Remembering Others This Thanksgiving

As a teacher I used to keep a framed picture in my classroom which said, “Your Life is God’s gift to you. What you do with your Life is your gift to God.” I truly wish every child could hear that repeated every day. And what teachers do with their gift benefits so many children … Continue reading Remembering Others This Thanksgiving

Avoiding Holiday Conflict

During the holidays, our goal and objective is to have a peaceful gathering of family and friends. Peace is not lack of conflict, it is the ability to manage conflict by peaceful means. But is it possible to simply just avoid conflict when so many are outspoken about their beliefs? Probably not, however, that should … Continue reading Avoiding Holiday Conflict

Father’s Day

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Here are a few pictures of our staff with their fathers. Happy … Continue reading Father’s Day

Why I Honor Memorial Day

“Courage, of all national qualities, is the most precarious; because it is exerted only at intervals, and by a few in every nation” wrote David Hume. It takes courage to risk life and limb for our state and country. Norman Schwarzkopf said "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a … Continue reading Why I Honor Memorial Day

Mothers, Wives, and Everlasting Love

Mother. Perhaps no other word speaks to as many people in any language or touches our heart. Yet, when we write about mothers, the words rarely do justice to the subject. We are rarely able to show our gratefulness to the women in our lives, the women who gave us life, or to those who … Continue reading Mothers, Wives, and Everlasting Love