Monday, June 9, 2014

Pre-travel checklist [general]

This post is to help those traveling to J.W. Conventions, this summer. Feel free to customize this list to suit yourself (copy and paste to a word document) and print it out!

Pre-Travel Checklist [general]
General Home Preparation
; Water plants and mow lawn before leaving home or arrange for a neighbor to care for them while you're away
; Unplug any appliances sensitive to power surges, such as computers, microwaves, and television sets
; Dial your thermostat up or down to match the temperature of the season
; Stop all home-delivery services (mail, newspaper, milk, diapers, and so on) or arrange to have items picked up by a neighbor
; Arrange for pet care at a kennel or in your home

; Lock all windows and doors securely and remove any keys hidden outside the house
; Tell neighbors that you'll be away and how they can reach you in an emergency
; Turn on your telephone answering machine. You may want to change the message on your answering machine at work to let your business contacts know you are out of town
; Set lights and a radio on timers. Turn up the radio loud enough so it can be heard outside
; Close blinds and curtains

; Store food in your freezer to prevent having to run to the grocery store as soon as you return home
; Remove perishable items from your refrigerator
; Empty all waste baskets &; run the garbage disposal to eliminate the possibility of unpleasant odors
; Wash the dishes (You'll be sorry when you come back if you forget this!)

Getting Your Car Ready
; Check your spare tire and jack to ensure they are both in working order
; Check oil level, tire pressure, and coolant level, and all other fluid levels
; Pack a first-aid kit and roadside emergency kit into the trunk

Personal Preparation
; Schedule a medical check-up before the trip. (Ladies, make sure your mammogram and pap smear are up-to-date!!)
Ask your doctor about necessary vaccinations, and have any medical procedures done before you go
; Update any personal identification so that it contains current information and a photograph
; Pick up cash, change, and traveler’s checks at the bank
; Get a telephone calling card and take it with you
; Fill out and send in your tax return form if you will be out of town at the deadline
; Tell your friends where they can write to you at your vacation or out-of-town address
; Pay the rent and other bills. If you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, arrange for a friend or relative to pay the bills
; Wash clothes that you’re not packing so that you’ll have a clean set of clothes at home when you return from your trip
; Break in new shoes to prevent blisters
; pack chargers and/or extra batteries (phone, camera, laptop, etc)

Sanity Savers
; Make a "fun bag" for each child and include games, books, toys, a tape player with headphones, and snacks
; Purchase postcard stamps to take with you
; Print address labels of people to send postcards to. It’s much lighter to carry a sheet of labels than your address book; 
take earplugs (in case your neighbors in the hotel are noisy!)

Also: Here is a link to some emergency preparedness info from FEMA for travel:

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jehovah protects his faithful servants

"O Jehovah, you yourself have proved to be a real dwelling for us,
During generation after generation" Psalms 90:1

"Beloved, I exhort YOU as aliens and temporary residents to keep abstaining from fleshly desires, which are the very ones that carry on a conflict against the soul." 
1 Peter 2:11

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For you yourself alone, O Jehovah, make me dwell in security." Psalms 4:8

 "'You will prove to be firmly established in righteousness itself. You will be far away from oppression—for you will fear none—and from anything terrifying, for it will not come near you.  If anyone should at all make an attack, it will not be at my orders. Whoever is making an attack upon you will fall even on account of you.'” Isaiah 54:14

"'Any weapon whatever that will be formed against you will have no success, and any tongue at all that will rise up against you in the judgment you will condemn.This is the hereditary possession of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness is from me,' is the utterance of Jehovah." Isaiah 54:17

"Although [the] fig tree itself may not blossom, and there may be no yield on the vines; the work of [the] olive tree may actually turn out a failure, and the terraces themselves may actually produce no food; [the] flock may actually be severed from [the] pen, and there may be no herd in the enclosures; Yet, as for me, I will exult in Jehovah himself; I will be joyful in the God of my salvation." Habakkuk 3:17, 18
These scriptures are taken from    "Jehovah—Our Place of Dwelling"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse.—2 Tim. 3:13. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A little while longer, and the wicked one will  

be no more.—Ps. 37:10.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The [Beroeans] were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, . . . carefully examining the Scriptures daily.—Acts 17:11.
Jehovah is aware of the days of the faultless ones, and their very inheritance will continue even to time indefinite.

—Ps. 37:18.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Does God Care?

Life Without Suffering—A Trustworthy Promise

“[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”​—Revelation 21:4.

Life Without Suffering - a Trustworthy Promise

Is God to Blame for Our Suffering?

The Bible’s answer:

Why Is There So Much Suffering?:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

He will deliver the poor one crying for help.—Ps. 72:12.

He will deliver the poor one crying for help.—Ps. 72:12.

How heartwarming are those words, apparently penned by King David of ancient Israel! Years before writing them, he experienced remorse after committing adultery with Bath-sheba. At that time, David begged God: “According to the abundance of your mercies wipe out my transgressions. . . . My sin is in front of me constantly. . . . Look! With error I was brought forth with birth pains, and in sin my mother conceived me.” (Ps. 51:1-5) Mercifully, Jehovah takes into account our inherited sinful condition. Jehovah understands our lamentable situation. As foretold, however, God’s anointed King “will feel sorry for the lowly one and the poor one, and the souls of the poor ones he will save.”  (Ps. 72:13) How will relief be provided? Psalm 72 tells us. Composed regarding the kingship of David’s son Solomon, this song provides foregleams of how the rule of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, will relieve mankind of distress. w10 8/15 4:1, 2 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Do You Allow God to Speak to You Every Day/ Bible reading schedule

Do You Allow God to Speak to You Every Day?

 Bible reading schedule (customize-able online!)

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Jehovah is deserving of our trust

Jehovah is deserving of our trust

Psalms 25:1-5
To you, O Jehovah, I raise my very soul.
2 O my God, in you have I put my trust;
O may I not be ashamed.
May my enemies not exult over me.
3 Also, none of those hoping in you will be ashamed.
They will be ashamed who are dealing treacherously without success.
4 Make me know your own ways, O Jehovah;
Teach me your own paths.
5 Make me walk in your truth and teach me,
For you are my God of salvation.
In you I have hoped all day long.

Psalms 91:14,15
Because on me he has set his affection,
I shall also provide him with escape.
I shall protect him because he has come to know my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I shall answer him.
I shall be with him in distress.
I shall rescue him and glorify him.

Just as a signature validates a check, God’s personal name—Jehovah—guarantees all the promises recorded in the Bible.

THE wise course is to trust in God. “The one listening to me,” he says, “will reside in security and be undisturbed from dread of calamity.” (Proverbs 1:33)

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