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Jun 19, 2019

FIVE THINGS I LEARNED AS PRINCIPAL AT ACS

By |2019-07-11T08:58:32-08:00June 19, 2019|, |

Eight years. That’s how long I was principal at ACS Secondary. These eight years have been good years, with many wonderful people and some incredible experiences. I probably could list 50 things that I learned as principal at ACS, but here are five of them. 1. God Works Through Us, Regardless of Our Mistakes This [...]

Feb 25, 2019

CROSSFIT, COMMUNITY & COMPETITION

By |2019-03-04T13:22:12-08:00February 25, 2019|, |

My daughter came to me last November and said, “Dad, a co-worker in the ER wants me to join CrossFit; do you want to take the three week Foundations Class with me?” “Does it involve strenuous exercise and pain?” I asked. “No, thanks.” She finished three weeks of training and couldn’t stop talking about the [...]

Oct 22, 2018

HERE’S TO THE CRAZY PEOPLE

By |2018-11-06T07:51:04-08:00October 22, 2018|, |

My daughter phoned me a couple of years ago and said, “Dad, I bought a boat.” Awkward silence. I didn’t know what to say. She had just been married, her husband was in his last year of university, they were poor as church mice and she was halfway through her nursing degree…and she bought a [...]

Mar 15, 2018

ANSWERING RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

By |2018-04-09T16:13:31-08:00March 15, 2018|, |

I asked a simple question last November at a Leadership Team meeting. “Tym, you look stressed out about head coaching the Senior Girls’ basketball team. Can I help?” I wasn’t actually expecting him to give the answer he gave, which was, “Yes, I could really use your help.”  I am pretty sure I just meant [...]

Jan 29, 2018

WANNA SHAPE GOD’S WORLD WITH ME?

By |2018-01-29T10:59:58-08:00January 29, 2018|, |

Just a few days before the Christmas break, I received a phone call from my friend Dave MacDonald. Dave and his wife, Danaya, have a very collaborative relationship with our school, even though their children don’t attend ACS, as they homeschool in order to volunteer in Guatemala. They have hosted several school events at their [...]

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