Our Children of the Holocaust / The Great Milkweed Grow Out / Spring Break This Week

Dedicated to the memory
of the precious Children
who died in the holocaust.

were OUR children.

    Our children are the sons and daughters of us all.

There are many stories to tell.
And our children love to hear them.
Some tell of hope, survival and salvation,
Some of Love everlasting.

My Dear Friends,
we need to share them.

As I stood at the grave
of a man I deeply admired and loved,
beyond belief,
I paused to reflect upon the meaning of his Life,
and mine.
He first appeared to me at the tender age of ten.
His name, Werner Bendorf,
and his Life is forever engraved in my memory
and vibrant and alive in my Heart.
He still lives
in my Life, day by day,
between every beat of my Heart,
he smiles, he laughs, he is vibrant
in my memory
still shares his Love.
My heart continues to beat
because of his deep and abiding Love,
because the depth of his compassion
was far greater than anything
I had ever known.

He became the Father I never knew.
He was a Father to many young Souls,
and a Savior to me.
And by the Grace of God,
a survivor of the Holocaust
and a Divine Gift
to everyone.

shared many private thoughts
with me during our years
I am in tears
as I share
the next moment.

How well I remember
beside a glowing campfire
one evening,
he told me in a calm
and very quiet voice,
that he sought
in his Heart
for those who had
caused so much pain,
so much misery.
And we Prayed
for Forgiveness.

What a remarkable

I still Pray
that all may be

I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord,
Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord,
if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my Heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have born my peoples pain.
I have wept for Love of them,
They turn away.
I will break their Hearts of stone,
Give them Hearts for Love alone.
I will speak My word to them,

Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord,
Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord,
if You lead me.
I will hold Your people
in my Heart.
Dan Schutte
click to play the beautiful “Here I Am Lord”

We sculpt the future
with our imagination,
what we perceive to be.
And by our transgressions,
forget that I am

In the act of forgiving
the mind is Blessed,
as it forgets.
The Heart Divine
no longer remembers,
set free from deep regrets.

The Love of God
Is like a raging
River of Light,
carrying Salvation
into the dark
pit of Night.

So this Life,
this Dream,
from which we awake one day,
will find us forgiven,
should we ask to be,
and forever
in the Bright Morning Light
of God’s Eternal Love.

And breathless will we be,
in Love
with Love,

“Oh I believe there are,
Angels among us
Sent down to us,
From somewhere up Above.
They come to you and me,
In our darkest hours
To show us how to live,
To teach us how to give
To guide us with the
Light of Love.”
Steve Goodman, Becky Hobbs

To this day,
I consider the youngest son
of Werner Bendorf,

to be my Brother.
I remember
dozens of memorable camping trips with him
when his precious Father,
was our Scoutmaster of
Troop 17.

I was Honored
for our own son,
Alexander Allen Anderson,
to be named after him.
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         Werner Bendorf with Alex and Annie

to the United Nations:

“One and a half million Jewish children
perished in the Holocaust.

Tens of thousands
of other children were also

– girls and boys who faced sheer terror and evil.

Many were orphaned by the war,
or ripped away from their families.

Many died of starvation or disease
at the hands of their abusers.

We will never know
what these children might have contributed
to our

And among the survivors,
many were too shattered
to tell their stories.

            . . .  too shattered to tell their stories.

we seek to give voice to those accounts.

That is why the United Nations
continues to teach the Universal lessons of the Holocaust.

It is why we strive to promote children’s rights and aspirations
– every day and everywhere.

Raoul Wallenberg

And it is why we will continue to be inspired by the shining example of great humanitarians
such as
Raoul Wallenberg.
(read more)


as we remember all those lost
during the Holocaust – young and old alike –   I call on all nations to protect the most vulnerable, regardless of race, color, gender or religious beliefs.

Children are uniquely vulnerable
to the worst of Humankind.

We must show them the best
this World has to offer.”

General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations

The fate of Jewish and non-Jewish children
fell into the following categories:

(i) killed immediately upon arrival at the death camps — toddlers to 12 years old;
(ii) Killed immediately after birth — Babies in camps, particularly in Ravensbrück (the women’s camp) and in the women’s camp within Auschwitz-Birkenau;
(iii) selected for forced labor or for medical experiments — adolescents aged 12 to 18;
(iv) hidden by prisoners in concentration camps or by non-Jews in Nazi-occupied territories;
(v) escapees from ghettos who joined partisan groups in the forests of eastern Poland or became members of Polish or Jewish underground organizations; and
(vi) massacred in reprisals such as at Lidice in Czechoslovakia and Oradour-sur-Glane in France.    read more

“A child is precious,
a clean slate ready to absorb
the Breath of Life and Experience,
and a bundle of potential
waiting to
be unleashed upon the World.”

Over a million possessors of youth
were erased from our world,
killed because of their race,
and helpless victims of intense hatred.

We must look at their deaths as witness
of the cruelty hidden in Humans,
which may be released if a future Holocaust was to arise.
Only by understanding the potential of evil
in all of
us may we prevent another tragedy.

Youth is priceless,
and we must remember the children
who were sacrificed for an evil ideal,
and insure that this ideal stays
buried with time.
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– by Steven Ostrowski

To purchase this powerful
commemorative poster,
or the recently published book in association with
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives,
Searching for Anne Frank: Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa,
or other items relating to Anne Frank,
for either yourself, your children, or a library,
click here.

 May God Bless you and your family
as we Pray for the precious
children lost in a haze of hatred.

My Dear Friends,
our children
are the sons and daughters
of us


“God will look to every Soul
like its first Love
because He is its first Love.”

C.S. Lewis

                         What is Great Milkweed Grow Out?

Great Milkweed Grow Out is an initiative at Desert Botanical Garden to grow milkweeds for monarch butterfly conservation. Monarch butterflies have declined as much as 90% over the last two decades. The good news is that you can help! In the United States, loss of milkweed habitat is a major factor in the decline of the monarchs. You can help by planting milkweed and nectar plants in your backyard.

Milkweed (genus Asclepias) is the only plant that monarch butterflies can lay their eggs on and that caterpillars can eat. Without milkweed, monarchs will not survive. Arizona has 30 species of milkweed native to the state, which means you can find the right milkweed for your backyard.

Great Milkweed Grow Out is increasing both the numbers and species of milkweed available. We are collecting seeds across the state and propagating them. We donate a percentage of our milkweeds to other non-profits and sell milkweeds to the general public through the Desert Botanical Garden’s bi-annual Plant Sale and the Garden Shop. We also plant pollinator gardens at 6-10 schools every year and present about monarchs and milkweed at local community centers.

What can you do for monarchs?Monarch Butterfly

You can plant a butterfly garden! Top 5 tips for planting a butterfly garden:

  1. Include host plants: Butterflies will only lay their eggs on particular plants, and it is the only food source for caterpillars. We call these hostplants. Just don’t be surprised when the plants are eaten by the caterpillars. Milkweeds are the hostplants for monarch butterflies.
  2. Nectar (flowering) plants: Nectar plants provide food for the adult butterflies.
  3. Don’t use insecticides: Insecticides will harm the adult butterflies and their caterpillars. They are harming YOU!
  4. Don’t use herbicides: Herbicides will kill the necessary host and nectar plants.
  5. Shelter: Medium to large-sized trees provide shelter for the butterflies in inclement weather and protected places for the caterpillars to form their chrysalises.

For desert-adapted butterfly plants, check out the butterfly plant guide. Find Desert Botanical Garden grown milkweeds and other plants at the bi-annual Plant Sale and Garden Shop.

Caring for Arizona native milkweeds

Did you buy a native milkweed from Desert Botanical Garden, and want to know how to care for it? Here are some general planting instructions:

  1. Seedlings (in a black cone) can be planted in the ground or in a larger pot. Milkweeds in a 1-gallon pot can be planted in the ground.
  2. Dig the hole only as deep as the roots but twice as wide. Set the soil aside.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot, trying not to disturb the roots too much.
  4. Place the plant in the hole and carefully replace the soil you set aside around the roots. Maintain the soil line (make sure the soil is up to the same point on the plant that it was when the plant was in the pot).
  5. Gently tamp down the soil around the roots. Add more soil if needed to maintain the soil line.
  6. Lightly water the plant until the soil is saturated. Use drip irrigation or turn the hose on so the water just trickles.
  7. Water deeply every day for about 1 week so the roots can get established. Then water every 4-5 days after that. For Asclepias angustifolia, water every 2-3 days. In the summer you can water at the same frequency but for a longer period of time during each watering.

Information on native milkweeds:

White stem milkweed (Asclepias albicans)White Stem Milkweed

  • Grows to be 8-10 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.
  • Makes a great screen plant once full size.
  • Can handle harsh summer heat.
  • Requires very little supplemental water once established.

Arizona milkweed (Asclepias angustifolia)Arizona Milkweed

  • Grows to be 2-3 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide.
  • Prefers some protection from the harsh summer sun.
  • This species does best on the east or north side of the house or in light shade/filtered sun.
  • This species does better with additional water.

Antelope horns milkweed (Asclepias asperula)Antelope Horns Milkweed

  • Grows to be 1-2 feet tall.
  • Can handle full sun.
  • Plant on south, east or west side.
  • This species does better with additional water.

Giant Sand milkweed (Asclepias erosa)Giant Sand Milkweed

  • Grows to be 4-6 feet tall.
  • Can handle full sun.
  • Plant on south, east or west side.
  • This species requires little water.

Desert milkweed (Asclepias subulata)Desert Milkweed

  • Grows to be 3-4 feet tall.
  • Can handle harsh summer heat.
  • Likes to be planted in full sun.
  • Requires very little supplemental water once established.
  • Great host plant for queen butterflies.

Pineneedle milkweed (Asclepias linaria)Pineneedle Milkweed

  • Grows to be 3-4 feet tall.
  • Plant in full sun or partial shade.
  • This species does better with additional water.

Visit our Garden Shop for more information on purchasing a milkweed plant.

Photo Credits:
Adam Rodriguez – Monarch butterfly
Barry Breckling – Asclepias albicans
Brent Miller – Asclepias erosa
Max Licher – Asclepias-asperula

Great Milkweed Grow Out activities are supported by the Bureau of Land Management.



Your Happiness Matters Most of All / 8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body / Friday: SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

Can your eyes find the Sun?

Your happiness
most of all.

you take a look
can your eyes find
the Sun,
knowing the day
is not done?

All existence
to fade,
like the dimming
of the Light
when the Sun
takes flight.

as God in our
becomes Prayer,
we come to know
deep in our Hearts,
that day
is never done,
and all things,
all thoughts
become One.

       When the Sun takes flight.

As long as
dwells in our Lives,
our Lives can be
truly lived.
My Friends,
the great Truths
are simple:
hold someone
by the hand,
and let the Light of Life
begin again.

It does not
take much Love
to keep you
night and day.

We can Love
without complete
does that.
“Look at this man

So Blessed with inspiration.
Look at this Soul.
Still searching for Salvation.
I don’t know much,
But I know I Love you.
And that may be
all I need to know.”
Cynthia Weil, Tom Snow, Barry Mann
play song

             It does not take much Love.

    My Dear Friends,
a Life
left to chance,
may never

“I have no desire
to live comfortably,
nor do I wish
to be rich.
To be happy
is to wander freely,
to study the Book
of Nature
with my feet
over its

To taste the
it must be
The bitter of Life,
is far too often

Use your Love
to exhaust
your Hate.

Your happiness matters.

you stare into
the abyss
long enough,
the abyss
stares back at

Thomas Edison,
father of recorded sound,
and Alexander Graham Bell,
inventor of the telephone,
stared into the abyss,
and made these discoveries while
researching into the
Spirit World.

Edison wanted to
listen in on the
was invented as a result
of trying to capture psychic influences
on gases fluctuating in front of
a cathode ray tube.

The origin of the television set
was heavily shrouded in
spiritualism and the occult,
writes author Stefan Andriopoulos in his book
Ghostly Apparitions.

The television was intended as an almost
magical box
through which we could watch distant events unfold,
a kind of technological
crystal ball.

 Andriopoulos’s book puts the TV
into a long line of other “optical media”
that go back at least as far as
weird Renaissance experiments
involving technologically-induced
such as concave mirrors, magic lanterns,
disorienting walls of smoke, and other
ghostly apparitions”
and “phantasmagoric projections”
created by speciality devices.
These were conjuring tricks, sure,
but they relied on sophisticated understandings
of such basic things as light, shadow, and acoustics,
making an audience see –
and believe in
– an illusion.
read more
the origin of technologies
may help us
understand the allure
and the effect
they have upon our
Each new technology
is a whole new World.
And under every Flower there,
a serpent lies
“Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the Flower;

We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death
Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears”
– William Wordsworth
“Intimations of Immortality
from Recollections of Early Childhood”.

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it’s not just about how much you eat but the quality of the food you eat, and how safely it’s been produced. Read on for some of the worst foods you can put in your body –
you’ll certainly be surprised by a few!

Related: Top 10 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

1. Microwave Popcorn

Workers in microwave popcorn factories have actually developed an extremely rare form of lung cancer from inhaling fumes. If that isn’t enough of a reason to avoid the stuff, here’s another: the lining of the bags contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance that has been linked to several other forms of cancer and infertility.

Plus, so many microwave popcorns are loaded with bad fats and sodium. Homemade air-popped popcorn can actually be a health food, believe it or not, so stick to that for your next movie night.

Related: 25 Healthy Ways to Season Stove-Popped Popcorn

 2. Non-Organic Apples

Last year, apples won the dubious honor of being the most pesticide-laden produce. Because they aren’t very resistant to pests, apples tend to get sprayed more. They’re also treated with pesticides to extend their shelf life.  If you’re an apple lover, always, always, always buy organic  – or don’t buy ‘em at all. Your body will thank you!

3. Soda

Several studies have directly linked soda consumption to higher instances of cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, obesity—you name it. Diet soda isn’t off the hook, either. Here are 9 Disturbing Side Effects of Soda.

Related: How to Quit Soda Now

4. Chips

Many brands of chips contain unimaginable amounts of sodium and fat—one bag can often be more than a day’s worth. But it’s not just the nutritional concerns to think about here – chips also contain acrylamide, a chemical that comes with an increased risk of several forms of cancer and infertility. You can also find the scary stuff in french fries.

Try these instead: Crunchy Kale Chips with Sea Salt & Sesame Seeds

5. Canned Tomatoes

Aside from being far less delicious than the real thing, canned tomatoes have the added “perk” of bisphenol-A (BPA) on the cans’ lining. This is the stuff nightmares are made of: BPA has been linked to fetal abnormalities, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, thyroid issues and even cancer. It’s been banned for use in baby bottles, and overall bans are being considered nationwide. You can get up to 50 mg of the stuff from canned tomatoes; the acidity makes them more difficult to package than most products, so a safe alternative has been difficult to find. Your best bet, though, is to avoid them all together. Stick to fresh tomatoes or, if need be, tomatoes packaged in glass jars.

6. NonOrganic Celery

Celery is one of the dirtiest of all vegetables—the Environmental Working Group has founded dozens upon dozens of different pesticides on the non-organic stuff.  As with apples, go organic or don’t go at all.

7. Milk with Artificial Hormones

Many farmers give their cows artificial hormones so they will produce more milk — good for their bottom line, not so good for our health. These hormones lead to higher rates of another hormone, IGF-1, which is thought to increase instances of cancer in humans. Look for milk that is certified organic, or labelled with either BGH-free or BST-free.

Also Check Out: Skim Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good

8. Margarine

If margarine didn’t have any food dye in it, it’d be a delightful shade of gray. If that isn’t evidence enough, what is?!  Though margarine is often thought of as a healthier version of butter (there’s no cholesterol, right?) it’s also a wonderfully terrible source of trans fats – stuff that does, indeed, raise your cholesterol. Here’s your excuse to go back to the real stuff – or, of course, olive oil!

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The Silence Between Our Thoughts / Best Supplements to Fight Cancer / Atex Trash Service / Friday: Civil War Museum / Important Dates

In the silence
between our thoughts,
we share
the Unity of Life.

And in the Union
of our Spirits,
the place where we
is where we

“We shall not
cease from exploration.
And the end of all
our exploring
will be to
arrive where we started
and know the place
for the first time.”
– T. S. Eliot

The Voice
of the Hidden
is like
the crest of a Wave
before it crashes
upon the shores
of our awareness.

Not known,
it was never looked for,
not heard
in the silence
between two halves
of the whole.

                  The silence between our thoughts.

“It is in
the Silence between our thoughts
that we access our highest creativity,
our deepest intuitions
and our most profound
Mark Bunn

Within ourselves
we carry the Essence
of all
that has been,
all that exists,
all that is
Humanity’s Birthright,
and ALL the Hope
that persists.

We share
ONE Life,
one Cosmic Intelligence,
one first breath,
one dying wish –
that we truly
that we exhausted
our very brief Existence.

“Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw
all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

                Everything in Nature.

may be unwilling,
or unable,
to envision the Unity
of Life.
But we truly are ONE
with every Human Being,
every Creature that crawls
upon the Sacred Earth,
everything in Nature,
every day,
in many, many

The atoms
which compose our Being
are interchanging
with every other
Living Thing.

“Your physical body
walks in the World of Matter,
but a subtler aspect of you,
woven within and throughout
your physical body,

moves and interacts on a level
of pure energy.”

            We share.

We share the
Light of Life
transformed of the
We share the Hopes
and Dreams
of everyone.

“Science shows us
that everything is made up of energy.
It´s the building block of all matter.
The same energy that composes your body
is the same one that composes
the bricks of the house you live in, your car, your phone,
animals, trees and so forth.
It´s all the same.
It´s constantly “flowing”
and changing FORM
all the time.
This is the
Universal Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.”

We share
the spoils of Peace,
violently torn from wars
seemingly never done,
and share the Music of Life
from songs
never sung.

“Science cannot
solve the Ultimate Mystery of Nature.
And that is because,
in the last analysis, we ourselves are…
part of the mystery
that we are trying to solve”.
Max Planck

from the chaos
inextricably woven into
the Fabric
of what seems to be,
or may not be,
we are truly

        The Fabric of what seems to be.

Long lost,
we have found
all Truths
have a Time and Place,
all Prayers
come into
God’s Grace.

“We may not
impossibly be
ONE mask of many
worn by the
Great Face behind.”
Thomas Hardy 

the purpose of our Life,
of all Life,
is to make
the unconscious,
And if these are
one and the same,
one may seem to lead to
the other
and back again,
where it started,
or in another dimension,
be its Brother.

In our Communion
with God,
we may discover
our immersion in the
Universal Love
of ALL.

My Dear Friends,
God is Love.
And His Love
in you.

In the end,
we may arrive
where we started,
as God’s Eternal Love
crashes upon the shores
of OUR awareness,
and we come know our place
in His Heart,
for the first


in the unconscious
seeks outward manifestation,
and the personality too
desires to evolve out
of its unconscious conditions
and to experience itself
as a Whole.”
C. G. Jung

12 of the best supplements
to fight cancer

Certain bioactive compounds, found in foods, are known to have strong epigenetic (cancer correcting) benefits. Supplements concentrate those benefits.

Dr. Young S. Kim of the National Cancer Institute studied Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) which lie at the heart of cancers. She showed in her 2012 research that a poor diet could help CSCs re-grow into a full tumor again after chemotherapy had reduced it by even 70 per cent.

However, she also showed that certain bio-active compounds could prevent this re-growth. She talked of suforaphanes, curcumin, pipeline, vitamins A and E, genistein, theanine, choline, EGCG from green tea and others and she went on to add that you could obtain from quality supplements. Who are we to argue?

Although European and American research has shown a ´small but significant´ prevention factor (of about 7 per cent), we are not going to recommend you take a multivitamin and mineral if you already have the disease. Why? because the vitamins are usually synthetic and deficient, and the minerals include iron, which is known to HELP cancer cells thrive.

We think there are much stronger compounds to take:

The number 1 supplement. Long chain omega 3 is essential for cellular health, control of local inflammation, longevity and much, much more. Research shows supplementation, because it is daily and dose-controlled, actually provides more benefit than eating oily fish. Fish oils reduce the risk of cachexia, and can reduce polyps, the precursors to colorectal cancer.

Helps displace heavy metals from the body. Anti-oxidant mineral recognized more and more as essential in the fight against cancer; for example, German research shows it lowers prostate cancer risk.

Powerful immune system booster. But take a natural form that ideally combines all 4 tocopherols and all 4 tocotrienols. You simply cannot eat the daily quantities shown to be effective in scientific studies.

Rather than take vitamin A, go for superfood chlorella. People simply do not eat enough ´greens´, and chlorella is a ´super-green´. Wonderful source of both natural cis- and trans-beta-carotene, minerals and vitamin B-12, especially important if you employ a meat-free diet. This is how to get your vitamin A; your body will make what it wants from beta-carotene.

If you cannot get a couple of hours in the sunshine every day, you should consider supplementation of 5000IUs, as recommended by Harvard medical School. This vitamin is actually a hormone and has been shown to activate the immune system, reduce the risk of cancer and even correct cancer cells in research studies.

Research shows antioxidant, anti-ageing, anti-cancer benefits levels in tissues decline as you age. Essential to your mitochondria, U.S. research clearly shows you can recapture the levels of your youth by supplementation. Max 50 mgs a day. Above is wasted.

Shown in the American VITAL study to be the top anti-oxidant commonly available. It is an OPC, and Pine Bark Extract (another OPC but not in the research study) may be even better.

Equal with vitamin D and fish oils. Research shows a variety of health benefits; an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, this spice (Turmeric) seems to play a strong role in a number of anti-cancer pathways, and in other illnesses too. Prof. Aggarwal of MD Anderson claims he does not know a cancer it does not have a positive effect against. Take with olive oil and black pepper (pipeline) for maximum absorption.

B Vitamins are essential for correct cellular division and replication apart from playing a role in the nervous system and many of the senses. A  pre-cursor to diseases like Alzheimer´s and cancer has been shown to be the build up of Homocystein levels in the body. B Vitamins can keep this under control. Normally your gut bacteria MAKE your B vitamins (if you feed them fibrous foods). But after antibiotics and chemo, your gut bacteria will not be functioning properly.

Seems to play a prevention role in everything from dementia to strokes to cancer. It is now known to act as a pro drug with the CYP1B1 gene in cancer cells. The gene turns it in to picetannol which kills the cancer cell. Research is coming thick and fast on this natural compound found in organic red grape skins.

Again, new research abounds on the abilities of this compound to block the ´velcro patches´ on the outside of cancer cells, reducing their abilities to stick to each other and to new tissues. This reduces metastases.

I3C can convert aggressive oestradiol into a safer sister, and even modify oestrogen receptor sites on cells (much like Tamoxifen) and prevent dangerous oestrogens binding there. But it also works against non-oestrogenic cancers via the pathway. Research shows clear benefits in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

It is important that you look for a source of naturally-sourced supplements. Many cheaper products are synthetic and limited in their content. Some research studies have indicated such synthetic products have dubious abilities. If you have already decided to supplement, you may want to see what supplements are available on www.ournaturalselection.com (in the UK) who supply all natural products.

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Feb. 1                                    Tuition Deposits Due  for 2018-19
Feb. 2 (Friday)                     
Trip T. B. A.
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 9                                
Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit

March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 1                                    Tuition Balance Due for 2018-19   
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

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

On Friday we will meet at the Texas Civil War Museum at 10:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m.

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A Beautiful and Mysterious Enigma / Wizard’s Gambit by Bill Kincaid / Mistakes are the Way We Learn / Important Dates

“The best and most beautiful
things in the World
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be
felt with the Heart.”
Helen Keller

Life is
a Beautiful and Mysterious
And never
more Mysterious or Beautiful
than when we are
in Love.

is a heightened state
of awareness,
a NATURAL state of

enhances our awareness
of the powerful,
guiding forces
in the Universe.
These forces
brought us into
this World,
and they can
sustain us,
or destroy us.

“There’s always some reason
To feel not good enough.
And it’s hard at the end of the day.
I need some distraction,
Oh beautiful release.
Memory seeps from my veins.
Let me be empty,
Oh, and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight.”
Sarah McLachlan

                       It moves through YOU.

is so Mysterious
that it transcends
as we know it.
Love allows us
to enter dimensions
It challenges our

“We’re heading for something,
Somewhere I’ve never been,
Sometimes I am frightened,
But I’m ready to learn
Of the power of Love.”
– Barry & Holly Tashian, Pamela Hayes

is so powerful
that it moves through
the whole Universe.
it moves through
much like
waves of gravity
that also
bring things together.
“Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have.
Little things
I should have said and done.

I just never took the time.
You were always on my mind.”
– Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Thompson

               Beautiful and Mysterious

awakens us
to the Reality of God,
and the greater Reality
of ourselves.

We envision
our innermost Nature
in the Heart
of someone we

the Human Heart
can show us
the true value
of Life.

the Heart
can light the way
to happiness
and Beauty.
The Human Heart
is the hinge
upon which the World,
YOUR World,

The very Fabric
of the Universe,
and your Life,
is changed
through simple acts of

To set Fire
to your Heart,
one moment
of your Life,
to uplifting the Spirit,
lightening the burden,
instilling Joy
into the Life
of someone else.

In that
one moment of time,
you can feel
In just one moment
you can be,
than you thought
you could ever be.
When the Heart
for someone else
in need,
your Spirit
is set free.

The Marriage
of the Spirit
and the intellect
takes place
upon the Altar
of the Human Heart.

Each person
is a Book.
if we learn
to read that Book,
we can read

you’re sitting at home,
a little bored, absentmindedly fluttering
from one thought to the next,
not expecting much.
And then Life happens.

             Everything else is an Illusion.

you begin
the journey
of self discovery
by reading your Book.
The Holy Bible
is your Book.
It is
the Book of

True Knowledge
of the Mysterious workings
of the material World around us
can only be discovered
Spiritual Experience.

In the context
of the larger and greater
Spiritual Reality,
the physical World
is very small

the mental and the material
can be transcended
Spiritual Dimensions.

                And then Life happens.

The pathway forward
with but the first page
of God’s Holy Word,
The Bible.

In the beginning . . . .
“So God created man
in His Own Image,
in the Image of God
created He him;
male and female created He

 And God Blessed them.”
Genesis 1: 27-28

you have started
upon a Beautiful Journey.
take the next step.
Open the Book
of Life.

These forces brought us into this World, and they can sustain us.        (I wonder who that is?)

of Spiritual Reality,
the Immanence of the
encompassed and manifested
in our material world,
in our everyday Life,
is the only Hope
for happiness,
for good,
for Love,
for Truth.

Everything else,
is an illusion.

The window of opportunity
to be truly happy
is very narrow.
will we be children again,
until we are
very old.

My Dear Friends,
we are
Spiritual Beings
a Human experience.

The unknown darkness
bearing in on us,
but the Light of
to be extinguished.

And that Love
may be found
in the Holy Word
of God,
in the silence
of a Prayerful mind,
in the LOVE
you give
to someone.


 “There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a Miracle.
The other is as though
everything is a Miracle.”
Albert Einstein

A new book by Bill Kincaid
Wizard’s Gambit
is in need of your vote
to increase the chances of getting
a publishing contract.

This is Bill’s first
science fiction/fantasy book.

The central figure is
Max Strider,
the sole survivor
of a mission to explore
a distant planet
classified as EVE (Earth Virtual Equivalent).
But there are differences:
like Fire-breathing Dragons & Wizards
who shoot lightning bolts and
work powerful magic.

Will Max’s knowledge of
science and technology
prevail against the dangers
he will fact?

Please click the link below
to read an excerpt
and nominate the book.
And then send the link
to your friends.
Each additional nomination
increases the chances of getting
a publishing contract.

Bill is a Dear Friend
and a wonderful author.
He is also
our school attorney
my former debate partner
when we were students at
Hardin-Simmons University.

please click the link below
to read and nominate:
Wizard’s Gambit
by Bill Kincaid


are the way we fallible and fragile
and very HUMAN beings

They are the natural
order of things.
They are essential to
and LOVE.

I encourage you to make at least ONE
mistake on purpose each day.
Discuss it at length with your young one.
See if he or she can guess which mistake
you made that day
on purpose.
Record your child’s response
and expect him or her to be on Comedy Central
This will be
an entertaining and enlightening

A mistake
is the greatest teacher
on Earth.

Our mistakes give Life
new direction,
and a wonderful and Loving opportunity
for Forgiveness,
should we have the courage
to ask.


Feb. 1                                    Tuition Deposits Due  for 2018-19        Jan. 19 (Friday)                    Trip: (please see handout)
Jan. 26 (Friday)                    Trip: Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 1                                    Tuition Balance Due for 2018-19   
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

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

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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”.

Lyrics/song texts/paintings
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

     The material can be transcended.



The Deeper Meanings of Life / 10 Love-Filled Ways to Live From Your Heart / Important Dates

Our brief moment in space
  can come to be
such a lonely place.

in the melodious refrain

of our lives,
as we kiss each day
we may never fully realize
just how much
we simply cannot

For God Is Glorified
by you and me
becoming alive
in a Heart
that belongs to someone
other than

There is a Sacredness to all Life.

Deep down inside,
we may never know why
the deeper meanings
of Life
pass us by.

My Dear Friends,
if we stumble and fall,

after giving Life
it all,
to fail is a right,
we defend.
And if in falling,
we lift
but one precious Soul
above the place
where eyes meet eyes,
Life was worth
the living,
and Love
worth giving.

is part
of the very Fabric
of Life.
And the celebration
of Life
is in the

The sound of Music,
the Song of our Lives,
joins in celebration,
and was long ago
found to be
one of the World’s first medicines
used to cure illness,
attending the Spirit
as it was

How much we simply cannot see.

To catch someone
whenever they fall,
pours Sacred Water
on the Soil of Being,
with every teardrop
that falls.

the end

of the World,
  can be the beginning
of it all.

“There is no end.
There is no beginning.
There is only
the Infinite passion
of Life.”
Federico Fellini

 There is a
Sacredness to all

The deeper meanings of Life pass us by.

It is so amazing
how the Words of the Lord
can speak right to the Heart,
how they can
Light up the dark.

God’s Words are proven
to be true and full of Wisdom.

“Every Word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”
Prov. 30:5

In Love
and Eternally mine,
the Love of God

finds that we live
in each other’s Heart,
we are One,
we are the same.

Our Heavenly Father
and His Child
that you are,

dwell in ONE World.
holds us within
His Sacred Heart,
as He lives
in yours
and mine.

Love is what you are.

the ebb and flow

of emotions
we may seemingly become
oceans away.

But ever you can feel
  the Love of today,
and ever hear
what it has to say.
For no true Love
  was ever a lie,
and neither
did it die.

Get Love
into your world
and let it hold you
For God is
and Love is
what you are.


“I name it silence.
Some people say self, or love, or fullness.
It is actually life itself.”

10 Love-Filled Ways to Live From Your Heart
read more

Living from the heart is incredibly relaxing. You stop using your mind to analyze, plan, organize, and figure everything out. What a relief! As you let go of all of that mind activity, you are able to relax into presence, where there is no trouble and no resistance.

When you live from the Heart, you begin to touch into the universal experience of love. Love is the source of everything – the fabric which makes up our very existence.

Sure, there are many waves in the ocean, but they all are made up of the same thing. Play with letting go of your individual self and live from the eternal ocean of love.

  1. Ask, “What would love do?” In any situation, look for the response that is peaceful and free of stress. Put aside your fears and conditioned habits, and let love guide you.
  2. Let love pervade every conversation. Can you not take your relationships for granted and be more openly loving? Even when things get tense, drop away from your emotional reaction and melt back into love.
  3. Treat yourself like gold. When it comes to love, you are included, too. Tune into what you need and let yourself have it. Live as stress-free a life as possible.
  4. Be here now. Spinning stories in your mind about things that have happened in the past and what might happen in the future take you away from what is here right now. When you are stuck in your mind, it is impossible to be fully in touch with the love that is here. Let your attention explore this very moment. Open your senses, open your heart, and live from there.
  5. Become aware of the oneness of love. Consider this: what if looking out of your eyes is the same as what is looking out of everyone else’s eyes. When you meet an “other,” you are actually meeting the essence of yourself. When you understand this, love is impossible to deny. Check it out with the next person you speak to.
  6. Don’t obsessively plan. In fact, only plan when absolutely necessary. Planning is in the mind, and when you realize how little planning you actually need, there is space to recognize that you are alive right now. And in that aliveness, let your Heart glow.
  7. Make hard choices. When you live from the heart, you begin to be very honest with yourself. You may realize that certain situations or people aren’t working for you. Likewise, you will see your own tendencies that don’t serve. Sometimes, the most loving response you can make is a kind but firm, “No.”
  8. Honor your personality quirks. A funny thing happens when you live from the Heart. As conditioning falls away, your natural gifts and inclinations have space to be expressed. Let your creativity flow in whatever way it wants to. Go where you are guided, learn what you want to learn, enjoy yourself in all your activities.
  9. Bring boundless acceptance to your moment-to-moment experience. Be a kind host to all the emotions and reactions that visit you. The more you resist, the more trouble you will have. Say, “Hello” and let it be.
  10. Get to know the unconditioned, totally free you. When you relax away from all your conditioned habits, you will discover formless space that is clear, open, and inherently loving. Begin to become familiar with this space, as it is the essence of you. Listen, let it guide you. Live here.

In any moment you have a choice – the head or the Heart, inauthenticity or truth, distraction or love. Play around with living more in your Heart. Don’t be shy. Let love in, and life’s greatest treasures will be revealed.

                                               IMPORTANT DATES

Jan. 12 (Friday)                    Trip: (please see handout)
Jan. 15 (NEXT 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

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


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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”.

Lyrics/song texts/paintings
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

       Love is what you are.


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
portion be!”

William Gadsby

The reflections of our Creator.

So comforting,
the flow of knowing
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

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

The silence of
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

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
from envisioning

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.

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

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,
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
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.
the Child
of your many
“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.


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


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
in Mystery,
than in
more Time
in a moment of
than in certainty,
drawn asunder.

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

                            We long to comprehend.

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

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

                               Everywhere we look.

everywhere we look,
God’s Love
we find.
Victory belongs to the
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

         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

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

 “All our knowledge
brings us nearer to our

And all our ignorance brings us nearer to

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

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,

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

possesses innate

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
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?


The only
in Lonely
is the one
never met.

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

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

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

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,
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,

lies enfolded within
a Sacred
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.

lies between
not knowing,
and knowing,
within reach.

is in every Moment.


      Everywhere we look, God’s Love we find.

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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