Our Families are Awesome!
by Shelley Lee, Development Director
“If there’s anything we want to get right as parents, it’s this – their foundation.” These are the words of one of our parents, Trena Wiseman, who I just loved sitting down with for a chat. Trena shared some of their family story, of the impact BGCA has had on their kids, and how they came to the Academy.
She and Jay were expecting their fifth child, and Trena was home schooling. She was concerned that one of the children would be short changed, she said. They didn’t feel... Read Entire Story
First BG Christian Academy high school graduate in 2014!
One year from now BG Christian Academy will be planning for their first ever high school graduation slated for the spring of 2014. Unless new seniors enroll which is entirely possible, our lone, and... Read Entire Story
Which high school do we choose? One family’s decision process.
By: Jeff Palmer
I wanted to take some time to share our most recent family decision, deciding where our oldest daughter, Lexie, will attend high school. We sat... Read Entire Story
Re-enrollment for 2013-14 is now open!
Current families may now re-enroll their students at www.sycamoreeducation.com. Simply go to My School-Enrollment-Online Forms. We are offering enrollment preference to our current families... Read Entire Story
God is Light
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Winter in northwest Ohio is gloomy and cold. Often we have cloud covering that remains for days-unfortunately it feels like the whole winter is dark. A few years ago as I was preparing my mind mentally to go through another long dark winter, I realized that after the winter solstice daylight begins to increase ever so slightly each day. My typical daily drive to school is to head towards the east . Each morning I have about 10 minutes of driving with a perfect view of the sunrise. My hunt for daylight each day brings joy and hope that winter will not last forever and that spring and new life are daily drawing nearer!
This morning as I drove the sunrise was amazing..the colors of pink and various shades of blue brought me to a place of worship when I realized that this amazing sunrise brought me a deep sense of peace. Why is it that day light brings us joy? I believe that it brings us a glimpse of who God is…He is light and in Him there is no darkness at all! I love that the Lord brings opportunities to see Him every day in nature so that we will be drawn to Him. I also love that each day during this long winter season there is a little more light daily to remind us that spring is not far away!
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
keeping to the course you set;
Then I'd never have any regrets
in comparing my life with your counsel. Psalm 119:5-6
What a beautiful passage from Psalm 119. Imagine coming to the end of your life and having no regrets about choices or decisions you have made through life. I realized the other day how fortunate I have been to work at BG Christian. I remember the day I sensed God calling me to teach here and then the overwhelming call to become the principal. Looking back I have had no regrets….I have sensed God’s call and His pleasure as I have worked with an amazing staff and wonderful families and students. I have loved seeing students grasp a concept or ask a sincere question about our Lord. The teachers meeting together each morning to faithfully pray for the children, families and any other special needs. Working with local pastors and youth leaders who weekly give of their time and energy preparing messages for our students so that they can come to a deeper knowledge of Christ. What an amazing place to work and see God’s hand at work.
As we move forward in life it is important to remember that every moment is building on the next and that at the end of life we all want to have no regrets!
This past weekend was absolutely beautiful. I was home visiting my mother, who lives in Geauga County, and the leaves on the trees were in peak color. As I drove through this picturesque location all I could think about was what an amazing God we serve. Often I struggle with picking the perfect color for a room I want to paint or a fabric for a piece of furniture and then I finally choose the color I want and unfortunately it is not quite how I pictured it would look in the room. But, God does not have that problem…as seen in the beauty of His creation.
This drive led me to think about how great God is and how He is not limited in any way to work in my life and others. That encourages me to trust Him for every situation that happens daily and to know that He is in complete control of the future. I love that I can put my complete faith in Him and He will work things out for His glory!
We serve an awesome God who is weaving situations and circumstances in our lives to draw us closer to Him. As we submit ourselves to Him, we will grow in beauty and grace and show His colors to the world.