Unity and Love

February 9, 2018Director's Blog

Periodically I receive a copy of the ACSI magazine for Christian School Educators. This month, I opened up to an article called “Unity, Not Uniformity” that was written by Joel Westa, the president of CSI (Christian Schools International) which is another organization that supports Christian schools. The only basic difference that I am aware of … Read More

The Tackle Hug

February 2, 2018Director's Blog

A couple of weeks ago I stopped in the hallway to greet Frau Deisenberger and a group of her elementary students that were heading upstairs for German class. After a brief conversation, and I turned around and WAM! I was tackle hugged! One of their elementary kids simply grabbed me for a big, happy hug! … Read More

So He Squeezed an Entire Orchard into one Tree!

January 19, 2018Director's Blog

I’m a Facebook lurker. That means that I love to see what other people are doing, but I very rarely comment on anything. And I never post anything on my own page. I must admit that sometimes friends post so many things that I wonder if all that they do is post on Facebook all … Read More

Happy New Year!

January 12, 2018Director's Blog

Happy 2018, and welcome back to ICSV! I trust that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with your family and friends over the holidays. My husband and I spent Christmas in Prague and then took a short trip to Barcelona, Spain during the first week of 2018 to enjoy the lovely, sunny weather. We … Read More

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2017Director's Blog

Christmas is almost upon us! The high school students are finishing up their first semester final exams, and we will be heading off for two weeks of rest, time with family, and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to take this time to thank you all so much for … Read More

Martin Luther and Christmas

December 15, 2017Director's Blog

When we were in the United States recently, my husband bought a book that was just published about the life of Martin Luther. Sounds exciting, right? Well, actually, it is. Here was a devout monk and priest who really struggled with his faith. Luther actually admitted that he hated the righteous God because he could … Read More

I Have a “Wait” Problem

December 7, 2017Director's Blog

The theme of my week, or should I say year, has been “wait.” I like to joke with people that I have a very high need for closure. If you really want me to be honest, that means I like to get things done quickly – I want them done NOW! Fortunately (or unfortunately – … Read More

Apologetics–Apology or Defense?

December 1, 2017Director's Blog

You may be wondering what we do every month when your students have a half-day on a Wednesday. We’re not just taking a few hours to catch up a sleep, although that sounds really good. We’re not using the time to get caught up on grading papers, although I’m sure the teachers would readily like … Read More

You are Welcome Here!

November 22, 2017Director's Blog

Last week we had the privilege of hosting a large group from Ms. Fitcher’s and the Wiisanen’s home church in Florida. They came out to lead the students in a daily chapel and to be an encouragement to us all. Throughout the week you could see them making manipulatives for the elementary classes or helping … Read More

Why Can’t Everyone See?

November 17, 2017Director's Blog

It is so good to be back in Vienna! I had a wonderful time of meeting with prospective teachers, former staff members (Jeffrey and Lisa Schra send their greetings), friends, and family. At the very end of the recruitment trip, I was able to spend a whole day with my granddaughter who is now three. … Read More