Never Enough

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I feel like I never have enough _______________.” What does your mind go to as you fill in that blank? Money? Patience? Shoes? I think we can all relate to the feeling of never having enough time. Lack of time is a favorite excuse for children and adults alike. If we just had more time, we could get everything done that we needed (or wanted) to. The fact of the matter is each of us has 24 hours in a day to spend. And 24 hours is not enough time to get everything done. Now I’m going to share some “fun” statistics and go for the “shock” factor.
-The average time on a phone daily (not talking) is 4 hours 23 minutes for adults and 7 hours 22
minutes for teens.
-The average family spends 38 minutes of meaningful time together on a weekday.
Now more than ever our children need time with their parents, not an artificial and often harmful babysitter. “But there’s not enough time!” What could possibly take all 24 hours of our day that we don’t have time left for our families? Proverbs 22:6 does not happen accidentally. It’s time to stop making excuses and start making time for our children!
Thank you.
Tom Krick, Principal

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Summer Break "Do's and Don'ts"

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Summer Break “Do’s and Don’t’s”
Ready or not, summer break is here for your children. This means the routine of the last nine months is out the window, and a whole new routine begins. With that in mind, I would like to encourage you with a few thoughts on making your child’s summer break a blessing instead of a burden.

1. DON’T view your child as a burden (Psalm 127:3).
2. DO make time for your child, even when it’s not convenient.
3. DON’T stop teaching your child, even though they’re not in school (Proverbs 22:6).
4. DO give your child structure (even chores!). Work ethic is invaluable.
5. DON’T neglect time with God. Summer can be busy, but show your child what’s most important!
6. DO enjoy every moment you have with your child: each day you’re given comes from God.

I know, rocket science, right? But I wanted to give you these reminders as this is what I’ve been reminding myself of. Summer is already packed with “stuff” to do; but if the shutdown of last year taught me anything, it was the importance of our children. And investing in their lives is never wasted.
Have a great summer!

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Required Respect vs Earned Respect

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From the Principal: Required Respect vs. Earned Respect This concept might not be popular, but it is true. The biblical view of respect defies the world’s logic that says, “You have to EARN my respect!” Don’t get me wrong, there are situations where respect can be (and should be) earned, but the respect I am talking about is the respect that God requires of each of us toward each other.

Do you have to earn the respect of your children? No. God commands children to honor their parents regardless of the parents’ shortcomings (Eph. 6:2).

Do the governing authorities have to earn your respect? No. Romans 13, written by a man who was wrongfully imprisoned and martyred by the government, calls for us to submit to the authority God puts over us.

Do you have to respect that obnoxious neighbor, that slow person in line in front of you, that horrible driver, or that ridiculous… you get the point. And the answer is, “Yes!” Read Matthew 7:12, Titus 2:7, or I Corinthians 10:33 for reference.

This is what we should be teaching our children, and this is what we should be modeling for each other every day. I Peter 2:17 sums it up well: “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” Mr. Tom Krick, Principal

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