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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Compassionate Lion

During October our students listen to select readings from The Book of Virtues about the importance of compassion. The Kindergarten class heard The Lion and the Mouse an Aesop’s fable. Do you remember that story? Do you remember who showed compassion and why? How can showing compassion to the weak turn around and be a blessing to you? In our mixed up world, that lacks compassion but which at the same time, still wants compassion; Christ followers ought to be the most highly sought after people in society. How could each of us show more compassion to a fallen...

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Down in My Heart JOY!

We are learning about the Fruit of the Spirit in our Chapels and one of the most enjoyable ones is joy. At FCS we want our students to have the Joy of the LORD, a joy in the things that the LORD takes joy in. Parents are called to model what joy looks like for their children. If our joy in contingent on things going our way or if our level of joyfulness changes daily due to our circumstances, our children will have a hard time grasping what truly brings us joy. Examine your daily attitudes and actions. Are...

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The Very Best Way

JoAnn Kerr, the first principal of F.C.S. posted a helpful article on her Facebook page about the importance of obedience. This touched on what I believe is one of the greatest issues facing the Christian family today. I encourage you to read it for yourself at www.desiringgod.org “Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children”. The author John Piper talks about the importance of teaching children obedience and that it can be a matter of life and death. Different times I will share with parents about the kind of obedience God wants and how their parenting can direct their children in...

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The Fox and the Lion

A fox who had never seen a lion one day met one, and was so terrified of the sight of him that he was ready to die with fear. After a time he met him again, and was still rather frightened but not nearly so much as he had been when he met him first. But when he saw him for the third time he was so far from being afraid that he went up to him and began to talk to him as if he had known him all his life. Aesop This fable has many applications we...

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Pray Without Ceasing

My wife and I enjoyed the screening of a new film in theatres called War Room. This is a Christian production from the makers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof. The theme of the film was the power of prayer and the importance it should play in our lives. I appreciate the biblical imagery of war because we all need to be reminded of the battle we as Christians are engaged in. This battle is primarily with satanic forces and the lies and deception they use to attack. Most Christians know there is a battle raging but too few...

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Ancient of Days

Charles J. Rolls wrote five great volumes to help us better know Jesus Christ by examining the different names and titles the Bible uses to describe Jesus. In the section the Ancient of Days Charles shares this poem; “Show me Thy face, one transient gleam Of loveliness divine, And I shall never think or dream Of other love save Thine. All lesser lights shall lessen quite, All lower glories wane, The beautiful of earth shall scarce Seem beautiful again.” The good the true and the beautiful are words used in classical education to highlight what students should love. Jesus...

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