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10 Truths We Hope Our Kids Know

August 15, 2018
By Scott & Amy Dillon
Scott & Amy
Scott & Amy Dillon with their new grandson, Jay!

Scott Dillon, our Head of School, and his wife, Amy, share some wise words to families and students as we begin another school year at WCCS!


Today is the first day of school at WCCS.  It is a day that will mark many firsts.  And, as in my family, it will mark a day of many lasts.  Today is the LAST first day of school (preschool-twelfth grade) for the Dillon family as our youngest begins her senior year today.  Having four kids attend pre-school through high school, at the end of this next year we will have accumulated a combined SIXTY-ONE years of parenting school-aged children in Christian schools (not counting college).   As my wife and I were talking about this subject, we rehearsed many highs and lows, joys and sorrows, and actually made a list of things that we hope and pray "stuck" with our kids in our decades of parenting.  We wanted to share this list with you on this first day of school hoping to encourage and challenge parents with more firsts than lasts in front of them.

Dillon Kids
The Dillon kids on the first day of the
2007-2008 school year!

Kiddos, we hope you know that…

  • We have no greater joy than to see (hear) our children walking in the truth.  We enjoyed celebrating your accomplishments in the classroom and on the field and court, but our greatest joy is seeing the fruit of the Spirit in your lives.

  • God's Word is True - seven days a week.  This is the primary reason we have had you in Church on Sundays and in Christian schools during the week.  God has called us to worship Him alongside His bride (the Church) on the first day of every week - and then to follow hard after Him every day thereafter. 

  • Your family loves you and will always be there for you, although quite imperfectly at times.  God, however, loves you so very much more than we do and truly does love you unconditionally and quite perfectly.

  • God created you to be in community.  It is important, even necessary, to have good friends.  But, remember that it is often more important to BE a good friend, especially to those who may be hardest to love. 

  • We have chosen Christian schools for you because we want/need other adults coming alongside us, as parents, to partner with us in training you as you have grown.  Your parents haven’t been perfect.  Neither have your teachers or coaches.  But, we have trusted the adults in your lives and believe that you will be better prepared to walk in the truth having had the truth spoken to you from so many.

  • We would often send you out of the house with the reminder to "make good decisions."   We probably too frequently presumed that you knew that this is impossible without the work of the Holy Spirit in your lives.  Remember that we are saved by grace alone (Ephesians 2) and are kept by grace alone (John 15).

  • We love you more than we can put into words (even though we have tried), but you are not the center of our world or the end of our existence.  God is.  God has lent you to us for just a little while to train you up in Him.  His pleasure is a greater desire of ours than yours!

  • God has gifted and called you to be used by Him for Him.  This is not always comfortable.  It is often difficult.  But it is definitely worth every tear and bead of sweat.  Chase hard after HIS will, not your own.

  • Since before you were born, we began praying that God would be glorified in your life.  This may include marriage and a family or it may not.  It may keep you near or it may take you far away.  You may see great fruit, but that is not promised.  But, remember that God's got ya!

  • Walking in the truth includes being the light in a very dark world.  May you be so thankful that God shed His light on you that you desire to BE THE LIGHT.  Don't hide it under a bushel!  Let it shine!

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Sheri walch says:
August 18, 2018 09:59 AM CST

Thank you for sharing this.