COUGAR CORNER

This is a place where administration, teachers and parents can share information and experiences with the public about Cape Christian Academy.

Posted by John Spriggs on November 23, 2015 @ 10:23 AM

On November 12-13 teachers from Cape Christian Academy attended the 67th annual Mid Atlantic Christian School Association Teacher Convention in Lancaster, PA.  They joined teachers from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York where they heard leaders speak about the past, present and future of Christian education.  The theme of the convention was "Teaching with Integrity, Intent and Inspiration."

Teachers chose from over 100 workshops to attend.  Two Cape Christian Academy teachers presented a series of 4 workshops on the topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  Mrs. Ruth Rosenberg presented the Science and Mathematics workshops.  Mrs. Rosenberg has taught at CCA for 6 years and graduated from Kutztown University as an Elementary Education major with a concentration in Mathematics.  Mr. John Spriggs presented the Technology and Engineering workshops.  Mr. Spriggs is the Administrator at CCA and holds degrees from the King's College in New York in Psychology and Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science.  Before becoming the school's Administrator he taught High School Mathematics and Computers at Cape Christian.  In this picture, teachers from different schools brainstorm how to remove oil from water in the STEM Engineering workshop.

Set an example...

Posted by John Spriggs on August 28, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Our Bible verse for the year is I Timothy 4:12.  It says "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity."  Most people concentrate on the first part of this verse- Don't let others look down on people because of your youth..."  This really isn't the point of the verse.  Everyone, even young people, should set an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.  We are all held to the same standard.  We are called to be holy, just as Christ is holy.  This year we are concentrating on these attributes of Christ.  Join us in rising to the challenge to which Christ calls us!

Are You Ready for School?

Posted by John Spriggs on August 19, 2014 @ 1:13 PM

The school year is fast approaching!  Are you ready?  If you are like me there are still a myriad of details.  There are school supplies, schedules, and summer assignments that all need to be bought, juggled and completed.

It is often easy to loose track of the more important issues.  Our children need to know that they are loved by us and by God.  They need to feel secure in the environment they are in so they can grow and thrive.  They need to be reminded that they are wonderfully created in the image of God.  As we look at the world around us we see our children are blessed beyond measure.  We need to encourage them to give back to those around us and share God's love!

The Auction is coming, the Auction is coming!

Posted by John Spriggs on May 12, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

We are only five days away from Cape Christian Academy's Auction.  It is a big challenge to put together an auction of this size.  Tom and Chandi Ankrum and their crew have done a great job.  Now all that is missing is you!

 

Please encourage your family and friends to attend the auction.  All of the proceeds go towards the gymnasium construction.  We need friends and family there to help make the evening a success.

 

Blessings,
Mr. Spriggs

Give Us this Day our Daily Bread...

Posted by John Spriggs on March 08, 2014 @ 4:23 PM

When the Israelites were wondering in the desert for 40 years because of their disobedience, God sent them manna and quail to eat.  They were told to gather what they NEEDED for the day.  They were told that if they gathered any extra it would spoil.  It is interesting that the day before the Sabbath they were told to gather food for two days and it didn’t spoil. 

At Cape Christian Academy, we have experienced God’s provision.  He has always supplied what is needed when it is needed.  We continue to pray and plan for many things, but we know that God’s timing is perfect.  He will not cause us to lack for anything which we need as long as we place our faith and our trust in Him.  Sometimes our sin and selfishness causes us to not experience the full blessings He has in store for us.  We pray for blessings in our lives, but sometimes we miss what God has already blessed us with!  We don’t always need to go shopping with God- remember to thank God for everything He has already done in our lives.

Prayer

Posted by John Spriggs on February 27, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

I have had several conversations recently about prayer.  Why do we pray when God already knows our desires?  How do we know God answers prayers?  Is God listening to me?  These are all questions we ask at different times through our lives.  Even though God knows our needs and our desires, the Bible still encourages us to pray.  In Luke 11 Jesus teaches us to be persistent in our prayers, and to ask for what we NEED that day.  What father would give their son a snake if he asks for a fish?

Sometimes it is hard to know if God answers our prayers.  But God does always answer our prayers.  Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes it is no, and sometimes His answer is to wait.  It is often hard for us to hear “No” or “Wait” and we believe God hasn’t heard us.  God may answer no because He knows what is best for us, or because we are not sincere in our walk or our trust in Him.  Our prayers may not always be what is best.  It is often hard to know the will of God, but sometimes we can discern it through His word.  For example, the Bible tells us not to worry.  If we ask Jesus to help us not to worry, we can rest assured that that is within His will for our lives.  God may still answer “wait” because His timing is perfect, and He knows our needs and the timing of our needs. 

You can rest assured that God hears our prayers and answers them according to our persistence and His knowledge of what is best for us.  So remember to pray regularly and please include Cape Christian Academy in your prayers!

Ruth Rosenberg said...

Posted on February 28, 2014 @ 6:20 AM -
This is absolutely fantastic! I love the whole idea of this Cougar Corner. Prayer is a great first topic and is definitely on the hearts of people at this time. I know this page will encourage the hearts of many and for that I am thankful. Awesome, awesome, awesome message! Love, Love, Love this!

Debi Papperman said...

Posted on February 27, 2014 @ 7:36 PM -
LOVE, LOVE, just Love this addition our facebook page! And the name is just adorable. Oh sorry the message is GREAT!

April McPherson Wilburn said...

Posted on February 27, 2014 @ 2:56 PM -
Very much enjoyed the first blog from CCA's ... The Cougar Corner! Loved the topic of "prayer" very much as that is our way of talking to the Lord and seeking his advice and approval along with daily guidance. Thank you for always finding ways to stay close to your students, and the their families. Happy this can reach others as well. CCA has made a huge difference in our lives and I can't praise our Lord enough for that wonderful gift and the loving staff that are with our students. God is surely working in CCA !!

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