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A Letter to an Athlete’s Parent – Seattle Times

Originally published October 5, 2009 at 7:57 pm Updated October 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm A Times reader imagines advice a high-school athlete might offer to his parents. The letter serves as a primer for how to make the prep experience truly special. By Seattle Times staff Editor’s note: Parents always offer their sons and …

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Teaching Christian Perspective — LC Alum (currently teaching overseas)

This past week was Spiritual Life Emphasis Week (SLEW for short) at {our school}, a week in which time is set aside for chapel each day of the week. This year, we had two guests from the Ravi Zacharias Foundation. On our final day of chapel yesterday, students were able to submit anonymous questions using …

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A Letter to Every College Athlete

reprinted with permission from Tamara Pridgett @ tamarapridgett.com When you sign your National Letter of Intent the emotions that typically ensue are a mixture of nerves and excitement about starting a new chapter in your life. Your school of choice has sold you on what they have to offer. That is why you signed the …

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22 Recruiting Myths College Prospects Need to Know

Printed with permission from studentathleteworld.com ( http://www.studentathleteworld.com/signup/athlete) It seems like everyone who watches ESPN, logs on to Rivals.com, or watches high school sports has an opinion about how to get recruited. You need to be very careful here! Even people who mean well sometimes just don’t fully understand the reruiting process from the college coach’s point …

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Culture – LC High School Teacher

CULTURE: Consumption and Production I looked at him and decided to ask a different question. He had been in my office several times already for a few different reasons, but mostly being an affluent teenage boy in a foreign school that had more freedom then he knew what do with. I had warned him, been …

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Lenten Reflection – Former LC Board Member

used with permission of Barnstorming: Finding a Sanctuary in Rural Life — https://briarcroft.wordpress.com/why-barnstorming/ An unexpected southerly wind hit suddenly late Sunday night, gusting up to 40 miles an hour and slamming the house with drenching rain as we prepared to go to bed. Chores in the barn had been done hours before, but as we …

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Devotions – LC Parent

The word “Devotions” gets thrown around a lot in Christian circles. It’s a vague term. People do them, they talk about doing them, but no one seems to explain what they are actually doing. So what defines devotions: what’s involved, and why do they even matter? Put simply, devotions are spending private time with Jesus. …

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Graduation – LC Grandparent

This spring our mailbox will spill out the blessings of living inter-generationally. Rare handwritten envelopes, when opened, announce to us the graduations of nine teenagers. The accompanying photos are of grandsons and great-nieces, cousins’ kids and family friends. We know them….and they know us! These stunning young people are ready to walk across a ceremonial …

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Jesus in New Orleans – LC Senior

The emotions that filled my heart on that band trip to New Orleans anchored me. They launched me into the sky as they held my feet on the ground. New Orleans taught me how to live. It’s strange, a Lynden girl learning how to live in New Orleans. A city of drunkenness, of sex, of …

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The Impact of Awards – A School Administrator

* printed with permission of George Couros, Principle of Change, georgecouros.ca I had the fantastic opportunity to talk with a parent today on why we did not give students an award certificate at the end of the year. Every time I have one of these opportunities to chat with a member of our school community, …

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