Heart of Pure Gold / The Truth About Sugar / Fall Break This Week

“And those who were seen dancing
were thought insane
by those who could not
hear the music.”
– Nietzche

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It can be good to be TALL.

Heart of Pure Gold

Eyes give away
What we never say,
That a heart
Can yearn to stay
Like a ship provisioned
And in the harbor,
Rigged and ready
To journey into tomorrow.

But she quits her moorings
And spreads her beautiful white sails
T
o dance with ease
In the morning breeze
And departs for the ocean blue.
Majestic, my Dear Friends,
With her swelling sails,
And waves thrashing
Upon her hull,
Like the beating Heart

In you,
Pounding to get out
The see the world
Too.

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To show the way back to the Love.

“Someone at my side says,
“There! She’s gone!” “Gone where?”
“Gone from my sight, that’s all.”
She is just as large in mast and spar
and hull as ever she was . . .
Her diminished size is in me,
not in her.”
And just at that moment . . .
there are other eyes watching her coming
and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout,

“Here she comes!”
– David Marcus

Where you are
May never seem
The place your heart
Longs to be,
And tomorrow
May appear
The last hope
Of today.

“I want to live,
I want to give.
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give,
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold.”
Neil Young

So profound
Can life be,
That our remembrance
Of such deep hunger,
Of our search for meaning,
Our longing to be,
Can in our hard earned empathy,
In our learned generosity,
Enable the heart
To truly see those in need,
And lead me to be
So very, very far beyond
Me.

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     And they need you to be near.

“Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy
is to make others so.”
– Robert Green Ingersoll

There is a Light
In the harbor of our dreams.
It is shinning
For you
And for me,
To show the Way
Back to the Love
That always was,
Always will be,
To the time
When we will meet again,
In the dawn of a beautiful tomorrow
In our Prayers,
In our Dreams.

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Love remembers only tomorrow.

In our time of plenty,
More becomes
Less and less,
Until more and more
Leave less than less,
And too much
Of so much more
Becomes nothingness.
And life and living
Become dying and death,
Lost in a haze,
The fog of a war,
So far from won,
That one and one
Is none.

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   The sun only rises before it sets.

Our children
Do not really need much.
They need Love,
And they need you.
They need you
To walk into a room
And turn on the lights
With a smile.
They need the quiet
Of the night
To be broken
By the whisper of your voice.

They need to laugh.
And yes,
They need to cry,
Tears of joy.
And they need you
To be near
If ever they find
They really need you.

The strength of beginning,
Starting again,
Lies in the forgiveness
Of ending,
Of what brought us
To this.

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Majestic, with her swelling sails, and waves thrashing upon her hull, like the beating Heart in you.

“There is a ship
and she sails the sea

She’s loaded deep,
as deep can be

But not as deep
as the love I’m in

I know not
if I sink or swim.”

– Travers, Stookey, Okun, & Yarrow

The day after tomorrow
Can yesterday be,
And forever,
Made of a Savior
We do not see,
Save in our Hearts,
Our Prayers,
Our everlasting need.

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   They need the quiet of the night.

Two thousand years
Of tomorrows,
Was ever yesterday,
Since He
Forgave us everyone,
For they too,
Did not know
What they do.

“If I had to choose between
loving you and breathing,
I would use my last breath
to say I love you.”
– Unknown

Love seeks not
A knowing
In which it may be,
It remembers
Only tomorrow,
Endures what is
Today,
Is creation of a moment
To be.
Love is all about
Tomorrow,
The beauty of hope
Which shelters us
From the tragic storms
Of today.

It sees as it seeks,
Never truly dying,
Never knowing death,
Never seeing
What had no beginning,
Never ending.

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Lead me to be so very, very far beyond me.

“Death is a natural step
In the progression of life.”
You Cannot Die
by Margaret Stevens

Children born tomorrow
Do not know of your regret
today,
Nor should they.
Today births not yesterday.
A child loves the moment
It lives for.
The sun only rises
Before it sets.

In our failing to see,
We look into,
Not through,
Eyes beautiful,
Translucent, easily iridescent.
Transparent are we,
And this I am told:
“Look for God
In the eyes
Of one you Love,
To seek a
Heart of Pure Gold.”

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The day after tomorrow can yesterday be.

For God,
My Friends,
Is Love,
All the Love
Your very precious Heart
Can behold.
And we,
Reflections
In His Loving Eyes,
Eyes that see
You.

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    A heart can yearn to stay.

The Truth About Sugar
New Science Documentary
Published on Jul 19, 2015
To view click here
I ask you, and your children,
to watch this highly informative documentary.
It can save your life and the life of your precious children.

It can prevent much suffering.

Not that many of us know quite how to quit consuming so much SUGAR or, in fact, what the downsides to a sugary diet actually are.

The Truth About Sugar documentary, aired on BBC One aimed to demystify some of the myths about sugar – namely, what food products secretly contain it – and demonstrate the impact it can make on your health if you reduce the amount you eat.

It charted the lives of four people, who consumed nearly 119 teaspoons of sugar between them a day.

Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. She discovers why some of us have more of a sweet tooth than others, which sugars you can enjoy guilt-free, why there is so much sugar hidden in food you would think was purely savoury and what effect sugary drinks have on the appetite. Fiona also helps four Brits, whose sugar-heavy diets could be putting their health at risk, to change their ways.

From coming up with low-sugar recipes to finding ways to beat the sweet cravings, they will see whether cutting back to the levels suggested by health authorities is really achievable and what the benefits actually are. As the dieters progress on their journey, it soon becomes clear that the transformations will be dramatic.

Also view
The World’s BEST Diet
Click here to view

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, but for 45 million turkeys across the United States, it is no laughing matter. Turkeys raised for food are bred to grow so quickly that they develop multiple health problems, including heart disease and leg disorders.

They are raised in overcrowded, poorly ventilated ammonia-filled facilities where they endure painful debeaking and detoeing procedures.

Since 1986,
Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project
has encouraged people to save a turkey
at Thanksgiving through sponsorships
that help rescue animals and provide care for them
at their sanctuaries,as well as educate and advocate for turkeys
and other farm animals everywhere.
Be a buddy and Adopt a Turkey.
We have two adopted turkeys and a cute baby!
Click here for information.
To be human
Also means
To be humane.
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On new born grass.
Not much lies between
You and the dirt.

IMPORTANT DATES
Dec. 3 – 4
Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 11 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue or learn to duck!)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 F. W. Stock Show (called the FAT stock show until Dr. A lost a few pounds)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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And we, reflections In His Eternal Eyes.


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It Is Worth Remembering / Healthy Fish to Eat and Fish to Avoid / The Countdown is ON to Sept. 8

Dedicated to my wonderful friend
Rev Donald Graves
Tucson Center for Spiritual Living

Don and I grew up together
and had so very many
wonderful adventures in
Boy Scout Troop 17.

Thanks for the memories.
You are deeply admired
and loved.

Graves, Don

“You are the Beloved.
Be sure to treat yourself that way.”
—   —   —

“To live
is the rarest thing in the world.

Most people exist,
that is all.”

– Oscar Wilde

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How many times
Have hearts strayed
From the beautiful path
On which once
They would play?

So often we wander
Down alluring pathways of life,
Hearts and minds
Together,
Wanting to be
Forever in Love
With life,
Wanting to stay.

The crystal mirror
Of our memory,
With painful longing,
Invites us to return,
To never leave again
The beauty of Love
Lost along the way,
Never fully knowing
That this moment,
And the last,
Are one.

“Time present and time past
are both perhaps present
in time future
and time future
contained in time past.”
– T.S. Eliot

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The crystal mirror of our memory invites us to return.

The Human Heart
Will never know
It is not still in Love.
It feels not
The time
Apart from the moment
It awakened
In Love with a dream.

Our heart can never forget,
Never truly rest,
Never
Not remember,
All the Love
That gave it Life,
Birth.

It is
Worth remembering,
Love is the Mother

Of all Life on Earth.

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Love is a living, breathing thing.

To stay,
To be,
In Love
For all time,
Is not a dream,
My Friend.

For Love
Is a living, breathing thing.
Over and over again
It is reborn,
Brought back to Life,
In our memories,
In our thoughts,
Our fragile hearts,
And
In our very beautiful dreams.

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Time stands still and forever is mine.

My Dear Friends,
There is a texture
To Life.
You can feel it
When you laugh out loud,
When you cry so hard
You taste the salt
Of which you are made
In your precious tears,
When you see your reflection
In the sparkle
Of someone’s eyes,
And come to know
You
Are truly alive.

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      There is a texture to Life.

When someone,
Anyone,
Smiles
And lifts your Spirit off the ground,
And you
Are no longer you,
You belong to
A different moment,
And now belong
To someone
Who is not other,
But a Sister,
A Brother,
And you are together
On a beautiful
Pathway of Life.

You are one.

“What sunshine is to flowers,
smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure;
but scattered along life’s pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.”
– Joseph Addison

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The Love that gave you Life can give it back again.

Such is Love in life
When Spirits blend,
And you and your friend
Can longer stay,
For in this one moment
Time stands still,
And forever is mine.

Love opens this door,
Shows us this way,
Lights a Lamp,
Calls us
By name.

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The glorious sun that God sets in your Heart.

Without tasting life,
One withers and dies,
Is deprived of the flavors
Upon which life dines.

Life, my friends,
When viewed
Through the Lens of Love,
Shows us
Love and Life
Are the same.
The joy of living
May be found
In the eyes of another,
In soothing a heart
Filled with pain,

In feeling the Sacred rain
Of grateful tears,

In the calming sounds
Of the night bird’s songs,
In the glorious Sun that God
Sets in your Heart
,
In the healing forgiveness
That greets the dawn
Of Life born again.

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The joy of living may be found in the glorious Sun that God sets in your Heart.

The Love
That gave you life
Can give it back
Again.
For life is more
Than a game.
Life and Love
Are truly the same.
Your Love
Was made to be born
In the Human Heart
Again,
And again,
And again.

“There’s a new world somewhere
they call the promised land,
And I’ll be there someday
if you will hold my hand.”
– from “I’ll never find another you”
by Tom Springfield
listen here

Seek not to find
That which is within,
For the Heart that beats
For another,
Has already found
Its way Home.

Invite it
To come in.

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Healing forgiveness greets the dawn of Life born again.

The water is wide, I cannot get o’er,
Neither have I, the wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two,
And both shall row, my love and I.”
“There is a Ship”

by Yarrow, Peter / Stookey, Noel Paul /
Travers,
Mary Allin / Okun, Milton T
listen here

                               Fish to Eat & Fish to Avoid

Fish can provide an excellent low-calorie protein source without the fat and cholesterol of red meats. However, some varieties such as shark and mackerel are very high in mercury. Mercury is a known carcinogen and a pollutant of the habitats for many fish, including farmed fish, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The USDA recommends eating at least eight ounces of healthy, low-mercury fish per week.

Crab

This family of fish falls into the shellfish group and includes king, blue and snow crab. Crab is an excellent source of many nutrients including protein, vitamin B12, and vitamin C, and it has only 82 calories per three-ounce serving. Crab is readily available at grocery stores and seafood marts, but avoid the canned or artificial versions. These can have excess sodium, which is hard on the kidneys and heart.

Catfish

When enjoying catfish, choose the American kind – raised, procured and sold as an American product. Imported catfish may contain high levels of cancer-causing toxins. Broiled or grilled catfish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart and brain health, and selenium, which is important for cell metabolism.

Scallops

Scallops are a small mussel and safe to eat two to three times weekly. Low in toxins and high in protein, these mussels are delicious alone or on a salad. Scallops come in a variety of sizes, including the large Atlantic version and tiny bay scallops.

Salmon

Salmon is a heart-healthy food that is rich in omega-3 acids. The larger and older the fish, the more mercury it might contain. Therefore, limit farm-raised or Atlantic salmon to one serving every two months, but enjoy canned Pacific salmon two times a week, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Trout

Perhaps a neighbor just returned from a weekend fishing trip and has some trout to spare. Freshwater trout is best and can be enjoyed biweekly, according to the Washington State Department of Health. This fish is rich in omega-3 fats, which are good for the heart.

Tuna

Canned tuna is a popular pantry staple for good reason. It is a quick, cheap source of low-fat protein and is rich in vitamins B12 and D, calcium and iron. However, albacore tuna contains almost three times as much mercury as skipjack tuna, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. Therefore, pregnant women and young children should focus on consuming primarily skipjack, or light varieties of tuna. Furthermore, canned tuna can be high in sodium, so look for low-sodium versions if you’re watching your salt intake.

Oysters

Raw or steamed, oysters are a rich source of protein and omega-3 fats. The Washington State Department of Health states that oysters are low in mercury and can be enjoyed two to three times weekly. Those with health conditions, however, such as immunodeficiency disorders like AIDS or cancer, should avoid oyster consumption due to their potential bacteria containment.

Crayfish

About 3 inches in length, crayfish are similar to tiny lobsters that turn bright red when cooked and contain juicy white meat. Sometimes referred to as crawdads, crayfish are a healthy fish to eat, but only the American kind that is farmed mostly in Louisiana and the Mississippi.

Shrimp

Rich in iodine, shrimp is a low-fat, low-calorie shellfish that can be enjoyed weekly, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Shrimp can be boiled, grilled, sauteed or added to a salad while still retaining the same delicious taste.

Sardines

The smaller the fish, the less mercury it contains. Older, larger fish eat the small fish and therefore absorb their mercury and toxins. Sardines, such as herring, are small fish that are low in mercury and high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin D and several B-vitamins. They are sometimes enjoyed plain on crackers or out of a can. Because many canned versions are high in sodium, consume them in moderation or look for low-sodium canned versions if you are controlling your sodium intake.

The FDA advises that pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children to avoid eating swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tilefish.

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And for your information:
The causes of death
NOW
and
one hundred fifteen years ago.

My dear friends,
It is NOT normal to die from cancer, heart disease
or suffer from diabetes, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, etc.
These diseases only exist because of
they way we live our lives
and a lack of knowledge,

Cancer and Heart Disease
and Diabetes
have INCREASED due to
Corporate (profit) driven
pollution of the food chain.

My friends,
please study this chart from
the New England Journal of Medicine.
It is quite revealing.
And MOST important
share this knowledge with
you precious children.
They NEED to know.
Please discuss it with them.
This chart will make for GREAT
nightly reading.
A serious discussion
will enable them to have
many more nights
available to read.

Many.

May God always abide with you
as you cherish and protect
each precious child.

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The Countdown is ON to Sept. 8
Mrs. A is jumping for JOY!
We are excited to see you again.
Please bring some new jokes.
I have shared everything I know with R.J.
And now he is looking very funny
At me.

Yes, I am worried.
He is forcing me to watch old re-runs of
Lassie and Rin Tin Tin!

Help!

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Seek not to find that which is within.