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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that - Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King did not only say these words — he lived these words. He lived a life of purpose, sacrifice, and example, shining the light and love of Jesus into some very dark places. He believed all men and women are created by God and in the image of God, and he believed that standing up for the oppressed was worth dying for. Dr. King was one of America’s greatest Pacesetters. His example is still worth following today. This is why our country, our city, and our school celebrate his life with a national holiday. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are three ways we can honor the life of Dr. King:


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How to Talk to Your Children About Sex

Todd Erickson is the Pastoral Executive at Second Presbyterian Church and serves on the Board Of Trustees at PDS. Todd also served in youth ministry for 27 years. He and his wife, Lynn, recently gave the following points in talk to parents. This is timely for parents of sixth grade boys as your boys are reading chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Flight Plan over the next two weeks. This is valuable to all parents because, as you will read, it’s important to start these conversations early with our children.

Talking to our children about sex can be awkward and intimidating. But, as with every part of your parenting, you don’t face this alone. God loves you and your child, so ask for his help. Ask for wisdom. Ask for his help to listen well and speak well. Pray, pray, pray!

Seven things to aim for in your conversations with your children:


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PDS in a Flash : Drop-In Admission Tours

Did you miss our open house?
Then PDS in a Flash is for you.

Meet our admission staff in the Early Childhood Building lobby at 11:45 on one of the following Thursdays: January 10, March 21, or April 11.

The admission staff will be in the Early Childhood Building lobby at 11:45 to give you a 45-minute tour and information about our program and the admission process.

This is a great opportunity to see the school in action.

No reservations are necessary.


If you prefer, call the admission office at 842-4695 for a private tour.

Rachel Bishop
Director of Admission


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What It Means to be a Pacesetter

Happy New Year! The new year is a time when many of us think about setting new goals. And many of our goals — expressions of the kinds of people we want to be — are shaped by the people around us whose examples we want to follow.

Fittingly, the virtue for January is the Pacesetter — the one who sets an example for others by following the example of Christ.


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VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Pacesetter

Set the Example.

A pacesetter:
● Sets the example for others by living biblically
● Makes a difference in his community by using his God-given gifts and talents to serve others
● Treats others with respect and equality
● Cares deeply about the poor
● Doesn’t overlook the mistreatment of others
● Builds communities in which everyone is respected, loved and treated fairly
● Stands up for those being bullied

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Strategic Parenting Blog

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that - Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther…

How to Talk to Your Children About Sex

Todd Erickson is the Pastoral Executive at Second Presbyterian Church and serves on the Board Of Trustees at PDS. Todd also served in youth ministry…