Whitefield Academy Blog

God’s Unchanging Nature

Whitefield Academy Blog  [This blog post is taken from Lydia White’s devotional, The Attributes of God for Kids.] As Christian parents, we don’t want our kids growing up thinking about how great they are but how great their God is!  So how do we teach our kids...

What is a Classical Christian Education?

The following was presented by Jim Selby at the annual meeting of the Whitefield Academy Association on May 19, 2015.

I would like to accomplish three tasks this evening, the first is to explain what classical Christian education is, the second is to suggest why our world needs classical Christian education, and the third is to propose why parents should choose classical Christian education for their family.

Failure: When God Closes Olympic-Sized Doors

Failure: When God Closes Olympic-Sized Doors

A note from John and Rachel Hutson, Whitefield’s crew coaches: Emily is a friend and fellow Wheaton College crew alumna. Since graduation, Emily has been competing at the highest levels of the sport with a dream to row at the Olympic games. Among many other accomplishments, Emily was in the boat at the 2019 World Rowing Championships that qualified the United States for the 2020 Olympics in the quadruple sculls and was one of ten women invited to the U.S. selection camp for that event for the upcoming Olympics. Emily’s advice and support have been essential to our effort to bring crew to Whitefield. We so appreciate this message from her.​

Failure.  That is the word that more often than not I consider when I reflect on my rowing career.  Friends and family all try to (rightly) console me and point out all of the things I did accomplish but it does not change the reality that I did not in fact achieve my Olympic goal.  I failed.