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
enigma.
.
And never
more Mysterious or Beautiful
than when we are
in Love.

Love
is a heightened state
of awareness,
a NATURAL state of
consciousness.

Love
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.

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

“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

.
Love
is so powerful
that it moves through
the whole Universe.
And
it moves through
YOU,
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

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

We envision
our innermost Nature
only
in the Heart
of someone we
Love.

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

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

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

To set Fire
to your Heart,
dedicate
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
Eternity.
In just one moment
you can be,
more
than you thought
you could ever be.
When the Heart
beats
for someone else
in need,
your Spirit
is set free.

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

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

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

             Everything else is an Illusion.

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

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

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

Yes,
the mental and the material
can be transcended
through
Spiritual Dimensions.

                And then Life happens.

The pathway forward
begins
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
them.

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

Now,
you have started
upon a Beautiful Journey.
Just
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?)

Awareness
of Spiritual Reality,
the Immanence of the
Divine
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.
Never
will we be children again,
until we are
very old.

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

The unknown darkness
bearing in on us,
needs
but the Light of
Love
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.

Goodnight.

 “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
and
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
and
THANK YOU!

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MISTAKES
are the way we fallible and fragile
and very HUMAN beings
LEARN.

They are the natural
order of things.
They are essential to
Life,
Evolution,
Learning,
Laughter
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
later.
This will be
an entertaining and enlightening
conversation.

A mistake
is the greatest teacher
on Earth.

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

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Is It Just for the Moment We Live? / Fighting Diabetes

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Let your Heart lead the way and you’ll find Love, any day.

While attending Hardin-Simmons University,
A beautiful place of Hope, of Love, of Salvation,
I met a young lady.
She was deeply contemplative,
Very philosophical about Life,
And at such a tender age.
She gave a brief presentation,
In a public address class,
About all encompassing
Questions of Life.

The questions evolved into
A beautiful song,
Which she sang:
What’s It All About, Alfie?”

Here we find a rare display of color.

“In such times, the only true protest is beauty.” – Lucia Perry

 I felt deep inside myself
That she would find answers,
Looking with such longing
Into the eyes of her audience,
Searching the hearts of everyone Listening.

At the end
She was in tears,
And so were we.

I could see that she was
Serious,
Pleading for help,
As do we all,
For a reason for this Life,
A reason to go on.

As the lilting, beautiful song (edited) goes:

dove

I know there’s something much more.

“Is it just for the moment we live?
What’s it all about
When you sort it out,
Alfie?
Are we meant to take
More than we give?

Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind,
Then I guess it’s wise to be cruel.

And if life belongs only to the strong,
What will you lend on an old Golden Rule?
As sure as I believe there’s a Heaven above,
I know there’s something much more,
Something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in love,
Alfie,
Without true love
We just exist.

Until you find the love you’ve missed,
You’re nothing,
Alfie.

When you walk
Let your Heart lead the way,
And you’ll find Love
Any day,
Alfie.”
(by Burt Bacharach & Hal David)

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     What’s It All About?

The prison doors of our reluctance,
Our hesitation
To ask someone,
Anyone,
For help, for guidance,
For Love,
Can become locked.

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Is it just for the moment we live?

I often wondered,
But now have no doubt,
That the young Lady,
Whose life became
Such a beautiful song,
Found an answer.
For she found her voice.

Her precious Life
For a few moments,
Perhaps a lifetime,
Became a beautiful song.
She let her Heart
Lead the way,
And so can you
Find Love
Any day.

dog

Yes. Even our counselors need Love.

Fighting Diabetes

Dr. David Person has a long history of fighting this disease and seeks to help people overcome it by using simple tools at their disposal. As a result, The Diabetes Cure is a tool which many people can add to their arsenal that they use to fight diabetes.
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And so can you find Love.

I wish I could show you,
when you are lonely,
when you are in darkness,
the astonishing light of your own being.
– Hafiz

You will never regret the compassion shown to God's other creations.

You will never regret the compassion you give to God’s other creations and to each other.

Meeting Gen. Robert Scott / Coffee Reduces Risk Of Death / Half-Price Books & Shakespeare

Gen. Scott

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT JR.

Our students are constantly wanting to hear more stories. So please allow me to share one more.

I have been truly Blessed with many opportunities and adventures. One was as the creator and host of a radio talk show, “On the Line”, simulcast over radio stations including KBLE, and KACC and originating in the studios of KFMN-FM in Abilene. It was in broadcasting that I worked my way through most of my time in college. And I was privileged to interview many outstanding personalities and legendary citizens.

Dr. A at KFMN-FM

     Dr. A at KFMN-FM

One of the truly memorable guests on my talk show was BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT JR. He was introduced to me by a dear friend, Dr. Irby Fox, a wonderful physician and former Professor of Physics at Hardin-Simmons University and another true Patriot, who, in 1942 entered the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific theater during WWII on board the aircraft carriers USS Nehenta Bay and USS Cabot. read more

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Hells Angels, Flying Tigers 1942 by R. T. Smith
Notice airman riding on wing!

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, General Robert Scott was considered too old for combat. But in March of 1942, he volunteered for a secret mission to fly the B-17 bomber in China and met Gen. Claire Chennault, the legendary commander of the Flying Tigers, the first American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force (1941–1942) recruited under presidential authority. read more

In July 1942, at the request of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Scott was named commander of the 23rd Fighter Group, newly formed by General Claire Chennault when the Flying Tigers were incorporated into the USAAF.

The Flying Tigers

      The Flying Tigers

And, he also became fighter commanding officer of the China Air Task Force. He flew an unbelievable 388 combat missions to October 1943, shooting down 13 enemy aircraft to become one of the earliest aces of the war. Interestingly, during this period, he frequently repainted the propeller spinner in different colors to create the illusion of a much larger fighter force in the area than a single aircraft, becoming in effect a “one-man air force” and he flew at least one high altitude mission over Mount Everest.

Following the war, Scott continued to lead fighter units in the United States and overseas. He commanded the nation’s first jet fighter school at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., before his promotion to general officer and becoming the Director of Information for the Air Force.

General Scott wrote several books including God Is My Copilot, a beautifully written account of his wartime exploits. The book was later made into a 1945 feature-length movie. I highly recommend you purchase this dynamic story and rent or purchase the movie. read more

Gen Claire Chennault

General Claire Chennault

Needless to say, the longer I interviewed General Scott, the more I came to admire him. And he shared many stories with me. One I wish to share with you.

He told me he was second in command of the Flying Tigers under Gen. Claire Chennault. And one day he reported to the General that a large roll of wire disappeared and he wanted it back. It was needed for small jobs around the base. But the General told Col. Scott to just forget it. He said that Chinese values were such that it should not be addressed. And that was an order.

Scott said, in his interview with me, that he decided to take matters into his own hands, so he reported the loss to General Chiang Kai-Shek. The General looked embarrassed and humbly apologized. He left Scott with his head bowed down in shame. Scott said that later he really thought nothing of it. He just wanted the wire back and he wanted the pilfering to stop. To him it was not a big deal.

Very early the next morning, General Chennault entered his tent, literally kicked him off of his bed and shouted, “Get Up! Did you disobey my order? Did you report the loss of that wire? Did you? Well, Get Up! Don’t get dressed! Just follow me!”

The famous Flying Tigers

The famous Flying Tigers

Scott hurriedly scurried behind the General and closely followed him up a steep incline to the top of a small hill. When they got to the top General Chennault pointed down the other side of the incline and with a sweeping motion of his hand shouted out, “Was the wire about that long?”

To Scott’s horror, there were dead Chinese soldiers, laid end to end, about the length of the wire. They had been executed. It was the General’s way of making amends, of apologizing. It was Chinese justice.

It was then that Scott remembered that General Chennault told him to just “forget it”, that Chinese values were such that it should not be addressed. And most importantly, that it was an order. Scott told me, in a whispered voice, that he never disobeyed another order and that he lived with the result of his disobedience in his nightmarish dreams ever since.

"Curtis P40" by Greg Hume - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Curtis_P40.jpg#/media/File:Curtis_P40.jpg

Yes, values are different within different cultures. And it is one of our great Blessings that we live in truly compassionate society, in America, where human life is highly valued. And we should not forget it. And we should be grateful.

Many lives have been given for our precious American values and our way of life. Not only on fields of battle, but at home, with wives and children and the loved ones of so many left at home to bear their burdens alone so that someone could fight for you and for me. They too have suffered and sacrificed.

No, our Freedom is not free. It is the most expensive thing on the planet. And the price was paid by hundreds of thousands of brave Americans for you and for me.

Scott in 1994 standing next to an oil painting of himself at the Museum of Aviation in Georgia. Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo) Retirement

Scott in 1994 standing next to an oil painting of himself at the Museum of Aviation in Georgia.

Which is why it is so abhorrent to me to hear that we are not adequately providing for the medical and other needs of our Veterans. Why do we keep electing people who cannot do the job of caring for those who cared so much for us, who sacrificed their lives for us and whose families also suffered – for you and me? Why? What a humiliating embarrassment to know we have grossly neglected our courageous Veterans.

Ultimately my friends, it is we, the people, the citizens, the ones who vote, who are responsible. Us! Yes, the very least we can do, is to turn off the television and go vote. And then choose wisely.

Our values have apparently not been well represented (by the way, the approval rating for Congress was 13% last year!). Let’s stop sending so much of our money overseas and spend it here, in our country, on those who have earned it! Yes, we can afford it. What we cannot afford is neglect and abuse of those who defend Liberty. We can, and should, take care of our wonderful Veterans. We are the wealthiest Nation on earth. And we are financially foolish and careless and sinful.

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo)

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo)

The next time you see a Service man or woman or Veteran or family member of one, do as one of our thoughtful students, who I am always proud of, Alden Collins, has been frequently known to do – reach out and shake their hand and thank them.

You owe them your life.

Books written by Scott
God is my Co-Pilot. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1943.
Damned to Glory. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1944.
Runway to the Sun. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945.
Between the Elephant’s Eyes. New York: Ballantine Books, 1954.
Look of the Eagle. New York: Dodd Mead, 1955.
Samburu the Elephant. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957.
Tiger in the Sky. New York: Ballantine Books, 1959.
Boring a Hole in the Sky: Six Million Miles with a Fighter Pilot. New York: Random House, 1961.
God is Still My Co-Pilot. Vashon Washington, Beachcomber Books, 1967.
Flying Tiger: Chennault of China. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1973. ISBN 0-8371-6774-4.
“To Walk the Great Wall”. Readers Digest, April 1983.
The Day I Owned the Sky. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. ISBN 0-553-27507-0.

External links available (type in as key words)
Ace Pilots Biography
USAF Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived February 7, 2004)
Biography in The New Georgia Encyclopedia
CNN “WWII fighter ace Scott dies at 97”
Annals of the Flying Tigers
Interview with Retired Brig. General Robert L. Scott – American World War II Ace Pilot and Hero by Jamie H. Cockfield
Burma Is No Paradise, article by Col. Robert Scott, Popular Science, February 1944
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We are not passive experiencers of the world;
we are the creators of the world we experience.
Immanuel Kant

coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
To read full article click here

In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing. Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, having increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies with a total of 457.922 participants. Each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%. The more coffee people drank, the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies, coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32-60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose. Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis, where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics, one study showing that coffee drinkers had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

A cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants.

In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don’t put sugar or anything nasty in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.

And so, my friends, instead of allowing your children to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks, why not introduce them to something healthy? Yes, like coffee.

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The Most Beautiful Songs in the World

Ian and Mary Alice enjoyed Chandor Gardens

Ian and Mary Alice enjoyed Chandor Gardens

While attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, I recall being awakened about 3:30 a.m. one morning by the beautiful songs of a Mocking Bird, just outside my window (he was very, very loud). We lived on several acres close to a small river that ran through town. Wildlife was everywhere and, needless to say, I was in Heaven on Earth, as I am today.

When I was awakened by this talented bird loudly singing, I decided to just listen and count the different number of songs that I heard. I really had no idea that this small beautiful creation had an unlimited number of melodies. So I eventually stopped counting and became mesmerized, actually put into a trance by the music.

It was a new experience for me. I literally listened for over two hours, as I recall. I simply could not stop listening it was so very beautiful. My mind relaxed so much that I started to feel quite different. The feeling was not something that I can describe to you. It was uplifting, exhilarating, deeply and intensely moving. I can still recall how I felt to this day. And it is one of the reasons I treasure all of God’s creations.

Our feathered friends enjoy feasting

Our feathered friends enjoy feasting

At the school we provide birdhouses, bird feeders and a bird bath for our feathered friends. And they provide an environment for our children that is virtually free of such things as misquotes (the deadliest creature that kills more people on earth than any other – known to carry over 550 viruses, and many of them, like malaria is estimated to have killed 655,000 people in 2010 alone, and yellow fever, among many others, and chiggers (a truly serious problem if you are bitten by enough of them), and other pests.

I have often wondered why city authorities in places such as Fort Worth do not expend funds and make some effort to distribute economically priced bird houses and helpful information on natural methods of controlling pests (such as leaving as many wasps/yellow jackets alone as much as possible, they eat mosquitoes for dessert and are not naturally aggressive) instead of spraying insecticides all over the place. Or, perhaps, offer tax or other incentives for utilizing natural methods and reducing the spreading of chemicals that are so toxic to us.

Our natural pest control patrol

Our natural pest control patrol

Yes, the singing of that precious Mockingbird so many years ago (in 1968) inspired me to provide for many other birds. And more importantly, to provide a school environment that is pesticide free. We have been committed to utilizing only natural methods to free ourselves of pests for many years. We simply do not use pesticides.

For example, we rid ourselves of harmful varieties of ants (not all ants, some are actually necessary) by sprinkling mounds (when we find them, which is rare now, with raw hominy grits (yes, they must be raw) which are carried to the Queen much to her demise (which is a wonderful and natural solution provided by Chris Stoll, one of our former students, many years ago. Thank you, again, Chris). Fly paper, coupled with fly swatters, solves any problem we have with flies.

By the way, there is truly disturbing news that pesticide exposure has been linked by research to cancer, birth defects, infertility, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, reproductive problems as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as: Dementia (later in life by as much as 70%), Parkinson’s disease (a Harvard study reported a 70% increase as well), Alzheimer’s disease, Type II Diabetes (Click here for study) and many others. In addition, studies show that chronic low-level pesticide exposure is associated with a broad range of nervous system symptoms: headache, fatigue, dizziness, tension, anger, depression, and impaired memory. And child IQ loss has been linked to pesticide exposure in the womb and can raise the odds for ADHD in children.

Lucas has the hat to run for public office

Lucas has the hat to run for public office

An organic diet is an effective way to reduce pesticides that are commonly used in agricultural production. It is easy to learn how to avoid foods with pesticides. Click here for information.

Please research the link to these diseases and pesticides on the internet. And it is easy to research natural methods of controlling pests. You will be pleased that you spent the time doing so, and much healthier in the long run. Some of these diseases can be more than deadly, they can be so debilitating that your last few years on earth become unbelievably miserable. So much suffering can be alleviated with a simple shift in your mind set and a few easy changes made in your life.

So, as you can see, the precious, innumerable and memorable songs of that beautiful Mockingbird were songs of salvation. We have provided for and saved many birds and other creations and, importantly, they have provided for and saved us. God’s creatures are among the greatest teachers.

Caty & Rylee in a meditative state

Caty & Rylee in a meditative state

We plan to have an interactive visit to King Henry VIII’s England! Student Day at Scarborough Renaissance Festival is exclusively for students and is this Tuesday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

We are invited to enter the realm of England’s legendary King Henry VIII and experience the intellectual, cultural, and artistic splendor of the Renaissance first hand and will experience a full day of demonstrations, shows, and educational interactions. The Royal Court and villagers welcome, and in fact relish, discussions about daily life in the Renaissance.

We will meet at the school on TUESDAY morning at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to Waxahachie to enjoy the day at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Please do not be late. We will spend the entire day just having fun. PICKUP will be at school at APPROXIMATELY 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We may CALL you on our way back and let you know more precisely when to pick up your child(ren), but we MUST have a current telephone number that you will answer on Tuesday afternoon or Dr. A will act very sick.
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