Family

Kids Can Feel Confident about Heading Back to School

For many children, the first day back to school is an exciting one. Students are ready to take on the year with new haircuts, backpacks, school attire and supplies. But for less fortunate children, whose families are unable to afford these things, the first day back to school can be a little more daunting. In […]

-Read More


Interruptions

My wife and I were having an important discussion a number of years ago, one of those husband and wife discussions that center on schedules, budgets, decisions, etc.  Important stuff, right? Our three-year-old daughter did not hesitate to interrupt our discussion because she was thirsty and she needed her “dink” right now.  She would not stop interrupting […]

-Read More


Vacation Bible School Provides Play, Praise and Passion

Every summer since I was five years old, I would anxiously await the beginning of the week where I got to don a brightly colored shirt every morning and join the sea of children my age wearing the same shirt. The drive to church was specifically allotted for memorizing the energetic motions and lyrics of […]

-Read More


EPIC Approach Places Powerful Tolls in the Hands of Parents

  Kids in the foster care system are survivors. Due to no fault of their own, they have faced abuse, neglect or abandonment, often having to learn how to cope on their own at a young age in whatever way they can. In some cases, these children experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, which […]

-Read More


Getting to Know Those with Autism Brings a Fresh Perspective

  Do you know what autism is? Calvary Christian Academy Bible teacher Johnny Crank came face to face with autism 8 years ago when his son, Max, was diagnosed with autism.  After adopting triplets, Crank and his wife Jamie knew their task would be challenging, for they were already parents of triplets (Max included). From […]

-Read More


New Program Helps At-risk Youth Be Fit To Succeed

In the United States this year, 26,000 youth will age out of foster care. They’ll turn 18 years old and — with no family and limited adult guidance — they’ll be left to their own devices to find transportation, finish school, get a job and find a place to live. This can be a daunting […]

-Read More


Is the Millennial Generation Getting a Bum Rap?

If you’re ever tuned into today’s media, you’ve probably heard the slights and digs about “The Millennials.” Let’s just go ahead and admit it; some of it is rather funny. Who are these Millennials? I am sure many of these 13-35 years olds, who make up this largest living generation in the US, would even […]

-Read More


A Guide to Summer Camps

When it comes to summer camps, there are a lot of options from which to choose.  Finding the right camp can be a challenge.  Start by considering what you hope your child will get out of camp.  It may be a needed change of venue, opportunity to develop confidence, the chance to explore an interest, […]

-Read More