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VOLUME XV, NUMBER 5
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1999
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Cover Story
Ninth Circuit Upholds Family Privacy and Parental Authority

Special Features
United We Stand

Two from Washington

National Center Reports
Children Tax ID Act Moves Forward

President Vetoes Tax Relief

Navy Fills Quota

Home Educated Athletes

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Press Clippings

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

President’s Page



Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer . . .

Romans 12:12

Praise the Lord for the excellent ruling in Calabretta. Please pray that this decision will help protect families around the country from unlawful and traumatic social services investigations. And ask God's blessing on the courageous Calabretta family as they return to home schooling this fall (cover story). More...

Thank the Lord for settlement in Davis (TN), Monasmith (CA), and Newton (TN). More...

Lift up our pending cases: Forstrom (NJ), Harrahill (CA), Hooks (NV), New (DC), Ratliff (WV), and Taylor (CA). More...

Ask God to bless National Center for Home Education staff as they track federal issues affecting home school families and for state leaders as they prepare for new state legislative sessions. More...

Pray for families facing aggressive school officials and social workers this fall.More...

Pray for home schooling legislators like Senators Jim Hargrove and Tim Sheldon.More...

Praise God for the governor's veto of a compulsory attendance expansion in New York State.More...

Thank the Lord for a new Illinois state university policy favorable to home schoolers.More...

Uphold Florida families dealing with a pilot project to raise the compulsory attendance age in Manatee County.More...

Plead for God's mercy upon those experiencing upheavals in their lives-divorce, rebellion, relocation, or natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.

Ask the Lord to guide, protect, and provide for parents just beginning to home school this fall. Pray that their children will honor them with obedience and cheerful willingness.

Pray that the Lord will use home schooling seminars and conferences across the country to bless participants and the home schooling movement.More...

Lift up families faithfully pressing on amidst difficult challenges-limited funds, pressure from extended family members, ongoing medical problems, or death of a spouse or child.

Pray for Patrick Henry College President Mike Farris and Development Director Brett Rudolph as they share the PHC vision with potential financial supporters.More...

Lift before the Lord Dr. Paul Bonicelli, the new Chairman of the Patrick Henry College Government Department and PHC's first faculty member. Pray that Paul will be blessed as he works to prepare the Government faculty and curriculum to begin classes in a year.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all Understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7