Saturday, February 4, 2023

Praying Deeper Through the Scriptures: For the Children You Love Who Walk With God & Those Who Do Not

We do not know what the future holds. We are not able to see "under the surface" (think ice bergs - we are able to see the part above the water, but not the much larger part under the water.) If we are experiencing challenges in our lives, it is very possible we have to wait to see what God has planned.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Grandmas Do Make a Difference - Point Our Grandchildren to Jesus


As we are about to start the new year, I thought I'd take a minute to remind us, the things we say and do with our grandchildren do make a difference. This is absolutely true. Grandmas (and grandpas, too) most certainly are able to make a difference, so for the next few days, I’m going to share with you some of the ways we are able to make a real, lasting and important difference in the lives of our grandchildren; starting with . . . we make a difference in pointing our grandchildren to Jesus!

Be Memorable & Hand Down Confident Faith

Part of handing down confident faith - a big part of it - is taking the time to build a close relationship with your grandchildren/ children. There are certainly many ways to do this, but one way is by planning opportunities together to just have fun. These fun times together help you build a strong and close relationship as you make memories which will last beyond your own years - and give you natural opportunities to have important faith conversations while you are having fun as well.

Walk Worthy in 2023

I love this quote from the Kimmels and also find it challenging - I absolutely want my grandsons to be able to trust me to walk worthy of the incredibly sacred calling from God to hand confident faith to them. Handing down confident faith is the thing which matters the most. Take time today to pray for your children and your children's children and plan a way to walk worthy and grandparent on purpose; to hand down confident faith!

Friday, December 30, 2022

God is Not Finished with You

2022 had many things about it which we  certainly did not expect, but even so, it may have also been a year filled with blessings - time spent with family handing down confident faith to the generations who follow as the most important blessing. It may have been filled with answers to prayer and opportunities to grow in your walk with God - and watch your family as they did the same.

A New "Normal"

Well, it is almost 2023 . . . but as 2022 ends, and we find more ways we are able to get back to what we typically consider our "normal" day-in-day-out life, let's commit to a "new normal". One which includes the following . . . 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

We Are Able to Do What Counts & Makes An Eternal Significance

When one year ends and another begins we often stop to think about the things we accomplished in the year ending as well as the things we want to do in the coming year. While 2022 brought with it unexpected challenges, we still had the opportunity to connect with the ones we love and to hand down confident faith - particularly by modeling what it looks like to trust God no matter what.

Prayer for the Ones We Love to Find Their Refuge in God

Proverbs 14:26 says; “Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.” 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Be the Grandma (Grandpa) Who Does Not Underestimate God's Power

I love this quote from Max Lucado and find it to be extremely encouraging. There are people I love for whom I pray, and continue to pray, even when I do not see an answer. I need to be reminded of the truth of how God hears, listens, and has the power and will to answer!

Take Time to "Ponder" God's Great Works & Blessings

Do you believe it? 2022 is about to become part of the history books. As 2023 begins, it is often easy to become so focused on the things we are planning, and hoping for the year, we forget to take time to thank God for His many blessings - big and small - from 2022 - and even with all the difficult things 2022 brought with it, there are still blessings. So, let's take time to remember the blessings we experienced throughout the past year. Consider the following . . .

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