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10 bythesea in
i was talking with "worldly" friends the other day and they mentioned a jw friend they knew who recently had some serious surgery and received a special dispensation so that she could have blood for this surgery.
that's what they claim she told my friends....the husband is an elder, and it was suggested that through his contacts that he was able to get this for her.
i expressed disbelief and have asked my friends to see if they can get more info about her "dispensation" and whether she actually recv'd whole blood or fractions during surgery.
4 bythesea in
i just read the current resurrected thread on spirituality and thought i would throw this out for those who are interested, and w/out hi-jacking the other thread!
i attended a class yesterday and received this handout on the subject:.
spirituality........ "the spiritual journey is individual, highly personal.
8 bythesea in
i made one of my rare appearances to the sunday meeting today...and really picked a doozy for a talk to have to sit through!
misery loves company, its said, so i'm sharing the latest on "serving with jehovah's unified organization" (please bear with me..... the speaker(who was actually quite entertaining with his illustrations and props!
) opened up with a definition of belonging to an organization: it was, he said "complete conformity by a person to the standards and requirements of an organization"....then he used the example of how any org will kick out a member who chooses not to follow the standards and requirements of the organization...but in fact, in j's org they kick themselves out!
4 bythesea in
i sent my husband off for the week with a 7 page letter outlining some of the isssues i have with the wts.
its been a long time coming!
the letter went into a lot of different areas, touching on all the big points and admitted how fearful i have become of sharing this information with him or anyone else because of not wanting to lose my friends and family over it all.
77 bythesea in
i just received this news from a bro who has connections in bethel.... .
bro albert d schroeder died at 10:30 am new york time today at brooklyn bethel...he was 94 yrs old.. he was born on april 7, 1911 in saginaw, michigan and entered bethel service in 1932. he was appointed a member of the governing body on december 18, 1974. bro schroeder's life story appeared in the march 1, '88 wt pages 10-17: entitled: "my life in jehovah's spirit-directed organization.".
i don't know if the "today" means it was actually today...as i can't be sure when my friend received this news... but anyway, another of the old guys bites the dust.. .
31 bythesea in
hey gang, i have been searching for a way to dent my hubby's mindset on the theology of jws and came across two books by randy watters that i wondered if any of you had found useful.
"refuting jws" and "the truth will set you free".
if any of you have read these i'd appreciate some feedback from you before ordering them.
9 bythesea in
in case you didn't miss me that's ok!!
i took off for a month and went to be with my only daughter who was expecting her first child....which is 2 weeks old today!!
i just got home today and wanted to check in and say hi; checking back through the posts i see there are many new ones and that i've missed some lively conversation!
15 bythesea in
my daughter (29)is expecting our first grandchild first of nov (not that i trust dates!
) and i plan on being there for the birth.
my dilemna is that i am trained as a doula(labor coach), and have assisted some of her friends in their birthings, but now that its my daughter's turn i'm worried about how to handle it!