One Miraculous Christmas

ONE MIRACULOUS CHRISTMAS: A Prescription for eradicating “Bah Humbug” During a recent visit to Mississippi, my family and I stopped for breakfast at a popular restaurant in my home town. After a satisfying culinary refueling, I arose from the table with ticket in hand and proceeded toward the cash register—unaware that a grand reunion lay…

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What is Your “One Thing?”

We sometimes forget that all our activity—at home, work, church, and school—is to be done not on our own efforts but by God’s grace. And that is not merely a fine-sounding theological concept—it is practical and relevant to our day-to-day lives. God graciously gives us grace for some things but not for everything; so, when…

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The Problem of Change

If you were to talk to a Navy Seal about endurance, he would likely tell you that very often when you feel like you are completely spent and cannot go any further, you are only at 40% capacity. In other words, you still have 60% of your capacity left, even though you might not feel…

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Fun at the Expense of Others

My wife and I learned the hard way that Christian schools don’t always provide a safe-haven against ostracism, gone-too-far teasing, and, of course, bullying. Despite daily classroom prayers, Bible lessons, and openly displayed crosses, our children discovered first-hand how cruel and insensitive their fellow classmates could be.   These perpetrators of pain were not street kids but regulars at Sunday School and…

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Handwriting is Not a Lost Art

Any school that cares about academic achievement should care about handwriting. With the introduction of technology in the classroom has come a raging debate over whether spending time on penmanship—especially cursive penmanship—is still a good use of students’ and teachers’ time. I get it. In an age where almost every student has access to a…

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God’s Purpose for Sex: Sex Demonstrates Faithfulness

Let’s continue our seven-part series on the “Purpose for Sex.” Read Part 1: Sex is Worship Read Part 2: Sex is about Intimacy When I participate in sex God’s way, it is an opportunity to experience intimacy with my spouse. When I experience this type of deep soul intimacy with my spouse, I am reflecting the…

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What Happens to a Son When the Father is Absent?

The ancient Greeks knew well what happens to a young boy when he is not nurtured and encouraged by his father. In Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachus has grown up without a father, who was twenty years away at sea, ten years at Troy and ten more years just trying to get home. The very first time…

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Who Needs Education?

The students, the parents, or the administrators? The answer is all of the above! Leaders of Christian schools, whether they come from Classical, Traditional, or a blend of both in the University-Model® school are becoming more convinced of the need for training and encouraging parents as partners in the academic, moral and spiritual education of…

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Your Child’s Design

Children, being “fearfully and wonderfully made,” depend on their parents to help them know who they truly are. Parents cannot remind their children often enough of their unique identity and design, their priceless value as persons uniquely created by God, and the exciting and glorious plan God has for them in the Kingdom. As children…

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