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  1. WHAT a big joy by our dear Sisters in INDONESIA ❤ They got the NWT in their language *Indonesian* on the SPECIAL CONVENTION 2017 CONGRATULATIONS DEAR SISTERS ! In Germany, we still have to wait, sorry...
  2. How to Say NO !

    Awake! | August 2014 HELP FOR THE FAMILY | PARENTING How to Say NO ! THE CHALLENGE Your child simply will not take no for an answer. Whenever you say the word, his * unruly response tests your patience to the limit. Nothing you do or say calms him, and eventually you feel that you have no choice but to give in. Once again, your resolute no turns into an exasperated, reluctant yes. You can stop that tiresome pattern. First, though, consider some factors about saying no. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Be reasonable. Do not say no just to flex your parental muscle. Instead, “let your reasonableness become known.” (Philippians 4:5) There are times when you can say yes to your child—as long as you are not giving in to mere whining and your child’s request is legitimate.—Bible principle: Colossians 3:21. Saying no is not cruel. Some parents would disagree, perhaps saying that you should reason with your child, explain yourself, or even negotiate. But avoid saying no, they urge, for fear that it will make your child feel resentful. True, the word “no” might initially disappoint your child. Nevertheless, it teaches him a vital lesson—that in the real world, there are limits by which people must abide. By giving in, on the other hand, you weaken your authority and teach your child to manipulate you by whining every time he wants something. Over time, your response could make him resentful. After all, how much can a child respect an easily manipulated parent? Your saying no prepares a child for adolescence and adulthood. It teaches him the benefits of self-denial. A child who learns that valuable lesson is less likely to give in during adolescence when he faces pressure to take drugs or to have premarital sex. Your saying no also trains a child for adulthood. “The truth is, we [adults] don’t always get what we want,” writes Dr. David Walsh. “We’re not doing our kids any favors when we teach them that the world will always serve up whatever they want on a silver platter.” * WHAT YOU CAN DO Focus on your goal. You want your child to become a competent, emotionally mature, successful adult. But you work against that objective if you give him everything he asks for. The Bible says that if someone “is pampered from his youth, he will become thankless later on.” (Proverbs 29:21) Saying no, therefore, is part of effective discipline. Such training will help your child, not hurt him.—Bible principle: Proverbs 19:18. When you say no, be decisive. Your child is not your equal. So there is no need to debate your no as if you need him to approve it. Of course, as children grow, they need to have their “powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.” (Hebrews 5:14) So it is not wrong to reason with a child. Nevertheless, do not get entangled in endless disputes with younger children about why you said no. The more you dispute with your child, the more your no will sound like a question rather than a decision.—Bible principle: Ephesians 6:1. Stick to your decision. Your child might test your resolve with whining or pleading. If that happens at home, what can you do? “Separate yourself from the child,” recommends the book Loving Without Spoiling. “Say, ‘If you’re in a whiny mood, that’s OK, but I don’t want to hear it. You need to go to your room. You can whine there until you are ready to stop.’” At first, such a firm stance might be difficult for you to take—and for your child to accept. But his resistance is likely to lessen as he realizes that you mean what you say.—Bible principle: James 5:12. KEY SCRIPTURES “Discipline your son while there is hope.”—Proverbs 19:18. “Children, be obedient to your parents.”—Ephesians 6:1. “Let your ‘Yes’ mean yes and your ‘No,’ no.”—James 5:12. “Do not be exasperating your children, so that they do not become downhearted.”—Colossians 3:21. THE VALUE OF SAYING NO “It’s human nature for us to want to keep our kids smiling and cheerful. But you know what? If our kids never get mad at us, or get frustrated or become disappointed, that might be a warning sign that we aren’t doing our job as parents. How will your kids learn to deal with frustration and disappointment if they never have any practice? How will your kids learn self-discipline if you don’t teach them? It is your job to teach these important life lessons by saying no.”—Dr. David Walsh. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
  3. Jesus is Baptized by John ! ❤

    Jesus is Baptized by John..... Jesus seeks out John the Baptist and is baptized in order to fulfill all righteousness. Matthew 3: 13-17 13 ¶Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness . Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized , went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove , and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son , in whom I am well pleased. ❤ ❤ ❤ .•*¨`*•..¸♥☼♥¸.•*¨`*•. ❤ ❤ ❤
  4. Awake! | No. 2 2017 WAS IT DESIGNED? The Landing Strategy of the Honeybee..... HONEYBEES can safely land at virtually any angle without problems. How do they do it? Consider: A safe landing requires that the honeybee reduce its approach speed to nearly zero before contact. One logical way to do this would be to measure two factors—flight speed and the distance to the target—and then reduce speed accordingly. However, that method would be difficult for most insects because they have close-set, fixed-focus eyes that cannot directly measure distance. The vision of honeybees is very different from that of humans who use binocular vision. Honeybees seem to use the simple fact that an object appears to get bigger as they approach it. The closer they get to an object, the faster it seems to increase in size. Experiments conducted at the Australian National University indicate that the honeybee decreases its flight speed so that the rate of apparent enlargement of an object remains constant. By the time the honeybee reaches its target, its speed has decreased to almost zero, allowing it to land safely. The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports: “The simplicity and generality of this landing strategy . . . [make] it ideal for implementation in the guidance systems of flying robots.” What do you think? Did the honeybee’s landing strategy evolve? Or was it designed ? ❤ ❤ ❤ .•*¨`*•..¸♥☼♥¸.•*¨`*•. ❤ ❤ ❤
  5. The Painted Lady.... A Mystery Revealed -- EUROPEAN observers have long admired colorful painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) and have wondered what happened to them at the end of each summer. Do they simply perish with the onset of cold weather? Fresh research reveals an extraordinary story. The butterflies make an annual journey between northern Europe and Africa. Researchers combined results from sophisticated radar with thousands of sightings reported by volunteers across Europe. The results revealed that as the summer ends, millions of painted lady butterflies migrate south, mostly flying at an altitude of more than 1,600 feet (500 m)—therefore hardly ever seen by humans. The butterflies wait for favorable winds, which they ride at an average speed of 28 miles per hour (45 km/h) on the long trip to Africa. Their annual migration is up to 9,300 miles (15,000 km) long, beginning from as far north as the fringes of the Arctic and terminating as far south as tropical West Africa. The trip is almost double that of the North American monarch butterfly. It takes six successive generations of painted ladies to complete the round-trip. Professor Jane Hill of the University of York, in England, explains: “The Painted Lady just keeps going, breeding and moving.” Annually, those steps take the whole population from northern Europe to Africa and back again. “This tiny creature weighing less than a gram [0.04 oz] with a brain the size of a pin head and no opportunity to learn from older, experienced individuals, undertakes an epic intercontinental migration,” states Richard Fox, surveys manager at Butterfly Conservation. This insect was “once thought to be blindly led, at the mercy of the wind, into an evolutionary dead end in the lethal British winter,” Fox adds. Yet this study “has shown Painted Ladies to be sophisticated travellers.”
  6. What does 666, the 'mark of the beast' really signify?

    JW.ORG.... What Does 666 Mean? The Bible’s answer : According to the last book in the Bible, 666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the sea. (Revelation 13:1, 17, 18) This beast is a symbol of the worldwide political system, which rules over “every tribe and people and tongue and nation.” (Revelation 13:7) The name 666 identifies the political system as a gross failure in God’s sight. How? More than a label. Names given by God have meaning. For example, God gave the man Abram, which means “Father Is High (Exalted),” the name Abraham, which means “Father of a Crowd (Multitude),” when God promised that He would make Abraham “a father of many nations.” (Genesis 17:5, footnotes) Likewise, God named the beast 666 as a symbol of its defining attributes. The number six implies imperfection. Often, numbers are used as symbols in the Bible. Seven typically represents completeness or perfection. Six, being one short of seven, can denote something incomplete or flawed in God’s eyes, and it can be associated with God’s enemies.—1 Chronicles 20:6; Daniel 3:1. Three times for emphasis. The Bible sometimes stresses a matter by stating it three times. (Revelation 4:8; 8:13) So the name 666 powerfully emphasizes that God views human political systems as gross failures. They have been unable to bring lasting peace and security—things that only God’s Kingdom will achieve. The mark of the beast The Bible says that people receive “the mark of the wild beast” because they follow it “with admiration,” to the point of worshipping it. (Revelation 13:3, 4; 16:2) They do this by giving worshipful honor to their country, its symbols, or its military might. As The Encyclopedia of Religion states: “Nationalism has become a dominant form of religion in the modern world.” * How is the mark of the beast placed on someone’s right hand or forehead? (Revelation 13:16) Regarding his commands to the nation of Israel, God said: “Bind them as a reminder on your hand, and they should be like a headband on your forehead.” (Deuteronomy 11:18) This meant, not that the Israelites were to mark their literal hands and foreheads, but that God’s words would guide all their actions and thoughts. Likewise, rather than being something literal such as a 666 tattoo, the mark of the beast symbolically identifies those who let the political system rule their lives. Those with the mark of the beast place themselves in opposition to God.—Revelation 14:9, 10; 19:19-21.
  7. What does 666, the 'mark of the beast' really signify?

    THATS NEW...... Can you explain why now 616 - and where do you read that ? Thanks, @JW Insider
  8. Obremos lo que es bueno para con todos, pero especialmente para con los que están relacionados con nosotros en la fe (Gál. 6:10). Hoy día somos millones los siervos de Jehová que estamos dando a conocer su nombre y su propósito por toda la Tierra. ¿Qué relación debería haber entre nosotros? (Rom. 12:10). El apóstol Pedro dijo que nuestra “obediencia a la verdad” debe producir “cariño fraternal” entre nosotros. Y luego añadió: “Ante todo, tengan amor intenso unos para con otros” (1 Ped. 1:22; 4:8). El gran amor que sentimos por nuestros hermanos nos ha permitido formar una organización única en el planeta. Y, como amamos y obedecemos a nuestro Dios, contamos con la fuerza más poderosa del universo: su espíritu santo. Gracias a todo eso podemos decir que somos una familia internacional que vive en paz y armonía (1 Juan 4:20, 21). w15 15/11 4:8, 9
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  9. Hazme entender, para que observe tu ley, y para que la guarde con todo el corazón (Sal. 119:34). Si un adolescente entiende las razones por las que sus padres toman alguna decisión o establecen ciertas reglas, le será más fácil obedecer. Por eso, padres, si es posible, expliquen a sus hijos sus razones. Barry, que tiene cuatro hijos, nos cuenta su experiencia: “Los adolescentes confían más en sus padres cuando se dan cuenta de que son razonables y de que no toman decisiones por capricho”. Recuerden que sus hijos ya no son niños; necesitan saber el porqué de las cosas. Están madurando y desarrollando su “facultad de raciocinio”, es decir, la capacidad de razonar (Rom. 12:1). Barry continúa: “Tienen que aprender a decidir sin dejarse llevar por las emociones”. Por lo tanto, sean humildes y expliquen por qué toman sus decisiones. Así, sus hijos se sentirán respetados y aprenderán a tomar las suyas. w15 15/11 2:11
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  10. Our Spiritual Heritage - Jehovah's Witnesses....

    You're welcome dear Blanchie Its very interesting, how our Brothers / Sisters, did their preaching in the past. Very different to our current time ! But all were joyful, like today. Thats importend
  11. What Is the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

    I understand you @Tonny Blom-Konings bec. I feel similar I also like our wonderful, monthly Broadcast - program with our dear Brothers. - Thanks for your comment and greetings from Germany !
  12. TEXTO DIARIO ANIMADO 23 de noviembre de 2017
  14. Our Spiritual Heritage - Jehovah's Witnesses..... See, how our brothers and sisters lived their faith in the past century ! Sound Cars, Signs, Brother Russell, Brother Rutherford, its great to see our history. ENJOY !
  15. JW.org 900 languages !

    Hahaha.... THANK YOU !