I have truly been blessed with three fantastic boys for my grandsons. I love everything about being their grandma, especially when it comes to handing down confident faith. It does not have to be overwhelming to do this. It does not have to be confusing. It does not have to be too hard. Handing down confident faith is what I do in the planned times - such as focused times to read God's Word and pray together, or go on a nature walk together to worship God for His amazing creation, or when I tell them about a "why" we are able to believe . . . such as how God created Okapi with infrasonic calls, or the Carrier Crab and Fire Urchin to need each other, or the Grasshopper Mouse to be a fierce and shockingly amazing hunter of scorpions.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
In my book, - The DNA of Grandparents & Parents who Hand Down the Faith, I am honored to share some of a friend's amazing Faith & Prayer History. Janae Dean, wife of Wayburn Dean from the fantastic group Acappella, told me about the darkest day in her life; the day her son died.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Today and tomorrow (September 24th and 25th, 2021) you are still able to get your free Kindle copy of my book; the little answer book for children! If you have not already received your free Kindle copy, you will find it at this link.
It may be easy to wonder if we are really able to make a difference in the lives of our children and grandchildren, but in my book - The DNA of Grandparents & Parents who Hand Down the Faith - I look at how just like with our physical DNA which gives us the code we need to develop, live and reproduce, we are able to have a "spiritual DNA" where we develop a faith of our own, live as people of faith, and reproduce by handing down confident faith. To do this I looked at people from the Bible, people from time, and people from today who developed, lived, and reproduced a strong Spiritual DNA.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
I have written about the need for grandparents (and parents) to be people who speak up for the children they love by asking the leaders in their church to engage the children in their church. Today I am happy to share with you information I posted on my Children's Ministry blog (About the Children's Department) about a resource which is well worth asking your church to use with the children you love.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Yesterday was a day for the world to pause and think about the many things for which we have to be thankful. But every day is a day for us to be thankful, so, since I missed it yesterday, today is also a good thing to stop and take account of the many blessings in our lives and to express our thanks to God and to others.
Grandchildren are such a gift - one which continues to give throughout our lives as we experience life with them, and the remember these times. Whether it is their simple response of, "I love you, too, grandma, with all my heart!" when we tell them we love them, or when an older grandchild makes time to visit with an aging grandparent - they are a unique, wonderful, and enduring treasure. So, today I thought it would be fun to share some quotes about grandchildren . . .
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