“Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” – Mark 4:38 When I read Mark 4:35-41, where Jesus calms the storm, I often focus on verse 40 where Jesus says to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? DoContinue reading “Wake Up”
“A child has been born for us. We have been given a son who will be our ruler. His names will be Wonderful Advisor and Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. His power will never end; peace will last forever. He will rule David’s kingdom and make it grow strong. He will alwaysContinue reading “Advent – Hope”
“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.” – Matthew 28: 16-17 I have always found this verse interesting. These eleven disciples had lived with Jesus for several years, saw Him operate with miracles, teachings, etc. Now theyContinue reading “Dealing With Doubt, Loneliness And Disappointment”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” – Romans 15:13 “During these hard times, a lot of people have become sad or lost hope. This song is just a reminder that God’s joy isContinue reading “Choose Joy”
“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” – Psalm 18:19 Meet Mr. Christensen, our new High School Social Studies teacher. While Mr. Christensen wasn’t originally looking for a new job, he was contacted by Mr. Bryant, Mr. Ross & Mrs. Ross (they know each other fromContinue reading “Meet, Brad Christensen!”
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” – Psalm 103:11-12 For the last couple of years, I have had this idea, in the veryContinue reading “Not My Story”
“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 This week I asked our Middle & High School students, “Have you taken time to look at your giftings, how are you using them to serve God?” One of our new 8th gradeContinue reading “New Creation in Christ”
“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 This week I started myContinue reading “Our Foundation in Christ”
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12 Throughout the next many weeks we will begin introducing some of our new staff members, hopefully, thisContinue reading “Meet, Shaelyn Baas!”
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 Today was the first Middle & High School online VLE Chapel for this semester, to be completely honest I felt quite nervous about so many people watching thisContinue reading “Are You Staying Idle?”
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