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Tom Sheepandgoats Harley
Upstate New York
This is me in my best blue harness. My wife is looking at me with admiration. Who wouldn't? As for that grinning dope on my right, I have no idea who that is.Our marriage made waves, not so much in her family - they appreciate diversity, as in mine. "You want to marry a human?" my mom gasped. "Don't come crying to me when she buys a ton of furniture and you have to carry it on your back! Tell him, Fuzzy, " she said to my dad, "tell him not to do it." but all Dad could do was spit. But with the passage of time, they have come to love her as I do. she gives me three bags of feed each day and scratches behind my ears. Our family gatherings are quite pleasant, though some of her people get uptight when my relatives dump on the floor.
Interests: current events, religion, humor, creative writing, jehovah's witnesses
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In the manner of the Lord’s death, Roman soldiers break legs to hasten death. But they don’t do it to Jesus. He is already dead. The apostle John says: “In fact, these things took place for the scripture to be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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PursuePeace Convention, streamed, Part 4 of 6. “The north wind brings a downpour, And a gossiping tongue brings an angry face.” Prov 25:23. Not a scripture that is cited a lot but was yesterday. Wowee! did it bring an ‘angry... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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It’s war! we’re told, What kind of war is it? Is it the kind of war where one dresses in the forest in bright red like the Revolutionary War British and nothing could be easier than to pick them off?... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Vic Vomodog, with whom I used to pull shoulder to shoulder in the work! —just like a couple of oxen, was busy as an ox throughout the Pursue Peace Regional Convention, taking detailed notes! Afterwards, he threw at me: “I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Another one of those Watchtower Studies that go by at lightning speed due to the streaming convention (part 3 of 6) to follow. By the time you’ve loaded up your comment, it’s moved three paragraphs on. WatchtowerStudy article: ‘Revelation​—What It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
Now—THERE’S an image: “The waves of death broke all around me; Flash floods of worthless men terrified me.” (2 Samuel 22:5) Flash floods of worthless men. Not all translations so personalize it but enough do to make it clear that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Publictalk: Rescue from World Distress, WatchtowerStudy article: Revelation: What it Means for God’s Enemies Para 2, not a verse usually selected to highlight neutrality: ‘If anyone is meant for captivity, he will go into captivity. If anyone will kill with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Listen to Allen Guelzo lecturing and you soon think of those Bible couplets in which the second phrase (sigh—we call it the ‘B part’) modifies the first. At it’s zenith, it is “So and so advocated this policy, but (darkened... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Part of a multi-part series. Here is Part 1 Whoa! That certainly blew up in my face! George can rest easy. The friends love him Not only was Aubree pounded into mush by everyone who chimed in, but one sis... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Could this really happen? “Absalom was riding on a mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a large tree, and his head got entangled in the big tree, so that he was suspended in midair while the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Our chum watched the video of Olivia being mocked by classmates. It would never happen that way, she said. Why not? we asked. Things aren’t that bad? They wouldn’t ridicule her like that. They’d beat her up in the bathroom... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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No public talk today. Abbreviated WT, Everything at home over Zoom due to Part 2 of 6 of the Regional Convention streamed from jw.org Midweek reading: 2 Samuel 17-19 WatchtowerStudy: ‘Revelation​—What It Means for You Today’ theme scripture: “Happy is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
As shown in link, George Benson, long known as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, is still going strong at 79.. This news did not sit well with all. “You would think at this age he would put Jehovah first. Instead his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Sat through a crime drama recently in which all characters used the f-bomb. (Yes, I know it is not ‘wholesome.’) Good guys said it. Bad guys said it. High class said it. Low class said it. They said it when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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WatchtowerStudy: How to Set and Reach Spiritual Goals, Theme scripture: “Ponder over these things; be absorbed in them, so that your advancement may be plainly seen by all people.”​—1 TIM. 4:15. Para 2 ‘Spiritual goals’ can be doing what one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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This is part of a multi-part series. Here is Part 1, Part 2, “A patient man am I, down to my fingertips, the sort who never would, never could, let an insulting remark escape his lips.” That being the case... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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The public talk, ‘Who is Qualified to Rule Mankind’ was presented simply, an appeal to the heart, in the spirit of “a workman with nothing to be ashamed of”—and indeed, the speaker was a tradesperson. It focused on 5 areas—economy,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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This is part of a multi-part series. Here is Part 1 Jehovah’s Witnesses fend off critics on two fronts. JWs are the prime targets of the fundamentalist church religious world. “I have been unable to discover any words of sympathy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Vic Vomodog screamed at me, the way he does these days—and to think we once pulled shoulder to shoulder in the great work! “When you even USE THE TERM ‘overlapping generations’, it admits tacitly that a generation is A GENERATION... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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#publictalk title: Jehovah’s eyes are upon us, watchtowerstudy , Find Joy in Giving Jehovah Your Personal Best . Theme scripture: Let each one examine his own actions.” —GAL. 6:4. Midweek mtg Bible Reading assigned: 2 SAMUEL 11-12 Psalm 10:13: 13... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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#publictalk tittle: Cherish your place in the kingdom arrangement, Watchtower study title: “Are You “an Example . . . in Speaking”? Theme scripture: Become an example to the faithful ones in speaking.”​—1 TIM. 4:12. Midweek assigned Bible reading: 2 Samuel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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This is a multi-part series. See Preface, 2nd Preface, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Each part links to the next. How to help your teenager? is the theme of a recent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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This is a multi-part series. See Preface, 2nd Preface, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Each part links to the next. Other downsides of taking current knowledge by revelation? The perennially blaming of Babylon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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Live With Soundness of Mind in a Depraved World’ is the public talk title. The speaker looks at these verses of 1 Corinthians 2 to explain how Christians know what they know: “For it is to us God has revealed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at Sheep and Goats
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This is a multi-part series. See Preface, 2nd Preface, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Each part links to the next. Count up the ways that ‘knowledge of the present by revelation’ makes you scratch your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Sheep and Goats