Covenant Blog
  • Loss and Anger

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

    When I was in the fifth grade my stepmom, the woman who had helped raise my brothers and I as if we were her own, passed away. After she passed, it left me with my dad and brothers and I wasn’t entirely sure how to act or respond. I was full of anger, emptiness, sadness, confusion, you name it. Instead of turning to the Lord, I acted out. I decided I would be mad at the world and that I would be mean to anyone who tried to comfort me about the situation.

    Volleyball ShelbyAs humans, we are going to have to face a lot of hardship and loss. We will face situations where we may not know how to respond, and sadly, losing a loved one is only one example of a struggle that people have to face every single day. But, it is up to us as followers of Christ to not act out of anger or let our pain stray us away from God, but instead let it allow us to cling to Him and pray to Him asking for guidance and acceptance. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    In my own case, I didn’t begin to see my heart change until I began to rely on the comfort of God and the help of others. In learning this about myself, it helped benefit me for future events. Loss isn’t just found in the death of a loved one. It can show up in something small like getting last place at a track meet or maybe something big like just losing your job. There are so many ways that loss can take shape in our lives. So, the next time you are faced with a difficult loss, whether it is big or small, I challenge you, Covenant Academy, to not turn your back on your faith in the Lord. Seek his guidance and wisdom in the steps to come that He has planned for you.

    Shelby and Faith

    I would like to end my reflection by sharing with you something I’ve learned over the few years I’ve been here at Covenant. No matter how big or small the loss, you will never be defeated because the one thing you need and will never lose is Christ. He will always be there.


    Shelby in ChapelAs part of their training in Rhetoric, our students in grades ten and up are required to develop and present a brief presentation to the school body during Chapel with guidance from their instructors and school curriculum. Each student presentation must be understandable and relevant to all age groups. Sowing seeds of rhetoric training by requiring them speak to all age levels has yielded a harvest for all to enjoy.

    This week’s presentation was given by Shelby, one of our tenth grade students (pictured).

  • Testimony Tuesday: You Will Fall in Love


    I almost guarantee that if you tour the school 
    you will fall in love, just like I did.


    Several years ago my two children started at Covenant Academy and have been thriving ever since. I am so grateful God guided me toward this school. If you are looking for a classical Christian K-12 school, this very well could be the right one for you. I almost guarantee that if you tour the school you will fall in love, just like I did.

    One of the things I love about my school is that the parents and teachers are both wholeheartedly invested in each child's future. The teachers and I communicate on a regular basis, via in person, email, and text and it always is so easy to get to talk to them. I brag a lot about the teachers but the school principal and staff are amazingly sweet also.

    During our last break the kids mentioned how much they’re loving this school year and their teachers. The teachers and the staff are exceptional. I feel truly blessed as a parent to have found this school and to have formed so many friendships because of the Covenant community.

    Sincerely,

    Mary and Ken Collins
    (parents of Elizabeth and Kelly)

  • Do Not be Anxious

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

    When I was younger, I used to compete in triathlons, which is a race where you do swimming, biking, and running. I remember how nervous I used to get before the start of each race and I could always feel butterflies in my stomach. It seemed like the feeling would never go away and sometimes I would even try to find a way to get out of doing the race. But right when the race started, all the feelings of fear and anxiety went away, and I realized how much fun it was and that I really had nothing to worry about.

    Anna at pep rally

    There are plenty of things that have the potential to cause us anxiety that we encounter every day, like tests, presentations, speeches, being in a competition, disagreeing with group, and so much more. A common reaction to these things that we’re scared to face is to try to run away from the problem or try to take the easy way out. Sure, this may work for a while, but it will easily become a habit where you never want to do the hard things in your life that are really there to help you learn and make you stronger.

    We can’t always control what happens to us, or what we are asked to do, but what we can control is how we react to different situations and how we handle them. Accepting the trials that have been placed in our lives and working to overcome them are things that help us grow and push our boundaries. My charge to you is whenever you are faced with a difficult situation that causes you anxiety, remind yourself of your purpose in life and have confidence knowing that God is always in control.

    Anna at the retreat


    Anna in ChapelAs part of their training in Rhetoric, our students in grades ten and up are required to develop and present a brief presentation to the school body during Chapel with guidance from their instructors and school curriculum. Each student presentation must be understandable and relevant to all age groups. Sowing seeds of rhetoric training by requiring them speak to all age levels has yielded a harvest for all to enjoy.

    This week’s presentation was given by Anna B., one of our tenth grade students (pictured).

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