Are We Crazy Busy? And Does it Matter?

This creates a great pressure to overestimate our ability to shape our children’s future identity. While we are, no doubt, the greatest influencers in their lives, there is so much about the future that is out of our control. We will not determine the economic climate in which they grow up. We will not be the decisive factor in bringing about world peace. We will not control what sicknesses they experience.

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Aim There: Fully Alive; Equipped to Thrive

I was sweaty and nervous. It was my first organized basketball game, and for the first time, I was standing at the foul line. All eyes were on me. When the referee handed me the ball, it felt like a brick, like someone removed the air and replaced it with concrete....

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Little is Much in the Master’s Hand

A few days ago, I read John 6 and was reminded of an important spiritual principle: little becomes much in the master’s hand. In a day of millions and billions, it seems that everyone is impressed with large numbers. Burger joints boast of the millions who have been...

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CLA: God-Centered and Student-Focused

The tyranny of the urgent. I have no idea where the phrase came from, but I understand the concept. Urgent matters are often cruel tyrants. There is always something to do—now. There are places to go—now. There are fires to put out—now. These cruel taskmasters keep us...

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CLA: A Holy Ambition

As a pastor, I have faced many challenges. Leadership decisions, sickness, resolving conflict, and a host of other such things are part and parcel of pastoral life. Over time, you learn to how to be effective. There are some things, however, that you never seem to...

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Why Teachers Make the Difference

This post was written by a man I have learned from recently. I have heard these same comments about our school and whole-heartedly agree that teachers make the difference. I am so excited for every student in our school. They are difference-makers in training who are...

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