Friday, April 16, 2021

Live a Life of Adventure

Don't you just love what Luci Swindoll refers to as, "a life of adventure"! She is correct - it, "is ours for the taking, whether we're seven or seventy." And today is the perfect day for you to live an adventure and involve the children you love in your adventure with you! Consider the following ideas . . .

Children are a Blessing & Gift from God

This current school year has been unique - my oldest grandson started at home and was able to move to in-class last Fall (with the occasional two weeks back at home), my middle grandson started school at home for the first trimester and then moved to in-class school (with the occasional two weeks back at home), and my youngest grandson has been in virtual school from home all school year. This is certainly not what any of us thought this school year would look like - it has not been horrible or sad, just different than we expected.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Be the "Someone" They Need in Their Lives

The children we love have been experiencing something none of us ever experienced - the closing of their schools for the last year. While some of them have been able to return to their classrooms, others continue to learn through virtual school. Some of them have not been able to spend time with their friends for over a year, and it may be the Fall before they return to in-person classes. They have been living 24/7 with their siblings, and even if they typically get along, this 24/7 sibling time may "get under their skin" and have them functioning on their "last nerve".

God's Word Will Accomplish God's Purposes

Yes! God's Word will accomplish what He planned for it to accomplish; and we know He gave us His Word, so we will know Him. Be encouraged; if your children/ grandchildren are not walking with God, this promise from God is for them, too! Spend time today reading God's Word and share with them this week how it is powerful in your life.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

We Will Make a Difference

I have been writing for years about how we grandmas (grandpas/ parents, too) need to be intentional and focused when it comes to handing down confident faith. I have also been writing about how important it is for our churches to have Children's Ministries which engage children, teach God's Word, AND why they are able to believe God is real and trust His Word with confidence. The recent results from Gallup and on-going results from Barna show us these things are true.

Grandchildren NEVER Outgrow Our Hearts

Our grandchildren get bigger and older every day and the day does come where they are too big for arms to carry or even laps to hold, but they never outgrow our hearts! In fact, our love for them grows deeper and stronger every day. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Take Action Today

Yesterday I wrote about the Gallup Poll which released just before Easter this year. It shows only 47% of people in this country are members of a church/consider it an important part of their lives. Twenty years earlier it was 70% and now for the first time ever we have dropped below 50% of the people. If things continue as they have for the past twenty years, what do you think it will be like in twenty more years? 

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