Thou Art With Me / Friday: Shakespeare On Campus

In every moment we seek the truth, we find beauty. - William C. Anderson

“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.” 
– Isaiah 43:2

Unfathomable Beauty and Strength
We find in Psalm 23,
Often referred to as,
“The Lord is My Shepherd”.
It is the most well known of all the psalms,
And is revered by Christians and Jews alike.

We are so happy to have Sia with us again. Welcome back.

We are so happy to have Sia with us again. Welcome back. We Love you!

These comforting words
do not mean
That fear or evil
will not come.
They mean
that we choose
not to fear,
Because God
Is ALWAYS with us.
He is the protector.

“He lets me rest
in green meadows;

He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.”

These insightful words from our Lord
Tell us that He is far greater
Than whatever comes against us.
He is larger than fear,
And fear does not come from Him.
His always abiding Love
Comes from Him.

Cole has his hand full with scholarly pursuits and Lexi.

Cole has his hands full with scholarly pursuits and Lexi.

My dear friends,
Give your fears to God,
Through Prayer,
And you shall discover that
Evil must then come through Him
Before it can harm you!

Over and over again God confirms His Word:

“Yea, though I walk
Through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear NO evil:
For Thou art with me.”

 Yes, there is unspeakable evil
In this world we live in.
Evil so overwhelming
That it literally takes your breath away.
You need but study the history of mankind
To know this.

But my friends,
God is with us.
He resides within you,
Within your heart.

The Earth, in Psalm 23, is likened to a valley,
For the consciousness of humans is limited.
Our Earth is considered by higher realms
To be a valley of shadows and illusions.

We can be comforted to know that even
Death is an illusion.
Death is crossing over
From one state of consciousness to another.
It is the connection back to the Spiritual Body,
That is the soul.
It is actually Life.

The past few weeks have been trying times.
But I have learned during this difficult period.
And what I have learned is this:
Love will prevail,
Love will see us through,
Love is all there is.

Lila is laid back and ready for academic pursuits.

Lila is laid back and ready for academic pursuits. OK! She’s just laid back.

The trials of life in our time,
And the ability to persevere,
Prepare us for the Next challenges in life.
And there are so very many.
But the Grace of God has given all of us
An inner strength,
The awareness of His Love,
For the journeys
That lie ahead.

Our trials are a heavy burden to bear.
But they can bring to us Spiritual Awareness.
God bring us out of the trials and struggles in our lives.
Our Father moves us into our destinies.
He calms us and brings us peace.
He strengthens us,
When are hearts and minds
Are most in need of His Love.

Sunset 7

“As we believe, so shall it be”

My friends,
On this Earth evil exists.
It is a reality.
But one thing we can come to understand,
Is that when one walks with God,
When you feel His Presence,
When He
Hears your voice
In Prayer,
Evil can no longer
Be feared.

Our consciousness,
Though the Love of our Lord,
Transcends the appearance of evil,
And reveals it to be illusion.
There is no longer a need
To fear.
Our Love for each other and
The Everlasting, Beautiful Love of God
Is the only thing that is real.

Our reality,
Through the power of Love,
Our Love,
And the Love of our Creator,
Will remove all anxiety and fear.
It cannot be manifest,
My friends,
Within a heart
At peace with,
And trusting in
Our Loving God.Samuria Warrior Exhibit 007

“The LORD is my light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life –
Of whom shall I be afraid?”
– Psalm 27:1

There is no fear in love,
None.
For perfect love, the Love of our Creator,
Casts out fear,

If we are perfected in love,
We can have humble confidence.
Perfect love drives out all fear.

Be not filled with anxiety about any ill intent.
Be not consumed with fear that is not realistic
And supposes that something bad is going to happen.
My friends, your loving spirit surrounds us.
You are an Angelic Being.
We will always trust in you,
And trust in the Love of God.
Neither will ever leave our side.

Director, George Rodriguez, begins in earnest directing Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is "Twelfth Night")

Director, George Rodriguez, begins in earnest directing Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” this Friday.

Jesus said
“As we believe, so shall it be”.

In this life we see things in others that,
If we thought about it,
Expose what we really don’t like in ourselves.
But a willingness to punish the innocent,
Sometimes overrules our senses as we judge.
It is a harsh reality.
It is sad to say,
But some people never see the Light of Day,
Until the day they die.

And as for evil doers,
Those that act with injured hearts,
And then choose to share their pain
With those around them:

“Do not be deceived,
God is not mocked;
For whatever a man sows
he will also reap.”  
Galatians 6:7

IMPORTANT  DATES:
Jan. 9 No Trip Planned This Week (Inclement weather expected)
We will spend time with our wonderful
Director of Shakespeare,  George Rodriguez
Jan. 19 (Monday) Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)

"Be Prepared? - George Rodriguez

“Be Prepared”
– George Rodriguez

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