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  • Thankgiving

    How many of you celebrated Thanksgiving last week? I’m sure many of us joined our families, either through the terror of holiday travel or by staying at home and relaxing. Some of us probably watched the football games or caught up with grandma—and I’m positive everyone here ate plenty of food.   Read More...

  • What is Your Legacy?

    What is a legacy? Is it planting seeds in a garden you will never get to see? Is it making a name that will go on for generations?   Read More...

  • Paying it Forward

    “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves…” Philippians 2:3In my 25 years of teaching I’ve attended my fair share of school dances. I remember my first experience vividly. It was painful to watch.   Read More...

  • Our First Graduation

     Last Saturday, May 21, 2016 was a historic day for Covenant Academy. It was the day we graduated our first class of seniors, our “sensational six.”Many people came up to me after the ceremony to say how lovely the ceremony was. Most said that they weren’t sure what to expect (being our first graduation and a small class compared to other schools) but what they experienced was beautiful, intimate and deeply moving.   Read More...

  • How Should We React to Change?

    “‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB)Today is our last chapel with the senior class. Their last day of school ever at Covenant Academy. Next week they will not be here anymore.   Read More...

  • Hot Topic: Dear Elders, I'm sorry.

    Have you seen the latest Alexis Bloomer's "Dear Elders, I'm sorry." video? I recently asked our students to describe their generation to me. They had a lot to say about their generation: prideful, greedy, materialistic, disrespectful, self-centered, entitled, irresponsible, over-indulgent, lazy...   Read More...

  • Endings and Beginnings

    “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand.” Proverbs 19:20-21 (NASB)In a little over a month, six of us will become the first graduating class of Covenant Academy. For us, big changes lie ahead.   Read More...

  • Follow The Leader

    And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” Luke 10: 25-28 (...  Read More...

  • Inciting a Rebellion

    I had one goal for our upper school retreat: incite a rebellion. Not a rebellion against authority or government or religion; a rebellion against low expectations. With the Scriptures at the center, we evaluated what the world says about teenagers, what the Bible says about teenagers, and what they want to say about teenagers.   Read More...

  • Incomplete without Christ

    In one of the Chapel Call Outs we say that “God’s image is reflected in all mankind; thus there is wisdom and virtue found in the works of unbelievers…” Because we are image bearers, everything that we do expresses something of God’s nature. If we think back about the Renaissance, we can point out a very important attribute of Renaissance style. That is the extravagant beauty in nearly everything that they made. Whether it was furniture, architecture, even sch...  Read More...

  • I can't cook, can you?

    "I can't cook, can I? But you, you can."  Have you ever felt like you couldn't do something?  That you didn't have the talent or skill needed?   Read More...

  • Finding Joy in Education

    I came across a short Latin phrase recently that described the educative process well. John Amos Comenius, in the 17th century, wrote in his Latin textbook, "Si principium difficile, medium facile, finis iucundus." In English, we might say, "If the beginning is difficult, the middle will be easy, and the end pleasant." As a teacher of languages, I found Comenius's statement accurate and insightful. Study of a foreign language, as study of most subjects, begins with an exp...  Read More...