Form Four / Journey: 7th and 8th grades
Tacye Clarke (Humanities)
Tacye loves the Aaronic blessing from Numbers 6: 24-26:
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift his countenance upon you and give you peace.
This passage is encouraging to Tacye as her older children set out on their own adult adventures as the family continues to bear witness to the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord.
Tacye loves to bring greater beauty and variety to her yard by gardening while many rabbits hop around her backyard. She also enjoys taking evening walks with her husband of three decades.
Kathryn Foley (Science)
One of Kathryn’s favorite Bible verses is Psalm 23: 1-4:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In verdant pastures He gives me repose. Beside restful waters He leads me; He refreshes my soul. He guides me in right paths, for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through a dark valley, I fear no evil; for You are at my side with Your rod and Your staff that give me courage.
Kathryn is comforted by this passage because it reminds her to put her trust in the Lord, to lean on Him for everything. For in His care, we will want for nothing. He gives us the courage and strength we need, even when life is difficult. He is always at our side.
Kathryn loves to visit and hike in National and State Parks, especially if it involves exploring new types of rock formation.
Abigail Reynolds (Pre-Algebra, Algebra)
Abigail loves the testimonies of faith found in Hebrews 11:32-34:
And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
She is humbled to read about the great faith of many before her and the incredible love, faithfulness and preeminence of our heavenly father and friend. May we be encouraged to reflect often on our own testimonies of faith as reminders of the Lord’s steadfast love and kindness.
Abigail enjoys spending every second she can outside, no matter the weather. She particularly enjoys bathing in the sun, listening to the sounds of the ocean, getting her hands in a garden, and experiencing new places and cultures with her husband.
Amy Tiilikainen (Latin)
One of Amy’s favorite verses is Psalm 22:4-5:
In You our fathers trusted; they trusted, and You delivered them. To You they cried and were rescued; in You they trusted and were not put to shame.
In the midst of great distress, the Psalmist says these words to remind himself of God’s faithfulness to His promises and character. We can rest assured of God’s constant care for us. He is our rock and our sure foundation!
Amy enjoys hiking and canoeing, and anything that involves building a fire!