Ain’t My Job, Man!

March 29, 2019Director's Blog

Way back when I was in college I worked as a waitress at a restaurant called “The Black Lantern.” When I started, I needed to ask others for help or to show me where things were. There was this sous chef who was really difficult to work with. If ever I asked him if he … Read More

My Chains Fell Off!

March 15, 2019Director's Blog

My absolute favorite hymn is “And Can it Be.” I know that’s a weird name for a song, but it is filled with such a rich message that I love it. One of the verses says: Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature’s night Thine eye diffused a quickening ray I … Read More

God Chose Roy!

March 8, 2019Director's Blog

I came across an article about a man who is an acclaimed Christian apologist who started an orphanage in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. His name is John Njoroge. As I read his story, I realized that his life had intersected with someone whom I greatly admire – Roy Entwistle. Roy and his wife, Judy, lived in … Read More

I Bought a Memory!

February 22, 2019Director's Blog

When my Swedish cousin turned 50, he and his entire family flew to Florida to celebrate his birthday. His wife and children, and his three brothers and their families were all there. I was fortunate to be able to join them at my sister’s beautiful home on the coast. During that time, my cousin Tommy … Read More

Be Still!

February 15, 2019Director's Blog

For a go-getter like me, it is very hard to follow God’s command to “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). I often find it difficult to stop thinking about everything that is going on around me and to focus on God alone. I must admit that maybe that’s why I find … Read More

Absolute Truth

February 8, 2019Director's Blog

About 18 months ago I asked a high school student to come to my office so that he could clarify some of his comments in the student survey. One in particular stood out to me. He said that he felt some teachers were shying away from the difficult questions in life and were almost apologizing … Read More

Unravelling Ribbons

February 1, 2019Director's Blog

During the month of January, my circle of friends experienced three deaths. One was a teacher who was only 41 years old. He had an undiagnosed heart condition, so he literally was fine one minute and gone the next. He left behind a wife and two small children. The second was a 66 year old mother … Read More

Love Your Enemies

January 25, 2019Director's Blog

Do you watch the news every day? Follow a blog of current events? How about checking the daily headlines online? I do. Lately, I’ve become a bit more discouraged with what I read. Even if I try to look past the politicians arguing over Brexit or the US government shutdown, just yesterday there were stories … Read More

Transformative Education

January 18, 2019Director's Blog

Recently I was asked to write an article about the state of global education. As part of my research, I came across a 2017 report by World Bank that warned of “a learning crisis” in global education. The report said there are 260 million children who are not enrolled in any form of school, while … Read More

Three Sister Bed

January 11, 2019Director's Blog

In my family there are three sisters. I am the youngest of the lot, with my oldest sister being born 17 years before I came on the scene. At one point in our lives, we talked about joining forces to open a Bed and Breakfast called “The Three Sisters.” We are all very different from … Read More