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The Freeze, The Roof, The Lesson

“Boys, pray that the fruit doesn’t freeze tonight. I’m counting on the money from the fruit to put the roof on the school.” My father shared this prayer request over dinner one night. A hard freeze was in the forecast. We had a small 9-acre grove surrounding our house on Lake Miriam Drive in the […]

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MORE Conversations That Matter

MORE Great Parent Resources for Kids! We are so blessed at LSC by the opportunity to encourage one another and build each other up as we strive together toward parenting our children in the Lord.  As parents we are reminded again and again of our complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts […]

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Protecting our Children on the Internet

Last Wednesday we had a special guest on-campus, Lillian Vega, Polk County Deputy from the Criminal Prevention Division. She shared important information and helpful resources to protect our children on the internet.  Our children are experiencing a completely different world than we did as kids. They are exposed to so much and constantly trying to […]

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Guiding Principles Regarding Screen Time

We talk a lot about “screen time” and what it looks like to bring glory to God with the way we use our devices.  For more in depth reading on this topic I recommend The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place by Andy Crouch. While it is crucial that we […]

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What are you THANKFUL for?

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 Thanksgiving has always been a cherished day for our family. My earliest childhood memories include our entire family piling on the couch, homemade gooey cinnamon rolls, and watching the Thanksgiving parade. Breakfast would morph into a humungous Thanksgiving feast. […]

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A Grandparents Impact

For several years, Grandparents Day has been one of our favorite days on the LCS campus. After missing last year’s event due to COVID-19, we committed to welcoming these special guests to campus again. This week, our elementary students have been honoring our grandparents and grand-friends with a time of Praise and Worship. Each grade […]

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It’s Not Called a Hole Punch

About a month ago, our weekly Bible theme was “God is holy.” Every day that week, our discussion or craft activity revolved around the concept of God’s holiness and what holiness means. For one of our crafts, I had planned for my students to make signs that read, “Holy Holy Holy.”  Once that part of […]

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Does That Place Really Exist?

I was on supervision duty a few weeks ago, and what I expected to be a normal teacher obligation turned out to be a wonderful blessing for my week. As I stood by the gate greeting students when they entered, I was pleasantly reminded of the very atmosphere of LCS I enjoyed during my time […]

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Why Does Math Have Such a Bad Rap?

How many times do we hear someone say, “ I’m not good in math”? It’s a subject that many dread; school aged, college aged, and yes, even adults. Considering that math is all around us, you would think we would embrace the subject. It is truly a universal language; 2 + 2 = 4 is […]

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Unknowns and Assurances

The long hallway looked daunting. I clutched my Garfield lunchbox as a parent volunteer pointed me in the direction of the last door on the left. It would be a long walk to my third grade classroom. This was my first year in this large, dilapidated, one hundred-year-old building. Gone was my cozy primary school where I […]

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