A Prelude to Infinity / Remembering Margarete Pross / Friday: Fossil Mania

“Sparks electric only strike
on Souls electrical alike.
The flash of intellect expires,
unless it meet
congenial fires.”
Hannah Moor

Oh,
precious Earth made Child.
We were given feet of clay,
and Wings.

Our Lives
are
a prelude to
Infinity,
our roots
in the Heavens,
not
underground.
Profound Revelations
guide us
to the Source of all
Beauty.

And when,
My Dear Friend,
does this Life
end?

No.
Not when your
Heart
ceases to beat.
It stops
when our Heart fails
to comprehend
the Love and Compassion
that dwells
within.

We all possess
a longing
for the unknown.

Yes,
the Immensity and Beauty
of the Universe
is Our Home,
and it is
little known.

“Among all the realities of the invisible world,
mediated to us by the disclosures and promises of God,
and to which our Faith responds,
there is none that more strongly calls into action
this faculty for grasping the unseen
than the Divine pronouncement through the Gospel,
that, though sinners,
we are Righteous in the judgment of God.
That is not only the invisible,
it seems the impossible;
it is the paradox of all paradoxes;
it requires a unique energy of Believing;
it is the supreme victory of Faith
over the apparent reality of things;
it credits God with calling the things that are not
as though they were;
it penetrates more deeply into the Deity of God
than any other act
of Faith.”
Geerhardus Vos,
Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached
in the Chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary

     Our Home is little known.

Buried deep
within our will to be,
is a Promise,
a Sacred Promise of God Almighty,
to Forgive
and to heal,
and always be.

We weavers
of Dreams,
and other things,
possess
the unexplainable feeling of longing
for a time and place,
we do not know.

And this,
My Precious Friend,
can be a sign
of recognizing
the identity of the Soul.
To envision a picture of a certain place,
unknown in time and space,
may trigger the Soul
to feel a great longing,
a feeling like
we have been there
before.

And
who knows?
The waves of Oceans deep
land upon every
shore,
like the Love
of God
that seeks a way
into every
Heart.

George Matheson

“I give thee back the Life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
O Light that foll’west all my way,
I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;
My Heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my Heart to thee;
I trace the Rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.”
George Matheson

Oh Lord,
grant that our Lives
restore
the borrowed Day,
the Sacred Gift
of
Celestial Love,
given
from Above.

Goodnight.

Remembering Margarete Pross

Once upon a time,
a couple of college friends and I invited
our dear friend and teacher, Mrs. Margarete Pross,
to join us for an evening of music
with John Gary at Hardin-Simmons University.
.
What a magical evening it was.
And later, she cried at the thought that her students
would care enough to
include her in our plans.
.
Those tears still flow though our Hearts,
down though time, and into the lives we
live today.
.
She shared the tragedy of her Life –
of how her husband, holder of both a law
degree and a Ph.D. and Chair of the Department
of Speech at a nearby University, died suddenly.
She felt that without his presence at the school,
she was unfairly dismissed
from her teaching position at this University.
.
Now it was evident that she was fending for herself,
in a very real struggle to merely
survive.
Mrs. Pross was teaching Speech,
along with the Joy of Living,
at a small junior college in, of all places,
Ranger, Texas,
when our group came to pick her up for
the John Gary concert
at her home.
.
As she wiped away tears from eyes
that were always
filled with such compassion for her students,
I looked around at the very humble
surroundings she lived in.
I was mortified at the so-called apartment
she merely existed in.
And I thought privately, how can such circumstance toss
such a Beautiful Human Being
into this.
.
The place made her three students want only to quickly leave.
It was at this time that we decided to assist her in finding
decent living accommodations.
We succeeded in finding a nice
garage apartment for her,
and we included her in our lives,
as much as we could.
.
We finally departed that evening for Abilene
to truly enjoy
a night of music with John Gary in concert,
a great steak dinner,
and as many one liners and jokes as she could endure.
What we created was a great friendship
that lasted many years.
And it began with that evening.
.
Such is the way with the quiet lives we live.
So many teachers,
so many tears, so many lonely evenings,
when it looks as though
no one cares.
All of her students felt, deep in our hearts,
that
this Lady cared deeply for us,
and she made us care
a great deal more than we thought we could.
We learned from her that
much of what we do,
in small ways for others,
really matters.
It creates Joy,
keeps us alive,
and makes our brief Lives
worth living.
.
And in sharing a little of your time and yourself,
you discover
that your life is richer.
You find that Life is more than just living
you discover that
Love is everywhere
and in everyone
and, to your surprise,
in YOU.
.
And that you have plenty
to share –
that
your Cup runneth over,
with Love.
.
So,
in this moment,
before your Life ceases
to stir the endless sea of Time,
while tears of remembrance can still flow over you,
tell the teacher that held you in her Heart
how much it mattered
that someone cared,
when it seemed, perhaps,
that no one else
would.
.
Take her by the hand,
waltz her out the door,
and share a moment of gratitude
for all the Love that still abides
with you.
.
Life
is like a string of pearls,
consisting of brief moments
of Joy.

And few of them!

Goodnight.
.

W. Somerset Maugham “The secret to Life
is meaningless,
unless you discover it
yourself.”

W. Somerset Maugham,
Of Human Bondage

This week in Philosophy Class:
we will enjoy viewing the Anderson School Production
of Julius Caesar
performed by our students
last Spring in our great outdoor theater.
Our appreciation goes to
Nick Meagher
and
Director George X Rodriguez.
Thank You
for your support.
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2018-19 Anderson School Calendar
First Semester

Oct. 26                                                Fossil Mania in Glenrose

Nov. 2                                                  Museum of Science & History

Nov. 19 – 23                                        Thanksgiving / Fall Break

T. B. A.                                                Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 7                                                  Texas Civil War Museum

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                   Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                   Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                   Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                 Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                             Scarborough Renaissance Festival ………….                                               Student Day

May 20                                                Prep. Day for Adventure Trip (no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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As The Years Pass By / Drinks that Will Relax Your Nerves / Important Dates

“O Lord,
Thy Spirit’s Aid impart,
And fill me with Devotion’s Fire;
Create anew my waiting Heart,
And Heavenly breathings there inspire;
Bid Heart and flesh cry out for Thee,
And Thou my
Joyful
portion be!”

William Gadsby

The reflections of our Creator.

So comforting,
the flow of knowing
Words
that once were mine,
are yours.

Held forever,
the Sacred Divine.
A Prayer.

Who gives the Divine Gift,
to forgive
and forget the wrong
that is done?
And thus
it is undone,
and long ago
forgotten.

My Friends,
there is
a Truth in
your eyes,
when your smile
speaks
to the Heart
of someone in need.

The silence of
knowing
that Love abides,
enters the Heart,
and there
it thrives.

“So we stood
hand in hand,

like two Children,
and there was Peace in our Hearts
for all the dark things
that surrounded us.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

                Peace in our Hearts

Humankind
is the Crown
of all Creation,
the materialized Dream,
the Vision seen,
brought to Light and Life,
by God
in a Dream.

Every footnote
of our mysterious Human History,
written or unseen,
focused upon a plane
of illusion.
For we refused to see
the reflections of
our Creator
in you and me.

We were
many layers of knowledge
away
from envisioning
Today.

No one
could have even imagined
the computer age,
the bizarre and unnatural
implications of Quantum Mechanics,
or genetic engineering
leading to Biological Immortality.

Elizabeth Blackburn
is a renowned Biologist.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize
in Physiology or Medicine in 2009
for the discovery of how chromosomes
are protected by Telomeres
and the enzyme Telomerase.

She is currently the President
of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Telomeres
are deeply engaged in our lifetime.
As we Humans age,
Telomeres shorten, which leads to aging.
The Telomere is influenced by Telomerase.
Please take note:
Artificially nudging up Telomerase
could increase the risks of cancers.
So what are we supposed to do?

Don’t worry.
We can control Telomerase
by our mind and lifestyle.

“Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace, deep peace.

Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you.
Deep peace of the wandering wind to you.
Deep peace of the flock of stars to you.
Deep peace, deep peace.

Pure red of the whirling flame to you.
Pure white of the silver moon to you.
Pure green of the emerald grass to you.
Deep peace, deep peace.”
Jake Walton, Donovan Leitch
click here to listen

Please take a few minutes
and enjoy listening to
Elizabeth Blackburn’s lecture.
click here (and scroll down)


Elizabeth H. Blackburn receiving her Nobel Prize
from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
.

“Some scientists studying this
may be interested in treatments of diseases
such as aging and cancer through gene repair
or the transplantation of artificial organs
or animal organs in the future.

They ultimately predict
that Human life can be increased
to Infinity lifetime extension.”

read more

The material World,
is always dreaming
of another wonderland
of Love.

Possessing the Spirit of a Child.

My Dear Parents,
as we cradle
our precious Child
in arms warm
and inviting,
and look into
the only eyes
that ever truly will see
what will be,
we are separated
by a common destiny,
as our Sacred Children
one day will look back
at you and me,
and this wondrous
moment.

Possessing the Spirit
of a Child
is an indispensable condition
for entrance into the Kingdom
of God,
not Earthly possessions
or Worldly greatness,
but the simplicity,
naturalness,
the upward look of tenderness
in the
Life of a Child,
the Child Spirit.

The nature of a Child
is revelation
of the Divine Nature.

“Verily I say unto you,
except ye be converted,
and become as little Children,
ye shall not enter into
the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Matthew 18:3

As we seek
answers
to questions unseen,
look to the tender,
hitherto unseen,
the one
who held your hand
as you presumed
to lead,
but who showed you
the way.
Yes,
the Child
of your many
Dreams.
.
“Nothing, I learned,
brings you into the present  Catherine Lowell
quite like holding hands.
The past seemed irrelevant;
the future, unnecessary.”
Catherine Lowell,
The Madwoman Upstairs

  A testament to the Heart
is anchored in
God’s Eternal Love.

Goodnight.

According to studies, relaxing has phenomenal health benefits. These include reducing stress, insomnia and also discouraging the development of cancer and heart diseases. These benefits aside, it is just a good thing to relax. Urmet Seepter discusses some of the natural drinks that you can take to calm your nerves and relax.

 Drinks that Will Relax Your Nerves

By

1. Pure Coconut Water

Although coconut water has been associated more with its energy-boosting capabilities, it can also help you sleep better. It is an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, the two ingredients that helps muscles relax. Potassium and magnesium also regulate digestion and improve blood circulation. A small cup of coconut water is richer in potassium than 2 bananas. Also, coconut water is rich in B vitamins that help reduce stress and can also lessen the risks of lower blood pressure and heart attack. It is one of the best remedies you can drink to calm your nerves naturally.

2. Warm Or Hot Milk

Hot or even warm milk is great for a person who feels that his nerves are shot and they want to fall asleep. Milk contains an amino acid known as tryptophan and this is what helps you calm your nerves. If you want sweet antioxidant boost, mix it with a little honey. Next time you are unable to calm your nerves, just drink warm or hot milk. It can work wonders.

3. Tart Cherry Juice

According to studies, drinking tart cherry juice has overwhelming benefits to your body. Some of its advantages include reducing inflammation associated with arthritis and heart disease, encouraging normal levels of uric acid (this can ease gout), lowering blood cholesterol, encouraging healthy joints and improving muscle recovery.

It also has great sleep advantages in addition to promoting a lovely skin. It is common to see some of the best athletes take this drink in the middle of their performances. You may not be a world-beating athlete but if you include this drink in your daily regimen, it will do you good especially with relaxing.

4. Herbal Teas

There are many herbal teas that can help your anxiety.
However, it is important that whatever tea you choose to take, it should not contain caffeine. Below are the common herbal teas that you can drink to calm your nerves.

  • Kava. This is by far the best known herbal tea for dealing with anxiety. Many times, its effects are likened to those of Buspar, a common anxiety drug, and it appears to possess all the traits of a herbal remedy. This includes being non-addictive, completely natural as well as the fact that it can be consumed whenever needed. However, it is instructive to take note of a few things regarding kava tea. Firstly, the kava tea bought at your local grocery store is not good enough to relax you. While the basic teas provide only 30-50 kavalactones, you need up to 300 or more for you to see any calming effects. The trick is to find a purer herbal tea, such as those that are normally stocked in tea shops. Also, it is advisable to mix it with a drink that contains fats, like coconut milk or butter.Another thing is that kava is very strong and is likely to interact with certain medications. Also, never take it with alcohol. If you have liver disease, kava tea is not for you. NB! This drink must not be taken without a doctor’s nod.
    .
  • Passionflower Tea. Passionflower tea works similar to kava. However, it is not strong the way kava is but has lots of benefits. It offers great calming effects the same way kava does but it does not have the side effects associated with kava.
    .
  • Valerian Root Tea. This type of herbal tea is not necessarily designed for anxiety. However, it still has the calming effects that can soothe anxiety symptoms. Traditionally, valerian tea was used to aid people in sleeping. Many people who suffer from insomnia use valerian root tea to help them catch a few winks of sleep.

5. Oat Straw

Oat straw may be good for you if you want something to drink to calm your nerves. It is a well known remedy that has been used over the years to cure exhaustion and depression. However, this is not a magic drink that will relieve you of your anxiety in an instant. It must be taken for some time, like a month, for it to have calming effects on you. You can find it in stores that sell natural remedies and herbs.

6. Green Tea

Green tea has many health benefits, and one of these is stress relief. The reason for its stress relief is mainly because of theanine it contains, an important calming agent. Like the herbal teas above, it is important that you drink decaffeinated green tea. Caffeine is in fact a stimulant and cannot produce the calming effects that you need.

7. Honey-Infused Drinks

If, for some reason, you cannot use herbal teas, just take any of the drinks mentioned above and infuse them with honey for roughly two weeks. When you feel ready to drink a cup, just mix a table spoon of honey or tea mixture into hot water, hot milk or coconut water and drink it up. It will calm your nerves and help you relax.

Relaxing is important for a healthy person. However, the busy lifestyles that most of us find ourselves in today deprive us of time to relax. But the good news is that there are indeed natural drinks that you can take to calm your nerves.

Important Dates
Dec. 23 – Jan. 8                    Christmas Holidays
Jan. 9 (TUESDAY)                Second Semester Begins
Jan. 15 (Monday)                 Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

Trip Details are posted each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net

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Everywhere I look / Questions for Deep Reflection / Important Dates

                         The allure of the unknown.

There is more
Majesty
in Mystery,
than in
knowing,
more Time
in a moment of
Wonder,
than in certainty,
drawn asunder.

Knowing
possesses innate limitations,
while
never knowing,
contains elements
of the Eternal,
and the allure
of the unknown.

                            We long to comprehend.

Deeply embedded
within our desire
to know,
dwells
a more deeply seated
need,
to accept
the unknown.

Yes,
we long to comprehend
the unfathomable Mysteries
of the Universe.

  But so often
as we look back,
what began with a deep focus,
faded to
black.

                               Everywhere we look.

But,
everywhere we look,
God’s Love
we find.
Victory belongs to the
power
of this Love.
Christ came to bring us
that message.

My Friends,
when our Time
on Earth
is through,
the only thing
that will truly matter,
is that someone Loved
YOU.

         The only thing that will truly matter.

As science and technology
permeate more and more
dimensions unknown,
and our consciousness
opens wide the door
for the “unnatural”
to become more and more
of the “natural”,
our separation from
the Beautiful World of Nature
will widen
evermore.

The Majesty of Mystery
gives us connection
to Life itself.
The reason
is Beautifully
Mysterious.

 “All our knowledge
brings us nearer to our
ignorance
.

And all our ignorance brings us nearer to
death.

But nearer to death,
no nearer to God.

Where is the life,’ he asks,
‘that we have lost in living?’
It is possible, is it not, to lose Life
while you are living it.”
T. S. Elliot

Yesterday, by The Beatles

Interestingly,
a Japanese researcher,
Mr. Emoto,
has studied water crystals
and observed the molecular changes    in water
resulting from our thoughts,               our words
and even our music.
Loving and happy thoughts
form Beautiful crystalline patterns,
and hateful and unhappy thoughts
form distorted crystalline patterns.

Positive thoughts create
positive realities.

Heartbreak Hotel,  by Elvis Presley

The research of Mr. Emoto
indicates that consciousness
permeates all things,
even and especially,
us.

According to H.H. Mitchell
in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the brain and Heart
are composed of 73% water,
the lungs are about 83% water,
the skin 64% water,
muscles and kidneys 79%,
and our bones are 31% water.
read more

Little wonder
that our very fragile,
water born bodies
are highly susceptible
to damage due to
our separation from the positive
and Beautiful World of Nature,
as so many precious lives
fade to
black.

Knowledge,
possesses innate
limitations.

Is has been well established
that Psycho-social and environmental
stress factors contribute to
self-destructive behavior.
And the environment
WE created
is replete with
many causes of
stress.
It seems
that we forgot
what Life is truly
all about.

Suicide rates
are rising at an alarming pace in America,
according to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The suicide rate went up
24 percent
just between 1999 and 2014,
according to the CDC.
click here to read more

“How excellent
is Thy Loving Kindness, O God!
therefore the children of men
put their Trust under the Shadow of
Thy Wings”
Psalm 36:7

    Connection to Life itself.

My Dear Friends,
have you lost
Loved ones,
as have I,
who never knew
how much you
Loved them?

Why?

The only
in Lonely
is the one
you
never met.

God exists
to show us how to give,
teach us how to live,
and guide us
with His
Love.

So much
of what Mankind
has come to know,
has led
to the dread
of anything more
ever becoming
known.

Yes,
there are limits
to what may
be seen,
what we may
be shown.

“Great
is the Mystery
of Godliness,”

1 Timothy 3:16

My Dear Parents,
precious is the sound
a child hears,
when you say
out of Love,
NO.
This far
you may come
and no farther
.

To know
this sound belongs
to me,
coming through you
from Above,
is to know
another way
you say the word,
Love.

Eternity
lies enfolded within
a Sacred
sigh
of relief,
knowing your child
is safe,
within the sound of your voice,
and Joyfully living
between two beats
of your Heart,
the one past
and the one
to be.

Eternity
lies between
not knowing,
and knowing,
YOU
are
within reach.

Eternity
is in every Moment.

Goodnight.

      Everywhere we look, God’s Love we find.

Questions
for Deep Reflection
from Job 38:5-39

“Where were you when I laid the Earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
 
Who marked off its dimensions?
Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
 

On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone,
while the     morning stars sang together and all the Angels shouted for Joy? 
“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the Womb
when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, 
when I said,This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? 

“Have you ever given orders to the Morning, shown the Dawn its place, 
that it might take the Earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?  The Earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. 
The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.
“Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? 
Have the gates of death been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
 

Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the Earth?
Tell me, if you know all this
“What is the way to the abode of Light?
And where does darkness reside?
 

Can you take them to their places?
Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
 

Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years! 

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow
or seen the storehouses of the hail
which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? 
What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,
or the place where the east winds are scattered over the Earth?
 

Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, 
to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,  to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass? 
Does the rain have a Father? Who Fathers the drops of dew? 

From whose Womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the Heaven
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen? 
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? 

Can you bring forth the Constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? 

Do you know the Laws of the Heavens?
Can you set up God’s Dominion over the Earth?
 

“Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? 

Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
Who gives the Ibis wisdom or gives the rooster understanding? 
Who has the Wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars of the Heavens
 
when the dust becomes hard and the clods of Earth stick together? 
“Do you hunt the prey for the Lioness
and satisfy the hunger of the Lions?
Job 38:5-39

 The only in Lonely is the one you never met.

Important Dates
Dec. 22 Friday                      Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 8                    Christmas Holidays
Jan. 9 (TUESDAY)                Second Semester Begins
Jan. 15 (Monday)                 Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

Trip Details are posted each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net

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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.

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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

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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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This Land of Mine / Cell Phones and Cancer / Friday: Western Currency Facility

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Keep well the forests, deep and green. Keep well our only home.

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      Keep lit the lamp of Hope.

In the Face of Love
there is nothing more
needed,
there is nothing left
to lose,
there is no where else
to go,
no need to choose.

In the wink of an eye
our Lives are turning.

What is this World
without you?

My Dear Friend,
without you,
our World would be
devoid of all Hope
that you
could ever be
the answer
to someone’s Prayer,
the Hope
in someone’s Heart,
the Salvation
of someone’s Soul.

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I gave this Land my toil free. It gave my Life to me.

The things in Life
that matter,
have nothing to do
with things,
and everything to do
with you.

“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.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber

The wind blows cold
when you are not there,
to warm the Heart
of one
deep in Prayer
to hear you
say,
my Love
is here,
here to stay.

My Friend,
the only real treasure
on this Earth
is a Heart
of Gold.
And the only
real measure
of Life
are the of tears
of Joy
you came to know,
and those spread upon
the ground
when its time for you
to go.

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Care for the Living, ever present Dream.

Portraits
cannot be hung
on the empty
walls
of a hollow Heart
you allowed to beat
for only you.

My Dear Parents,
in our overly zealous rampage
to compete in a world of illusions,
our fragile children
suffer for their sanity.
Many
do not survive.

Unfurl your empty arms.
Embrace
this fleeting moment
with your Child.
The saving Grace
is knowing
all a Child ever wants
is for you to:
“Love me.
That’s all I ask
of you.”

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I give to you for your safe keep.  This Land of mine I call my own.

You are truly in
the Everlasting Arms
of God
when in the warm embrace
of your Child.

You can live
for evermore,
because of this
day,
the day an Angel
sings,
and you are a Child once again,
a Child
of your Dreams.

If Truth be told,
you are reborn
on the day
a child draws
Life from Love
and gives it back
again.

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And for the giving, and for the receipt.

Bitter memories
are stilled to silence
in a Forest
of Loving Dreams.

Today we stand
lost in a vast Universe
beyond our comprehension.

And there
we shall remain,
until the day
we share our Love
for everyone.

The light and dark
of our days on Earth
reflect the nature of death and birth.
We cannot have one
without the other.
We learn to appreciate
the Gifts of Wisdom
contained within their embrace.
But there is nothing to fear,
if we look into the shadows
and discover the Light they contain,
Light born of Knowledge,
illuminating Wisdom,
pointing the way
to Love.

Within the Vaults of Heaven
are many Loving
Hearts.

Goodnight.

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  In a Forest of Loving Dreams.

“Old man take a look at my life,
I’m a lot like you.
I need someone to love me
the whole day through.
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell
that’s true.”
– Neil Young

Cell Phones and Cancer

The World Health Organization
has classified cell phone radiation
as class B carcinogen.

Dr. David Carpenter,
Dean at the School of Public Health
State University of New York,
believes that up to 30% of all childhood cancers
are associated with
electromagnetic (EMF) radiation exposure.

Cell phones emit high levels
of electromagnetic radiation
directly into your head,
actually heating it up in the process.
There is increasing amounts of scientific evidence
linking this to brain cancers.

Multiple recent studies,
including international scientists,
are urging governments to place stricter regulations
on cellphone use,
particularly due to the latest outcome
of their investigations:
Young people who use cell phones
before the age of 20
are five times more likely
to be at risk for malignant brain tumors
than children who do not use mobile phones.

Researchers of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report
agree that approximately ten years of cell phone use
may lead to tumors.
There are significant studies that directly correlate
RF radiation from cell phones with brain tumors.

read more on cell phones and birth defects

Studies report that:

The chance of developing a brain tumor
goes up as much as 40%
after a decade of cell phone use.
Yes people are 5 times more likely
to develop a brain tumor
if they began using a cell phone before the age of 20.
People have twice the risk
of developing the cancer known as “Glioma”,
if they use their cell phones for half an hour a day
for more than a decade.

People using cell phones for 2000 hours
have 240% greater risk for malignant brain tumors.

A significant report was released in 2009
by the International EMF Collaborative,
a team of international EMF scientists and activists,
entitled “Cell Phones and Brain Tumors:
15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin
and the Truth Behind Interphone”.

read more on children and cell phones

Another study by an Israeli research group
found that there’s recently been a sharp 4-fold increase
in malignant tumors of the parotid gland
on the side of the face
the cell phone users generally hold the phone.
Parotid tumors have historically been very rare
and have shown up in people after the age of 50.
Most cases since 2001 have occurred
in people under the age of 20.

Cordless land line phones
emit high levels of EMF radiation
and can be even more dangerous than cell phones!
And usually we speak longer on cordless phones

More than 31 million children use cell phones daily –
close to four hours a day.
Cell phone radiation danger to children
is especially of concern,
as children absorb 50% more radiation than adults do,
because their skulls are thinner and smaller,
and EMFs penetrate much more deeply into their brains.
Their brains are more conducive to radiation
due to the higher water and ion concentration
in a developing brain.

Many health symptoms
due to cell phone radiation
show up early on and may precede
more serious disorders and diseases.

They include:

  • Chronic colds & flues
  • Headaches and “mind-fog”
  • Digestive disorders
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Memory Loss
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Dizziness

Brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia
as the number one cancer killing children,
and many scientists believe
this is directly linked to the exponential increases
in cell phone use
and other wireless devices.

One of the most comprehensive studies
testing the cell phone – cancer link on children
was conducted by Professor Lennart Hardell in Sweden.
The results of the study indicate that
children and teens
are 5 times more likely to get brain cancer
if they use cell phones.

A study conducted in 2009
by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
on autistic children
and their mothers during pregnancy
shows significant results,
strongly suggesting that:

electromagnetic radiation
in the sleeping environment
of the mothers during pregnancy,
as well as electromagnetic radiation
in the sleeping environment of children,
may be a key contributing factor
if not a causative one –
in neurological impairments in children,
including autism.”

click here to read more

Forgive us Lord,
for we know not
what we do.

Come on Folks,
put the [expletive deleted] phone down
and just talk to your child.
Old fashioned conversations
are GREAT!
And
much safer.

THAT
is called Love.

Now,
don’t CALL me
and tell me
you agree.

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      With my Love.

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The Beautiful Tapestry of Life / What Children Need Most / Classes Resume on January 5

Dedicated
with all the Love
in my Heart
to our daughter
Annie,
born on a very special and Sacred
December 29.
On that precious day
we truly felt
the Love of God.

“The love of God
is greater far

than tongue or pen
can ever tell.”
– Frederick Lehman

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“Blessed is he,
who in the name of charity and good will,
Shepherds the weak
through the valley of darkness,
for he is truly his Brother’s keeper
and the finder of lost Children.”
– Ezekiel 25:17

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Love is the most Beautiful thing on Earth.

An Existential dimension
is woven into the Beautiful Tapestry of Life.

Existentialism is a realm of Philosophy
concerned with
the meaning of Human existence.
It looks closely at Love,
and the meaning of Life,
and at death.
It looks at how we deal with
and value
the meaning of our own
very brief existence.

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           I exist for you.

 As parents of a precious child,
this existential dimension leads us
to questions
later in Life:

Who was I?
What was my purpose in Life?
Where was my existence directed?
What did I achieve in Life?
What was the meaning of my Life
to others?

But, in reflection,
as the parent
of a new born child,
your Heart simply said:

I am here.
I exist.
And I exist for you.
I will let nothing harm you.
My words will always welcome
and warm you.
Let me be everything you are.
Let me dry your tears
and always be beside you,
to guard you and guide you,
and Love you
until the end
of time.

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          It is your Light.

Such is the Love
of a Mother and a Father
for their precious
Child.

Such is the Love
of your Father in Heaven above
for you.

“Verily, verily, I say unto thee –
ye must be born again”
– John 3:5,7

My Dear Friends,
everyday
your child is born
again.
And the answers
to Life’s existential questions
may be found
in the very first moment
you held your newborn
child:

I am here.
I exist.
And I exist for you.

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Let me guard you and guide you.

You can venture into
sophisticated aspects
of Love.

But this Love,
this Existential Love,
cannot be conveyed
in mere words.

It is
your shelter from the storm,
your light,
your freedom
from ever knowing
the night.

This Love will follow you
wherever you go,
because it never left you.
It will guide you
when you never have to
think about it.

My Friends,
the manner we choose

to Live and Love
becomes Life,
a truly beautiful
Existential existence.
It blossoms
as the Truth
and is the same Love
God feels for His Child,
YOU.

Or Love and Life
can become
a Lie.

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It has been searching for you.

Love
is the simplest thing on Earth,
the most powerful,
and the most beautiful.

To find it
all we need do
is surrender
our Heart.
And to whom
do we surrender
our fragile Hearts?

To everyone.

Love existential,
My Dear Friends,
will find you.
It has been searching for you.
Look around.
You will see it
in the eyes of everyone,
and every Living thing
you meet.
You felt such Love
on the day
of your Child’s birth,
and on the day
your were born.

Everyone
has a Heart,
a Human Heart,
that longs to Love
someone.

Like you.

Goodnight.

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    This Love will follow you.

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read more
from Growing a Jeweled Rose

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    A truly beautiful Existential existence.

“Love is the only way to grasp another human being
in the innermost core of his personality.
No one can become fully aware
of the very essence of another human being
unless he loves him.

For the first time in my life
victorI saw the truth
as it is set into song by so many poets,
proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers.
The truth –
that Love is the ultimate and highest goal
to which man can aspire.
Then I grasped the meaning
of the greatest secret that human poetry
and human thought and belief have to impart:
The salvation of man
is through love
and in love.”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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         Through love and in love.

Important Dates 
(subject to change)

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                     Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                      Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                       Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                      President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)      Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                     Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                 Adventure Trip

May 26                                      Last Day of Semester

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Love existential will find you.

A Morning in Every Moment / Negative Influence of Social Media / Thank You Officer Brandon Gilbert / NASA 2016 Pictures of the Day / Friday: T. B. A.

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            Let your Spirit take you.

The greatest Blessings of mankind
are within us.
They are within our reach.

Far, far beneath
the Splendor and the Majesty
of this moment,
we hide our Hearts
in a shadowy existence.
But
there is no darkness
when we choose
to banish the night.

My Dear Friends,
there is a Light,
bright shining like a Star,
that belongs to you.
You cannot see it
by gloom of night.
But wait.
With your fervent Prayer
it will unfurl its Splendor
and burst into sight.
And there
will be your delight.

Yes,
there is a morning
in every moment
that brings a Love story
to Life.

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   There is a Star that belongs to you.

Gently,
close your tired eyes,
and surrender to the Heart
that truly possesses you.
In the darkness
of your fears
is the Light,
a Light Divine.

Your mind
can never begin the journey
to be free,
until you leave
the vexing years
that knew you.

Let your Spirit take you
where your fears
cannot bind you,
to where your dreams begin:
to where your Heart sings
and you savor the flavor
of every single moment
Love and Life can bring.

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                  Peace attend Thee

There is a harmony
only you can write.
It will take you
to where you long to be,
to where the mind
fragrantly forgets,
to where the Heart
takes flight.

And
if you look down
upon your own Creation,
the only explanation
you will have found
is the Love that abounds
all around.

And if you look
even deeper,
within your very Human Heart,
you will find YOU
hiding deep inside.

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  The future is the past dreaming.

Yes,
begin a new journey!
Leave all thoughts of the World
you knew before.
Let your Spirit take you
where you so long to be:
in Love with Love,
and in Love with Life,
and at last
free.

“Ninety-nine percentfuller
of who you are
is invisible
and
untouchable.”

Buckminster Fuller

Always,
will we be
frozen in time,
until the day we realize,
tis’ the Heart that truly sees,
not the finite
mind.

Love is:
a Peace
that longs to attend Thee,
an acceptance
that this moment
harbors Infinity,
a knowing
God will send Thee
visions of His Light,
to pierce that darkest dark
of every night.

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              Begin a new journey!

So sleep My Friend
and Peace attend Thee
and Pray to God
to send Thee
His ever present Light,
so that you may truly see
through the lens of Love
there is no
night,
no unfeeling cold,
no darkness to stir and wake
the imagination to fright,
to silently abandon your defenses
and heighten sensations
that steal from you
every day and night.

You can Live
as you’ve never Lived before,
and Love everyone
and every Living thing
in sight.

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Love is
the most Beautiful thing
we can experience.
Bring your Love Story
to Life,
and be unafraid
to brave the Dawn.

The Human Heart
has its own gravity,
and the center of gravity
is the Heart’s desire.

The future
is the past
dreaming.
Let your Dream
begin.

Goodnight.

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Be unafraid to brave the Dawn.

“You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep,
‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave tear drops everywhere.

youngYou’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare
I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
 awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause
everything is never
as it seems
.”

Adam Young
.

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      This moment harbors Infinity.

Social media
is great for sharing personal experiences,
but it has a strong negative influence
on our lives,
as it prevents us
from actually experiencing life!

The lack of face to face communication
puts a toll on our lives,
making it harder for us
to really communicate
with other people.

When you gather with friends
there are good times,
which are not going to come back.

Encourage
your children to leave
the phone at home.
Give them a chance
to truly live
Life.

“Success consists of goingwinston
from failure to failure
without loosing
enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill

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Arlington Police Officer

buys struggling mom new car seats
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 Photo:  Fox4 News.com

From Fox4 News.com comes another beautiful story of Love and Compassion. An Arlington mother got more than she expected after she was pulled over. Instead of writing the woman a ticket for broken car seats, the officer bought new ones.

Alexis Jones says she knew her car seats were in really bad shape and was waiting until black Friday to go out and get new ones. But the Arlington police officer got to her first.

Jones was with her 3-year-old daughter and her 9-month-old son, and Arlington Police Officer Brandon Gilbert was ready to write her a ticket.

“The car seat was broken. It was a very old car seat,” the officer said. “And there really wasn’t any way of restraining the child that was inside the car seat because it was broken.”

Jones already was trying to manage a new job and a new apartment. The dash cam shows the officer putting the car seat on the hood of the patrol car and helping her with it.

“I thought about taking enforcement action,” Gilbert admitted. “But then I thought that’s not gonna help her.”

But it wasn’t until he got home that Officer Gilbert decided he needed to respond – not as an officer, but as a fellow parent.

Officer Gilbert brought two big boxes of car seats and stuffed animals,” Jones said. “And I was just in total shock. It was just it was amazing, actually.”

Gilbert used his own money to buy two car seats. He brought them over to her house and showed her how to install them.

“Lord willing I don’t, but if I was to get in a car accident, they would be safe,” Jones said. “I just feel so much better every time I drive my car.”

It was an act of Love and Kindness that Jones says made all the difference in the world.

If you can further assist Alexis Jones please contact Officer Gilbert at the Arlington Police Department. And may God Bless You.

Thank you officer Brandon Gilbert.
We Love you too.

 click here to read more from
William Anderson’s tribute to Peace Officers
in
Guardians of the Gardens of Life

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“If I could be a little girl again
This is how I wish it would have been.
I’d watch slowly the flowers grow,
I’d watch slowly the rivers flow,
If I could be a little girl again.

If I could be a little girl again
This is how I wish it would have been.
I’d watch the sunrise every day,
and see the sunset come what may.
If I could be a little girl again.

If I could be a little girl again
This is how I wish it would have been.
I’d kiss the birds, and love the bees
And make sure that I climbed every tree.
If I could be a little girl again.

If I could be a little girl again
I’d never miss a beat of life
Until the Lord says your mine tonight,
Then with eyes glowing alive and bright
I’d be that little girl again.”
– Gail C. Berreitter

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Savor the flavor of every single moment.

“Nothing comes from violence
and nothing ever could.
For all those born
beneath an angry star

Lest we forget
how fragile we are.

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star,
like tears from a star

On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are,
how fragile we are.”

– Sting

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      Where the Heart takes flight.

“Learn from those who can teach you.
The experiences of those who preceded us
in our ‘dead poets’,
help you walk through life.
Today’s society is us ‘poets alive’.
Do not let life pass you live without that.”
– Edu Fau
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May I 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.
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

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                                         (subject to change)
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Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                      Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                     Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                      Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                       Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                      President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)      Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                     Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                 Adventure Trip

May 26                                      Last Day of Semester

May 27                                     Dr. A admitted for therapy (you understand)

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“For Love one can die. But for the      lack of Love, one will surely die.”          – Wm. C. Anderson

Astronomy Pictures of the Day Archive 2016
NASA images are in the public domain

Enjoy!

aurora-over-juno-nasa2016 December 06: Aurora over Jupiters South Pole from Juno
2016 December 05: Lightning over Colorado
2016 December 04: Official Star Names for Orion
2016 December 03: Galaxies in Pegasus
2016 December 02: A Triple Star is Born
2016 December 01: Flaming Star Nebula
2016 November 30: Milky Way over Shipwreck
2016 November 29: W5: The Soul of Star Formation
2016 November 28: Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble
2016 November 27: Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System
2016 November 26: East to West, Light and Shadow
2016 November 25: Apollo 17 VIP Site Anaglyph
2016 November 24: Ring Scan
2016 November 23: NGC 7635: Bubble in a Cosmic Sea
2016 November 22: Plutos Sputnik Planum
2016 November 21: Nova over Thailand
2016 November 20: NGC 4414: A Flocculent Spiral Galaxy
2016 November 19: IC 5070: A Dusty Pelican in the Swan
2016 November 18: Philadelphia Perigee Full Moon
2016 November 17: Soyuz vs Supermoon
2016 November 16: The Heart and Soul Nebulas
2016 November 15: Cold Weather Delayed over North America
2016 November 14: Supermoon and Space Station
2016 November 13: Super Moon vs Micro Moon
2016 November 12: NGC 891 vs Abell 347
2016 November 11: NGC 7822 in Cepheus
2016 November 10: Great Rift Near the Center of the Milky Way
2016 November 09: M63: The Sunflower Galaxy from Hubble
2016 November 08: The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula
2016 November 07: Inverted City Beneath Clouds
2016 November 06: Starburst Cluster in NGC 3603
2016 November 05: ISS Fisheye Flythrough
2016 November 04: Portrait of NGC 281
2016 November 03: NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe
2016 November 02: M27: The Dumbbell Nebula
2016 November 01: Arp 299: Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies
2016 October 31: Ghost Aurora over Canada
2016 October 30: Halloween and the Ghost Head Nebula
2016 October 29: Moonset at Whitby Abbey
2016 October 28: Haunting the Cepheus Flare
2016 October 27: A Giant Squid in the Flying Bat
2016 October 26: Propeller Shadows on Saturn’s Rings
2016 October 25: Clouds Near Jupiter’s South Pole from Juno
2016 October 24: HI4PI: The Hydrogen Sky
2016 October 23: Eagle Aurora over Norway
2016 October 22: Cerro Tololo Trails
2016 October 21: Full Moon in Mountain Shadow
2016 October 20: The Tulip in the Swan
2016 October 19: M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster
2016 October 18: The Antlia Cluster of Galaxies
2016 October 17: An Atlas V Rocket Launches OSIRIS REx
2016 October 16: Cylindrical Mountains on Venus
2016 October 15: Gemini Observatory North
2016 October 14: Herschel’s Orion
2016 October 13: Galaxies from the Altiplano
2016 October 12: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
2016 October 11: The Cygnus Wall of Star Formation
2016 October 10: The Winds of Earth
2016 October 09: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station
2016 October 08: Moon, Mercury, and Twilight Radio
2016 October 07: The Hydrogen Clouds of M33
2016 October 06: Trifid, Lagoon, and Mars
2016 October 05: A Crumbling Layered Butte on Mars
2016 October 04: Nest of the Eagle Nebula
2016 October 03: Explore Rosetta’s Comet
2016 October 02: Aurora Over White Dome Geyser
2016 October 01: Rosetta’s Farewell
2016 September 30: Lynds Dark Nebula 1251
2016 September 29: Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope
2016 September 28: NGC 3576: The Statue of Liberty Nebula
2016 September 27: Jupiter’s Europa from Spacecraft Galileo
2016 September 26: Gaia: Here Comes the Sun
2016 September 25: Saturn from Above
2016 September 24: Heart and Soul and Double Cluster
2016 September 23: Harvest Moon Eclipse
2016 September 22: Sunset at Edmontonhenge
2016 September 21: Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5
2016 September 20: The Helix Nebula in Infrared
2016 September 19: 50000 Kilometers over the Sun
2016 September 18: Starry Night Scavenger Hunt
2016 September 17: M33: Triangulum Galaxy
2016 September 16: Full Moon over Brno
2016 September 15: Retrograde Mars and Saturn
2016 September 14: The North and South Jupiter
2016 September 13: NGC 1672: Barred Spiral Galaxy from Hubble
2016 September 12: Philae Lander Found on Comet 67P
2016 September 11: All the Water on Planet Earth
2016 September 10: The Launch of OSIRIS REx
2016 September 09: The Wide and Deep Lagoon
2016 September 08: Mars in the Clouds
2016 September 07: Eclipse to Sunset
2016 September 06: The Whirlpool Galaxy and Beyond
2016 September 05: Spiral Meteor through the Heart Nebula
2016 September 04: Io over Jupiter from Voyager 1
2016 September 03: Reunion Island Eclipse
2016 September 02: Little Planet Astro Camp
2016 September 01: Light at the End of the Road
2016 August 31: Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico
2016 August 30: Aurora over Icelandic Fault
2016 August 29: Young Suns of NGC 7129
2016 August 28: Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens
2016 August 27: Lunar Orbiter Earthset
2016 August 26: The Milky Way Sets
2016 August 25: Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet
2016 August 24: Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars
2016 August 23: Gigantic Jet Lightning over China
2016 August 22: Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma
2016 August 21: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August
2016 August 20: Gamma rays and Comet Dust
2016 August 19: Perseid Fireball at Sunset Crater
2016 August 18: Perseid Night at Yosemite
2016 August 17: Meteor before Galaxy
2016 August 16: Five Planets and the Moon over Australia
2016 August 15: Human as Spaceship
2016 August 14: The Keyhole in the Carina Nebula
2016 August 13: Perseid from Torralba del Burgo
2016 August 12: The Easterbunny Comes to NGC 4725
2016 August 11: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds
2016 August 10: Colliding Galaxies in Stephans Quintet
2016 August 09: Mars at Closest Approach 2016
2016 August 08: Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta
2016 August 07: Io: Moon over Jupiter
2016 August 06: Las Campanas Moon and Mercury
2016 August 05: Apollo 15 Panorama
2016 August 04: M63: Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field
2016 August 03: Behold the Universe
2016 August 02: A Rocket Booster Falls Back to Earth
2016 August 01: Behind Saturn
2016 July 31: A Huge Solar Filament Erupts
2016 July 30: Ripples Through a Dark Sky
2016 July 29: Blue Danube Analemma
2016 July 28: Herschel’s Eagle Nebula
2016 July 27: M13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars
2016 July 26: Puzzling a Sky over Argentina
2016 July 25: Deep Magellanic Clouds Image Indicates Collisions
2016 July 24: M2 9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula
2016 July 23: Summer Planets and Milky Way
2016 July 22: Galaxy Cluster Abell S1063 and Beyond
2016 July 21: Falcon 9: Launch and Landing
2016 July 20: Dark Dunes on Mars
2016 July 19: Color the Universe
2016 July 18: The Orion Nebula in Infrared from HAWK I
2016 July 17: Mercury on the Horizon
2016 July 16: The North Celestial Tower
2016 July 15: NGC 2736: The Pencil Nebula
2016 July 14: NGC 1309: Spiral Galaxy and Friends
2016 July 13: M7: Open Star Cluster in Scorpius
2016 July 12: Chasing Juno
2016 July 11: Aurorae on Jupiter
2016 July 10: Moon Meets Jupiter
2016 July 09: Noctilucent Clouds Tour France
2016 July 08: The Swirling Core of the Crab Nebula
2016 July 07: The Altiplano Night
2016 July 06: Arp 286: Trio in Virgo
2016 July 05: The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi
2016 July 04: IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula
2016 July 03: The Cat’s Eye Nebula
2016 July 02: Firefly Trails and the Summer Milky Way
2016 July 01: Juno Approaching Jupiter
2016 June 30: The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness
2016 June 29: From Alpha to Omega in Crete
2016 June 28: Juno Mission Trailer
2016 June 27: Anticrepuscular Rays over Colorado II
2016 June 26: Jupiter’s Clouds from New Horizons
2016 June 25: Strawberry to Honey Moonrise
2016 June 24: Sagittarius Sunflowers
2016 June 23: Solstice Dawn and Full Moonset
2016 June 22: Cirrus over Paris
2016 June 21: NGC 6814: Grand Design Spiral Galaxy from Hubble
2016 June 20: Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge
2016 June 19: Galaxy and Planets Beyond Bristlecone Pines
2016 June 18: Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula
2016 June 17: Comet PanSTARRS in the Southern Fish
2016 June 16: Northern Lights above Lofoten
2016 June 15: GW151226: A Second Confirmed Source of Gravitational Radiation
2016 June 14: The North America and Pelican Nebulas
2016 June 13: Unexplained Dimmings in KIC 8462852
2016 June 12: A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay
2016 June 11: The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies
2016 June 10: NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula
2016 June 09: Pluto at Night
2016 June 08: The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble
2016 June 07: Night on Venus in Infrared from Orbiting Akatsuki
2016 June 06: The Supernova and Cepheids of Spiral Galaxy UGC 9391
2016 June 05: Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula
2016 June 04: The Shadow of Surveyor 1
2016 June 03: NGC 4631: The Whale Galaxy
2016 June 02: Three Planets from Pic du Midi
2016 June 01: Tycho’s Supernova Remnant Expands
2016 May 31: Stars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula
2016 May 30: Galaxy Evolution Tracking Animation
2016 May 29: Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
2016 May 28: Cat’s Eye Wide and Deep
2016 May 27: The Great Carina Nebula
2016 May 26: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula
2016 May 25: NGC 5078 and Friends
2016 May 24: Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks
2016 May 23: Inside a Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector
2016 May 22: LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide
2016 May 21: Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition
2016 May 20: 3D Mercury Transit
2016 May 19: The Surface of Europa
2016 May 18: Halo from Atacama
2016 May 17: The Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared
2016 May 16: Clouds of the Carina Nebula
2016 May 15: Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest
2016 May 14: Falcon 9 and Milky Way
2016 May 13: ISS and Mercury Too
2016 May 12: A Transit of Mercury
2016 May 11: A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO
2016 May 10: Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds
2016 May 09: Webb Telescope Mirror Rises after Assembly
2016 May 08: Mercurys Transit: An Unusual Spot on the Sun
2016 May 07: Three Worlds for TRAPPIST 1
2016 May 06: NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula
2016 May 05: The SONG and the Hunter
2016 May 04: A Mercury Transit Sequence
2016 May 03: Aurora over Sweden
2016 May 02: Crossing Mars
2016 May 01: Contemplating the Sun
2016 April 30: Moon over Makemake
2016 April 29: Fermi’s Gamma-ray Moon
2016 April 28: A Dust Angel Nebula
2016 April 27: Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Star Cluster
2016 April 26: NGC 6872: A Stretched Spiral Galaxy
2016 April 25: Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant
2016 April 24: M16: Pillars of Star Creation
2016 April 23: Milky Way in Moonlight
2016 April 22: NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
2016 April 21: The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy
2016 April 20: Galaxy Einstein Ring
2016 April 19: Andromeda on the Rocks
2016 April 18: The International Space Station over Earth
2016 April 17: Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand
2016 April 16: Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System
2016 April 15: Mercury and Crescent Moon Set
2016 April 14: Full Venus and Crescent Moon Rise
2016 April 13: Orion in Red and Blue
2016 April 12: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from Earth and Space
2016 April 11: The Comet and the Star Cluster
2016 April 10: Cassini Approaches Saturn
2016 April 09: A Green Flash of Spring
2016 April 08: Lapland Northern Lights
2016 April 07: Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte
2016 April 06: Auroras and the Magnetosphere of Jupiter
2016 April 05: Cancri 55 e: Climate Patterns on a Lava World
2016 April 04: Lucid Dreaming
2016 April 03: Close up of the Bubble Nebula
2016 April 02: Pluto’s Bladed Terrain in 3D
2016 April 01: Europa: Discover Life Under the Ice
2016 March 31: Big Dipper to Southern Cross
2016 March 30: NGC 6188 and NGC 6164
2016 March 29: NASA’s Curiosity Rover at Namib Dune (360 View)
2016 March 28: Orion’s Belt and Sword over Teide’s Peak
2016 March 27: NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars
2016 March 26: Solstice to Equinox Cubed
2016 March 25: Close Comet and the Milky Way
2016 March 24: Hickson 91 in Piscis Austrinus
2016 March 23: The Great Nebula in Carina
2016 March 22: Rainbow Airglow over the Azores
2016 March 21: Alaskan Moondogs
2016 March 20: A Picturesque Equinox Sunset
2016 March 19: 3D Ahuna Mons
2016 March 18: The W in Cassiopeia
2016 March 17: Close Comet and Large Magellanic Cloud
2016 March 16: A Phoenix Aurora over Iceland
2016 March 15: Cheering a Total Solar Eclipse
2016 March 14: Dark Nebulas across Taurus
2016 March 13: Neon Saturn
2016 March 12: The Flash Spectrum of the Sun
2016 March 11: Lunar Shadow Transit
2016 March 10: Dark Sun over Ternate
2016 March 09: Edge On Galaxy NGC 5866
2016 March 08: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom
2016 March 07: Mystery Feature Now Disappears in Titan Lake
2016 March 06: A Solar Prominence Eruption from SDO
2016 March 05: Cities at Night
2016 March 04: Sculptor Galaxy NGC 134
2016 March 03: Moons and Jupiter
2016 March 02: Unusual Clouds over Hong Kong
2016 March 01: NGC 3310: A Starburst Spiral Galaxy
2016 February 29: Julius Caesar and Leap Days
2016 February 28: IC 1848: The Soul Nebula
2016 February 27: Northern Pluto
2016 February 26: The Tarantula Nebula
2016 February 25: Highest, Tallest, and Closest to the Stars
2016 February 24: USA’s Northeast Megalopolis from Space
2016 February 23: A Supernova through Galaxy Dust
2016 February 22: Flying Over Pluto’s Moon Charon
2016 February 21: M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind
2016 February 20: Where Your Shadow Has Company
2016 February 19: NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis
2016 February 18: Hitomi Launches
2016 February 17: Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia
2016 February 16: Star Forming Region S106
2016 February 15: White Rock Fingers on Mars
2016 February 14: A Heart Shaped Lenticular Cloud
2016 February 13: Yutu on a Little Planet
2016 February 12: Two Black Holes Merge
2016 February 11: LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes
2016 February 10: Galaxies in the River
2016 February 09: The Rise and Fall of Supernova 2015F
2016 February 08: Light Pillars over Alaska
2016 February 07: Advanced LIGO: Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded
2016 February 06: Five Planets at Castell de Burriac
2016 February 05: Massive Stars in NGC 6357
2016 February 04: Dwarf Planet Ceres
2016 February 03: Galaxy Wars: M81 versus M82
2016 February 02: Comet 67P from Spacecraft Rosetta
2016 February 01: Find the Man in the Moon
2016 January 31: MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula
2016 January 30: A Five Planet Dawn
2016 January 29: Hidden Galaxy IC 342
2016 January 28: Elliptical M60, Spiral NGC 4647
2016 January 27: An Airglow Fan from Lake to Sky
2016 January 26: A Candidate for the Biggest Boom Yet Seen
2016 January 25: Where Your Elements Came From
2016 January 24: Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out
2016 January 23: Big Dipper, Deep Sky
2016 January 22: 21st Century M101
2016 January 21: The View Toward M101
2016 January 20: Stars and Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula
2016 January 19: A Dark Sand Dune on Mars
2016 January 18: Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star
2016 January 17: The Galactic Center in Infrared
2016 January 16: The View Toward M106
2016 January 15: Wright Mons in Color
2016 January 14: Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud
2016 January 13: Reflections on the 1970s
2016 January 12: The California Nebula
2016 January 11: A Colorful Solar Corona over the Himalayas
2016 January 10: Sun Storm: A Coronal Mass Ejection
2016 January 09: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300
2016 January 08: Prometheus and the F Ring
2016 January 07: High Energy Andromeda
2016 January 06: Comets and Bright Star
2016 January 05: The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen Sulfur and Oxygen
2016 January 04: Earthset from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
2016 January 03: A Starry Night of Iceland
2016 January 02: Sky Lights in the New Year
2016 January 01: Comet Catalina Tails