The Great “I Am”

December 14, 2018Director's Blog

At the secondary Christmas concert, the students sang a song called “Mary, Did You Know?” It’s a song addressed to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, asking if she really understood that she was to bear the very Son of God. Some of the lyrics read: Mary, did you know that your baby boy would … Read More

Motivation

December 7, 2018Director's Blog

My husband and I were privileged to sing at the Christmas Concert this week as part of the staff choir. Now, that’s not unusual for me, as I have always been part of different choirs. I haven’t had the chance to perform in public lately, but I’ve sung with church and community choirs, and even … Read More

Growing the Next Generation of Leaders

November 30, 2018Director's Blog

What an exciting time to be part of the international Christian school community and ICSV! The excitement of my trip to Rwanda has not worn off, although the bacteria/parasite I brought back with me on the plane has dampened the enthusiasm a bit….sigh…. One reason that I was so excited to go and share with … Read More

Amakuru? Nimeza!

November 16, 2018Director's Blog

This has been a most exciting week! I was invited to Kigali, Rwanda by the Head of School there, Dr. Ben Thomas, to help train administrators, many of whom did not have the privilege of any formal training. They came from East Africa, Indonesia, and even Asia. Dr. Thomas’ vision is to use trained administrators … Read More

Where Am I?

November 9, 2018Director's Blog

I got up super early in order to leave my apartment by 4 in the morning. I was booked on a 6 am flight heading to the US for the annual ACSI Recruitment Fair. Things all went pretty well except for the vegetarian meals that I was forced to eat because the flight attendant insisted … Read More

We All Have a Worldview

October 19, 2018Director's Blog

While driving through the countryside in the Czech Republic, my husband and I came upon a town called Smrk. We both took one look at it and thought, “something is wrong here.” Even the GPS didn’t call the town by name. She said S.M.R.K. What was wrong? There were no vowels in the word, so … Read More

Black and Gold Everywhere!

October 12, 2018Director's Blog

When I arrived at school on Monday morning I noticed the beautiful new yellow flowers in the planter on the school steps. I still don’t know who put them there. But that was just the beginning. I opened my office door to a room filled with balloons and paper lanterns. Then a huge sign that … Read More

Just a Clean Bathroom!

October 5, 2018Director's Blog

Every year the United Nations Women’s Guild awards funds to numerous charity projects throughout the world. They receive over 1000 applications and are able to help about 25 to 30 organizations with their requests. They have an awards ceremony where they update the audience with the projects that were completed during the previous year and … Read More

Running to Catch the U-Bahn

September 28, 2018Director's Blog

Last week I was with a friend climbing the stairs to the U-bahn that would take us back to school. We just missed a train, which seems to be the norm in my life. We got to chatting about whether we tend to run to catch it or just wait for the next one. She … Read More

Who is Jesus, Really?

September 20, 2018Director's Blog

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was really like? This summer I read Donald Miller’s book “Searching for God Knows What.” Miller reminded me of the huge sacrifice that Jesus made simply by leaving Heaven in order to come to Earth. In Heaven, Jesus was in constant fellowship with God, the Father. He was surrounded … Read More