Message to Parents and Students: “I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in ‘us’ will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6. I am certain that this year’s physics course will be covered in prayer from both ends – the students’ and mine. What a great opportunity and privilege it is for me to spend this time with your children, studying the universe and our place in it. The hand of the Creator is evident in our daily lives and through His creation. It is my hope to make this course of study come alive as we study what He has done…and continues to do. “He is before all things, and by Him, all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
Personal Testimony: My parents have told me that I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior on a family camping trip on the west coast when I was 5 years old…. But I don’t have any recollection of this life-changing decision. I believed my parents, of course, but for 30 years, I was unwilling to seek the Lord Jesus with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. I didn’t want to spend eternity apart from God and my family, but I wanted to do things my way.
It was through the birth of our first daughter at age 35 that the proverbial chickens came home to roost. I recognized the fact that if I didn’t commit myself entirely to the Lord, I was going to set the wrong example to my children. It was possible then that I’d make life and salvation much more difficult for them. I was unwilling to lead my children into an eternity apart from God. Kids are born with the uncanny ability to see straight through the adults in their lives, for the most part. So, I decided to “straighten up and fly right” – to start using my words, deeds, attitudes, and influence… to bring glory to my Maker and to encourage others in their walk with Him. It’s been a journey for sure, and each day has its own problems to overcome. It is by God’s grace and love (and my parents’ prayers) that I have trusted the Lord as my Savior, been recently re-baptized (March 2014), and am resolved no longer to linger on the world’s delights. I have a higher calling….
General Goals & Responsibilities:
It is my general goal to impact education in the U.S. for God and for good. Our public schools need help, and so do Christian and home schoolers. I don’t know yet how the Lord will use me in the days and years ahead. However, I will continue to prepare in the best way I know how and try to make myself useful.