HSE Blogs

Through The Linn

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 25, 2016
Once again I have read a wonderful, terrible, convicting Lamplighter book.  Through the Linn by Agnes Giberne was originally published in 1881.  The story of a young woman who along with her younger sister was suddenly orphaned and sent…Read

Pain Fuels Compassion

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 09, 2016
After finishing graduate school, I became a science teacher at a small Christian school.  There were 5 teachers up on the high school floor and we each had our area of expertise - science, English, history, math, and Spanish.  That first…Read


What a lot of fun!
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 03, 2016
Ever since Abigail, our oldest, got big enough to want a pet, I've told her that "pets live at other peoples' houses." And she was OK with that. But then I came across an article saying how easy rabbits are to care for. So, as Lisa and I…Read

God of the Paper Clips

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on May 26, 2016
In less than twelve hours, a couple thousand people would line up for the opening of the convention. As had become tradition prior to any major events, the convention committee gathered to pray. Around the table we prayed, "Bless this…Read

Matters of Modesty

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 24, 2016
It’s a fashion wasteland out there.  "Wasteland" is not quite the correct descriptive word.  Perhaps a better word to describe a trip to the clothing store would be it's like walking through a fashion "minefield".  There are a plethora…Read

Astronomy, Part 1

We live in an amazing universe.
Posted in Everything Homeschool by Guest Blogger on May 23, 2016
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” (NLT). This exquisite verse from Psalm 19:1 suggests one of the purposes of the designed universe: the universe shows the majesty of its Creator. In addition…Read

Seeming Little Things

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on May 11, 2016
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11        Others would have viewed it as a little thing, but to me it meant everything. That something…Read

Computer Programming Part 3: Separating content from presentation

A simple concept that will make more sense as we go on
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 09, 2016
So far, we've looked at HTML and how we can use it to create simple webpages. You can use straight HTML - tags and attributes - to make advanced webpages, complete with complex layouts, colors, pictures, and so on. But is that the best…Read


Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 08, 2016
I recently spent 22-hours straight in the car with my family.  Eight of us crammed into an 8 passenger minivan as we traversed 6 states on our way home from Ohio.  My kids, who range in age from 2-years to 17-years, are amazing road…Read
I am so thankful for you!

I am so thankful for you!

Happy Mother's Day - I appreciate you so much!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on May 06, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day to all you homeschool moms out there!  Even though I may not know you personally, I’m so thankful for YOU!  Why?  Because my family and I—my husband, children and grandchildren—live in this world, and Christian…Read