This past weekend, I had an opportunity to head to one of our state parks. It was a great day, and I was really encouraged to see many other people enjoying the outdoors, either with family and friends or just by themselves. This time alone gave me a chance to think and plan for the upcoming 4th Quarter at school. I believe that I owe my students the very best each day, and I especially want their 4th Quarter to be the best! Continue reading
As many of you know, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Uganda over the Christmas break and during J Term. I was part of a group of students, alumni, and parents that participated in “partnership strengthening” along with Hope Christian School, in Masaka, Uganda. In a word, the trip was absolutely AMAZING! I believe that the Lord was glorified and that our two schools were blessed in several ways. Continue reading
Have you heard it said that what children become is often more “caught” than “taught?” What we say about what we believe (or should believe) about God and His will is very important, but so is what we say and do when going to the grocery store, talking about other people, making our goals and plans, watching a basketball game, discussing the weather, sitting at the dinner table, etc. This “everyday talk,” as described by author John Younts, “reveals us as we really are—our character and our priorities. Our children model our everyday talk because that is what they hear most of the time. By it, we teach them our worldview, our ethics, our theology, and our relationship with God.” Continue reading
Hello, my name is Caleb Livesay. I graduated from Faith Christian School in 2011. I am a sophomore at Ball State University. Chirp Chirp! I am majoring in Pre-Medicine with the ambitions of attending IU School of Medicine directly following my senior year here at BSU.
I am an active member of CRU, which stands for Campus Crusade for Christ. Through CRU, I have made connections to various upperclassmen and faculty who challenge me to grow in my own personal faith everyday. Through this organization, I have grown more in my spiritual walk than any other time in my life. I am also a brother of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity here at Ball State, which has allowed me to get to know so many people and to socialize both in the classroom and outside of it. Through this fraternity, I have a steady foundation of brothers whom I can trust and depend on. These two years at Ball State have truly been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Last year, all of the juniors at Faith were given the challenge to write an essay explaining why they would want to go to our nation’s capital. Seven students were selected based on their response and were given the wonderful opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and explore the magnificent history that is found there. As seniors, Joshua Campbell, Carolyn Griffith, Blake Ketterer, Meisha Mohler, Laine Rader, Levi Starrett, and I counted it a privilege to leave school for a few days and travel to D.C. with Mr. Grass and Mr. Bolander. On top of all of the sightseeing, food, and interesting things that we learned, we Continue reading
I am currently living in Lafayette, IN with my wife Stacey. Stacey and I met when we were both working at Olive Garden. It wasn’t until a couple years later that we started dating, then in October of 2011 we were married. We were both still working at the restaurant through the first few months of being married, but were graciously blessed with jobs in February of 2012. Stacey works in West Lafayette as a therapist for children with autism and absolutely loves it. I am on staff at Clear River Church as the full time worship leader. We spend a lot of our time involved with our church, which has been rapidly growing since it was planted in Lafayette six years ago. We are part of a no name church planting network currently consisting of eight churches. We long to see university cities have healthy, biblical, and relevant churches. In July of 2012 we were able to buy a house on the south side of town and get settled in. It’s been a huge blessing to have a home and to be able to use it to bless people around us. We’re excited for the future and can’t wait to see what God does with our lives!
My name is Morgan Fox, and I graduated from Faith in 2010. I am a junior at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, and yes, I am still a Purdue fan even though I am in the heart of Notre Dame country. Boiler up! I am studying Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management. After college, I would love to coach volleyball somewhere and find a job where I could use my Sports Management minor. I have a passion for outreach to inner city kids and families, so I would love to work somewhere that I could use sports as a ministry opportunity. I am a campus tour guide at Bethel, so I get to meet many high school students who are making one of the biggest decisions of their lives. I enjoy getting to know them and helping with their college choices. I also play volleyball for the Bethel Pilots. This year I am setting and hitting right side. After one round of playing the teams in our conference, we are midway through the pack. Our goal is to end up fourth in the conference and make it to NCCAA nationals. I am thankful for the opportunities I have at Bethel, and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me in the future.
My name is Ann-Marie and I attended Faith during my junior high and high school years, graduating in 2005. While attending FCS I was unsure of what I was going to do after high school. During my senior year I was accepted to St. Elizabeth’s nursing program. Although, I was unsure of this step I continued on through my four years and graduated ready to be a nurse. The first year after college I worked in Indianapolis at one of the large downtown hospitals and during this time I met the man who would become my husband. The next year we were married and I moved to the St. Louis area. Two months after the wedding we found out that I was pregnant. Now we have a wonderful little six month old. She has her good and bad moments but when you become a mom you also become a sap and all those moments seem to turn into good ones by the end of the day. My husband works in economics and I continue to work part time in nursing. Most of our days are taken up by work and our daughter. However, we still find time to spend with our friends and church. That is the past seven years in a nutshell. It has honestly gone by so quickly.
I have been married to my amazing husband for four years now. We live in Indianapolis where John is a chemist, and I stay home with our almost 3 year old, Adelaide. She and I spend our days coloring, reading books, and going to the park; I never knew I could love someone so much. Life is really busy right now. I am due on October 30th with our second, Henry James. Also, we are moving near Zionsville to our first house. John and I attend College Park Church where we have met so many great families to be encouraged by and to grow with. I am so thankful to God for all of His blessings in my life.
Life has sure changed a lot since graduation! After a stint overseas, I am back in Evansville, IN working as an Associate Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual. I am also pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. I will graduate in December 2013 and hope to find a job working with an anti-human trafficking organization. My church recently planted a second location so I have been very actively involved there volunteering and serving on several teams. In January, I will be traveling with a team from my church to Myanmar for a two week missions trip. I am very excited to travel again! In my spare time, I have been training for a half marathon and hope to run a marathon next year.