Monthly Archives: June 2008

Month: June 2008 An eye on California…

Homeschool law. From the HSLDA E-lert Service June 25, 2008 QUICK LINKS HSLDA Home Page Join HSLDA Members Home Page HSLDA Bookstore You can only do so much… No one can be everywhere at once. And you can’t be at home, teaching your children, while monitoring your state’s legislature. Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state legislation for you—watching and listening carefully for any proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool. Join HSLDA today—we’ll watch out for your future. We also provide 24/7 legal assistance and some great money-saving benefits! More reasons to join HSLDA… Join 9,000 others… The HSLDA Curriculum Market is buzzing with activity! Save money on new and used homeschooling materials, or sell your extras. You Can Help! The Home School Foundation supports homeschool families in need. Whether it’s a widow or a family suffering after a natural disaster, HSF is there to help. You can give directly, or through our Clicks For Homeschooling program; online merchants contribute to HSF when you shop! Start shopping here to contribute to HSF at no cost to you! Keep Praying for the California Homeschooling Case Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: To read more visit HSLDA’s California Homepage. continue reading

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Month: June 2008 Can you imagine? A whole new life?

I read with some interest a news piece about a man who is auctioning off his life or, rather, his lifestyle and material goods, on eBay. Seems Ian Usher wants a fresh new start.  I cannot help but feel sorry for the man… not for what he wants to leave behind, but for what seems to be an empty life. During the last several days I’ve been helping my parents pack, move, unpack and settle a bit in their new home.  At some point after some conversation seemed to spark the thought, I wondered, for a split-second, what it would be like to pack up our whole house — everything and move to an entirely different place — to have a fresh new start somewhere else  (I don’t mean without my husband and children). Then I got a sick feeling inside… sick over what I’d necessarily have to leave behind, sick over the “life” we’d leave behind, sick over who I wouldn’t spend time with any longer and, actually, more sickening to me was the thought that in doing that, unless prompted and guided by the LORD, I’d know I was running from whatever it was He had for me continue reading

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Month: June 2008 sorrow skips no home

(updated Thursday night) Please pray for the Bryant family – pray as led… this is a very sad situation — read here. God is only good and is sovereign.  His ways are higher than our ways — His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.  O, that God will carry this dear family through this valley of sorrow and may He comfort them in time of need. I received a very loving and tender letter from Lorrie Flem (“TEACH”) and here is a sincere & tenderhearted list of requests she presented.  Will you join us in prayer for this precious family?? Pray for the Lord to give you His heart for how to pray for this family. Pray specifically for: Rachel, for her to banish guilt and rest in the peace that passes understanding The other 8 children as they deal with this tragedy and the day to day reality of life without their baby sister For Barry, the father as he prepares to lead a memorial service for Hannah on Sunday For Heather, the mama for her heart to instantly turn to Him for comfort when waves of sorrow wash over her For the entire family to lean on Him continue reading

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Month: June 2008 You just really gotta be paying attention

Anything, repeated often enough, will be believed by the masses.  And if you’re not careful, thoughtful and understand the Word of God and the enemy’s relentless attack on or distortion of the Truth, you’ll be swallowed up in the easy-believeism or the magnanimity of ‘leaders’ in ‘the church’ today.  You just really gotta be paying attention — both to what they’re saying and what they’re meaning. These are incredible times in which to be alive – as free people, as abundantly rich people, as believers in Jesus… for many, many reasons, this is an incredible time, in the history of the world, to be alive. As believers, we’re instructed in the Word, to be wise.  We’re instructed to watch the signs of the times – that in the last days, perilous times should occur – giving way to all sorts of depravity and distortions or misrepresentations of the Truth.  Read Joseph Farrah’s  “Give The Glory To God!” and then, Rick Warren’s response: “Give PEACE A Chance”  (get your Bible out and read what the Word really says – compared to paraphrases Mr. Warren uses) and then read Mr. Farrah’s very succinct, carefully written response to Rick Warren’s reply: Who Gets continue reading

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Month: June 2008 “Should Home-Schooling Be Illegal?”

That’s the title of an article in this week’s Parade magazine: Should Home-Schooling Be Illegal? I don’t often read much of the Sunday paper – well, that is, unless an article catches my eye or unless there’s a series I’m following. So this week, as I was tidying up the table, I was just glancing through the different pages and sections and happened to open the Parade magazine to the page where the aforementioned article is posted in the IntelligenceReport (Parade.com/intel) column. There’s just something about certain words that catches my eye and when I see particular words in the same heading, I take notice! Today’s words? Home-schooling and Illegal. The very brief article that opens with question: Should home-schooling be illegal? and closes with the question: Should parents need teaching credentials to home-school their kids? You can vote in the poll here. I think the results might surprise you.

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