Help for Special Needs Students Who are Homeschooled

Encouragement for Special Needs Homeschool Families Feeling Isolated

You may remember the interview that Mr. Lambert gave us about the legal situation for homeschoolers in Texas. The Texas Homeschool Coalition that he and his wife founded does more than merely represent homeschooling families legally. They also have many other supports.

This article examines the plight of families with special needs children. Often these children must be home educated precisely because their families feel that the public school does not offer appropriate education. However, they are at greater risk of being targeted by state authorities. The parents, themselves, may need greater support because of the tremendous difficulty of rearing and educating their children. Yet, in order to keep them safe and to offer the best hope of getting an appropriate education, they often must isolate themselves. A homeschooling support group is the answer. Hear how others have triumphed.

The Great Shalom salutes all such parents who go out of their way to see that their children get what they need. Pollution, broken homes, poverty, and a failing school system make the burdens not only worse, but much more common. We salute the brave parents who do what it takes to see their children successful. It is this sort of parent that the Great Shalom was formed to support, encourage, and equip.

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English Spelling Patterns — Available Now

Have you ever wondered why English was so crazy? Have you ever wondered how to spell something? Have you ever torn your hair out trying to teach someone to spell? Have you ever known what struggle it is to learn English?

Now you have help! While there are not hard and fast rules, there are patterns. And they are listed in a short book, a book you will want to have as a reference, and to give to all your children and grandchildren. Sharon Sarles’ English Spelling Patterns is now available on

The above icon should give you a picture of the book and link you directly to the page. If not, please go to, and search for Sharon Sarles English Spelling Patterns. Available in paperback and on Kindle.

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Praying in the Name of Jesus

In John 14:13 Jesus is recorded as telling us to pray in His Name.
I don’t really think this is a magical talisman word. I don’t think the exactly formula of how you say it is the big deal. I think it is about the fact that we are identified with Jesus and ideally, in His nature. In any case, that is what he told us to do: to pray to the Father in His name.

Let’s don’t waste time is silly arguments. The conversation Jesus had with the disciples and John’s recording of it is clear. Let’s get on with praying.

You probably have items in your own life to pray for, and for your children. Please do not forget to pray for those in authority — both governmental authority and church authority. This is a good week for that!

I do have a course on effective prayer. It is 4 longer teachings, based on my hard won experience and Bible teaching. Not just what I heard someone say. Not just what I think maybe the Bible might say. I took Greek and Hebrew for a reason! If you want to engage in effective prayer, don’t leave it to happenstance. Be organized and thorough in your study. 4 CDs and a short workbook. Bonus is a CD with 2 messages on Isaiah 53 teaching that we are healed in Jesus’ sacrifice. Send $97 to P.O. Box 971 Cedar Park Texas 78630 and don’t forget your land address.

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