The LCS Blog

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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A Letter to Teachers — LC Senior

Being a senior is great for so many reasons: you’re top of the school, you get to graduate, and you’re getting ready to become an adult. But for me, being a senior makes me think about what it took to get me here, to get me through all those years of education and to my …

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Christian Education – LC Employee/Paren

I am biased: I love Lynden Christian School, but not for the reasons many people do. The quality of education is great, the campus beautiful, the community supportive, the sports programs always strong, and the mission statement expresses my desires exactly. But my reason for choosing LC is far more selfish. Simply, I want my …

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Refuge — Local Pastor

Do you feel it? Your mind is scattered. Have you noticed? It’s only 10 AM and you’re already running late. Life keeps pushing. It can be relentless. Every week brings mounting responsibilities that turn into heaping routine. Every day starts with the thought of what needs to be done. After a while, even fun is …

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Family — LC Staff Member

Recently I’ve been thinking about Esther 14:14: “For such a time as this . . .” This final encouragement from Mordecai encouraged his cousin Esther to act more bravely than she ever had before on behalf of her family. For you and me, it is a different context, but the message is the same: we …

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A Special Kind of Education – LC Teacher

This morning, in the elementary school chapel, we sang the song He Knows My Name. My eyes filled with tears as this song resonated with my heart. I thought of our students in our new special education program and their tremendous struggles academically and emotionally. To have a special education program in our elementary school, …

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Connection – High School Teacher

One of my guilty pleasures on Monday nights is to curl up on the couch and watch PBS’ “Antique Roadshow”. There is just something about watching people’s hopes and dreams realized when the painting rescued from the garbage turns out to be worth a hefty amount, or that moment when the whatchamacallit inherited from Aunt …

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Fathers – LC Parent

Do you ever read job descriptions just for fun? “Must be punctual, organized, proficient at MS Office, have attention to detail, flexible, ability to work within deadlines. Must be a Self-starter, positive attitude, successful sales background, works with a variety of personalities, competitive, with experience in social media marketing.” Given my tendencies toward disorganization and …

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Grace

“How much money do you have?” asked the ten year old boy. “Oh, I am very rich.” replied my grandmother. My grandmother is one of the most grace-filled, joyful, sweet women I know. Sound familiar? While this phrase might sound typical of grandmothers, she has every right—humanly speaking—to be a bitter and depressed woman. It …

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