The first semester of the 2017-18 school year is now wrapped up. It, too, was a gift, full of spiritual, academic, and personal lessons for us all. Memories to use and appreciate. Friendships, new and deepened.
The grammar units for MS and HS all wrapped up well. I know I pay closer attention to my writing after those focused units; I hope this is true for the students, too!
For a change of pace, all three lit classes read and analyzed novels. The Juniors experienced a "backwards look" at Christianity through the eyes of a devil and his devil-in-training in The Screwtape Letters (C. S. Lewis). The Freshmen/Sophomore experienced life in controlled utopian community as they read The Giver (Lois Lowrey). Saved at Sea (Lamplighter Books) gave the middle school students an opportunity to "experience" the importance of being a witness for Christ. Three lives were changed because of the prayer of a young child, and because of the question asked by a visitor: "what is your life built on?"
Thank you all again for all your support and friendships. As we look to the new year, let us be willing to ask ourselves that same question, and then take the risk of responding to God's leading and ask it of others. "What is your life built on?" It could make a total difference in someone's life.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand.