Reading Made Easy:
A Guide To Teach Your Child To Read
by Valerie Bendt
Complete Phonics Curriculum:
108 lessons (30 minutes each, three
days a week)
Instructions and dialog to read to your
Writing, drawing, and hands-on
Read more and see samples at www.ValerieBendt.com.
Also Available: Unit Studies Made
Easy, Making the Most of the Preschool
Years, Frances Series Study Guide, Making
Books and Puppets
Upcoming Elections: November 7
This important election will decide the control of
congress and other
vital issues in many states. It is essential
for Christians to take
this opportunity to influence our culture in the
1. Register To Vote
Make sure that all members of your family age 18 and
registered to vote at your current address and urge
the members of your
church to do so also.
Find your state's deadline for voter
2. Absentee Ballot
If you will not be able to make it to the polls on
November 7, request
an absentee ballot from your secretary
from the Center for
Reclaiming America for Christ's National Prayer Force.
4. Be Informed
are now available for 17 states, and more
will be added before the election.
5. Encourage Your Pastor To Be Involved
The Alliance Defense Fund and the Family
sent thousands of letters to churches, spelling out
legal for congregations to do during an election
According to the letter, "Plainly stated, there is
nothing in federal
tax law to prevent a pastor from directly telling
the congregation to
support legislation that the church believes to be
beneficial to the
community. On the other hand, IRS regulations do
organizations, including churches, from endorsing
However, churches remain free to educate their
distributing voter guides, registering voters, or
hosting candidate forums."
Read this letter
and then print it and give it to your pastor.6. Vote!
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
AVKO ( Audio, Visual,
Kinesthetic, and Oral)
Offers a Multi-Sensory Approach to Language Arts
through Phonics and Word Families.
Individualized Keyboarding teaches reading and
spelling skills as your child masters the keyboard.
Let's Write Right teaches reading/spelling as the
alphabet is learned.
Sequential Spelling builds self-esteem.
To try it before you buy it or for information on
dyslexia visit our website. For free samples and
downloads at www.spelling.org/teachinghome.htm
Prepare for Halloween Outreach
Tract Evangelism is an effective way to spread the
Good News of God's
love and offer of salvation to all.
The Halloween season has become the busiest time of
the year for the
. ATS distributed over 3.9
million tracts in 2005
and will distribute over 4 million in 2006.
(Annually ATS, founded in
1825, distributes close to 30 million gospel tracts
worldwide in over 91
New Tracts for Halloween
ATS is offering a new
for Halloween. The
glow-in-the-dark tract for children is offered with
the suggestion that
believers give these bright items out on what ATS
calls "the darkest
holiday of the year."
For more tract evangelism ideas and resources see
October Is Clergy Appreciation Month
Clergy Appreciation Month is a reminder to thank
your pastor and his
family for the work, sacrificial dedication, and
blessings they provide your family.
"Respect those who work hard among you, who are over
you in the Lord and
who admonish you." 1 Thessalonians 5:12
Although you can do this often throughout the year,
this can be a special occasion for your entire
church to do it together.
For your family, this can be as simple as a card,
gift, meal, or other
method of showing your appreciation.
Home-school families, who often observe different
practices within the church, should be especially
careful to let their
minister know of their support and gratefulness.
for celebrating Clergy Appreciation
White Ribbon Against Pornography Week
October 29 through November 5
The White Ribbon Against Pornography is intended to
educate the public about the extent of the
pornography problem and about what can legally be
done to fight back against the flood tide of
See a detailed
of activities an individual or
group can do during WRAP Week and during the year
(select WRAP Campaign on the
menu in the upper right-hand corner of the page).
wear a white ribbon lapel pin or place
a white ribbon magnet on your car.
If your state does not have a state law that
prohibits obscenity, Morality in Medias legal
department can help
draft a new or amended state obscenity law or, if
the Sate Supreme Court has invalidated the law, an
amendment to a state constitution. Keep in mind
that the Federal Obscenity Laws apply in each
state! (See notes on AK, HI, ME, MT, NM, OR,
SD, VT, and WV.)
Ask city, county, and state legislators to curb
sexually oriented businesses.
Make complaints to businesses that distribute or
Write letters to the editor.
information and resources
letters, sample sermons, the porn problem and
solutions, help for porn victims, addicts, and parents.
"Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has
already committed adultery with her in his heart."
Annual October Bible Drive
Do you have extra, unused Bibles in your home?
People around the world are begging for Bibles.
The Bible Foundation has developed a networking ministry
to get donated Bibles into the hands of those who
are requesting them. Many lives around the world
have been transformed through reading the Bibles sent
by this ministry.
Find Bible-collection locations in the Northwest
and around the USA and
. You can also mail
and promotion resources.
"So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty, without
accomplishing what I desire." Isaiah 55:11
See the Dead Sea Scrolls
and Artifacts from Israel
"Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls" is a traveling
exhibit appearing in
various U.S. cities through 2008.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest
archaeological discoveries of the
20th century, these scrolls are more than 1,000
years older than the
Hebrew biblical manuscripts.
This is a rare chance for your family to see these
Washington, September 23 - January 4, 2007Kansas
, Missouri, March 1 - June 1, 2007San
, California, July 1, 2007 - January 4,
Arizona, January 20 - May 1, 2008Raleigh
North Carolina, July 1, 2008- January 4, 2009
Whether or not your family is able to attend an
exhibit, you can find
about the scrolls, the Qumran library
and community, maps, images of scroll fragments and
their translation and explore the exhibit, item
"From Abraham to Jesus" Exhibit
Another exhibit, "From
Abraham to Jesus
September 15 in Atlanta,
Georgia. It will travel to 28 cities before
concluding in New Jersey
This exhibit features more than 350 sacred texts and
artifacts from the
Holy Land, including the Isaiah Scroll, one of the
Dead Sea Scrolls. It
is an informative look at 2,500 years of Biblical
Find the location
nearest you. (The exhibit will be
in: GA, MI, OH, TN, OK,
MA, NC, VA, SC, AL, IL, IA, CA, UT, TX, NM, FL, MO,
CO, MN, NJ, and Toronto.)
What a wonderful field trip either of these exhibits
would make for your
family, support group, or church group!