Psalm 119:105


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Welcome School Year 2103-14!


Monday: On the first day of school, Mr. Mitchell led the chapel. After allowing students to ask a few questions about himself, he spoke a challenging message about following Jesus. He asked how we use the question "what if...?" Most importantly, how would this school year be different if we all asked ourselves every day "what if...I sacrificially followed Jesus?"

Thursday: Chapel again centered on the theme of "following Jesus". Students were asked on the spot what they follow in life. We sang the Chris Tomlin song, I Will Follow. We heard from God's Word: Luke 9:18-25. We had a prayer time about following Jesus. During prayer, rocks were placed at the foot of the cross to represent each grade, teachers and staff.


We sang a couple songs with Mr. Gesch leading on the guitar. We had a mixer activity where 8th graders had to introduce themselves to the 7th graders and try to find the 7th graders with dollar bills. The theme of the chapel guessed it, Following Jesus. As you can see from the video, the middle school students are excited about chapel this year!

Location: Timothy Christian School


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


What motivates you in your walk with God? The other day I surprised at how my faith was strengthened by reading Exodus. After reading, my desire to live a holy life to the glory of God was more on FIRE. Our view of God can often be too small. We need to tremble more, feel the heat, be humbled by power.

Exodus 24:15-17, When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming FIRE on top of the mountain.


Monday, August 5, 2013

To all incoming 9th through 12th TCHS students

If you have a tree picture from this summer with you in the picture, you need to send it to me by this Saturday, the 10th. You could win the prize of picking your chapel seat for the year! Email your picture to



Sunday, August 4, 2013

What Gets Your Attention?

So everyday I take my d-o-g for walks. We both enjoy it but for different reasons. I like to look at the trees and just enjoy being outside. While Mia, the dog, likes to be outside, she has other interests. She loves the sights and smells of other dogs. The more the better. In fact she is laser-focused. Boy, she perks up and even walks with a little swag when another dog is near. And as I look up at the trees, Mia is busy looking down, checking out all the "fabulous" dog odors in the grass. She is never distracted from her "other dog" focus.

This may sound odd to you, but my dog's focus has challenged me to be more attentive to God. I want to natually focus. We were created to be perfectly attentive to God. I want to truly live within God's gracious invitation to live with an awareness of his presence.

So what gets your attention? What hurts your attentiveness toward God? Is living for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, front and center?

Hebrews 12:1-2, Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.