Ecosystem

Newspaper Meal

My family enjoys what we call The Newspaper Meal.   It is comprised of Dungeness crab, Penn Cove mussels, and a fillet of wild caught Northwest salmon that has been on my smoker or grill.  The table is covered with newspaper and a large pot sits in the middle to collect shells.  It is a rather lengthy meal as we enjoy all the flavors that God has blessed us with in the Puget Sound.  When the meal is done, water is added to the pot to make fish stock and the newspaper is rolled up to clean the table.  While I have had the same food in a variety of situations and places, it never tastes the same.  It is missing the spices that family, friends, memories, and the time we spend together add to a meal. Read more >> about Newspaper Meal

Parents Matter at Shoreline Christian School

I attended a Seattle Livewire event hosted by the Seattle Times last week.  The event involved the superintendents of a couple of the state’s larger school districts, two legislators, a CEO of a larger business, the Dean of Education from a state university, and the 2013 national teacher of the year.  All were there to discuss a vision for K-12 education in the State of Washington.  There were about 300 of us in the audience that listened to a dialogue between the panelists that was facilitated by two of the Seattle Times education columnists.

I found the discussion to be fascinating as it weaved from problems to potential solutions for the problems to problems with the solutions.  The discussion was interspersed with speeches,

What Makes Parents In Prayer (PIP) Special

Posted by Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and PIP co-leader with Jen Colver

How does it feel to be known and loved?

I began attending PIP ten years ago when my oldest was 10 and my youngest was beginning kindergarten.  I was looking for community and joining a prayer group seemed like a good place to start.  I was a “young mom”, new to the school and was instantly in awe of the prayer leader, Chris Kredit, who had kids in HIGH SCHOOL! Read more >> about What Makes Parents In Prayer (PIP) Special

Liturgies, Formation and Ecosystem

I wish we could bottle all the enthusiasm and excitement from the start of our school year so that I could release it in small doses later in the year.  New clothes, new faces, new school supplies, and renewed attitudes all blend together to generate a liturgy of praise.  This continues into the school picnic where the simplicity of sharing a grilled hotdog with old friends and new acquaintances becomes an opportunity to worship within the ecosystem that supports the Christian formation of our children.