Dear God, Please Don’t Let Christmas Come.

7 Dec 2018

“Dear God, please don’t let Christmas come.” Have you ever been there? And, I don’t mean perhaps being a little overwhelmed with too much holiday preparation. I mean when the idea of celebrating anything is more than you can handle. For me it was 1987. For most of my life, I had looked forward to Christmas with the usual excitement and anticipation. Raised by parents who taught me from the Bible, I always thought I

Etymological Spelunking

21 Nov 2018

Etymology is weird. Like diving into a cave, it goes deeper than your flashlight can reach, and as you uncover the twists and turns of the darkness, you never know what monstrous creatures are lurking in the shadows. Take the word “weird.” If you look it up in a dictionary, it will tell you it means something like “uncanny,” or “odd.” This word (yes it seems like a stretch) is actually related to the words

Pretending and Teaching

12 Sep 2018

One of C.S. Lewis’ many insights in Mere Christianity is that when we pray, “Our Father,” we are in a very real sense only pretending. We are pretending to be a true and faithful son of God, pretending to be like Jesus. As Lewis puts it, ou are dressing up as Christ…Because, of course, the moment you realize what the words mean, you realize that you are not a son of God. You are not

Freedom and Remembrance

2 Jul 2018

This week we mark the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  From every waterslide, let freedom ring!  In addition to water sports, we will be celebrating fireworks, hot dogs, ice cream, BBQ, patriotic politicians and red-white-and-blue.  And in the midst of all of this celebration, it is easy to forget to remember what it is all about. The children of Israel could certainly identify!  God repeatedly reminded them to remember what

Classical Christian Computer Science?

As a husband and father in a family immersed in classical Christian education for over a decade, I have seen the tremendous value of this philosophy of teaching.  Students learn how to understand both history and modern culture through the study of Scripture and classic literature.  They learn to appreciate the order and beauty of God’s creation through math and science.  They gain skills in persuasion and communication through logic and rhetoric.  How could a

Guess Who’s Coming to LINK?

24 May 2018

Thanks to one of our dear WHA families, we have more exciting news about LINK 2018!  Next week, WHA has the privilege of welcoming The Gray Havens to Texas!  On Friday evening, Dave and Licia Radford will entertain our families with a private concert. Keep reading to learn more about this captivating couple and why we can't wait to host them. Three words. That’s how it started. Three words that teased the start of a story, a story

Wait and Go on the 30

1 May 2018

Have you ever wanted to pull your car to the side of the road, get out, sit on the curb and have a good cry? You’ve been juggling end-of-school schedules, kids, the expectations of others, such that it seems like your world is spinning out of control.  And now that the school year is over, summer activities threaten to be just as overwhelming.  Is there a solution? Perhaps a principle from a different context will

Sunsets & Science

24 Apr 2018

As a science teacher at a classical school, I occasionally hear my humanities students ask, “Why study high school science?” Sometimes, I try to convince these bookworms that a chemistry textbook can be a fascinating read. But since that’s mostly met with incredulity, I like to share a story. For several summers, my family and I have camped at a small quiet campground on a hill, a lovely park tucked behind a ridge of trees.