What Secretly Possesses You / Within a Lifetime or Two / Friday Trip: Monnig Meteorite Gallery

“Time creates its own illusions,
shattering the hourglass,
that by pretense of its being,
feigns to measure
that which does not exist.”
Wm. C. Anderson

 The Beauty in Nature secretly possesses you.

Words
can only walk with us,
while we are
on our way
somewhere,
as we exhaust
our precious existence

and long to stay,
when we come to understand
God truly listens
as we Pray,
and night
is followed
by Glorious Day.

                        God listens as we Pray.

Life
is full of Wonder.
The Beauty in Nature
secretly possesses you
and points us to
God.
His Truth
one cannot deny,
is found in every leaf
of every Tree,
and in ever cell
of you and me.
And Truth
is never
a lie.

God
turns Time
into Sunsets and Seasons
and Moonbeams and Flowers,
what we mistakenly
call months and days and hours.
He bakes our Hearts
muffin warm,
as we bask
in the Sunshine
of His Loving Desire,
and let the Light
of His Love
come in.

                          Colors beyond compare.

Now,
the curtain opens
on the Portrait
of a new day.
Colors beyond compare,
are found
everywhere.
And
should you look,
you will find
the Loving Arms of God
and the Warmth
of His Smile,
both of which
are yours,
and
you.

Every Child reflects
the Promise
of precious parents,
whose Lives
Light a pathway
and echo sounds
drawn from the wells
from whence we
came.

Fly on the Wings of your Heart.

My Precious Friends,
to fly
on the Wings
of your Heart,
unfetter your
mind.
Come Home
to a place
you have never been.

Live
in your laughter.
Abandon
the clutter
of your thoughts.
Smile,
and unleash
the fire in your
eyes.

Honor
your children
with every word
you say,
with every Prayer
you Pray,
each and every
day.

Let there be
no more tears,
save of
Joy.

Our children
are the sons
and the daughters
of us all.

From this
and every moment,
Life truly has begun,
and your song
is unsung.
May it be
as Beautiful
as you are.

Goodnight.

                       As Beautiful as you are.

“Cold hearted orb that rules the night
removes the colors from our sight,
red is grey and yellow white.
But we
decide which is right

and which is an Illusion?”
–  Justin Hayward

From:
dailygalaxy.com

Of all species that have existed on Earth,
99.9 percent are now extinct.
Life
is very fragile indeed.
The impact of atmospheric warming
is most potent in its modification of ocean chemistry
and of circulating currents;
warming inevitably leads to
non-mixing anoxic dead seas.

We are in the middle,
not the beginning,
of an anthropogenic global warming,
caused by agriculture and deforestation,
which began some 10,000 years ago
but which is now accelerating exponentially;
though the earliest wave of anthropogenic warming
has been stabilizing and beneficial
to human development,
it appears to have the potential
for catastrophic effects
within a lifetime or two.
read more
– dailygalaxy.com

“It is an interesting Biological fact
that all of us have in our veins
the exact same percentage of salt
in our blood that exists in the ocean,
and, therefore, we have salt in our blood,
in our sweat, in our tears.
We are tied to the Ocean.”
John F. Kennedy

 

“Outside of a dog,
a book is a man’s best friend,
inside of a dog,
it’s too dark to read.”
– Grocho Marx

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The River is WIDE / Common Sense Solutions To Beat Depression / Friday Trip: Museum of Science & History and Omni Theater

“There’s a new World somewhere
They call the Promised Land.
And I’ll be there someday
If
you will hold my hand.”

Tom Springfield

              A new world somewhere.

Stargazers,
are the very
few,

those walking hand in hand.
But they are the ones
who come to understand,
just how wide
the River of Life
truly is,
that the Water of Life
is Love.

This precious River
can overflow

the banks of time
and nourish Life,
as the tide
subsides.

And the Beautiful Melody
of its flow,
can open your Heart
and touch your very
Soul.

                   If you will hold my hand.

“The river is wide.
I cannot see.

Nor do I have light wings to fly.
There’ll be a boat that can carry TWO,
and both shall row,
my Love and I.”
James Taylor

Only
someone who Loves

discovers real Freedom,
and knows
it is born only in the eyes

of another.
When
you liberate feelings
of Compassion and Love
in the precious Life
of someone near you,
your Sight
no longer turns inside yourself,
to see only the lonely,
and how empty
Life can be.

                      To see only the lonely.

My Friends,
our road leads
to nowhere,
or
we glimpse

Eternity.

One path
lies through the closed
and very narrow
vexations of the mind,
the other,
through a Loving
Heart,
an open door.

What a Beautiful Journey
Life
can be,
when we take it
together,
hand in hand.

Yes,
you can live
in night forever,
never even knowing
you do not
see.

“A Life
without Love
is worse than
death.”
Padre Pio

.
How soon Life

flies,
and all is
gone,
as the Seasons drift by
one by one,

and Life
is quickly done.
But the Human Heart,
YOUR Heart,

is always
young.

If you build
your World
around someone
other,
YOU
come to discover
that you truly
exist.
YOU
finally know
the meaning of
Life.

Love
must be shared,
or it and you,
simply

do not exist.

Goodnight.

“Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you
when you fall,

Seeing you through
In everything you do.

Let me be there in your Morning.
Let me be there in your night.
Let me change whatever is wrong,
and make it right.

Let me take you through
that Wonderland

that only
TWO can share.

All I ask you
is let me be there.”

John Rostill

Low-cost, common sense solutions
to beat depression at its own game.
by

 1. Get a General Health Check
“A true diagnosis is half the cure”
– wise saying.

In some cases, depressive symptoms can be caused by an illness, vitamin defenciency, drug side effect or withdrawal. Common medical causes include underactive thyroid, heart disease, cancer, certain blood pressure medications and even birth control pills.

By getting to the root cause of your depression, you can figure out the best way to treat it and beat it.

Common Sense Tip: Get a general medical checkup and if you are taking any prescription drugs, investigate if depression is a possible side affect.

 2. Eating Right
“Let food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates

Let us not underestimate the power of food to affect mood. Medical studies have linked vitamin deficiencies, such as in Vitamin D and B12, to depression. And that’s just for starters.

Many sufferers of bio-chemical/biological depression may find they also suffer from sugar sensitivities or allergies. In that case, diet can play a vital role in beating depression.

Common Sense Tip: Take notice of how you feel after eating certain foods. Keep a food diary.

 3. Getting Enough Sleep
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man
healthy wealthy and wise.”
– Benjamin Franklin

 A successful psychologist once said that post-partum depression may in fact be another label for sleep deprivation. While it may not be that simple, sleep and depression are closely related.

Lack of sleep has been shown to precipitate psychotic episodes, for example. But does lack of sleep cause depression or does depression cause the inability to sleep? Whatever it is, by getting more sleep, you can start making inroads to improvement.

Common Sense Tip: Go to bed early. If you suffer from insomnia, explore gentle methods of promoting rest like meditation, yoga and massage.

 4. Get your Blood Pumping
Exercise, exercise, exercise.

It took me 3 years after having my youngest child and suffering a bad spout of post-partum depression to make an exercise move. That was the most liberating step I took in all those 3 years, literally. And I saw the results immediately.

Exercise gets your heart rate up, serotonin kicking in and blood sugar cravings, which cause mood swings, down. Oh and I recommend doing it in fresh air with some deep breathing. There’s nothing like nature and some life-energy pulsating through your veins.

Common Sense Tip: Put on your jogging shoes right now and take a walk or run outside. Make a realistic exercise schedule that you can keep up weekly.

 5. The Right Support
“I get by with a little help from my friends
The Beatles

Because depression sufferers tend to socially withdraw or hide their true feelings, it can be a bit of a catch twenty two.

Finding the right person to talk to about how you’re really feeling is a great start to fighting those blue feelings. Whether it’s a trusted friend, psychologist or life-coach – a little step in the right direction can do wonders. Getting out the house, when you’re about to sink into another lazy, self affair episode, is another way to beat depression at its own game.

 Common Sense Tip: Even if you don’t feel like it, go out and socialize with your friends on the weekend.

Open your Heart and touch your very Soul.

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We are Living a Truth / What Really Causes Heart Disease / Friday Trip: Code Camp Open Labs

Today
is tomorrow,
yesterday.
Welcome
to the Future!

I am part
of ALL
that I see.
I am part
of every Leaf
on every Tree.
I am cousin
to the Hawk
and the beautiful Butterfly
and the tiny Honey Bee.
I am
ALL that I survey
and touch and hear
and say.

          Blessed beyond Belief.

And when
I think on all the other
Living Things,
and know
that part of them
is some of me,
that you and I
are the sum
of WE,
I know that God
lives in Everything
that is Today
or ever will be,
and I am Truly
Blessed
beyond Belief.

“ALL living organisms
store genetic information
using the same molecules
– DNA and RNA.
Written in the genetic code of these molecules
is compelling evidence
of the shared ancestry
of ALL living things.”
DNA from the Beginning
read more

Yes,
YOU and I
are part and sum,
of what is now
and ever has been,
what is
to be.

                 I am part of ALL that I see.

From MIT Technology Review:
.

“Particles can be linked
by the strange quantum property
of entanglement.
Entanglement occurs
when two particles are so deeply linked
that they share the
same
EXISTENCE.”

read more

We are
Miracle
and Miraculous,
the telling
and the told,
the young
and the old.

“A study of DNA replication
proves that there is only ONE life
and all living things
share in that life.”
http://www.onelife.com
read more

           We are Living a Truth.

We all
come to live,
to come alive
and to give
more than we can,
more than we are,
to be
and become
Loved
and in Love,
with someone
and everyone,
and the ONE
Who is Everything.

We are ever reaching
and never reaching
the end.
We are Living
a Truth
that is Beauty
beyond what we can
imagine,
if
we but open the eyes
of our very Human
Hearts.

          You and I are the sum of WE.

Yes,
“I am you,
you are me,

I am part of all I see.”
This concept is such an important one
to teach to today’s children
because we are getting more and more
disconnected
due to social media, devices and video games.
Yet scientists teach us that it is
connection
that will provide us with lasting
Happiness.

Dr. Emma Seppala
from Stanford’s Center
for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education,
says that when connection with others is present,
it can boost mental and physical health,
and even increase immunity and longevity.
Connection to our family, communities and
Nature

is vitally important
for today’s children.

– YogaKids Momma Marsha

        Connection.

“A philosophy of ALL Life,
is needed,
not of the Human alone.

It is not that the Human
needs to take care of all other Life
as a Moral obligation,
though that is certainly true,
it is that the Human is a small part of Life,
but one which possesses a characteristic
(intelligence)
which is valuable to the survival
and well being of all Life.
It was Life which developed that intelligence,
not the Human,
therefore its service is for all Life,
not merely the Human.
The Human is, in that sense,
a servant to Life, a caretaker in the service of Life,
the good Shepherd
for ALL of Life.
onelife.com
read more

My Friend,
the only
One
who can heal you
and wash away the dust
of every sin,
is listening
to hear
your precious voice.

Because
He Loves you,
far more
than you can wish.
Just as YOU
long to hear
the voice of your
child,
your Father,
in Heaven Above,
also Prays
to hear the voice
of His Child,
YOU.

“I am the Day,
soon to be born

I am the Light soon to begin
I am the new Hope in the morning
I am the darkness soon to be Light
I am the rising and the falling,
I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day,
the first and last.”
Libera

Based on the current state of
physics:

“The Universe is inevitable.
The Universe is impossible.”
– Arkani-Hamed
.
Unbelievably,
both declarations are true,
and because they are mutually
contradictory statements,
they could be true
in a multiple Universe scenario.
But, there is no way to prove,
today,
that multiple Universes exist,
no scientific support.

None,
except
that the only alternative
is that the Universe was actually
DESIGNED.
Belief in the multiverse among cosmologists
amounts to a surrender
in the war over design.

Yes
the alternative to multiple Universes,
is intelligent design,
which is not the same
as a belief in God.

“To posit the existence
of a Creator

requires only reason.
To posit the existence of a good God requires
FAITH.”
Dennis Prager

Those who admit
that the Universe must be intelligently designed
can discover exactly who that Designer is
in the Holy Bible.

The God of the Bible
told us the Story of our Creation:
.

  “All things were made by Him;
and without Him
was not anything made
that was made.
John 1:3
read more

My Dear Friends,
the Bible
told us the story
of our Creation.
God has always existed.
And the Universe began
when He created it.

“For by Him
were ALL things created,
that are in Heaven,
and that are in Earth,
visible and invisible.”
– Colossians 1:16-17

Those Scriptures
do not contradict
observable science.
Please share
with your precious children
the Truth.

The Truth
is far more precious
than pure gold,
more valuable
than anything on
Earth.

Truth
is simply telling it
like it is;
it is the way things really are,
and any other viewpoint is not Truth.
A foundational principle of Philosophy
is being able to discern between
truth and error,
or as Thomas Aquinas observed,

“It is the task of the philosopher
to make distinctions.”

And the greatest Philosopher
your child will ever meet
is YOU.

You and your child
are truly ONE:
biologically,
Spiritually,
and in every other
WAY.

Share
with your child.
Show
the WAY.
And the pathway
to Truth,
and ultimate Truth,
which is LOVE,
is through your
Heart.

“Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

What a Joyful
Adventure
awaits you
both.

Goodnight.

The pathway is through your Heart.

Philosophy discussion for this week:

Heaven is for Real.

What Really Causes Heart Disease
by Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated – it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is helpful.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?  Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed withomega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential – they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.

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Fruit on the Vine / Cancer Dies When You Eat These Five Foods / Pesticide Soaked Fruits and Vegetables / Friday: Museum of the Americas

“Anyone
who does not Love
does not know God,
because God is Love
.”
– 1 John 4:8

                             Today is never over.

The Fruit
of all our Love,
is still hanging
on the Vine.

The Promise of
Evermore
confounds the senses
on the road to Belief.
For we
accept the perceived as inevitable
and think the seemingly impossible
is never
to be.

We live and we trust
that Tomorrow
can Forever be,
and that never,
never more will we see.
Such is the Nature
of Life
longing
to Be,
not fully aware
that from whence
Life came,
and where it will
be,
was ever known.

“For I know
the plans I have for you,

declares the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future
and a HOPE.”
Jeremiah 29:11

And now doubt
can come from
afar
no more.
Our time
is not
our time.
Today
is never really over.
For in Faith,
the Light of Day is
over and over,
again and again.
This Sun
never sets.

“The LORD
will be your permanent source of Light –
the Splendor of your God will shine upon you.
Your sun will no longer set,
your moon will not disappear;
The LORD
will be your permanent source of light;
your time of sorrow will be over.”
Isaiah 60:19-20

Day
is never night.
And night,
is not the Light
of any
day.

“This is the message
we have heard from Him
and declare to you:
God is Light;
in Him
there is NO darkness
at all.”
1 John 1:5

With words
that penetrate
like arrows,
what
would be said
in Love,
we seemingly cannot
say
enough.
What
could be done,
appears
to have already
been done.
And we think
Love
a Song unsung.

            His Words will warm and calm you.

But the night
of our lives
awakens to the
dawn.
And
we hear the music
that is
our Life,
a beautiful Song,
we sing our
whole Life
long.

And death,
death never comes
to the end
of this magnificent Song,
the Music
of the Spheres.

God
is in His
Heaven
and in your
Heart.
All
is right
Believing.

For the Light
of His Love
is always
Shinning.

“We Love
because He first
Loved us.”
1 John 4:19

Millions of Angles
are singing,
at the thought
of your Love
bringing
HOPE
to the Heart
of someone
in need.

“Therefore,
since we have been
justified by FAITH,

we have PEACE with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through Him we have also obtained
access by FAITH

into this Grace in which we stand,
and we rejoice in HOPE of the Glory of God.
More than that,
we rejoice in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character,
and character produces HOPE,
and Hope does not put us to shame,
because God’s Love
has been poured into our Hearts
through the Holy Spirit
who has been given to us.”
Romans 5:1-21

His Words
will warm
and calm you.

I Pray
you will share
God’s Love,
in your Lifetime,
beginning today,
when tomorrow
was yesterday.

                     Share God’s Love.

Close your
eyes in Prayer.
Use the dark
to see,
with the Light
of Understanding,
the Eternal Light
of God’s Love,
the bright
of which
never blinds and distorts
you and me.

  Use the dark to see.

My Dear Friends,
there is
always a war
raging.
But it is not
for the ground
upon which you
stand,
the price of which
has already
been paid,
not for the reasons
that surround,
and confound
you.
No,
it is for the Spirit
that dwells
within.
But Fear
NOT.

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my Life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is THEY who stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
my Heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the House of the Lord
all the days of my Life,
to gaze upon the Beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in His Temple.
For He will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble;
He will conceal me under the Cover of His Tent;
He will lift me HIGH upon a rock.”
Psalm 27:1-14

Now,
close your eyes gently
in Prayer.
And know that God
is with you
and Loves YOU,
so much more
than words mere,
can ever share.

“Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.”
Melodious Monk

Goodnight.

                             ALL is well.

Cancer Dies
When You Eat These Five Foods.
It’s Time To Start Eating Them

in Overall Health by

Cancer is many faceted, and generally treated with big pharma products, like chemicals, radiation, and chemotherapy. What if there were foods that naturally killed cancer, though?

Fortunately for you and us, there are. And we’re here to tell you about those foods, including our five favorites, foods which naturally fight cancer cells and help keep them from feeding – and consequently help keep the cancer from growing.

 1. THE BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY EFFECT

Blueberries and raspberries are plants that are well known by their anti – cancer capabilities, especially when it comes to ovarian cancer. Phytochemicals are the reason why they have their dark hue and the secret of their effectiveness, which are proven to be great for cancer prevention. Furthermore, blueberries and raspberries are also known to have a decreasing effect on oxidative stress and angiogenesis.

2. COFFEE AND GREEN TEA

Besides the fact that both coffee and green tea, are the most popular daily consummated drinks, they decrease the chances of cancer development.

3. THE TOMATO EFFECT

 According to recent Harvard research, there is up to 50% reduction in chances for prostate cancer in people who regularly ate cooked tomatoes. It was proven that tomatoes are incredibly effective in inhibiting the angiogenesis, and the reason why this fruit is so effective is that they contain high amounts of a substance called lycopene, which has strong anti – angiogenic properties.

Experts explain that lycopene is easily distributed through the body’s digestion system due to the fact it breaks down in our bodies’ fat. In addition, lycopene concentration increases when it is subjected to higher temperatures. That is why cooked tomatoes are very effective when it comes to stopping cancer growth.

4. DARK CHOCOLATE

For many people this is almost unbelievable. Dark chocolate is an incredibly tasty desert, which also happens to be incredibly healthy to eat, because it is good for you heart condition, your overall happiness, but also for fighting cancer cells.

5. TURMERIC

This plant has various health benefits, and it is well known by the effectiveness in fat reduction, turmeric is also used as a preventive measure against cancer.

The Top Five Pesticide Soaked Fruits and Vegetables

With such a striking level of pesticides on each of these “conventional” produce items, it would be wise to avoid them entirely (even though most people buy them non-organic without second thought):

1. ApplesPerhaps the most notable inclusion on this list is the apple, considering its reputation as a health food, and the lack of organic apple orchards for that matter. The vast majority of apple orchards remain “conventional,” and yet American apples were recently banned in Europe by regulators.

Over 47 pesticide residues were found in conventional apples by the USDA’s pesticide data program in 2010. Doesn’t exactly make for a healthy cup of apple juice now, does it?

 2. CeleryIt may be a negative calorie food but with a total of 64 different pesticide residues found by the PDP in 2008 including 12 different neurotoxins and 10 known carcinogens according to this article from the Center for Food Safety, conventional celery should lose its distinction as a health food. Such chemical cocktails will sabotage your metabolism in the long run, so go organic.

3. StrawberriesPesticides with negative effects on the brain and nervous system have been found in spades on strawberries, with 45 total pesticide residues found by the PDP in 2009.

Organic strawberries are especially pricier but well worth the investment; buy them in season and freeze to save big money.

4. PeachesThe soft skin of peaches combined with the amount of chemicals they’re treated with could spell serious trouble for your health.

A 2008 study by the PDP found 62 different pesticide residues on conventional peaches; several are considered as neurotoxins and/or known carcinogens. While you can wash some of the residue off much of it remains in the soft flesh and skin of the peach.

5. GrapesThe fourth and final fruit on the list, grapes have been found with 56 different pesticide residues as of 2010, including four developmental or reproductive toxins linked to fertility problems and even miscarriages.

That means that wine drinkers should be especially careful not overdo it, especially in its non-organic form.

Final Thoughts:

You can easily find most of these top five most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables in just about everyone’s kitchen in one form or another, and that’s what makes them so dangerous to our health.

Don’t forget to share this information with your friends who still falsely consider these pesticide-soaked fruits and vegetables to be health foods.

“Was there anything so real as words?”                   Oscar Wilde

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The Illusions of Life and Death / Lithium and Lower Risk of Dementia – Crazy Water / School Starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Your brain without hugs.

For
my Philosophy students.

Your brains
have been asleep
all Summer long.
Don’t ask me
how
I know this.
Now,
get that confused look
back on your face,
and get to class!
It’s a good indication
that once again,
you are
thinking,
and, according to
René Descartes,
you finally
exist.

“People like us …
know that the distinction between
past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

– Albert Einstein

Our consciousness
does not exist in our brains
or in our bodies.

This illusion
of our individual selves,
and the misinformation of our true origins,
has manifested the idea
that we think independently
from one another.

But,
there is a Spiritual Bond
we hold in common
between all things in the Universe,
and we are all part of
One
Divine Intelligence.

“Know thyself
and thou shalt know
all the mysteries of the gods
and the Universe”.
– inscription on the Ancient
Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Matter,
within the illusory building blocks
of our perceivable existence,
is molded by thoughtful intent.

My Dear Friends,
consciousness shapes
reality.
And we consciously
reshaped our beautiful Forests
from Cathedrals of the Heart,
into structures
where we worship
our feeble minds.

Now,
our thought processes
have become so linear
that
our creativity has been
squelched and highly limited
by the preponderance of
straight lines and
ninety degree angles.
We call these structures
Home.

We kicked ourselves
out
of our beautiful
Garden.
Now the mind
of Mankind
no longer envisions
and dreams of
the breathtaking
Natural World
God
placed us
into.

Now,
we have lived
long enough to say,
and with our dying breath:
“With so very many
things to do,
I
got in my
way.
And along this
narrow path,
I failed
to give away,
all the Love
gifted to me
from Above.”

                      The breathtaking Natural World.

Yes,
we forgot
to give and take Love
easy,
as the leaves grow
on the Trees,
as grass grows
on the open fields
with such ease.

“Peace like a river ran through the city.
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed.
We were satisfied
and I remember,
misinformation followed us
like a plague.”
Paul Simon

But,
there is Hope.

From this moment on,
Life
ever begins again.
The answer
to all our Prayers,
begins
with the Prayer.

“A thrill of Hope;
the weary World rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees!
O hear the Angel voices!”
Placide Cappeau

To sing the Song of Freedom
and finally know
what keeps us strong
all day long,
is to have
a reason
to Believe in
Love,
to know
Love is the question
and Love is the Answer
to Prayer
from Up Above.

The Whispers
of the Morning,
through the leaves
of the trees
on high,
are all about
God’s Love.
Our first Home
was in the
Garden,
of His Heart.

          A reflection of the present.

Everything that happens,
tomorrow or in the past,
could be a reflection
of the present.
It is possible
that there is only
ONE moment in Time.

In The Unreality of Time
by John McTaggart,
time is just another dimension,
future events are
already there”.
read more

The mirrored walls of this moment
could replicate conscious awareness
and fill us with the illusion
of controlling reality
and everything
that exists.

Everything is possible.
What is ‘Real’
could be based upon repeating patterns
designed to function in
a real time
simulation.

What is a simulation?
What is Reality?
How do you determine what is Real?
 Are we floating on a sea of relativity?
Are we projected from some point
at the center of the
Galaxy?

Is each person
at the center of their own
Universal Consciousness?
Is the center
everywhere,
and
at the beginning and the end

of time,
in every when?

Everything
is dependent on the observer?
YOU!

  If you remove the observer,
YOU,
and are replaced
with a quantum computational system
that manipulates the constants
that YOU observe,
do we now have a way to manipulate
time and space?

The road to understanding
may be infinitely
long.
Matter may be nothing more
than a very compelling
illusion.

YOU
may be a very real
uncertainty.

But you do
exist.

René Descartes,
French philosopher and mathematician,
had radical doubts.
He wondered
if nothing that is perceived or sensed
is really true.
But there was one Truth:
there is a mind, a consciousness
doing the doubting.
And so he postulated,
‘I think,
therefore
I am’.

So,
when you come to class,
if you are thinking
I will count you
present.
If not,
you may not
exist.

Epistemological questions
may forever,
if time is even considered
to exist,
have no clear
resolutions.
Points of view,
may never be
resolved.
Which sounds
like the politics of the
day!

                      ‘I think, therefore, I am’.

My Dear Friends,
someday soon,

death will be conquered.
It is the last enemy
on God’s time schedule
to be defeated.

“The last enemy
that shall be destroyed
is death”
1 Cor. 15:26

Eternity,
the anticipated Singularity,
will require a Peace
no one has yet discovered.
It is a Peace
beyond our recognition,
beyond any words or understanding.
It is a Peace that can only come
from our Heavenly Father.

The knowledge of Eternal Peace
resides within
the Holy Word of God.
If we learn to trust
in Him,
we can Love one another
without restraint
and live
in Eternal Peace.

“When peace,
like a river,
attendeth my way,
When sorrows
like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well,
it is well with my Soul.”
Horatio G. Spafford

Pray
for Peace.

Goodnight.

Lithium in water may cut dementia
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On a personal note:
How well I remember meeting a Lady
in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1964.
She told me she was 100 years old.
But she looked to me to be in her 60’s! 
She showed me her driver’s license
and she really was 100 years old.

I could not believe it!

Later, I asked her what the secret was
to her longevity and youthful looks.
She whispered in my ear, “Crazy Water”.
No, I did not comprehend what she was saying.
But she got in her car
and headed for the Crazy Water Hotel
with her empty water bottles.
Wow!

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.

Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies.

The findings, based on a study of 800,000 people, are not clear-cut. The highest levels cut risk, but moderate levels were worse than low ones.

Experts said it was an intriguing and encouraging study that hinted at a way of preventing the disease.

The study, at the University of Copenhagen, looked at the medical records of 73,731 Danish people with dementia and 733,653 without the disease.

Those drinking water with the highest lithium levels (above 15 micrograms per litre) had a 17% reduction in risk.

The researchers said: “This is the first study, to our knowledge, to investigate the association between lithium in drinking water and the incidence of dementia.

“Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia.”

Brain-altering

Lithium is known to have an effect on the brain and is used as a treatment in bipolar disorder.

However, the lithium in tap water is at much lower levels than is used medicinally.

Experiments have shown the element alters a wide range of biological processes in the brain.

This broad impact could explain the mixed pattern thrown up by the different doses, as only certain dosing sweet-spots change brain activity in a beneficial way.

Prof Simon Lovestone, from the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford, said: “This is a really intriguing study.

“In neurons in a dish and in mouse and fruit-fly models of Alzheimer’s disease, lithium has been shown to be protective.

“Not only that, but lithium is used to treat people with bipolar disorder and some studies have suggested that people on lithium for this reason, often for life, might also be protected from Alzheimer’s.”

No therapy

At the moment, there is no drug that can stop, reverse or even slow the progression of the disease.

Dr David Reynolds, from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It is potentially exciting that low doses of a drug already available in the clinic could help limit the number of people who develop dementia.

“[Our analysis] suggests that a treatment that could delay dementia by just five years would mean that 666,000 fewer people develop dementia by 2050 [in the UK].”

Prof. Tara Spires-Jones, from the Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This association does not necessarily mean that the lithium itself reduces dementia risk.

“There could be other environmental factors in the area that could be influencing dementia risk.

“Nonetheless, this is an interesting result that will prompt more research into whether lithium levels in the diet or drinking water may modify risk of dementia.”

Crazy Water ?
Yes,
it has a high level of Lithium.
I buy mine at Albertsons
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The waters of Mineral Wells, TX have been making folks feel good inside and out since 1881. The legend goes like this: In late 1881, a woman who suffered from dementia would sit by the well all day drinking the mineral water. People slowly began to notice that the crazy old lady was not so crazy anymore. Had the water from the well alleviated the lady’s “crazies”? The well became known as the “Crazy Well” and thousands of people from all over the country flocked to this magical well, including a man named Ed Dismuke. Mr. Dismuke was told by his doctor that there was no remedy for his ailing stomach. But Mr. Dismuke began drinking the magical water and before he knew it, he was restored to health. In 1904, Mr. Dismuke founded the Famous Mineral Water Company, selling and distributing the mineral water. Now, more than 100 years later, people are still drinking Crazy Water

No. 4 is the strongest, full-bodied mineral water that we recommend drinking 1-2 glasses a day.

 Mineral Type (mg/l)
Calcium 32
Magnesium 19
Potassium 5
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 758
T. Alkalinity (CaCO3) 621
Sulfate 1170
Fluoride .5
Sodium Chloride 72
Manganese .006
Zinc .53
Silica 15
Lithium .17
pH 8.2
Dissolved Solids 2763

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There is no Greater I, than We / Things to START doing / School Calendar 2017-18

There is no greater I, than We.

The only problem
with Love –
we think
it ends.

But our LOVE
only begins,
over and over and over
again.
And God’s Love,
as hard as it is
to comprehend,
had no beginning
and has
no end.

“The Universe may have existed
forever,
according to a new model
that applies quantum correction terms
to complement Einstein’s
theory of general relativity.”
Lisa Zyga in Phys.org

Read more

Where ever you
go,
what ever you
do,
Love is always
patiently waiting for
YOU,
to nourish,
to enjoy,
to share,
to save
YOU.

                   Patiently waiting.

The journey
is long,
the Journey
is short,
Love is always near,
and
very, very far,
but only
in space,
never in the
trace
you are
in Time.

The moment
doesn’t exist,
that Love cannot
be.

Your finest day,
My Friend,
is yet
to be.

There is no
space
between two Hearts
that beat
for one another.
There is
no greater
I,
than We.

We live
in
each other’s
Hearts.

Eternity,
My Friend,
lies
in the next
beat of your
Heart.
In
that moment in
Time,
Every dream
is a Heartbeat
away.

Every Joy,
in every Dream,
lies within
one
moment.
The next moment
tells
what will be.
The next
beat of your Heart
opens the door
to
Eternity.

Your Life,
My Friend,
is not
your Life.

Like letters
you have written,
never meaning to
send –

your Life
is Life’s
longing
to be.

             Once I, was WE.

Mother
and Father,
if your voice is
warm and tender,
Love for you,
time
will never forsake.

And your smiles
join you,
to God’s ecstasy.

           Warm and tender.

My Friends,
when you think
about it,
wars never end.
Hatred ignited to
the destruction of precious
God given, Human Life,
forever spirals
out of control.
Without the intervention
of Love and Forgiveness,
it too begins
over and over and over
again.

I am truly proud
of the Love expressed by President Truman
following the devastation of World War II.
America’s post-war commitment to Europe and Japan
was a beautiful demonstration
our Nation’s character.

Secretary of State George C. Marshall
said on June 5, 1947:
“Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine
but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.
Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy
in the world so as to permit the emergence
of political and social conditions
in which free institutions can exist.”

Yes,
the United States of America
worked to rebuild post-war Japan and Europe,
investing $22 billion assistance
across 16 war-torn nations from 1946 to 1952.

  Love
My Dear Friends,
means what it means
everywhere in the New Testament
– to do good to, to care for, to bless,
to sacrifice for.

Jesus teaches us
that we should not return
evil for evil, harm for harm,
but rather return good for evil
to anyone who harms us.

Harry S. Truman faced some of the most complex issues to ever face any World leader.

“But I say unto you,
Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and Pray for them.”
Matthew 5:44

This act of Christian compassion
following the worst war in History,
stopped the cycle of hatred and violence
that started with World War I
and continued into World War II.
This act of Forgiveness and Love
turned adversaries into allies
and prevented
World War III.
.

If you look deep enough
into the Hearts of others,
there is good
in every Human Being.
We are all
worthy of Redemption,
Forgiveness,
Salvation.

“God’s desire
is for all to be saved:
This is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Savior,
who desires all men to be saved
and to come to the Knowledge
of the Truth.”

1 Timothy 2:3-4

God
Loves us,
each and everyone.

Countless
are the times
that individual
Human Beings,
who strayed
from the Righteous Path,
have seen the
Light.

These beautiful People
opened their Hearts
and let the LOVE
of God
flow over them.

      There is no greater I, than We.

The mind of man
can be filled
with myth, illusion and
contradiction.
We
can be persuaded
to do anything.
History
is replete
with our errors.

But God’s Love
can touch us
one time,
and last
for a Lifetime.

Our Love
is nothing to fear.
But
the absence of Love
is the cause
of all our fears.

There is
a vast and deep ocean
of tears
shed
because the fearful
never saw
the Light of Love
streaming down
from Above.

The way back,
cannot be found
in the dark.
One
must clearly see
the way.
And the path
lies through
the beautiful, precious
Human Heart,
as it listens
to the Word
of God.

If
we but ask,
God
will show us
the way.
Our Prayers
will
be answered.

There is
no greater force
on Earth,
than the Power
of Love.

Goodnight.

        One must clearly see the way.

Things to Start Doing for Yourself
by Marc Chernoff
read more

      1. Start spending time with the right people.
      2. Start facing your problems head on.
      3. Start being honest with yourself about everything.
      4. Start making your own happiness a priority.
      5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.
      6. Start noticing and living in the present.
      7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
      8. Start being more polite to yourself.
      9. Start enjoying the things you already have.
      10. Start creating your own happiness.
      11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance.
      12. Start cheering for other people’s victories.
      13. Start forgiving yourself and others.
      14. Start noticing the beauty of small moments.
      15. Start noticing how wealthy you are right now.
      16. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.

Anderson Private School

2017-18 School Calendar

First Semester

September 5 – December 22   2017

Sept. 5 (Tuesday)                      First Day of First Semester

Oct 9  (Monday)                         Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 20-24                                 Thanksgiving / Fall Break

To Be Announced                      Texas A.G.T. Conference

Dec. 22 (Friday)                          Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                           Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 4 – May 25   2018

Jan. 4 (Thursday)                       Second Semester begins

Jan. 15 (Monday)                       Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 19 (Monday)                       President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 12-16                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)       Good Friday & Easter

May 21 (Monday)                        Prep. for Adventure Trip

May 22-25                                   Adventure Trip

May 25                                        Last Day of Semester

“May we be so Blessed
to never forget
that we are all Brothers
under the Sun.”
Trevon Morris

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In So Very Many Ways / The Right QUESTION Is the Answer / 2017-18 Calendar

“Poetry
is the Algebra
of the English Language.”
Stanley Cooper

Before I formed you
in the Womb
I knew you.”
Jeremiah 1:5

The Heart and Mind of God
has always known you.
You are Beautifully made,
and in the Very Image
of our Heavenly Father.

You are
a Marvelous Creation.

God’s Love
like a River flows.
Do not stand
on the Bank of this
Mighty River
and wonder why.
Get into the
Precious Water.
Do not deny
all the Love
that can wash over
YOU.

        YOU are a Miracle!

Yes,
our Father calls us.
He loudly calls
US.
And into
the solace of silence
we go,
to His Warm and Comforting
Embrace.
And there
we shall remain.

YOU
are a Miracle
in so very many
ways.
Your Voice
to the Child
you call your own,
is like unto
the Voice of God.
YOU
above all things known,
hold high the Lamp
of the Heart,
to light the narrow path,
to extinguish
the dark.

          Our Love is alive.

The Love
buried deep within
the Human Heart
God reveals.
Even
in the depths
of our sorrow,
lay tidings of Joy
untold,
tomorrow.

Yes,
by the Grace of our Father,
our Joy
overcomes our sorrow,
as we abandon all
doubt.

Our Love
is alive in our memory,
and in our Hope,
as vibrant
as it is
in Life.
Our Love
can never die.
It is the only thing
time
cannot deny.

      Abandon all doubt.

Our Infant beginnings
were Woven
from a Beautiful Tapestry
that from
powerful passions flow,
into the Fabric of Life
we know.

The Canvass
upon which our Lives
are painted,
is stretched by
our imagination,
and colored
by our desires,
with the brush strokes
of our Dreams.

     Colored by our desires

Yes,
Life is a
brief, precious and fragile
Story
to be told.
But the pain
and the suffering
and the sorrow
carved into our Being,
like the pain
of our Birth,
is a reflection
of all the Love
we feel,
a mere shadow
of the Light
God’s Love
one day
will Reveal.

 You are Beautifully made.

The Miracle
of our Life
was laid upon
an Altar of
Hope
for precious Dreams
to unfold,
in a Story
yet untold.

YOU
are the destiny
of Dreams,
the Salvation of
Hope.

From Infant
beginnings,
into Infinite
Blessings.

To the degree
that you are
aware,
you are
intelligent.
Be aware
of the Infinite Love
of God
for you.

              Abandon all doubt.

If
you want to see
a Miracle,
don’t look around
all day long,
for one
to be found.
You do not
need to look for
a Miracle
in Life,
for
your Life

is a
Miracle.

Yes,
YOU are a Miracle!
And more than that,
you cannot
be.

Goodnight.

“To be Joyful
is the basic nature of Life.
Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness,
in which one begins to understand
one’s intrinsic value and place
in the Universe.”
– Osho

These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Sometimes asking the right question
is the answer.
From:
50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
by Marc Chernoff

read more

1. How old would you be
if you didn’t know how old you are?
2. If happiness was the national currency,
what kind of work would make you rich?
3. Are you doing what you believe in,
or are you settling for what you are doing?
4. Are you more worried about doing things right,
or doing the right things?
5. Have you ever seen insanity
where you later saw creativity?
6. Why are you, you?
7. Is is possible to know the truth
without challenging it first?
8. Do you remember that time 5 years ago
when you were extremely upset?
Does it really matter now?
9. At what time in your recent past
have you felt most passionate and alive?
10. What would you do differently
if you knew nobody would judge you?
11. What is the difference between being alive
and truly living?
12. If we learn from our mistakes,
why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

“Wealth is the ability
to fully experience life.”
Henry David Thoreau

2017-18 School Calendar

First Semester

September 5 – December 22   2017

Sept. 5 (Tuesday)                      First Day of First Semester

Oct 9  (Monday)                         Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 20-24                                 Thanksgiving / Fall Break

To Be Announced                      Texas A.G.T. Conference

Dec. 22 (Friday)                          Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                           Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 4 – May 25   2018

Jan. 4 (Thursday)                       Second Semester begins

Jan. 15 (Monday)                       Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 19 (Monday)                       President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 12-16                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)          Good Friday & Easter

May 21 (Monday)                        Prep. for Adventure Trip

May 22-25                                   Adventure Trip

May 25                                        Last Day of Semester

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