Author: Ladan

Know Thyself

In our rapid paced society, we tend to know ourselves and others at a superficial level. This is safe and dangerous at the same time. Jesus knows us full well and we ought to know ourselves better which can help us relate in a more significant way with those around us. I would recommend you read books like, Personality Plus and Positive Personality Profiles. This getting to know thyself can help you understand many of the friction points in your life. Jesus doesn’t want us to play it safe. He wants us rather, to know ourselves and be a...

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Worse than Drowning?

What is worse than being drowned alive? Well according to Jesus, it is leading a child astray. Luke 17:2 says, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Whether “little ones” is referring to children and/or babes in the faith, I believe we should consider this teaching of Jesus as it relates to how we influence the students of FCS. Jesus seems pretty passionate about safe guarding little ones from being led astray or caused to sin and...

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Jesus, What Should I Do?

During a Christian School church tour, I spoke to a young mother asking about Christian education. I suggested that she consider what Jesus would recommend. This discussion reminded me of some verses which can aid parents wanting clarity regarding God’s will for their children. God is very helpful in stating how not to educate children and how to educate children. He tells us what kind of instruction to impart and what kind of instruction to avoid. He even tells us exactly the kind of impact a kind of teacher will have on their student. What does God say about...

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Mother’s Day

Each year at this time we set aside the Sunday to celebrate mothers everywhere. For many though, this is not an easy day for them for different reasons. . To be a mom is a high privilege, but for those of us in different stages of motherhood, we also value you. A few years ago I received this poem that so accurately reflects how every lady is to be honoured regardless of their status. To those who gave birth this year to their first child we celebrate with you. To those who lost a child this year we mourn...

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“Band-Aids” Make It Better

In the school office we have a supply of bandages. A day rarely passes by when we have not adhered one to a finger, knee or elbow. While introducing “Camp Wisen Up” our spring musical I shared how we used to use more bandages when the school was at First Baptist Church because of the predominance of asphalt where the children played. I then used the purpose of a bandage to illustrate the environment that the Christian Home, Christian Church and Christian Schooling should have on a child. I shared that the ravages of sin and broken relationships will...

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Sin, It Is A Big Deal

Is it just me or are more people today confused about sin? In talking with a friend about children, it was his view that his son and daughter were born without sin, clean slates, innocent. I was talking with a lady who said she’s never sinned. NEVER?!! Now, she also doesn’t like the concept of sin in general. Some of us had parents who confessed and asked forgiveness when they sinned against us. Some of us may have not ever received even an apology from our parents. So parents can impact our view of sin. Fortunately God tells us...

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Re-create When You Recreate

What is your view of leisure? How has the Bible shaped your thinking regarding recreation? Is the main purpose of education to equip a person for work? Where do we get our identity from? Is it from the work we do? “I am a teacher.” “I am an electrician.” “I farm, therefore I am a farmer.” The purpose of a Christ-centred education is to disciple the next generation of God worshippers who discover order, create beauty, engage creation, discern idolatry and reflect the image of Christ. An identity rooted in Jesus Christ through adoption should instruct our view of...

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The What For Of The Cross

As Easter approaches it is fitting to reflect on the redeeming actions of God worked out through His Son’s death and resurrection. One place to look is to hear what Jesus prayed just prior to going to the cross in John 17. Jesus prayed, “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me; for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world…I will declare that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in...

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