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Cultivating a Love for Reading

We all want our children to be good readers, right?  Sometimes kids don’t love reading for various reasons and this poses a challenge. It’s possible that getting them started with the right book can help ignite their imagination and their love...

“Who Are You? Why Are You Here?” How a First Century Rabbi Challenges Us In 2020

One evening in the first century A.D., Rabbi Akiva was walking home after studying the Hebrew scriptures. He was in deep meditation and was so captivated by the text that he missed his left turn to go home to Capernaum. Before realizing it, he...

Perfect Placement

There is no perfect place, but there is perfect placement.  It says in 1 Corinthians that God places us in the body as He sees fit.

When we ask God where He would place us and then submit to His perfect placement, it releases us from having to...

The Strength and Sacrifice of Love

"I don't know how you do that." By far, this is the most common phrase we hear from people regarding our calling to foster care. What we want people to understand is that our strength comes from someone much greater than ourselves. Our story...

Memorization: A Defense and a Challenge

We live in a world where information is literally at our fingertips.  We carry more powerful and more sophisticated computers in our pockets, briefcases and even on our wrists, than the computer in my father’s office that took up a whole floor of...

For Such A Time As This

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Esther...

Why Study History?

“What is justice?” Socrates asks of his colleagues during a long respite from warfare in an ancient port of Athens. Four hundred years later, the provincial governor of Judea listens to the elusive answers of a Galilean carpenter-turned-rabbi and...

Why I'm Excited for School This Year

Social Distancing. Quarantine. Zoom. Safer at home. Words and phrases our 2019 selves never heard, never considered and could have never imagined would be woven into our everyday existence. When the world came to a halt in March, I naively felt...

Why Choose a Christian Education?

I grew up in a small town with a strong public school system. I saw most of my teachers on Sunday mornings at church. Most of the teachers in my town were members of one of the local churches and also taught Sunday school, sang in the choir,...

Into the Unknown: Thoughts on Helping your Child Enter this New School Year

As the 2020-2021 school year opens with plenty of uncertainty and anxiety, it's good to be mindful that our children absorb our outlook and emotions. They are listening to us, watching what we do and how we act, and they take their cues from us....