We are better together

At our Info Meetings, Christi often shares about the strength of working together in the process of making disciples. After covering the inner workings of the partnership between campus teacher and co-teacher, she then extols the benefits of the Veritas community, using as an illustration a phenomenon she observed on top of Mt. Lemmon. One […]

You Don’t Wash Your Face with a Mirror

I trust your Lord’s Day yesterday was a blessing to you and your entire family. It is great to be refreshed by fellowship and strengthened and challenged by the teaching of God’s Word. I have been blessed to be on the receiving end of preaching after 35 years dishing it out. Well, mostly blessed… You […]

Who’s the Center of Your Home?

Most of us would be quick to answer — Jesus! But does the reality match the goal? Many have shifted to a Child-Centric or Kid-Centric home. The children’s interests and the child’s happiness are paramount. Children are consulted before most decisions under the guise of, “They need to learn to make wise choices.” But parents are […]

Don’t Forget the Positive

Have you ever thought about feedback and why we give it? Usually, we give feedback when something needs fixing. We are disappointed with something, so we mention it in hopes that things will improve in the future. But often we neglect to mention the good things.    A wise friend once told me, you can’t make […]

Lessons for Everyone from the College Bribery Scandal

Though shocked at the news and personalities (I had always liked Aunt Becky and Mayor Abigail Stanton–I guess no more lectures on integrity to Henry Gowen or the new saloon owner– “around Hope Valley our word is our bond”), most of us watch this scandal unfolding and unfolding and unfolding and think, “Well, this does […]

“Yeah, you’ll probably always walk with a limp.”

“Yeah, you’ll probably always walk with a limp.” the orthopedic doc declared when I was nearly 13 years old and had just gotten out of a cast for my broken leg. “What?! I’m just a kid,” I said mournfully. “Yes, but a kid who won’t listen to advice,” he shrugged. “I’ll listen, I’ll listen, honest!” He […]

Swimming Upstream Against the Current

Last night’s Academy Awards reminded me that we, as believers in our Lord Jesus, are often going against the current of the popular culture. These Awards and many like it have become a prominent display of our culture’s values and the glorification of things that would offend God. I try not to be overly obnoxious […]

We Are Veritas

One of the best ways for me to be reminded of the great gift that Veritas is for us is to talk with prospective parents. As these parents ask questions looking for what makes us special, I get to outline anew the things that we hold dear. One of them is that We Are Veritas. […]

Co-Laboring Apprentices in a Dance with the Lord

Co-Laboring Apprentices in a Dance with the Lord; that is the most that any of us are, our keynote speaker said. The words resonated with me. “We are co-laboring with the Holy Spirit and apprentices of our Master.”  That is really true, I thought. Like Kyle, I don’t know what I am doing more often than I […]

How to Train Prayer Warriors

How to Train Prayer Warriors — Prayer is a mystery. God invites us to pray, promises to answer our prayers under certain conditions, and yet has everything under His sovereign control from the Beginning to the End. AND, God powerfully uses prayer in His processes. It is enough to know this in order for me to […]

Training Mental Ninja Warriors?

Training Mental Ninja Warriors? Several discussions in the last week have brought me to the conclusion that our curriculum design, especially our Latin classes, do just this. I was talking to one student who seemed totally unmotivated to apply himself to his Latin class and struggling for an illustration to explain its benefits.    American Ninja […]

Spiritual Encouragement from Unlikely Places…

Spiritual Encouragement from Unlikely Places… At times it is fun to discover God working in parts of our culture on which we have given up. One of those places is professional football. We hear so much about domestic violence in players families, drug abuse that sidelines a player or DUIs, or over-the-top materialism. However, God is at […]

You’re Not the Boss of Me!

You’re Not the Boss of Me! is often the cry of a diminutive child pushing back against an adult authority figure such as a parent or teacher. The little one is raising a big stink because he or she is not being allowed to have his/her own way. The underlying cause, however, is not unique to […]

A Haunting Look at the Nativity…

Almost always our family times around the nativity feature the upbeat side of the events surrounding the birth of our savior. Our family gathering was no different. The grandchildren were now old enough to reenact Luke 2. My granddaughter Evelyn was soooo glad to be Mary and grandson Westyn was pleased to be Joseph. Hope […]