So Far Away, It Lies Within / Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy / Friday: Japanese Garden

“Beauty does not exist
Without love.”
– The Song of Solomon

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           A pathway having no end.

Can we shallow
The swift current
Of what we cannot comprehend,
Of life’s tribulations?

We test each other’s
Endurance and Faith,
Laid at the feet
Of our unwillingness
To Love one another.

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       God will send His Love to you.

On the threshing floor
Of our self-abased Lives,
Being so unwilling
To share,
To care,
We come to believe
In the burden of sacrifice,
So many
Are not be able
To bear.

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

We discover
Through our Prayer,
In moments so very rare,
That Life and Love
Abide in lonely times,
Never knowing
They are the same.

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                   Go to a far off land within.

In the absence
Of mind,
We hasten our decline,
As our tears descend
And the river of life
Subsides.

But God
Sends His Love
To you.

In the arms of another
We find His Angel.
He gives us
To each other,
To show us
The way,
To let us know
The endlessness of Love
We feel
May be all
That is real.

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The endlessness of Love we feel, may be all that is real.

We touch this Earth
Indelicately,
With such brevity
That we never know
Just how much Love
Is never felt,
Never known,
And was there
To take.

In all that time
We never came to see
Love was beside us,
Inside of us,
Longing
To be.

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The pathway to Heaven lies through the Heart of another.

Such is the tragedy
Of Life,
Of Love,
That we did not Know.

“The eyes
are the gateway
to the soul.”
– Herman Melville

My dear friends,
Go somewhere,
Somewhere you may have
Never been.

The pathway to Heaven
Lies through the Heart
Of another,
The Love of a friend,
Down a pathway
Having no end,
Through a door
Of discovery,
In a world outside
Of where you have been,
So far away,
It lies within.

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In a world outside of where you have been.

“To see clearly
is poetry, prophecy, and religion
all in one.”
– John Ruskin

Go to that
Far off land
Within.
Spend your time
Listening,
To the sound
Of your own Heart beating,
On the other side
Of where you are.

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                  We touch this Earth.

When Hearts
Take flight,
Darkness
No longer descends.
Every night
Harbors a harvest moon,
Every day
Moves through us
Too soon.

We pass by
One another
Never knowing,
Never hearing
The rolling thunder,
The Voice ever after,
We should not
Forsake.

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           My friends, go somewhere you may have never been.

I pray
Four strong winds
Will carry you
To Heaven,
To the Heart
Of another
Whispering your name.

“The beauty of God
transfigures the one
who contemplates it
and transforms him
into this very same beauty.”
(2 Cor 3:18)

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We never know just how much Love is never felt.

                       How To Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy
                                          by

Teaching a child healthy techniques will help him carry these techniques with him into adulthood, thereby cancelling any future health issues once he or she has left your care. Children who make heart healthy choices will decrease their chances of developing heart disease later in life.

Be very cautious about what is going down his food pipe. Stop spoiling his eating habits.

Include fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and fiber has been shown to provide you with nutrients that can protect your child against future heart disease. Make sure your child eats at least five, 1/2 cup servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding sugar, dips or high fat spreads to your child’s fruits and vegetables.

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Beauty does not exist without love.

Set aside time in your child’s day for her to get exercise. Make sure the exercise is fun and enjoyable to her. Regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy heart. Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Let them Jump Kick and Run…In fact you can join them too! Participate in physical activity with your child. Watch your child’s sporting events. Take walks as a family after dinner. Go on family bike rides during the weekend.

Avoid letting your child use the Internet, watch television or play video games for more than two hours a day. Help your child pick what they want to watch or play each day. Make them turn off the media after the two-hour time period.

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to the development of heart disease later in the child’s life because the bacteria on your child’s teeth and gums can get into the bloodstream and negatively affect the arteries.

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He gives us to each other to show us the way.

Make sure your child brushes her teeth in the morning and before going to bed. Help your child to floss on a daily basis. Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Limit your child’s salt intake. Consuming too much salt can put the child at risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, reports HelpGuide.org. Use spices instead of salt to add flavor to foods. Avoid giving your children processed, canned or frozen foods because these tend to have high salt contents.

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Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Remove foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats from your child’s diet. Both these fats cause the bad cholesterol called LDL to increase. Foods that tend to be high in trans and saturated fats include chips, whole milk dairy products, red meat, solid fats and packaged foods. Replace the unhealthy fats with unsaturated fats that come from foods such as olive oil, beans, fish, nuts and avocados.

Limit your child’s portions to help him avoid overeating. Do not make your child eat everything on his plate if he says he is full.

Smoking doesn’t just happen. Its peer pressure, advertisements, machismo, adult role models. Set an example yourself by avoiding cigarettes. Talk about it to your children when they’re at the age that they can comprehend and perhaps subconsciously ingrain the idea that cigarettes are a no-no for their heart and lungs.

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Every day moves through us too soon.

On FRIDAY November 6, 2015
we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the JAPANESE GARDEN, located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (Tele: 817-392-5510).

Please gather at the main entrance of the Japanese Garden. Our SELF- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Be on time – if our tour has started – just catch up with us. Do not drop off children without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.

We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour & visit the TREASURE TREE GIFT SHOP (Tele: 817-871-7668). Following the tour, we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café, 1616 South University Drive, Fort Worth (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we will tour the Rose Garden.

* WE WILL NEED DRIVERS. Please let Dr. A know if you can assist.

Pick-up is at the ROSE GARDEN at 2:30 p.m.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS /NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS / VISITORS and THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or a passerby or a frog or a tree. Teaching for many years is a highly probable causative factor!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including
the need to secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5.00 / Children (12 yrs. & under) $4.00 Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate.

GIFT SHOP: There is a fabulous, “Treasure Tree” gift shop.

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In all that time we never came to see Love was beside us.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch at the restaurant.
NOTE: We must follow the Garden Visitor Etiquette.

“I am a part
of all that I have seen. “
–   Alfred Lord Tennyson  

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 23 – 27 (Mon.-Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“We were given two hands to hold,
two legs to walk, two eyes to see,
two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other
was given to someone else,
for us to find.”

– Unknown

 A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children & our precious pets (especially Rabbits)
are nurtured and appreciated.

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Love was inside of us, longing to be.

God’s Wilderness of Wonders / Think For Themselves / Lower Bad Cholesterol / Friday: Fossil Mania in Glen Rose

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Every breath we draw
Is part of
A very beautiful song.
Every beat of our hearts,
Overture to the ebb and flow
Of life’s joyful pulsations,
Like God’s Rhythmic Heart,
Like the tides
Come in and go,
Eternal Vibrations
Beating in time
With all of God’s Creations.

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              With Beams sunlit and bold.

And throughout our brief lives,
In all the Universe untold,
Like the precious Morning Glory,
Our beauty within unfolds.

Such is break
Of dawn,
Each beautiful day
Enveloped in Love.
Never does it truly end,
For death comes not
To those living in the Light
Born of Infinite Love.

In such Life
He bids not adieu,
For God is Alive,
And so,
My beautiful friends,
Are you.

Hallelujah.

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       God’s Wilderness of Wonders

God’s voice
May appear at rest,
Smothered by the dust
Of countless moments untold,
While we wander
Through restless canyons
Of a weary mind.

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Each beautiful day enveloped in Love.

And in all this time
We are free to explore
God’s Wilderness of Wonders,
As He paints Portraits
Of His Love:
Brilliant brushstrokes,
Sunlit and bold
And blossoms so glorious
Our breath is held
To behold.

Radiant and transfigured we,
With beauty far beyond
What we have ever
Been told.

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    Somewhere we have never been.

Sometimes we are tired
And ready to dream.
But shadows fade
And dreams,
It is said,
Arise and bid farewell,
As if never placed in bed.

It is then
Our restless thoughts caress
The Loved and admired,
Toward which
Our eyes were turned
And yet,
We did not see.

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Like the precious Morning Glory, our beauty within unfolds.

“I cry aloud to God, aloud to God,
and he will hear me.
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in the night my hand
is stretched out without wearying.”
– Psalm 77:1-20

Yes,
The night has other eyes
With which to see.
Unafraid,
Hearts reveal to Minds
Through Prayer,
And our dreams,
Lessons of Divinity.

Every child
In need of Love,
Is always by your side,
Inhales your last breath,
Sings your song
Over and over again.

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Brilliant brushstrokes, sunlit and bold

And like
Our Father in Heavens Above,
We cannot walk away,
Forsake
The moment,
Their destiny,
This day.

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The lonesome landscape of where we have been.

Strong winds blow
Across the lonesome landscape
Of where we have been,
Past all the hope and desire,
Skipping over our dreams to
Somewhere we have never been.

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The night has other eyes with which to see.

In some of this time,
We held
Our Children of God
In aching arms,
Looking through them,
As though they were not
Here.

My friends,
The mind human
Can escape the gravity
Of the Heart,
And never know.

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Unafraid, hearts reveal to minds.

And Love,
It traverses not
A landscape barren
Of belief
In each other.
The strongest wind
Blows lonely,
Until the sea
Runs dry.

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Blossoms so glorious our breath is held to behold.

But in all things
Of the Heart,
Salvation is a Prayer,
Hope always abides.
Your belief in the Lord,
Tells God
You are here.
God knows your Heart,
My friend.
He knows the way back.
He wants to take you
Home.

No greater Love
Could there be
Than the Love of God
For you
And for me.
The Love
He invites
Into your thoughts,
Your Prayers
And the Revelations
Of your dreams.

Sleep well
My friends,
He is here
And He is there.
And He
Will always be
In Love with you,
In Love with me.

Goodnight.

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Looking through them, as though they were not here.

 Ways To Help Students
Think For Themselves

by Terry Heick

1. Allow them to read with choice – without guidelines or external pressure
2. Let them play with dynamic learning tools – no goals or prompting or rules (other than basic common sense, safety, etc.)
3. Let them see the parts of the whole, and the whole of the parts
4. Help them realize the interdependence between what they learn and themselves
5. Help them to serve others
6. Guide them to write about something complex, personal, emotional, meaningful, or seemingly trite
7. Teach them to meditate (seeing without thinking, thinking about thinking)
8. Allow them to navigate “unfiltered” sources of information
9. Encourage them to begin to separate basic epistemology – the differences between information, knowledge, and wisdom
10. Encourage them to believe they can,
11. Teach them to make mistakes (The GREATEST teacher ever!)
12. Help them explore something they see as mysterious
13. Teach them to try to find the common ground between seemingly disparate positions
14. Encourage them to think critically about the what others perceive as mundane
15. Make sure they think frequently about complex ideas
16. Help them to realize everything is infinitely complex when you see information as a matter of perspective (this causes an endless chain of other realizations if they’re willing to consider it long enough)
17. Encourage them to be bored. Great sparks of creativity have been ignited by having absolutely nothing to do. It emanates from the mind being at rest. And when it is rested, it naturally desires to no longer be at rest. It craves stimulation. The sun in your eyes will rise again!
18. Allow their mind to wander. Too much linear thinking squelches creativity.
19. Ask them what they stand for, and why.
20. Leave them alone (They need TIME to incubate thoughts)
21. Help them to honor the limits of human knowledge
21. Make sure they have meaningful choices
22. Make sure they are given the support to self-direct their own learning
23. Encourage them to make things
24. Help them to see the value of their own performance
25. Give them personalized direct instruction
26. Allow them to hear a well-written lecture. There are wonderful lectures available on line from great Universities such as Harvard. Check them out.
27. Help guide them to think about their own thinking
28. Encourage their passions to lead them into spaces where learning can occur on its own. Place is a great teacher.
29. Help them honor uncertainty
30. Encourage them to ask their own questions – and then ask better questions
31. Encourage opportunities for inquiry to meet a motivated mind (a few do exist!)
32. Guide them to dynamic spaces characterized by people, thought, and creativity (rather than intricate policies, rules, and standards)
33. Expose them to something worth doing. Ask them what is worth doing.
34. Help them to confront diversity and divergence
35. Encourage them to revisit their past mistakes, thinking patterns, and moments of genius
36. Guide them to seek self-awareness not content-awareness
37. Help them to not take anything too seriously
38. Encourage them trust themselves to fail (FAILURE is the greatest teacher of all, if you know how to benefit from it.)
39. Guide them in studying patterns
40. Let them explain the significance of an idea
41. Allow them to experience affectionate modeling. Nothing influences a young mind like meeting someone who really LOVES what he/she is doing.
42. Make sure they are mentored with love!
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                                          Go Nuts for Heart Health
from WebMD: tips for things you can do now to help lower your bad cholesterol levels.

A handful of nuts is a tasty treat that helps in lowering cholesterol. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol while leaving HDL “good” cholesterol intact. Several studies show that people who eat about an ounce of nuts a day are less likely to get heart disease. Nuts are high in fat and calories, so eat only a handful. And make sure they’re not covered in sugar or chocolate.

Unsaturated Fats Protect the Heart
We all need a little fat in our diet — about 25% to 35% of our daily calories. But the type of fat matters. Unsaturated fats — like those found in canola, olive, and safflower oils — help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and may help raise HDL “good” cholesterol. Saturated fats — like those found in butter and palm oil — and trans fats raise LDL cholesterol. Even good fats have calories, so eat in moderation.

More Beans, Fewer Potatoes
You need carbohydrates for energy, but some do your body more good than others. Beans, and whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat, have more fiber and raise sugar levels less. These help lower cholesterol and keep you feeling full longer. Other carbs, like those found in white bread, white potatoes, white rice, and pastries, boost blood sugar levels more quickly, leading you to feel hungry sooner, and may make you more likely to overeat.

Activity
Even 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week (or 20 minutes three times a week for vigorous exercise, such as jogging) can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. More exercise is even better. Being active also helps you reach and keep a healthy weight, cutting your chance of developing clogged arteries. You don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes straight. You can break it up into 10-minute sessions.

Walk
If you’re not used to exercising or don’t want to go to a gym, take a walk. It’s easy, healthy, and all you need is a good pair of shoes. Aerobic exercise (“cardio”) such as brisk walking lowers risk of stroke and heart disease, helps you lose weight, and keeps bones strong. If you’re just starting out, try a 10-minute walk and gradually build up from there.

You can exercise anywhere. Gardening, dancing, or walking your dog counts. Even housework can qualify as exercise, if it gets your heart rate up.

What to Do When Eating Out
If you’re eating healthy food at home to keep cholesterol in check, keep it up when you eat out. Restaurant food can be loaded with saturated fat, calories, and sodium. Even healthy choices may come in supersize portions. Use these tips to stay on track:

Choose broiled, baked, steamed, and grilled foods – not fried.
Get sauces on the side.
Practice portion control by asking for half your meal to be boxed up before it’s brought out. This is a GREAT idea. Try it. It works!

Check the Label
A close look at nutrition labels is key for a low-cholesterol, heart-healthy diet.

Check serving sizes. The nutrition info may look good, but does the package contain two servings instead of one? If it says “whole grain,” read the ingredients. Whole wheat or whole grain should be the first one.      read more

FOR  FRIDAY:
If the forecast is for RAIN all day, we will meet at school on Friday.

Our destination for FRIDAY, October 30, 2015 is: The SOMERVELL COUNTY EXPO CENTER HIGHWAY 67 in GLEN ROSE, TEXAS to enjoy Fossil Mania. Rumor has it that Mrs. A. found Dr. A. here, and deeply discounted.

We will depart from the school at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a self-guided tour and a LATE LUNCH in Granbury. We will return around 3:30 p.m. Please be patient if we are late.

PLEASE have breakfast today. We will have a very late lunch.

Fossil Mania is a highly motivating science project that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Friends, family and neighbors are invited join us.

FINANCIAL: No fee required.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch & snacks & fossils.

GIFT SHOP: Parents may want to provide jobs around the house to let child(ren) earn money to spend. They will want to purchase something slightly older than Dr. A.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. Tuck your shirt in & wear a belt, and you will be allowed to act normal and participate.

Please do not make references about Dr. Anderson being an old fossil during this trip. He is sensitive & not for sale, so please do not put price tags on him (especially if they are below 1 dollar). And thank you, Natalie, for the truth in advertising price tag in times gone by: “Priceless”.

Students are NOT to leave the Exposition Center or eatery at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

IMPORTANT DATES

Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference – No school
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are appreciated.

If the forecast is for RAIN all day, we will be at school on Friday.

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One and One Make You / Ages Before the Flood / Friday: At School for Back to the Future Movies

“Meaning arises when
you become part of
a greater unity.
The bigger the whole
the bigger the meaning.”
– Osho

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  The dark gives in to the Dawn.

Life
Is such that
We can die in this moment,
And be reborn
Again.

Love
Is the same,
And both
Shall remain.

Within the death
Of this day,
Lies the breathtaking
And beautiful birth
Of another.

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    One and one make you.

The dark
Gives in
To the Dawn,
As the dream awakens
To the song
Of so many friends
In magnificent flight,
In Love with Life,
The same Love
That created you.

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Friends in magnificent flight, in Love with Life, the same Love that created you.

Beautifully entwined are we,
Today
With Eternity.
What never was,
Is,
And ever will be.
Our brief cycle of Life
Offers much to observe,
To Love,
Preserve.

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Beautifully entwined are we, today with Eternity.

Joy and sorrow,
Tears and rain,
Falling to Earth
Rise again.
Such splendor in the grass,
The vines entwined
And not in vain.
Precious Gifts,
Our falling tears
And the falling rain,
Truly born again
In a Rose
By many other names.

The taste of bitter
Blossoms aware
What is sweet.
To know
You can cry
Liberates your laughter,
As you overcome
The pain of defeat.

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     Your Life is not about you.

You are
What abounds
All around you.
You are Consciousness
Complete.
The Human Spirit
Is not alone in us,
For God dwells within,
And we in the Far reaches
Of Forever.

Our destiny
Dictates many things,
But not our deliverance.
It resides within
Another
That makes us
Complete.

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You are Consciousness complete.

Your smiles are a bridge
To connect you
With someone looking back.
Between is something
Given birth
That did not exist before.
It evolves
Into friendship,
Fulfillment, understanding,
Love,
Knowledge of what
This existence
Is for.

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The Rose by many other names.

When your smile
Is flashed across
The horizon
Of one in need,
It can impact the surface
Of someone’s Soul
Like a giant meteor
Changes the Earth.
To never have
Sunlight on your face,
Casts dark,
Deadly and deepening
Shadows
Across the landscape
Of Life.

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Like a giant meteor changes the Earth.

When our Hearts
Are more than burdened be,
Those who have nothing
Are Nothing,
Without you.

My Dear Friends,
Your Heart is powerful.
In the pursuit of Happiness,
You are the Infinite sum
Of all possibilities.
You are everything
To someone.

You Life has meaning.

Agony and ecstasy
Can become one and the same
In believing that this Life
Is the end of all things.
But your Life is not about you.
The pinnacle of being
Is about us.
For one and one
Make you.

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We are one in Spirit, One in Life, One in Love.

A deeper meaning
Moves the Spirit Human
Past me,
Into we,
And we become
One,
As are we all,
And will always be.
More than we
As one
Cannot be.
For in Truth
There is Unity.

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You are what is all around you.

In each others eyes
We feel the Oneness,
The Divinity.
For Love Divine
Is not divisible,
And neither are we.
One and one
Make you,
And will always be.

We are one
In Spirit,
One in Life,
One in Love,
One held Eternally
In the Everlasting
And Loving Embrace
Of One
God.

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Love Divine is not divisible and neither are we.

The World: Before the Flood
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Think about the world before the flood.
Consider the fossilized remains
of thousand of creatures
which we do not see alive today:
the saber tooth tiger, the woolly mammoth or other mastodons and (although not fossilized) the fabled unicorn.
Or what about vegetation, the environment,
the people or the land?
Prepare to use your mind!

Ages of the Patriarchs
AgesWhat happened?

When studying the ages of the Patriarchs as listed in the Bible,
one wonders if these numbers are actual numbers.

But I believe, like millions of others,
that the Bible is the inspired word of God
and that while there may be occasional
problems in translation,
the Bible is correct.

The graph illustrates the length of life
for the first 23 Patriarchs as recorded in the Bible.
When you study the numbers,
you come to fascinating questions.

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                    Love created you.

The First Patriachs

Adam lived 930 years,
to see nine generations of offspring born from him.
This would make Lamech (the ninth generation)
Adam’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson.

Prior to the flood, Methuselah lived to be 969.
He may have been the oldest human being to ever have lived.
Did he die in the flood?

Take a look at this link which analyzes these biblical names:
Koinonia House.
Prior to the flood, the average age of these listed was
857.5 years.
The next 10 generations (Noah to Abraham)
after the flood
had an average age of 317.

Did the pre-flood world enable a longer life (Gen 6:7)?

Consider this quote from the King James Version:
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said,

“My spirit shall not always strive with man,
for that he also [is] flesh:
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

Today mankind lives an average of 75 years.

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A deeper meaning moves the Spirit Human

What happened?
Why?

Friday:
Due to expected inclement weather,
we will celebrate and discuss the predictions
forecast in the three movies: Back to the Future

We will meet at school to view all three movies.
(The school day will be regular hours)

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 30                                          FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday)     Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4                                     Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18                                         Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                            Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22                                          Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18                                      DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29                                         Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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The Human Spirit is not alone in us.

The Heart That Beats Within / Safflower Benefits / Trip: Modern Art Museum

“A little philosophy
inclineth a man’s mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy
bringeth men’s minds
about to religion”
.
– Lord Bacon

At window

Look out the window of this brief view of Life.

God gives us truly beautiful gifts.

This we know
With eyes to see,
And ears to hear,
And the mirror of our mind
To remember.

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Truly beautiful gifts

But it is the Heart
That can plainly tell
You are one
Of those gifts.

Our Hearts daily sing,
At times,
As quietly
As the dark is
Night.

But we little know,
Deep inside,
Just how rare and beautiful it is
For a person, of any age,
To acknowledge
In the time we have on this Earth
The dynamic and wonderful deeds
We do for others.

boy with birds

Gaze into the Infinite and beautiful sky.

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How rare and beautiful.

We never seem to do justice
To ourselves in recognizing
The thoughts and efforts
We have contributed to
Countless friends and family,
And those we have
Not met.

Justice
Is a fleeting thing,
And can appear meaningless
In the Grand View of All things.

But the Love of God,
As it flows through you
From our Father
In Heavens Above,
Sees you.
He feels you,
He knows
You,
He is you.

boy and sand

The Love of God flows through you.

The Heart
That beats within His child
Is His.
And throughout your precious Being
His dynamic presence flows
From an Everlasting Grace.

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Most go never being known.

Listen
To the song
Of your Heart.
Look out the window
Of this brief view of Life.
Gaze into the Infinite and Beautiful sky.
You will see many memories,
Moments that passed by,
Emotions more real
Than are you.

The Human Spirit
Is able to return
To the Love
From which it came.

TREE in hand

The story of your Life begins and ends with you.

The stories you share
Have a Life of their own.
Moments of great Love,
And greater Sacrifice,
Flow like a Sacred River
To an Infinite Sea
Of what we feebly know,
Of what has been,
Can ever be.

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The course we chart in Life carries more than we.

The course we chart in Life
Carries more than we.
It harbors our Dreams,
And Memories,
All the Love we came to be,
The Compassion we felt
For others,
And
So very much more
We shall never truly know,
Never see.

This is Life.

But the story of your Life
Begins and ends
With you.

Every page
Knows your name,
Each chapter begins
Anew.

river

Like a Sacred River to an Infinite Sea.

Everyone lives their own story.
Some create a legacy,
A story that will always be remembered.
Most
Go never being known,
Save by God,
Never being unknown.

God’s Love for you
Will never let you keep
The love you have for others
Forever inside.

sky

His dynamic presence flows from an Everlasting Grace.

Gently moving,
Your Love drifts
From Life
Into your Dreams,
That break upon the rocks
Of the Real World,
His World.

boy

Did He not leave the ninety and nine in search of one?

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So very much more we shall never know, never see.

God conveys His Dreams
To protect us,
To heal,
To change us
And save us
From ourselves,
To guide us
In the direction we take.
Should we humble ourselves
In Prayer,
Should we ask,
We shall receive.

One Blessed Night
We will, at last,
At long last,
Listen
To His Heart
As He speaks to ours.

You are a dream.
And when you dream,
A dream within
A dream.

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         We are that one.

God lives in Life by Faith.
If you have Faith
God will abide in His Word.
Without Faith
What have you
But yourself?

Dreams from the Lord
Can speak directly
To your Heart.

Exercise your Faith
In Prayer.
Your Faith
Is the Pathway
To connect your Heart
To the never ending,
Ever spinning
Windmills of your mind,
O Dreamer of Dreams.

earth

In the time we have on this Earth.

Ask God for the Grace
To Awaken your Heart
And become
His Dream.

We are Beloved
Beyond Belief,
Infinite
And Everlastingly.

Did He not leave
The ninety and nine
In search of one?

road

The Human Spirit is able to return to the Love from which it came.

We are that
One.
Believe in One
Who Believes
In you.

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God gives us truly beautiful gifts. You are one of those gifts.

Great Courage and Dignity
Reside within your Faith.
And so does
Salvation.

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Your Love drifts from Life into your Dreams.

My thanks to Kayla
sharing the following:

Safflower is in the “battle of the bulge”.
With millions of people praising this so called “miracle pill”
that you take as a supplement to lose weight,
it has been getting a lot of attention
since it was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

Surprisingly,
many people who struggle daily with their weight
have yet to hear about this powerful option.
Those that have heard of Safflower are confused
about what it is, how to use it,
and how to avoid falling for ineffective formulas.

lycaena_dispar_by_mantide

Great Courage and Dignity reside within your Faith.

According to Dr. Oz,
Safflower works in more than one way.
The first way is that it goes in and causes the body
to burn fat from within “like a furnace,”
literally melting the fat away.

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We are Beloved Beyond Belief.

The second feature, and the most important one,
is that after Safflower has burnt the fat,
you’re left with the sleek, lean muscle
that was buried underneath.

The third feature
is its ability to strengthen
not only the muscles,
but the bones as well.
read more
“This thing is lightning in a bottle;
it’s a miracle
flower to fight your fat”

Results of a 12-week clinical study are
published in the US National Library of Medicine
(National Institutes of Health).

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Without Faith, what have you but yourself?

Safflower contains no stimulants.
Safflower contains 10% Pure Safflower,
the active ingredient in CLA Safflower Oil.
Safflower has been found to burn belly fat
from within your body, boosting weight loss
by more than 33%.
Studies have shown that daily
Safflower intake can increase lean muscle
and bone density.

gabon__s_sphrodomantis_by_mantideOn Friday, Oct. 16, 2015,
we will meet at the
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH,
3200 Darnell Street (telephone 817-738-9215)
at 9:45 a.m.
Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early
or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

Our docent guided tour of “A New Republic” will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at 11:30 a.m. Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us.

Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the museum.

After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Exhibitions will include the permanent collection and “A New Republic”: Parents are advised that mature subject matter may be on exhibit including language, nudity, and sexual content.

The Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.

FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (I bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing.)

LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu & Observe POLICIES of the Museum (Yes, you must leave the art there!)

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS & WHO ARE YOU? are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose (This is where Mrs. A found Dr. A – deeply discounted!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school Thurs. & Fri.)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The “ladder to nowhere” proves that you too can be an artist! Your career may go nowhere, but neither does the ladder. So, stop staring at the ladder! (This has been our favorite exhibit.)

 

Island of Dreams / Movie: Dolphin Tail 2 and Bookstore

for
LeVonna,
who pours the gift of her life
into the Beautiful Vessels of God’s Creative Love
– Precious Children from Heaven Above.

And for
You.


It is so very hard to shape how you feel,
to build a pathway home,

With the paving stones of words.
– Wm. C. Anderson

Island of Dreams
                            – Wm. C. Anderson

From the impossibility of coming
From nothing, it seems
We have risen to a vision
Of unbelievably beautiful dreams.

Spun from the Fabric
Of God’s Eternal Love,
Filled with His Very Own Breath,
Shaped by Desire from Above.

The Tapestry of what is
So radiantly beautiful to see,
Is the Glory of God’s Love,
Woven into you and me.

Now we dwell in the Shadow
Of Everlasting Grace,
And feel the warmth of His Sun,
Like the Breath of Life upon your face.

But when we are through being born,
When this life surrenders us to Love,
One Light shall pierce the darkest night,
A Light from Heaven Above.

And no time will there be for silence.
Someone sings for you and for me,

Sounds of Pure Joy that resonate
In Songs of Love and cherished memory.

And when we drift so very, very far from shore,
And chisel stones to throw at memory,

By countless acts of loving and forgiving,
We skip them over the sparkling waters to be.

Deftly they touch the surface of the past,
Pulsating like the beat of a new born heart,
As God’s Love is Birth Infinity,
Ever here to begin again, again to start.

Guided by such Love given you and me,
We shall not lie afraid in the dark,
For we are held in the Warm Embrace of God,
And alive in each others heart.

God fills the midnight of the Soul,
And in the endlessness of time it seems,
We will, one day, meet again,
On His beautiful Island of Dreams.

Amen.

       LeVonna

      LeVonna

A new study – the biggest of its kind – is warning
that our love affair with sugary food and drink
is doubling our risk of heart related premature death.

I was proud of Gavin today. When informed of the risks, he changed his order from a sugary drink to sugar-free ice tea (an excellent source for antioxidant nutrition). Gavin increased his chances of not dying from heart disease by over 100%.

Parents, please give your child the information needed to avoid unbelievable suffering (sugar feeds cancer and causes numerous other serious health problems, like diabetes) and a premature death. Armed with knowledge, they will choose wisely.

Ignorance is a truly deadly commodity.

We have had a wonderful first week of school. Our trip to Main Event provided fun for everyone and a great end to the week. Students are now planning other adventures and helping to decided where we will go this coming semester.

On Friday Sept. 9, 2014

Noah and Travis

Noah and Travis enjoyed Main Event.

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111. At approximately 11:30 a.m. we will travel to the Movie Tavern Ridgmar, Tele: 817-377-9801, located at 6801 Ridgmar Meadow Road, Ft. Worth,

to enjoy lunch and a great movie. Following lunch, we will enjoy the highly acclaimed new movie Dolphin Tail 2, MPAA Rating PG. starting at 12:45 p.m. PICK UP will be at the Theater at 2:30 p.m.

“I have a theory that people who are addicted to reading
are trying to re-create the joy of being read to as a child by a parent. Being read to as a child is one of the great experiences in life.”
– Billy Collins, Poet in Paris Review

Alden and Joshua

Alden and Joshua are true believers in “The Games”.

Movie Synopsis:
A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith.

students at games

Who were those masked men?

The starting time may change, please be patient.
Dr. A may become anxious but popcorn will help.
Emergency Telephone 682-777-1908

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school.

students at lazer tag

Lazer Tag was a favorite.

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A (wake him gently with the smell of warm popcorn if necessary. And remember to share!)

FINANCIAL: Tickets are approximately $5.00, but this may be incorrect (I hate perfection) – just bring some money and please pay at the Box Office. Please provide funds for a good book (you can find one for $2.00) and for lunch. Refreshments: Hey, this is a movie theater. Yes!

Yes, we love bowling!

Yes, we love bowling!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / FRIENDS / SIBLINGS / NEIGHBORS, are invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept. 19        Museum of Science & History and Omni Theater
Sept. 2       Fort Worth Zoo (a favorite of Travis)
Oct. 3           Roller Skating at Rollerland West (a favorite of Mary Alice)
Oct. 24         Annual Fossilmania sale and trade show in Glen Rose       (requested by Natalie)
Oct. 3        Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Palace of Wax (Ian’s favorite)
Nov. 7           DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth (Dr. A loves this)

And we love dining.

    And we love dining.

“Sufis (not surfers, silly) tell of TWO PATHS to transcendence:
One is to look out at the universe and see yourself,
the other is to look within yourself and see the universe.”
    – Mohsin Haid, Novelist

Alden attempts to scare Dr. A. (He was already scared!}

Alden attempts to scare Dr. A. (He was already scared!)