An Attitude of Gratitude

by Judy Ness

Above All Things, O God, Grant Me a Grateful Heart.

This saying has been written on my heart for years – and I keep thinking that someday I will get around to ordering the word-art letters so I that I can put it over the patio door in our home. With Thanksgiving approaching, we may individually, or as a family, turn our thoughts to the many blessings we enjoy.

But how do we teach our children to have an “attitude of gratitude” all year long? We hardly get the chance to put the Thanksgiving leftovers away before the media begins to bombard us with the message of Black Friday, and the number of “shopping days left until Christmas”.

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The Double Rainbow: 2018 Matching Gift Challenge

November 5, 2018

Dear Friends of Genesis Classical Academy:

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” –Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV

God is really into numbers. The number three (3) Biblically represents divine wholeness, completeness and perfection: 3 persons of the Trinity; Jonah, 3 days and nights in the belly of a fish; Satan’s 3-fold temptation; Peter denied Jesus 3 times, and most importantly – Jesus’ resurrection on the 3rd day.

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What’s For Dinner?

by Sarah Stensland

If your family is anything like mine, one of the first questions after our children come home from school is, “What’s for dinner?” I usually have very little time to think up and prepare a healthy home-cooked meal due to after-school activities and commitments. Therefore, I try to gather some ideas to have on hand that fit the time crunch.

A family favorite in our house is Chicken Fried Rice. It is a very quick “throw together” meal that is healthy and inexpensive–three wins in my book!

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The Virtue of Self-Control

By Judy Ness

This past summer, I traveled with my daughter and three grandchildren to the National Balloon Classic in Indianola, Iowa. My brother-in-law has been a balloon pilot for more than 30 years, but this would be his last season flying. I wanted my grandchildren to witness first-hand the magic of hot-air ballooning while we still had the opportunity. Read more

Getting to Know You

Early September is a time of wonderful new beginnings. As students head back to school, the feel of crisp new uniforms and not-yet broken in tennis shoes, the unseen creations locked in perfectly-pointed crayons, and the clean white pages of brightly-colored notebooks all point to the promise of a fresh beginning. Read more

Year Four Brings Continued Growth at Genesis Classical Academy

Genesis Classical Academy in Winnebago, MN will open its doors on September 5th for its fourth year of operation, where consistent growth and excellence has become a hallmark of this Christian classical academy. With the addition of seventh grade, the Genesis family now includes 74 students in preschool through Grade 7, drawing students from a 40 mile radius of Winnebago. Read more

Sing Praise to the Lord! Music in the Classical Christian Curriculum

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. Psalm 149:3 NIV

This summer, I attended the Music Practicum at the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) Conference. The topic was “Rightly Ordering the Musical Affections of our Students and Community.” In classical education, students are taught to read, write and sing in the language of music. The first instrument a child learns to use is his/her God-given voice. Read more

Making a Difference – Right Here, Right Now!

Genesis Classical Academy Matching Gift Challenge

Genesis Classical Academy is pleased to announce their 2017 Matching Gift Challenge. For a limited time, a group of donors has pledged to match all financial donations to the school, dollar-for- dollar, up to a total of $35,000! Read more

Shop with Scrip –
An Easy Way to Support GCA!

Tired of door-to-door fundraising? Would you like to get paid to shop? Want to help keep tuition costs for your student as low as possible? Even if you don’t have a child attending, would you just like to support GCA every time you shop or give and use gift cards? Read more

What’s for lunch? Easy & nutritious school lunch ideas!

Can a sack lunch be easy, nutritious and affordable? I think so! As a working mother of three, I don’t have time for anything complicated or time consuming, but my kids need sack lunches for school packed almost every day. Read more