My Quiet Time Rung a Bell…

I came across this verse in my QT two nights ago: But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over […]

An Endless Supply of Pacifiers

Our daughter Hope was an addict… to pacifiers. Anybody else have that? She could not get to sleep without one. Many a night we had to search the house from […]

Stop the Hand Wringing, Focus on the Mission

As the election nears and news from all sides gets worse and worse, nearly apocalyptic, “This election could mark the end of democracy as we know it.”, perhaps we need […]

God, Where Are You in This? 

When a devastating act of evil occurs like 9/11, even believers can be shaken in their faith. The toll in human life is hard to wrap one’s mind around and […]

It’s Hard Not to be Moved…

As part of remembering 9/11, my wife Linda DVRs History Channel documentaries of the events. As we watch them, we are struck anew at the incredible care for one another […]

Living in a Cornfield? 

Living in a Cornfield? My wife and I often used that statement to encourage the other spouse to stop talking about adult things in front of the kids. Our point was […]

Unity Is Not an Accident 

One of Margo’s latest hashtags is #VeritasUnited. I got to thinking about that. This is definitely our goal and something our enemy works non-stop to prevent. He would love to […]

Communicating When Things Are Hopping

Over the weekend, we have had a drill of our emergency response system with a possible COVID contact on campus. At 7:41 AM Sunday morning, I got the email I […]

Giving Our Children a Robust, Resilient Theology

Have you been stunned by any of the recent defections from the faith? I was stunned to learn that Joshua Harris of I Kissed Dating Goodbye fame and nationally known pastor […]

Am I Discipling Myself?

We often think of parents discipling their children. But have you thought that discipling our children begins with discipling ourselves? In Deuteronomy 6 God starts with the parents: “These commands […]

I Have a Plan, God Has a Will

One friend of mine was always ready with a comment when things would not go as planned — “If you want to make God laugh, make plans!” I often did not […]

Unintended Lessons during COVID-19

As we continue through this pandemic environment, I sometimes wonder what the long-term effects this will have on all of us. The other day I had a meeting of adults, […]

VAT Biosecurity Proposal

Please see our VAT Biosecurity Proposal for information about our plan going into the 2020-2021 academic school year in light of COVID-19.  

Diligence in the Right Direction

Often we work hard at many things. We also fight mightily against earthly and spiritual forces, and even fight our own internal battles between the flesh and the Spirit. Unfortunately, while working hard […]

Ready for Anything

2020 has proven to be a challenging year and we have not yet hit the halfway point. Not only have we had COVID-19 and nationwide unrest, now our families and […]

Crisis in America: Scripture and Clarifications

I’m an old guy. That might come as a shock, but I have been around the corner and back. I grew up in the Sixties and Seventies. I attended integrated […]

A Time to Mourn

A Time to Mourn — As the country is still reeling from a pandemic, streets are aflame and our state and others are in a state of emergency due to […]

Training to Fear

When I was a pastor doing counseling, I often said — The good thing about human beings is that we are creatures of habit. The bad thing about human beings […]

A Word to the Wise, Building an Ally Within

A Word to the Wise, Building an Ally Within — When people think of parenting, they often focus on two main things — nurturing a child’s self esteem and making […]

Anchors for the Soul

In recent weeks I have had opportunities to chat with various people and some have testified of their own fears or have noted that they have mature Christian friends who […]

A Chat With Mr. Barnes

Take a moment to watch this video address from Head of School Christopher Barnes.  

A Letter of Encouragement

Hello, I wanted to take a minute as we head into our second week educating our kids remotely with a little bit of encouragement. If your house is anything like […]

Questions Set Expectations:

Questions Set Expectations: Have you ever wondered why there is such a big difference between the educational performance of various ethnic groups? The outcomes of various students seem to defy […]

Encouragement Is the Oxygen that Vitalizes Everything We Do

Encouragement Is the Oxygen that Vitalizes Everything We Do: Parents, thank you so much for your show of support to all of us on staff through your Christmas cards, treats […]

The Limitations of the Golden Rule

The Limitations of the Golden Rule… Jesus taught in Matthew 7:12 — “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up […]

Raising Children in an Insane World

Raising Children in an Insane World: Do you ever wonder how things in our culture/country have drifted so far from our Judeo-Christian heritage? Do you ever struggle to know how best […]

How to Be A Tattletale: 

Most of the time we think that a tattletale is a bad thing. We tell our children not to tattle. We tell them that nobody likes a tattletale. (As if […]

Apostle Aren’t Super Heroes…

When I was a baby Christian, I was deeply impressed by the book of Acts. Peter, John, James and Paul were like these super heroes to me. They faced off […]

Raising Warriors for Christ

Perhaps you missed the Brush and Nib case, or you heard about it and didn’t see how it related to you. But look again. Two Christian young ladies in their mid-twenties took […]

Lessons I Learned On My Birthday:

Jesus Plays Volleyball: Seriously, I did not know this. But I wandered into the gym and saw the girls practicing volleyball displaying this truth — “Even the Son of Man came […]