While I am Whispering Amen / Hamlet is on the Horizon / Get in the DARK / Jan. 5 (Tuesday) Second Semester begins

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     While I am whispering Amen.

Christmas is about giving,
And receiving
The Love of Christ.
It’s a celebration
Of living,
And of the Gift
Of Life.

My Dear Friends,
God brought us into this world
As a child,
And He wants His child
Back again.

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          We are all children of God.

“See what great love
the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!
And that is what we are!”
– I John 3:1

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He Blesses us
By bringing children
Into our lives.
And in many ways, some unaware,
Childlike are we,
By pretense of our being.
Try as we may
Not to be,
We are all children of God,
Even on Christmas Day.

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      We can become a child again.

There is an infinite
Number of days
Between now and forever.
And an infinite
Number of ways
To ever and ever
Say “I Love You”.
Do not count them,
Live them,
And Love the time away,
And say
“I Love You”
Each and every day
In countless ways.

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  He wants His child back again.

To turn our time around
And begin again,
To see infinity
In a drop of rain,
And a rainbow
In our tears of joy,
To finally stop the pain,
Become His child again.
And in our very precious lives,
Our childhood will remain.

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       It’s a celebration of living.

When we know,
When we finally know,
In our brief
And shining moment,
In the time we have left
To call this Life
A living thing,
My breath can sound
Like something
I would sing,
Long enough to form
A single precious thought
About another
Beautiful, living, breathing thing.

About you.

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Never will Love end, it only begins over and over again.

And in my voice,
In its last offering,
Will you hear
Above all and every other
Living thing,
A perpetual lullaby
I sing,
“I Love You”
Over and over again.

For never will Love end,
It only begins
Over and over again.
It is a beautiful song that sings,
The sound of a Human Heart,
Beating in Time
With God,
Who breathes precious Life
Into every living thing
Over and over again,
While I am Whispering Amen,
Amen,
Amen.

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Students and pets are exhausted after reviewing five Shakespeare plays.

Our wonderful Director
of Shakespeare,
George Rodriguez,
has announced the selection
by our students
of the play they will perform
in the Spring.
And the winner is:
Hamlet.

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        Tim McDermott

The Anderson Private School and
The University of Texas at Arlington
share a mutual pride in four of our former students
graduating with degrees from U.T.A.
on December 18 from the
College of Liberal Arts.
Alexander Anderson was awarded the Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Samuel Taylor Brown was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Timothy F. McDermott was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
and Austin Tyler Gansky was awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance Concentration).

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   Sam Brown

Our sincere congratulations go to these wonderful scholars.
We are very proud of you!

Dangers of Exposure to Light at Night

Sleeping while exposed to light at night
causes a dramatic drop in blood melatonin levels,
setting the stage for growth and proliferation
of breast cancer cells.

An interesting study in the
December 1, 2005 issue of Cancer Research
provides new information that
might partly explain why this is.

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

So my Dear Friends,
Don’t be in the dark
About this.
Well, actually,
You do need to be
In the dark!

You know what I mean.

Let us prevent
Needless suffering.
There are so many things
You can do.
And to live in deep regret
Need not be one of them.
Spend a few moments
In thoughtful research and study.
And then do
The common sense things.

And thank the Lord,
Our God,
Who gives us precious Life,
And Blesses us
In countless ways.
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This is not a common housefly.

Did God Create Everything? / Friday: We Will Be At School

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Did God create everything?

Great Truths are simple.
But they are not as simple or as complex
as we make them appear in our mind.
Essentially, they are right or wrong,
they either exist or they do not,
and God created everything
or He, simply,
did not.

We can endeavor
to understand that which
may not be fathomable to the human mind.
But to stroll down the pathway of awareness
is to search for a depth of meaning
and understanding
that is never ending,
and starts
at the beginning.

Truth
can be as simple,
and beautiful,
as night and day,
the absence or presence
of something.

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Darkness does not really exist.

“In the beginning
God created the Heavens
And the Earth.”
– Genesis I

Let us ask a seemingly simplistic question:
“Does darkness exist?”

No, darkness does not really exist.
The simple truth is,
the dark is the absence of light.
And we can observe and measure light,
but not the dark.
There is nothing in the dark to measure.
A prism can break white light into many colors
and we can observe the wavelengths of each color.
But, the dark you cannot measure.
There is no such thing as a dark meter.
We cannot know how dark a space is.

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Light can illuminate and bring life to what is within.

However,
light can shatter the nothingness of darkness
and illuminate and bring life
to what is within.
You can actually measure the amount of light present
by using a light meter.
But there is no dark meter.
Darkness we cannot measure.
It is simply a word
used to describe what happens
when no light is present.

Let us now ask,
“Does cold exist?”

We feel that it simply must exist.
After all, we have felt the cold.

But, in truth, cold does not exist.
According to the laws of physics,
what we think of as cold is in reality
the absence of heat.
Everything, including our human body,
possesses or transmits energy,
and heat makes our body,
and everything else
have or transmit energy.
Absolute zero,
– 460 degrees Fahrenheit,
is the total absence of heat.

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     Evil is the absence of God.

At this temperature,
all matter becomes suspended, dormant,
deficient in active properties
and incapable of any reaction.

Cold, my friends, simply does not exist.
We have created the word “cold”
to describe how we feel
if we have little or no heat.

“Come and see the works of God,
He is awesome in His deeds
toward the children of men.”
– Psalm 66.5

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Stroll down the pathway of awareness.

Does evil exist?

Yes, evil is all around us.
We see evil every day.
It is man’s inhumanity to man.
It is in the crime and violence
we are witness to throughout the world.
The horrors mankind has been witness to
are nothing but evil.

But, evil, my Friends,
exists unto itself.

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Our beautiful and precious Spirit is a Loving Creation of God.

Evil is, quite simply,
the absence of God.
It is like the darkness and the cold.
Evil is a word
that mankind created to describe
the absence of God.

Evil happens when we do not have
God’s love present in our Heart.
It is like the cold that comes
when there is no heat
or the darkness that comes
when there is no light.

The question of evil is in reality,
a deep and pervasive philosophical question.
And yes, it needs to be answered.
For, in Truth, the Truth
can set us free.
It can liberate our minds
and calm our anxiety
and sooth our overburdened Hearts.

My Friends,
we need to know
what real inner freedom feels like.
We need to know that such freedom exists.
We desperately need to know
that our beautiful and precious Spirit
is a Loving Creation of God,
and that He loves us
far beyond our poor capacity
to add or detract
from the fact of our existence.

Love is, and always was,
incomprehensible.
And, if you think deeply about it,
that is a part of what makes it
so very beautiful.

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Prayerful silence can cause you to contemplate answers that you may be running from.

A baby lying in its Mother’s arms
does not comprehend
the pure and unconditional Love
it feels and so willingly accepts.
And neither do you,
in the Arms of God.
Perhaps the thing missing
is our acceptance of this Love.

Jesus gave us a truly insightful perspective
when he said:

Truly I tell you, unless you change
and become like little children,
you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
(Matthew 18:3)

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Truth can be as simple, and beautiful, as night and day.

 My Dear Friends,
people can be intimidated by silence.

But Prayerful silence can cause you
to contemplate answers
that you may be running from,
and never be aware
that you are avoiding
Inner Truths.

The human mind
Is fragile.

It is easily susceptible
to distraction
and gets exhausted
readily and rapidly.
our inability to harness
its focus and power
results in many
highways deaths,
divorces, much anger
and the intolerance
that leads to wars.


Our minds are so far

from perfection,
that we cannot conceive of
the Perfect Love
of God.

But at the core of every person
is a longing to know that God loves them.
We want the assurance God loves us.
God put this desire in us,
and God wants you to know
He Loves YOU.

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Come and see the works of God.

God’s love for us
is beyond our ability to understand,
but not beyond our ability
to realize, accept and enjoy.

The apostle John wrote in I John 3:1:

“See what great love
the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!
And that is what we are!”

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Love is, and always was, incomprehensible.