Shabbat Blessing

Christian classical education aims to educate students with experiences that integrate the information poured into their minds with their soul. History came alive for the second-grade students who have been following the Israelites exodus from Egypt through their wanderings in the wilderness as they make their way to the promised land. While the Israelites were camped at Mt. Sinai, God gave Moses The Ten Commandments. The fourth Commandment instructs the Israelites to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. In the Jewish faith, a Shabbat (Hebrew word for Sabbath) blessing is performed at nightfall on Friday to signify the beginning of…

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Recitation & Art Showcase

A Night to Remember...On Thursday, January 23rd, the Arma Dei community gathered together for our first school-wide Recitation and Art Showcase. It was a night to celebrate all the mighty work the Lord has done in the hearts and minds of the students of Arma Dei Academy.  Upon entering the Living Way Fellowship Sanctuary, parents were blessed with an amazing art display showcasing a piece of artwork from each student of the Academy. Students and family members then gathered in the sanctuary of Living Way Fellowship, where there was standing room only. In commemoration of the first year of Arma Dei,…

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Before You Give Moral Advice To Teenage Crowds: 7 Tips By Joshua Gibbs

“For a job, I talk to teenagers all day. I read to them, lecture them, ask them questions, listen to them talk. I stare into their faces all day and gauge their interest in what I am saying based on their eyes, their mouths, and their posture. I rarely gauge their interest based on what they say, for teenagers like talking to each other, but do not much like talking to adults (I know, your teenager is different).” Continue Reading

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Making Christmas Gifts Together

Christmas is around the corner and our students have been busy making a special gift for the elderly in our community! Students will have the opportunity next week to bless the men and women at retirement homes with Christmas carols and a homemade tree ornament. Logic and grammar students had fun making this thoughtful Christmas craft together!

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Kingdom Values Are Upside Down From The World’s Values By Principal Jen Wenger

Kingdom values are upside down from the world’s values is a statement that is often made by the pastor of our church. This has also become a mantra in the Wenger home. As believers, the Christmas season highlights this truth and the countercultural nature of our faith. While the world tells us our desires can be fulfilled by abundance, the Lord declares, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God” (Lule 6:20). As our students (and sometimes we) feverishly write Christmas lists, Jesus reminds us that, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts…

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Advent Chapel

Students and parents alike were blessed this morning with a lovely performance from our Teacher Chorale! Click on the link below to watch them sing "Snow"! ❄️? Chapel also entailed a Scripture reading and lighting of the first two advent candles from our 5th Grade students and Dr. Aaron Denlinger, Dean of Student Culture shared how the love of God can be seen in the details of Christ's coming as we continue to focus on the virtue of love. Click here to watch and listen to this message of love. Click here to watch our Teacher Chorale!

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