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Valley Forge Christian College

Memories of a Lifetime

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Here at Valley Forge Christian College we have been creating memorable moments for 75 years. And as we celebrate our 75th year during 2013-2014, we will be accumulating the stories and reconnecting with the people who made them.

Celebrating 75 Years

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"From the altars of the past, take the flame and leave the ash." Anonymous It all began one cold day in March when 46 year old Francis A. Johnson dec...

It's All About the Journey

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We all have challenges on the journey of life. Some are as minor as a bug on a windshield. Others come like an F5 tornado. And through it all, we keep growing. But whether the sun shines or we are facing a hurricane, it really is all about the journey.

Painting As a Pastime: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

I have always called my books friends. And only a fellow-booklover could describe books like that. But for Churchill, his paintbrush brought him even greater change than a book ever did.

Painting as a Pastime: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Painting as a Pastime: Part I "The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may divide it, but in the end, there it is." -- Winston...

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

One of America's best known poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) contributed to the host of Christmas carols sung each Christmas season when he wrote the poem "Christmas Bells" on December 25, 1864.

Understanding Change Is Good... You Go First

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance a lot less." -- Tom Feltenstein Some months ago I was sitting with some colleagues talkin...

Counting the Omer

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

In his book Alternative to Futility, Elton Trueblood includes a chapter on discipline. He quotes Milton who said, "The history of every civilization rises and falls on the axel of discipline."

No Whining

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Life will never be perfect. We know that. But we also all know that if we practice "No whining," at least we will not make it any worse.

The Story of Louis Zamperini: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

The next time the circumstances in my life are less than ideal, I will remember Louis Zamperini. How could I ever forget him?

On Being a Good Sport

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We don't have to look very far to find ample evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct. Out of control fans (especially parents) and coaches and players bring disgrace and embarrassment to themselves and everyone around them. How easy it is to forget that it is only a game.

Show Me a Picture

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Pictures stick. We remember pictures long after words have left us. They give traction. We remember the stories in a long speech, not the words. They paint a picture.

Jessica Buchanan Rescued In Somalia, Answering A College Town's Prayers

Posted 01.27.2012 | College

The town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania had been praying for Jessica Buchanan for three months, and on Wednesday, their prayers were finally answered. ...