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Wisdom from Above

James 3:13-18 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but…

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Preparation, Attitude, and Effort

This week I had the opportunity to go and watch our high school bowling team compete at regionals. The regional tournament took place at The Alley here in Wichita. Every lane was full of competitors all trying to qualify for the state tournament. In Kansas state high school bowling, classes 1A-5A all compete in the…

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Wisdom From Above

James 3:13-18 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but…

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Unexpected Blessings

Our sophomores recently had their retreat that was focused on service. We planned the weekend to give our students the opportunity to serve with a few local ministries and give them exposure to what God is doing right here in Wichita. We also wanted to mix in some fun bonding experiences throughout the weekend. As…

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Perseverance

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” -Romans 5:3-5 The time of…

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Phonics and Reading

2 Timothy 3: 15b-17 …and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every…

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A Reason for Peace

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 Each Christmas season, as I prepare our home in anticipation of Christmas, I look…

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A Small Picture

The weather has changed, days are getting shorter, and the “new car feel” of being in a new grade has worn off. Typically, there are two sections of a school year that seem to take a toll on students. We are in the middle of the first. The section of time between Parent- Teacher conferences…

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Pursue Gratitude

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” -Colossians 3:15 In less than a month, my husband and I will welcome our first grandchild. In anticipation, we have had several reflective conversations about lessons we learned from parenting. One of my favorites…

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Who are our children becoming?

I am a father to three young, beautiful girls. As a father of young children, I am always wondering who they will become. What will their personality be like? What will they enjoy doing? Will they love basketball and pizza? Will they enjoy the outdoors? Maybe they will hate all the things I love and…

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