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Freedom From the Four Walls

River, Lily and Canyon preparing to take an airplane flight over our city. By Jennifer Smeltser I never in my life planned to homeschool. When I first learned about homeschooling, which was years before I was married and had children, it sounded like some type of weird and extremist way of raising kids.

Ark Encounter: ‘A Jaw-Dropping Experience’

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Picture courtesy of Suzanne Pack Marrero. You do not have to be a Christian to have heard the incredible Bible story of Noah’s Ark (or Noah’s Teba). You know the ark on which animals were loaded two-by-two and safely carried Noah’s family for 40 days and 40 nights through a storm. The vision

2016 HLA Teacher of the Year: Lisa Fox

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God has an interesting way of doing things. Our plans are not always His plans and every once in a while, He reminds us of that fact. God also prepares us for the challenges we will face in life. Lisa Fox, the 2016 HLA Teacher of the Year, knows first-hand about how God works. “Her

Family Focus: Laura Wilson

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Laura Wilson is a HomeLife Academy parent from Jackson, Tennessee. She shares how she and her children homeschool. We started homeschooling in kindergarten not knowing exactly what to expect, but feeling it was right for our family. I had no experience with homeschooling, so I did not know what I was doing. Now that we