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 easily be lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and traffic congestion. Our fifth graders demonstrate a different perspective as well. They have been honing their creative writing skills this month with a project called “Voices of Christmas.” The students selected characters present at the birth of Christ and retold the story of that miraculous event through their eyes. Some chose shepherds, some animals, others Mary or Joseph or even the star. As I read through these well-crafted and engaging stories, it was wonderful to see our emerging writers bring their ideas to life. But mainly, I enjoyed their sense of perspective that, no matter whose view is taken, it always focuses...

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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...

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...