The Latest from Highlands

All the newest blog posts from the Highlands community of writers can be found right here. We hope they are a help to you as you seek to live faithfully.

  • A Creative Way Busy Dads CAN Help with Homeschooling!

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    If you homeschool, you know by now that most of the edumakaten’ is done by the mother. Sure, Dad might be the “school” superintendent and most likely he helps with some reading and the occasional shop class but we all know that moms do most of the work. After all, her husband is busy with a 40+ hour work week that can be accompanied by a long commute and occasional work-related travel. My particular situation is a bit different from the nine to five daily schedule. I am able to be home and fill in with philosophy, history, literature, and. . .
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  • Staying on the Same Page

    Husband and wife talking together over coffee.

    Are you and your spouse pulling in opposite directions? How can you start working together instead of against each other? When husbands and wives are on the same page, the whole family benefits.

  • When a Friend is Hurting


    When I think of relating to friends, I immediately remember times like last New Year’s Eve when good friends were over and we laughed at an inside joke until we could hardly breathe. Fun times are certainly wonderful parts of friendship, but recently I’ve been reminded that we and our friends will also go through seasons of hurt. Sometimes laughter is replaced with tears and we can’t escape the pain. Sometimes life this side of heaven just hurts. It’s usually easy to rejoice and have fun with others when we’re both doing well, but knowing how to relate to a. . .
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  • Parenting Children Who Are Different from Us


    How do you parent a child who is so different from you that you don’t understand him or her? Learn to parent with an appreciation for your child’s uniqueness.

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