Whether it is a teacher at school or collage, a friend, or even a family member, it is inevitable our grandchildren know people who tell them God is not real and the Bible is not true. This is one of the many reasons it matters for us to hand down confident faith, for us to be faithful in praying for them to have hearts which are soft and open to the truth, and minds which see and believe the truth. When our grandchildren think about God, we want them to say;
Sunday, December 4, 2022
In this day of email, facetime, and google connect, there is no shortage of ways to connect with our grandchildren. But, they still tend to love to receive snail mail which is actually for them - especially at Christmas. Yes, old-fashioned snail mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with our grandchildren - no matter their age or where they live.
When we were young, so many felt "less-than" due to how they looked, but now thankfully, thanks to people like Mr. Rogers, the message of how we are able to be loved no matter what we may look like, has taken root. Yes, some young people may question this if they are not confident in their looks, but most of the people around them will encourage them with the truth of how looks do not determine value or if they are lovable.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
I love this quote. It is so true; each of our grandchildren are created uniquely by God and we are able to be 100% confident God knew exactly what He was doing when He created them. God does not make any mistakes - and most certainly not when it comes to our dear grandchildren.
Encouragement is a truly powerful thing - for the encourager and for the one who is being encouraged, as it truly does change the course of everyone's life. As grandmas (and grandpas/ parents, too) we are teachers, leaders to the children we love, but we are also their biggest "cheerleaders" - we are their encouragers!
Friday, December 2, 2022
One of the things about Christmas which brings us joy is the opportunity it provides for us to share with our grandchildren the true account of Jesus' birth - the reals reason for the season. I recently saw a short video which, "turned this around" a bit. In this video the children share the account of Jesus' birth while the adults "act it out" and "lip-sync" what the children say. It is just too adorable for words, so I, of course, had to share it with you! You will find it at this link. Take a couple minutes to enjoy it!
Thursday, December 1, 2022
One of the most powerful things we are able to do for the ones we love is to pray for them. Some of us are seasoned prayer warriors, but some of us struggle with praying - what do we pray? How do we pray? Whether you - or someone on your gift list - is a seasoned prayer warrior or someone who struggles with prayer, Praying Deeper Through the Scriptures is a book which will be used every day to guide whoever uses it through praying Scriptures for their own walk with God and for the walks of those they love.
Today I am happy to share with you one month of Praying Deeper Through the Scriptures to help you see what it is like -
You are the second most influential person in the lives of your grandchildren (parents are the most influential people in their lives.) But, even though parents are most influential, and this quote is actually about parents, it is also true no one is able to teach our grandchildren as we are - and we do have a phenomenal privilege!
We grandmas (grandpas/ parents) know God has clearly asked us to hand down confident faith. This is our God-given job and great joy. (See Psalm 78:4, 6, 7) If we could receive anything as a gift this year, at the top of our list would absolutely be to have the ones we love make the choice to know, love, and walk with God. Well, we are not able to make the ones we love choose to do this, but we also do not have to leave it to chance for them to know, love, and walk with God.
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