A Tale of Two Students

A Tale of Two Students

Consider the High School senior who has established a 4.0+ GPA, has participated in sports or drama or music or committees, has maintained a positive influence on peers, has been on the Dean’s List for the first three years. He/She has applied to four colleges, has...
All for Joy

All for Joy

I love art in all its forms! I love looking at it, listening to it, reading it, smelling it, tasting it – especially tasting it! Those who create beauty are heroes. They add so much richness to our lives. We search for words and ways to express our gratitude for what...
14 become 1

14 become 1

Yesterday, I performed a science experiment at home (not the exploding kind). It involved 14 elements of differing characteristics. Each was carefully measured to exacting standards to produce the desired chemical reaction. Certain ones ‘disappeared’ within the...
Wake-up Calls

Wake-up Calls

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a high school student more than when a teacher begins class by saying, “Put your books away and take out a sheet of paper.” The universally dreaded pop quiz. So unfair! Unannounced and unprepared for. As you follow instructions...
I Love to Tell the Story

I Love to Tell the Story

There was a liar. Then, a cheat, an adulterer, a foreigner, a prostitute, a rebel, a blasphemer, a braggart . . . This is the line-up of Jesus’ ancestors. A motley bunch to say the least! More, these sparkling examples of society’s finest were God-seen, God-loved,...