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  1. I agree with the words of Benjamin Disraeli who said I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude Amen to that - thanks once again for this
  2. Alfred Painter once said that Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. So i say thank you for helping me more spiritual
  3. Try this site - click on notebooks-covers
  4. Thanks for this most welcomed material and for making both mine and the others i share it with preparation so much more accessible and thus easier to accomplish and so more enjoyable to do - I sound a bit lazy saying it like that but hey ho
  5. Thank you very much Thank you very much That's the nicest thing that anyone ever done for me (Today any way)
  6. Thanks for your hard work and endurance with this Working now and very much appreciated
  7. I meant preparation not presentations - unless we have a part on the meeting of course
  8. Thanks once again for your help with our meeting presentation These are a wonderful foundation to build on as we do our research for the meetings
  9. Thanks once again for your hard work in providing these valuable aids.
  10. Try the link above - click on English and should take you to presentations for whole of 2016 - including oct - dec
  11. I think this is where the difficulties arise Some say that beards are pretty well customary nowadays - while other would say that that is not the case. In some cultures beards are the norm, most people have them - i am thinking Asian lands and you are the exception if you do not have one. Whilst in other parts of the world the opposite is true - most, the vast majority do not have them but the occasional person does and so the custom in those parts of the world is not to have a beard. The fact that we might know the odd one or two that have beards goes to prove the point that they are the exception to the majority around them.
  12. The measuring stick on all aspects of dress and grooming as always been - how are brothers and sisters are portrayed in the societies literature - who get used at the assemblies and conventions for parts on the platform and other privileges Now i have been in the truth 35 years and as of yet i have never seen a modern day brother with beard portrayed in those areas of service - maybe one day we will but until that happens there will always be ones who feel beards are unacceptable and i would encourage any one who wants such privileges to think carefully about the choices they make and maybe they will play apart in altering peoples feelings on this issue in their own congregation and i hope that does not sound patronizing
  13. I suppose it boils down to how you understand the word custom - most dictionaries say things like custom means -: . A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people. a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances. See more. a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time: I would say in most western parts of the world - there are exceptions - it is not the tradition, habitual practice and so is not the custom for men to have a beard and so the later part of the quote from the watchtower needs to be carefully consider by any brother reaching out for positions of responsibilities in the congregation. Beards today have become a fashion item for many young men in the congregation and so the society are trying to take a balanced view on the matter and so should we