Why We Give Thanks

Hello LFCA Family,

As the Thanksgiving season is upon us, I wanted to share with you all what we talked about in chapel this week.

We could all spend countless hours listing all of the things for which we have to be thankful. Warm clothing, food on our tables, and as one sweet kindergartener pointed out to us in prayer on Monday that we have homes. When added to the fact that we have the freedom to come together in a school dedicated to learning about God, we have many reasons to be thankful. I wanted to focus our chapels this Thanksgiving week on what the Bible tells us about being thankful and giving thanks.

Narrowing down Bible references on giving thanks is no easy task. I found one estimate that giving thanks or thankfulness is mention in the Old Testament 102 times and in the New Testament 71 times, for a total of 173 references (on another site, their total was 189). This is not something then that should be overlooked or ignored. I opted to focus one day on the Old Testament a…

Introductory Post


For a long time, I've tossed around the idea of doing a regular blog. This idea renewed itself last year when I first became principal. It is an idea that has continued to grow to the point that I cannot ignore it any longer. I have had many thoughts throughout the last two years like, "Ooohh, that would be a perfect topic for my blog!" However, I have to start the blog in order to post to the blog.

So, for this first posting, I thought it would be beneficial, for both me as the author and you as the reader, to explain why I am doing this blog and what I want this blog to be. In no particular order:

It is a chance for you to get to know me and my heart a little better, albeit in an indirect way. I see this as a chance for me to share, with my own voice, the topics and/or issues that I feel are important for us to be aware of as a school family.It will provide an opportunity for me to explain aspects of the school that may not be widely known or understood.While…