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Life is full of desires.
Some seem far far away.
But is God keeping some things away from us for a reason?
So that we look away from what we want, and wonder at the things we do have?
God is graceful to us and gives us big treasures that we do not see,
Usually because we are focused on the wrong things.
Focus on the right things.
Focus on God.

;)
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Book Report

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea.

Montgomery’s characters make Anne of Avonlea a book to remember. The main character, Anne, is a spirited young lady of sixteen, starting to dive into adult life. Her vivid imagination, ideals, and temper, make this character come to life. As she starts teaching school, her strong will is shown in how she clings to her ideals in the classroom and in the Improvement Society she establishes with her friends. Both are repelled by the people in Avonlea, but she pushes forward. In chapter 4, even her friends question her methods of conducting a class, but she starts the school year standing firmly on her convictions. Another character Marilla, who adopted Anne, is convinced to adopt a pair of twins, one of whom, Davy, is curious without end. Montgomery successfully portrayed the simple, yet fun mind of a seven year old. His witty remarks sparkled throughout the book give a lively tone to the story. The reactions of every character and their unique pers…

Current Event (rather late...)

Current Event 6

    From <http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/07/us-missiles-target-syria-airfield-in-response-to-chemical-weapons-attack.html>
       The U.S.A. reacted to the Syrian chemical weapons attacks upon civilians.  As a warning, fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles hit a Syrian airbase at 8:45 Eastern times (3:45 a.m. Friday in Syria).  This attack was the first direct assault on the Damascus Government since 2011.  President Donald Trump stated that this base was the staging point for the chemical weapons attack that killed seventy-two people.  Trump never had the intention of intervening into the Syrian civil war, yet photos of deceased children, killed in the attack, seemed to have changed his mind
“It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons," President Donald Trump said in a statement. "Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and b…

Why Education?

For all the young people out there,

Wrestling with math? Bored with History? Succumbing under Grammar?
I Understand.

I've been there.

And  I had this question: How will Geometry/ Calculus help me as an adult? What if I never became an engineer or a scientist?

You might think I'm crazy but, here's the thing: Algebra is teaching us more than a(b+c) = ab +ac. Really.

Math is  teaching us to think. My guess is that most of us will probably never use all of those complicated equations... But with Geometry, we are learning to think deductively. We can train our mind to learn. To fix our attention. Learn what we need for life.
Learn from the circumstances and from the people around us.

This brings me to "boring" history. I personally love history, it is my favorite subject. But it is more than "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". We are looking at men's and women's lives. Their successes and mistakes. We can learn from those mistakes, and not mak…

Current Event 5: Mosul Discovery

From: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/03/06/biblical-kings-palace-uncovered-beneath-shrine-destroyed-by-isis.html>
          In Mosul, Archeologists uncovered the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib. The palace lay under the Tomb of Jonah, which dates back to 600 B.C. The tomb was destroyed by Islamic State militants in 2014. ISIS has dug tunnels below it in search of artifacts to plunder.   The existence of the remnants of an Assyrian palace below the shrine has been known since the nineteenth century.           “Iraqi excavations in the 1950s revealed an entrance to an Assyrian royal arsenal and in 1990 a large Assyrian building to the east of the mosque guarded by colossal human-headed winged bulls was excavated, but this work came to an end with the Iraq/Kuwait war,” said Dr. Paul Collins, Chair of The British Institute for the Study of Iraq, which currently works with the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage and UNESCO for the protection of Iraq’s cult…

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This is a description I wrote for English Class. I hope, it gives away the right connotation: majesty. 

The road to Monterrey extends for miles and miles, until it disappears into the skirts of the great mountains that look upon anything that roams earth with kingly superiority. The Sierra Madre Oriental lines the orange horizon. Because of its height, it appears to be close, but after an hour of travel, it still sits far away. The plains that stand below, at the mercy of the mountains, extend as wings from the road. As guards, dark slender trees with spiny heads stand scattered along the plain among the golden grass. The sun, already hidden from sight, seems to have set the plains beyond on smokeless fire. The flames dissolve into a blue that darkens with altitude until, at last, disappears in the blanket of clouds. And the sky, which carries the flag, crowns the mountains in their glory.