Mom Time with Kari

By Kari Lewis

Kari is the Mom here at HSE, and here she’ll be posting short, uplifting thoughts on homeschooling, family relationships, and more, along with occasional requests for your thoughts about upcoming “Mom Time” articles for HSE Magazine!

Need Encouragement? Look Behind You!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on February 22, 2018
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to do?  I certainly have (actually more often than I like, in fact!).  And, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one this happens to! Sometimes we find ourselves in a…Read

Victory in Weary Struggles

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on February 05, 2018
Do you ever get weary, as a wife, a mom, a friend…a Christian?  I know I have.  Sometimes life can feel big and difficult.  And when that happens, it’s easy for our problems to pretty much become all-consuming—which just makes us feel…Read

Farmer Mom

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on January 25, 2018
Have you ever looked at various seeds?  I must say, I’m not a farmer.  In fact, I’m not much into gardening of any sort.  But, I have seen many seeds in my day.  I can recognize some, like corn or sunflowers—they’re pretty easy to spot!…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

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

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

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

Time for the Important

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on October 24, 2017
Unfortunately, autumn is taking its dear sweet time coming to our neck of the woods! We’re still experiencing warm weather, mostly green leaves and hazy skies instead of the crisp cool air, vivid oranges and reds and deep blue skies we…Read

Is Life Just a Variation on a Theme?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on October 05, 2017
Do you ever feel that you aren’t really getting where you want in your Christian life? I mean, do you feel like your life is one big Variation on a Theme? I sometimes do. I know I’m showing my age here, but spiritually speaking, it…Read