HSE Blogs

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

My Heart, God’s Garden

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on April 22, 2017
During the cool days of spring, I enjoy walking around our yard looking for the first tender green shoots of our tulips, daffodils and hostas.  Oftentimes, however, I have to remove soggy brown leaves, broken twigs or other leftover…Read

Always Together

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 19, 2017
While doing some research earlier today, I noticed something interesting: Wilbur and Orville Wright share a Wikipedia page. Predictably, it's called "The Wright Brothers," and searching for their names individually simply redirects us…Read

Selfish Parenting

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 08, 2017
It’s amazing what a difference motive makes.  Sometimes the outcomes can be identical, at least at first they seem that way.  I have well disciplined children.  They are trustworthy, obedient, and hard working.  But I’ve felt convicted…Read

Summer is Coming!

It's a natural time to change things up a bit, educationally speaking!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on April 07, 2017
The weather is really warming up, trees are budding and little violets are blooming in our grass.  Spring has definitely sprung in our neck of the woods and summer is close on its heels! Our kids have graduated from our homeschool, but I…Read
Kids: Expense, or Investment?

Kids: Expense, or Investment?

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 06, 2017
According to a government report released earlier this year, it will cost $233,610 to raise a child born in 2015 from birth to age 17. That figure includes neither the cost of the birth itself nor college tuition. Color me skeptical.…Read

Reaping the Labor of Thy Hands

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 01, 2017
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be and it shall be well with thee...Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”…Read

A Legacy Worth Remembering

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on March 24, 2017
Several weeks ago, I attended the memorial service of a great-aunt of mine who had passed away. During the course of the service, multiple close relatives and her pastor stood up to share memories from her life and what this godly lady…Read

Does raising kids scare you sometimes?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on March 23, 2017
Does the enormity of the task of raising children ever cause you stress or fear?  Think of it…we have been entrusted with children—living eternal souls.  From the moment our children are born (and even before) they are learning about the…Read

The Joys of Reading Aloud

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 21, 2017
My family is currently enjoying reading about the exploits of Judas Maccabeus and the persecution of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanies.   We are transported into this time in history by a good book called Hebrew Heroes by ALOE published…Read