It’s Okay to Have Cares

Written by Valerie Cleveland A month or so ago, when we were all surrounded by few facts and many fears concerning COVID-19, a wise woman offered me some advice.  We were talking about all of the unknowns and what ifs, when she brought 1 Peter 5:7 to my attention, “Casting all your anxieties upon Him,…

Nature’s Always Open

Written by Lynn Marcoux While cities go silent, nature buzzes on.  As we practice social distancing, nature didn’t get the memo.  Tulips are popping up. Spring has arrived. Hummingbirds made it back to Bay County.   Frogs are calling, birds are singing and tails are still wagging.    I’ve always been a lover of God’s creation. …

Love Loudly

Written by Grace Welch “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?’ For…

Make Melody to the Lord

We are running the race of life but something has happened. Our routine has been interrupted; nothing is quite like it was just a month ago. We are home and we are filling our time with virtual classes, books, movies, and music. Even in this strange time of quarantine we must be intentional about how…

10 Tips for Schooling at Home

Blog by Jodi Kirk (CCS Science Teacher, Homeschool Parent)   You didn’t choose to have all the schools in America close with uncertainty of the future, but God did—which means this time at home with your children is under His sovereign control. Parents, you are in a unique situation with your child’s education. Homeschool, working…

Prevention, Not Panic

We have all heard about the global concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus).  We also know we are in the thick of cold and flu season still. The best way to approach this season is with prayer and prevention.  Trusting our days are with the Lord, we can calmly do what we can to help prevent illness.  …

How To Raise A Sturdy Kid

On December 13, 2019, CCS had the honor of hosting family counselor/psychologist, Keith McCurdy.  I was fortunate enough to watch Keith present to the middle and high school students during the day, present to the CCS staff after school and to the CCS parents in the evening.  There were key themes and easy take-a ways…

Living to the Hilt

When you are a child, you go to school. When you grow up, you go to work. After work, you go home. When you get old, you retire. Eventually, you die. Then, there’s eternity. Because there is an eternity waiting for us on the other side of death, what we are living for matters. What…

Rest, Weary Parent

I don’t know if this concept brings you as much peace as it does for me, but if not, let me explain.  I’ll start by clarifying what I am definitely not saying. I am not advocating for a throw-your-hands-up-because-nothing-matters style of parenting.  We all know that we are responsible for the little people God has…

The State of the Family

The State of the Family The new year is often a time of reflection.  We often set goals, resolutions, or other aspects that come from fresh starts. We will watch our President present the State of the Union to our nation.  Organizations will often present to their staff, clients, and supporters new updates and plans…