HSE Blogs

Crying out to God

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 04, 2018
Two of my children memorized the first 31 verses of Psalm 107 this fall.  As I listened to them recite, the beauty of this Psalm washed over me and I learned some lessons about God.   The first lesson is God's mercy endures forever.  We…Read

The Beginning of 2018

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on January 03, 2018
A glance in the rearview mirror of life shows 2017 quickly retreating into the distance while 2018 fills the windshield.  No matter how we strain our eyes in either direction, we can’t change the passing of time.  We can’t shift into…Read

Silent Night?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 15, 2017
It’s the middle of December, which finds many of us in the thick of our hustle-iest bustle-iest time of the year! The other day on the way to church I was pondering where the season has already gone and what all I still had to do.  I…Read

Goals for the New Year: Focus on Improvement, Not Perfection

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on December 14, 2017
A new year is quickly approaching, and many of us start thinking about hopes and goals for the months ahead. I don’t know about you, but it’s easy for me to start imagining all sorts of lofty achievements and aspirations that will create…Read

Joyful and Triumphant? Or Plodding but Obedient?

Christ calls us to joy this season!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 02, 2017
I often begin playing and singing Christmas carols in late September or early October.  Some people (who shall remain nameless at the moment) laugh a bit at me for it.  So, anyway, this year, I thought I’d pretend to be mature and not…Read

Alternative Narratives

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 25, 2017
Transporting readers and movie go-ers to different realities and allowing them to look at life from different perspectives has been part of the art of authors and movie makers since the craft began.  Often the insights gained during a…Read

There Is Not One First Prize For This Event

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 16, 2017
Much of life seems to be a competition.  The fastest runner gets the trophy.  The best speller gets the blue ribbon.  The top salesperson gets the promotion.  The most accomplished musician gets the prize.   And everyone else…doesn’t.…Read

Thankful for Wolves

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 04, 2017
I recently viewed a short piece that explained the impact of the reintroduction of wolves at Yellowstone National Park.  The wolves have totally changed the ecosystems there for the better. By providing a predator for the deer, the…Read

Don’t Miss Out!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 02, 2017
The other day I headed over to Matthew and Lisa’s house to watch their kids for the morning. When I arrived in their driveway and opened my car door, I could already hear excited shrieks and squeals emanating from the house.  As I walked…Read

The Spice of Life

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on November 01, 2017
Some of my fondest memories of being homeschooled, unsurprisingly, came not from textbooks, but from "normal," day-to-day happenings. Things like getting up at I-didn't-know-there-was-such-an-O'clock in the morning to go watch meteor…Read