Love is Just a Dream / Vitamins to Protect Against Cancer / Thursday and Friday: No School (Texas A.G.T. Conference)

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Life lived simply, is simply Beautiful.

Love is just a Dream
by another name.
What the Heart feigns
to be something other,
remains the same.

Narrow streets
have we wandered down,
seldom looking up
to see the Pure Light
of Love,
the Light
of God’s Love
glowing in the dark.
And in our memory,
His Love,
is streaming from
Heaven Above.

God gives sight to those
blinded by the night
of never knowing
they are so deeply
Loved.
All we need do
is ask.

“And all things,
whatsoever you shall
ask in Prayer,

believing,
you shall receive.”
Matthew 21:22

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       See the Pure Light of Love.

God
is the Hope
of the hopeless.
He alone provides direction
to those so lost
in the twisted canyons of the
mind,
swallowed up in doubt,
buried deep in
depression.

If Life
has fastened your Heart
to a stone,
there is news
My Friend,
in which
you can take delight.

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know Life
at all.”

Joni Mitchell

My Dear Friends,
the simple things
in Life
will unfetter you,
set your weary mind and heavy Heart
free.

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The simple things in Life are the most extraordinary.

Wisdom
is in the wind,
whistling through the
trees,
faint and simple sounds
birthed in memories:
a long stroll in the park
walking hand in hand
with someone you deeply Love,
dinner
that sparkled
by the light of a single
candle that flickered
in the dark of night,
a laughter filled
Heart,
an evening
with no ending
and no start,
a beautiful smile
that still glows
in the dark,
and parting
with such sweet sorrow
and a very kind
remark.

Life lived simply,
is simply Beautiful.

“I saw a beggar cohen-d
he was leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me,
“You must not ask for so much.”
– Leonard Cohen
Rest in Peace my friend

To dream our lives
away,
leave the seeds
sown to harvest,
thrown on fields
across which we strode
in our ignorance
and our arrogance.

They were planted in
the fertile fields
of your Sacred Heart
by your family
and your friends.

“Those that were sown
on the good soil
are the ones who hear the Word
and accept it
and bear fruit,
thirtyfold and sixtyfold
and a hundredfold.”

Mark 4:20

Your Heart,
My Friend,

is the ground
upon which
you walk.

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Love can be a polished surface occurring naturally on the Gemstone of Infinity.

Leave not
this field
to lie fallow
for long
.

Like a farmer
that has cleared his ground
and still remains,
surrounded by the silence
while waiting for the rain,
in form the same
as tears of Joy,
tears of pain.

pauloa“It’s the simple things in Life
that are the most extraordinary;
only wise men are able to
understand them.”
Paulo Coelho
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Love,
simple Love,
and Joy
My Dear Friends,
are the only things
that will save us.
And with Forgiveness,
today,
this day in which we live,
is the only day
that will remain.

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I am a dreamer.

For a dreamer is one
who can only find his way by moonlight,

and his punishment is
that he sees the dawn
before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde

As the wind sighed
through the leaves,
so did I.

Ripples
in the waves of the river
of Life
made me moan.
My world murmured
like a thing that grieves,
and then I looked up
and fell
in Love again.

A reflection
of Love
was in the Sky.
And it whispered to me:
“Love
is always
neigh”
.

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Ripples in the waves of the river of Life

In each moment
we are free
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o discover Love
that will never end.
Love can be a polished surface
occurring naturally
on the Gemstone
of Infinity.

Knowing
God’s Love will always be,
is a reflection of our own
Infinity.

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“In my fantasy
I see a Just World

Where everyone lives
in Peace and Honesty

I dream of souls
that are always Free

Like a cloud that floats
Full of humanity
in the depths of the Soul.”
Sarah Brightman
(from Nella Fantasia)

Parents who insist
on telling their child
that their secret friend,
living within their beautiful Fantasy,
doesn’t exist,
perhaps forgot
that they too had,
at one time,
spoken to their
Angel.

   A Spiritual experience is
above all
a practical experience of
Love.

Perhaps
“It’s time that we began
to laugh and cry
and cry and laugh
about it all
again.”

– Leonard Cohen
again

A  Beautiful Sonnet of Shakespeare
can capture the very essence of Love.
A Beautiful painting
depicting the breathtaking Beauty
of God’s Gifts in Nature,
can reach down
into the very depths
of existence.
The Beauty
all around us,
can tell us
all we really need
to know.
.
“The only thing that we know
is that we know nothing
and that is the highest flight
of Human Wisdom.”
Leo Tolstoy

 Comprehending the illusions
of Life and Living
is not possible under assumptions
that do not correspond
with the real World
that exists within
the Sacred Human Heart.

Goodnight

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God’s Love is a reflection of our own Infinity.

Vitamins that help protect against cancer
from Care2
the world’s largest community for good
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By: Michelle Schoffro Cook

The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an essential part of any anti-cancer plan.  Here are the top 5 vitamins that help protect against cancer.

1. Beta carotene
This precursor of Vitamin A is found in most orange and green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and other leafy green vegetables.  An amazing nutrient, it has been shown in research to protect the lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer.

A study found that ex-smokers who ate green and yellow vegetables high in beta carotene daily decreased their risk of stomach and lung cancer.

 2. Vitamin B6

This B-Vitamin is essential to maintain a healthy immune system and helps protect the respiratory tract from pollution and infection.  In studies it has helped protect against cervical cancer.  Vitamin B-6 is primarily found in carrots, apples, organ meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes.

3.  Vitamin C
One of the most well-researched nutrients, Vitamin C has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, both in prevention and disease-management.  A recent study was conducted in which forty patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix received large doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and other vitamins.

Another sixty-one patients with other kinds of cancer followed the same regime, while thirty-one patients received no vitamin supplements and served as the control group.  The control group lived an average of 5.7 months. Of the others, 80 percent of the patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix had a mean survival time of 122 months; patients with other forms of cancer lived an average of 72 months.  That translates into a length of life 13 to 21 times longer in those who used vitamin therapy.

4. Folic Acid
In studies, folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, helps protect against cervical cancer and is necessary for the proper formation of the body’s own genetic material – DNA and RNA.  It is found in beets, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits, and most types of fish.

5. Vitamin E
In addition to protecting against bowel cancer, Vitamin E works as a powerful antioxidant that reduces the damage caused by ozone and pollutants on the cells. It is found in eggs, wheat germ, liver, unrefined vegetable oils, and dark green vegetables.

Related:
10 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Anti-Cancer Shopping List

  IMPORTANT  DATES

Dec. 1-2 (Thursday and Friday)  Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                      Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                     Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                      Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                       Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                      President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)      Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                     Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                 Adventure Trip

May 26                                      Last Day of Semester

May 27                                     Dr. A admitted for therapy (you understand)

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Your Heart is the ground upon which you walk.

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How Fragile the Threads of Life / The Art of John D. Cogan / Spring Break This Week

Dedicated with my deep admiration
and appreciation
to Dr. John D. Cogan,

my Dear Friend of many years
and a truly gifted artist.
Our school is Graced
with his inspired paintings.
Thank you John,
for a life filled with Blessing
all those around you
in sharing your vision
of God’s
unbelievably beautiful World.

John earned a Ph.D.
in experimental physics
from Rice University.
He decided early in life to follow his heart
and has been an artist, painting landscapes
and wildlife and other subjects,
mostly in acrylic, since 1982.
He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.

One man’s art
does what Man in another life
could never do.

See what happens
When you follow your
Heart.

click here to view John’s beautiful work

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“Break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein.” – Isaiah 44:23    Art by John D. Cogan

How fragile the thread of Life,
How delicate
The dance of the living,
How Beautiful
The Heart
Of the Loving.

Gossamer and fine,
The threads that bind
All things living,
While I,
In the Sheltered Arms
Of God,
Am sleeping.
We are bound to our bodies
with the fragile threads
Of this Earth.
And threads of Love
Connect us to each other.

“The strongest Love
is the Love
that can demonstrate
its fragility.”
― Paulo Coelho

Brightly shinning
As our Star,
Only God can make Life
Endless day
Of endless night,
Bringing near
What is afar.

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Only in the Loving Nurture Of God’s Nature.    – Art by John D. Cogan

In the whisper
Of raindrops
Falling ever so gently
Upon my window,
As the birds
In their trees
Are comfort seeking,
And dreaming
Of singing
In the bright morning light,
My Heart also hears
Comforting words,
Found only
In the Loving Nurture
Of God’s Nature,
From One
Who truly Blesses
This Life,
Who Anoints our Sacred Soil
With His tears of Love that fall,
To sustain the fragile threads of Life,
And birth the Dignity
Of us all.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.     – Art by John D. Cogan

I cannot imagine
A more Beautiful,
A more comforting way
For you to know
That God truly Loves you,
Than to listen
To the perfection of song
In the silence of the night,
And feel His Spirit so strong,
As your Soul
Takes flight.

“Remember what peace
there may be in silence.”
Max Ehrmann

My Precious Friends,
When Life has seemingly
Lost all meaning
,
To God’s thoughts be listening,
And free you shall become
By the Precious Words,
Kind and compassionate,
A Sacred Call
From the Voice of One
Who Loves us all.

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   To God’s thoughts be listening.            – Art by John D. Cogan

And as Hope
In a Heartbeat returns,
You are set free
By the One
Who shall not look
Through you,
But see within,
To find the Heart
In which He
Dwells.
For He is there,
Waiting patiently
For you
To discover
All the Love
Alive in you,
His Love,
To give
To someone else
In need.
For Love
Comes not from you,
But
Through you
From God above.

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A fragile dance of Hearts ever mending.     – Art by John D. Cogan

“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow.
Though they are red as crimson,
they shall be white like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

In the moment
I feel
The Spirit of God
In me,
I glimpse Eternity.

 Gently close your tired eyes,
Dim the lights of this Life,
Forgo the moment,
The confusion
Of so much illusion,
And softly whisper
A simple prayer,
For He is there.

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Only God makes Life endless day of endless night.    – Art by John D. Cogan

God
Holds you
In Warm Embrace.
Look no further
Than your precious
Heart.
He is there,
And everywhere.

“Heavenly Father,
are you really there?
And do you hear and answer
Every child’s prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me
as I pray.”
– Janice Kapp Perry

Yes,
Life is a fragile thread,
Like the light of a candle,
That can flicker away,
Like the reality of dreams
We remember not.
Any gust of wind,
Even a whisper,
Ill or no,
Can make the flame
Of Life sway
And go.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.      – Art by John D. Cogan

Who knows what lies
In tomorrow.
We have not the vision
To see,
Save the blending
Of joys and many a sorrow
In a fragile dance,
Of Hearts ever mending.

“God is light,
and in him
is no darkness
at all.”
– 1 John 1:5

A life of fulfillment
We find
In coming to know
That God is Light,
In Gracefully forgiving
What is wrong,
And humbly accepting
What is right.

Goodnight.

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  God is Light.    – Art by John D. Cogan

“There’s a place for us,
somewhere a place for us
peace and quiet and open air,
wait for us SOMEWHERE.”

– Stephen Sondheim

IMPORTANT DATES
March 25 & 28
(Friday & Monday) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
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.)

Here’s What 4.5 Thousand Years
of War Looks Like:

click here

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“Consider the sheep of His fold,
How they follow where He leads.
Though the path may wind across the mountains,
He knows the meadows where they feed.”
– Roger Hoffman

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