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July / August 2004

Without probable cause

Texas proposal: Confirmed progress for families

CAPTA update
Homeschoolers and librarians

Sign up to adopt your library
The birth of a law

Chairman's view

Getting marriage right
Members only

How long are you in for?

Membership rate adjustment
From the heart

Global connections

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Freedom watch

Generation Joshua
About campus

Considering law school? PHC can help
Around the globe

Deutschland: School instruction in the house
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

Prayer & Praise

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries




How long are you in for?

"How much longer are we in for?" That's a question I've jokingly asked my wife.

It's true that while we have many incentives to homeschool, there are times when we just want to get OUT! Homeschooling dramatically restructures our priorities. It focuses our attention on our homes and families, limits our time, and changes the choices available to us. All of these can be good things, but sometimes, stress and loneliness creep in. Sometimes we feel trapped.

But isn't that the perfect place and time for God to work in our hearts?

Think about some of the men in the Bible who spent time in prison: Joseph learned how to lead a nation, Paul penned letters to the churches, and Jonah's time in a maritime prison led to the saving of a generation. Then there was John Bunyan, who wrote Pilgrim's Progress, and Corrie Ten Boom, whose time in captivity brought forth a magnificent testimony of forgiveness. God does some of his most effective work in confined spaces.

As you contemplate your next school term, take a look around and see what you've gained by your choice: a solid foundation for your children, time to spend with your family, and opportunities for healing and growth. Don't give up! The sacrifices you make in this season of your life will have a lasting impact.

Chuck Hurst
Director of Membership

P.S. Hey, if it looks like you're in for "life," you might want to consider HSLDA's Lifetime Membership. For families who have more than 12 years of homeschooling ahead of them, it's a pretty good deal. For further information, go to http://www.hslda.org/join.

Membership rate adjustment

As we communicated earlier in a letter to you, the cost of membership will go up slightly on October 1, 2004: $15 for regular members and $10 for discount group members. Here are some creative ways to minimize the increase for your family:

>>Renew early at the current rates.
>>Renew for two years at the current rates.
>>Sign up for a Lifetime Membership ($1000).