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Joy Hale

Joy has a passion for Jesus, family ministry and coffee! She is the Director of Community Care at Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville, TX. She is wife to Charlie and mother to Bailee, Ellie, Charles, and Gabe. She holds a Bachelor of Business from University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.

Recent Posts

Building a Lasting Faith in Your Child

If you have ever visited a NICU (newborn intensive care unit), you know watching a tiny little human in an incubator is heart-wrenching. The magnitude of the machines and tubes entangling the baby is absolutely unsettling.  Yet despite how...

Why It Matters Where Your Child Goes to School

"Education shapes the future of our whole society - our children's future.  School matters; we are right to worry about the educational choices."  Shaping Hearts and Minds: Why it Matters Where Your Child Goes To School by Dr. Shawn and Monica...

Two Things to Remember in 2020

After I adopted my sons, I was supposed to be done with adoption ministry. When God dropped more children on my doorstep, I was supposed to be their mom forever. When my friend got sick, she was supposed to get better. God was supposed to remove...

An Interview with the New Rhetoric School Head

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

David Johnson, CCA’s new Rhetoric School Head, decided to take the road less traveled during his senior year of college. ...

An Interview with a Logic School Head

A day in the life of a middle school student is filled with energy, awkwardness, failure, success, and lots of noise, chaos, and emotion. Leading children in these preteen years can be challenging, but also the most rewarding job at a school. So...

An Interview with a Pre-Grammar and Grammar School Head

Myrandi Ballesteros, CCA’s Pre-Grammar and Grammar School Head, has loved teaching children from her youngest years. She was raised in a Christian home by loving parents. Her father was a southern Baptist minister, so the church was like a second...

An Interview with the New Headmaster

Only 4% of boy scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts are servant-minded leaders with the character and commitment to stay the course.  

CCA is honored to welcome our own Eagle Scout, Dr. Tony Jeffrey, our new headmaster. His life...

Summer Thriving: Podcasts and Playlists for Your Next Family Road Trip

My family takes a road trip from Texas to Colorado every summer. As soon as we cross through Amarillo approaching the New Mexico border, the scenery becomes more interesting (more hills, more greenery, and more wildlife). 

Summer Thriving- The Beloved Julie Andrews

“Supercalafragalisticexpealadocious.” (Mary Poppins)

Julie Andrews is timeless.  She was born in 1935 in England.  She began acting and singing as a child. Her lifetime resume includes performances on Broadway, television and film.  She is...

Summer Thriving-Movie Reboots

There is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

Christopher Booker took 34 years to write his book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories.  In the book, he proposes there are only seven different types of story.  He believes every story...