June 2021 Blog

June 2021 Blog

A week ago today, we graduated the Class of 2021, the 59th Class of Norfolk Christian Schools. After missing so many festivities with the Class of 2020, it was wonderful to walk through this years’ events with some normalcy. What struck me most as we went from celebration to celebration were not the accomplishments of our talented seniors, though there were many. What struck me was their desire to build each other up in their final moments as a group. I can think of no better example of the Ambassadorship we seek to instill than to share a few of those moments with you now.  A tradition at our Senior Dinner is for graduates to select two classmates who will speak at their last gathering. On this night, Anna Sandwell was the first to take the stage, where she challenged her friends to remember that they had been prepared to stand boldly for what is right, as Daniel did. But she also reminded them to pursue God with Daniel’s quiet humility, when no one is watching and nothing external...

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February 2021 Blog

February 2021 Blog

We are officially in the last half of the most unpredictable, unexpected school year ever and we are still together in person! Thank you for your tenacity and care for others in the last few months; it has allowed our students to thrive in community and on campus.  It’s been difficult for our...

January 2021 Blog

January 2021 Blog

I Peter 3:15, NIV “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Some of my most vivid memories are of my years playing basketball. One thing I can still feel is the exhaustion of giving it...

Advent Blog 2020

Advent Blog 2020

Every year around this time, I begin to lament the shorter days and the increasing darkness. While driving to an appointment the other day, the sun was on the horizon, shining into my eyes making it difficult to see. I glanced down at the clock in the car--4:18pm! Immediately, I lamented how...

October 2020 Blog

October 2020 Blog

It was hot, humid and the ceremony had been going for three hours. This beautiful Christian school in Mwanza, Tanzania was holding its graduation ceremony and I had been invited as a guest because of its partnership with my former school. Everyone was incredibly gracious, from their energetic and...