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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

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...

Summer Thriving

Wide-open….that is what our summer schedule looks like.

For parents, this wide-open schedule is both a gift and an overwhelming problem.

What Does It Mean for Families to Take the Sabbath Seriously?

In the state of Texas, a person who “intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual” is subject to the death penalty.  The state of Texas takes murder seriously. In 2019, nine people suffered the fate of the death penalty. 


Spring Musical Showcase

Every spring, our school produces a Broadway musical.  It’s a beautiful time of celebrating the talents of our students both on and off the stage.  I am always amazed at the skill level of the students.  The students worked hard all year in...

Things We Have Learned From COVID19

It wasn't supposed to be this way.

The Real Reason Teachers Choose to Teach

My daughter recently asked a room full of women if they remembered what they had for lunch yesterday.  A few hands were raised.  Then she asked if anyone remembered the name of a teacher who made a difference in their life.  Almost every hand...

Surviving The Pandemic At Home with Kids: 5 Tips To Avoid Chaos


Parents - We did it! We officially finished our first week of distance learning with our children. In my house, some things went beautifully, but others were epic fails. It was a roller coaster of happy, sad, success, and failure.

How to Afford Private School on a Budget

Every year, thousands of parents pay for private education for their children. They are not all millionaires. Many families paying for private school are middle-income families who are not capable of spending $10,000-$20,000 per child without...