The Nature of God’s Love / Hon. Melvin Simons Remembered / Friday: Shakespeare Rehearsal at School

“Love is the fire
that warms our lives
with unparalleled joy
and Divine hope.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

a_093

                  Love is the fire.

I have learned with deep sadness
of the passing of the
Hon. Judge Melvin Simons
who graciously visited the Anderson Private School
to share his memories of service in World War II.
It was very difficult for him to recount the horrors of war.
But he did, and through the tears, for the sake of our children.
They needed to know
Of the sacrifices made by so many
so that they may be free from tyranny.
Our students also visited him in Court
and presented him with words of gratitude
and flowers and hugs.
He was deeply moved.

Melvin

Hon. Melvin Simons

His messages of deep compassion
and Faith in the Lord
were shared in a truly Loving manner
with our students and staff.
We could never thank him enough for his
Honorable service to our Nation.
His sacrifices were beyond description.
His Love for everyone was deep and abiding.
No one has done more for our precious freedom
and for the citizens of the United States of America
than Melvin Simons.
It was an Honor and a privilege to know him.

rose

Thank you, Lord, for the precious life of Melvin Simons.

I Pray to our Father in Heaven Above
to Embrace the Beautiful Spirit of this
Noble and courageous man.

Today we are free because of
many, many countless, selfless acts
of bravery on battlefields across the Pacific
and in other theaters of war.
Let us thank and honor
our Veterans.

Simons hug

Mary Alice gives Judge Simons a big hug.

No finer man have I ever known
than Melvin Simons.

We Loved Melvin and deeply admired him.
Please join me in Praying
for the Beautiful Spirit
of this Loving man.
Melvin was willing
to fight and suffer and die
for you
and me.

“Greater love
hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life
for his friends.”

– John 15:13 

Melvin 2

Will Fox presents Judge Simons with a bouquet picked from our own field of Wild Flowers.

He was a man who truly suffered
throughout his life
as a result of the strong emotional
and physical trauma of battle.

Melvin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943
where he served three years in combat
as an expert machine gunner
in the hard-fought battle for Peleliu Island in 1944
ending after 73 days of brutal fighting.
In total, the taking of Peleliu
cost nearly 10,000 American lives.

judge

Judge Simons was given a Certificate of Appreciation. Dr. Nelson Eichman (right) joined us in honoring Judge Simons.

Melvin Simons
also fought on Okinawa in 1945,
a battle that lasted 82 days.
More than 12,000 Americans
were killed or missing in action
– the highest number lost in a single battle
in the Pacific war.

simons

Judge Simons informed our students that Freedom is never Free. We have paid a higher price for our Freedom than for anything else on this Earth.

Thank you,
My Dear Lord,
For the precious life of
Melvin Simons.

What a truly
wonderful Gift.

THANK  YOU.

– read more

tree

We are different in so very many ways.

My Dear Friends,
Redemption releases us
from the horrible bondage of sin,
and shows us an unbelievably beautiful
new life.

Our transgressions
are ultimately against
ourselves.

And those who also suffer
are our neighbors,
the fellow members
of our family of Man,
those we could have Loved
but failed to Love,
so unknowing, so unaware
that the frail, fragile
design of being only human,
can find us cast upon the shores
of a vast and wild land of temptation
and vile opportunity,
against which human power,
without the help of God,
can become helpless.

butterfly

Found at the Anderson School. You too can enjoy the bounty of God’s Love in the beauty He provides – but ONLY without pesticides!

In the Loving Word
of our Precious Lord,
Redemption refers both
to deliverance from sin
and freedom from the captivity
in which we find ourselves.
There is no greater bondage
than captivity
by an overpowering force
that we really know
very little about.

light

Redemption shows us an unbelievably beautiful new life.

You are, My Friend,
A person of Infinite Beauty,
possessing Infinite Worth,
created by One
with Infinite Love
for you.

Yes,
we are different
in so very many ways.
But,
we have the same Hearts.
And as long as we Love,
we are one.

One.

We are all
of the same Breath,
the same that God breathed into us
and gave us life.

“The LORD God formed man
from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life,

and man became a living being”
– Genesis 2:7

Love,
my Precious Friends,

is the great Commandment.
Love should be at the very center
of everything we do.

galaxy

        A Call from Far Beyond.

In the tranquility
of a misty eyed morning,
when the moon has finally
gone to bed,
in the whisper
of the wind
pressing softly
against the awareness
of the dream I’m living in,
I can be surely waking
to a Call
from far beyond.

When the birds are,
In their joyful hearts
singing,
let us rejoice.
Spring has found
a reason for being.
And the joy
you find in sharing
all the Love hidden
in your precious Heart,
can become your reason
for living.

hummingbird-hovering

            In their joyful heart.

From Heaven Above,
the Signs are spread like a blanket
across the beautiful Earth
upon which we daily trod.

The Nature of God’s Love
has never faded away,
never strayed.
It is always by your side,
on the ground beneath your feet,
in the Firmament
of the Vault of Heaven above,
and in the flowers
and in the trees,
and the lonely eyes
of those in need.

amopole

Spread like a blanket across the beautiful Earth.

And we,
enveloped by such Beauty,
such Love,
may finally come to know
within our faintly beating Hearts,
there is time enough
To be
In Love with Life.

This moment
is all you need
to feel the Love inside,
to surely know,
to at last see,
the greatest Gift of all
is really you.
You,
Child of God,
are the most beautiful Blessing
that shall ever be.

And you
are filled with Grace.

To say thank you
is really all God wants,
all He needs.

images.duckduckgo.com

God’s Love has never faded away.

My Friends,
what your child wants
you knew before this day:
to stay a little bit closer,
linger longer than
you need to be.
Hear what your child
has to say,
so he can dream
the night away.
To see your child dance again,
and truly play
in Life’s very brief game,
take him
by the hand,
show him the way.

And when your pride
has ceased its gleaming,
and hate
is past its prime,
Love
will find its meaning
and tomorrow
and forever
Can be entwined.

Eternity,
has always been,
always
will be,
by the Grace of Almighty God,
your destiny
as the Beautiful Flower
of your Being
blossoms into Worlds
far beyond belief.

Goodnight.

Rose

“Love is the only bow of life’s dark cloud.
It is the Morning and Evening Star.
It shines upon the cradle of the babe,
and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb.
It is the Mother of Art,
inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher.
It is the air and light of every heart,
builder of every home,
kinder of every fire on every hearth.
It was the first dream of immortality.
It fills the world with melody.
Love is the magician,
the enchanter that changes worthless things to joy,
and makes right royal kings of common clay.”
– Robert Green Ingersol

UT Arlington is once again offering a variety of summer engineering activities for students.  From one-day Saturday events to one-week day camps there are learning opportunities from students from 5th grade through graduating seniors.  The camp descriptions are available at http://uta.engineering/summerprograms . We hope you will let your children learn more about engineering and have FUN this summer!

For entry to Engineering  Camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the FALL of 2016  go to : (http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/engineering-camps/entry.php)

For Girlgeneering Camp for girls entering 5th through 9th grade in the fall of 2016 go to: (http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/engineering-camps/girlgeneering.php) .

In addition to the Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps, Entry and Girlgeneering, UT Arlington College of Engineering will also be hosting the six-week TexPREP academic program for engineering preparation.  More information about UT Arlington TexPREP go to:  http://www.uta.edu/engineering/community/summer/TexPREP.php .

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance due
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

dew

The Beautiful Flower of your Being.

“The world is changeable,
and its ability to change is so fragile
that a single person
can be responsible for it.”
A.J. Darkholme

 

Advertisements

Sacred Geometry / Cinnamon is Powerful / Seafood Highest in Mercury / C.P.R. and First Aid Training

eichman

Dedicated to my very dear friend,
Dr. Nelson F. Eichman
.
How do you put into words how you feel
for the man you most admire in this world.

A Man for All Seasons,
An Inspiration and a wonderful, trusted Friend.
On his Sacred Mission
To Help Us, One and All,
He truly Succeeded.
Your Life Is such a Beautiful Blessing
To everyone.

We Love you
and

Thank You.

sunset

         We cannot imagine as dreams come true.

We are not
Who we seem to be,
We,
Reflections of

Sacred Geometry.

sunset 4

               Extraordinary, the creation of man

Loved into being,
God whispered your name
.
Breath of Life
Loving thought,
Tender deed,
Were you created,
Became.

Extraordinary,
The creation of man.
From the dust of the ground
A living, breathing being,
A Soul,

Loving and Loved,
A Child of God,
A Man.
(Genesis 2:7)

sunset 10

The Heart Divine no longer remembers, set free from deep regrets.

God Blesses each of us,
As He Dreams away our lives.
And Forever is a day,
As it is Given,
We are born again,
Me and you,
Into the next life,
Such that we cannot imagine
As dreams come true.

sunrise 6 B

Forever In the Bright Morning Light Of God’s Eternal Love

While you dream,
You know not
That you are dreaming.
And awake,
May be living a dream.

sunset 12

                     We are not who we seem to be.

We sculpt the future
With our imagination,
What we perceive to be.
And by our transgressions,
Forget that I am me.

In the act of forgiving
The mind is Blessed,
As it forgets
.
The Heart Divine
No longer remembers,
Set free from deep regrets.

sunset 8

We sculpt the future with our imagination.

The Love of God
Is like a raging
River of Light,
Carrying Salvation
Into the dark
Pit of Night.

sunset 14

        Loving and Loved, a Child of God, a Man.

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,
Eternally.

sunset final

                                 Forever is a day.

  Health Benefits of Cinnamon
and how to use this amazing spice

                                                           by: Michael Edwards

(NaturalNews)  One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber 3% for iron, and 3% for calcium.

Blood and Inflammation Reduction
Cinnamon helps reduce unwanted blood platelet clotting, which can result in inadequate blood flow, and is a common symptom of various diseases and overall poor health.

Cinnamon Is a Powerful Antimicrobial Spice
Cinnamon is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic.

Multiple studies have shown cinnamon’s effectiveness with a multitude of viruses including but not limited to HIV, herpes, and the adenovirus. Cinnamon even shows promise with cancer.

Riley's new friend

     Riley’s new friend

Cancer Treatment and Preventive
Research shows that Cinnamon oil is a promising solution in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers, leukemia, colon cancer, and lymphoma cancer. and Melanomas. Research studies show that sugar maybe causing or sustaining cancer cells (another reason to STOP buying sugary soft drinks for you precious child) and cinnamon may have a mitigating effect by controlling blood sugar levels in the body.

Another study found good results with leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon in its various forms has two chemical constituents called Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol (From Cinnamon Oil). These have been used to develop nutraceuticals in this study that have proven fairly effective in fighting Human Colon Cancer Cells (Eugenol) and Human hepatoma cells (Cinnamaldehyde). So the evidence seems to suggest that Cinnamon is starving cancer cells of the sugar needed to sustain them. read more

Antioxidant
With an ORAC value of 267536 (USDA 2007) cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxidants in the world.

He is quite the acrobat.

He is quite the acrobat. (Not you Steve, the Possum)

Cinnamon a powerful antioxidant. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking “superfoods” like garlic and oregano.

Depression/Reduced irritability/Mood Enhancer

Cinnamon may be an excellent cure for depression in a more round about way. There is some evidence that certain types of gut bacteria may make you more susceptible to depression. Cinnamon as a powerful stomach anti bacterial may help you remove the bad bacteria. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from your stomach you would be advised to repopulate your body with good bacteria by drinking a good probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon. more

Blood Sugar, Diabetes
Cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar levels, which can help with weight loss, and can also prevent, and even help reverse, diabetes and hypoglycemia.

One study found Cassia cinnamon was almost twice as effective as the same amount of Ceylon cinnamon for controlling blood sugar.

Lowering LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Studies have found that regular consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and an increase in HDL cholesterol (known as the good cholesterol).

possum 3

Hang in there.

Cinnamon and the Brain
Folklore says the smell of cinnamon can cure the winter blues. Cinnamon consumption may delay the effects of, slow the effects of, and even reverse some of the effects of Alzheimer’s. In addition, some parents are using cinnamon to treat their children with ADHD.

Alertness, Memory & Cognitive Development
According to a study by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University. Cinnamon may keep you more alert and decrease your frustration when you are behind the wheel.

This hard to verify German study cited in this article those taking Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall. While not scientific, experience suggests pretty good results in alertness and concentration.

Cold, Sore Throat and Cough – At the first sign (within 5-10 minutes) of sniffles or an itch in your throat take some Cinnamon Tea or Cinnamon stick Tea. It is said to stop an impending illness in its tracks. Again this is related to the anti bacterial properties and warming properties of Cinnamon and its propensity to increase blood flow and thereby improve blood oxygen levels to fight illness. Chinese traditional medicine commonly recommends Cinnamon for phlegm coughs.

Alzheimer’s Disease
  An Israeli study done at the University of Tel Aviv that found sufficient evidence to conclude that Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer’s inducing genes. Another study also finds that orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in correcting Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease in Animal Models.

More Ways to Use Cinnamon
There are various essential oils extracted from various parts of the tree (not just the bark), and various species to choose from.

Tooth and Gum Health
Antibacterial properties of cinnamon remove harmful bacteria without damaging teeth or gums. Try using cinnamon with homemade mouthwash and toothpaste recipes. Also, with coconut oil and a few drops of cinnamon oil.

And we had other visitors.

And we had other visitors.

Insect Repellant
Cinnamon essential oil can be used for head lice treatment and to repel (or kill) ants, bed bugs, dust mites, roaches, and mosquitoes.

Skin Infections Like Athlete’s Foot
Try cinnamon oil on any topical skin infection, including athlete’s foot. It’s antimicrobial properties make quick work out of fungus.

Digestion
Cinnamon is very effective for treating indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. Cinnamon eliminates excess gas from the stomach and intestines, removes acidity, kills pathogens and acts as a diuretic to stop diarrhea. It relieves irritable bowel syndrome, reduces morning sickness, and is often referred to as a digestive tonic.

Menstruation
Cinnamon has been shown to provide relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping.

Breastfeeding
Regular consumption of cinnamon after childbirth delays menstruation, especially when combined with breastfeeding. Many believe that cinnamon promotes healthier breast milk as well.

Massage
Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory substance that combined with carrier oil for massage, and when consumed, can help soothe and remove stiffness in muscles and joints.

There were strange beings from other planetary systems.

There were strange beings from other planetary systems.

Wound Healing
Cinnamon oil acts as a coagulant to stop excess bleeding, and it kills infectious pathogens, facilitating the healing process.

The cinnamon in your pantry is most likely many years old, stale, and of little potency. Stale cinnamon has reduced flavor and health benefits. It may be time to go cinnamon shopping.

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organicfacts.net

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

http://www.organicauthority.com

008

            Yes, others!

About the author:
Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.

Conventional medicine wasn’t working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.

More news on cinnamon
What kind of cinnamon are you eating – Ceylon, cassia, Korintje, or Saigon?

Benefits of cinnamon – surprising health facts

Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study

Cinnamon and honey’s healing properties

Cinnamon beats Alzheimers

Learn more

“A teacher’s day
is half bureaucracy, half crisis, half monotony
and one-eightieth epiphany.
Never mind the arithmetic.
                                       – Susan Ohanian

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
And protection:

Seafood Highest in Methylmercury
This is how Scientific American and their article How Does Mercury Get Into Fish rank the severity of mercury contamination in fish. read more

Highest in Mercury:
Bluefin tuna
Walleye
King mackerel
Marlin

Higher in Mercury:
Bluefish
Shark
Swordfish
Wild sturgeon
Opah
Bigeye tuna

Also of concern, but to a slightly lesser extent:
Orange roughy
Chilean sea bass
Blue crab
Lingcod
Spanish mackerel
Spotted seatrout
Wahoo
Grouper
Snapper
Halibut
Tile fish
Rock fish
Sable fish
Blackfin
Albacore
Yellowfin tuna

Seafood Lower In Methylmercury
We recommend consuming a variety of fish that have lower contamination levels:
Anchovies
Butterfish
Catfish
Clam
Crab (Domestic)
Crawfish/Crayfish
Croaker (Atlantic)
Flounder*
Haddock (Atlantic)*
Hake
Herring
Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub)
Mullet
Oyster
Perch (Ocean)
Plaice
Pollock
Salmon (Canned)**
Salmon (Fresh)**
Sardine
Scallop*
Shad (American)
Shrimp*
Sole (Pacific)
Squid (Calamari)
Tilapia
Trout (Freshwater)
Whitefish
Whiting

Always make sure any seafood you consume are sustainably caught, not farm raised, and fresh (not “fishy” smelling).

Include foods in your diet that naturally chelate heavy metals like cilantro, garlic, onions, brazil nuts, chlorella, and spirulina.

Author:
Joel Edwards is a senior at Kennesaw State University, an anthropology major with a broad interest in the humanities and an organic lifestyle.

On Friday, April 10, 2015
We will have C.P.R. & FIRST AID TRAINING with Chris Leech of Premier Safety at the Anderson SCHOOL.

Drop off at 8:30 a.m. & Pick up at 3:15 p.m. is at the school.
Certifications will be issued to successful learners (C.P.R. & First Aid).
The afternoon will find us immersed in Shakespeare.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on Friday.

Comfortable shoes & clothing are highly recommended for activities on this Friday.

FINANCIAL: Fee for both classes: $ 20.00 for children age 11 and up, $10.00 for children ten and under and $25.00 for adults.

GIFT SHOP: Yes! The gift of life – the one you save with your new knowledge (It’s a really GREAT gift).

LUNCH: Dr. and Mrs. Anderson will provide Pizza today!

IMPORTANT  DATES:
April 28
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

“The real purpose of books
is to trap the mind
into doing its own thinking.”
– Christopher Morley

sunset 11

                   Reflections of Sacred Geometry

“Sixty years ago I knew everything;
now I know nothing;
education is a progressive discovery
of our own ignorance.”
                 – Will Durant