Giver of Life, Creator of All that is Lovely

April 13, 2018Director's Blog

The day began with several hundred people singing “Amazing Grace” to the accompaniment of a majesty pipe organ. Chills ran down my spine, and tears came to my eyes. Could this even be just a small glimpse of what it will be like in Heaven when we sing “Holy, holy, holy” to God, our Creator? … Read More

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

March 23, 2018Director's Blog

Have you ever felt like God has simply abandoned you? Maybe you were going through a really hard time or facing a devastating illness. Did you feel all alone? When you sit back and look at the natural disasters, the wars, and the suffering of innocent children, do you ever question why God allows these … Read More

Parent Survey Results

March 16, 2018Director's Blog

Thank you to the 124 people who responded to our Parent Survey this year. In 2016, we had 92 respond, so this was a nice increase. There was no great variance in the average scores between the two surveys. In 2018, the scores tended to be either .1 higher or lower than in 2016 on … Read More

Three Important Birthdays this Week!

March 9, 2018Director's Blog

This coming week there are three very important people in my life who are celebrating a birthday. On Monday, my daughter-in-law, Joy, has a birthday. She married my oldest son, and she kind of reminds me of myself. When Dan was in college he started asking me questions about where I had grown up on … Read More

Winter Olympics

March 2, 2018Director's Blog

I love watching the Olympics. I am totally amazed with what the human body is capable of doing. When I see the ice skaters jumping and spinning, I can’t even comprehend what it takes to be able to do that. When watching, I tend to focus on how happy the winners are. After all, the … Read More

Unity and Love

February 16, 2018Director's Blog

I started thinking a lot about love last week. Maybe it was because I purchased a book about Valentine’s Day for our granddaughter and had it shipped to her home in the US. Or maybe it was a continuation of my thoughts about unity that had been stirred by reading Joel Westa’s article about unity. … Read More

Unity and Love

February 9, 2018Director's Blog

Periodically I receive a copy of the ACSI magazine for Christian School Educators. This month, I opened up to an article called “Unity, Not Uniformity” that was written by Joel Westa, the president of CSI (Christian Schools International) which is another organization that supports Christian schools. The only basic difference that I am aware of … Read More

The Tackle Hug

February 2, 2018Director's Blog

A couple of weeks ago I stopped in the hallway to greet Frau Deisenberger and a group of her elementary students that were heading upstairs for German class. After a brief conversation, and I turned around and WAM! I was tackle hugged! One of their elementary kids simply grabbed me for a big, happy hug! … Read More

So He Squeezed an Entire Orchard into one Tree!

January 19, 2018Director's Blog

I’m a Facebook lurker. That means that I love to see what other people are doing, but I very rarely comment on anything. And I never post anything on my own page. I must admit that sometimes friends post so many things that I wonder if all that they do is post on Facebook all … Read More

Happy New Year!

January 12, 2018Director's Blog

Happy 2018, and welcome back to ICSV! I trust that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with your family and friends over the holidays. My husband and I spent Christmas in Prague and then took a short trip to Barcelona, Spain during the first week of 2018 to enjoy the lovely, sunny weather. We … Read More