Staying Involved In Your Children’s Friendships

Friends. Life is certainly richer for the friends who are in our lives. They are the ones who share our laughs and our successes, our fears and our failures. God created us with a desire for deep friendship. Proverbs 17:17 even describes what a true friendship looks like: “A friend loves at all times, and…  [read the full post]

Do As I Do. Small Words . . . Huge Impact

“Your walk talks, and your talk talks … but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” “What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Several years ago (OK, many years ago) when my son was in late elementary/early JrHi, I was talking with a friend of…  [read the full post]

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived; A Tribute to Caleb Schwab

At the end of last summer, we tragically (at least from our human perspective), lost a student, classmate and friend, Caleb Schwab, as he was about to enter 5th grade at HCA. We have spent this past school year learning how to deal with our grief, and seeking to understand God’s greater plan in the…  [read the full post]

Christian Education – Seniors to Kindergartners Preparing to Soar!

13 Years! In about 4 months, Heritage Christian Academy will be celebrating the 7th Commencement Exercises for the high school. The 27 current seniors will join a growing list of alumni that have graduated from HCA. Of these 27 seniors, seven have attended Heritage (and Westminster prior to the merger) since kindergarten. Their kindergarten teacher…  [read the full post]

Make America Great Again

Disclaimer – THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST!! Regardless of your political persuasion, you cannot possibly have navigated the last two years in the US without at some point coming in contact with the phrase “Make America Great Again.”  Mercifully, the election is over.   However, I think former First Lady Barbara Bush got it…  [read the full post]

Why We Love Kansas City

This article was originally published on October 29, 2015 – a mere 3 days before our beloved Royals won the World Series. This past weekend, the city once again rallied behind our team – this time, the Chiefs – supporting them despite a forecasted ice storm and the cold of winter. Unfortunately, Sunday night’s game…  [read the full post]

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” A Christmas Tale of Listening Well

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:19 “SIRI, please get me directions to Interstate 45.” “I couldn‘t understand that. Do you want to know about 1945?” “SIRI, please get me directions to Interstate 45” “In 1945 the Allies defeated Germany and Japan to end World War II.” My…  [read the full post]

Preparing for the Agora {What is it and how do we ready our children?}

Occasionally, we run across an article written by colleague that is worth sharing with our readers. It is encouraging to be reminded that there are others – parents, schools, administrators & teachers – around the nation are in the trenches with us. We are all striving to raise up the next generation of spiritually mature…  [read the full post]

The Magnificat: What Mary DID Know!

Written by an HCA parent. As our family sat in church this past Sunday, we heard a well-crafted and eloquently-delivered Christmas message. I feel for pastors during this time of year. They are expected to give us fresh and new insight into the Christmas story. But after time, it can become difficult to find an…  [read the full post]

How Important Is It That My Kids Go To Christian School?

A child’s experiences in school form the building blocks of that child’s spiritual foundation. Considering that, on average, children spend about 1200 hours in school each year, the people with whom your child interacts during this time frame will have a profound impact on your child’s spiritual development. Here are three important roles a Christian schoolteacher…  [read the full post]