What is Life all about? / For All Who Need Comfort / Friday: Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

             Every animal has a purpose.

What is Life all about?
Why are we here?
What is our purpose for existence?

Our search for meaning
has resulted in much speculation,
philosophical dialog and theological introspection
throughout all of our
brief history.

We can never know
the purpose for which God
intended when He created us,
without the realization
that the purpose
is far
greater than

ourselves.

                    The purity of Truth.

Yes,
we
Humans have very brief and finite Life spans.

Every Living thing fades in and out of existence
at a given time.
And the knowledge
of our circumstance of being,
may or may not ever
be attained.

Sometimes,
the enormity of our need,
of our strong desire for Truth,
crashes over us
like a tidal wave,
and we become paralyzed
in thought and confusion
between our fragile Human emotions
and the Soulful Truth.

Sometimes
doubt and unknowing
leaves us vulnerable and separated
from our deeper selves.
We so desperately long
to stand on the purity
of Truth.
Depressive circumstances
may cause us to fall hard
from a state of Grace
and back into the delusion
of the moment.

                 The purpose is far greater.

My Precious Friends,
the Holy Bible

shows that our purpose in Life
is simple.
And it is to know and Love
God.

The fundamental Truth
that the Word of God reveals
is that God is our Creator.
“It is God that has made us,
and not we ourselves.”
Psalm 100:3; Revelation 4:11

And God
makes everything with a purpose.
Every plant and every animal
has a purpose.
If you are alive,
God has a purpose for you
and for your precious Life.

“. . . for everything, absolutely everything,
above and below, visible and invisible,
everything got started in Him
and finds its purpose in Him.”
Colossians 1:16

                        Every plant has a purpose.

The meaning of our Life
can be derived from contemplation
of our consciousness,
and, most importantly,
our happiness.

Some scientists
have believed that our consciousness,
like space-time, permits our perceptions
to become as real as,
or even more real
than even the material World.
Perhaps,
we create
our own reality.

And maybe,
this ability, or disability, of perception
emanates from a number of dimensions
we are not aware of.
Quantum theory,
in attempting to explain such properties of the mind,
puts forth the idea that our free will
is an alternative to
determinism.

Scientists have now even proposed
the existence of a
Cosmic consciousness.

And so,
around and around
we go.
Unable to explain,
what the Bible tells us so,
about the Existence
of God,
the Cosmic Consciousness.

The Word of God
teaches that everyone knows God,
because God has revealed Himself to all
(Romans 1:19).
In fact,
the Bible tells us that God’s existence
is so obvious that anyone
who suppresses this Truth
is “without excuse”
(Romans 1:20).

Our Cosmic Consciousness,
our Beloved Lord our God,
is the
“Ground of all Being”.

Welcome
to real World.

Goodnight.

Cosmic Consciousness — Quantum Physics’ Missing Link

Does a greater form of consciousness exist? Quantum physics leads to a possibility where cosmic consciousness becomes a reality.

One of the most important questions of the 21st century: Is there such a thing as a higher form of consciousness?

For those who believe to have experienced God directly, the question is spiritual in nature, with a definitive answer. However, for the rest, it is a hypothetical question.

All religious or spiritual tradition teaches of a concealed reality that can be achieved through the transcendence of the five senses. They even give directions for accomplishing this feat, such as Faith, Prayer, meditation, etc.

For those whose belief has eroded, the question seems forgotten if not irrelevant.

Understanding Cosmic Consciousness

On a different note, quantum physics has radically changed the understanding of the Universe. Despite the incredible growth in our understanding, all of this is theoretical and hidden from the human senses.

So, according to our current understanding, the only obstacle in demystifying creations, Spirituality, and science is a missing dimension — at least one we don’t know about. Without this dimension, explaining human existence would be impossible.

People have always associated religion with Spirituality, which isn’t entirely true. One can leave organized religion behind and still remain Spiritual.

The reality that is still hidden from us is the higher consciousness itself. To be able to see it, higher consciousness must become an everyday experience.

Quantum Theory and Cosmology

Let’s take a brief look at Quantum theory. According to the theory, we live in a participatory universe. Even though we consider our everyday reality to be an external reality, it actually is variable based on our perception.

Moreover, the theory explains quantum vacuum, which is essentially an emptiness that exists beyond what we can see (i.e. atoms and molecules).

The theory of cosmology, which is based on Einstein’s general relativity states that the universe started some 12.5 billion years ago. The earliest period of time in the history of our universe is called the Planck era, which is the state where everything is so minuscule that it cannot be further broken down.

Then came the phase of general expansion through which matter, galaxies, planets, and biological life came into this existence that we are familiar with. Since then, everything has been constantly expanding and evolving.

With an understanding of space and time, we are forced to believe that even our brain operates in space and time. So, if the universe really is participatory, our consciousness must also be participating on the quantum level.

This is possible because the ever expanding source of every particle and the newly discovered anti-particle must also be the source of our brain. Since everything comes from the same origin but with different time frames, it is constantly involved in a participatory manner, hence the creations, maintenance, and re-absorption of virtual particles.

This is where the missing link makes sense. Physics need quantum vacuum for a lot of reasons that make theoretical sense.

However, in terms of how we perceive our physical reality, life goes on quite nicely even without the existence of quantum mechanics. So, since we understand that everything that exists depends upon quantum vacuum, our belief that we are exclusive to that rule must be incorrect.

Hence, transcending beyond the five senses — which previously applied only to mystics and sages — is now relevant to literally everyone. These mystics found the answers to so many questions even before the scientific community: cosmic consciousness is the missing link.

Now, at this point, we are faced with the strangeness of quantum physics and its implications on our understanding of the universe.

The thought that even we are a part of this inconceivable reality — where all consciousness becomes one — may sound a bit strange or even misguided, but please keep in mind that our understanding of the world is increasing at an exponential rate and this seems to be confusing us.

If you consider the quantum field theory to be correct, then you subscribe to the belief that spirituality may have been the hidden link all along. And such a belief will, literally, change the way we live our lives,
as Spirituality becomes a huge part of us.

Conclusion

Although, the causations made by Deepak Chopra may not have been proven empirically, the existence of a cosmic consciousness seems today like a possible reality, one that has started to appeal to a wider demographic.

But the concept is still in its infancy and, therefore, needs to be extensively implemented and practiced with before we can experience the latent power held within our spiritual side.

Rest In Peace

by Libera

For all who need comfort,

for all those who mourn.

All those whom we cherished will be reborn

All those whom we Love but see no more

They are not perished, but gone before

And lie in the tender arms of He

Who died for us all to set us free

From hatred and anger and cruel tyranny.

May they rest in peace, and rise in glory

All suffering and sorrow will be no more

They’ll vanish like shadows at Heaven’s Door.

All anguish and grieving will one day be healed

When all of God’s purpose will be revealed.

Though now for a season lost from sight

The innocent slain in the blindness of right

Are now in the warmth of God’s Glorious Light

Where they rest in peace, and rise in Glory.

Lord give me wisdom to comprehend

Why I survive and not my friend

And teach me compassion so I may live,

All my enemies to forgive.

For all who need comfort, for all who mourn

All those whom we cherished will be reborn.

All those whom we Love but see no more

They are not perished, but gone before

And Lord keep them safe in your Embrace

And fill their Souls with your good Grace.

For now they see you face to Face.

Where they rest in peace, and rise in glory.

The Embrace of Enduring Love
    – by Wm. C. Anderson

Among all the precious moments
Blended with the swirling stars,
When was there time,
Time to say goodbye?

Never, never in recorded time
That erases the pulsing sky.
Never, even in the moment
Chosen for us to die.

Never found in every sound
That asks where or why.
Never will there be time,
Time to say goodbye.

Farewell is not a pathway
Nor portal through this day,
One cannot bid goodbye to Love.
No parting stays today.

In the Embrace of Enduring Love
God does not forsake tomorrow.
He paves our solitary path with Love,
That leads me past my sorrow.

To places in my heart.
Forever alive, forever in Love,
Forever felt beyond farewell,
Forever in His Embrace from Above.

In Philosophy this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Feb. 1                                               Tuition Deposit was due for 2019-2020

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 – 15                                       Spring Break Holidays

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

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                                 Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

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

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

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

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

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

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

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We are Living a Truth / What Really Causes Heart Disease / Friday Trip: Code Camp Open Labs

Today
is tomorrow,
yesterday.
Welcome
to the Future!

I am part
of ALL
that I see.
I am part
of every Leaf
on every Tree.
I am cousin
to the Hawk
and the beautiful Butterfly
and the tiny Honey Bee.
I am
ALL that I survey
and touch and hear
and say.

          Blessed beyond Belief.

And when
I think on all the other
Living Things,
and know
that part of them
is some of me,
that you and I
are the sum
of WE,
I know that God
lives in Everything
that is Today
or ever will be,
and I am Truly
Blessed
beyond Belief.

“ALL living organisms
store genetic information
using the same molecules
– DNA and RNA.
Written in the genetic code of these molecules
is compelling evidence
of the shared ancestry
of ALL living things.”
DNA from the Beginning
read more

Yes,
YOU and I
are part and sum,
of what is now
and ever has been,
what is
to be.

                 I am part of ALL that I see.

From MIT Technology Review:
.

“Particles can be linked
by the strange quantum property
of entanglement.
Entanglement occurs
when two particles are so deeply linked
that they share the
same
EXISTENCE.”

read more

We are
Miracle
and Miraculous,
the telling
and the told,
the young
and the old.

“A study of DNA replication
proves that there is only ONE life
and all living things
share in that life.”
http://www.onelife.com
read more

           We are Living a Truth.

We all
come to live,
to come alive
and to give
more than we can,
more than we are,
to be
and become
Loved
and in Love,
with someone
and everyone,
and the ONE
Who is Everything.

We are ever reaching
and never reaching
the end.
We are Living
a Truth
that is Beauty
beyond what we can
imagine,
if
we but open the eyes
of our very Human
Hearts.

          You and I are the sum of WE.

Yes,
“I am you,
you are me,

I am part of all I see.”
This concept is such an important one
to teach to today’s children
because we are getting more and more
disconnected
due to social media, devices and video games.
Yet scientists teach us that it is
connection
that will provide us with lasting
Happiness.

Dr. Emma Seppala
from Stanford’s Center
for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education,
says that when connection with others is present,
it can boost mental and physical health,
and even increase immunity and longevity.
Connection to our family, communities and
Nature

is vitally important
for today’s children.

– YogaKids Momma Marsha

        Connection.

“A philosophy of ALL Life,
is needed,
not of the Human alone.

It is not that the Human
needs to take care of all other Life
as a Moral obligation,
though that is certainly true,
it is that the Human is a small part of Life,
but one which possesses a characteristic
(intelligence)
which is valuable to the survival
and well being of all Life.
It was Life which developed that intelligence,
not the Human,
therefore its service is for all Life,
not merely the Human.
The Human is, in that sense,
a servant to Life, a caretaker in the service of Life,
the good Shepherd
for ALL of Life.
onelife.com
read more

My Friend,
the only
One
who can heal you
and wash away the dust
of every sin,
is listening
to hear
your precious voice.

Because
He Loves you,
far more
than you can wish.
Just as YOU
long to hear
the voice of your
child,
your Father,
in Heaven Above,
also Prays
to hear the voice
of His Child,
YOU.

“I am the Day,
soon to be born

I am the Light soon to begin
I am the new Hope in the morning
I am the darkness soon to be Light
I am the rising and the falling,
I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day,
the first and last.”
Libera

Based on the current state of
physics:

“The Universe is inevitable.
The Universe is impossible.”
– Arkani-Hamed
.
Unbelievably,
both declarations are true,
and because they are mutually
contradictory statements,
they could be true
in a multiple Universe scenario.
But, there is no way to prove,
today,
that multiple Universes exist,
no scientific support.

None,
except
that the only alternative
is that the Universe was actually
DESIGNED.
Belief in the multiverse among cosmologists
amounts to a surrender
in the war over design.

Yes
the alternative to multiple Universes,
is intelligent design,
which is not the same
as a belief in God.

“To posit the existence
of a Creator

requires only reason.
To posit the existence of a good God requires
FAITH.”
Dennis Prager

Those who admit
that the Universe must be intelligently designed
can discover exactly who that Designer is
in the Holy Bible.

The God of the Bible
told us the Story of our Creation:
.

  “All things were made by Him;
and without Him
was not anything made
that was made.
John 1:3
read more

My Dear Friends,
the Bible
told us the story
of our Creation.
God has always existed.
And the Universe began
when He created it.

“For by Him
were ALL things created,
that are in Heaven,
and that are in Earth,
visible and invisible.”
– Colossians 1:16-17

Those Scriptures
do not contradict
observable science.
Please share
with your precious children
the Truth.

The Truth
is far more precious
than pure gold,
more valuable
than anything on
Earth.

Truth
is simply telling it
like it is;
it is the way things really are,
and any other viewpoint is not Truth.
A foundational principle of Philosophy
is being able to discern between
truth and error,
or as Thomas Aquinas observed,

“It is the task of the philosopher
to make distinctions.”

And the greatest Philosopher
your child will ever meet
is YOU.

You and your child
are truly ONE:
biologically,
Spiritually,
and in every other
WAY.

Share
with your child.
Show
the WAY.
And the pathway
to Truth,
and ultimate Truth,
which is LOVE,
is through your
Heart.

“Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

What a Joyful
Adventure
awaits you
both.

Goodnight.

The pathway is through your Heart.

Philosophy discussion for this week:

Heaven is for Real.

What Really Causes Heart Disease
by Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated – it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is helpful.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?  Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed withomega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential – they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.

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Who We Already Are

Dedicated
with all my Love
to Lila.
She passed away yesterday.
I thank God
for the beautiful Gift
of her precious
Life.

Rescued
from the uncertainties of Life,
Lila returned all my Love
and rescued my Heart.

And in my Heart
she will remain.

“You are shelter from the storm.
The shadows fade away,
all cares pass away.

As hour by hour, day by day
Your love lightens up the sky,
As it shines across the night.

And when the end of day is come,
Stay with me through the dark
and bring me home.
You are there whichever way I go.

Keep me safely night and day.
Always there,
whenever I’m alone.”
– Libera

                           Simple moments renew us.

Rev. & Mrs. Don Welsh

Reverend Don Welsh
shared a truly beautiful insight:
click here for more

“Spiritual growth
is really a process
of pushing back the boundaries
of our ignorance of God
and our own nature,
so that we grow into
who we already are.”

So very much
of what we search for,
long for
and fervently Pray for,
is already here.

“It takes courage
to grow up
and be
who you really are.”
E. E. Cummings

                    Such is the nature of Love.

Like a Flower
in Spring,
we are
the beautiful unfolding
of a Mystery.

To the mind of mankind,
it may not seem
to matter
that the songs of our lives,
the symphony of our Creation,
is understood.

The magnetic resonance
from the music
created by our brief passage
through time,
passes right past
Human intellect
and travels into
the Sacred Heart,
which always remembers,
always reflects.

“God is Love
and only creates out of a desire
to express Love.”
– Ernest Holmes “Living the Science of Mind”

My Friends,
we
are becoming aware
of a unifying energy structure
to our Universe,
a field of intelligence permeating
everything.

                       Always reflects.

“Science
is saying that everything
that vibrates
possesses intelligence,
and everything vibrates,
and there is a central intelligence
everything
vibrates to.”
Lynne McTaggart, “The Field”

Such is the nature
of Love.
The Compass
of the Heart
guides us toward
the destiny of Truth.

Rivers
of tears
over many, many years
flow through the veins of time.
And the embodiment of
Love
is found in each precious
drop.

Simple moments
renew us.
Each act of
Kindness
gives birth
to Hope,
saves us from
ourselves.

“There is a Higher Will
present throughout all Creation
and within all Created things,
possessed of another agenda
than what seems obvious
or expected.”
P. M. H. Atwater

There peals an everlasting song.
To the Sound of Thunder,
the Stone of a Cave
was rolled back,
to let the Holy Spirit
live free again.

And we observed
the mirror of
reality
turned into a
window.
The Beauty of
Life
resurrected,
and the Eternity of
Life
reflected.

        The Beauty of Life resurrected.

“Science has shown
the particle
and the wave
are the same.
God
is both immanent
and transcendent,
internal and external,
composed and
Compassionate,
the One
while also the Many
 in One.”
P. M. H. Atwater

“When I applied my mind
to know wisdom,
and to see the business that is done on earth,
how neither day nor night
one’s eyes see sleep;
then I saw all the work of God,
that man cannot find out
the work that is done

under the sun.
However much man may toil in seeking,
he will not find it out;
even though a wise man claims to know,
he cannot find it out.”
– Ecclesiastes 8:16-17

        There is a Higher Will.

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The Child Within / Simple Health Tips / Friday: Rollerland West and La Madeleine Country French Cafe

“And wherever I climb
Far away and anywhere,
You raise me high
beyond the sky,

Through stormy night
lifting me above.

Whenever I cry,
Far away and anywhere,
You hear me call
when shadows fall.

Your Light of Hope
showing me the way.”

– Elgin Lumpkin, Robert Tigley Gerongco,
Samuel Tigley Gerongco

child-b

                  The Child within.

If
you want to give
your precious Child
a Gift,
give the Child within,
the Child you are,
the Child once you were,
the Child you have been
and want to be
again.

Through your Child’s eyes
you can finally come
to see,
that YOU
are no longer blind
to the Love of God
within.

Listen,
you can hear
the Voice of God
in the laughter
of your Child at play,
in the songs
you sing,
in the breeze –
the melody of the leaves
in the trees,
in the Love you see
drifting on a lake
of beautiful
memories.

       On a lake of beautiful memories.

“Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the Kingdom of God
belongs to such as these.

Truly
I tell you,

anyone who will not receive
the Kingdom of God
like a little child
will never enter it.”
Luke 18:15-17

Let the Child
in you
bring you Home.
And by the Grace of God,
you will never again
be alone.

Love that simply will not die.

There is something
time cannot deny.
It lives
in our memories,
it is alive
in our Dreams,
and never echos goodbye.
It is
the Love
that simply will not
die.

The Human Heart
is always in
Prayer.
What it needs,
it fervently desires.
But the mind
does not permit
the Heart
to always be
aware.

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When evening
gilds the beautiful sky
and colors the Heart,
Love
filters through the mind,
and stills
our restless Soul.

For the Eye
of your Spirit,
is the Ear
of your Heart.

“O Love
That will not let me go,

I rest my weary Soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the Life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that followest all my way,georgematheson
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My Heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

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

My Friends,
there is Victory
in the Word,
the Sacred Word
of God.
Lift His Love
from each page
sent from Above,
and God
will lift from your
tearful Heart
all doubt.

“Life has meaning
only in the struggle.

Triumph or defeat
is in the hands of God.
So let us celebrate the struggle!”

– Swahili Song

I am
the Flowers
in pastures green.
I am
the birds in flight that sing.
I am
clay
in the Hands
of the Potter.
I am
His Breath
drawn of deep desire,
to be His Child,
and He,
my Father.

Voices combine.
Music rhymes.
Our Hearts
are one.
The Miracle of Life
we Glorify,
and our Love
of Life
becomes a Song.

I am a Flower in pastures green.

Adoramus.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Glory to God in the Highest.

As we sing the Song
of Life,
we cannot deny,
we touch the
Sky.

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               Blessed Assurance

The greatest moment
in all of time,
in everything you do,
everything you hear
and say,
in everything you endure,
is the moment
of Blessed Assurance
of God’s Love
for
YOU.

Goodnight.

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Touch the Sky
by Ben Crawley

“Climb a tree to touch the sky.
Through the leaves I watch the birds fly,
in the softly swaying breeze
from my nest among the trees.
So the golden light dances
through the pattern of branches
all the colors of autumn,
alive.
As the leaves of evening fall
from my throne above us all,
where the faithful blossom flowers,
here I while away for hour after hour,
climb a tree
to touch the sky.”
                         

From: Whole Living: Body and Soul in Balance
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Simple Health Tips

Bitters

Combat a yen for sugar by following a Chinese medicine approach: Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives.

Fish

If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.

Probiotics

Supplementing with “good” bacteria (for example, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium) may help restore the balance the of bacteria and inhibit the growth of infections. Foods such as naturally fermented sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir, as well as yogurt with active cultures, also contain these bacteria.

Bilberry

Studies are mixed, but some have found that bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, may improve night vision. During World War II, fighter pilots reported better night vision after eating bilberry jam. 25 to 50 milligrams of bilberry extract will give the best results within the first few hours.

Bananas

People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.

Capsaicin Cream

For sore muscles and joints, apply a cream or ointment that contains capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile peppers, two or three times a day. The heat from the peppers has been shown to help relieve pain.

Garlic

Adding raw or lightly cooked garlic and onions to your meals may help keep you healthy this winter. Both foods appear to possess antiviral and antibacterial properties and are believed to boost immunity.

Tulsi

Research suggests that this Ayurvedic herb, also called holy basil, may help manage levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to boost your mood. Look for teas and supplements in health-food stores and follow package directions.

Avocados

For dry skin, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches, and even in smoothies.

Triphala

Avoid constipation and stay regular with Triphala, an Ayurvedic blend of three fruits that is believed to help tone the gastrointestinal tract. Look for capsules of Triphala and follow package directions.

Arnica

Homeopathic creams, gels, and ointments that contain arnica, a flower similar to the daisy, have long been used to relieve swelling and bruising. Rub into the affected area, but stop using if you develop skin irritation.

GLA

If you’ve ruled out other causes of hair loss, such as stress, overuse of hair-care products, and certain medications and diseases such as hypothyroidism, consider supplementing with evening primrose oil. It’s a good source of gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that’s needed for hair growth and is hard to get from your diet. Experts recommend taking 500 milligrams twice a day; expect to wait eight weeks to see results.

Japanese Food

In addition to following good dental hygiene, you can help prevent cavities by adding more shiitake mushrooms and wasabi to your diet. Both foods contain compounds that help fight the bacteria that cause plaque and cavities.

Hydrate

To treat an acute migraine, drink a full glass of water — dehydration can trigger headaches. Even if you need to take a medication for the pain, try wrapping your head with an Ace bandage so that it covers your eyes, then lie down and breathe deeply. This often helps the pain pass more quickly.

Calendula

To ease acne, forgo benzoyl peroxide for lotion or soap made from calendula flowers, which may have antiseptic effects.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberries contain a substance that appears to keep bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and has been shown to help prevent UTIs. Because cranberry cocktail is high in sugar, drink unsweetened juice diluted with water or take capsules of powdered cranberry extract.

Mint Tea

Ease occasional indigestion by sipping a cup of peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. Use peppermint with caution if you have acid reflux; it can make that problem worse.

Friendly Fungi

The medicinal mushroom cordyceps has traditionally been used to promote lung strength, and some studies show that it may improve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Look for capsules or tinctures of cordyceps; follow package directions.

Honey

Research suggests that honey may be more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup at quelling nighttime coughing. Use a medicinal-grade variety such as manuka honey and take up to 2 teaspoonfuls at bedtime.

Broccoli

For healthy gums, put this green vegetable on your grocery list. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C and provides calcium as well, both of which have been linked to lower rates of periodontal disease.

Green Tea

Hot or iced, green tea can help rev up your workout. Its catechins, antioxidants, and caffeine help increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup about 10 minutes before exercising.

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                                     Friday:

IMPORTANT  DATES:

March 10                 Rollerland West / La Madeleine Country French Cafe
March 13-17           Spring Break Holidays
April 7                     Tour of Fire Station and Fire Academy
April 14 & 17 (Friday and Monday)   Good Friday and Easter Holidays
April 28                   Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Weather permitting)
May 1                      TUITION DUE for 2017-18
May 15 & 16           Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 22 – 26             Adventure Trip
May 26                    Last Day of Semester

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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”.

          When morning gilds the beautiful sky.

 

Grace Filled Living, Loving, Giving, and Forgiving / Maintaining a Healthy Outlook / Friday: At School

“The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for
JOY

and SING.”
Psalm 65:13

God’s Love is a mysterious voyage.

In the restless calm
of evening,
you can feel
the ever-presence of
God,
listening to our Prayers,
our thoughts,
knowing our deepest desires,
as
Life gains new meaning,
and Hope for tomorrow
begins to sing
your song.

My Friends,
the result of being
in God’s presence
is JOY!

“The JOY
of the Lord
is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10

Our trials produce Faith
and they develop perseverance.
And when we persevere,
we prove to ourselves and to others
that our Faith is real,
and our sense
of being in God’s presence
increases
along with our
JOY
.

 “Consider it pure joy,
my brothers,
whenever you face trials
of many kinds.”
James 1:2

out-of-body

   I am the Dawn of all time.

When the moon
is born again
to peer inside
your Sacred Heart,
the Beauty of its streaming

cuts the night
like a knife,
reflecting the Light
of God’s unbelievably
Beautiful Love.

The World
sees what it wants
to see.
But only
YOU

can gaze
inside your precious
memories,
and finally come to know that
from this moment on,
Life begins anew
and goes
on and on and on.

“Somewhere out there
Beneath the pale moonlight,
Someone’s thinking of me
And Loving me tonight.

Somewhere out there
If Love can see us through,
Then we’ll be together
Somewhere out there,
out
where
Dreams come true.
– James Ingram

          Somewhere out there.

You
are your Heavenly Father’s
daughter,
son,
everywhere,
everyone.

You can feel the ever presence.

So on this very brief
pathway of Life,

pause to reflect,
as you find
your mind
racing and retracing
all the Journeys
endured,
finally done.

They will lead you
back
to this moment,

and your new home
to be found
in the many Blessings
that abound.

I am
the hours

And moments of your yesterday.
I am your time gone by,
O’er days and ages fleeting,
Long since passed away
As endless years roll by.

I am the hours,
The days and moments yet to come,
Until the end of time.
All the centuries and
Seasons that are still to run,
As endless years roll by.

I’ll rise in the spark of Life
The Dawn of all time
I’ll call to the world still yet to be
The music is everywhere,
In life, in the sea and air
To join in the Perfect song
of all Eternity.

The noon of Creation rings,
And all in the Heavens sing
The Glorious song
through all Eternity.

I am
the Dawn of all time.”
– Libera

            A Dream just begun.

Stand up!
Shout at the
Sun.
Life
is not a lie.
It is a Dream
just begun.

Something
can change in you.
You can
from this very moment
be
everything you dreamed of,
whatever you wish
to see.

“The Keys to the vaults of Heaven
May be buried somewhere
in a Prayer.

The Keys to the vaults of Heaven
May be heavy or lighter than air.

Open up the vaults
We’ve got to find the keys.
The nights have been growing darker,
Even darker now
than sin.

We’ll open the vaults of Heaven.
The treasures are there within.
The keys to the vaults of Heaven
May be seen
in a pure child’s eyes.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Born again to peer inside your Sacred Heart.

“The two most important days
in your Life
are the day you are born,
and the day
you find out
WHY.”

– Mark Twain

When the birds
in their Heavenly trees
stop their singing,
and the Sun
has ceased its gleaming,
when the day’s journey
nears its end,
go to your Father
in thought and in Prayer.
To YOU
His Blessings
He will send.

Yes,
God’s Love
is a mysterious voyage.
He takes us
to places of the Heart.
And we
may stay there
forever and ever
and evermore.

       Life gains new meaning.

God can lift you away
from the dark of day
and free you
evermore.

“You were there,
In everything I knew,
From the moment I began.
Always there,
In every way I go,
Saved me falling,
Held my hand.

You are shelter from the storm.
The shadows fade away,
All cares pass away.

You are there,
Whichever way I go.
Keep me safely night and day.
Always there,
Whenever I’m alone,
Hear me calling,
Show the way.

You are shelter from the storm.
The shadows fade away,
All cares pass away.

Your love lightens up the sky
As it shines across the night
Stay with me through the dark
And bring me Home.”
play You Were There
by Libera

On the road of precious Living,
as our brief journey
nears its inevitable end,
direct your Sacred Heart
toward those around you.
  and be Homeward bound
again.

Let’s do some
Grace filled Living,
Loving
Giving,
and Forgiving,

before the day
we die.

Goodnight.

Maintaining a Healthy Outlook
from the University of California
San Francisco Medical Center

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We have busy, demanding lives. You may feel pulled in different directions and experience stress from dealing with work, family and other matters, leaving little time for yourself. Learning to balance your life with some time for yourself will pay off with big benefits – a healthy outlook and better health.

Steps you can take:

  • Stay in touch with family and friends.
  • Be involved in your community.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and do things that make you happy.
  • Keep your curiosity alive. Lifelong learning is beneficial to your health.
  • Healthy intimacy takes all forms but is always free of coercion.
  • Learn to recognize and manage stress in your life. Signs of stress include trouble sleeping, frequent headaches and stomach problems; being angry a lot; and turning to food, drugs and alcohol to relieve stress.
  • Good ways to deal with stress include regular exercise, healthy eating habits and relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing or meditation. Talking to trusted family members and friends can help a lot. Interacting with your Faith community is helpful in times of stress.
  • Get enough sleep and rest. Adults need around eight hours of sleep a night.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you feel depressed for more than a few days; depression is a treatable illness. Signs of depression include feeling empty and sad, crying a lot, loss of interest in life, and thoughts of death or suicide. If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, get help right away. Call 911, a local crisis center or (800) SUICIDE.

IMPORTANT  DATES:

March 2 & 3 (Thursday & Friday)  Regular classes & school hours for all students
March 13-17           Spring Break Holidays
April 7                     Tour of Fire Station and Fire Academy
April 14 & 17 (Friday and Monday)   Good Friday and Easter Holidays
April 28                   Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Weather permitting)
May 15 & 16           Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 22 – 26             Adventure Trip
May 26                    Last Day of Semester

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
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”.

 In their Heavenly trees.