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“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#1 Nov 17, 2012
HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!!!!

Matthew 15:35-39
Then Jesus told the crowd to sit down comfortably on the ground. And when he had taken the seven loaves and the fish into his hands, he broke them with a prayer of thanksgiving and gave them to the disciples to pass on to the people. Everybody ate and was satisfied, and they picked up seven baskets full of the pieces left over.

2 Corinthians 9:10-14
He who gives the seed to the sower and turns that seed into bread to eat, will give you the seed of generosity to sow, and, for harvest, the satisfying bread of good deeds well done. The more you are enriched by God the more scope there will be for generous giving, and your gifts, administered through us, will mean that many will thank God. For your giving does not end in meeting the wants of your fellow-Christians. It also results in an overflowing tide of thanksgiving to God. Moreover, your very giving proves the reality of your faith, and that means that men thank God that you practise the Gospel that you profess to believe in, as well as for the actual gifts you make to them and to others. And yet further, men will pray for you and feel drawn to you because you have obviously received a generous measure of the grace of God.

Revelation 7:11-12
Then all the angels stood encircling the throne, the elders and the four living creatures, and prostrated themselves with heads bowed before the throne and worshipped God, saying,“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and strength be given to our God for timeless ages!”

Since: Nov 09

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#2 Nov 17, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well borgfree. May it be a blessed day for you and your family.
hMMMMMM

Aurora, IL

#3 Nov 17, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love all the holidays.
Having them taken away, has only made me appreciate them more.
Just be nice to any children you may know who have Jehovah's witness parents.
They are miserable and get no choice on what their parents deny them.
Which is every joy of childhood.

“Surprised By Love”

Since: Aug 12

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#4 Nov 17, 2012
Celebrating Thanksgiving is certainly something to be thankful for, isn't it? I love dressing and cranberry sauce, yum.

“John 4:23,24”

Since: Oct 09

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#5 Nov 17, 2012
much happier now wrote:
Celebrating Thanksgiving is certainly something to be thankful for, isn't it? I love dressing and cranberry sauce, yum.
Did you know you can eat that every day if you want to? You don't have to be enslaved to traditions and dates set by others for you. You can think for yourself and do what you want and eat what you want when you want. Why let the crowd tell you when to eat what you love?

Since: Apr 09

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#6 Nov 17, 2012
eagleeye2 wrote:
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Did you know you can eat that every day if you want to? You don't have to be enslaved to traditions and dates set by others for you. You can think for yourself and do what you want and eat what you want when you want. Why let the crowd tell you when to eat what you love?
Tell me another time of the year when turkey is as inexpensive as it is now. You don't honestly think that this is the only time we eat these foods. NOT!
The thing is: everyone has a day off from work, and it is nice to gather for a meal with other family members. Weekends for those who work full time are far too hectic.

“Surprised By Love”

Since: Aug 12

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#7 Nov 17, 2012
eagleeye2 wrote:
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Did you know you can eat that every day if you want to? You don't have to be enslaved to traditions and dates set by others for you. You can think for yourself and do what you want and eat what you want when you want. Why let the crowd tell you when to eat what you love?
Really, I can eat turkey on a day other than Thanksgiving?? Wow, I would never have thought of that, I mean really, never, ever, ever. Do they even sell turkey when it is not Thanksgiving? It's actually kind of scary for me to think about eating eating turkey when its not Thanksgiving. It seems like that is kind of a slippery slope. If I have turkey when it isn't Thanksgiving, the next thing you know, I'll be having Chocolate Santa's in June and Easter eggs in September, and then where will we be? Chaos, that's where, utter chaos.

That's just crazy talk.
MAMMON

United States

#8 Nov 17, 2012
Yup, hope everyone has a good one. Lots of wrecks that weekend and johnny law is everywhere. Don't drink and drive and hide your party favors in the trunk. Have a safe one but if you don't, they do serve turkey in jail. I learned that the hard way.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Nov 17, 2012
Just too think. When the Great tribulation hits.

None of ya'll will be even giving giving Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday a second thought.

The last thing on your mind, most folks will be severely malnourished from strving because foostuffs will be rationed.

Very few of you here haven't any idea of what's coming.

You and hordes of others all around the world will be banging on the kingdom hall doors asking for a study and then it will just be too late.

Too bad...Too bad...

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Jehovah would have already shut the door.

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Stay tuned. For those who happen to be alive at that time.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Nov 17, 2012
Correction:Just too think. When the Great tribulation hits.

None of ya'll will be even giving Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday a second thought.

The former pagan holidays will be last thing on your minds, most folks will be severely malnourished from starving because foodstuffs will be rationed. Yes, it will be that bad (Matthew 24:21)

Very few of you here haven't any idea of what's coming.

You and hordes of others all around the world will be banging on the kingdom hall doors asking for a study and then it will just be too late.

Too bad...Too bad...

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Jehovah would have already shut the door.

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Stay tuned. For those who happen to be alive at that time.

“Bustin' Myths”

Since: Dec 09

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#11 Nov 17, 2012
TPMP wrote:
Correction:Just too think. When the Great tribulation hits.
None of ya'll will be even giving Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday a second thought.
The former pagan holidays will be last thing on your minds, most folks will be severely malnourished from starving because foodstuffs will be rationed. Yes, it will be that bad (Matthew 24:21)
Very few of you here haven't any idea of what's coming.
You and hordes of others all around the world will be banging on the kingdom hall doors asking for a study and then it will just be too late.
Too bad...Too bad...
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Jehovah would have already shut the door.
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Stay tuned. For those who happen to be alive at that time.
Happy Thanksgiving. I feel I can say that to you since you ain't no jw.
Stingo

Brantford, Canada

#12 Nov 17, 2012
TPMP wrote:
Just too think. When the Great tribulation hits.
None of ya'll will be even giving giving Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday a second thought.
The last thing on your mind, most folks will be severely malnourished from strving because foostuffs will be rationed.
Very few of you here haven't any idea of what's coming.
You and hordes of others all around the world will be banging on the kingdom hall doors asking for a study and then it will just be too late.
Too bad...Too bad...
Jehovah would have already shut the door.
BREAKING NEWS! THE GREAT TRIBULATION HITS CANADA FIRST!!!!

I don't know what to say other than this is terrible. People are running around, some naked. Of course only the really ugly ones are naked. Haha, look at all those ugly people in their shame. Oh oh, here comes jesus, he's breaking off church steeples and hurling them at everyone, but mostly at ex jw's. What am I going to do? Oh no, I'm naked too! How did this happen? Now there's jw's all around me, pointing and laughing at my erm, shortcomings. How mean. And that's when it hits me. Never fear when there's a kingdom hall near.

I run and run and run towards the kingdom hall. That's when I see Shania Twain. She's looking pretty good, I steal her shirt to help cover my shame. Dang it!!! Her shirt barely covers my nipples. I look even stupider! But I keep running, I can see the kingdom hall. That's when the ground shakes and opens up. Undeterred, I see an axe and chop down a telephone pole to get across.

What's that smell? It's putrid. It smells like a mushroom and green pepper soup with beets in it. Yuck, the three worst foods in the world. And it's right below me!!! Knowing I'm never going to make it across, I resign myself to my fate, and put in one last Police song. But all that's on it is solo Sting stuff??? And it's the lute album!! Somebody pass me a bugle. Is this how you picture it tpmp?

“the truth will set you free...”

Since: Nov 10

Spring, TX

#13 Nov 17, 2012
hMMMMMM wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love all the holidays.
Having them taken away, has only made me appreciate them more.
Just be nice to any children you may know who have Jehovah's witness parents.
They are miserable and get no choice on what their parents deny them.
Which is every joy of childhood.
What do you do on thanksgiving except eat a turkey and get drunk? You can do that any day of the year.

I don't even like turkey.
MAMMON

United States

#14 Nov 17, 2012
Dream-weaver wrote:
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What do you do on thanksgiving except eat a turkey and get drunk? You can do that any day of the year.
I don't even like turkey.
Ya sure do get drunk a lot tho. If you get drunk on thanksgiving is that like half ass celebrating the holiday?

“Surprised By Love”

Since: Aug 12

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#16 Nov 17, 2012
Its been a while since I was in the cult, what was the scripture that says it is wrong to eat turkey in November? Oh, that's right, there wasn't one.

“GOD IS LOVE”

Since: Aug 09

WE ARE ALL ONE

#17 Nov 17, 2012
One of our grandkids called the village market and then came by to let us know there was a good-sized fresh turkey with our name on it....to be picked up Wednesday morning! I LOVE the aromas coming from the kitchen on the holidays and the excitement and laughter in the air as people arrive....and when it gets close to dinner time, LOL!

The strongest beverage we have here is strong iced sweet tea, strong coffee and the new vanilla/spice eggnog that Byrne Dairy puts out. It is SOO yummy. Hubby and I polished off two quarts of this egg nog in a day and a half....so it looks like we'll be picking up more for our family coming here on Thursday.

Do I love the "specialness" that the holidays bring and the new memories and traditions made each successive year since we have left the WTS?

You BETCHA!!

And a very, VERY happy and wonderful Thanksgiving to every one of you that chooses to celebrate it!

“Surprised By Love”

Since: Aug 12

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#18 Nov 17, 2012
Yes, it is a nice time. We have been going to my husbands brothers house the last two years since we moved to this area. It's nice having family to share Thanksgiving with again. My SIL gets a jigsaw puzzle out and we work on that and catch up while the turkey cooks. We usually get a smoked turkey, it's precooked, so all you to is heat it up, no raw turkey parts to dig out. We sometimes have a little wine with dinner, but no one gets drunk. I guess some people can't imagine spending time with family without liberal amounts of alcohol being involved, but that is not how we do it.

Since: Jan 09

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#19 Nov 17, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

By the way my JW relatives don't have any problems eating turkey on Thanksgiving. Moreover, Topix JWs like DW are unaware that many practicing JWs have turkey dinners with their families on Thanksgiving Day because they all have the day off and turkey is readily available. Perhaps if the Topix JWs would spend less time on their computers and more time fellowshipping with real JWs, they would know this.

“GOD IS LOVE”

Since: Aug 09

WE ARE ALL ONE

#20 Nov 17, 2012
much happier now wrote:
Yes, it is a nice time. We have been going to my husbands brothers house the last two years since we moved to this area. It's nice having family to share Thanksgiving with again. My SIL gets a jigsaw puzzle out and we work on that and catch up while the turkey cooks. We usually get a smoked turkey, it's precooked, so all you to is heat it up, no raw turkey parts to dig out. We sometimes have a little wine with dinner, but no one gets drunk. I guess some people can't imagine spending time with family without liberal amounts of alcohol being involved, but that is not how we do it.
That idea about putting out a jigsaw puzzle is EXCELLENT! We always had one "in progress" on the card table when the kids were living at home and everyone, even their friends, would join in the fun! I know just where the puzzles are in the attic.....some I picked up at yard sales and haven't even been opened.

Sad news: We were SOOO hoping that our grand-daughter, who lives in the Berkshire MTs in MA, would be able to juggle a trip up here for Thanksgiving with her hubby and our first great-grand-daughter who just turned two.(We have never seen her except on videos :o(
But they just can't work it out, expenses being what they are and now they are without a car. The kids were hoping to surprise us old folks on Thanksgiving and having them just "pop in" unexpectedly.(((sigh))) It just wasn't meant to BE at this time.

“John 4:23,24”

Since: Oct 09

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#21 Nov 17, 2012
Anybody going to volunteer to help with the National Day of Mourning?

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