HSE Blogs

Spinning Plates

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 17, 2017
When my first 4 children were young, my life was incredibly busy but very simple.  Life revolved around the youngest children's schedules, especially naptime, and we rarely left the house.  But now most of my children are upper…Read

You Are Cut Out For It!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on June 16, 2017
As I’ve watched our grown sons get married, and get into the thick of parenting their own active young families, I’m often reminded of my early years of parenting.  I remember the fun times (lots), but when one or another of the…Read

The Joy of Greek

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 25, 2017
Greek is a rich, ancient language and the primary language of the New Testament.  As anyone knows who has ever learned a foreign language, much can be lost in translation and this is true with the New Testament as well.  A fuller…Read

Lessons from the First Six Years

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 19, 2017
In a little over a week, my wife and I will celebrate our sixth anniversary. Now, I know that six years isn’t very long compared to many other couples I know who have been married far longer. But now that we’re past the five year…Read

Thanksgiving at 3:00 a.m.

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on May 18, 2017
I couldn’t sleep last night.  Correction…I did sleep when I first went to bed, but I awoke around 3 A.M. and couldn’t get back to sleep.  At first, I just tried to stay very still and pretended that I’d drift off to sleep.  But, as…Read

Life Experiences

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on May 08, 2017
“Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.” Proverbs 24:32      She had been concerned about him getting behind in his homeschooling, but I reminded her that the Lord was doing a much greater work in…Read

Motherhood: It’s Simple Until You Try It

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 05, 2017
Mother’s Day is just over a week away. Five years ago, the only mother in my life on May 13th was my own. But just two weeks later, there was another—my wife. Our first child, Patrick, was born and my wife and I began our journey as…Read

Understanding is Key!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on May 05, 2017
When problems of life mount up it is all too easy for me to get my eyes off the Lord and look instead at the waves of my current storms.  When I do that, like Peter in the Bible, my first response is fear.  The problems seem prolific and…Read

“They won’t be young forever.”

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 04, 2017
"They won't be young forever." Sometimes that saying is a helpful reminder to "live in the moment" with one's children. But honestly, on days like today, it ceases to be a cheerful platitude and almost becomes a precious promise! Our…Read

Life Lesson from Green Eggs and Ham

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 29, 2017
Perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  In our microwave culture of instant gratification, parents must be deliberate in teaching perseverance to their children.  Finding…Read