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“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-20
We held a special chapel for Maundy Thursday today. It was amazing to watch God move through the students as we talked about the story of Jesus’ life and death on the cross. It was wonderful to see them rejoice when we talked about how he defeated death by rising from the grave! The Bible tells us to have faith like a child and once again today I saw why God says that. It is so important to simply love. Children simply love. They love each other, they love you, they love nature, animals, flowers and even people they don’t know. They love things in a way that we don’t understand often as adults. They have an agape love for things that God created. Their loving ways are so contagious. I am blessed every day by their true and sincere love and by their heart felt compassion for people and things. Today we saw their love for God their Creator, along with the love they have for their Savior Jesus Christ. It is my hope and prayer that I can be childlike. That I can have a love for life, for people and nature the same way a child does. I hope and pray that I will see the world like a child and that I would willingly accept Christs gift for me on the cross the way so many of our children did today. We are so honored to walk with your child through life and walk beside you in the raising of these special kids. Have a blessed and happy Easter everyone.
~ Mrs. Borgeson
Spring is in the air! There is also a spring in every step around school! We have awesome parents and other volunteers getting ready for our Auction tomorrow! Everyone is smiling, laughing and working hard. The refreshing excitement is contagious. What a wonderful way to love and serve the Lord and each other. The students are also excited to welcome the warmer weather, the staff is excited to be able to go outside with the kids are do fun activities again and I am simply glad there will probably not be any more snow days! We are working hard to get all of our learning done before Spring Fever hits too hard! We have had to do some reminders lately that while it is very nice outside it is not summer yet! You still need a coat and real shoes. (Some are more excited about warm weather than others!) It is a true pleasure to see how excited the students are to welcome spring. They love learning and exploring in God’s world. They are anticipating the arrival of our ants for the ant farm and loving watching the caterpillars in process of becoming butterflies! New life, new adventures and a new sense of who we are as God’s children. Those are some of the things that make spring a special time of the year. Who doesn’t get excited to see God’s creation coming to life again? It is just like all the new life coming into our school. So many new families and faces. So many things to be excited about for the fall. We have lots of interested young families in our new preschool program. Faith Community Christian School is not only growing it is blooming. Welcome spring!
There is a church sign on the side of the highway on my way to school. The sayings change every so often and really haven’t caught my attention as being profound, until this week. The sign says “You will never regret investing in your kids.” How true is that? You will never regret investing in your kids. When you invest in your kids, you invest in your future, your grandchildren’s future and the world’s future. Your kids have the power and potential to change the world. What do you hope to see your children do when they are older? It is my daughter’s birthday today. She turns 24 years old. She is my third daughter and fourth child. When she was born all I saw was potential. She was a beautiful baby and so good. This little baby, along with her brothers and sisters, was going to make a difference in her world! That’s what I believed in my mind and it’s what I prayed for each day. It is the reason why we invested in our children. We sacrificed when they were young to give them a Christian education because we knew that what they learned at home should be learned at school and at church. We understood that we couldn’t raise great children on our own, that we needed the support of extended family, church family and school family to help us along the way. God provided so many people who loved and help guide our children as they grew. Now we have five grown children, all walking a different path in life, but all walking in a way to please God. They are making a difference in their own lives, in the lives of our grandchildren, and in the world around them. No better investment could have been made. We are honored to walk beside you here at Faith Community Christian School as you continue to invest so much in your children. You will never regret giving them the gift of a Christian education.
Dictionary.com defines the word team as “a number of persons associated in some joint action.” I am proud to say that we have a team at Faith Community Christian School. This team has pulled together this week to get ready for the Open House tonight. They are all ready and excited about meeting new families and welcoming them into their classrooms and the school. We share a joint action of love for education, love for our students and love for our families. We welcome parents input and understand that parents know their child best. We walk alongside the home on this road of education and we pull together as a team every day. Most recently I have seen my team pull together this week. Tonight is the big Open House and I have been home very sick all week! Jessica and Kristin have done a wonderful job of planning out the activities and pulling together the resources needed for each one. The teachers have been hard at work making sure their rooms are ready to showcase in every way! Again, I am so thankful for the wonderful team that God has put together at Faith. Not only does this team work hard for your children every day, they love the Lord and strive to instill that love into their students. Really, we are more than a team, we are a family.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Pajama Day, Student of the Month Lunch, and Yorgie Bear visiting, could we pack any more into one day? Packing so much into one day makes me think about how much we pack into one little school. When I have the privilege of talking about Faith Community Christian School in the community I always have so much to talk about. There is a plethora of things happening all the time. The really exciting part of all the activity at the school is how everyone always strives to point everything back to God and His glory. We give thanks and praise to Him for all that He has given to us, from the skilled teachers and office staff to the wonderful students. God has worked in this school for many years. While we realize that the school looks much different now than it did 35 years ago, the same heart still beats at the core. We still strive to bring all students into a strong personal relationship with Christ. We still work closely with the families and extended families. We still offer one of the best primary school educations in the area, and we still walk in true faith. I encourage you to read the entire eleventh chapter of Hebrews. It talks about so many who walked before and had faith. Having faith is more than simply trusting God will answer, it is taking the steps forward as He directs. Just as those who started Faith Community Christian School did and those who walked with the school for so many of the middle years, we now need to take the reins. We are trusting God in everything and we are walking in faith with Him while taking the steps forward that we have prayed about and believe He is leading us to take. Just like packing so much into one day, we are still packing a huge heart for serving the Lord and reaching young children and families for Christ. That is our true mission and one we will continue to live out.
Do you have a favorite something? Maybe a favorite color or a favorite pastime? I struggle with choosing a favorite anything. How about your favorite verse? Sometimes people will ask me what my favorite color is and when I try to answer it really takes me a long time. I have to think about it and choose a color for that moment. I can say for sure that fall is my favorite time of the year, as far as seasons go. It is also a favorite time of year because school begins! Then again, spring is really nice with the snow going away and the sun shining longer during the day. Spring is also a great time for school. It is a very busy time at school, when we often need many extra hands around the building. As I write this we have former parents and present parents putting final touches on the auction items in the Big Room. We also have the youth band from First Congregational Church in Belding playing for us in Chapel! Soon we will be welcoming in our grandparents and special friends for Grandparents Day, April 21st. I can honestly say that Grandparents Day is one of my very favorite days of the school year. It is a day when we get to see lots of people who love the children in the school and who also love, support and pray for our school. I can say without a hesitation that I do have a favorite passage of the Bible. Henry Blackaby says in his book “Experiencing God” that God speaks to us in three distinct ways: through His Word, through prayer, and through other people. God certainly does speak to me daily in these ways, but I hold on to the verse in Deuteronomy chapter 6 where He tells us to talk about Him in our everyday lives. When I read that passage it just brings me back to the realization of how important it is for the works of the Lord to be made known to our children. When we talk about the miracles God does every day it helps them to understand better who the Lord is. Think about your favorites this week. See what it is that really matters to you and share it with others. Hopefully you will be blessed in the way God speaks to you through the things you love. ~ Mrs. Borgeson