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25 09, 2016

A Mother’s Story

By | September 25th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Leigh Williams Riley receiving his third grade Bible was the highlight of our week. The service was so special seeing our third grader walk up and receive his own personalized bible presented by Dr. Pace. It is a memory that will forever be etched in our minds. Riley enjoyed the fun Bible exploration activity the kids did at church one evening that helped to sharpen his Bible skills. We were excited that he had become somewhat familiar and comfortable with his new Bible. We didn’t realize how proficient he was until we received this wonderful note from his religion teacher at school: Mr. [...]

7 08, 2016

All will be well, all will be well, all manner of things shall be well

By | August 7th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Laurie Noteboom This fall marks a new stage in our family as our oldest son begins high school. As excited as he is for the change, the transition was breaking this mom out in a rash early this summer. However, a meal and an ah-ha moment reminded me all would be well. Recently we stopped at Chick-Fil-A for lunch, as we have so many times in his fourteen years. Between bites, my eye caught the little ones playing in the indoor play-scape and I started to remember all the days he had done the same thing. How [...]

22 05, 2016

When Music Leads to Flourishing

By | May 22nd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Yellowstone Academy’s mission is to provide a high quality faith-based education exclusively to students from economically disadvantaged families that will prepare them for academic success in high school, college, and beyond. It is a Houston community where every child, regardless of their economic means, receives an education that cultivates their intellect, nourishes their spirit, and empowers them to create a fulfilling future. Their community flourishes when the teachers are able to realize the potential of all children. Barney Smith, co-founder of British a capella group, Voces8, one of the most versatile and best loved vocal ensembles has experienced Yellowstone [...]

8 05, 2016

So God Made A Mother

By | May 8th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

So God Made a Mother Inspired by Paul Harvey’s 1978 ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Speech And on the sixth day, God looked down on Adam in his planned paradise and said, “I need a nurturer.” So God made a mother. God said, “I need someone who feels deeply and loves fiercely, whose tears flow just as abundantly as their laughter, whose heart is as warm as their ability to guide and set limits is strong. I need someone whose influence on those that they nurture is eternal.” So God made a mother. God said “I need someone who [...]