Feeling Not a Safe Guide by Ellen G. White
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
Many pass long years in darkness and doubt because they do not feel as they desire. But feeling has nothing to do with faith. That faith which works by love and purifies the soul is not a matter of impulse. It ventures out upon the promises of God, firmly believing that what He has said, He is able also to perform. Our souls may be trained to believe, taught to rely upon the Word of God. That Word declares that “the just shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:17), not by feeling. Let us put away everything like distrust and want of faith in Jesus. Let us commence a life of simple, childlike trust, not relying upon feeling, but upon faith. Do not dishonor Jesus by doubting His precious promises. He wants us to believe in Him with unwavering faith. Hope in God, trust in Him, and rest in His promises, regardless of your feeling. A good emotion is no evidence that you are a child of God, neither are disturbed, troubled, perplexing feelings an evidence that you are not a child of God. Come to the Scriptures and intelligently take God at His word. Comply with the conditions and believe He will accept you as His child. Be not faithless, but believing.
CALGARY FLAMES STUDENT NIGHT: Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm Flames vs Minnesota Wild at the Saddledome. Cost is $35 a ticket for student or adult. Deadline to order and pay for a ticket is Wednesday, January 21st. Contact Mr. Fowler at rfowler@cwaa.
ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM: As part of our physical education program the elementary students will be taking swimming lessons at the Shouldice Swimming Pool beginning on Tuesday, February 24th. Lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks, ending on Thursday, March 12th. Parent volunteers (with a police clearance on file with CWAA) are needed to assist students in the dressing rooms. Please let your child’s teacher know if you’re able to help.
JANUARY CITRUS DELIVERY: The January citrus order is scheduled to arrive this Friday morning (January 16, 2015). There is still lots of extra citrus available from this order. If you would like to purchase some of this extra fruit, please contact CWAA. Currently there are navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, variety packs and mandarins still available.
OPEN HOUSE COMING UP: On Thursday, February 19 CWAA will be hosting our annual Open House from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.! We invite all current families to bring interested friends and family members to check us out! All CWAA families will be receiving five Open House Invitation Cards to give out to personal friends. Please partner with us in promoting our great school and give those Invitation Cards out! Free door prizes for all families who bring new families! (iPod Shuffle, iTunes certificates, Scholastic Book Fair certificates, Application Fee Vouchers). We look forward to seeing you!
RE-REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR: Will begin after our February 19 Open House!
ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY: It’s that time of year where Alberta Education is seeking your input about the education we are delivering at CWAA! From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting its annual “Accountability Pillar Survey” (see attached information)! The Accountability Pillar Survey assesses various aspects of quality; student outcomes, provincial assessments of student learning, community engagement and satisfaction, school experience, etc. Within the next few weeks, all CWAA parents will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, CWAA students and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school. All surveys are anonymous. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving at CWAA, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2015. Thank you for your participation in this important process!
MISSION TRIP WEBSITE: The 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic is a short-term mission project arranged between Chinook Winds Adventist Academy and Maranatha that is open to CWAA students in grades 10 to 12. If you would like to follow along with information about the trip, please visit missiontrip.cwaa.net.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Jan 17 Seek & Serve Ministry
Jan 19 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Jan 21-28 Secondary Midterm/Final Exam Week
Jan 28 End of Secondary Term 2 (Report Cards Feb 4)
Jan 29 Flames vs Minnesota Wild Hockey Game 7 pm
Jan 29-30 Teacher Professional Days / Organizational Days (No School)
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 ESV).
Our God is the powerful Creator of the heavens and earth. Since He has that much creative power, imagine the miracles that He is able to work in your own life!
Please keep the 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic in prayer as the planning and preparation continue to take place!
Pastor Brent Wilson