Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
(2 Corinthians 9:6)
Since first coming to lead Journey Academy some 15 months ago, one of the key distinctions I found was the passion that heroes, parents and staff all had for this endeavor. We truly are on a journey of heroes together; and we are running with vim and vigor. We have so many courageous entrepreneurs, artists and adventurers, young and old. During Kingdom Time this week, we studied Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthian church. Often connected with generosity, the text also reminds me of the passion I’ve found at Journey. This community sows passionately into each undertaking that presents itself.
Maker Play has been a place where our Early Learners have sown deeply. With our collection of loose parts, our Maker Play space has morphed from construction projects, to imaginative play, to athletic testing, to animal study. Ms. Sarah, our Early Learning Guide steps back and observes, gathering data for which to facilitate the reflective conversation at the end of the day. The play becomes their text to study, assess and grow from into the future. A new passion emerged Wednesday afternoon as the heroes built a stage and began their inaugural episode of Journey’s Got Talent. Our newest hero Lucas performed his self-styled song about the T Rex (pictured above).
Families sow deeply into Journey. Winters found families setting up a Ski Club to zip down the Cannonsburg hills. Building on this success, this spring parents passionate about biking decided to gather for an after-school bike ride into downtown Ada, ending with ice cream at the Ada General Store. Heroes look forward to the ride, even to the point of Serene bringing her bike helmet to school so she wouldn’t be missing any necessary gear.
Journey’s values of being learner-driven, curiosity-based, courage-filled and Christ-centered have gathered families who are passionate about innovation as well as entrepreneurial projects. This session’s business fair finds heroes who are sowing into businesses that look to meet needs. Simon’s draft of the elevator pitch for his business demonstrates his passion for helping others deal with stress. Heroes are learning to sow their seeds deeply and the blessings will soon be evident for all around.
May we all plant deeply.
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