Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas around TFCA

There have been so many wonderful celebrations around our school in the past few weeks. What a privilege and joy to celebrate the birth of Jesus with our students!

Above, our kindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes went to see the Nutcracker on Friday. Our teachers names were selected in a drawing for the classes to meet the cast after the performance. 

Our sweet three and four year old preschool students performed their Christmas program on Thursday evening. It was wonderful. They knew their lines and motions to all of their songs!

Friday, we had our annual Christmas chapel service with our middle school and high school students. Our two sign language classes signed Christmas carols. 

Our praise band led in several Christmas songs. 

Our dance team performed a song. Several students sang, played piano and teachers shared favorite verses or stories. One of our seniors, Logan C., shared a sermon. 

Our week included finals for all MS/HS students. I thought they deserved a treat, so I put this on all their lockers on Friday.  

We pray you enjoy a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Signs of Christmas

Last night we had another celebration for the Christmas season featuring our k-5th grade students. They presented a program entitled, "Signs of Christmas", featuring songs and drama. The students did a wonderful job under the direction of Mrs. Adams, our music teacher. 

Here are a few pictures below:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Last week, our middle school chorus and drama groups presented the play, Charlie Brown's Christmas. 

They did a fabulous job!

From costumes, props, backgrounds to good acting and singing, it all just came together wonderfully. 

I really enjoyed seeing the product of their hard work. Mrs. Bourne and Mrs. Adams did an excellent job directing and organizing the production. 

The play was a wonderful reminder of all that Christmas is truly supposed to be about and not the commercialism of the season. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanks and Giving

In this time of year, it is easy to skate right through Thanksgiving and get geared up for the Christmas season. 

I love Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving is not merely a is a way of living. 





How do we foster these attributes in our children (and us!) on a regular basis?

 I do not claim to have all the answers, but here are a few tips I have compiled. 

1- Acknowledge God's faithfulness daily- be vocal about the many ways God provides for you and your family. Highlight when you see him answering prayer. 

2- Live a life of service- seek opportunities to serve those around you, both those you know and those you don't. Let your kids see this AND involve them in serving. 

3- Put others first- live out humility in front of your kids. Show them what it really means to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". 

4- Use your manners- please, thank you, yes ma'am and no sir still carry a lot of weight. 

5- Be good stewards of the blessings you already have- live each day grateful for another opportunity to share your blessings. Don't enable entitlement attitudes in your children. Do not squander time, talent or money. 

Most importantly, never miss a chance to thank God for all you have been given- in plenty and in want, in joy and in suffering. 

“Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
Psalms 106:1 NKJV