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Clapham Blog

5 Tips to Help High Schoolers Prep for Exams

With Thanksgiving not too far behind us and Christmas quickly approaching, it can be hard to resist singing along to the holiday favorite, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

High school students on a semester calendar ending in...

Adventure Israel: Five Must-Visit Places in Israel

"Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware."

-P. J. O'Rourke

 

Israel, the land of milk...

Observing Advent at Home

 

I was raised in the evangelical church, but my first exposure to Advent was at the age of 12 through the movie Courage Mountain. (Please don’t consider this a movie recommendation. My 6th-grade self thought it was great. I’ll leave it at...

Thanksgiving For Real

It is the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Sales are everywhere. Black Friday advertisements are touted on every television set in the nation. Any newcomer to the American culture might easily be deceived into thinking the national holiday we...

What Is So Important About Being Earnest?

"We live in an age of ideals, and my ideal has always been to marry a man named Earnest."

-From Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

 

Craft Fair Entrepreneurs

 

For some children the entrepreneurial bug hits early. Often, their first venture requires a folding table and a jug of lemonade. The joy of a few quarters jingling in their pocket makes sitting in the hot sun for a whole afternoon worth it.

Surviving Middle School Moods: 3 Scenes

Before I jump to the subject at hand, I'd like to tell you a story from my childhood. Its relevance will become apparent, hopefully, by the end.

6 Interesting Facts About the Clapham Sect

When my children started at Clapham School, I figured I should find out what Clapham meant. The school website helpfully explained that it referred to the location where, during the turn of the 19th century, a group of believers worshiped and...