A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

"Down to the 'time of the end' at Armageddon there will be competitive coexistence between the 'two kings.' In some way, the king of the south must act, whether preventively or protectively. In the confused fighting between the two kings as crazed enemies of Jehovah God and his kingdom, the kings will have opportunity and occasion to try out and use their frightful, deadly weapons of all kinds against the other."

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.   So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'   He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you.   Don't take it personally.   Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.   The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.   So...   Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!   Have a blessed, garbage-free day!  

It is hard work. More is involved than just learning new words. Proficient use of a language also requires mastering its grammar. You must perceive how words relate to one another and how they combine to form complete thoughts.

So too, more is involved than simply learning isolated Scripture texts. We must also learn the Bible's grammar, as it were. We need to grasp how scriptures relate to one another and how they serve as principles that can be applied in daily life. Our moral sense, or conscience, must be trained and focused, so that we can perceive not only sharply defined, black and white issues but also those of gray shades.

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark 

 

One: Don't miss the boat. 

 

Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat. 

 

Three: Plan ahead! It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. 

 

Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. 

 

Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. 

 

Six: Build your future on high ground. 

 

Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 

 

Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. 

 

Nine: When you're stressed, float a while. 

 

Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. 

 

Eleven: No matter the storm, when you serve Jehovah, there's always a rainbow waiting. 

 

NOW, wasn't that nice? 

(JUST FOR FUN!)   1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.   2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.   3. Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done.   4. Build on high ground.   5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.   6. Two heads are better than one.   7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails.   8. If you can't fight or flee -- float!   9. Take care of your animals as if they were the last ones on earth.   10. Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.   11. When the doo-doo gets really deep, don't sit there and complain -- shovel!   12. Stay below deck during the storm.   13. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.   14. If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.   15. Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm outside.   16. Don't miss the boat.   No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side  

Have you ever sat in a lighted room at night, reading or talking, and suddenly the lights go out? What's the first thing you say? Usually everyone says, "Who turned out the light?"

In this age of electricity, light is something we take for granted. Few of us ever experience total darkness. In the city, we have streetlights, which come on automatically as soon as it begins to get dark. In the country, most farms have a mercury vapor light that stays on all night for security reasons. Consequently, most of us never get a good look at the stars as we used to when all the lights went out at night.

Some of the soldiers who came back from the first Persian Gulf War told about the absolute darkness they experienced in the desert. One soldier said, "The darkness on nights with no moon or star light was so total you could have been standing right next to someone and not known it."

A plumb line can only prove that a crooked wall is crooked. No matter how you use it, a plumb line can't make a crooked wall straight. The law was God's plumb line, designed to show people that they are crooked, or sinful. It was never intended to make us straight or righteous - and, indeed, it never could.

West Texas during the Depression: Mr. Ira Yates was like many other ranchers and farmers. He had a lot of land, and a lot of debt. Mr. Yates wasn't able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and interest on the mortgage, so he was in danger of losing his ranch. With little money for clothes or food, his family (like many others) had to live on a government subsidy.

Day after day, as he grazed his sheep over those rolling West Texas hills, he was no doubt greatly troubled about how he would pay his bills. Then a seismographic crew from an oil company came into the area and told him there might be oil on his land. They asked permission to drill a wildcat well, and he signed a lease contract.

At 1,115 feet they struck a huge oil reserve. The first well came in at 80,000 barrels a day. Many subsequent wells were more than twice as large. In fact, 30 years after the discovery, a government test of one of the wells showed it still had the potential flow of 125,000 barrels of oil a day.

And Mr. Yates owned it all. The day he purchased the land he had received the oil and mineral rights. Yet, he'd been living on relief. A multimillionaire living in poverty. The problem? He didn't know the oil was there even though he owned it.

Similarly, we must never lose sight of our spiritual heritage and all the blessings Jehovah has in store. As well, we must tell others that they too can be rich spiritually in this troubled world.

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