November Blog

November Blog

Welcome to the 2022-23 Head of School Blog. I publish these the last Saturday of every month on topics that relate to our mission, our culture, and the specific things we do to give your children the best possible education here at NCS. I hope you will be encouraged by them. If you ever have questions or requests related to this blog, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I love hearing from our families and would be delighted to discuss past, current or future topics. Thanks for reading!HEARTS OF GRATITUDE November 2022   As we collectively enter this season of Thanksgiving, wherein we point our gratitude toward our Maker, I would encourage you to consider a few things: 'enoughness,' source-thinking, and action.  Enoughness is the concept of identifying exactly what is enough for you. What is it that truly satisfies? Name it, identify the relationship that enlivens the experience on this earth, and firmly commit to that relationship. Prioritize it above all else, not to the...

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On the Beaten Path

On the Beaten Path

October 2022  We did an interesting activity in parent meetings this week, where each person was asked to choose a picture that described what Norfolk Christian meant to them from a group of random objects. The stories were sometimes amusing but often quite powerful. One parent chose a key,...

August 2022 Blog

August 2022 Blog

Welcome to the 2022-23 Head of School Blog. I publish these the last Saturday of every month on topics that relate to our mission, our culture, and the specific things we do to give your children the best possible education here at NCS. I hope you will be encouraged by them. If you ever have...

March 2022 Blog

March 2022 Blog

We have much conversation here about what it means to equip Ambassadors. Carrying out that mission is the cornerstone of all we do, but what does it look like from day to day? I recently gave this encouragement to our staff, as they work daily to arm our students with all the weapons of faith God...

February 2022 Blog

February 2022 Blog

A few weeks ago, I invited my friend and brother in Christ Kevin Vaughan to write this month’s blog post. Kevin is one of my oldest friends, a man who has committed his life to impacting the lives of others. He teaches Middle School Bible, coaches basketball, and helps lead NCS in conversations...

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 Blog

One thing that has come to the forefront during this time of Covid is a second, quieter epidemic --loneliness. As an introvert, I enjoy being by myself to gain back energy spent interacting with others. But even for me, there are plenty of times when it is not good for me to be alone. I can dwell...

December 2021 Blog

December 2021 Blog

The Christmas story is one that evokes worship and awe from believers, and a yawn from those who don’t see it for what it really is. From our perspective, this is the fulfillment of a promise made in the garden, a Messiah coming to deliver us from the bondage of sin and death. That perspective can...