The Reason for the Season—of Advent

Several years ago I was riding in the truck of an Episcopal cleric on a hot summer day.  To my amazement, he turned on Christmas music.  When I asked why, he replied, “I like Christmas music any time of the year.”  For him it was just that simple.  For me it didn’t feel right. The…

An Unexpected Lunch Guest

Last week three administrators and two faculty members from the Early Childhood Division were privileged to attend the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools in San Antonio.  Besides excellent workshops to peak my personal interest in improving Early Childhood chapel services, all three plenary speakers were inspiring and engaging. If you’ve…

HALLOWEEN-At a Christian School?

Winner of The Best-Dressed Super-Hero:  Super-Shopper (aka Pixie Moseley) Winner of The Cutest Costume:  Mini Mouse (a little one in Early Childhood)  Every year when Halloween comes around, I get that uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach.  It’s time for the annual parade when I make the case for keeping out the blood…

NO DOUBT HAPPY

It often is the case I feel I have more bounce in my step, more energy on Fridays.  Why?  Perhaps it’s because Lower School faculty are invited to wear blue jeans and sneakers that day each week.  But this past Friday was different…Morning Prayer was extra fun for me. Maybe it was the choir who…

Blessing of the Pets, 2013

Who’s this guy we remember on the day we bless pets?  And why do we do that in October?  Answer:  St. Francis of Assisi lived in northern Italy in the 13th century.  He was born into a very wealthy family, but as a young man he renounced all material things, devoting himself to living a…