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  1. Ézékiel 6-10

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  2. Spiritual Gems Ezekiel 6-10 Eze 7:19—How does this verse help us to prepare for the future? (w09 9/15 23 _10) 10 Jehovah is in a unique position to help us prepare for the future because he knows what lies ahead. He determines what mankind’s future will be. (Isa. 46:9, 10) Bible prophecy reveals that “the great day of Jehovah is near.” (Zeph. 1:14) Regarding that day, the words of Proverbs 11:4 will prove true: “Valuable things will be of no benefit on the day of fury, but righteousness itself will deliver from death.” When the time arrives for Jehovah’s judgment to be executed on Satan’s world, what will matter is our standing with God. Money will be worthless. In fact, Ezekiel 7:19 says: “Into the streets they will throw their very silver, and an abhorrent thing their own gold will become.” That foreknowledge can help us to act wisely now. Eze 8:12—How does this verse show that a lack of faith can lead to wrong conduct? (w11 4/15 26 _14) 14 Faith means, fundamentally, that Jehovah God is real to us. If God is not real to us, wrong conduct will be just a short step away. Consider what happened among God’s people in ancient times. Jehovah revealed to the prophet Ezekiel that detestable things were being done in private, saying: “Have you seen, O son of man, what the elderly ones of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each one in the inner rooms of his showpiece? For they are saying, ‘Jehovah is not seeing us. Jehovah has left the land.’” (Ezek. 8:12) Did you notice what contributed to the problem? They did not believe that Jehovah was aware of what they were doing. Jehovah was not real to them. Ezekiel 6-10.pdf
  3. Peter (Pete) Edward Swenson

    Peter (Pete) Edward Swenson, a long-time resident of Norfolk and Franklin, died after a sudden illness on Monday June 19, 2017. Born on May 21, 1938, to the late Evald N. Swenson and Mary E. (Pendleton) Swenson, he was raised and educated in Norfolk. Peter was a beloved long-time employee of the John Nagle Fish Company in South Boston. His refrigeration skills helped the John Nagle Fish Co. for many years. He had excellent mechanical skills that were a valued commodity by everyone he knew. If Pete couldn’t fix it, you would definitely throw it away. He was a union carpenter and a skilled craftsman. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Pete enjoyed many crafts such as wood carving and jewelry making. He enjoyed giving and has helped so many people we would need the whole newspaper to list them all. In his later years, he was the happiest helping his friends at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and helping with many building and refurbishing of Kingdom’s Hall. He is survived by his wife Virginia F. Swenson of Norfolk and his children: Carilyn Renaud, Valerie Swenson, Elaine Swenson, Jace Swenson, Lila Swenson, and Elke Swenson. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Dale, Sheila, Raymond, Brit, Kaili, Joel, Jordyn, Hulio, Jacob, Jonas, Bjorn, Annika and five great-grandchildren: Piper, Logan, Thorsten, Ebony and Xaviar. Peter was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Evald (Nat) Swenson and also leaves three surviving sisters, Sally Frink of Norfolk, Shirley Swenson of Connecticut and Linda Takacs of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 250 Maple St., Franklin, MA 02038. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made on Peter’s behalf to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 250 Maple St., Franklin, MA 02038 or to Jehovah’s Witnesses, 900 Red Mills Road, Wallkill, NY 12589-3223. A guestbook may be found at:
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  4. Antes de que empiece a amanecer y vuelvas a tu vida habitual debes comprender que entre los dos todo ha sido puro y natural Tu loca mania has sido mia solo una vez dulce ironia fuego de noche, nieve de dia Luego te levantas y te vas el te esta esperando como siempre luces tu sonrisa mas normal blanca, pero fría como nieve Tu loca mania has sido mia solo una vez dulce ironia fuego de noche, nieve de dia Y mientras yo me quedo sin ti como un huracán rabioso y febril tanta pasión, tanta osadía oh, tu Fuego de noche, nieve de dia Noche a noche en blanco sin dormir ardo entre los pliegues de mi cama se que estas a punto de venir pero solo viene la mañana Tu loca mania has sido mia solo una vez dulce ironia fuego de noche, nieve de dia Y mientras yo me quedo sin ti como un huracán rabioso y febril tanta pasión, tanta osadía oh, tu Fuego de noche, nieve de día
  5. Kushner Companies, CIM Group and LIVWRK plan to turn building into office complex The iconic Watchtower sign, a glowing fixture over Brooklyn Heights, will soon disappear from the skyline. Earlier this month, the Jehovah’s Witnesses filed a permit application seeking to remove the 15-foot-tall letters from the roof of the organization’s now-former headquarters. The request comes nearly a year after developers Kushner Companies, CIM Group and LIVWRK Holdings purchased the building at 25-30 Columbia Heights for $340 million. Removal of the letters will cost an estimated $70,500, according to documents filed with the city’s Department of Buildings. The sign’s framework will remain in place, according to the application filed June 9. The developers — who collectively go by Columbia Heights Associates — declined to comment. Representatives for the Jehovah’s Witnesses didn’t return messages seeking additional information on the sign’s future. The sign has hovered over Brooklyn Heights for nearly 50 years. The religious organization purchased the building in 1969 from pharmaceutical giant E.R. Squibb & Sons. At the time, Squibb had its own sign on the roof. According to the Witnesses’ website, the sign’s red neon lights were swapped for LEDs in 2009 — saving the organization some $4,000 in annual maintenance costs. The departure of what many have described as a Brooklyn landmark is not necessarily a surprise. When the new owners unveiled plans in May to convert the building into a 635,000-square-foot office complex — dubbed “Panorama” — renderings show some sort of sign but not the iconic letters. At the time, the Brooklyn Eagle speculated that one of the building’s new tenants would secure the rights to put their own sign in the old one’s place. In a video posted on the religious group’s website, Vernon Wisegarver, one of the group’s leaders, hinted that the sign’s time with the building was limited: “As for its future, it will probably remain with that building as long as we remain with that building.”
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  6. Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the college's Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn't eat the oil. The real effect of EVOO appeared in the inner-workings of the mice's brains. Neuron connections in the brain were better preserved in those on an EVOO diet. Also, olive oil reduces brain inflammation and activates the autophagy process, whereby intracellular debris and toxins are removed. Such debris and toxins are firm markers of Alzheimer's disease. A reduction in autophagy, researchers claim, is suspected to be the beginning of Alzheimer's disease. Read more:
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  7. You already know that ticks pose a threat your health; these bugs, which thrive in the summer, can transmit Lyme disease, Powassan virus and even a rare condition called tick paralysis. If those illnesses aren't enough to worry about, experts are sounding the alarm about another tick-borne condition that appears to be on the rise. A bite from the Lone Star tick has been leaving victims with a potentially dangerous allergy to red meat and sometimes even dairy products. Read more:
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  8. I wish I could get an answer to this question - it's either yes or no. To become a Jehovah's Witness do you or don't you have to become baptized? I've brought this up before, my neighbor calls herself A Witness even though she hasn't been baptized. Submitted by: Lorraine Chloe
  9. BOWMAN, Bonnie Jane Allen

    June 22, 2017 Bonnie Jane Allen Bowman of Orange City, Fla., 77, died in her sleep at home on Thursday, June 22, 2017 She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Bowman; son, Michael Bowman of Orange City, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Julianna Bowman and grandson, Mark Bowman Jr. of Roanoke, Va.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and wife Ona Allen, Dale and wife Brenda Allen, and Rex and wife Robin Allen. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bonnie was looking forward to the resurrection spoken of at John 5:28,29 and at Acts 24:15.
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