To Whom Do We Belong? / What Really Causes Heart Disease / Friday: T. B. A.

Do not
conform to the pattern of this World,

but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind.

– Romans 12:2 

I will spread God’s Love to all I know and serve.

To whom
do we belong?

In our Creator’s Love for us
were we made,

longing for belonging,
seeking after the one
to whom we truly belong.

God
breathed Life into Humankind.
Yes,
 Adam and Eve’s lungs were filled
with God’s own Being,
His very Breath.

My Dear Friends,
knowing

to whom we belong
goes a long way 

in helping us figure out
who we are.

There is a central question
of Life.

Do we belong to
this World,
filled with vain promises,
illusions of grandeur,
and inescapable loss of Life
and everything material
that accompanies it?

Or
do we belong
to God?

“All the lonely people,
where do they all come from?
All the lonely people,
where do they all
belong?”

The Beatles

The Spiritual Awareness
that we
do not belong to others,
or even to ourselves,
but that in Life,
or in death,
we belong to God,
can lead to

a truly authentic and fulfilling
Life,
a Life worth Living.

 To see myself as I truly am,
becomes a vision
into the very Heart of Being.
It enables us
to find belonging,
and to discover
Truth and Joy.

“It is the condition of Love,
that as soon as one sees oneself
as Loved,
one starts Loving.”
– St Catherine of Siena

We have to belong
somewhere,
or to someone.
And,
if we really belong
to God,
then we are truly fashioned
in God’s Image.

As we absorb
the Beautiful Knowledge
of our relationship with our Creator,
we outgrow the small things
that clutter our Lives,
and we begin the Blessed Journey
toward the greater,

magnificent, wider World.

Psalm 100:3
reminds us that we belong to God.
The English Bible states:
“Know that the LORD is God –
He made us; we belong to Him.”
The Hebrew original of the last phrase
can be literally translated,
“we are His.”

My Dear Friends,
it is vital to know

the Spirit of God
dwells in
you.

“What gives meaning to Life?”

With a new understanding
of
to whom we belong,
meaning can be made
manifest.

We must know
to whom we belong.
Until we know,
we can never discover
inner Peace.

Understanding ourselves
and our relation to God,
will lead us to 
a fulfilling Life.
Belonging to God
is the most we could ever ask
in Life.

Life
is a Beautiful demonstration
of God’s Wisdom and Knowledge,
a very vivid reflection
of His Art and Love.
And when
we serve and keep this
wonderfully diverse and Beautiful world,
we Honor the Creator
to whom it all belongs.

“We belong to God
by surrender and dedication.”
Rom 12:1

To God We Belong
and
To Him We Return.

Goodnight.

“Living in this world with change all around
But with the prophets’ words,
I’ll stand on solid ground.
Even though it’s still hard,
with questions that arise,
Every day I will say:
‘ll have Faith like brother Joseph
and the strength of the pioneers.
I’ll be brave as a strippling warrior
and like Nephi persevere.
I will spread God’s Love to all I know and serve.
I will plead with my Father on my knees:
I will be
what I Believe.”
– Blake Gillette

What Really Causes Heart Disease
by Dr. Dwight Lundell
who is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He is also the author of

The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie.

click here to read more

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 per-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 beneficial.

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.

“Heaven and God are not high above us,
far away;
they are deep within us.
Heaven is not a distant country
where there are trees and houses and other objects;
it is a plane of consciousness within us.
Seekers of the eternal Truth
will realize their eternal Heaven
within their aspiring Hearts.”

Sri Chinmoy
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Our plans for Friday
have changed
due to expected thunderstorms.
Please see revised plans
to be handed out
later.
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.2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

 

First Semester

Dec. 7   (subject to change)              Texas Civil War Museum

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                 Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                    Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

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 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.

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So Far Away, It Lies Within / Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy / Friday: Japanese Garden

“Beauty does not exist
Without love.”
– The Song of Solomon

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           A pathway having no end.

Can we shallow
The swift current
Of what we cannot comprehend,
Of life’s tribulations?

We test each other’s
Endurance and Faith,
Laid at the feet
Of our unwillingness
To Love one another.

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       God will send His Love to you.

On the threshing floor
Of our self-abased Lives,
Being so unwilling
To share,
To care,
We come to believe
In the burden of sacrifice,
So many
Are not be able
To bear.

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

We discover
Through our Prayer,
In moments so very rare,
That Life and Love
Abide in lonely times,
Never knowing
They are the same.

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                   Go to a far off land within.

In the absence
Of mind,
We hasten our decline,
As our tears descend
And the river of life
Subsides.

But God
Sends His Love
To you.

In the arms of another
We find His Angel.
He gives us
To each other,
To show us
The way,
To let us know
The endlessness of Love
We feel
May be all
That is real.

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The endlessness of Love we feel, may be all that is real.

We touch this Earth
Indelicately,
With such brevity
That we never know
Just how much Love
Is never felt,
Never known,
And was there
To take.

In all that time
We never came to see
Love was beside us,
Inside of us,
Longing
To be.

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The pathway to Heaven lies through the Heart of another.

Such is the tragedy
Of Life,
Of Love,
That we did not Know.

“The eyes
are the gateway
to the soul.”
– Herman Melville

My dear friends,
Go somewhere,
Somewhere you may have
Never been.

The pathway to Heaven
Lies through the Heart
Of another,
The Love of a friend,
Down a pathway
Having no end,
Through a door
Of discovery,
In a world outside
Of where you have been,
So far away,
It lies within.

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In a world outside of where you have been.

“To see clearly
is poetry, prophecy, and religion
all in one.”
– John Ruskin

Go to that
Far off land
Within.
Spend your time
Listening,
To the sound
Of your own Heart beating,
On the other side
Of where you are.

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                  We touch this Earth.

When Hearts
Take flight,
Darkness
No longer descends.
Every night
Harbors a harvest moon,
Every day
Moves through us
Too soon.

We pass by
One another
Never knowing,
Never hearing
The rolling thunder,
The Voice ever after,
We should not
Forsake.

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           My friends, go somewhere you may have never been.

I pray
Four strong winds
Will carry you
To Heaven,
To the Heart
Of another
Whispering your name.

“The beauty of God
transfigures the one
who contemplates it
and transforms him
into this very same beauty.”
(2 Cor 3:18)

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We never know just how much Love is never felt.

                       How To Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy
                                          by

Teaching a child healthy techniques will help him carry these techniques with him into adulthood, thereby cancelling any future health issues once he or she has left your care. Children who make heart healthy choices will decrease their chances of developing heart disease later in life.

Be very cautious about what is going down his food pipe. Stop spoiling his eating habits.

Include fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and fiber has been shown to provide you with nutrients that can protect your child against future heart disease. Make sure your child eats at least five, 1/2 cup servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding sugar, dips or high fat spreads to your child’s fruits and vegetables.

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Beauty does not exist without love.

Set aside time in your child’s day for her to get exercise. Make sure the exercise is fun and enjoyable to her. Regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy heart. Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Let them Jump Kick and Run…In fact you can join them too! Participate in physical activity with your child. Watch your child’s sporting events. Take walks as a family after dinner. Go on family bike rides during the weekend.

Avoid letting your child use the Internet, watch television or play video games for more than two hours a day. Help your child pick what they want to watch or play each day. Make them turn off the media after the two-hour time period.

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to the development of heart disease later in the child’s life because the bacteria on your child’s teeth and gums can get into the bloodstream and negatively affect the arteries.

Thiswhyc

He gives us to each other to show us the way.

Make sure your child brushes her teeth in the morning and before going to bed. Help your child to floss on a daily basis. Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Limit your child’s salt intake. Consuming too much salt can put the child at risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, reports HelpGuide.org. Use spices instead of salt to add flavor to foods. Avoid giving your children processed, canned or frozen foods because these tend to have high salt contents.

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Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Remove foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats from your child’s diet. Both these fats cause the bad cholesterol called LDL to increase. Foods that tend to be high in trans and saturated fats include chips, whole milk dairy products, red meat, solid fats and packaged foods. Replace the unhealthy fats with unsaturated fats that come from foods such as olive oil, beans, fish, nuts and avocados.

Limit your child’s portions to help him avoid overeating. Do not make your child eat everything on his plate if he says he is full.

Smoking doesn’t just happen. Its peer pressure, advertisements, machismo, adult role models. Set an example yourself by avoiding cigarettes. Talk about it to your children when they’re at the age that they can comprehend and perhaps subconsciously ingrain the idea that cigarettes are a no-no for their heart and lungs.

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Every day moves through us too soon.

On FRIDAY November 6, 2015
we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the JAPANESE GARDEN, located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (Tele: 817-392-5510).

Please gather at the main entrance of the Japanese Garden. Our SELF- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Be on time – if our tour has started – just catch up with us. Do not drop off children without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.

We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour & visit the TREASURE TREE GIFT SHOP (Tele: 817-871-7668). Following the tour, we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café, 1616 South University Drive, Fort Worth (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we will tour the Rose Garden.

* WE WILL NEED DRIVERS. Please let Dr. A know if you can assist.

Pick-up is at the ROSE GARDEN at 2:30 p.m.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS /NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS / VISITORS and THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or a passerby or a frog or a tree. Teaching for many years is a highly probable causative factor!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including
the need to secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5.00 / Children (12 yrs. & under) $4.00 Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate.

GIFT SHOP: There is a fabulous, “Treasure Tree” gift shop.

Thiswhyc

In all that time we never came to see Love was beside us.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch at the restaurant.
NOTE: We must follow the Garden Visitor Etiquette.

“I am a part
of all that I have seen. “
–   Alfred Lord Tennyson  

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 23 – 27 (Mon.-Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“We were given two hands to hold,
two legs to walk, two eyes to see,
two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other
was given to someone else,
for us to find.”

– Unknown

 A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children & our precious pets (especially Rabbits)
are nurtured and appreciated.

Thiswhyc

Love was inside of us, longing to be.

You Can See Forever / Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit

Every thoughtful parent begins life with their newborn child by looking inward, by examining the life they have lived. They want for their son or daughter the things in life that were denied them.

But only by taking time to thoughtfully examine our own attitude toward the real purpose of one’s being, by questioning the reason we are alive and why we exist, can we know what to do for those we love more than life.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

There are those who think it is not possible to understand our life on this earth. They assume that this existence is, perhaps, unreal. They just exist. They barely survive, and day by day. But this level of awareness is deceptive and illusory and dangerous.

It leads us to believe that life is something to just endure and that death is inevitable – that we are all doomed – that we are controlled by outside forces we do not understand and can never really know – that we have no free will. These forces we attract based on unconscious programming, attracted due to what one fears, not our conscious thoughts.

But I do not accept this blindness. For I can no longer fail to believe in the one thing that gives us sight – and that is the transcendent power of Love.

Alden found many items of interest.

Alden found many items of interest.

Somerset Maugham said, “Great truths are too important to be new.” And one cherished truth that has been revealed over many years is this: the real purpose of love is to escape death, to perpetuate life. Through the love of one man and one woman, life goes on. For love and life are entwined and beautifully blended together in a Sacred Act of creation, with a beauty far beyond what we can ever comprehend. Love and life are the same. They are one and the same. And knowing this can bring a kind of peace to your heart, that makes life on this earth worth living.

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

My friends, you can become nothing without love.

But please remember, you too are a child – a Child of God. And His Love is always within you. You know, there is no substitute for love. And the love that resides within your heart is as infinite as the love God feels for you.

If you look deeply into your own heart, you will discover an infinite capacity for compassion and for love for everyone and every living thing. Look long enough, and clearly enough, and you can see forever.

Ian poses with History.

Ian poses with History.

The insightful philosophy of existentialism, which stipulates that since we are all ultimately alone, isolated islands of subjectivity in an objective world, we have absolute freedom over our internal nature – that individual human beings have full responsibility for creating the meanings of their own lives. It postulates that our existence precedes our essence – that the miracle of our being, “outshines every star”. A good example of existentialism in “The Book Thief” is when the story starts with Liesel’s journey to her new foster parents, who live in a suburb of Munich, just around the corner from the Dachau concentration camp. I recommend you view the movie – and take your children with you. Our students truly enjoyed it. The tragic ending reveals another great truth – that hatred will destroy the most beautiful Gift that God will ever bestow.

My friends, you are more beautiful, more miraculous and much more than you shall ever fully realize. Our minds simply cannot comprehend the Divinity that sparked us into being. We can never fully know the depth of Pure Love that formed us into the Transcendent Spiritual Miracles that are you and I. But we can pray for the wisdom to cherish all that we have been given, all that we are, and share our bountiful Blessings of Love with others.

The lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner and music of Burton Lane may help us to clarify the paradoxes that life and love expose. The magic of this musical moment has proven to be a salvation for many seekers of wisdom. My prayer is that it opens up your mind to the hidden country of your heart. click here for song.

“On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are.
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star.
You’ll feel part of
Every mountain, sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A world you’ve never heard before.
And on a clear day
On a clear day
You can see forever
And ever
And ever
And ever more.”

Hi. I'm Rosie Junior or "R.J."

Hi. I’m Rosie Junior or “R.J.”

On Friday, March 7, 2014 we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Botanic Garden & Conservatory, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard – located in the Garden Center Building, (Telephone: 817-871-7686) for the BUTTERFLIES  IN  THE GARDEN  EXHIBIT click here for more

Kylee gives "RJ" his first ride!

Kylee gives “RJ” his first ride!

scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be at a nearby eatery at approximately 12:00 p.m. Following lunch, at 1:00 p.m. we will have a self-guided tour (you know, wander aimlessly) on the Nature Trail in the Rose Garden. Dress for the weather.

The Butterflies Exhibit is hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Garden Club, Fort Worth Botanical Society and Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

FINANCIAL: Ticket Prices
Adults 13 – 64 = $10.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $12.00
Seniors 65+ = $8.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $10.00
Children 3 -12 = $6.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $8.00
Please pay Dr. A. (He prepaid this fee)

Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Parents/Guardians/Friends, etc. are encouraged to join us for the tours and/or lunch.

Pick-up will be at the entrance to the Rose Garden at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late for pickup, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Call if you will be late.

STUDENTS are NOT to leave the Conservatory, Restaurant or Rose Garden at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge & approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Questions : 817-448-8484.
EMERGENCY NUMBER:  682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays
Mar. 21 Texas Indian Market and Showcase (Arlington)
April 4   Kimbell Art Museum – Japanese Samurai Armor Exhibit
April 18 & 21 (Friday & Monday) Easter Holidays
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Mon. & Tues.) Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater)

“All that is not eternal
is eternally out of date.”

–  C. S. Lewis

UPDATE  ON  SUGAR

People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance. The recommended sugar intake will be below 5% of total caloric intake. The suggested limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates. click here for more

Campaigners say it is a “tragedy” that the W.H.O. has taken 10 years to think about changing its advice. The recommendation that sugar should account for no more than 10% of the calories in the diet, was passed in 2002. It works out at about 50g a day for an adult of normal weight, said the WHO. Now the recommendation is 25g per day.

Click here to see how soft drinks impact your health.