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

A brother had a beautiful large drawing of the inside of a cabbage - how it is viewed when you cut it in half. When you view it, you see the core and the leaves growing outward from it. The tough leaves are on the outside; the tender ones, on the inside. Once in a while you will see a leaf that looks rusty. This is because it no longer gets nourishment from the core. The core represents Jehovah's organization. The leaves are the publishers. The outer, tough leaves are the mature ones who had been in the truth many years. The leaves on the inside are the newer ones who are protected by the outer 'leaves'. The rusty leaves are those who stopped feeding from the "food" coming from the core - they stop associating, studying, etc. and so turned RUSTY.

NASA scientists once built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at maximum velocity at the windshields of airliners, military jets, and the space shuttle, to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

Eager to test it on the windshields of their new high-speed trains, British engineers fired the gun and were shocked as the chicken hurtled out of the barrel, shattered the shatterproof windshield, blasted through the control console, broke the engineer's backrest and embedded itself in rear cabin wall.

The horrified engineers sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment along with the designs of the windshield, and begged the US scientists for help. NASA responded with a one-line memo: "First thaw the chicken."

Whatever you do, plan well, make the necessary preparations, diligently do your research, carefully follow the maker's instructions. To do otherwise can lead to an expensive and embarrassing mess, where you're likely to really 'fowl' things up!

A man went to his farmer friend and asked him: "If you had ten cows would you give me 5?" 

The farmer replied" Certainly! If I had 10 cows I would give you five!" 

The man then asked:" If you had 6 pigs would you give me 3?"

The farmer replied" Without a doubt if I had 6 pigs I would give you 3!" 

The man then asked: "If you had 2 chickens would you give me one?" 

The farmer then replied: "Now that's unfair! Because you know I have 2 chickens!"

Monday Wash Day Jehovah, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.   Tuesday Ironing Day Dear God, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.   Wednesday Mending Day O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.   Thursday Cleaning Day Jehovah, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.   Friday Shopping Day O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.   Saturday Cooking Day Help me, Jehovah God to brew a  big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean,  sweet bread of human kindness.   Sunday The Lord's Day Jehovah God, I have prepared my house for you. Please help me to prepare my heart so that I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.  

The early Native Americans believed that the conscience was a triangular shaped object placed close to a persons heart. When a person did something that he knew was wrong, this triangle shaped object (the conscience) would rotate and prick the heart, causing pain. Each time, it would rotate again, pricking the heart, causing pain. However, they believed, that if a person kept on doing something over and over that he knew was wrong, the sharp points of his conscience would get blunt, and therefore STOP pricking his heart and causing pain when it rotated. 

The Bible illustrated this another way at 1 Timothy 4:2 "by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron." Paul's reference to a conscience that is marked as with a branding iron indicates that it would be like seared flesh that is covered over with scar tissue and void of nerve endings and, therefore, without sense of feeling. (1Ti 4:2)

Countless icebergs float in the frigid waters around Greenland. Some are tiny; others tower skyward. At times the small ones move in one direction while their gigantic counterparts go in another. Why is this? The small ones are pushed around by the winds blowing on the surface of the water, but the huge ice masses are carried along by deep ocean currents.

La imperfecta naturaleza humana, debido a ser lo que es, está más dispuesta a odiar que a amar y por eso la mayoría de las veces, cuando los hombres odian, el odiar ciertamente es necedad. El odio es necedad cuando nos controla en vez de controlarlo nosotros. Es necedad cuando se basa en la ignorancia, en la mentira, en el prejuicio, cuando es irracional (cuando desafía la razón). El odio se puede asemejar al fuego. El fuego puede servir para muchos buenos propósitos cuando está bajo control. Pero cuando se desboca, ¡qué estrago puede ocasionar en destrucción de vidas y propiedad!