This Memorial Day, I found myself clicking from link to link of YouTube videos that show dads and moms who serve in the military coming home to surprise their kids...who invariably cry, grab their daddy’s or mommy’s neck, and weep with joy as cell phone video captures the moment. But, as much as I love these videos, I wish they didn't exist!Read More
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Last week, one of our first-year teachers asked to give the lesson at one of our Friday chapels. At the end of his talk, I asked for a few students to raise their hand and share their key takeaways from the message they had just heard.Read More
If I could be vulnerable for a minute, we have days at Cornerstone where it feels like nothing has gone right: the hallway outside the Principal's office is filled with bickering students, a teacher has called down for urgent assistance in a room where chaos is encroaching, a parent has called worried about his or her child, a copier has died, a scheduled event has gone south, and it feels like a truck has run over the entire staff (then backed over me for good measure).Read More
While monitoring elementary lunch this week, I witnessed two third graders in an all-outRock, Paper, Scissors showdown. Five times they flashed the same choice, each time with more animation at the prospect of losing.Read More
A few weeks ago, a long-time Cornerstone student got a call at school from her grandmother and went into a panic. The door of the student's house had accidentally locked when her grandmother stepped outside to see her granddaughter head off to school. This left an active toddler unattended inside the house with all the adults stranded outside.Read More
Looking out into a sea of students whose stories are peppered with trauma and uncertainty, I shared about a peace from God which surpasses human understanding. In many ways, for our students, there is no greater gift.Read More