The Light You Shine / Creating a Sleeping Sanctuary / Atex Trash Service / Friday: Fort Worth Zoo

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You are proof that God exists.

The light and the dark
of our brief time on Earth,
reflect the nature of existence.
One we cannot have,
or even recognize,
without the other.

Wisdom
emanates from knowing
the Blessings of both
find us
within their embrace.

Opposites
are unified by truly
recognizing the Gifts
contained in both.
We come to appreciate
the protection and comfort
of darkness,
the safety and security
of Life –
starting in the womb,
continuing with the Peace
of restful sleep,
and ending
in the Warm Embrace
of God,
as we pass
through the darkness
and enter
into the Eternal Light
of His Love.

My Dear Friends,
our Blessings on Earth
are seldom recognized,
often never viewed.

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When others
find themselves surrounded
by darkness,
know in your Heart,
you are the message of God,
YOU
are His Light.

“God is Light,
and it is His plan
that believers shine forth
His Light.”
– 1 John 1:5

Your Life
has purpose,
a much deeper meaning
than can prevail
in the understanding
of a mortal
Human being.

For the Light
of God’s Love
comes through
YOU.

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The Light also falls upon YOU.

We have nothing to fear,
if only we will look
into the precious lives
of each other
and discover the Sacred Light
they contain.
The Light born of
Eternal Love.

My Friends,
we
are gifted
of each other.

Every hardship,
every day in darkness,
every loss of courage and hope,
every movement
to the depths of despair,
can be a Blessing
for YOU
to become aware,
to become a friend,
to give what you can,
to share.

taylor-b“When you’re down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing,
nothing is going right,

Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door.”
James Taylor

Sometimes,
in the absence
of Love,
we know Love
best.
We come to see
what should be,
but does not
exist.

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               YOU are His Light.

“Everything I have is yours.
I would gladly give the sun to you,
If the sun were only mine.
I would gladly give the Earth to you,
And the stars that shine.”
Harold Adamson & Burton Lane

YOU
are the greatest Blessing
that God can give
in the precious Life
of someone in need.
You
are proof
that God
exists.

Let the Love of God
flow through you.
Then
YOU will feel
His Love.
You will come to know
that you
are His Child.

The Light
you shine upon others,
also falls
upon YOU.

“Give,
and it shall be given unto YOU;
good measure, pressed down, and shaken together,
and running over,
shall men give into YOUR bosom.
For with the same measure
that ye mete withal
it shall be measured
to YOU

again.”
Luke 6:38 

Darkness
will reign
no more
in the Life of
another.
And your Life
will shine
forever more.

And Love –
Love will become
YOU.

Goodnight.

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5 easy Steps to Creating a Sleeping Sanctuary:
from our friends at:
The International Institute for Building-Biology and Ecology

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In the typical sleeping area, electrical exposure from external sources (live electrical wiring in ceilings, walls and floors) is thousands of times stronger than the body’s own electrical system. Long-term exposure to these high level electric fields can impair the body’s ability to communicate within itself and impact health. The average person spends approximately 1/3 of their life sleeping. Doesn’t it make sense to reduce exposure to electric fields in our sleeping areas?

Some people develop symptoms when they experience long-term exposure, especially at night, to elevated levels of electricity, such as: headaches, hyperactivity, nightmares, depression, fatigue, eyestrain, and muscle cramps.

Use battery-powered clocks near the bed: Research has shown exposure to high magnetic fields while sleeping can cause severe long-term illness.  Many electric clocks produce high magnetic fields.

Turn off bedroom-affecting circuits: A restful sleep is necessary for health and a strong immune system.  Electric fields affect you bio-communications, keeping you from sleeping soundly.

Eliminate, minimize, or shield from RF: Radio frequency (RF) signals from portable phones, cell phones, and wireless devices have been shown to interfere with the body’s immune system. (Friends, let’s keep these devices in a place other than the bedroom. Try placing them in a room you simply are not in for any appreciable amount of time.)

Use beds without metal: Metal frames and metal box springs can amplify and distort the earth’s natural magnetic field, which can lead to a non-restful sleep. Use natural materials.

Make sure there are no elevated magnetic fields: Magnetic fields from appliances and building wiring can penetrate walls into a bedroom and disrupt the body’s communication system.

For a more thorough understanding of issues and practices related to creating sleeping sanctuaries in your home, you are encouraged to view their free videos: Nursery Air Quality and Your Baby’s Nursery by clicking here.

The information and solutions contained therein apply crucially to newborns and children, whose skulls are thinner and immune systems are not yet fully developed, as well as to adults.

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Your Life will shine forever more.

Please allow me to highly recommend:
Atex Trash Service

This WONDERFUL Family Owned and Operated community service has an outstanding reputation. They truly take care of the community that we live in. They are locally owned and offer very dependable service. I can personally attest to that. There is no contract, no hidden fees (you know, for a dumpster, etc.) Nobody works harder for their customers and for our Community! I cannot recommend anyone more highly than this hard working, beautiful family. I am truly proud to call them my friends and neighbors. And so will you!

Thank you
Tim Green and family for all you do.
You are sincerely appreciated.

Atex Trash Service can be reached at 817-344-8464.
Please give them a call.

Let’s support our family owned, family operated businesses.
THEY
MADE AMERICA GREAT!

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You Can See Forever / Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit

Every thoughtful parent begins life with their newborn child by looking inward, by examining the life they have lived. They want for their son or daughter the things in life that were denied them.

But only by taking time to thoughtfully examine our own attitude toward the real purpose of one’s being, by questioning the reason we are alive and why we exist, can we know what to do for those we love more than life.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

There are those who think it is not possible to understand our life on this earth. They assume that this existence is, perhaps, unreal. They just exist. They barely survive, and day by day. But this level of awareness is deceptive and illusory and dangerous.

It leads us to believe that life is something to just endure and that death is inevitable – that we are all doomed – that we are controlled by outside forces we do not understand and can never really know – that we have no free will. These forces we attract based on unconscious programming, attracted due to what one fears, not our conscious thoughts.

But I do not accept this blindness. For I can no longer fail to believe in the one thing that gives us sight – and that is the transcendent power of Love.

Alden found many items of interest.

Alden found many items of interest.

Somerset Maugham said, “Great truths are too important to be new.” And one cherished truth that has been revealed over many years is this: the real purpose of love is to escape death, to perpetuate life. Through the love of one man and one woman, life goes on. For love and life are entwined and beautifully blended together in a Sacred Act of creation, with a beauty far beyond what we can ever comprehend. Love and life are the same. They are one and the same. And knowing this can bring a kind of peace to your heart, that makes life on this earth worth living.

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

My friends, you can become nothing without love.

But please remember, you too are a child – a Child of God. And His Love is always within you. You know, there is no substitute for love. And the love that resides within your heart is as infinite as the love God feels for you.

If you look deeply into your own heart, you will discover an infinite capacity for compassion and for love for everyone and every living thing. Look long enough, and clearly enough, and you can see forever.

Ian poses with History.

Ian poses with History.

The insightful philosophy of existentialism, which stipulates that since we are all ultimately alone, isolated islands of subjectivity in an objective world, we have absolute freedom over our internal nature – that individual human beings have full responsibility for creating the meanings of their own lives. It postulates that our existence precedes our essence – that the miracle of our being, “outshines every star”. A good example of existentialism in “The Book Thief” is when the story starts with Liesel’s journey to her new foster parents, who live in a suburb of Munich, just around the corner from the Dachau concentration camp. I recommend you view the movie – and take your children with you. Our students truly enjoyed it. The tragic ending reveals another great truth – that hatred will destroy the most beautiful Gift that God will ever bestow.

My friends, you are more beautiful, more miraculous and much more than you shall ever fully realize. Our minds simply cannot comprehend the Divinity that sparked us into being. We can never fully know the depth of Pure Love that formed us into the Transcendent Spiritual Miracles that are you and I. But we can pray for the wisdom to cherish all that we have been given, all that we are, and share our bountiful Blessings of Love with others.

The lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner and music of Burton Lane may help us to clarify the paradoxes that life and love expose. The magic of this musical moment has proven to be a salvation for many seekers of wisdom. My prayer is that it opens up your mind to the hidden country of your heart. click here for song.

“On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are.
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star.
You’ll feel part of
Every mountain, sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A world you’ve never heard before.
And on a clear day
On a clear day
You can see forever
And ever
And ever
And ever more.”

Hi. I'm Rosie Junior or "R.J."

Hi. I’m Rosie Junior or “R.J.”

On Friday, March 7, 2014 we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Botanic Garden & Conservatory, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard – located in the Garden Center Building, (Telephone: 817-871-7686) for the BUTTERFLIES  IN  THE GARDEN  EXHIBIT click here for more

Kylee gives "RJ" his first ride!

Kylee gives “RJ” his first ride!

scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be at a nearby eatery at approximately 12:00 p.m. Following lunch, at 1:00 p.m. we will have a self-guided tour (you know, wander aimlessly) on the Nature Trail in the Rose Garden. Dress for the weather.

The Butterflies Exhibit is hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Garden Club, Fort Worth Botanical Society and Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

FINANCIAL: Ticket Prices
Adults 13 – 64 = $10.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $12.00
Seniors 65+ = $8.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $10.00
Children 3 -12 = $6.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $8.00
Please pay Dr. A. (He prepaid this fee)

Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Parents/Guardians/Friends, etc. are encouraged to join us for the tours and/or lunch.

Pick-up will be at the entrance to the Rose Garden at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late for pickup, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Call if you will be late.

STUDENTS are NOT to leave the Conservatory, Restaurant or Rose Garden at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge & approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Questions : 817-448-8484.
EMERGENCY NUMBER:  682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays
Mar. 21 Texas Indian Market and Showcase (Arlington)
April 4   Kimbell Art Museum – Japanese Samurai Armor Exhibit
April 18 & 21 (Friday & Monday) Easter Holidays
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Mon. & Tues.) Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater)

“All that is not eternal
is eternally out of date.”

–  C. S. Lewis

UPDATE  ON  SUGAR

People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance. The recommended sugar intake will be below 5% of total caloric intake. The suggested limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates. click here for more

Campaigners say it is a “tragedy” that the W.H.O. has taken 10 years to think about changing its advice. The recommendation that sugar should account for no more than 10% of the calories in the diet, was passed in 2002. It works out at about 50g a day for an adult of normal weight, said the WHO. Now the recommendation is 25g per day.

Click here to see how soft drinks impact your health.