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, to show the confidence her child’s teachers have unlocked by encouraging his ideas. Another chose a carabiner, because no matter where her children go, they are attached to and supported by the loving NCS community. One mom selected a card with multiple objects, in appreciation of the ways her four children, all with very different personalities and learning styles, have been uniquely loved, cared for and challenged.   In choosing my own card, I was immediately drawn to the picture of train tracks, for two reasons. First, Proverbs 22:6 has been a foundational verse in my life, as both a parent and a Christian educator: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not...

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November 2021 Blog

November 2021 Blog

For many years growing up, Thanksgiving was the beginning of a tradition that is indelibly marked in my memory...hunting season. The “hunters” would arrive the weekend after Thanksgiving. They were a couple of affable folks who had been coming to our area of Western Pennsylvania for many years,...

June 2021 Blog

June 2021 Blog

A week ago today, we graduated the Class of 2021, the 59th Class of Norfolk Christian Schools. After missing so many festivities with the Class of 2020, it was wonderful to walk through this years’ events with some normalcy. What struck me most as we went from celebration to celebration were not...

February 2021 Blog

February 2021 Blog

We are officially in the last half of the most unpredictable, unexpected school year ever and we are still together in person! Thank you for your tenacity and care for others in the last few months; it has allowed our students to thrive in community and on campus.  It’s been difficult for our...

January 2021 Blog

January 2021 Blog

I Peter 3:15, NIV “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Some of my most vivid memories are of my years playing basketball. One thing I can still feel is the exhaustion of giving it...

Advent Blog 2020

Advent Blog 2020

Every year around this time, I begin to lament the shorter days and the increasing darkness. While driving to an appointment the other day, the sun was on the horizon, shining into my eyes making it difficult to see. I glanced down at the clock in the car--4:18pm! Immediately, I lamented how...

October 2020 Blog

October 2020 Blog

It was hot, humid and the ceremony had been going for three hours. This beautiful Christian school in Mwanza, Tanzania was holding its graduation ceremony and I had been invited as a guest because of its partnership with my former school. Everyone was incredibly gracious, from their energetic and...