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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Emotions New Texas February Page SA Guest Column God offers us power of selflove Fund faces w I Djr TTlliLimiVl MttDT anrf mir InnUtorm Ry JOHN WALKER Before we can love we must love Selflove is not It is not asking the Who is the fairest of them all Selflove is not thinking of ourselves to the exclusion of It is the pursuit of power and Selflove means accepting our limitations and ap preciating our Do you not know that you are Gods temple and Gods Spirit dwells in you 1 If our bodies represent the temple of then our bodies are worth taking care of if Gods Spirit dwells in then we are responsible for allowing that Spirit to develop to the means taking care of our accepting our limitations and striving to grow intellectually and Accepting our a friends son became dejected because he had played a poor game of The boy made a couple of poor missed some easy and failed to block out when The coach pulled him from the The following game the boy had no He hesitated to shoot and was reluctant to pass the He looked scared and My friend wisely talked to his He told Everybody makes Nobody is The important part of playing basketball is give it all youve If you are not giving it all youve you are cheating yourself and your Champions always keep My friend went on to tell his Whether you make your shots or miss your your mother and I still love All we want you to do is to shoot joyfully and play with The following the boy scored 14 points but more he played with enthusiasm and is not getting down on ourselves because when we get down on ourselves and criticize we limit our Learn from our Ask God to forgive our But then get on with Otherwise we become We are good for no least of all We are cursing Gods many people go through life unwilling to accept that they are not In their frenetic drive to do everything the correct they miss the spontaneity of They become but they dont love Taking care of our When we say that we love our we take care of We wash wax polish We make certain that the oil is changed and all the engine parts run We put the best gasoline in If we love we take care of our bodies all the We maintain proper practice regular physical get the proper amount of rest and avoid and limit our alcohol Intellectual If we love ourselves we work hard not only to develop our bodies but also our We We We learn something new each Sir William one of the greatest minds in reported that he was not overly endowed with He simply studied harder and longer than his The master word is Osier If we truly loved ourselves we would develop our We are We prefer to gripe and complain about how fortunate other people are rather than working to improve our Gripe read more and our careers will Emotional We grow emotionally by working on our personality and character Part of this growth means accepting our limitations and forgiving ourselves for our Growing emotionally also means respecting our We set limits on our we harness them so that our feelings work for us to provide us with the energy needed to accomplish the tasks of daily When we love ourselves we avoid blaming and On the other we allow our feelings to shine through in spontaneity and good We laugh loudly and see the joy in daily We recognize the need for affection and We make life a joyful We bring delight into Spiritual The ultimate in selflove is developing ourselves Our aim in life is to become one with In our travel we attempt to allow all to drop away so that only the spirit of love To allow the kingdom of God that is within all of us to requires daily prayer and We actively pray for wisdom and for and we also set aside a few minutes everyday for silence to allow God to talk to Silent meditation for a few minutes each day allows us to transcend our ego and Silent meditation can be practiced but it is most practical to meditate either early in the morning or late at Get into a comfortable away from all possible close your eyes and say to yourself Relax and let Feel the tension draining away from you muscles and thpn focus on the presence of Whenever an intrusive thought enters you recognize the in trusive thought and simply go back to thinking of With silent meditation we comprehend the power and presence of God as we move toward loves Through meditation we can better understand our place and the will of God for us in every aspect of our Wfilktr is tncilicnl lirrtir Country Hosfntdl tnxl u triintf inntier in Monday day off for banks City and federal government as well as all local banking facilities will suspend operations Monday in ob servance of Presidents The county courthouse will remain Trash collection in New Braunfels also will continue uninterrupted by the national Presidents Day takes into ob servance the birthdays of both Presidents George Washington and Abraham ARE YOU PUTTING ME Keep an ear to the ground on local events in the HeraldZeitung By WILLIAM KIRBY Education Commissioner The Permanent School Fund PSF is one of Texas most en during and important legacies to future Over its 133year the Fund has helped pay for part of the costs of educating millions of texas school despite the past success and future potential of the it is being threatened by some very shortsighted proposals to resolve the states current fiscal Created with an initial million appropriation by the 1854 Texas the Permanent School Fund was established as a trust fund that would forever guarantee a portion of the costs of public The only time in history that it has been raided was in when some of the funds were used to purchase Confederate railroad Defaults on those bonds and the devaluation of Confederate currency nearly bankrupted the Since the Permanent School Fund has paid out nearly billion to school More than billion from the sale and rental of public lands and from mineral rights on public land and tidelands has been deposited into the These assets are invested in stocks and which give the Fund a current market value of Interest and dividends from PSF coupled with certain dedicated tax make up the Available School This fund provides an equal per student allotment to all Texas school districts each with the remainder of the costs of public education paid from the general revenue sources tax The PSF now provides a total of million a or per to local school Ten years it provided just per child If the PSFs earning capacity is it is expected to provide local school districts with billion over the next 10 Thats an average of million each year tha taxpayers will not have to The key to ensuring this tremendous resource for our children lies in keeping the PSF In the past as the decline of the oil and gas industry has thrust the state into severe economic some interest has been expressed in amending the TexasConstitution to allow some of the principal of the PSF to be ex For the sake of our children and our states longterm economic we cannot allow this to There are only two ways the Fund can grow oil and gas revenues from public lands and from the capital gains that are realized through As out states current economic crisis so well points oil and gas revenues are a depletable and finite Income from capital on the other can increase only if the principal is If the principal is investment earnings that make up the Available School Fund will decline significantly and the less revenue provided by the the more tax dollars in general revenue fuids it will take to finance public any expenditure of the principal of the PSF will be tan tamount to a tax bill on future Lost principal from the Fund would significantly impair its potential for and the lost income eventually would have to be replaced by tax Money spent from the principal is lost forever whereas money preserved will be able to grow indefinitely and offset larger and larger portions of the overall state costs of public A raid on the Permanent School Pund would have other negative results that would affect local school districts local In the voters of Texas approved a constitutional amendment that allows the prin cipal and income of the PSF to be used to back locallyissued school This bond guarantee program particularly helps poor school districts which cannot get good bond ratings or in some any ratings at all to issue bonds at the lowest possible interest If the principal of the Fund is allowed to be any school district that is not AAArated on its own would have to pay additional financing charges when it borrows to build new at a sub stantial extra cost to local tax A raid on the Fund would seriously jeopardize the bond guarantee program as it was en visioned by the Legislature and approved by the voters of It also would threaten the excellent credit rating of the Fund Those who advocate invading the PSF to help resolve todays financial problems would argue that it makes good business But does it Does it make sense to use your retirement money to pay overdue bills leaving you without any savings to face the future The only way our state can diversify its economy and regain its financial health for the future is to have a high quality education and an excellent education system must be adequately I urge every Texas tax payer to fight against any move to tap into the Permanent School Let your legislators know that you want to protect this The Fund belongs to your children and all We should for expediencys sell out the inheritance our forefathers so wisely provided for generations of Texas school ON MAKE THE FOR SAFETY A MESSAGE FROM THIS NEWSPAPER AND THE DPS TROOPERS While youre shopping at Kmart pick up something for your health Spinal Screening to see if your health problems may be spinal related sponsored by Rkhatdson Chiropractic Clinic A KruegerlliankYoiito good customers Come Celebrate Kruegers GREA TL Y REDUCED PRICE on this 1987 Chevy GREATLY REDUCED PRICE AFTER REBATE Celebrity 4dr Sedan title license documentary fee all A KRUEGERS DISCOUNTS Freight 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