The Nature of God’s Love / Hon. Melvin Simons Remembered / Friday: Shakespeare Rehearsal at School

“Love is the fire
that warms our lives
with unparalleled joy
and Divine hope.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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                  Love is the fire.

I have learned with deep sadness
of the passing of the
Hon. Judge Melvin Simons
who graciously visited the Anderson Private School
to share his memories of service in World War II.
It was very difficult for him to recount the horrors of war.
But he did, and through the tears, for the sake of our children.
They needed to know
Of the sacrifices made by so many
so that they may be free from tyranny.
Our students also visited him in Court
and presented him with words of gratitude
and flowers and hugs.
He was deeply moved.

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Hon. Melvin Simons

His messages of deep compassion
and Faith in the Lord
were shared in a truly Loving manner
with our students and staff.
We could never thank him enough for his
Honorable service to our Nation.
His sacrifices were beyond description.
His Love for everyone was deep and abiding.
No one has done more for our precious freedom
and for the citizens of the United States of America
than Melvin Simons.
It was an Honor and a privilege to know him.

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Thank you, Lord, for the precious life of Melvin Simons.

I Pray to our Father in Heaven Above
to Embrace the Beautiful Spirit of this
Noble and courageous man.

Today we are free because of
many, many countless, selfless acts
of bravery on battlefields across the Pacific
and in other theaters of war.
Let us thank and honor
our Veterans.

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Mary Alice gives Judge Simons a big hug.

No finer man have I ever known
than Melvin Simons.

We Loved Melvin and deeply admired him.
Please join me in Praying
for the Beautiful Spirit
of this Loving man.
Melvin was willing
to fight and suffer and die
for you
and me.

“Greater love
hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life
for his friends.”

– John 15:13 

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Will Fox presents Judge Simons with a bouquet picked from our own field of Wild Flowers.

He was a man who truly suffered
throughout his life
as a result of the strong emotional
and physical trauma of battle.

Melvin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943
where he served three years in combat
as an expert machine gunner
in the hard-fought battle for Peleliu Island in 1944
ending after 73 days of brutal fighting.
In total, the taking of Peleliu
cost nearly 10,000 American lives.

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Judge Simons was given a Certificate of Appreciation. Dr. Nelson Eichman (right) joined us in honoring Judge Simons.

Melvin Simons
also fought on Okinawa in 1945,
a battle that lasted 82 days.
More than 12,000 Americans
were killed or missing in action
– the highest number lost in a single battle
in the Pacific war.

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Judge Simons informed our students that Freedom is never Free. We have paid a higher price for our Freedom than for anything else on this Earth.

Thank you,
My Dear Lord,
For the precious life of
Melvin Simons.

What a truly
wonderful Gift.

THANK  YOU.

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We are different in so very many ways.

My Dear Friends,
Redemption releases us
from the horrible bondage of sin,
and shows us an unbelievably beautiful
new life.

Our transgressions
are ultimately against
ourselves.

And those who also suffer
are our neighbors,
the fellow members
of our family of Man,
those we could have Loved
but failed to Love,
so unknowing, so unaware
that the frail, fragile
design of being only human,
can find us cast upon the shores
of a vast and wild land of temptation
and vile opportunity,
against which human power,
without the help of God,
can become helpless.

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Found at the Anderson School. You too can enjoy the bounty of God’s Love in the beauty He provides – but ONLY without pesticides!

In the Loving Word
of our Precious Lord,
Redemption refers both
to deliverance from sin
and freedom from the captivity
in which we find ourselves.
There is no greater bondage
than captivity
by an overpowering force
that we really know
very little about.

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Redemption shows us an unbelievably beautiful new life.

You are, My Friend,
A person of Infinite Beauty,
possessing Infinite Worth,
created by One
with Infinite Love
for you.

Yes,
we are different
in so very many ways.
But,
we have the same Hearts.
And as long as we Love,
we are one.

One.

We are all
of the same Breath,
the same that God breathed into us
and gave us life.

“The LORD God formed man
from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life,

and man became a living being”
– Genesis 2:7

Love,
my Precious Friends,

is the great Commandment.
Love should be at the very center
of everything we do.

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        A Call from Far Beyond.

In the tranquility
of a misty eyed morning,
when the moon has finally
gone to bed,
in the whisper
of the wind
pressing softly
against the awareness
of the dream I’m living in,
I can be surely waking
to a Call
from far beyond.

When the birds are,
In their joyful hearts
singing,
let us rejoice.
Spring has found
a reason for being.
And the joy
you find in sharing
all the Love hidden
in your precious Heart,
can become your reason
for living.

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            In their joyful heart.

From Heaven Above,
the Signs are spread like a blanket
across the beautiful Earth
upon which we daily trod.

The Nature of God’s Love
has never faded away,
never strayed.
It is always by your side,
on the ground beneath your feet,
in the Firmament
of the Vault of Heaven above,
and in the flowers
and in the trees,
and the lonely eyes
of those in need.

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Spread like a blanket across the beautiful Earth.

And we,
enveloped by such Beauty,
such Love,
may finally come to know
within our faintly beating Hearts,
there is time enough
To be
In Love with Life.

This moment
is all you need
to feel the Love inside,
to surely know,
to at last see,
the greatest Gift of all
is really you.
You,
Child of God,
are the most beautiful Blessing
that shall ever be.

And you
are filled with Grace.

To say thank you
is really all God wants,
all He needs.

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God’s Love has never faded away.

My Friends,
what your child wants
you knew before this day:
to stay a little bit closer,
linger longer than
you need to be.
Hear what your child
has to say,
so he can dream
the night away.
To see your child dance again,
and truly play
in Life’s very brief game,
take him
by the hand,
show him the way.

And when your pride
has ceased its gleaming,
and hate
is past its prime,
Love
will find its meaning
and tomorrow
and forever
Can be entwined.

Eternity,
has always been,
always
will be,
by the Grace of Almighty God,
your destiny
as the Beautiful Flower
of your Being
blossoms into Worlds
far beyond belief.

Goodnight.

Rose

“Love is the only bow of life’s dark cloud.
It is the Morning and Evening Star.
It shines upon the cradle of the babe,
and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb.
It is the Mother of Art,
inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher.
It is the air and light of every heart,
builder of every home,
kinder of every fire on every hearth.
It was the first dream of immortality.
It fills the world with melody.
Love is the magician,
the enchanter that changes worthless things to joy,
and makes right royal kings of common clay.”
– Robert Green Ingersol

UT Arlington is once again offering a variety of summer engineering activities for students.  From one-day Saturday events to one-week day camps there are learning opportunities from students from 5th grade through graduating seniors.  The camp descriptions are available at http://uta.engineering/summerprograms . We hope you will let your children learn more about engineering and have FUN this summer!

For entry to Engineering  Camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the FALL of 2016  go to : (http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/engineering-camps/entry.php)

For Girlgeneering Camp for girls entering 5th through 9th grade in the fall of 2016 go to: (http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/engineering-camps/girlgeneering.php) .

In addition to the Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps, Entry and Girlgeneering, UT Arlington College of Engineering will also be hosting the six-week TexPREP academic program for engineering preparation.  More information about UT Arlington TexPREP go to:  http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/TexPREP.php .

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance due
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

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The Beautiful Flower of your Being.

“The world is changeable,
and its ability to change is so fragile
that a single person
can be responsible for it.”
A.J. Darkholme

 

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