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Students Are Picking Up More Than You Think!

Students Are Picking Up More Than You Think!

Recently during a Friday morning devotional time with my Fifth Grade class, I posed the question, “What is a disciple?” I was about to read our Bible passage: Luke 5: 1-11: Jesus Calls the First Disciples. You know, stick with the plan: pose a question, read a...
20 Covenant Blessings in 2020

20 Covenant Blessings in 2020

At the beginning of this new year and decade, I paused for a moment to reflect on the journey that led my family to Covenant.  I challenged myself to think of 20 things that make this place unique.  It was not difficult to think of all the reasons I am grateful for...
Trust God in the Darkness

Trust God in the Darkness

“It would be better to plunge into that labyrinth, to confine themselves to that black gloom, and to trust to Providence for the outcome.” (Victor Hugo—Les Miserables) One of my favorite works of literature is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I am deeply moved every...
Spiritual Astigmatism

Spiritual Astigmatism

In late December 2016, my wife, Dana, and I went to the optometrist for the first time in eons.  We both needed new prescription glasses, and our vision insurance through my school was crying to be used before year’s end.  I knew that my old lenses were not getting...
Study Hall 101

Study Hall 101

I love school. I love books about school, movies about school, going to school, walking on a school campus, even the idea of school.  Our family loves school. I teach at a school, and our kids have continued in school beyond college. When Rob and I married, our first...
Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

Now is the time of year that you hear the perennial questions: “When do you start celebrating and decorating for Christmas?” and, “Is it too early to listen to Christmas music?” As a kid, I was from a hardcore “no-celebrating-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving”...
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