From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/2/2006 1:30:23 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: 'Building Your Homeschool Together'

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We would like to tell you about an encouraging and inspirational
homeschool seminar that you do not want to miss! As a homeschooling
father of seven, I know my wife and I need encouragement in our
homeschooling--especially as we tackle a new year with all the stress
and strain.

Generally, the state of homeschooling is good--the kids are thriving
and you moms are so diligent. But it still is hard work! This seminar
will be that "shot in the arm" you're looking for.

Also, there is one area where we could do better: We homeschool dads
aren't all living up to our potential. I had to learn to lead my wife
and children effectively. I've been blessed, though: I have had the
unique privilege to serve and learn from faithful homeschoolers who
have gone before me.

I've had so many opportunities to help families after they run into
trouble in my 21 years at HSLDA. In many cases, more effective
fathering might have prevented the problem. So I try speak and write
to help fathers live up to their high calling.

Scott Somerville feels the same way I do. I've worked with Scott for
14 years, and I know his heart. He loves helping families homeschool
and succeed. That's why Scott and his wife Marcia have decided to
offer a seminar for homeschool couples called "Building Your
Homeschool Together."

Marcia knows what a homeschool mother faces--her six graduated
children were home-taught all the way through. She seeks to minister
to women by teaching practical academic "how to's" in her all-day
Friday seminar (Teaching with Tapestry of Grace), and then joining
Scott on Friday nights and Saturdays with messages that reach for
moms' hearts, helping them to see that who they are matters far more
than how they do. Scott's message to men is simple: Being a
homeschool dad is the greatest job in the world, but you weren't born
knowing how to do it.

Homeschooling families can and should succeed. How is yours doing?

If you could use a boost, go hear Scott and Marcia! Their Friday
night session is free and open to all. Scott tells "What Wives Wish
Husbands Knew about Homeschooling," while Marcia helps moms understand
why "The Nearness of God Is My Good." Register now for the full
seminar on Saturday and save $10.


What: "Building Your Homeschool Together"
Where: First Baptist Church Grandview, 1416 Main Street, Grandview, MO
When: October 13-14, 2006



Chris Klicka
Senior Counsel

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