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The Principal’s Blog

The Virtue of Remembering

By:
Brandon Byrd
June 20, 2020

If you are like me, you need reminding of what our shared and unchanging purpose is as Christian parents and teachers--educators alike--in a time when many things seem to have changed.

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Putting Things Into Perspective

By:
Brandon Byrd
May 2, 2020

How are we seeing that the moments count as much as the hours? How are we demonstrating to our children that they matter more than the 'checklist,' even while we balance new and old demands on our time?

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Pray With Us Daily (Psalm 91)

By:
Brandon Byrd
April 11, 2020

Join our community in praying through Psalm 91 together. Let's keep reminding ourselves of the love and strength of our God during this, and all times, of our lives.

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Setting the Crisis in the Context of Our Reality

By:
Brandon Byrd
April 5, 2020

Thoughts from the great Christian thinker, CS Lewis, about educating ourselves and home life in times of crises (the eternal fact is that we are always moving toward or from God, to an eternity spent with or without him).

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Resources & Support in the Crisis (God is With Us)

By:
Brandon Byrd
March 30, 2020

Thoughts from Mr. Byrd on our at-home schooling and other resources & support options for families during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Information from RMCA About Spring Semester

By:
Brandon Byrd
March 21, 2020

Please read this important message about RMCA's plan for Spring Semester and resources to help you during this time.

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Modeling Wisdom and Discernment in Good and Bad Times

By:
Brandon Byrd
March 15, 2020

We, as parents, have the power to help our children be more joyful, more at-peace, more flourishing...in good and bad times.

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Growth in Character

By:
Brandon Byrd
March 5, 2020

Character is not something any of us inherits. As Christians, we believe that this best happens--and at the very least, can only be completed--through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Rare Leadership by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder (+ Free Book Offer!)

By:
Brandon Byrd
February 22, 2020

What Warner and Wilder do in this particular book really stands out from the crowd. Their own work, combined with the experiences and wisdom of many others, articulately spells out what a robust, joyful life can look like as an adult and as a child, and how that can be achieved through habits, bonding with good people, and constantly going back to a God who knows our needs and our children's needs before we even mention them.

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"Primacy of Belonging"

By:
Brandon Byrd
February 16, 2020

What if how much we belonged to a worthy community was one of the most important aspect of a child's growth? What if success--academic, career, or any other measurement--was not ultimately based on how smarter or faster or stronger than our child is than someone else, but instead is a function of how mature he or she is in his or relationships within a community?

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Providing Our Children with Continual Access to Christ

By:
Brandon Byrd
January 19, 2020

All children need to have access to Christ on a consistent basis, not just for an hour or two on Sunday. How can 16,000 hours in school, preschool through 12th grade, contribute toward that relationship? That is the question that we strive to answer each day in our community.

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Where You Start: Imitation, Identity, Intimacy

By:
Brandon Byrd
December 15, 2019

God is always with us, waiting for us to come to him, accept His help. We just have to stop running and hiding long enough to listen to His voice. 

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Christmas Blessing

By:
Brandon Byrd
December 6, 2019

We invite you to be a part of our mission by donating to the Christmas Blessing Fund!

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Connecting Minds & Souls through 'Mutual Mind States'

By:
Brandon Byrd
October 27, 2019

Growing in our heart, soul, and mind has to come before we can help a child do the same.

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Practicing the Presence of God

By:
Brandon Byrd
October 20, 2019

Listening to God is not primarily about listening for words -- it is about sensing His voice with the fast-track part of our brain.

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Habits of the Heart

By:
Brandon Byrd
September 13, 2019

Properly educate the heart while providing an abundance of good mind food and the education of the head will take care of itself.

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Rare Leadership: This is Who We Are

By:
Brandon Byrd
September 13, 2019

"...If the Kingdom is all about people, then learning how to stay in relationships, through thick and thin, has got to be something where we excel and that we teach well."

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Rare Leadership: Building Group Identity vs. Getting Results

By:
Brandon Byrd
September 13, 2019

We all know what it feels and looks like to be led or to lead through fear vs. joy. We’ve all had 'alligators to face'...and how much rewarding it is to face that alligator with someone else, than alone!

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Rare Leadership: It's Good to Be Me, Here With You

By:
Brandon Byrd
September 13, 2019

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:11-13)

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Rare Leadership: Leading with Joy

By:
Brandon Byrd
September 13, 2019

What would happen to our community if more of us adults had JOY at the forefront of our mind/spirit in every interaction that we had?

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