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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

The Tremendous Power of Words


This was a speech given in the 9th grade bible class by Katie Risley, and then beautifully delivered again to the CCA faculty and staff at in-service. This is an excellent example of classical rhetorical skills in action.  This speech...

Practically: What Does it Mean to Be a Classical School?

In the video below, Keith Castello explains the goal of classical education as leading students to discern, articulate and practice truth, goodness, and beauty in their lives.

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

Transitioning to a new school can be a major source of stress in the life of a child. It is common for children to struggle socially and academically while they are adjusting to a new school. To help a child in this transition, it is vital to...

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”  Jim Rohn

My children often want to earn extra cash in the summer. While I don't typically pay for normal household chores, I have been known to offer a summer reading stipend,...

Leadership in High School: What Does it Look Like?

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." John C. Maxwell

At Covenant Christian Academy, the student government is called the House System. Students are divided into houses when they enter high school. The four houses...

For All the Parents Whose Child Won't Get An Award

It’s that time of year again. Award ceremony time.

Why Grandparents Matter

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."– Rudolph Giuliani

Explaining Classical Education to Your High Schooler

They say sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

What is More Lovely Than Teaching Our Kids to Worship?

"Worship is an ordered way of acting and living that sets us before God so He can transform us….it is a lifestyle. It is to permeate the daily fabric of our lives." Richard Foster in Celebration of Discipline

Dr. Christopher Perrin is widely...

What is Feed the Need All About?

My children live a blessed life and have no idea what it feels like to eat dirt cookies. As a parent of extremely blessed children who are growing up in a private school in an affluent part of town, I am grateful for opportunities like Feed the...