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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Daily Devotional: More than a Symbol

Thursday,  March 21., 2019  by Tim Gustafson            
Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 28–29; Mark 14:54–72

In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3–4

Today's Scripture & Insight: 2 Samuel 23: 13-17

On the verge of making team history, University of Iowa basketball star Jordan Bohannon intentionally missed the free throw that would have broken a twenty-five-year-old school record. Why? In 1993, days after Iowa’s Chris Street had made thirty-four free throws in a row, he lost his life in a car crash. Bohannon chose to honor Street’s memory by not breaking his record.

Bohannon showed a keen awareness of things more important than his own advancement. We see similar values in the life of the young warrior David. Hiding in a cave with his ragtag army, David longed for a drink from the well in his hometown of Bethlehem, but the dreaded Philistines occupied the area (2 Samuel 23:14–15).

In a stunning act of bravery, three of David’s warriors “broke through the Philistine lines,” got the water, and brought it to David. But David couldn’t bring himself to drink it. Instead, he “poured it out before the Lord,” saying, “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” (vv. 16–17).

In a world that often rewards those who seize whatever they can grasp, how powerful acts of love and sacrifice can be! Such deeds are much more than mere symbols.

Today's Reflection
Instead of advancing your own agenda, how can you celebrate someone else and their efforts? How do our acts of love reflect God’s own?

March Birthdays

A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Sam B.! A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Tyler G.! A Happy March 4th Birthday to Mitchell C.! A Happy March 10th Birthday to Joyce S.! A Happy March 15th Birthday to Mckenzie L.! A Happy March 15th Birthday to Jackson R.! A Happy March 20th Birthday to Wendell A.!

Announcements:

From Mrs. Arbitelle: Thank you students and teachers for your participation in Upper School forensics on Thursday, March 14. It was a great day! Greg H. placed Second in Humorous Oral Interpretation and Eli E. placed Third in Humorous Prose.

The next Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 9am to 2pm, in the Academy gym. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation.

The following students have overdue library books: D’Monte M., Chase L. .

Mark Your Calendar:

Mar 28 - Open House ~ 5 – 8 pm
April 5 - Prom
April 6 - Spring Fling in the gym, 7pm-11pm
Apr 6 - Amelia Schools Campus Walk for the AFSP
April 12 - Grandparent's luncheon
April 25-May 9 - Scholastic Book Fair at Amelia Academy
April 27 - Red Cross blood drive, 9am -2pm in the gym

Meeting Period:

Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Tuesday: Tutorials
Wednesday: Chapel Talk with Mitchell C.; Tutorials
Thursday: Tutorials
Friday: Spring pictures; Tutorials

Athletics

Varsity Boy's Baseball and Varsity Girl's Softball

Now Practicing! Schedule is as follows:

Thu, 3/28 Home v. Southampton Academy 4:30pm
Tue, 4/2 Home v. Kenston Forest 4:30pm
Wed, 4/3 Home v. Blessed Sacrament 4:30pm
Tue, 4/9 Away @ Tidewater Academy 4:30pm
Thu, 4/11 Away @ Blessed Sacrament 4:30pm
Thu, 4/25 Home v. Brunswick Academy 4:30pm
Tue, 4/30 Away @ Southampton Academy 4:30pm
Thu, 5/2 Home v. Tidewater Academy 4:30pm

JV Girl's Volleyball

Now practicing after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays! See Miss Lunsford for more details.

 

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