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 mad at him, given him many breakfast clubs but he continued his destructive pattern. “What are you going to give to us here at LC?” Because we are talking not in his first language, his confusion was predictable. “We have a great school, a great …

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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 had not been expecting a storm, the north/south center aisle doors were still open, and I could hear banging and rattling as they were buffeted in the wind. I quickly dressed to go latch the doors for the night, but the tempest had done its …

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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. That’s it. In that time, we communicate with Him. How do we communicate with someone we can’t actually see or hear? Well, that’s why we have the Bible, our greatest gift and resource as believers. It is inspired by God and it is how we …

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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 stage, shake hands with an administrator, and accept their diplomas for the academic achievement of “making the grade.” We did that, too, five-and-a-half decades ago, as Lynden Christian High School Graduates…and we welcome yet another generation into a tradition that triggers memories for us. Isabel …

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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 crime, is where a small-town CRC girl learned how to love live; but not just how to love life, but to love it as Jesus did. Because NOLA isn’t just about all that, about the brothels, the bars, the crime. It’s about the music, and …

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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, it really gives me a chance to reflect on the practice of our school. As my first year in the school, we did not do a big awards ceremony or give it out individual academic awards. If you would have asked me this question five …

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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 senior year. And the one thing I couldn’t be more thankful for would be my education here at Lynden Christian Schools. I’ve been going to this school since I was in preschool, which is where I found a love of learning. Throughout elementary school, I …

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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 children to be Christians, to know Christ, to understand and articulate the meaning of salvation. I want them to love the Lord Jesus because I want to spend forever in eternity with them – and I can’t do it alone. My family started in the …

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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 stripped of its joy. Our calendars can’t manage it all. So we look for an answer in the craziness; we look for a pause button. We need rest. Rest from the idea that we’re not doing enough. Rest from the idea that we are not …

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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 can’t wait! We can’t wait for someone to raise our family, we can’t wait to take a stand on moral issues, we can’t wait for someone to educate our children. We have to be bold, and stand for Christ and his message. When I think …

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