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Antidote for Discouragement

November 30, 2012
By Rev. Rick Calloway

Occasionally, I have days like anyone else and get a little discouraged with things that are going on. I was having one of those weeks like that this week. It is easy sometimes to think that we as Christians should be immune to disappointments and discouraging events when in reality we are not. I ran across a great quote the other day that reminded me of this when it said: "Expecting the world to like you because you're a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge because you're a vegetarian."

An even greater reminder of what is really important and just how blessed I am came in chapel yesterday. I cannot begin to describe to you what an awesome sight it was to see so many of our students on their face before God crying out to Him for a deeper walk and many who cried out for God to save them for the first time. 

God reminded me of a great truth found in 1 Corinthians 4:20 that declares "For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power." Through chapel and that verse God reminded me that at our most discouraging times He shows up and gives us a display of His magnificent power in our lives.

I am so grateful to God to be able to have chapel inside the school day. For the entire fifteen years that I have been at Metrolina, I have been privileged to see God move so mightily in our chapels and for that I give Him the praise and glory. This is truly an area that makes Metrolina a very distinctive and blessed place. Christian education is an eternal investment in the lives of our kids.

On another note, I wanted to give you a quick update on our technology plan. We have spent the fall equipping many of our classrooms with new digital projectors and document cameras to enhance the tools our teachers have for integrating technology into the classroom. We will begin shortly to equip our campus with Wi-Fi throughout to prepare for the introduction of an iPad environment. The iPad environment will also enhance the tools our teachers have in the classroom with things like video mirroring. 

After the Wi-Fi installation is complete we will begin to acquire mobile iPad labs to use from kindergarten through high school. We are already looking at which applications we will introduce into our curriculum. From there, we will probably in January of 2014 introduce an e-textbook environment to at least our 9th and 10th graders. I wanted to provide this update so that you can be kept up to date on how important technology integration is at MCA.