Is This Life a True Story? / Find Meaning and Hope During Times of Despair

Are we Dreaming
in
Real Time?

An Oasis
of quiet and Beautiful
Reflection
comes together,
not in the mind,
but in the Heart.

My Dear Friends,
you can fall in Love
with everything in Life,
because you are
a Child of God,
and God
is Love.
(1 John 4:7-8)

Everything God does
is impelled and influenced
by His Love.
And such
can be with
YOU.

“God abides in us
and His Love is
perfected
in us.”

Psalm 63:3

We
are all searching
for a Child,
orphaned earlier in
Life
the Child
we were,
abandoned by ourselves,
by our pride,
by our ego,
by our ignorance,
by Time.

We were left
in a social orphanage,
with other Children
eager to be adopted
by thoughts
of being
all grown up.

My Friends,
sometimes it takes
a long time
for us to truly
grow up,
and become
a Child again.

                 Become a Child again.

It takes Time
to more fully realize,
we may be Dreaming
in
Real Time.

Our Birth
is never ending.
We are Birthed
into each new Day
with the rising
of the Sun.
Every Dawn
is the Gift of a new beginning.
Every Dream
is the Dawn
of Deliverance
into a new awareness,
a new World,
a new Way.

There is only
one thing
more Beautiful
than the Birth
of a Child.
And that
is re-Birth.

“For you have been Born again,
not of seed which is perishable
but imperishable,
that is,
through the Living and Enduring

Word of God.”
1 Peter 1:23

The memory
of the Life we live,
can be sweet.
In our Dreams
we can come
together.
We can finally
realize,
there is no real
me,
without real Love.
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There is knowing and accepting
that you are you,
and I am
me.
And in coming together,
with Compassion and Love,
we can Truly become
WE.

.And
if we accept
each other
with unconditional Love,
we can come to better understand
the depth
of God’s Love
for us.

Let your Children
teach you.
Then you will know
how to Love,
too.

Time
does not
make us older.
Our failure
to Love
will age us.
What we have
never done
for others,
will too.

.For Time
may not
exist.
And neither will
YOU,
without
ever knowing
Love.

Things
that never change,
come what may,
remind us
of the Love
God harbors
for all
of His Children
in the Harvest
to come.

Hope
has everything to do
with the
Human Heart.

Goodnight.

“When I am down and,
oh my Soul,
so weary;
When troubles come and my Heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong,
When I am on
your shoulders.”

Brendan Graham

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“When we are no longer able
to change a situation –
we are challenged to change
ourselves.”

Viktor E. Frankl

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In the face of an uncertain and chaotic World we will encounter difficult moments full of worry, stress, and frustration. It is exhausting to push through challenging times in Life, but when we remain resilient and persevere it can be an experience that changes us for the better.
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There are certain circumstances and experiences that we simply have to accept and cope with. One major way to promote courage and determination to face these obstacles is to find meaning in negative life events. The ability to make sense of our struggles and bounce back from stress is an important function in dealing with Life effectively and maintaining a sense of well-being. We can endure anything when we have a compelling reason to do so. Here are ten ways to make meaning and cope when life seems grim.

1. Evaluate purpose and Life goals

Having a clear life purpose is an important factor for making sense of life events. When we know what we want, obstacles are less obtrusive and our direction is evident. Life purpose and clear goals help with understanding the self and one’s place in the world. When life throws a curve ball it’s a perfect opportunity to bolster or alter your purpose and goals.

2. Freedom to choose and responsibility to persist

Knowing that we always have a choice is an empowering realization. However we also have responsibilities if we are to live a virtuous and meaningful life. A meaningful Life involves a conviction for what is just and honorable, and finding a balance between our free will and responsibilities is an important dichotomy to learn about. Giving up may not be an option.

3. The right and wrong pathways to happiness

As we go through life we encounter many risk-factors that steal our joy and many protective factors that improve our happiness. We gain wisdom about what leads to happiness and if we have learned from life experiences we know what will allow us to experience greater well-being and what limits our contentment and satisfaction. Pay attention to how your choices influence your well-being.

4. Courage to accept your constraints

It can be tough to not have the talent, skills, or resources to accomplish what we desire, but being able to accept our weaknesses and current level of development is the exact next step to raising the bar. It takes courage to acknowledge what we lack but when we embrace our fallacies it provides us a freedom to take control of our decisions and move beyond our constraints.

5. Faith and Belief in a better future

No matter what we go through keeping hope that our future will be bright allows us to persist and persevere. When we keep faithful and optimistic it allows us to stay motivated and driven to finish what we started. When unexpected tragedy occurs we must acknowledge that stress and grief does not last forever.

6. Commitment to growth

Every experience is a learning opportunity. No matter how difficult or painful a situation may be, we are able to use the experience to expand and grow our awareness and understanding. This commitment is how we become a stronger, wiser, and more gracious person. Allow pain to mold and shape your character honorably.

7. Discovering the hidden side of self and new frontiers of Life

Some of the most profound self-knowledge comes from the most difficult moments. When we are confronted with the reality of who we are and how we are living it broadens the horizon for how life can be and what is most important. We learn what we are truly capable of, and the inner strength we possess during arduous times.

8. The power of altruism, empathy, compassion, and generosity

One of most powerful ways to develop a sense of meaning and cope with our struggles is to step outside of ourselves and be of service to others. When we can put ourselves in another person’s shoes it helps us transcend beyond our own problems and concerns. Tragic moments are often the exact experience that allows us to cultivate compassion and empathy for others.

9. Gaining wisdom to solve problems

When I consider the wisest people I know, they are the ones who have had the broadest and most profound life encounters. They also used these experiences to reflect on what life is really all about. We are all able to alter our perspective and grow more intelligent about how we live Life but asking ourselves wise questions. Is this doing any good? Should I do more of it? Should I try another strategy?

10. Appreciating what you have

Even when Life feels out of control and we can’t imagine ever reaching our goals there is much to be grateful for. There is always someone in a worse circumstance that is willing to live with joy and grace. Be willing to acknowledge what you do have and what you appreciate about yourself, relationships, and community. Pain is never easy to deal with. It may feel heavier than we can bare, but when we push through the pain by finding meaning and purpose we can continue living with clarity, direction, and passion. Remember that your human spirit can still shine even through the darkest chapters of your life.

“The greatest Faith
is born in the hour of despair.
When we can see no Hope
and no way out,
then Faith rises
and brings the Victory.”

Lee Roberson

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                                                 2019-2020
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Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22
Until at least May 4                    No school by order of the Governor
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May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

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(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
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What is the Meaning? / C. S. Lewis / Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking / Fall Break This Week

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In the midnight quiet
of a railway station,
a little boy
sits quietly,
almost all alone,
waiting on
the Rock Island Line,
with just his precious
Mother’s voice
to soften the hard edges
of the hardwood bench,
the crisp night air,
the reflecting, echoing walls,
Life.

And I discover
with the Love
of a Mother,
nothing else
in Life
truly matters.

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Marie Anderson

And her precious Life
echoes back:

“If I never
would have lived,
I could not
die.
Death
is proof of
Life.
And Life,
my Son,
is proof of Love.”

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       Death is proof of Life.

“When I am down
and, oh my soul, so weary;

When troubles come
and my Heart burdened be;

Then, I am still
and wait here in the silence,

Until you come
and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up,
so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up,
to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong,
when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up
To more than I can be.”
Brendan Graham

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        What is the meaning?

My Dear Friends,

Life is bittersweet
and can be filled
with despair.

Upon a razor’s edge
are we cast
onto the stage
of a Magnificent Day,
that can quickly become
a long night
to stay.

As our minds reflect
upon Human misery,
the mirror of our awareness
shows the World can be
a terrible place.
The History
of the Human race
depicts something far less
than Humanity.

And the fear of death,
not knowing where we go,
or what takes place
after we tell
the brief story of our Life,
can become worse
than death itself.

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                  Be at Peace.

What is the meaning
of the songs our Lives sing,
the sad and Joyous lyrics
that surround and abound?
Did anyone hear them?
Where did they go?
Into the vast Void,
the unknown and empty space
all around
us?

We become very reflective
of life wandering,
wondering.

Then,
by the Grace of God,
one day we discover
that what lies within
becomes the only
journey we ever
really make.

Beyond,
is far beyond
what we can ever
contemplate.

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            What is Existence?

My Friends,
Nothingness
simply cannot exist!

This metaphysical concept
about the structure and nature of Reality,
points to a fundamental question:

What is Existence?

Greek philosophers long ago addressed this question.
They observed that nothingness (non-existence)
is self-contradictory.
There must be something in reality
that necessarily exists.
Everything in existence cannot just be
or cease to be.
There was never a time in the past
in which there was nothing in existence at all.
Something cannot come from nothing.
There must be something that always existed.

“And the LORD God
formed man
of the dust of the ground.”
– Genesis 2:7

This fundamental Philosophical question
continues to be explored
and is known as Ontology
(the study of Reality or Being).

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         All of Nature is good.

God
perfectly answers
this ontological prerogative.
He provides the Source of Being
necessary to existence.

The Laws of Thermodynamics
are simple and straight forward:
matter cannot be created or destroyed
There is a necessary structure
to the Universe.
Some aspect of it
is necessary to existence
itself.

Augustine explained
the Idea of God,
of Being.
The result is a Powerful
and truly Beautiful Conception of Reality.
Understanding his treatise,
alternatively titled,
“Faith, Hope, and Love”,
can provide insight and comfort
for our overly burdened, doubtful
and weary minds.

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Something cannot come from nothing.

“All of nature, therefore, is good,
since the Creator of all nature
is Supremely Good.
But nature
is not supremely and immutably good

as is the Creator of it.
Thus the good in created things
can be diminished and augmented.”
– from the Enchiridion by Augustine

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LIKE A COLOSSUS BESTRIDING TWO WORLDS,
Augustine stands as the last Patristic

and the first medieval Father of Western Christianity.
He gathered together and conserved all the

main motifs of Latin Christianity
from Tertullian to Ambrose;
he appropriated the heritage of

Nicene orthodoxy;
he was a Chalcedonian before Chalcedon
– and he drew all this into an

unsystematic synthesis
which is still our best mirror
of the Heart and mind of the Christian
community in the Roman Empire.

His essentially conservative genius
recast the Patristic tradition
into the new pattern by which European Christianity
would be largely shaped and who,

wrought out the first comprehensive
“Philosophy of History.”

– ALBERT C. OUTLER
Professor of Theology
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University

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We become very reflective.

 There is no such thing as
nothingness.
Everything is something.
Nothing is nothing.
Man lives more by affirmation
than by bread.
Victor Hugo
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One day,
we discover
in a singular precious moment,
meaning.
We find the essence
of our Being
in the reflection
of someone’s eyes,
all the Love
we have known,
all the caring
we have shown,
all our Hopes,
all our Dreams.

We see the whole Universe
in a teardrop
of Joy,
from one who Loves us,
more than Life,
more than the moment.

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The essence of our Being.

When it all goes wrong,
our lives
seek shelter.
And within the Loving Heart
of another,
the storms that rage
all around
cannot be heard,
can never even be felt,
beyond the Loving arms
of someone’s embrace.

“When blackness was a virtue, bobdylan-b
the road was full of mud.

I came in from the wilderness
a creature void of form

“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you
shelter from the storm.”

– Bob Dylan

C.S. Lewis left his childhood Christian faith
to spend years as a determined atheist.
After finally admitting God existed,
Lewis gave in and knelt in prayer
to become what he described later as
“the most dejected and reluctant convert
in all England.”

Lewis’s long journey away from, and back to,
Faith
began with his mother’s death from cancer
when he was a boy.
Disillusioned that God had not healed his mother,
Lewis set out on a path toward
full-bodied rationalism and atheism.

The road back to Faith
was cluttered with obstacles
Lewis once thought impossible to overcome.
His conversion to a robust Christianity
required years of intellectual struggle
and came only after being convinced
that faith was reasonable.

The journey of C.S. Lewis,
perhaps the greatest defender of the faith
of the twentieth century,
provides valuable lessons for Christians today
in sharing the Gospel
with an unbelieving generation.

Lewis spoke and wrote often of
Joy,”
a deep longing of the human heart
this world cannot satisfy,
and presented it as
evidence for God.

“Joy”
was a recurring experience for Lewis
as a child and adolescent
and came to him through
nature,
literature
and music.

C. S. Lewis made a case for God
by arguing that every natural, innate desire
corresponds to some real object
that can fulfill that desire.
Since humans desire something
this world cannot satisfy,
something exists outside this earthly world
that can satisfy –
God.

Lewis addressed this basic human desire
allegorically in The Pilgrim’s Regress,
autobiographically in Surprised by Joy,
reasonably in Mere Christianity,
and in sermon in The Weight of Glory.

“If I find in myself a desire
which no experience in this world can satisfy,
the most probable explanation
is that I was made for another world.
(Mere Christianity, 120)

“Christians must present the Faith
as fulfilling our deepest desires.
We too often present Christianity
as merely a Philosophical system,
or the conclusion to a string of inferences
made based upon Scripture,
but the Salvation promised us in Scripture
applies to the whole person.”
– C. S. Lewis
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My Dear Friends,
I cannot recommend anyone
more highly
than C. S. Lewis
to provide shelter
from the raging storms of doubt.
Please click here to
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              C. S. Lewis

In the inner Core
of our Souls,
we find Faith.

You cannot doubt
you exist,
because you exist
to doubt.

Do not doubt
that God Loves you.
He Loves you
enough to liberate your mind
to doubt.
He Loves you enough
to let your precious Heart
show you the way
to His Heart.

Be at Peace
My Friend.
God is more real
than you are.

And so is
His Love.

Goodnight.

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Do not doubt that God Loves you.

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CANCER CAUSING EFFECTS OF MICROWAVE COOKING
from Curezone.org
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Creation of a “binding effect” to radioactivity in the atmosphere, causes a marked increase in the amount of alpha and beta particle saturation in foods;

Creation of cancer causing agents within protein hydrolysate compounds* in milk and cereal grains [*these are natural proteins that are split into unnatural fragments by the addition of water];

Alteration of elemental food-substances, causing disorders in the digestive system by unstable catabolism* of foods subjected to microwaves [*the metabolic breakdown process];

Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions were observed within the lymphatic systems [absorbent vessels], causing a degeneration of the immune potentials of the body to protect against certain forms of neoplastics [abnormal growths of tissue];

Ingestion of microwaved foods caused a higher percentage of cancerous cells within the blood serum [cytomas – cell tumors such as sarcoma];

Microwave emissions caused alteration in the catabolic [metabolic breakdown] behavior of glucoside [hydrolyzed dextrose] and galactoside [oxidized alcohol] elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this manner;

Microwave emission caused alteration of the catabolic [metabolic breakdown] behavior of plant alkaloids [organic nitrogen based elements] when raw, cooked, or frozen vegetables were exposed for even extremely short durations;

Cancer causing free radicals [highly reactive incomplete molecules] were formed within certain trace mineral molecular formations in plant substances, and in particular, raw root-vegetables; and,

In a statistically high percentage of persons, microwaved foods caused stomach and intestinal cancerous growths, as well as a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues, with a gradual breakdown of the function of the digestive and excretive systems.

Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the nutritive value of all foods researched. The following are the most important findings:

1. A decrease in the bioavailability [capability of the body to utilize the nutriment] of B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, essential minerals and lipotropics in all foods;

2. A loss of 60-90% of the vital energy field content of all tested foods;

3. A reduction in the metabolic behavior and integration process capability of alkaloids [organic nitrogen based elements], glucosides and galactosides, and nitrilosides;

4. A destruction of the nutritive value of nucleoproteins in meats;

5. A marked acceleration of structural disintegration in all foods.

                 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE

Exposure to microwave emissions also had an unpredictably negative effect upon the general biological welfare of humans. This was not discovered until the Russians experimented with highly sophisticated equipment and discovered that a human did not even need to ingest the material substance of the microwaved food substances: that even exposure to the energy-field itself was sufficient to cause such adverse side effects that the use of any such microwave apparatus was forbidden in 1976 by Soviet state law.

The following are the enumerated effects:

1. A breakdown of the human “life-energy field” in those who were exposed to microwave ovens while in operation, with side-effects to the human energy field of increasingly longer duration;

2. A degeneration of the cellular voltage parallels during the process of using the apparatus, especially in the blood and lymphatic areas;

3. A degeneration and destabilization of the external energy activated potentials of food utilization within the processes of human metabolism;

4. A degeneration and destabilization of internal cellular membrane potentials while transferring catabolic [metabolic breakdown] processes into the blood serum from the digestive process;

5. Degeneration and circuit breakdowns of electrical nerve impulses within the junction potentials of the cerebrum [the front portion of the brain where thought and higher functions reside];

6. A degeneration and breakdown of nerve electrical circuits and loss of energy field symmetry in the neuroplexuses [nerve centers] both in the front and the rear of the central and autonomic nervous systems;

7. Loss of balance and circuiting of the bioelectric strengths within the ascending reticular activating system [the system which controls the function of consciousness];

8. A long term cumulative loss of vital energies within humans, animals and plants that were located within a 500-meter radius of the operational equipment;

9. Long lasting residual effects of magnetic “deposits” were located throughout the nervous system and lymphatic system;

10. A destabilization and interruption in the production of hormones and maintenance of hormonal balance in males and females;

11. Markedly higher levels of brainwave disturbance in the alpha, theta, and delta wave signal patterns of persons exposed to microwave emission fields, and;

12. Because of this brainwave disturbance, negative psychological effects were noted, including loss of memory, loss of ability to concentrate, suppressed emotional threshold, deceleration of intellective processes, and interruptive sleep episodes in a statistically higher percentage of individuals subjected to continual range emissive field effects of microwave apparatus, either in cooking apparatus or in transmission stations.

                            Forensic Research Conclusions

From the above enumerated indications, the use of microwave apparatus is definitely not advisable; and, with the decision of the Soviet government in 1976, present scientific opinion in many countries concerning the use of such apparatus is clearly in evidence.

Due to the problem of random magnetic residulation and binding within the biological systems of the body, which can ultimately effect the neurological systems, primarily the brain and neuroplexuses (nerve centers), long term depolarization of tissue neuroelectric circuits can result. Because these effects can cause virtually irreversible damage to the neuroelectrical integrity of the various components of the nervous system (I. R. Luria, Novosibirsk 1975a), ingestion of microwaved foods is clearly contraindicated in all respects. Their magnetic residual effect can render the pyschoneural receptor components of the brain more subject to influence psychologically by artificially induced microwave radio frequency fields from transmission stations and TV relay-networks.

The theoretical possibility of psycho telemetric influence (the capability of affecting human behavior by transmitted radio signals at controlled frequencies) has been suggested by Soviet neuropsychological investigations at Uralyera and Novosibirsk (Luria and Perov, 1974a, 1975c, 1976a), which can cause involuntary subliminal psychological energy field compliance to operative microwave apparatus.

FORENSIC RESEARCH DOCUMENT
Prepared By: William P. Kopp
A. R. E. C. Research Operations

                   Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term – permanent – brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].

2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.

3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.

4). The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.

5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.

6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.

7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.

8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.

9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.

10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

The use of artificial microwave transmissions for subliminal psychological control, a.k.a. “brainwashing”, has also been proven. We’re attempting to obtain copies of the 1970’s Russian research documents and results written by Drs. Luria and Perov specifying their clinical experiments in this area.

Written by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell

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The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking

Recent research shows that microwave oven-cooked food suffers severe molecular damage. When eaten, it causes abnormal changes in human blood and immune systems.
Not surprisingly, the public has been denied details on these significant health dangers.


MICROWAVE Radiation Leakage

What is it?

Microwave radiation is odorless and invisible and therefore hard to detect.

Microwave oven radiation is present whenever a microwave oven is turned on.

The microwave energy causes the water molecules in the food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat which, in turn, cooks the food. It can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health. Once you turn off the oven, the microwaves disappear but until then, you may be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of radiation leakage.

Do Microwaves Leak?

A survey conducted among the Professional Service Associates, a group of microwave repair servicemen, indicated that over 56% of microwave ovens two years or older leaked levels of radiation 10% higher than the safety standards set by the FDA. More often than not, a simple adjustment was all that was needed to stop the leakage.

What Causes Microwave Ovens To Leak?

Slamming the oven door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges.