Your Prism, Not Your Prison / Coming to a War Zone / Classes Resume Tuesday Sept. 5

The colors of every
RAINBOW
are left behind
in the canyons of the
mind,
for your Heart
to own.
Such colors add flavor
the favor of God,
of your Transcendent Being,
like the fragrance
of a Flower
that follows you
into a dream.

In the currency
of reality,
your dreams
can buy you
anything.

                               For your Heart to own.

Moments such as these
allow us to see
that God resides
in everything,
even in the pain
of loss
and suffering,
which guide us to see
that every Blessing
is truly
a Blessing,
that the shade
of a good tree
lets you know
you are worthy
of more
than just the heat
of the Sun.

      God resides in everything.

“Those who have seen
the darkest of nights

truly appreciate
the full Glory of Dawn.”

Lydia Dawn

To go
where Life leads you
and know
that you belong,
that you will
be strong,
that dreams
really do come true
and that sorrow
will not hurt
you,
is not just
a dream.
It is
God’s Wish for
YOU.

“I wish above all things
that thou may prosper
and be in health,
even as thy Soul prosper.”
3 John 2

Just as
the Dawn
of day
hides the dark of night
away,
your sins
disappear,
at the beginning
of every Prayer
to be forgiven.

“This then is the message
which we have heard of Him,
and declare unto you,
that God is Light,
and in Him is NO darkness
at all.”

1 John 1:5

   Each precious moment is a Lifetime.

My Dear Friends,
because
there is no such thing
as time,
a lifetime
can be lived
in a moment,
and each precious moment
is a Lifetime
in Song.

Your smiles
become a Sunrise
in the Hearts
they survey.
Miles and miles
of smiles
will take YOU Home,
to the place
where you
long to be,
to the Heart
of someone to
LOVE.

This planet
is not your prison.
It is your
Prism.

Don’t look back
to what once
was a Heart.

Worlds
of awareness
are waiting for this
moment to be,
waiting with eyes
that are always
longing to see.
They look
for the Love
in you
and me.

These Worlds
are the Children
all around
you see,
and the Child
in YOU
and me.

They look
for something to
Believe in.
They are weary
of the worry
of Worldly ways
and means.
They tire
of looking through eyes
raining tears,
and hearing
cries.

If the song
you’ve been singing,
echoes
through canyons
of doubt,
do not in silence
shout.
Close your eyes
and open your
Heart
and find
you are no longer
blind
standing in the Light
of the Love
of God.

Enchanting
and hauntingly Beautiful
are YOU,
a Creation of God.

Open
you Heart.
and let the World
see you.

Goodnight.

I’m coming
to a war zone
hidden in the wind.

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53,000 early deaths per year attributed
to exhaust from the tailpipes
of cars and trucks.

Please,
buy an all Electric
vehicle.

I did.

It simplified my
Life.
And made me
Happy
again.

Join me.
On the road
to Happiness!

Walking Your Uneasy Mind / Cancer Dangers of Exposure to Light at Night / ATEX Trash Service

                 Why would you want for more?

If the skies above
ever
echo darkly,
while walking your uneasy mind
toward the Sun
that shines at times,
be aware,
your feet know
where they want you
to go.

The Light of the Sun
is headed your way
and very, very fast,
just over the Horizon
of a new Today
and so many days
past,
but not as fast
as the Love
of your Father
in Heaven Above.
He
is already here.

“Do you not know
that YOU
are a Temple of God

and that the Spirit of God dwells
in you?”
1 Corinthians 3:16

                                          Echo darkly

With your Love of Life
on fire,
you will never, ever
tire
of the things God
has in Mind
for you to do.
Yes.
The future comes
running.
Just close you eyes
and soon you will be
there.
.
For there will never cease to be
poor in the land.
Therefore I command you,
‘You shall open wide your hand
to your brother, to the needy and to the poor,
in your land.’ “

Deuteronomy 15:11

The pathway forward,
down a road
to ever last,
is never slow,
never fast.

It stops,
while you help
another,
to be better off
than you are.

You move forward
through the precious Life
of someone
other
than you.

“But if anyone has the world’s goods
and sees his brother in need,
yet closes his Heart against him,
how does God’s Love
abide in him?

– 1 John 3:17

If everywhere you went,
you have been there
before,
then its time
to say
goodnight,
and close your eyes
and open your Heart,
to the Dawn’s new
Light,
to act in a new part,
never written
before.

YOU
have ALL the riches
a man or woman can claim,
but you
have not claimed them.
If
you have enough to share,
enough to show
you truly care,
answered in Prayer,
why would you want
for more?

Jesus
spoke more about giving
than He did Heaven or hell
combined.

“And as for fortune and as for fame,
I never invited them in,
though it seemed to the world
they were all I desired.
They are illusions
they are not the solutions
they promised to be.
The answer
was here all the time,

I Love you
and hope you
Love me
.”
Tim Rice

Beg
borrow or steal
your share of Love,
Life and Laughter.
For you cannot
take,
what God has bequeathed
in His desire for you,
what you already own.

“He will yet fill your mouth
with LAUGHTER

and your lips
with shouts of JOY.”

Job 8:21

      You cannot take what you already own.

Dangers of Exposure
to Light at Night

Sleeping while exposed to light at night
causes a dramatic drop in blood melatonin levels,
setting the stage for growth and proliferation
of breast cancer cells.
The increased breast cancer risk
in female night shift workers
has been postulated to result from
the suppression of pineal melatonin production by
exposure to LIGHT at night.

Tumor growth response to exposure to light
during darkness
is intensity dependent and the Human nocturnal,
circadian melatonin signal
inhibits human breast cancer growth.
This effect is extinguished
by short-term ocular exposure to bright,
white light at night.

An interesting study in Cancer Research
(read more)
provides new information that
might partly explain why this is.

This study provides evidence
that may partly explain why breast cancer
is five times more common (500 %)
in industrialized nations
compared to less developed countries.
It may also explain why visually challenged people
have lower rates of cancer than people
who have no problems with vision.

So my Dear Friends,
don’t be in the dark
about this.
Well, actually,
you do need to be
in the DARK!

You know what I mean.

Let us prevent
needless suffering.
There are so many things
YOU can do,
and to live in deep regret,
need not be one of them.
Spend a few moments
in thoughtful research and study.
And then do
the common sense things.

Goodnight.

               Why would you want for more?

“NO
truth is ever a lie.
Life

is a moment
in space.
In Love
there is NO
measure of time.”
Barry Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb

Please
allow me to highly recommend:
Atex Trash Service

This WONDERFUL
Family Owned and Operated community service has an outstanding reputation. They truly take care of the community that we live in. They are locally owned and offer very dependable service. I can personally attest to that. There is no contract, no hidden fees (you know, for a dumpster, etc.)

Nobody works harder for their customers and for our Community!
I cannot recommend anyone more highly than this hard working, beautiful family. I am truly proud to call them my friends and neighbors. And so will you!

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

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

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

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Eternal in its Treasure / Plants to Purify the Air at Home

“There are children in the morning.
They are leaning out for Love
And they will lean that way
Forever.”

– Neil Diamond

Have you seen
the fabulous Moon
dancing
upon the darkly lit waters
that ripple in time,
much like
the beat of your Heart
undulating on the surface of Life,
as it turns
page after page?

To watch in awe and wonder,
is to say
YES
to Life,
and suddenly
leave behind
the things
that kept your Heart
blind.

Precious Existence is before your eyes.

Harmonic dreams
emanate from many things,
as Life
becomes visible.
Life,
my Friends,
is waiting for your Dreams
to seep into
your veins,
until you suddenly realize
your precious Existence,
the magnificence of your splendor,
is suspended
before your eyes.

                 To watch in awe and wonder.

To be rescued
from yourself,
freed from within,
look carefully
at the Wonders
that surround you,
rid yourself
of sorrow and doubt,
say a Prayer
to God Above
and silently
shout,
Amen!

             What is to be lived for.

To truly come
alive,
let some things
die,
like anger and regret.
They deserve
an ignominious death.

The shadow
of your smile
will shelter you
from the raging storms
of so much sorrow,
when yesterday
becomes tomorrow.
What is to be lived for
is not the illusion
of Life,
but the
Reality of Love.

“You cannot do a kindness
too soon,

for you never know
how soon it will be
too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each joyful moment
captured by your Heart
is Eternal in its Treasure.
The brush strokes
of your words and deeds
can become
Heartfelt colors,
expressions of timeless Beauty,
tints and shades
of Loving awareness,
to spread the Universal
Love of God in
YOU.

                Eternal in its Treasure.

“Had I the Heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my Dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly
because you tread on my Dreams’.”
– W. B. Yeats

You are
My Dear Friend,
like so many other
Living Things,
a very fragile and precious
Gift from God.

Celebrate in gratitude
for all
the Blessings in Life.
As you see the unfolding Light,
you feel the Loving rhythm
of the Universe
creating ripples in the Human Heart
greater than
an ocean wave.
Let the Love of God
wash over
YOU.

                          Say YES to Life.

Hours further
can become lost in time,
no longer yours
or mine.

The Beautiful Song of your Life
can be sung
to never fail
to make you smile
and laugh and cry.
And the words
you carve
into the fabric of space,
can breathe Life
into everyone
and become your
Epitaph.
.
Goodnight.

“Freedom
requires you to know who you really are,
what you really want,
and in which direction you are headed.”
Stephanie Tabor

 Plants that can purify the air in your home

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer

Harmful pollutants, which are not confined to outdoor spaces, can be found in homes and offices. However, plants can help to improve indoor air quality and clean the air that you and your family breathe.

As reported in a clean air study by NASA, plants can play a major role in removal of organic chemicals from indoor air.

Plants absorb particles from the air at the same time that they take in carbon dioxide, which is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis.

Stephanie Huckestein, instructor of indoor plants at the Hahn Horticulture Garden of Virginia Tech, said plants remove pollutants from the air by absorbing gases through the pores on their leaves.

Many of the plants proven to clean the air
can be grown indoors, even with limited sunshine.
Huckestien said all plants need light to photosynthesize,
but many are tolerant of lower light levels.
Photosynthesis is the process through which plants
use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water
into food.

1. Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
2. Spider Plant
3. Garden Mum
4. Boston fern
5. Peace lily
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“You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think.”
 

– A. A. Milne

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Who We Already Are

Dedicated
with all my Love
to Lila.
She passed away yesterday.
I thank God
for the beautiful Gift
of her precious
Life.

Rescued
from the uncertainties of Life,
Lila returned all my Love
and rescued my Heart.

And in my Heart
she will remain.

“You are shelter from the storm.
The shadows fade away,
all cares pass away.

As hour by hour, day by day
Your love lightens up the sky,
As it shines across the night.

And when the end of day is come,
Stay with me through the dark
and bring me home.
You are there whichever way I go.

Keep me safely night and day.
Always there,
whenever I’m alone.”
– Libera

                           Simple moments renew us.

Rev. & Mrs. Don Welsh

Reverend Don Welsh
shared a truly beautiful insight:
click here for more

“Spiritual growth
is really a process
of pushing back the boundaries
of our ignorance of God
and our own nature,
so that we grow into
who we already are.”

So very much
of what we search for,
long for
and fervently Pray for,
is already here.

“It takes courage
to grow up
and be
who you really are.”
E. E. Cummings

                    Such is the nature of Love.

Like a Flower
in Spring,
we are
the beautiful unfolding
of a Mystery.

To the mind of mankind,
it may not seem
to matter
that the songs of our lives,
the symphony of our Creation,
is understood.

The magnetic resonance
from the music
created by our brief passage
through time,
passes right past
Human intellect
and travels into
the Sacred Heart,
which always remembers,
always reflects.

“God is Love
and only creates out of a desire
to express Love.”
– Ernest Holmes “Living the Science of Mind”

My Friends,
we
are becoming aware
of a unifying energy structure
to our Universe,
a field of intelligence permeating
everything.

                       Always reflects.

“Science
is saying that everything
that vibrates
possesses intelligence,
and everything vibrates,
and there is a central intelligence
everything
vibrates to.”
Lynne McTaggart, “The Field”

Such is the nature
of Love.
The Compass
of the Heart
guides us toward
the destiny of Truth.

Rivers
of tears
over many, many years
flow through the veins of time.
And the embodiment of
Love
is found in each precious
drop.

Simple moments
renew us.
Each act of
Kindness
gives birth
to Hope,
saves us from
ourselves.

“There is a Higher Will
present throughout all Creation
and within all Created things,
possessed of another agenda
than what seems obvious
or expected.”
P. M. H. Atwater

There peals an everlasting song.
To the Sound of Thunder,
the Stone of a Cave
was rolled back,
to let the Holy Spirit
live free again.

And we observed
the mirror of
reality
turned into a
window.
The Beauty of
Life
resurrected,
and the Eternity of
Life
reflected.

        The Beauty of Life resurrected.

“Science has shown
the particle
and the wave
are the same.
God
is both immanent
and transcendent,
internal and external,
composed and
Compassionate,
the One
while also the Many
 in One.”
P. M. H. Atwater

“When I applied my mind
to know wisdom,
and to see the business that is done on earth,
how neither day nor night
one’s eyes see sleep;
then I saw all the work of God,
that man cannot find out
the work that is done

under the sun.
However much man may toil in seeking,
he will not find it out;
even though a wise man claims to know,
he cannot find it out.”
– Ecclesiastes 8:16-17

        There is a Higher Will.

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The Word “Love” is Inadequate / Robert Lotman / Spring Break This Week

There is Beauty
all around you,
even unto a singular
drop of water
reflecting the World
at large.

Just as you
reflect
ALL the Love that abounds
all around.

“Listen to each drop of rain
whispering secrets in vain.
Frantically searching for someone to hear
their story before they hit ground.
Please don’t let go.
Can’t we stay for a while?
It’s just to hard to say goodbye.
Listen to the rain.

I stand alone in the storm.
Suddenly,
sweet words take hold.

(Listen listen)
Hurry,
they say
for you haven’t much time.

Open your eyes
to the Love around you.

You may feel you’re alone.
But I’m here still with you.
You can do what you dream.
Just remember
to listen to the rain.”

– Amy Lee

                   Reflecting the World.

My Friends,
your smile
is reflected in another,
who smiled at
You.
Your laughter
was alive before you,
in the birth
of awareness,
in the magnificence
of our predicament,
in the delight
of our Humanity,
in celebration of our
perfect imperfections.

“In one drop of water
are found all the secrets
of all the oceans;
in one aspect of You
are found ALL the aspects
of Existence.”
Kahlil Gibran

God
is in Love
with YOU.
How
could it not be?
He created you.
He cherishes you.
His Son
died for you.

The World reflect
dances like silver,
mirrored in the waters
of every lake
and stream,
in every drop of water,
in the Hope
of every
Dream.

Yes,
there is Beauty
ALL around.
And
the greatest Beauty,
the most magnificent of all,
is to be found in
YOU.

Know
that it is the waves of Love
that turn the Wheels of Heaven.
Without Love,
NOTHING in the world would have Life.

With one Rose
you can buy hundreds of Rose gardens.
Where, for one seed
you get a whole wilderness?
For one weak breath,
the Divine Wind?”
Rumi

          The history of ALL mankind.

Buried
deep within the DNA
of every person,
lies the History
of ALL Mankind.

A new Universe
has been discovered –
inside each of over
one trillion Human cells,
It harbors information systems
more complex than anything
ever designed by Humanity’s
very best minds.

“DNA is like
a software program,
only MUCH more complex
than anything we’ve ever devised.”
– Bill Gates

The information in our DNA
is equivalent to a dozen SETS
of The Encyclopaedia Britannica –
more than 384 volumes
of highly detailed information
that would fill 48 feet
of library shelves!
And
it is contained in a space
only two millionths of one millimeter
thick.

You are not a drop
in the Ocean.
You are
the entire Ocean
in a drop.”
– Rumi

“He
who saves a single Life,

saves the world
entire.”

The Talmud

My Friends,
you are far more Miraculous
than anything
you can possibly imagine.

Yes,
there is magic
in the moment
that you meet
YOU.

Incomprehensible
as we may be,
indescribable as we are
ever reaching to see,
we are still searching
to be,
understood.

“You formed my inward parts,
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You,
for I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY made.
My frame was not hidden from You,
when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought.”
Psalms 139:13-15

In our virtuous quest,
we may come
one day
to rest
our weary minds.
For the Wisdom of the ages
lies within easy
reach –
within the Pages
of the Holy Bible.

“Every being exists
in intimate relation with other beings
and in constant exchange of gifts with each other.
But this relationship is BEYOND pragmatic use.
It is rather a mutual sharing of existence
in the Grand Venture
of the Universe itself.”
– Thomas Berry

               The word “Love” is inadequate.

It’s hard to say
that I’d rather stay awake

when I’m asleep,
‘Cause everything
is NEVER
as it seems.”

Adam R. Young

  Search your Heart
in still, quiet moments
of what is left
of your brief Life.
Find the purpose
God desires,
for what you have left
to give.

It is far different
than you have imagined.
It is
larger than yourself.
It will last for Eternity.
It is
in the brevity of Life
and in the simplicity of language:
Love.

“The Universe
spills through our dreams.
The future belongs
to the most compelling story.
Even the word “Love”
is inadequate to define

the Force that wove
the fabric of
space-time.”
Drew Dellinger

Acceptance
of God’s Love
is a gently journey.

Goodnight.

 May I highly recommend:
Robert Lotman,
Lotman Consultation Services
He is a Registered Sanitarian and Health Inspector.
I have known Robert for many years and truly admired
and respected him. He is now retired and has the time
to help others. He can assist with the following:

Safety Inspections
Environmental Inspections:
Foster Homes
Adoption Home Inspections
Daycare Inspections
Swimming Pool Inspections
Food Handler Training
Certified Pool Operator Training and
Food Service Consultations.
Robert is State Certified for Food Handler Classes,
Registered Sanitarian and
* Certified Pool Operator Instructor.

According to the World Health Organization,
drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death
in the world,
with 372,000 drowning deaths reported annually.

The Centers for Disease Control
reports that here in the United States,
on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually
from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day.
Then there are the thousands of others who suffer swimming pool-related injuries each year.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
reports that an average of 4,900 people
received emergency care for injuries
suffered in a swimming pools or spas each year
in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths and Kids

It’s an unbelievable statistic: According to the CDC,
drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death
for children
between the ages of 1 and 4.
And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
390 deaths a year on average
are attributed to drowning
in a swimming pool or at a spa in the U.S.

My Friends,
let’s take the extra precaution
of having our swimming environments inspected.
The Life you save may be the one you
cherish most in this World.

I know you will enjoy working with Robert Lotman.
The Anderson Private School
has truly benefited from his expertise.
Robert may be reached at 817-946-5952 or
robertlotman@sbcglobal.net
.

      There is Beauty all around you,

IMPORTANT  DATES:
April 7               Tour of Fire Station and Fire Academy
April 14 & 17 (Friday and Monday) Good Friday and Easter Holidays
April 28             Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Weather permitting)
May 1                TUITION DUE for 2017-18
May 15 & 16      Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 22 – 26       Adventure Trip
May 26               Last Day of Semester.

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The Moment You Were Born / Best Electric Cars / Friday: Doss Heritage and Culture Center

“I will trust in the Lord
with all my heart;

I will lean not on my own
understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

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In our Odyssey
to inhabit Eternity,
we may come to see
with each new morning Sun,
our lives have just begun.

My Dear fragile Flowers,
do not fade away
until you see
the Light of Day –
the Light of God’s Love
dawning
like the Sun,
shining down upon
everyone.

“When you feel
a peaceful Joy,
that’s when
you are near
the Truth.”
Rumi

Through the Looking Glass
of Love,
a Secret Garden
beckons you to see
the deep Springs
of Life
flow from the Summers
of Joy and the seasons
of sorrow.

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            Do not fade away.

Clothed we may be
with the Fragrance
of Forgiveness
in the Meadows
of our morrow.

As we
are rescued
by our tears,
purified
by the Heart,
to give us the Gift
of Compassion.

“The deeper that sorrowgibran
carves into your being,
the more Joy
you can contain.”

–  Kahlil Gibran

Yes,
My Friends,
Life is a fact.
But Love
is far, far more.

petals-pink

    Until you see the Light of Day

Love is
what truly is,
what will always be,
and is so very far away,
until your smile
Graces another precious Life
on this day

Love
is what you desire
and need never fear,
what seems far away
and is near,
so near
you can never see,
so real
it may never be.

  The Light of God’s Love

Love
is all we want,
all we really are.
It is
what we Worship
and what we Pray for.
It is now
and everlasting,
today
and ever more.

The Love in your Heart
was never put there
to stay.
To have Love
and hold it,
all you need do
is
give it away.

“My faith is renewed photo
knowing that quick pleasures are nothing.
But the pleasures of God
are beyond understanding.”
Trevon Morris

                        God’s Love
is Eternally
what was
and will always be.

“In faith,
we know this to be true:
God spoke me into my mother’s womb,
and he has anointed me
to teach his ways to others.”
Pastor Rick Warren

       Love is far, far more.

What came to pass
the moment you were born?
A silent Prayer
was answered from Beyond,
a Sacred Call
that dawned
a new day,
and Hope
became the Horizon
for everyone
your Life touches,
from the very precious moment
YOU
were born.

Goodnight.
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from my mother’s womb
you have been my God.”
Psalm 22:10

Best Electric Cars For City Drivers
by Keiren in Nifty Homestead (click here for more)

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Kobot ll a 2 seater, http://www.kowatmk.co.jp

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             MeyersNmG

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                        Chery

When you call His name
It’s like a little Prayer.

“Though I may not know the answers,
I can finally say I am free.
And if the questions led me here,
Then I am who I was born to be.”
Audra Mae, Tim Mikael Larsson,
Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren

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Somewhere in Time We Stand Still / Drinking Water Purity / Friday: Half Price Books and Movie – Hidden Figures

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    Remembering all the Beauty

A River
of Precious Memories
flows through our Hearts.
And we are kept adrift
by a gentle breeze
of Love,
that fills the Sails
of Time.

But somewhere
time will
stand still,
while waters
of the River of Life
continue to fill our days
and ebb and flow
reaching high tide
to renew our ways.

“He who believes in Me,
 ‘From his innermost Being
 will flow rivers
of living water.'”
John 7:38

Such beautiful memories,
lovely and peaceful
like the flowing melody
of Sacred trickling water,
express what words
cannot say,
as they lift our Spirits
toward the Heaven
of a new Day.

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  The Heaven of a new Day.

“Blessed are those
who can give
without remembering

and take
without forgetting.”
– Elizabeth Bibesco

My Dear Friends,
in beholding
the Magnificence and Grandeur
of our Sacred Reflections,
our cherished moments
frozen in fragments of time,
we are awe-inspired
by what is left,
what, in our mind, survives,
in remembering all the Beauty
that has surrounded
our lives.

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Lovely and peaceful, like a flowing melody.

How humble and thankful
we should be,
that we are so
deeply Loved,
we were never blinded
by what we
could not see.

The Light
of awareness
is the dawn
of rebirth.

Rebirth and Renewal
encompass us all the time.
It is in every aspect of our Being
and in everything that surrounds us.

In the Natural World,
it is the Natural Order
of things.
It reminds us
of our strength, our resilience,
our rebirth,
so that we can survive
the storms of our Life
and
Blossom once again.

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“Those who have seen
the darkest of nights

truly appreciate
the full Glory of Dawn.”

Lydia Dawn

There comes a time
when reflective thought
leads us to know,
that the deep regrets of the past
become totally irrelevant
to Tomorrow –
when you allow
the Holy Spirit
to replace regret
with Reverence.

“Love will abide,
take things in stride.

Sounds like good advice
but there’s no one at my side.

And time washes clean
love’s wounds unseen.

That’s what someone told me,
but I don’t know what it means.”
– Gary B. White

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         The Dawn of Life itself.

Tomorrow
is not just the first day
of the rest of your Life,
it is the Dawn
of Life itself,
the Moment of Rebirth
and the death
of darkness.

My Friends,
we can never be found
in the darkness
we endure,
only in the Light
we search for.

“Ring the bells that still can ring. cohen-b
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack,
a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
– Leonard Cohen

Taker and giver,
accuser and transgressor,
now and not never,
or forever and ever,
the frailties of our Humanity,
can set us
adrift upon a violent sea
of a Life devoid of Love,
deprived
of even
the will to be.

But in the sweet
by-and-by,
Love profuse enough
to fill the Heart’s Treasury,
can find us
adrift upon a lake
of Beautiful Memory.

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    In the Light we search for.

For,
by the very Breath of God,
a gentle breeze fills the Sails
of our yearning,
as we cross over
the great divides of Life,
with the Compass
of His Compassion.

As we traverse
the Earth,
we fly in the sky
at times, it seems,
with unearthly Visions
and Dreams.

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We fly in the sky of unearthly visions and dreams.

Our Earth
is a source of Life,
not a resource.
More than the firmament
beneath our feet,
it is the ground
of our Being,
a Gift from God,
to treasure
and to keep.

And Prayer
is the Pathway
of our own
Spiritual Journey,
leading to inner Peace
and timelessness.
.
The greatest Gift
is
Life itself.

And to be possessed
of Love,
is
to be possessed of Life,
and hear the lovely,
peaceful flowing melody
of everything
God wills for
YOU.

You can feel the Power of Love
in the Hope
that God will hear you
when you turn to Him.

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The music of your Life
is the Sunshine of your Soul
and expresses what words cannot.
It can lift the essence
of your Being
towards Heaven.

 Great is our Father.
Wonderful are His Creations.

When you look at Life and living
through the lens of Love,
you see astonishing and miraculous things
that reflect the Will of God in you,
in your Heart.
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ALL the conditions for everything are just perfect.

We all travel through this Earthly Life
as pilgrims.
 May we have compassion
on all those who travel
with us.
.
Contemplate the deeper reality
that is all the Beauty
that surrounds you.

The fact that all the conditions
for everything are just perfect
for life to exist on our planet,
is nothing short of astounding.
It is
a Beautiful Miracle
of Creation.

And so are
YOU.

Goodnight.

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        Perfect for life to exist.

Drinking Water Purity

from the International Institute
for Building Biology and Ecology
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Is the water that you drink and bathe in healthy? If you are on a community water system the US government requires them to publish a CCR (Consumer Confidence Report) or Annual Water Report and make it available to the public. If you get water from a private or shared well, you will need to test your own water.  There are a broad range of solutions for filtering contaminants out of your water so that you and your family can receive the healthiest water possible. The first step is finding out what is in it.

Following is a list of common concerns and filtration strategies for each. Disease due to waterborne contaminants can be transmitted on foods that have been washed in tap water, by breathing in the spray such as in a shower or near a decorative fountain, or by direct consumption. Common contaminants found in the water supplied to indoor environments include but are not limited to: Microbial, Inorganic (includes lead, asbestos), Organic (other than microbial), and Pesticides and Herbicides.

Microbial contaminants include living organisms, such as bacteria, parasites, and algae, as well as viruses (viruses are not considered to be alive because they cannot reproduce without a host cell –your own cells, for example). While waterborne disease are most prevalent in developing countries, the United States and Canada are seeing an increase in the occurrence of waterborne disease associated with viruses and parasites, one prominent example being Legionella bacterium, which can cause a serious pneumonia-like infection. The only home filter systems capable of filtering down to the viral size range are the reverse osmosis or ultra filtration-type membranes, or ceramic filters. It should be noted that activated carbon filters can become a breeding ground for bacteria and hence should never be used on a source of water that is not bacteria free.

Inorganic contaminants are elements not bound to carbon and hydrogen. The term inorganic includes metals (and their alloys, like iron, copper, aluminum, brass, bronze), minerals (such as salt, asbestos, silicates, arsenic, fluoride) and mineral-based chemicals and non-metallic elements, like silicon, phosphorus, arsenic, lead, fluoride, and chlorine. Some metals are necessary trace nutrients for our metabolic biochemistry, but can become toxic in too high a dose, such as Chromium, Copper, and Selenium.  Other metals are toxic only, such as Lead, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Thallium, and Mercury, with no known safe level in the body. The best means known to remove inorganic contaminants from water is reverse osmosis.

Organic contaminants are those which have a bond between a carbon atom and a hydrogen atom (CH), and include microorganisms and manmade organic compounds. Many of them are naturally occurring organic chemicals, and innocuous. The organic chemicals we consider water contaminants are man-made, synthetic chemicals such as solvents, petroleum-based chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and PCBs.  Since the 1930’s, production of synthetic organic chemicals has increased almost exponentially, and only a relative handful of them are directly regulated via the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Organic chemicals have been dumped into our surface waters by industrial plants since manufacturing began. This dumping, coupled with the constant runoff of agricultural chemicals into surface waterways, has led to our present situation where almost all fresh water shows some signs of organic pollution. The sole answer for removal of most synthetic organic chemicals is activated charcoal. Probably the best overall scheme for protection is to have a large capacity activated charcoal filter at the point of water entry into the house, with an additional stage of reverse osmosis for drinking and cooking water.

Pesticides and Herbicides are a subset of synthetic organic chemicals that deserve special attention as water contaminants.  Mostly petroleum based, these chemicals started finding widespread use in the 1940’s, and the first warning signs were not evident until the early 1960’s when scientists began to realize that many of these chemicals are very long-lived in the environment, and cause harm to wildlife well beyond their intended targets.  Since these compounds can actually become concentrated in the fat cells of animals from their food sources, they ultimately end up in us too.  For example, even though DDT has been banned for decades, it can still be found in the breast milk of new mothers. These chemicals get into our water from agricultural runoff, spraying on private residential lawns and golf courses, aerial spraying for bug control, and countless other means. The most effective means of removal for pesticides, herbicides, and other synthetic organic chemicals is reverse osmosis. Activated charcoal filters can also be very effective at removing pesticides, but they have limited capacity and need to be maintained diligently.

The World Health Organization states that 80% of infectious diseases worldwide are waterborne. If your tap water has not been filtered by the processes cited here above, you are likely drinking, cooking, washing your food, and bathing with contaminated water. It is worth noting that viruses and single-celled parasites are resistant to extermination by chlorine, itself a contaminant, which is usually the first line of defense in most parts of the United States against microbiological contaminants.

For a more thorough understanding of drinking water purity in homes, schools, and commercial buildings, we encourage you to download the syllabus for our annual 5-day seminar IBE 211 Indoor Air & Water Quality, by clicking here.

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      In every aspect of our Being.

Friday:

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      Our Earth is a source of Life.

“A word of encouragement
during a failure
is worth more than
an hour of praise
after success.”

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allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research. Fair use is permitted by copyright statute. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.