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]

Keeping The Faith {Part 2}

Hopefully you were encouraged by last month’s post in which an HCA alumnus shared how her faith has not disappeared in college but has grown! It is helpful for all of us to remember the promise that we find in Philippians 1:6, that “He who began a good work in you will be faithful to…  [read the full post]

Keeping The Faith {Part 1}

One of the very real fears of parents and students alike is the reality of the glaring statistics of the number of students who seem to abandon their Christian faith when they go leave home and go to college or wherever life might take them after high school. The pressures of a young person’s newfound…  [read the full post]

Practical Tips To Pay for College

Let’s face it: kids are expensive. From that first hospital bill, to the braces, musical instruments, and sports equipment (not to mention buying shoes to replace the three-month old ones that they just outgrew), there’s just no getting around it. Considering education after high school is no exception. In this, my first year of college…  [read the full post]

Not Quite What I Had In Mind . . . Beyond Graduation

Have you ever played Telephone Pictionary? It’s a combination of the two games indicated in its title. Player #1 writes a sentence on a stack of cards and passes it to Player #2. Player #2 reads the sentence, moves that card to the back of the pile, and draws a picture of his interpretation of…  [read the full post]

The Skinny On College Visits

By this time in the year, almost every junior has heard me harass (I mean encourage) them to schedule some college visits during this coming spring semester. This is a very important step in the process of gathering information as they try to discern their steps toward the future. Stepping onto a college campus can…  [read the full post]

Who is This About, Anyway? Seeking God’s Kingdom as You Plan for College

I was working in the yard with our oldest son as we chatted, evaluating his first semester being away at college. As we discussed his initial experiences and his re-entry into family life over the Christmas break, a realization struck him just as sharply as the rays of sunlight shot through the bare tree branches.…  [read the full post]

What Sets Your College Application Apart From All The Rest?

One word . . . Resume. You may be thing, “What? A resume? I’m not trying to get a job; I just want to go to college!” But a personal resume can be a very helpful part of the process as you prepare for your next steps after high school. Think of a resume as…  [read the full post]

5 Things Every High School Student Needs To Know About College Prep!

Being accepted by the college of your choice is a competitive, obstacle-filled world. For many young people, this is the largest and most impacting decision to date of their young lives. The importance of choosing the right school, coupled with the knowledge that colleges are becoming more selective in their admissions, can make this a…  [read the full post]