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In 2020, a Different Kind of Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2020 ●

We’ve heard it many times and in many ways already. And as 2020 draws to a close, it will be on repeat: for most of us, the year 2020 has been plain tough. From the pandemic to civil unrest and the unprecedented election cycle – the change, uncertainty, and “new normal” we have experienced this […]

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What we see is temporary; what we do not see is eternal

October 29th, 2020 ●

In this year of so many surprises and challenges, this verse from Corinthians seems particularly applicable: While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal. – Corinthians 4:18 Yes, […]

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Necessity is The Mother of Invention

September 10th, 2020 ●

It’s a true and timeless proverb – so timeless that it is as fitting today as it was when Plato first said it. Picture a caveperson trying to push a box (boxes were already invented in this scenario) filled with large rocks back to the cave, when a tumbleweed rolls by. The lightbulb (proverbial, it […]

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A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Minister Walk into a Bar…

August 12th, 2020 ●

Christianity is no laughing matter. But there is more to the Bible than sin, atonement, sacraments and floods. Among his immeasurable gifts, God gives us humor. All of us have a sense of humor – we love to laugh, tell jokes, listen to comedy. So where does it come from? From God! Think about it: […]

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Getting Creative to Learn Scripture

July 10th, 2020 ●

Even the most creative people sometime have “creative block.” It’s sort of like “writer’s block.” In other words, the idea well has run dry. There is no shame in this! Times like these are what Pinterest (if you don’t know about Pinterest, that will have to be explained in a future remedial post) is for. […]

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Some advice for kids during the weirdest time ever

June 12th, 2020 ●

Looking back, most adults won’t describe 2020 as a “great” year. And kids are more likely to describe it as “weird” or “a bummer,” unless they’ve always dreamed of spending months at home with their parents. No matter how it is described, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the world in 2020. But, it’s your […]

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Even in our most challenging times, God is with us

May 13th, 2020 ●

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 Fear, doubt and uncertainty are part of life. And for most students and many adults, it is a part of our lives now more […]

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God Made Us To Be Strong

Author Ellen Glasgow said, “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.” What’s happening now is strange and scary. It feels like we fell asleep in one world and woke up in another – one that is straight out of a science fiction book cut. Within a few months, over […]

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The Art of Listening

Many people lack talent in the art of listening. Does true, focused listening conflict with our natural self-centeredness, while complete confidence in one’s viewpoint, opinion, or solution comes naturally? Parents work hard to instill confidence in their children; to inspire them to speak up, make their voice heart. And that’s what child development experts advise: […]

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Why a Christian School?

February 12th, 2020 ●

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 What makes parents decide to send their children to private school? After all, there is a perfectly good public school down the street that comes complete with transportation. The simplest answer: parents choose Christian schools so […]

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