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Back to School

Anxiety? Confusion? Anticipation? Many words could be used to express what both students and parents experience as another school year approaches. Some moms and dads will be watching their child(ren) leave home for the first time. Many will be caught up in the avalanche of needed school supplies. Students may be nervous—maybe going to a […]

Putting First things First

PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST Most parents mean to do well for their children. Parents wish and dream great things for their children. Parents hope that their children will become more successful than they have been. To bring about success in life, most parents will do a good job of feeding the child a balanced, nutritious […]

Top 10 Reasons to Learn Cursive

Developing an attractive, legible cursive handwriting style certainly has great aesthetic value, but it also has numerous mental, physical, social, and practical benefits. 1. Improved neural connections. Cursive handwriting stimulates the brain in ways that typing cannot. It improves the dynamic interplay of the left and right cerebral hemispheres, helps build neural pathways, and increases mental effectiveness. According […]

A Case for Classical Latin in Elementary Schools

Written by Pastor Johann Caauwe I would like to suggest that the study of Latin, even today, be considered as an elementary instruction in language, and second, that this instruction is best begun in the elementary years. The schools established by Martin Luther and other reformers in the 16th century were Latin grammar schools. Their […]

Reasons to Send Your Kid to a Lutheran School

5. It’s National Lutheran Schools Week! For one week a year, Lutheran School kids get to ditch their uniforms for to dress up like their Favorite Storybook Character and like a hippie from the ’60s. The really good news about this? If your kid goes to a Lutheran School, they probably wear a uniform the […]

Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look

The Data Are In: Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look by  William Jeynes A recent meta-analysis of 90 studies on religious private schools, traditional public schools, and charter schools shows that students perform best academically and behaviorally when they attend religious private schools. An inquisitive elementary school student asked his teacher, “Is it wrong […]

Thanks for Giving and Taking

Job was a very rich man. He owned 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 donkeys. Besides that, he had a large family – seven sons and three daughters. In one awful day, Satan spearheaded the destruction of all of it. How would you respond to this? Job fell to the ground […]

What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?

For many people today, the Lutheran label may not mean what it ought to mean. Much of Lutheranism, as observed on the world scene, is considerably liberal in its theology. A large number of Lutheran scholars do not accept the foundational premise that Dr. Martin Luther himself took for granted: the Bible is verbally inspired […]

Are You a Saint?

“You think you are so holy!” the man said sarcastically. “You are such a saint!” the woman said to her kind neighbor. These statements make reference to sainthood, but they are only figures of speech. They are not intended to suggest that the person is, or thinks he is, a true saint. November 1 each […]