Nov 15, 2023
Mrs. Brantley talked about all the little things we should be thankful for in this Thanksgiving season, including even the simplest tools in our lives like a shoestring or an old candle, which have served us and can continue to serve us.
Guest Speaker Pastor John Music talked about who we can trust in this world. He reminded us that we can always trust God because we know that He wants the best for us. We should not be content just to know about God, but to know him deeply, experientally, and make Him an active part of our lives.
Nov 1, 2023
Ryan Hoover spoke about finding our spiritual gifts - things we are good at - and how vital it is to utilize and communicate those gifts for the benefit of others as this is an act for the glory of God.
Dr. Becci Prescott spoke to Upper School and Grammar School students about her family's mission to Cameroon, Africa to support in their dental and agricultural needs.
Mrs. Brantley reiterated some basic habits we should have as Christians, including how prayer should be as natural to our daily lives as breathing. We do not even think about breathing, and so we should not even have to think about spending time daily in silent meditation and prayer.
Oct 25, 2023
Mrs. Brantley spoke to students about tools in a toolbox, referencing Corinthians 12:4-7, summarizing, "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different types of work, but the same God works all of them in all men." Mrs. Brantley showed the students a toolbox with all kinds of different types of tools in it, telling them that God has many different tools in His toolbox - which are the members of the Church. He uses us for special purposes - much like a chef uses a whisk and not a wrench to mix food together.
In Upper School chapel, Chad Warner spoke to students about the science behind the dangers to healthy brain development from intoxicants like alcohol, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances.