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Conversations Full of Grace

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“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.  Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.  Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversation be always full …

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Life After Cedar Tree?

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Every January we ask Cedar Tree alumni to campus to speak to Cedar Tree Upper School students about their experience at Cedar Tree and college and answer the question “Is there life after Cedar Tree?” Responding to questions asked annually to alumni, Ian Jones (2012) answered, “Cedar Tree taught us how to learn. Many people don’t know how to do …

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Measuring a School

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Once outside the busy daily school schedule yet while the past year is fresh in mind, our teachers meet together to assess the past year and to plan for the upcoming year. Perhaps obviously, the measuring standard we use will dictate areas of focus. So here is an opportunity for a little quiz: What is the best way to measure …

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How to be a Fool

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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely, His eternal power and deity, has been clearly …

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Wisdom From Above

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“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, consider-ate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere … But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such ‘wisdom’ does not come down from heaven, but is earthly, unspiritual, of the …

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Character at Work

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“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him”  (James 1:12). If someone told you he was a good football player and provided you with pictures of himself in pads and uniform, accompanied by self-aggrandizing descriptions of his …

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Thinking for the Long Term

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The magnificent A.D. 1379 architecture of New College Hall at Oxford University features beautiful, gigantic solid oak beams that spanned the ceiling of its large interior main room. The story is told that at the time of its construction, the designers planted a grove of little oak saplings near the building with the instruction that in a few hundred years …

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A Letter That Looks Ahead

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Dear Theophilus, Congratulations on becoming five years old and having such a fun birthday party. I look forward to seeing you at school everyday this fall. When you asked me what school was going to be like, you made me think for a long time about what I could say to help you look forward to what is ahead. So …

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Third-Place Excellence

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“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last …

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Handwriting and the Habits of the Human Mind

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In an age when more and more children learn their letters from a handheld digital device, our youngest generation is rather quickly losing the old-fashioned skill of connecting those letters in a fluid, cursive script.  In high-tech Washington state, the home of Microsoft, legislators are considering a bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing (http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6469&year=2015 ) in all …

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