~By Sarah Ott, Grade 11
When I heard that our school was offering a trip for High School students to tour the East Coast, I was so excited. I think that regardless of your age, everybody should travel to new places every once in a while. Traveling is one of the best ways to experience new cultures and gain new perspective. On the trip we traveled to many of the major cities on the East Coast including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Each one of these cities was filled with exciting culture, interesting people, and amazing history. There was never a dull day!
I’ve mentioned before that I have son in preschool at Shoreline Christian School; his name is John. He has a pretty great story for being only three, but that’s another blog post for another time. He and I have shared so many sweet moments over the years, but a recent conversation really stands out. It’s the one where I was able to share the gospel with him. Read more >> about Preschool and the Gospel
On Saturday morning, March 22, a mudslide hit the small town of Oso, Washington. The landslide destroyed homes, covered the highway, and blocked the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, causing flood warnings east as the river backed up, and west as they feared the mud and debris might suddenly break loose. But even more devastating was the loss of family, friends, and loved ones. As the earth settled, the state leapt into action; no one more than Darrington, the small town just east of Oso on state highway 530.
I still remember the first day of basketball practice: standing outside, talking myself into entering the gym; convincing myself that I was not coming down with a fatal stomach virus; and mostly, trying not to show how completely inept I was feeling. I still have vivid memories of the insecurities I felt the evening of my very first basketball practice when I was in 5th grade here at Shoreline Christian. And truth be told, it wasn't too different the evening of my first basketball practice as a coach when our junior high girls' basketball season started this past January. Read more >> about From Player to Coach: Junior High Girls' Basketball Season in Review