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This verse reminds me of the power that words have, and that I have to watch what I say. Words can either encourage or destroy, and, because they can stick in one’s mind forever, they can positively or negatively affect the lives of others. This is important to me because I have not always been careful with my words, and have hurt people as a result.
Takoma Academy hosted it's first virtual alumni weekend this year, celebrating this year's honorary alumni and classes ending in zero, one, five and six.
Some might say Vacation Bible School (VBS) is synonymous with summertime, and this summer was no exception.
I find myself worrying about the future, like, “Will I get accepted into the college I want?” In my worries, this verse reminds me that “God supplies all my needs.” He knew our future even before we were born. He has a plan and purpose for everything.
Did God really answer my prayer? I had never seen Him change a situation to fit my exact request, especially a seemingly insurmountable mountain.
These verses mean a lot to me because I know God is always with me and looking out for me.
It was a rainy Monday morning. I stood in front of my seventh-grade class ready to teach Bible. My head cloudy, my heart in pieces from trials in my personal life, I struggled to hold back the tears.
Most of the doors to our churches have had to close during the pandemic, but in closing our doors, the pandemic has caused a shift in our focus from being content to remain “behind the walls” in a service to going “beyond the walls” in giving service.
My parents live by these words daily, and I want to follow their example.
Keynote speaker Charles A. Tapp, president of the Potomac Conference and chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) Board of Trustees, shares a message (excerpted) at the Zirkle Gymnasium Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony, May 14, 2021: