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  1. I added Basketball Player Darren Collison to the list - Thanks Isabella for the heads up.
  2. The final decision Darren Collison is getting closer. Adrian Wojnarowski reports, ESPN, former Indiana Pacers set a meeting with his agent, Bill Duffy, which will determine definitively whether or not looking back to the NBA. This will take place early next week, and if the decision is positive start round of meetings with the Lakers and Clippers. Collison announced his retirement last summer, news that surprised friends and strangers because his age (31 years old at the time, 32 now) and did not invite to think of a goodbye to basketball. In his last season, he averaged 11.2 points and Darren 6 assists, and when it seemed he could be a man coveted as backup point guard announced he was leaving the competition to focus on performing solidarity actions with Jehovah's Witnesses. The Collison himself has recently triggered rumors with his presence at Staples last Thursday because he was seen with Jeanie Buss, owner of the Lakers, watching the duel that pitted the Lakers and Rockets. When asked if this had something to do with his future, he chose to circumvent any reference to it: "I came just to watch the game. Have you got the best seats in the stadium, "he said. (Cover photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
  3. "If We Only Understood" by Brother C.T.Russell Could we draw aside the curtains That surround each other's lives, See the naked heart and spirit, Know what spur the action gives- Often we would find it better, Purer than we judged we would We would love each other better If we only understood. Could we judge all deeds by motives, See the good and bad within, Often we would love the sinner All the while we loathe the sin. Could we know the powers working To overthrow integrity, We would judge each other's errors With more patient charity. If we knew the cares and trials, Knew the efforts all in vain, And the bitter disappointments- Understood the loss and gain- Would the grim external roughness Seem, I wonder, just the same? Would we help where we now hinder? Would we pity where we blame? Ah, we judge each other harshly, Knowing not life's hidden force; Knowing not the fount of action Is less turbid at it's source. Seeing not amid the evil All the golden grains of good, Oh, we'd love each other better If we only understood. Charles T. Russell From "Poems of Dawn" 1912
  4. It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today! - contributed by email - Many thanks Jenni
  5. The public talk title today was, " where can you find security in this world?" The brother giving the talk gave a very nice illustration, inspired by a true event. Psalm 91:1 states, "Anyone dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, Will procure himself lodging under the very shadow of the Almighty One." So what is that Secret place? and how can you find security there? This illustration also makes it clear as to how we should deal with each other in the christian congregation if any misunderstanding or conflicts arise.And here it is: Imagine that you are at the kingdom hall or any other place with some brothers and sisters, and suddenly war broke out, rebels are moving all over the place with guns and knives, randomly killing everyone they saw.Now all present started to search for a place to hide, and finally found a place and all hid themselves. It was a tight, dark , cold room, not enough space for anybody to move. Then one of the brothers/sisters decides to move a bit, and steps on your foot, and that hurt you alot. WILL YOU SHOUT? Will you start complaining that its a tight, dark room and you can't stay in there? You know that rebels are all over the place searching for people, and you know what will happen if you SHOUT. Of course, if you decide not to shout, then all of you will be safe. And if you decide to shout, well you know what will happen. Likewise, the christian congregation today serves as a "secret place" for Jehovah's people. You can be safe from the pressures of the world around you. And you might have conflicts or misunderstanding with some brothers or sisters, you might get insulted, judged. Now will you SHOUT? in another sense, will you COMPLAIN? You know that satan, the REBEL, "walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone", ( 1 Peter 5:8). If the REBEL, sees any signs of discouragement or hears any complaining, he will creep in and cause division, or may drift you away from the "SECRET PLACE". But if you keep quiet, then all will be safe. So next time a conflict arises between you and any of your brothers or sisters, WILL YOU SHOUT ??
  6. This was not just any dorm.... The Governing Body lived in the corner suites from the 9th floor up. I think we lost a video from went it went up for sale. What a beautiful location. I wish we could have kept. But I think they have improved their security in a more country location now.
  7. In some ways, it’s surprising that private air travel remains so dangerous, especially 👀 as flying on a commercial ✈️ is now one of the safest things you can do — safer even than even walking. In 2013, an MIT statistics professor calculated that “flying [on a passenger ✈️] has become so reliable that a traveler could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being in a fatal crash.” While in 2018, some 393 people were killed in civil aviation accidents across the United States, only one of those deaths was an airline passenger fatality. Worldwide, commercial airline fatalities actually fell 50 percent in 2019. Context is important, of course: Helicopters, which are a favored transport of the uber-wealthy, tend to fly at lower altitudes than airplanes and thus increase the overall chance of crashing into hillsides and buildings when compared to jets. Still, helicopters are a relatively safe mode of transportation — except when it comes to personal and private flights, which “account for just 3 percent of flight hours but more than a quarter of fatal accidents,” NPR reports.
  8. I went to Genesis Hotels through Exodus road. On the way, i saw Leviticus recording the Numbers of people at Deuteronomy, while Joshua was waiting at the beautiful gate for Judges to see Ruth calling loudly “Samuel,Samuel” . At a stage, the, first and second Kings of Chronicles were coming to visit Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther for the misfortune of Job their brother. Then they noticed that Mr. Psalms was teaching his children Proverbs concerning Ecclesiastes and Songs of Solomon. This coincided with the period that Isaiah and Jeremiah were engaged in Lamentation for Ezekiel and Daniel their friend. By that time, Amos and Obadiah were not around. Three days later, Hosea, Joel and Jonah traveled in the same ship with Micah and Nahum to Jerusalem . Habakkuk then visited Zephaniah who introduced him to Haggai a friend of Zechariah whose cousin is Malachi. Immediately after the old tradition, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John got involved in Acts with the Romans who were behaving like the Corinthians, who were also always at loggerhead with the Galatians. At that time too, the Ephesians realizing that the Philippians were close to the Colossians, suggested to the Thessalonians that they should first of all see Timothy who had gone to the house of Titus to teach Philemon his younger brother how to read and write in Hebrew. On hearing this, James asked Peter to explain to him how the three Johns have disclosed to Jude the Revelation of my journey. Genevieve Nigeria
  9. Villagers close roads and guard with knives and spears in rural areas. Desperate measures in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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