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Searching for Light

Posted by on Jun 14, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently, a dear friend volunteered to decorate the tables for our staff end-of-school-year luncheon. I did not give her many parameters because she is so gifted in this area, but I told her that I wanted beautiful flowers in the center of each table. She chose tulips! On the morning of our luncheon, she sent me a message that said, “I’m hoping they will really open up today and do their ‘thing’- reach towards the sun/light.” As I’ve shared before, I’m growing in my knowledge of growing plants and flowers so, while I’ve noticed tulips are...

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The Promise of Spring

Posted by on Apr 4, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on The Promise of Spring

April is here and there are blossoms and buds everywhere we look! I have found myself looking at some of the season’s early blooms more closely. John Angle, our beloved groundskeeper and master gardener, planted around the campus with the intention of something being “in bloom” throughout the year. In mid-March, I noticed the Lenten Rose emerge on our grounds.  I first noticed it because it was able to withstand the cold temperatures while much of the campus was still in winter hibernation. I’m still growing in my knowledge of plants, so...

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Bloom for His Glory

Posted by on Jan 25, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on Bloom for His Glory

It’s Spirit Week at Redeemer School and every class is blooming! We’re celebrating our identities in Christ, appreciating our differences, and using our God-given gifts, talents, passions, brains, brawn, and humor to exalt the Lord and make Him known. I want to encourage you with a couple of new-to-me bloom definitions that continue to deepen our understanding of the bloom blessing.  Coffee Bloom I am a coffee lover, so I was surprised that, until recently, I had never heard of the “coffee bloom.”  Coffee bloom is the fast and...

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Student Relationships Foster Community

Posted by on Dec 13, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Student Relationships Foster Community

Guest blog by Redeemer School parent Sarah Beam When we were evaluating our school options for our oldest daughter, Isabelle, there were a number of qualities about Redeemer School that drew us to it. Knowing so many of their students, we saw that they developed a lifelong love of learning. Having three children with different learning styles and interests, it was important to us that we pick a school where all three would thrive and love learning. Redeemer’s culture and Charlotte Mason approach offered this. We also wanted an environment...

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Our Best Years Are Yet to Come

Posted by on Dec 13, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Our Best Years Are Yet to Come

Guest blog by Redeemer School parent Jonathan Murfee It was the first day of school in August 2011, if my memory serves me correctly. I was dropping off our daughter Caroline for her first day of first grade at her new school … Redeemer School. Allison and I had engaged in a thorough process of deciding where Caroline would go and were very hopeful she would have a significant year. I recall the mixed emotions as I watched her get out of the car, thinking, “She’s going to be okay. God has led us to Redeemer and this school is special....

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Building Habits with Pumpkins

Posted by on Nov 2, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Building Habits with Pumpkins

In the fall, students in all grades work on two important habits: the habit of attention (fixing their minds and bodies on the matter at hand) and the habit of thinking (comparing things, understanding cause and effect, and participating in thoughtful conversation). In Ms. Pabon’s kindergarten class, the humble pumpkin has provided opportunity for reflection and exploration on many levels. We all have need to be trained to see, and to have our eyes opened before we can take in the joy that is meant for us in this beautiful life.Charlotte...

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Light Captures the Scene

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Light Captures the Scene

As I have shared previously, I’ve been learning much about the word bloom. The final definition that I would like to share with you comes from the world of photography. While the concept of bloom in photography is not necessarily a preferred result for those who are taking pictures, it is the most fabulous result in the lives of God’s children. 

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The Egg Bloom

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on The Egg Bloom

In my summer pursuit to understand a blessing that was shared with me for our school in the word bloom, I have learned so much. The most common definition includes several themes such as: To mature into the achievement of one’s potential; To flourish in excellence; To shine out.  However, in my pursuit of knowledge, I have learned about a lesser-known definition of the word bloom. An egg bloom is the outermost covering on an egg and is the last part of the shell put on before the hen lays the egg. In other words, it’s the protection for...

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The Bloom Blessing

Posted by on Oct 1, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

In early June, a Redeemer School staff member blessed me with one word … bloom … along with the following scripture: The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. (Isaiah 35:1-2) The Holy Spirit clearly led her to share this blessing with me and I am confident that it was because I was supposed to share it with our school. There is power in blessing when it is based on the solid foundation of God’s infallible...

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Truth and Tidiness go Hand in Hand

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Truth and Tidiness go Hand in Hand

As a child, some of my most distinct memories are those that involved my hands. I remember learning how to sew clothes for dolls with my mother, wrap presents for my loved ones, and plant a garden with my father. I discovered my love of creating pottery and thought it was amazing that my hands were able to create something that someone else could use.  As I’ve grown older, I have come into a greater appreciation of the gift God has given us as His “handiwork” in His creation of our hands.

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