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  1. How do you show love today? (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) . . ????? 4."Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails." “Have Love Among Yourselves” “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”—JOHN 13:34, 35 What It Means: Christ told his followers to love one another the way that he loved them. How did Jesus love them? His love transcended the national and gender bias prevalent in his day. (John 4:7-10) Love moved Jesus to sacrifice his time, energy, and personal comfort in order to help others. (Mark 6:30-34) Finally, Christ showed love in the greatest way possible. “I am the fine shepherd,” he said. “The fine shepherd surrenders his soul in behalf of the sheep.”—John 10:11 After Florida was hit by a string of four hurricanes in two months, the chairman of Florida’s Emergency Operations Committee checked to ensure that their supplies were being used properly. He said that no other group was as well organized as Jehovah’s Witnesses, and he offered to provide any supplies needed by the Witnesses. Earlier, in 1997, a relief team of Jehovah’s Witnesses with medicine, food, and clothing traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist their Christian brothers and others in need. Fellow Witnesses in Europe had donated supplies totaling a million dollars (U.S.). How do you show love today? - Bible Speaks
  2. The Importance of Chores THE CHALLENGE ????? Philippians 1:10 10 that you may make sure of the more important things, so that you may be flawless and not stumbling others up to the day of Christ.” ????? “Today, children are left alone to play video games, surf the Internet, and watch TV,” observes a parent named Steven. “Very little is expected of them.” ????? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Some parents are reluctant to assign chores, especially when their child’s week is already crammed with homework and after-school activities. However, consider the benefits. ????? Chores contribute to a child’s maturity. Children who take on household tasks are likely to be more successful at school, and no wonder. Helping out around the house helps a child develop confidence, self-discipline, and strength of character—essential tools for learning. ????? Chores prepare children to serve others. Some have observed that children who are expected to help out at home are more likely to take on community service as adults. This is hardly surprising, since chores train them to put others’ needs above their own. On the other hand, Steven, quoted earlier, notes: “When nothing is expected of them, children learn that they are here to be served, and they grow up with a distorted view of what life will require of them in the way of responsibility and hard work.” ????? Chores promote family unity. Through their efforts at home, children come to realize not only that they are a valued part of the family but also that they have a responsibility toward it. This lesson can be lost when parents place a higher priority on after-school activities than on chores. Ask yourself, ‘Of what benefit is it if my child forges a connection with the soccer team but loses his connection with the family team?’ ????? WHAT YOU CAN DO Start young. Some say that parents should assign chores when children are three years of age. Others recommend two years of age or even younger. The point is, very young children love to work alongside their parents and imitate them.—Bible principle: Proverbs 22:6. ????? Assign age-appropriate chores. For example, a three-year-old might pick up toys, clean up spills, or sort laundry. Older children can vacuum, wash the car, and even prepare a meal. Work with your child’s ability. You might be surprised at how enthusiastic he or she becomes about handling chores. ????? Place a priority on chores. That might be difficult when your child faces a daily mountain of homework. However, eliminating chores for the sake of high grades “is a sign of misplaced priorities,” says the book The Price of Privilege. As stated earlier, handling chores helps children become better students. And the lessons learned prepare them for the time when they will have a family of their own.—Bible principle: Philippians 1:10. ????? Focus on the objective rather than the result. It may take your child longer to complete a task than you would wish. You may also notice that the quality of the work could be better. When that happens, resist the urge to take over the task. Your objective is not to have the chore performed with adultlike precision but to help your child learn responsibility and discover the joy that work can bring.—Bible principle: Ecclesiastes 3:22. ????? Focus on the right reward. Some say that paying a child to do chores teaches them responsibility. Others say that it makes children focus on what they can get from the family rather than on what they can contribute to it. They also warn that a child might refuse to do chores when he has enough money—a sign that the benefit of chores is being lost. The lesson? It might be better to keep a child’s chores and his allowance on separate tracks. ????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102017090?q=phil+1%3A10&p=par
  3. Thank you ????? Song 17 "I Want To" Express your willingness to help the needy, in imitation of Jesus. Tap on Video Link mp4 _______Enjoy! Full Video: https://youtu.be/osVfuihZBWk 96720A2D-8529-4A78-956E-8D2F0D330487.MP4
  4. "I am the fine shepherd."—John 10:11. - Bible Speaks Fine Art Work Picture – Enjoy!Â
  5. How Wonderful a Glory in the Heights is Born! Could This be Our Savior the Messiah? ????? "Glory in the heights above to God, and upon earth peace among men of goodwill."—Luke 2:14. ????? Night has fallen. Shepherds are out-of-doors, keeping watch over their flocks. How startled they are when Jehovah’s angel stands nearby and God’s glory gleams around them! ????? Listen! The angel makes this dramatic proclamation: “Have no fear, for, look! I am declaring to you good news of a great joy that all the people will have, because there was born to you today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord,” the one who would prove to be the Messiah. (Luke 2:8-14) ????? The shepherds can find this infant lying in a manger in a nearby town. Suddenly, “a multitude of the heavenly army” begin praising Jehovah, saying the words above. ????? But how can the shepherds learn more and convince others that the baby mentioned by the angel will be Jehovah’s appointed Messiah? ????? By examining prophecies found in the Hebrew Scriptures and comparing these with the activities and life course of this child. ????? w11 8/15 1:1, 2. - Bible Speaks - 2013/1/24
  6. Rejoice for there is Peace those Close to Jehovah! ????? Climb High We are Almost there! Nothing can take Away our Security! “In peace you will be brought back. The mountains and the hills will become cheerful before you with a joyful cry, And the trees of the field will all clap their hands. Instead of thorn bushes the juniper tree will grow, And instead of the stinging nettle the myrtle tree will grow, An everlasting sign that will never perish.” it will bring fame to Jehovah.”– (Is. 55:12,13) ????? Jehovah commissioned his prophet Isaiah to foretell this ominous period, but He also instructed him to proclaim good news. After 70 years of exile, the Jews would be liberated from Babylon! A joyful remnant would return to Zion and have the privilege of restoring true worship there. With this happy message, Jehovah through his prophet caused light to shine in the darkness. ????? A human might be able to predict the near future based on his understanding of the political or social climate of the day. But only Jehovah can foresee with absolute certainty what will happen at any point in time, even in the distant future. He can also empower his servants to foretell events long before they occur. The Bible states: “The Sovereign Lord Jehovah will not do a thing unless he has revealed his confidential matter to his servants the prophets.”—Amos 3:7. - ????? Bible Speaks
  7. A VITAL MESSAGE OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN ????? @ jimmy_tampa_67 comments: " A friend of mine found some recordings in the collection of his father and gave me one in its original cover "Â
  8. Let Nothing Hinder You From Taking Hold of Glory ????? “He that is humble in spirit will take hold of glory.”—PROV. 29:23. The Scriptures actually speak of a glory that God confers on humans.  “The result of humility and the fear of Jehovah is riches and glory and life.” (Prov.22:4 )  James wrote: “Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will exalt you.” (Jas. 4:10) Jehovah leads his humble servants to glory by honoring them in numerous ways. He blesses them with an understanding of his will. (1 Cor. 2:7) He bestows upon those who listen to his word and obey him the honor of a close personal relationship with him.(Jas. 4:8) Jehovah also entrusts his servants with the glorious treasure of the Christian ministry. (2 Cor. 4:1, 7) And this ministry leads to glory. To those who use their privilege of service to his praise and to the benefit of others, Jehovah promises: “Those honoring me I shall honor.” (1 Sam. 2:30) Such ones are honored with a good name with Jehovah, and they are likely to be well spoken of by other servants of God. Our inner response to praise reveals which sort of glory we are seeking.—(Prov. 27:21) Jehovah gives “everlasting life to those who are seeking glory.” Therefore, let nothing hinder you from taking hold of the glory that God gives. ?????
  9. Are You Afraid? Does Your Faith Weaken in Times of Stress and Turmoil? Like an Elusive Butterfly do you Worry and Then Go from Person to Person and Show Your Fears? ????? Example: "See your eyes through a butterflies eye....you'll just keep dancing from flower to flower"? Does the Make Us Happy? No, it May Keep Our Fears Greater When Storms Come! What Can We Do to Have Strong Faith Now in Times of This Day, when the Days are Wicked? Stay With Jehovah Don't Leave Him! He is Your Strength! Jehovah Is “the Provider of Escape” for Us "Jehovah will help them and rescue them. He will rescue them from the wicked and save them, Because they take refuge in him" –(Ps 37:40) Jehovah offers us spiritual protection, which is of utmost importance. Being true Christians, we understand that there is something that is more valuable than our present life. Our most precious possession is our personal relationship with Jehovah. (Ps. 25:14; 63:3) Without that relationship, our present life would have little meaning and our future life prospects would be lost. Thankfully, Jehovah gives us all the help we need to maintain a close relationship with him. We have his Word, his holy spirit, and his worldwide congregation to help us.  By regularly and diligently studying his Word, we will strengthen our faith and brighten our hope. (Rom. 15:4) By sincerely praying for his spirit, we will receive help to resist the temptation to engage in questionable conduct. (Luke 11:13) By keeping up with the direction the faithful slave class provides through Bible-based publications as well as at meetings, assemblies, and conventions, we will be nourished with spiritual “food at the proper time.” (Matt. 24:45) Such provisions protect us spiritually and help us to stay close to God.—Jas. 4:8. ?????
  10. Are You “Planted” or Just Growing “Somewhere” Out There? ????? Finding Delight in JehovahÂ’s Law Today people try to find success in many ways. They immerse themselves in pursuits that could bring them fame and fortune, which all too often prove to be illusive and disappointing. What, though, can bring true satisfaction and lasting happiness in life? JesusÂ’ words in the Sermon on the Mount provide the answer. He said: “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.” (Matthew 5:3) Indeed, true happiness comes, not from possessing many material things, but from recognizing and satisfying our spiritual need so that we are spiritually healthy, like luxuriant trees that give their fruit in due season. How can we flourish spiritually? According to the psalmist, first there are some things we must shun. He mentioned “the counsel of the wicked ones,” “the way of sinners,” and “the seat of ridiculers.” To be happy, we need to turn away from those who ridicule or even ignore GodÂ’s laws. Then we should delight in the law of Jehovah. When we delight in something or some activity, we look for every opportunity to engage in it, do we not? So to delight in GodÂ’s law means having a deep appreciation for GodÂ’s Word, a desire to learn more about it and to understand it better. Finally, we need to read it “in an undertone day and night.” That means reading the Bible on a regular basis and meditating on what we read. We should feel about GodÂ’s Word the same way as did the psalmist who sang: “How I do love your law! All day long it is my concern.”—Psalm 119:97. Yes, when we acquire accurate knowledge and understanding of Jehovah God and develop full confidence in him and his promises, we will surely be spiritually healthy. In that case, we will be like the happy man described by the psalmist—“everything he does will succeed.” https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2009168?q=planted&p=par
  11. All creatures great and small have love to show to others. ????? Is it such a lesson for us to learn? Jehovah teaches us love and it is a wonderful quality for us to show others, in fact it is a attribute we should show. What a wonderful thought one day to all have love in a world with love and peace forever! Amen ????? Jehovah Is the God of Love “God is love.”—1 JOHN 4:8, 16. THE Bible tells us that “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) But what does this really mean? Love is not just one of Jehovah’s many beautiful qualities. It is his main quality. He does not just have love. He is love. Love guides everything he does. How thankful we are that love motivated Jehovah to create the entire universe and all living things! ????? Jehovah has kind and tender feelings for his creation. His love for us gives us confidence that his purpose for mankind will come true in the best possible way. The result will be real happiness for those who obey him. For example, because of love, Jehovah “has set a day on which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed,” Jesus Christ. (Acts 17:31) ????? We are confident that this judgment will happen. For obedient humans, it will mean a wonderful future that will last forever. ????? Love by Prachit Punyapor / 500px
  12. What is Dynamic Energy? It tells us, Awe-Inspiring Power! Now How is that for a Creator who Calls them by Name! ????? Isaiah 40:26 26 “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing." - Bible Speaks
  13. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."—Rom. 3:23. ????? Before a person can develop lifesaving faith, he must acknowledge that he is a sinner. The idea of being such would not be strange for those who grow up believing in God and having some familiarity with the Bible. (Eccl. 7:20) ????? In some lands, however, the average person is not raised thinking that he (or she) was born a sinner, that he inherited sin. ????? Granted, he probably realizes that he makes mistakes, has undesirable traits, and may have done some bad things. And he observes that others are in a similar situation. ????? Still, given his background, he does not really understand why he and others are like that. In fact, in some languages, if you say that a person is a sinner, others may think that you are saying that he is a criminal or at least a person who broke some rules. ????? Obviously, a person growing up in such an environment may not readily think of himself as a sinner in the sense that Paul meant. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/402016924?q=rom+3%3A23&p=par
  14. Joshua 1:8 This book of the Law should not depart from your mouth, and you must read it in an undertone day and night, in order to observe carefully all that is written in it; for then your way will be successful and then you will act wisely.” ????? MEDITATION The kind of deep, concentrated thinking in which a person seriously reflects on past experiences, ponders and muses over current matters, or thoughtfully contemplates possible future events. In order to meditate properly, a person needs to be free from distractions, alone with his thoughts, so to speak. Isaac, for example, went out walking alone in the early evening to meditate, possibly about his coming marriage to Rebekah. (Ge 24:63) It was during the solitude of the night watches that the psalmist meditated on the greatness of his Grand Creator. (Ps 63:6) The meditations of the heart should be focused on beneficial things, on Jehovah’s splendor and activities, on things pleasing to him (Ps 19:14; 49:3; 77:12; 143:5; Php 4:8), and not on the devices of the wicked.—Pr 24:1, 2. ????? By engaging in profitable meditation, one will not be inclined to give foolish answers. He will seriously think out these matters of importance, and as a result, the answers given will be from the heart and will not be something to regret later on.—Pr 15:28. ????? When Joshua was appointed as the overseer of the nation of Israel, he was instructed to make a copy of Jehovah’s law, and he was told (as rendered in many Bible versions) to “meditate” thereon day and night. (Jos 1:8; AS, KJ, JB, RS) The Hebrew word here for “meditate” is ha·ghah?. It basically means “utter inarticulate sounds” and is rendered “moan,” ‘growl,’ ‘coo,’ and ‘mutter.’ (Isa 16:7; 31:4; 38:14; 59:3) Ha·ghah? also has the meanings “utter in an undertone” and “meditate.” (Ps 35:28; Pr 15:28) The New World Translation appropriately renders the Hebrew term ha·ghah?, appearing in Joshua 1:8, “you must in an undertone read.” (See also Ps 1:2.) Reading in an undertone would impress more indelibly on the mind the material on which one was meditating. Gesenius’s Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon (translated by S. Tregelles, 1901, p. 215) says of ha·ghah?: “Prop[erly] to speak with oneself, murmuring and in a low voice, as is often done by those who are musing.”—Compare Ps 35:28; 37:30; 71:24; Isa 8:19; 33:18. ????? The apostle Paul told Timothy that he should ponder over or be meditating on his conduct, ministry, and teaching. As an overseer, Timothy had to be unusually careful that he taught sound doctrine and that his way of life was exemplary.—1Ti 4:15. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002958?q=joshua+1%3A8&p=par
  15. Thank you ????? ???Piano Song 131 "What God Has Yoked Together" Tap on Video Link mp4 _____Enjoy! EA643B8C-E58A-4957-B90D-78E3D8B2D5C1.MP4
  16. Jehovah Deserves Our United Praise ????? “Praise Jah, you people!”—PS. 111:1. “[Jehovah’s] activity is dignity and splendor themselves, and his righteousness is standing forever. A memorial he has made for his wonderful works. Jehovah is gracious and merciful.” (Ps. 111:3, 4) ????? Do you not agree that Jehovah’s activity throughout history, including things done during your lifetime, is a memorial to his “dignity and splendor”? ????? Notice that the psalmist also stresses Jehovah’s beautiful qualities, such as righteousness, graciousness, and mercy. You know that the works of sinful mankind are seldom based on righteousness. Often they are an expression of greed, envy, and haughtiness. That is evident from the fiendish weapons men produce for the wars they foment and for economic gain. ????? These bring untold misery and horror to millions of innocent victims. Also, many human works have been accomplished at the expense of the oppressed poor. An example that many might cite is the use of slaves to build the pyramids. Those mainly served as burial places for the proud Pharaohs. Moreover, many of mankind’s present-day works not only are oppressive but are “ruining the earth.” (Revelation 11:18) ????? How different it is with Jehovah’s works, which are always based on what is right! His works include the merciful provision for the salvation of sinful mankind. In providing the ransom, God was ‘exhibiting his own righteousness.’ (Rom. 3:25, 26) Tap on Beautiful Video Link mp4 _____Enjoy! ????? 8919E150-9AE4-46B8-9E32-8B71B6C98FD0.mp4
  17. Keep Building Upbuilding One Another ~ ????? "Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing." (1Thess 5:11) ????? “Keep comforting one another and building one another up.”—(1 THESS. 5:11) BEING a member of the Christian congregation is a great blessing indeed. You have a good relationship with Jehovah. Your reliance on his Word as a guide shields you from the bad consequences of an unchristian lifestyle. You are surrounded by genuine friends, who want you to do well. Yes, the blessings are many. Most Christians, however, are struggling with problems of one kind or another. Some of them may need help to understand the deeper things of GodÂ’s Word. Others are sick or depressed, or they may be suffering the consequences of unwise decisions. And we all have to live in an ungodly world. ????? None of us like to see fellow Christians suffer or struggle. The apostle Paul likened the congregation to a body and said that “if one member suffers, all the other members suffer with it.” (1 Cor. 12:12, 26) In such circumstances, we should strive to support our brothers and sisters. ????? Various pressures cause people to suffer from depression today. Statistics from the World Health Organization state that as many as 1 in 5 of the population may suffer from depression at some time in their life. JehovahÂ’s people are not immune. Problems in providing for oneÂ’s family, ill health, discouragement over oneÂ’s failings, or other factors may contribute to feelings of downheartedness. ????? We too should encourage brothers who are discouraged or depressed. Doubtless there are positive things that we can say about their service to Jehovah. Perhaps they have made great changes in their lives in order to become Christians or to serve in the full-time ministry. We appreciate those efforts, and we can assure them that Jehovah does too. If advancing age or ill health prevents some faithful ones from doing all they once could, they nevertheless merit all our respect for their years of service. Whatever the case may be, JehovahÂ’s recommendation to all of his faithful ones is: “Speak consolingly to the depressed souls, support the weak, be long-suffering toward all.”—1 Thess . 5:14 ????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2010442 Â
  18. Children playing music at the funeral of their amazing teacher who helped them escape poverty and violence through the magic of music. - ????? We All Long For Freedom! Soon All Tears Will Be No More." ??? (Rev. 31:3,4) "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Romans 8:21) Rev. "The creation itself will also be set free from enslavement to corruption and have the glorious freedom of the children of God."Â
  19. Thank you ????? ??? Song 56 "Make the Truth Your Own" Tap on Video Link mp4 ______Enjoy! Â BED70980-44B1-45CE-8BF0-6927AB62B770.MP4
  20. Let Nothing Hinder You From Taking Hold of Glory ????? “He that is humble in spirit will take hold of glory.”—PROV. 29:23. ????? Minturnfall by scottcramerphotography.com - Adventure Photo Source:tulipnight
  21. Members of Jehovah's Witnesses help a friend clean up their home after flood water inundated it during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 2, 2017, in Houston. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi on August 25, dumped around 50 inches of rain in and around areas of Houston and Southeast Texas. ?????
  22. “Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, and do not curse the rich in your bedroom; for a bird may convey the sound, or a creature with wings may repeat what was said.” – Ecclesiastes 10:20. - ????? Be law abiding; even though men dominate others to their injury and human justice is lax, do not let it spoil your enjoyment of life; remember, it will turn out well with those who fear the true God; do not expect to fathom all the reasons for what God does and permits to occur (8:1-17; 10:20). https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001255?q=eccl+10%3A20&p=par
  23. Our Coral Reefs - One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward – ????? Industrial progress was meant to make our lives easier. In some ways it has. However, it is this very “progress” that aggravates the earth’s environmental problems. We appreciate the inventions and advancements that industry has presented to us, but the very production of these and our use of them have often resulted in ruining parts of our world. An example of this is motor vehicles. These have made travel quicker and easier. Very few people would like to go back to the age of the horse and buggy. Nevertheless, modern transportation has contributed to a host of problems. One of them is global warming. Humans have been altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere by using inventions that spew out millions of tons of gases. These gases are said to cause what is called the greenhouse effect, resulting in the warming of the atmosphere. Temperatures increased during the last century. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that “the 20th century’s 10 warmest years all occurred in the last 15 years of the century.” Some scientists believe that in the 21st century, average global temperature could rise 2.2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit [1.4 to 5.8 degrees Celsius]. Warmer temperatures are expected to cause other problems. Snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has been decreasing. A 1,250-square-mile [3,250 sq km] ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed in early 2002. Sea levels could rise significantly in this century. Since a third of the world’s population lives near the sea, this could eventually result in loss of homes and farmland. It could also cause great difficulties for coastal cities. Scientists believe that higher temperatures will result in increased precipitation, with a greater frequency of extreme weather. Some feel that severe storms like the one that took 90 lives and ruined 270 million trees in France in 1999 are just precursors of things to come. Other researchers feel that climate changes will result in the spread of diseases such as malaria, dengue, and cholera. The example of the motor vehicle shows how complex the results of technology are—inventions that are helpful for people in general may cause a multitude of related problems that affect multiple areas of life. True is the statement of the Human Development Report 2001: “Every technological advance brings potential benefits and risks, some of which are not easy to predict.” Technology itself is often looked to for solutions to environmental problems. For example, environmentalists have long decried the use of pesticides. When genetically modified plants were produced that would reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides, it looked as though technology had provided a good solution. However, in the case of Bt corn, which was designed to control stem borers without pesticide, tests found that it can also kill monarch butterflies. Thus, “solutions” sometimes backfire and can result in additional problems. DYING CORAL REEFS Some fishermen in Southeast Asia use cyanide solution to stun fish, making them easy to catch. The poison flushes from a fish’s system, and thus the fish remains edible. However, the toxin remains in the seawater, killing coral reefs. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102003842?q=coral+reefs&p=par Tap on Video Link mp4 _____Enjoy! ????? Video by @BertieGregory. A massive school of anthias (the bright orange fish) feed in the water column over a coral reef in the Northern Red Sea. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. 147F1EC0-9EB9-41C9-952B-4CDB993A12CC.MP4
  24. Thank you - ????? Grateful For God’s Word 94 #jw #thatviolin_man Tap on Video Link mp4 ______Enjoy! ? B00609E2-BB6C-4F78-B0B5-553DC9382229.MP4
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