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The NorthStar Narrative
43 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
PART TWO: Why Romans?
If you haven’t listened to “PART ONE: Dr. and Mrs. Allman- Transformed by Grace,” be sure to check it out here: https://thenorthstarnarrative.northstar-academy.org/part-one-dr-and-mrs-allman-transformed-by-grace/ We pick back up today with a thorough conversation on the book of Romans and Dr. Allman’s book, “Accept One Another: A Practical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Romans.” To order Dr. Allman’s book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-James-E-Allman/e/B077Q1FH7R/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
23 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
PART ONE: Dr. and Mrs. Allman- Transformed by Grace
We are honored today to talk with Dr. James Allman and his wonderful wife, Jan. Dr. Allman is a theological professor with a powerful story of God’s grace. After a battle with depression, hear about the dramatic transformation that took place once God revealed Himself in a new way.To order Dr. Allman’s book, “Accept One Another: A Practical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Romans,” click here: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-James-E-Allman/e/B077Q1FH7R/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Hear more of Dr. Allman and the book Romans in the next episode, PART TWO: Why Romans?
40 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
LeadersQ: Transforming Team Culture
Jay Raines and Danette High join us today to talk all things leadership! Jay and Danette work for LeadersQ and have a passion for developing leadership teams. Hear invaluable wisdom for transforming team culture to accomplish your mission and vision.
40 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
A Place of Preparation
Rachel Goodwin joins us today with an inspiring story. Rachel is a Physician's Assistant and shares advice for students who are choosing their career path. She also shares how a country song impacted her life in the best way. As she began walking with Christ, He showed her how unforgiveness was destroying her life. Listen as she shares how He saved her and the path He's had her on since then! Be encouraged that God is preparing you for your next steps!
69 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Brian and Jennie Williamson: Called to Comfort
Join us today for an inspiring story from Brian and Jennie Williamson. Brian and Jennie have students here at NorthStar and have an incredible Christian music ministry. Listen as they share the heartache that led them to each other and the beautiful testimony that they have in using their God-given talents to further the gospel. Click below for more resources from the Williamsons!https://vimeo.com/553465128https://arisonrecords.com/store/ols/products/god-is-great-nsa-promo (promo code for free download: NSA)
38 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
AP® and Dual Credit at NorthStar
Join us today for an informational podcast with Melissa Moreno! Melissa is our AP® and Dual Credit Administrator and she walks through what AP® and Dual Credit look like here at NSA!Click here for show notes: https://thenorthstarnarrative.northstar-academy.org/ap-and-dual-credit-at-northstar/
35 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
An Inside Look at NorthStar Courses
Join us today as we talk with four NorthStar teachers! Lindsey Hays, Katy Beirne, Melissa Moreno, and Shauna Mingus walk us through the courses they have authored and what they offer for our students. Hear what it's like to teach and author here at NSA and gain an incredible understanding of what your student will experience as they work through our courses.
42 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
NorthStar's Curriculum Process
Are you curious how courses are built at NorthStar? Join us today as we talk with Bethany Walker! Bethany is the Curriculum Director at NorthStar and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to education! Listen as she walks us through what the curriculum process looks like here at NorthStar and how we connect with students through intentional content, authentic relationships, and teachable moments. To learn more about our latest accreditation visit, click here: https://www.nsablog.northstar-academy.org/accreditation-celebration/
33 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Guidance Services at NorthStar
Join us this week as we talk with Megan Carpenter, Guidance Counselor at NorthStar Academy. Megan walks through how our Guidance office is able to help families as they are choosing courses for their students. She breaks down course selection for each grade level and gives great advice to parents as they think about which courses would be beneficial for their students if they are college-bound. Hear great information regarding our graduation requirements, transferring in outside credit, and dual credit options as well. If you are already one of our families, or if you are considering NorthStar, you won't want to miss this episode!
12 minutes | May 25, 2021
Never Underestimate an Old Man With a Paddle
Noel Horneck recently retired after serving faithfully for many years at NorthStar. His passion and dedication have helped NSA grow and expand. Noel sat down with us to share about one of his newest passions, pickleball. This episode will encourage you that it is never too late to try something new. We are so thankful for you Noel and hope you enjoy many years playing this fun sport!
33 minutes | May 18, 2021
Join us as we talk with Anna McAfee today! Anna is a military wife and mom of three. She homeschools her children and has moved three times throughout her husband's deployments. Listen as Anna shares how God has used the body of Christ to provide for her family. Be encouraged as Anna shares wisdom from a time of loss in her life and how the word of God helped her as she walked through suffering.
37 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Importance of Investing in Students
Today we talk with Ali O'Leary, a K-12 Librarian and NSA Supervisor at Oasis International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Listen as Ali discusses her hobbies, culture, and passions. From helping students navigate online courses to finding the perfect book for each student to engage their interest in reading, Ali is able to invest in students in a variety of ways.
21 minutes | May 4, 2021
The Adventures of Sailing
We are so excited to hear from Esther Ireland on this week's episode. Esther is an 8th grader here at NorthStar Academy. She is passionate about sailing and living a life full of adventures. Listen as Esther shares the joys and challenges of sailing and how every moment has taught her how to lean on the strength of God. Esther also shares about her journey at NorthStar and how important it is to get plugged in. Be encouraged to keep going in the midst of the hard times, no matter what may come.
24 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Cairn University: Walk a Different Path
Join us today as we talk with Nate Wambold and Keith Johnson, both with Cairn University. Nate is the Vice President for Alumni and Community Affairs and Keith is the Vice President and Executive Director of The Regency Foundation. Hear advice for business majors and be encouraged as Nate and Keith share the wisdom they've gained over the years. With a rich foundation in bible and theology weaved throughout the curriculum, students are able to explore their interests and passions while remaining tied to biblical truth throughout their post-secondary education. Listen to the Cairn 10 podcast and more at https://cairn.edu/category/cairn10/
40 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Reality of a TCK
Join us today as we talk with Nancy Hartman. Since 1983, Nancy has been heavily involved in ministry, specifically in the lives of TCKs, Third Culture Kids. She loves pouring into them, especially when they enter or reenter their parent's home culture. Nancy discusses the tools and resources for TCKs in transition and provides great wisdom for families.
47 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Today, we talk with Paige Anderson and Summer Hungate, owners of Janes Gym, an all-women's fitness center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Paige and Summer discuss the importance of community and accountability found in the gym, as well as ways that you can be involved. Learn more about how fitness not only affects you physically but also mentally and spiritually. Learn more about Jane's Gym at https://www.janesgym.com/
47 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Becoming Dr. Burch
Listen in as we talk with Dr. Ashlyn Burch this week! Dr. Burch is a NorthStar alumna and currently holds a Ph.D. in Physics. She shares how her experience with NSA prepared her to thrive through her post-secondary journey and even now as she works with Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Burch grew up in Russia and then moved to the United States, so she is able to share a unique perspective on cultural differences and what she has learned about God because of them. She gives excellent advice to students in the process of choosing the path for their future and gives great insight into the balance of faith and science.
39 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Moody Bible Institute: Just Be Yourself
We are so excited to sit down with Raegan McKelvy this week! Raegan is an Admissions Counselor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Listen as Raegan gives excellent advice to seniors in the process of choosing their majors and hear the importance of just being yourself through the college application process. Also, learn about a unique financial opportunity for undergrad students! This episode is packed full of wisdom! Check out admission events at Moody Bible Institute here: https://www.moody.edu/recruiterevents
23 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
One Year Later
Join us as we reflect on one year of The NorthStar Narrative!
36 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Gordon College: International Admissions
Join us as we talk with Debra Zhang, International Admissions Counselor for Gordon College. Debra gives excellent guidance to students who are in the process of choosing their career path and college. From navigating periods of transition in high school to college interview tips and whether to take dual credit courses, this episode is packed full of advice for this season of life. Debra also expresses the importance of knowing that failure is a good teacher, a good lesson for us all!
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