March 2022 Blog

March 2022 Blog

We have much conversation here about what it means to equip Ambassadors. Carrying out that mission is the cornerstone of all we do, but what does it look like from day to day? I recently gave this encouragement to our staff, as they work daily to arm our students with all the weapons of faith God has given them. Through God’s grace, this is how we equip students to be Christ's Ambassadors in the world. When I think of an Ambassador, I don’t normally think of a warrior. However, this analogy is apt. Sometimes, it takes all that we have merely to stand, and not run away or surrender in fear. An “ambassador in chains” (Ephesians 6:20) is a warrior who will, after everything is said and done, stand (vs. 9). This is our charge as Christian educators: to train children with the skills they need to succeed on the world’s stage, while we also equip them to stand firm and experience all that God has designed for them in the spiritual world. Let’s take a moment to look at the pieces of...

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February 2022 Blog

February 2022 Blog

A few weeks ago, I invited my friend and brother in Christ Kevin Vaughan to write this month’s blog post. Kevin is one of my oldest friends, a man who has committed his life to impacting the lives of others. He teaches Middle School Bible, coaches basketball, and helps lead NCS in conversations...

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 Blog

One thing that has come to the forefront during this time of Covid is a second, quieter epidemic --loneliness. As an introvert, I enjoy being by myself to gain back energy spent interacting with others. But even for me, there are plenty of times when it is not good for me to be alone. I can dwell...

December 2021 Blog

December 2021 Blog

The Christmas story is one that evokes worship and awe from believers, and a yawn from those who don’t see it for what it really is. From our perspective, this is the fulfillment of a promise made in the garden, a Messiah coming to deliver us from the bondage of sin and death. That perspective can...

November 2021 Blog

November 2021 Blog

For many years growing up, Thanksgiving was the beginning of a tradition that is indelibly marked in my memory...hunting season. The “hunters” would arrive the weekend after Thanksgiving. They were a couple of affable folks who had been coming to our area of Western Pennsylvania for many years,...

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...

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...