Choosing Peace; Choosing Misery

We were studying Colossians 3:1-3 today in Sunday school: “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set […]

Your Values Are Showing!

Your Values Are Showing! My daughter Abby was so embarrassed. She had a long-time friend come over to assist her with the latest foster parenting challenge. Two sisters for whom they […]

Ask Me the Third Week of School

“Ask me the third week of school.” …was my stock answer when asked, “How’s it going?” at the start of the school year. I figured that by the time we got […]

Everybody Starts With An A

“Everybody starts with an A!” I announced to the class. I was thinking also, “And everyone is my teacher’s pet, as well.” That is how most of us start with each […]

The Virtue of Guiding Philosophies and Principles

The Virtue of Guiding Philosophies and Principles Every year I have the unwanted task of reading through and editing our policies and protocols in our various handbooks/manuals. I must confess […]

Blessings from Rigorous Training

Blessings from Rigorous Training! There were many blessings across the board during this year’s Paideia. Encouragement overflowed from Ellen Schuknecht’s ministry among us, parent to parent training was chock-filled with practical […]

Crossing the Finish Line, Celebrating the Wins!

My daughters were both in track and it was fun to watch them as a team celebrate the end of their races and the end of the meet as well. […]

Training Our Children to Finish Strong

This is the time of year when students and teachers (both home and campus) tend to find their strength and focus waning. We’re almost done with the school year, we […]

Preparing for the Battle Field

The Bible is full of allusions to the Christian life as warfare. Hopefully, we are fully aware that Satan bombards our thinking with temptations and lies to pull us off […]

The Power of the Resurrection

Resurrection Sunday! What a great time of worship and affirmation of the faith. The preacher reminds us all of the historical event that changed all of history and millions of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]