Archive for November 2016

Don't Forget Thanksgiving

(This is a copy of an article that I wrote for our school newsletter last year. Sadly, however, it is just as applicable today as it was then). I am a man on a mission. Like so many men on a mission, my mission began with a sense of frustration. One of our favorite Christmas…

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Him We Proclaim

A few weeks ago I was reading a wonderful book on teaching. The told a story that summarized the one essential attitude needed to be a successful teacher. He was talking about his favorite teacher. He could listen to this man talk for hours. He signed up for every class or seminar this man taught.…

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You Will Not Have our Children!

The look on his face let me know the scene was still all too real. I was at a conference listening to a gifted writer and speaker tell his story. He talked with great admiration as he spoke of his father. You could almost see his face light up as he talked of laughing and…

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A Unified Worldview

One of Satan’s most effective tools goes beyond mere acts. Satan inspires acts by casting a vision of life, creating a worldview that is antithetical to the way God designed the world. He casts a vision of a two-tier world, or what philosophers call, the fact/value dichotomy. The fact/value dichotomy says the world is divided…

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Love Does

I recently read an interesting little book entitled Love Does by Bob Goff; it was one of those books that challenged me to put me faith into action because as the title makes plan, the author believe that true love acts. My favorite chapter is chapter 26, entitled “Jailbreak.” The first sentence captures me. He…

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What if . . .

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard educators lament, “We simple cannot overcome in the classroom what happens in the home. We may make some progress, but when what we teach is not reinforced in the home, it is all for nothing.” At the same time, I have heard many parents lament,…

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