Jay’s Blog

Jay’s Blog

The latest news and posts from Jay Ferguson, Head of School at Grace Community School.

Jay Blogs – What’s It All For?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I think we as Christians have it all messed up. I think we know we’re all often guilty of being influenced by what we refer to as “the world:” our broader, modern culture.  We assume its values as our own, often...

Jay Blogs – Getting Things Straight in the New Year

The other day, as I often do every January, I was reflecting on the new year. Like so many of us, I have my new years’ resolutions, too: things I’m going to do, ways I’m going to be a better version of me. My new year’s resolutions are so often doomed to failure,...

Jay Blogs – Good Receivers

It is more blessed to give than to receive, so they say. But, it is much easier to give. We like being givers, especially at Christmastime. Christmas helps us think of ourselves as we like to think—magnanimous, generous, powerful, having an abundance. If I’m the one...

Jay Blogs – A Conversation

“Michael?” “Yes, Stephen?” “A moment, if I may, my Commander?” “Of course.” “Michael, the Most High has given me a mission: to appear before a group of men on earth to announce the moment we’ve been long awaiting, the coming of the Savior. It is a wondrous, gracious...

Jay Blogs – The Christ Candle

When we think of Advent, or of Christmas, pretty soon our minds start thinking about the crèche, the advent scene.  Mother and father, dressed in pristine, royal robes, beaming proudly down upon the Baby Jesus: cherubic, clean and well- fed, staring up at Heaven and...

To Be or Not To Be Scrooge

Guest Writer, Tasha Walker, Junior High English Teacher, Grace Community School “Don’t be a Scrooge” is a comment typically heard during the weeks preceding Christmas. It’s never intended or received as a compliment. No one wants to be likened to the infamously...

Christmas Gift

Guest Writer, Courtney Mayfield, Director of Development, Grace Community School Whether you plan to finish your Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve, already finished buying and wrapping well before Thanksgiving, or are someone like me who falls in the middle, I am...

Jay Blogs – Wise Men

For most of us, the visit of the Magi, the wise men, are kind of an anticlimactic part of the Christmas story. After all, (and contrary to every nativity scene on everyone’s coffee table) they weren’t even there when Christ was born. They didn’t show up until months...

Once Upon A Time

Guest Writer, Emily Neuhoff, Associate Director of Admissions, Grace Community School Once upon a time, 2,000 years ago, a royal family was preparing for the birth of a Prince. One who would one day become the King of Kings, Prince of Peace and Wonderful Counselor,...

Jay Blogs – Prince of Peace

For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Is. 9:6 When Jesus is portrayed on TV and in the movies as the Prince...

Expectant Hope

Expectant Hope Guest Writer, Joseph Walker, Athletic Director, Grace Community School After a few years of marriage, my wife and I decided to start a family, so I (naively) thought we’d have a baby in the nursery nine months later. When we didn’t, I (briefly) began to...

Jay Blogs – The Candle of Joy

One of my favorite books we read in high school at Grace is A Tale of Two Cities. Some people don’t like Dickens, but his story of sacrificial love and redemption set in revolutionary France has always captured my imagination and expressed my faith. It also has two of...