Putting Your Children First

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The World and Everything in It, one recent morning, and heard a commentary from Janie B. Cheaney that made me think of you (and our Veritas model). Side note: I love her name. Wouldn’t it be cool if I had married Joe Krishell? Well, maybe not. […]

I’m Sorry

“I’m sorry that you feel that way.” “I’m sorry, but I just get so angry when you say you don’t understand me.” “I’m sorry I snapped at you earlier today. You did not deserve that. Will you forgive me?” All three of these statements include the words I’m sorry. Which one of them is a […]

I Do Not Cease to Give Thanks

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…” (Ephesians 1:16) The issue of expressing gratitude came up in a family… we’ll call it a “discussion” recently. The spirit of the debate was more about the motivation behind giving gifts:  Do we give them with the expectation of receiving acknowledgement/gratitude, […]

The Word of God as Our Standard

I have been burdened by an issue that seems to be creeping out of our secular world and into our religious organizations: How can we disagree respectfully? How can we handle our differences like Christians? I was at an ACSI Leadership Conference this week and was dismayed to learn that pastors, school administrators, and teachers […]

American Noise

I had the incredible privilege of spending the day with the School of Rhetoric students on October 8th at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains near Oracle. Here’s what I can report: The theme of the retreat was “American Noise.” Mr. Hardeman spoke passionately about God’s […]

In Koinonia With You

Koinonia is defined as Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians. This word, from the Greek word κοινωνία, popped into my head this week along with “community.” I get to be a part of this koinonia throughout the day, and I see it happening all over campus. Moms stay behind […]

On the Same Team

I’ve spent some time watching your kids play during their lunch recess period. The Gaga Ball Pit is like a magnet, seeming to pull children from the ramada over to it as quickly as possible. After being assured that they did, indeed, eat their lunch first, I allow students to play. Here are some of […]

Friendship & Community

This week, the themes of friendship and community kept revealing themselves to me in different forms.  Proverbs 17:17a says, “A friend loves at all times.” I received a beautiful cross with this phrase on it from a dear friend, just because. It’s not even my birthday! 1 Corinthians 12:14 states, “For the body does not […]

More Than a School

Well, here we are! Another school year has begun. When my boys were young I was convinced that June and July flew by at warp speed. I’m guessing that many of you are wondering where the summer went as you loaded up your children for their first day of school on Friday. As a military […]

Running Alongside with Perseverance

I just returned from a fantastic four day retreat with our administrative team, board  members and their families. What a blessing it was to be able to 1) get to know some of our Veritas families better and 2) get away from the Tucson heat for a few days! If the time I spent in […]