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Taking Stock

At the beginning of a New Year we often take stock of our lives. In the area of friends are you wealthy? In the area of family are you wealthy? In the area of faith are you wealthy? All that we have comes by way of the Fathers provision; however, we often feel lacking in different areas of our lives because we dont follow biblical principles for human flourishing. In fact we can and do sabotage ourselves by way of our own sinful choices. Take family for example. Marriage breakdowns, children thought as burdens instead of blessings, and personal...

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Christ in the Pasture

The Kindergarten class was reading about the virtue of Friendship. One of the things they read was a poem, ‘The Pasture’ by Robert Frost I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long. — You come too. I’m going out to fetch the little calf That’s standing by the mother. It’s so young, It totters when she licks it with her tongue. I sha’n’t be gone long. — You come too. The sense I got from re-reading The...

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Horizontal and Vertical Peace

The angels praising God said, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace good will toward men.” Luke 2:14 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 Jesus the Messiah came to provide peace with God and growing in the wisdom from above produces peace with others. Is your family lacking peace? The Christian Home should be a sanctuary of peace not only for your own family but for all who visit. If this...

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Performing Magnanimously

Christian Formation is important at every age. Just because FCS doesn’t have a high school doesn’t mean we don’t highly value Christian Education beyond grade 8. In fact our classical perspective on the grade 9-12 years, considered the rhetoric stage, only increases our appreciation for the importance of Christian Education during these years. Why? Because one of the most powerful influencing factors on young people at this stage is peer pressure. Douglas Wilson says of this stage: “So then, rhetoric is the capstone of the Trivium. It is at this point that the educational process begins to bear real...

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Time Table Advantage

Did you know that there is statistical proof that those families that eat meals together have more successful children? Family interactions around the supper table can be a great source of building into each others lives. Here is a parenting point from Dr. Steve Scheibner What types of conversations does your family engage in around the dinner table or when you are spending family time? It is so easy to slip into the habit of negative conversations. There is much to bemoan regarding our government, schools money, the neighbour’s dog, and the list goes on and on. Although it’s...

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Responsibility Displayed in God’s Creation

Over in the Meadow by Olive A. Wadsworth Over in the meadow, In the sand, in the sun, Lived an old mother toad And her little toadie one. “Wink,” said the mother; “I wink,” said the one; So she winked and she blinked In the sand, in the sun. Over in the meadow, Where the stream runs blue, Lived an old mother fish And her little fishes two. “Swim,” said the mother; “We swim,” said the two; So they swam and the leaped Where the stream runs blue. Over in the meadow, In a hole in a tree, Lived...

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Residential Schools’ Abuse Continues

The mainstream media’s recent focus on the evils of Canada’s Residential Schools in which First Nations’ youth left their families from 1876 to 1996 to be educated in Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Churches of Canada boarding schools got me thinking about the ‘Residential Schooling’ of today. Thinking they were doing the right thing, the purpose of our government’s Residential Schools was to remove children from the influence of their family, values, and culture, and assimilate them into the dominate Canadian culture, (very Borg like) and as a result 30 % of native children, roughly 150,000 were placed in...

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The Necessity of the Christian School

In August 1933, Dr. J. Gresham Machen of Westminster Theological Seminary gave a lecture on The Necessity of the Christian School. The two reasons he gave were first for the sake of liberty and second for the propagation of the Christian religion. The reprint of this lecture can be found at www.pcahistory.org/documents/necessity.hmtl 72 years later the concerns which Dr. Machen had, have come to fruition. The United States and Canada have lost significant liberty and the decline of the Christian religion is a sad reality. The scope of this devastation is largely under appreciated because it has happened gradually,...

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