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An Artistic Approach on Perspective

“…there is always more than one approach to perspective.” Today, I’d like to talk about perspective. Linear perspective is what separates the men from the boys in the art world. You know, the Renaissance is kind of a big deal, historically speaking. And, one of the greatest artistic developments of the Renaissance was the formalization […]

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Danae Drake (’13) Earns Navy Promotion

LCS alumna Danae Drake (’13), daughter of Jim (employee of LCS) and Cindy Drake, was recently promoted by the US Navy to Operations Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class. Petty Officers are self-sufficient leaders who know what work needs to be done without being told.  They mentor Junior Seamen and Petty Officers, and are in charge of […]

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Pillars of Political Prosperity; Last Words from our First President

The political unrest of recent days has given us cause to be unsettled, to feel like our ship of state has somehow lost its anchor, to sense the vulnerability of our republic. Public displays of disorder are reminiscent of 1968, which was described by one news outlet as “the year the world fell apart.” Sometimes […]

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A Community Christmas: Celebrating the Work of a Generous City

Lakeland is a generous community, and never is that generosity more evident than at Christmas time. Just as Christmas is celebrated a little differently in every family, organizations that help others in Lakeland and Polk County have their own special traditions and ways of serving. I asked local ministries to give us a glimpse into the ways […]

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Wolf Spiders, Arachnophobia and the Truth

Arachnophobia is a somewhat common fear. But one that my dad never possessed. He was raised on a farm with many “critters” as they would call them, and you didn’t have the luxury of fearing any animal or insect that got in your way. You just “took care of the problem” and didn’t slow down.  […]

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Helping Our Kids In Suffering

My sweet little daughter poured her heart out to God about a sadness in her life.  There were tears and there was pleading.  After she prayed she said, “Mommy, I know that God can do anything and that He is using this hard thing in my life, but since He can do anything, why couldn’t […]

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A Few Writing Excerpts From Our LCS Students

It’s so great to see how our students are growing and learning! Here are a few writing assignments completed by secondary students: Writing by: Lily Harrington – Mrs. Henson 10th Grade English Many writers, whether consciously or subconsciously, influence their readers with their personal beliefs through their writing. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, is no […]

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The Nap Mat

Mary Fairchild, who works in the LCS Admissions office, walked into my office a few weeks ago and handed me my older son’s nap mat from his kindergarten school year.  You can imagine my shock since my son is currently a senior in high school and I haven’t seen this nap mat in 13 years.  […]

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How’s your love life?

“What if education is not first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?” James K.A. Smith James K. A. Smith asks this probing question in his book, Desiring the Kingdom. He posits that Christian education is primarily a formative project and not just an informative activity. That is, Christian schooling is […]

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I Don’t Have Time to Rest!

I recently saw a Facebook post from a dear friend from high school who was seeking to break up the social media negativity that seems to have taken over in 2020. She asked people to share something wonderful that happened in their lives despite the chaos this last year has brought. People shared freely about […]

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