Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community,In his letter to the Romans, Paul admonishes the church to “not be conformed to the pattern of this world.” Ever wonder about that? We well understand that we are to be in the world and not of it. As believers, we recognize that heaven is our true home and that this one is just temporary. Yet, I think there is more going on here. Paul is actually pointing out to us that we will conform to something. The question is ultimately—to what? This question is the battle that rages inside of us—conformed to the image of Christ...

Dear WA Community,On Wednesday morning, January 2, I drove south on Federal Highway on the way to an appointment, and I noticed an incredibly trite and stereotypical scene—a full parking lot at LA Fitness. It is hard to imagine a more profitable time to be in fitness membership sales. Just as predictably, we launched our staff-wide weight loss challenge this week. It’s not as if we would get much traction with our health care provider doing that challenge in November!A quick Google search on resolutions results in a number of hits, beginning with “the history of new year’s resolutions.” That...

Dear WA Community,“…‘Tis the Season…” or so the song goes. For some, it is the season to look longingly northward for snow and for others, a time to look at plummeting temperatures with disdain and give thanks for beaches and flip-flops. This time of decorations, Christmas music, and gifts has been famously called, “the most wonderful time of the year.” It is certainly the season to reflect upon God’s provision for us—everything from the incarnation to our daily bread.One mark of the season is the deluge of solicitations. They come in our mailboxes—both traditional and electronic. They come as phone...

Dear WA Community,The end of the calendar year affords us a wonderful time to reflect. So, it is no accident that our semi-annual publication of The Lions’ Tale is hitting mailboxes at this time of year. If you did not receive yours, please contact my office so we can send you one.Our December 2018 edition highlights examples of each of the elements of A Portrait of a Graduate. Our mission has lifetime implications, many of which come to fruition after Commencement. Yet, here we see a picture of how our mission is being fulfilled by our students in just these past...

Dear WA Community,It’s a sign of the time when our Fine Arts students are in high-demand this time of year. They are either busy entertaining dinner guests at the First Baptist Christmas Pageant, preparing for our own Lessons & Carols program on Tuesday night, or finalizing their trip to Epcot to perform in the Candlelight Processional. Before we simply dismiss all of this as typical holiday pageantry, consider what we are truly celebrating—Jesus coming to reclaim that which is His. Such an amazing gift!In the spirit of that gift, we, in turn, look to give. It’s hard to imagine anything...