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My Journey Through Grammar School

Just a few years ago, I dreaded coming to school.

Fear is a weird thing because when you talk aloud about your fears, they rarely make sense. My fear was simply talking to people. To most people, this seems like a strange thing to fear, but there...

The Truth About You

Who are you?

This is one of the most fundamental questions each person must answer. Whether we put it into words or say it out loud, we are all striving to daily answer this question.

Take a moment to intentionally ponder this question. Who am I?...

My Years at Caldwell

My name is Gabby Black and I recently graduated from Caldwell Academy. I was a member of the varsity volleyball team, Executive Leadership Council, Beta Club and the editor of the 2021 yearbook. Next fall, I will attend the University of North...

Faith and Mental Health

I had my first bout of major depression when I was in college. Before that, I had a lifetime of roller-coaster ups and downs, sessions with a few shrinks, and a lot of hiding behind a fake smile. This was different. I unexpectedly lost someone...

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...

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...

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...

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. 

We Interrupt This Program

“What are you giving up for Lent?” Last year our first-grader resolutely said, “Water." He had gathered that giving up something during Lent would be most meaningful if it was something he needed to have every day. We explained it wasn’t...