Timothy Lutheran School Ministry Staff
A Gift To Timothy and Our Students
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doe of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Last week, I wrote to you about our heroes. Those who through time, talent, finances or kindnesses support the Timothy Lutheran School Ministry. They are a large part of our village of people who wrap around us and extend to us the Love and Light of Christ in their deeds and efforts. I truly believe we cannot function as we do without them, and for them we are always grateful.
But this week, I would like to speak to you about the Daily Heroes at TLS. To quote Roosevelt, “the man who is actually in the arena.” That is, the Timothy Lutheran School Ministry Staff. They are our Daily Heroes. And for them, we should all be truly grateful.
These women have answered a call deep within them, placed on their hearts by Jesus Christ. It is a passion to ensure that the education of our youth is not just reading, writing and arithmetic but a more complete and whole education, one that maintains Christian values and honors the Living Word of the Gospel. They have made Lutheran School Ministry their daily work. They “know great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause.”
The Roosevelt quote above has great meaning to me as a school leader. Just as our church is not a building but the people who commune within it, our school is not a building but a staff who serve the students within it. Nothing happens within these four walls without the dedication, talent and commitment of our school staff. At times we might trip; at times we might triumph. But very day we greet our students with a smile, the love of Christ in our hearts and the passion to provide a high-quality education. As a school administrator, I cannot express adequately enough the honor and privilege I have in leading such a gifted and dynamic group of educators. They are the heart and soul of this ministry, daily allowing the Word of Christ to Live, as they share it with our youth through thoughts, words and deeds.
In the following weeks, I will highlight each member of our school team, our Daily Heroes. Please learn more about this remarkable team. Timothy Lutheran School has been called the best kept secret in Blue Springs. Let’s not keep it a secret any longer.
Yours in Christ,
TLS School Administrator
“Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 11:19
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:19