Living Candidly and Memorably

Sentiment and ritual surround the month of December. It begins with entering a closet and finding a stack of untouched boxes.  We are usually eager to be reacquainted with cherished possessions only enjoyed during the season of Christmas.  During the process of unearthing each carefully wrapped item, specific places and beloved people call forth the […]

Keep On the Sunny Side: Letter to Santa: First Draft

Letter to Santa: First Draft Dear Santa, You’ve probably just finished dinner and are relaxing by the fireside with your hard-working elves.  I trust the majority of your holiday preparations are complete and your 2018 goals achieved.  I know that your fastidiousness will make circumnavigation a breeze and your presents will fill all the boys […]

My Grace-Full Life: Amazing Faith

But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.”  ~Matthew 8:8 ESV Is it possible to amaze Jesus?  After all, He is God in human form and fully omniscient. He knows our every thought and every word before we […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

While it’s the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Christmas can also the most stressful time of the year for many of us.  We all keep pretty busy schedules year-round and the Holiday season can often add a heap of new obligations and responsibilities on top of days that were already plenty full. We long […]

Ebenezer WHO?

The old hymn Come Thou Fountcontains a line which has always confused me.  It goes, “Here I raise my Ebenezer.” What’s an Ebenezer?  Are we talking about the old tightwad from AChristmas Carol? So, I did a little digging and it turns out that the word “Ebenezer” is found in the Bible in 1st Samuel, […]

Tell Me the Story

“Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word….”  ~ Frances J. Crosby “Read it again!” Do you ever say that when someone finishes reading your favorite story to you? You don’t want it to end, so you say, “Read it again! Please? Pretty please?” The Christmas story is like that. It’s not […]

The Return of the Grinch

The Christmas season arrived early this year with a scowl and donned from head to toe in green! “Don’t forget the Grinch!”  Cindy Lou said, with a tone in her voice suggesting prayers should also include “all the loveable creatures in the world, especially those who are mean.”  Angelic and adorable though she may be, […]

Bridging the Holiday Gap: Tips for Keeping Your Child Engaged in Academics

BY KORI MACKALL, Director of Communications, The Piedmont School & John Yowell Academy It is hard to believe, but the holidays are officially here!  With the decorations going up, the holiday music everywhere you go, and the chill in the air, many are making travel plans, and all of our children are counting down the […]

Step Away from Technology

Reminiscing brings to mind a time when children rode bikes, played soccer or basketball with neighbors, and built forts without parental supervision. Before dusk, mothers called out a child’s name, and were answered by a young voice seconds later. It was time when families talked about their day while eating a meal, and didn’t worry whether […]

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