Lessons Learned This School Year

The last students have been picked up and there is an eerie quiet in the halls. After two weeks of non stop activity, including concerts, playoff games, class parties, class trips, final exams, graduation and family celebrations, it is time to take a deep breath and begin the preparations for the first day of school…  [read the full post]

Avoiding the Summer Slide – Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

The following post is shared with us by HCA Elementary School Librarian, Marla Lewis. Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Our kids do a lot of sliding over the summer. They slide at the park, at baseball and softball games, slide out of bed after sleeping in, and slide down water slides at water…  [read the full post]

Passion. So Much More Than Love.

“The word ‘passion’ has been hijacked … Misused and abused … Emasculated by a feel-good culture of moral relativism … Prostituted by personal development gurus.  Passion today is understood as ‘what excites you, what puts the sparkle in your eyes, the twinkle in your toes.’  The word has become candy for frivolous children when, at…  [read the full post]

Keeping the Faith {Part 3}

It has been encouraging these past couple of months to read the thoughts shared by HCA alumni about growing in the Lord after leaving the tight-knit community of HCA. As parents and teachers, comfort can be found in the faithfulness of our God. As the apostle Paul reminds us: “He who began a good work…  [read the full post]