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40 POs Son in
ok, here is one to enjoy:
what odd, silly, embarassing, inappropriate or just plain weird announcements have you heard at meetings, conventions and assemblies?
24 POs Son in
ok, at the risk of getting flamed, i have been out for over 20 years, and still love kingdom melodies.
i remember them for the good times, the conventions and assemblies, hearing the orchestral versions, imagining the orchestra playing.
some pieces were really nice.
20 POs Son in
it seems that the daniel book is due to be studied again, so says my jw parents.
my father mentioned that he brought the book, presumably a 192 page soft cover book, to the local print shop to be spiral bound and have the covers laminated.
i almost said, but bit my tongue, "don't you suppose the society could make a great income if they simply found a way to offer spiral binding and cover lamination for a fee?
18 POs Son in
i was looking at reviews on www.tripadvisor.com and saw that the harvest inn near patterson is highly rated (though clearly a lower end mo-tel).
one writer even commented at how nice it is to wake up to kingdom melodies in the morning there.. .
comments lead me to believe that the place is jw owned and primarily caters to visitors of the farms and bus tours of same.. .
17 POs Son in
i clicked on one of the google-ad sponsors on jwn, and saw the purple triangle on the http://www.servicesupplies.net/ website.
so help me understand this: is it ok for a jw to use the nazi symbol of a purple triangle to identify themselves, but using the cross is not acceptable?.
16 POs Son in
i have been to both, bethel (all 3 complexes: brooklyn, walkill, paterson plus the jersey city stanley theater) as a teenager, and to tour the lds (mormon) complex in salt lake city as an adult.
i did bethel as a "witness" child, and slc as a totally non-jw adult.
the lds complex seemed more open to the public, inviting and comfortable.
16 POs Son in
today my mother, a devoted jw of 40+ years, expalined to me that studying the watchtower publications "taught her" how to study!
she went on to describe how the weekly watchtower study taught her how to truly study, by underlining the most important part of the paragraph.
funny, i do not recall that as the primary method of study for the rest of the world - most of the textbooks i have read did not have a numbered set of questions at the end of each paragraph.
15 POs Son in
well, a post from low-key lysmith on another topic got me thinking about the less than memorable food at the conventions and assemblies.
anyone have some thoughts to share?.
i missed the ham and cheese on rye-- it was one item that was actually pretty good.
14 POs Son in
well, this weekend, we had a nice little birthday party for our one-year-old daughter.
my folks, both dubs, were not invited despite living only ten minutes away.
i still respect their beliefs, so did not even bother inviting them.
10 POs Son in
about two years ago, i read a post on jwd asking if there was anyone from the xyz congregation.
recognizing this as the congregation in which i was raised, i made contact with the poster.
it turned out to be my next door neighbor when i was a child, she was my babysitter, and best friend..