Thursday, January 11th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.  Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation. On You I wait all the day.”  Walking a path is always a fun experience when you get the chance, especially if the day is beautiful.  Paths are usually traveled for a reason.  Often, it is obvious as to why the path takes a certain direction, while other paths seem to be a bit more obscure.  I read a book recently that a friend of mine wrote chronicling his 152 day thru hike of the Appellation Trail.  Yes, Georgia to Maine over 2100 miles (on foot) of wilderness.  Dave talks much about the trail lingo and the different “society” that seems to awaken on the trail.  As I read one term stuck in my mind called a “blazer”.  This white triangle shape was painted on trees, rocks, fence posts, roads and sometimes houses to mark the “true” Appellation Trail.  The reality is that there are many other blazer colors.  These color differences mark a shorter path, or a unique sight, or even give a shortcuts to those who want that opportunity.  Many walk the path of life but it is not the one prepared by God. Man seems to create his own “‘blazer” and cuts paths of ease and popularity.  The goal is to have very few downs and many ups in life right?  Stress, hurt, sin, loss, pain and a host of other life situations cause us to change course from following God’s blazer to following  man’s blazer. David again reveals a great encouragement and admonition as he begs God to show and teach about the way / path God has prepared.  We have to learn His path and study the markers that “blaze” His trail.  It is not traveled as often so the path is not as obvious but there is no doubt it exists.  This is why David begs God for instruction, and guidance.  He also practices patience when the path seems unclear.  This kind of hiking takes more attention, skill and determination than does the typical walk in the state park.  “Teach me Your paths….”  Let’s hike today!
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Thursday, January 11th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Navigating True North,
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St. 
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.