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Cover Your Heart!

Parenting today is like swimming upstream: it's hard/heart work. It can be beneficial to partner with a school that shares your values, and seeks to teach the same foundations for life. Caldwell Academy seeks to partner with parents to teach the...

From Kindergarten to Graduation Day

I must admit it has been easier to consider what we have lost over the past year rather than remember what we have gained. Without question, many have experienced great loss during this unprecedented time. Some lost loved ones, others lost jobs...

Is Your Heart a Greenhouse?

I grew up in a household where there almost always was some form of a garden. I have fond memories of "helping" my dad create and tend it. My wife, Jennifer, and I had a small garden maybe two or three times in the eight years we owned a home in...

My Super Power

Once upon a time, one of my teenagers told me, "You're ruining my life!" To which I responded, "Really?! Wow! That's a LOT of power. Maybe that is my superpower. Mom, a.k.a. 'Life-Ruiner.' Maybe I should get a cape and have a t-shirt made." My...

Don't Get on the Bridge

My parents took us to Grandfather Mountain almost 40 years ago, and while I still remember the black bear, the most vivid recollection is of my trek across the mile-high swinging bridge.  (For those of you unfamiliar with the bridge, it was built...

The Resurrection: A Fact and A Promise

A few years ago, I traveled to Jerusalem and toured the ruins of the tombs. There are two sites believed to be the location of Jesus’ tomb but no one can be certain of the exact location. One thing we know for sure, the tomb of Jesus is empty. He...

From Caldwell Student to Caldwell Parent

When I graduated in 2008, I wondered if I would ever find myself back at Caldwell Academy. Class reunions, basketball games, and visiting my younger siblings were distinct possibilities, but would I send my own children when the time came? My...

Lessons from the Farm

You want to do what?

That was my reaction when my husband said he wanted to start a farm and raise pigs. Keep in mind, this conversation took place when we were both working full-time jobs and raising two active little boys. I wasn’t sure how he...

A Day in the Life of a Caldwell Kindergartner

Ever wondered what kindergartners do all day? I recently spent a day observing my daughter’s class and I can tell you, they do a lot! These kids are busy having fun, learning and playing together all day long.

Secure in the Steadfast Wisdom of God

In line with Caldwell’s theme for this year “for such a time as this,” I have been praying God will give our kids courage to be uncompromising fighters for the truth and to know the easy way is not always the best way.