Mr. Freberg's Blog

Mr. Freberg's Blog

November 30, 2017
By David Freberg

Podcast Coming Soon

 

I don’t know about you, but I love to go to school and to learn. If I could be a professional student, I would be a college student full time for the rest of my life. I love the college campus atmosphere and the stimulation of the classwork. If it paid better, I would do it. Unfortunately, most of the students who graduate from college do it with a huge student loan, so that plan it out. Instead, I listen or read good books, take an occasional online class, watch and listen to webinars, and listen to several podcasts. All of these are ways that I can keep my gray matter stimulated and keep me improving my situation in life.

 

I have about 20 podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. The topics range from a word and poem of the day to dealing with money to marriage to sermons from my favorite pastors to leadership and school leadership to marketing. In anywhere from 2-60 minutes, I can learn about a wide variety of topics without having to take a test or pay a fee. I can listen to these podcasts when I am in the car or working out or working at my desk.

 

Faith Christian School is working on a podcast that will help our families. We are going to have topics that will help our listeners be better parents with some ideas on dealing with children of all ages, be better spouses by talking about some marriage issues, and be better children of God by talking about ways to increase our faith and service to God. Our podcasts will be about 15 minutes long and have some resource pages on our website. We are always looking for ways to serve our families.


Keep reflecting your faith!

 

In Christ,

David

 

Mr. Freberg's Blog

November 17, 2017
By David Freberg

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year.  The chill is in the air, and we get a short break from school.  I am thankful for the food.  I am thankful for the time with my family.  I am thankful for the football.  I used to love the potential for snow but now am thankful for the mild weather.  Thanksgiving in the Low Country is special.  It has not always been a great time of celebration and thanksgiving.  The early settlers of America went through many hardships and struggles before they were able to become established, but when they overcame these struggles, they gave thanks.

William Bradford was the governor of the colony when they celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 with three days of fasting and feasting.  Slowly, the tradition of celebrating after the fall harvest spread throughout the colony.  During the Revolutionary War, a day of thanks, prayer, and feasting (relatively speaking) was celebrated.  Abraham Lincoln unofficially declared the final Thursday of November as a day of thanks during the Civil War.  After a few states declared Thanksgiving as a state holiday, the federal government made it a national holiday in 1941.  

As Christians, every day should be a day of thanksgiving. God is our Jehovah Jireh, our great provider.  He is also Jehovah Rapha, our great healer. He is Yahweh Shalom, our Lord of Peace.  During our busy Thanksgiving break and the busy time leading up to Christmas, we need to take time to keep God first and foremost in our day by giving thanks to Him.  It becomes easy to “get” to Jesus later in the day.  Why not keep Him integrated into our daily lives like we do the rest of the year.  The busier we get, the more we need to lean and rely on God to give us peace and provide and keep us healthy.

May this Thanksgiving break be a great time of refreshing, of family, and drawing closer to God.  


Keep reflecting your faith!

In Christ,

David

 

Mr. Freberg's Blog

October 02, 2017
By David Freberg

Spirit Week - 

Spirit Week is always a fun week for the students.  They get to dress up each day with different themes such as superhero day, school spirit day, and pajama day (everyone’s favorite).  They compete between the classes for dress-up participation, banners and doors, and Cash for Convoy.  There are the volleyball games during the week and the football game on Friday night.  They attend the pep rally with the fun games and class cheer competition.  There is the crowning of the homecoming queen who will reign for the next year.  The alumni come back for the football game.  Spirit Week is exciting!

During Spirit Week, the students are not always the most attentive to their studies.  With all of the distractions, they had to force themselves to pay attention in class and on their tests.  Sometimes these times of distraction are when a few students excel.  They thrive when they are forced to focus and are intentional about not being distracted.  This may not be the norm, but it happens.

We are often that way in our Christian life.  We can have our largest spiritual growth during times of distraction because we have to be intentional about our prayer time.  We have to be intentional about our time in the Word.  We have to be intentional in our church attendance.  In Luke 10, Mary was intentional about spending time with Jesus while Martha was distracted with the busyness of the day.  Don’t let busy times keep you from your walk with our Lord and Savior.  Be intentional about growing closer to God.  

Keep reflecting your faith!

In Christ,

David

 

Picture Day

September 05, 2017
By David Freberg

Picture Day -

Say, “Cheese!” Tomorrow is picture day! For some people, this is the day they get to wear that special outfit and do their hair just right; these people will spend hours preparing for the event. For others, it is no big deal and means little or nothing. For some of the second group, her or his mom may have other ideas about picture day. Whatever the reaction is to picture day, it is a chance to take a snapshot of what each student looks like at that particular moment in time. You can look back over the years and see how you have changed over the years. Some of these pictures may be your favorite picture and some of them may be pictures that you try to hide and only show your spouse after you are married and he or she can’t get away.

There are many moments in our lives that may be a snapshot that we try to hide away, even from God. There may be some people who only know you from that snapshot; these people have only one perspective of who you are. There are others who have a completely different perspective of you because of a snapshot of a different time in your life. One definition of a friend is someone who know all of your snapshots and still likes you. Our Father has seen all of your snapshots and has a complete perspective of you, and He is crazy in love with you! We may get down on ourselves for things we have done or things in our past, but God can and will forgive all our hidden snapshots and turn them into portraits we can use to reflect to others the goodness of our Lord.

Our job as christians is not to be perfect but to serve a perfect God. Too many times we think that once we blow it and ask for forgiveness, we are sent to the penalty box for a period of time until God isn’t mad at us anymore. God’s Word tells us in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God can use even you and me to further His kingdom and reflect His image to a lost and dying world. We may not be perfect, but we serve One who is.


Keep reflecting your faith!

In Christ,

David

Recent Posts

11/30/17 - By David Freberg
11/17/17 - By David Freberg
10/2/17 - By David Freberg
9/5/17 - By David Freberg
8/31/17 - By David Freberg