passenger train with many people on board. He left the bridge turned across the river and hurried across the bridge to the other side of the river where there was a lever which he could use to operate the lock manually. He could hear the rumble of the train now, and took hold of the lever and leaned backwards to apply his weight to it, locking the bridge. He kept applying pressure to keep the mechanism locked.

Many lives depended on his strength. Then, coming across the bridge from the direction of his control shack, came a sound that made his blood run cold! "Daddy, where are you?".... His 4 year old son was crossing the bridge to look for him! His first impulse was to cry out to the child, "Run, Run!"....but the train was too close; the tiny legs would never make it across the bridge in time. The man almost left the lever to run and snatch up his son and carry him to safety, but he realized he could not get back to the lever in time. Either the people on the train or his little son must die. He took just a moment to make his decision. The train sped swiftly and safely on its way, and no one was even aware of the tiny, broken body thrown mercilessly into the river below, by the on-rushing train. Nor were there any passengers who were aware of the pitiful figure of the sobbing man still clinging to the lever long after the train had passed. They didn't see him walking home slower than he had ever walked before to tell his wife how he had sacrificed their son.

Now if you can begin to comprehend the emotions that went through this man's heart, you can begin to understand the feelings of our Heavenly Father when He sacrificed His son to bridge the gap between us and eternal life. Can there be any wonder that He caused the skies to darken and the earth to quake when His son died? And how does He feel when we speed through life without a thought for what He has done for us by His Son, Jesus Christ? Billions today have no appreciation for the great sacrifice that was given in their behalf.

How about you? When was the last time you thanked Him for the sacrifice of His Son.



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Yap Daddy I couldn't agree more. Celest I really enjoyed that poem. What a great reminder to not take what the elders do for granted. They are gift from Jehovah but are not perfect. So may we apply the fruitage of the spirit in regards to our Elders.
And their wives.

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Have regard for those who are . . . presiding over you in the Lord.—1 Thess. 5:12.

Among other things, Paul encouraged them to ‘have regard for those who were presiding over them.'

One way you can show your gratitude for these gifts is by listening intently to talks given by the elders and by trying to apply the points they bring out. These “gifts in men” are truly a loving provision from Jehovah!

While we treasure our elders - gifts from Jehovah - we treasure their wives as well.
This poem is most beautiful and its all about those dear, patient sisters.

Elders' Wives

Do elders have problems? You know they do!
But they aren't the only ones, let me give you a clue.
There are some people with whom they share their lives,
Yes, this is all about "the elders' wives."

We wait for the announcement, "a brief elders meeting."
Our hopes of going home early are short and fleeting.
But we sit down and wait and soon time flies,
As we visit each other, "the elders wives."

We get asked, "Why is it cold? Where is the heat?
Where is the new carpet? Where is the new seat?
We don't know these answers, we aren't extra wise,
We are just like everyone else, except we are "the elders wives."
We are asked these questions as if we had extra clout.
We don't ask our husbands questions, we won't be spies,
We aren't anybody special, we are just elders wives."

"Listen to all of my problems, give me some advice."
We would love to help you sister, it would really be nice,
But we can't give you counsel, for herein the problem lies
We really aren't the elders, we are just "the elders wives."

"We need to eat early tonight," is a fairly common greeting,
And "do I have an ironed shirt ready for the meeting?"
So we hurry to the laundry basket, then put out the forks and knives,
It's the hurry, hurry, hurry up world of "the elders wives."
We can't go to see your mother this weekend, or the next, or the next
"I have to lead the group in service and read the daily text."
"Oh, that's okay," she says, but deep inside she cries.
And so goes the many plans of "the elders wives."

It sounds like we are complaining, but really we are not,
It's just that sometimes we are frustrated, sometimes a lot.
So if we are ever rude or if our tempers ever rise,
Please try to understand that we are "the elders wives."

Yes, elders have problems that are surely unique,
They have to be strong so they can help the weak.
Day in and day out, to serve Jehovah an elder strives,
And we are proud to serve beside them as "the elders wives."


I hope you enjoyed this poem as much as I did. The first time I saw it, I planned to make up a card with a gift voucher for an elder, his wife and 2 friends. I am systematically working through the elders giving them each a gift of coffee and cake with 2 friends.

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2/25/13 7:40 A

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LOL ours gets pretty lively too, but we share the time slot with the French group and they were still praying. Once they file out of the 2nd school it gets pretty loud. I never seem to talk in full sentences.....I always leave something out. I'd best check what I write before posting emoticon

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Great comments everyone we are so blessed!

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I love reading all your comments. Thanks for sharing everyone. emoticon

CELEST...I have to laugh when you said: "After the meeting there was a low rumble of animated conversation going again by one and all."

The reason being is that after our meetings it is not a low rumble, but a very active and rather loud hubbub....(a loud noise, especially caused by a lot of people all talking at the same time. General excitement and activity.)

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See Time Through Jehovah's Eyes

Try to see time with Jehovah's eyes. Considering the Scripture at 2 Peter 3:8, "One day to Jehovah is as a thousand years," then Jehovah created Adam and Eve six days ago, the flood was here four days ago; Christ was here two days ago; and he became king in heaven just two hours ago. And in a few minutes Armageddon will be over! So, just wait a few minutes and we will be in the New World under the Kingdom rule of Jesus Christ!

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We covered that in the watchtower study today and the conductor asked if any of our "foreigners" would like to tell the congregation what the difference is between at the kh with their brothers and outside in the world. We had comments from the French brothers, Australian sister, Greek brother....so interesting. All felt totally at home within Jehovahs family arrangement. The sister from Australia, her 2nd month with us told about how united we are inasmuch-as she knew exactly what books to bring the very first meeting, because globally we all study the same information at the same time. So true.
After the meeting there was a low rumble of animated conversation going again by one and all.
Love it!

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Words could never say just how pleased we are. Our Park is a mixture. Hispanic, Pakistani, Cacusian and possibly more. For the most part, most get along which is nice. We discovered back as youngsters, we don't notice colors so if someone brings up a color, we'll look around to see if we see one but don't.

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You could say that was an aid to us. We did stay in our 3 bed. single wide till moving here in 01. We moved from a house and paid cash but like everyone else, we got sucked into the debt. When dh got his retirement settlement, we paid every bill we had and in 01 came here once again paying cash for our 77 double wide. We are staying out of debt which makes us feel great and makes it so we can give aid during the special 30 hour months to those that can spend time out. I guess, we finally have the secret down pat. Rely on Jehovah and be content with what we can do and have.

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