For 28 Years The Teaching Home Has Been Providing Families Information, Inspiration, and Encouragement from a Distinctively Christian Perspective. Cindy Short and Sue Welch, Co-Editors _________________________________________________________________________________
Another Year Is Dawning
Another year is dawning,
dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting,
another year with Thee.
Another year of progress,
another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.
Another year of mercies,
of faithfulness and
Another year of gladness
in the shining of Thy
Another year of leaning
upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting,
of quiet, happy rest.
Another year of service,
of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training
for holier work above.
Another year is dawning,
dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in Heaven,
another year for Thee.
Words by Frances R. Havergal, 1874.
She wrote these words as a poem for her New
Year's greeting cards. www.hymntime.com
Our highest priority is to teach our
children God's Word.
"These words, which I am commanding you
shall be on your
You shall teach them diligently to your
"This Book of the Law
shall not depart
from your mouth,
But you shall
meditate on it day and night,
So that you may be careful to do according
To all that is
written in it;
For then you will make your way prosperous,
And then you will
We can protect our family from error and
counteract the worldly influences around us
in no better way than by immersing our family
in God's truth through systematic reading and
study of God's Word.
Spend Time with the Lord Every Day!
Be sure your family's daily schedule
includes daily time with the Lord.
aside a time each day, perhaps while everyone
is still at the breakfast or dinner table or
before going to bed at night.
God talk to you by reading His Word. You can
read through the Bible each year in just
15-20 minutes a day.
a few minutes to discuss what you've read.
Recall facts, test comprehension with
questions, expand understanding by
paraphrasing, and make applications.
addition to your Bible reading, include
praying, singing hymns and spiritual songs,
and memorizing Bible verses.
If you don't do anything else in 2009,
bring your family together to meet with the
Lord each day!
How To Read The Bible
You can read through the Bible in one year
with your family by reading just 15 (or so)
minutes a day.
When coming to your Bible reading:
• Pray for
• Be right with God
• Be eager to hear
• Be willing to do His
When reading your Bible:
• Seek for God in His
• Note instructions to
• Find and trust
• Observe good (and
Bible Reading Tip
You can listen to an audio recording of
the Scriptures while following along in your
own Bible. This is especially helpful to get
through the names in the Old Testament and to
keep the pace from getting bogged down.
The Teaching Home's Bible Reading
We have designed a unique Bible reading
schedule with the following features:
• Start any month.
• Read 6 days a week
(allows for church on Sunday).
• Read 4 weeks per
month (24 days per month).
This gives you 4-7 days per month,
counting the Sundays, to catch up and stay on
schedule. We have organized Bible readings
into three columns to facilitate different
• Column 1: Complete
Bible (minus Psalms and Proverbs)
• Column 2: Psalms and
• Column 3: Optional
Second Reading of New Testament
These selections may be combined in
different ways. For example:
may want to do one or two family readings of
Columns 1 and 2 and use Column 3 for private
or school reading.
if you have very young children, you may want
to do Columns 2 and 3 for your family reading
and Column 1 for your private reading.
Get The Teaching Home's complete
Bible-reading schedule online. See the Bible reading schedule for
January in the left-hand column.
Other Online Schedules
from five ways to read through the Bible:
chronologically, historically, Old and New
Testaments together, beginning to end, or
blended, at Back
to the Bible website.
five Bible reading plans in Over 50
Translations. Start reading on the 1st or
15th of any month.
Special mobile edition. www.ewordtoday.com
"O how love I Thy law!
It is my meditation
all the day."
Foreign Language Study for
Logos Language Institute
is an evangelistic ministry which equips
to witness and minister in foreign
• Intro packets
• Low cost
• Self-study books
and tapes or CDs
• Use alone or with another language
• 6-level program in Spanish
• Everyday and spiritual/biblical
• Ideal for short-term missions,
• Conserve time
and effort by teaching several of your
children together in one class, e.g.,
history, science, Bible, literature, and
electives. Present the lessons with
explanations that enable all your children to
Instead of teaching all of your subjects
every day, simplify your preparation and gain
from your students' focus by teaching fewer,
but longer, classes each day. Examples:
week teach language arts on two days and math
on the other three days.
week teach language arts and science on two
days and math and history on the other three
history two months, then science two months.
Calendator – The Reusable Calendar
Keep Your Family Organized Year after
Calendator provides your family with a
central location to view all your
appointments, special days, plans, and
activities . . .
• Durable, high quality cling
• Sticks to any refrigerator
• Comes with 72 colorful,
reusable images and headings
• Dry erase pen is easy to use
and wipe clean