Blog

The blog posts below were written by Board Members and staff as well as occasional member posts.  You will find a mix of homeschooling-related posts that are practical, inspirational, or vision oriented.  

August 20, 2021
Third-Quarter Blues

Written by Vicki Stormoen February and March. It happens every year, no matter how much I mentally try to prepare for it. Every year, right on cue, February and March signal what ends up being my toughest homeschooling months of the school year. It is when I feel totally done with the school year. It […]

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August 20, 2021
3 Tips When Planning for the New School Year

Written by Vicki Stormoen In addition to all the activities, camps, vacations, and fun you may have scheduled over the summer, many of you may also be setting aside some time to plan for the upcoming school year. Here are my top three tips/challenges for you as you think through planning for next year: 1) […]

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August 17, 2021
Biblical Discipleship

Written by Ben Van Gaasbeek HCS exists to support and encourage Christian families in the high calling of biblical discipleship through Christ-centered home education by providing administrative help, mentoring, classes, and parent-driven activities, all while honoring family sovereignty. Why do you homeschool? If we were to send this simple question out to the 340 families that affiliate […]

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August 17, 2021
Our Unity Is Essential

Our Unity is Essential by Brett Burner, HCS Board Member As we are coming off of the Thanksgiving holiday, I am appreciating the great need for Unity… in the family, at our school, at church, and in the greater Body of Christ. In the Book of Philippians, Paul shares the importance of our unity. In […]

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August 17, 2021
Moving In To 2021

Moving In To 2021 by Leo Acosta, HCS Board Member 2021 has come with a lot of unanswered questions for the world.  When we reflect and look back at the beginning of the year 2020, many of us had a lot of hopes and dreams. Over the last 10 months, we have faced new and […]

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August 17, 2021
Rising from Mothballs

Rising from Mothballs by Marc Crawford, HCS Board Member Did you know after World War II, the United States Navy maintained over 2,000 ships that made up our “Mothball Fleet”? Today, the Navy maintains approximately 100 ships in their “Mothball Fleet.” They are anchored in various harbors around the country and receive regular maintenance (to […]

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August 17, 2021
Be A Voice

Be A Voice by Brett Burner, HCS Board Member In John 1, when John the Baptist is being asked by the Jewish leaders, “Who are you?” he declares: “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness…” (Isaiah 40:3). John the Baptist knew exactly who he was: He knew that he was the fulfillment of prophecy, but […]

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August 17, 2021
He has Risen! He has Risen Indeed!

He has Risen! He has Risen Indeed! by Brian Stoddard, HCS Board Vice Chairman For many, Easter Sunday 2021 was a lot different than last year. This past year was full of uncertainty, fear, and a lot of questions. Who can we trust, where do we find the truth…we need something stable and true that […]

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August 1, 2021
8 Measures to Success in your Homeschool

Excerpt from the HCS homeschool training manual, A Vision For Excellence, 2004 by HCS founders Donnie and Becky Winn There are important steps, often overlooked, to "fail‑proof" your homeschooling family. These 8 measures can help you to succeed through the tough spots. Determine Your Priorities Home education is a deliberate lifestyle of returning all of life to […]

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August 1, 2021
4 Gifts of Homeschooling YOUR Way

Written by Janet Morris Published: 23 May 2020 Homeschooling is not Quarantine School One of the best parts about being your child’s teacher is being able to help them love to learn. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, many families got an unexpected “free 3 month trial” of homeschooling this year. In my opinion, however, […]

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