“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately, thinking about school, thinking about the future, thinking about God’s will. The Lord tells us in Philippians 4:8 to think about truth, nobility, righteousness, purity, love, admirbility, excellence and praiseworthiness. Our Father in heaven wants us to focus on these things because they are qualities that He has, they are the character qualities and attributes that Jesus lived out in His time here on earth, the example He set before us. We are called to focus on these things so that we may continue to strive to be more like Him every day, and so that the children will see our example and want these attributes for themselves.
As we get ready to end the school year, the teachers and I are thinking carefully about the character qualities and attributes we have seen developing in each of these precious children over the school year. During the Awards Ceremony on May 16th, we will honor students by presenting them with awards that affirm the Godly character qualities that we have seen within each one over the school year. Choosing takes much thinking, pondering and prayer. It is often difficult to choose just one student when there has been so much growth in all the students. When we have students who shine the light of Christ everyday throughout the building, how can we possibly choose just one? Still we must, so we think about the things that are lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy, pure, right, noble and true…and we choose.
I look forward to spending this upcoming event celebrating the student’s growth and Godly character development over this school year with you on May 16th. It is a pure honor to have served this school for the last five years as the administrator. I can’t wait to praise these precious children one more time with you!