Philip Alsup

Does Your State Matter? It did at the GLCEC!

On October 6th and 7th, 2016, the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI played host to the Great Lakes Christian Educators' Convention. The Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota state associations converged with much excitement to refresh educators' spiritual... Continue Reading →

Like Nothing We’d Remember

I'm a product of the Christian school bumper crop. Class of '97, Bob Jones Academy, Greenville, SC.  My graduating class had 136 members, and our school had a total enrollment of over 2,500. Olympic-size swimming pool? Check. Debate team? Check.... Continue Reading →

Is College for Everyone?

Should all high school graduates attend college? Up until a few years ago, and especially in our circle, the answer to that question was an emphatic "Of course!" However, it's interesting that today, while many sources are now saying that... Continue Reading →

Great Advice About Time-Management from Michael Hyatt

Here's some great advice from Michael Hyatt I found at "The reality is all of us have more work than we can possibly do. When you add to this the demands of regular exercise, family, church, civic duties, and some... Continue Reading →

“Minor Regrets” by Marvin Olasky

Here's a great article by one of my favorite authors, Marvin Olasky: Coming close is not a tragedy. I’m going through life without ever having hit a home run. To hit a ball perfectly and round the bases, touching home:... Continue Reading →

What Is My Purpose In Life, And How Can I Be Certain Of It?

”Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10). This is the essence of our purpose. We are to honor God and advance his kingdom through who we are and in everything we... Continue Reading →

Plant Righteous Things in the Paths of Your Kids

We just got back from a great week at Camp CoBeAc in Houghton Lake, MI. There was swimming, a zip-line, rock wall, putt-putt, canoeing, a waterslide, games, ice cream...all the great things you'd expect to find at camp. Our church... Continue Reading →

Get Back to What You’re Good At

One of the great frustrations of being in charge is knowing what to say "no" to. We realize we need to do this more often, but it's often somewhere in the middle of a noble undertaking: A maintenance project, a... Continue Reading →

Basics for Blogging

Here's a few things I've learned recently about blogging and online social media presence. These are taken from The Golden Rules of Blogging by Robin Houghton. Houghton discusses 28 tips; These are just 10 that I found most helpful: Figure... Continue Reading →

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