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In Memory of Miss Hall

It is hard to believe that one year ago our beloved friend and teacher, Miss Emily Hall,
walked into the presence of her Savior. I would like to honor her memory and legacy by
talking about the beautiful impact that she left on all of us here at Coram Deo Academy,
as well as in the hearts and lives of people around the world.

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Thrive on the Hustle: A Conversation with Tony Van Hoozer

Not only his Tony still managing a warehouse and a sales region in Indiana, he is one of the most energetic grandparents I have ever met. He is deeply invested in their lives and regularly takes them to ball games, museums and out flying drones. Tony shared that he loves taking advantage of the opportunities that life throws at him. He is not ready to spend all day at a golf course or on the back porch but wants to continue to achieve and overcome obstacles.

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Lessons Learned from David Michael – Founder of Truth78

For a child to reach his or her God-given potential, the father’s blessing is one of the ordained means of nurture and edification in the child’s life. Listening to David Michael helped me to see the tremendous responsibility that I have to bless my children. I have come to accept that I will not naturally do this but I must intentionally set out to actively bless my children in both word and deed on a daily basis.

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Project Legacy: What Education Can Learn from Politics

When asked about his two most influential teachers, Jeff shared about his sixth grade teacher and his college athletic training supervisor. The common thread between the two of them is that they were both demanding and did not tolerate excuses. Jeff’s favorite teacher was his sixth-grade teacher Mrs. White.

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Project Legacy: From Businessman to Pastor

This is the third in a series of interviews with leaders who give their perspective on education. The aim of these interviews is to learn from leaders outside of education to influence those inside education. The following post recounts lessons from Northview Church’s Senior Pastor, Steve Poe.

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One Potential Drawback of Classical Christian Education

In most Christian schools, there is not much opportunity for students to tell their unbelieving friends about the merciful message of Jesus Christ for sinners. Although it is obvious that not all students have a saving faith in Jesus, every student is given ample opportunity to know and grow in the grace of Christ.

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Homeschooling, Public and Private. Oh My!

Educational options abound. Rather than sell you on what I think is best, I want to educate you on the options for educating your child: public, private and homeschool. Rather than sharing my opinion, I want to put some resources in front of you that have been helpful to me.

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The ABCs of Creating Fragile Children

With the abundance of voices speaking on the topic of parenting, you would think that today’s children would be flourishing. Despite all the advances in American society, it is clear that children are much more fragile than they used to be. If you desire to have a child who is only happy when things go his or her way, then this is the post for you.

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Three Benefits of The Enneagram

With all of the talk about self-awareness and emotional intelligence, I have wanted over the years to at least be informed on what tools people are using in order to become ‘smart with their feelings.

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Three Cautions on The Enneagram

When researching, I found a huge number of personality profiles available to people. After doing one of these profiles with my staff and watching my church do an Enneagram workshop that was more well-attended than members meetings, prayer groups and service projects combined, I want to issue three cautions on the Enneagram.

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Does Latin Nurture or Undermine a Lifelong Love for Learning?

The first time I watched this video as a teacher, my initial response was to cut out all of my educational practices that seemed too focused on structure and discipline. Now that I am in a different educational tradition, I see the best way to cultivate beautiful creativity in older students is to train disciplined desire into younger students.

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