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How Great Is Our God

When I was searching for a song for us to use in our church Easter play, Dead or Alive, I came across this video by chance. Easter Sunday, I played this video as I was preparing for the morning church service, and it brought tears to my eyes and an ache in my heart as it dawned on me how our great God loves the people of our planet so very, very much. I want that same love, that same heart, inside me as I go to school each day and as I go to Korea this summer. I think a little of that heart is in me already, because I felt that love and shed tears when I had to leave Korea last summer after my visit there.I'm sure that I will have more than a few salty streams running down my cheeks when I leave GGCA at the end of June. Watch the video and look at all the people represented from around the world and think about how great our God is who died for each and every one to give them life eternal.

Advice for the Next Principal

The quest for a new principal for GGCA goes on. Paula Lange and I spent some time before the break thinking about what would be our best advice for whoever takes the job, and it boiled down to this: "If you are someone new to this school, spend your first year getting to know Greater Grace Christian Academy - its teachers, its students, its families, its culture, its traditions - the DNA of it/us all. Don't come in to make big sweeping changes without knowing if they are even necessary. And give everybody who has already been here for a while the time needed to get to know and trust you."

Keep praying, everybody, for me and for whoever God is leading to sit in the principal's seat.

Springing Into Action

The school is break, and this year, it feels like spring. I hear birds tweeting outside where the daffodils have recently raised their yellow heads and the trees have begin to bud and blossom. Yes, it did snow in the Baltimore area last night, but I still had to mow the grass this afternoon, and the windows on my house are open as I type this. It is lovely having more daylight.

I have been occupying my time away from school writing up a list of all the tasks for which the school principal is responsible in hope that the next person to occupy that position will have a better idea of what needs to be done than I did when I took the job seven years ago. I've also been doing some reading, watching some Korean television shows, working on details related to next month's high school banquet, and helping backstage at the church Easter play, Dead or Alive, which I wrote last year. 

Whenever I go back and read something I wrote in the past, I wonder how I did it, where the words came fro…