Tuesday, October 16, 2018

PASS THE LEGACY: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference

Cathy Jacobs is one of our Grandmas with Heart. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Pass the Legacy Ministries, a speaker, a founding member of the Legacy Coalition and a grandma who loves her grandchildren and is committed to passing the legacy.

Cathy has just written a book, PASS THE LEGACY: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference and today we are delighted to share with you about this excellent resource.

Cathy says; "Writing a book was never a dream of mine.  For a long time, I was convinced it wasn’t even a possibility.  I can scribble thank you notes, write Sunday school curriculum and, when pressed, author a page-long article on a heart-felt topic.  But write a book?  Nooo, never.  Not me, anyway.

However, fourteen years ago I became a grandmom.  “Nina” they call me, all five of those gorgeous children.  And my life has changed … forever.  At first, I didn’t know  what to do as a grandmom.  I tried cooking dinners for the family.  I bought diapers when they were on sale.  And, of course, delightfully I babysat.  But somehow, there seemed to be something lacking.  I couldn’t put my finger on it.  But 'it' gnawed at me.  Could there be more to this aged-old role than I realized?  I felt like I was walking in a three dimensional world but on a two dimensional level.  I began to ponder, asking the Lord to show me what I was missing.

Thus began a journey that has become the joy of my life.  GRANDparenting!  In those early days, I aspired to be a good grandparent.  But as I sought the Lord for His vision for this role that had been thrust on me by my daughter and her husband, I discovered something significant.  God desires more than goodness.  Instead He longs for Godliness.  He wants grandparents to make a difference in the lives of their grown children as well as their grandchildren.  His plan, as shown in Psalm 145:4, is for grandpas and grandmas to 'tell the next generation about His mighty acts.'  You see, God has a purpose for grandparents.
As I uncovered God’s destiny for me in these senior years of my life, I realized He has called me to this powerful role.  I became excited as I realized there was divine purpose to this season.  My days at age sixty, seventy and beyond are important, even critical.  With my children and grandchildren walking through a turbulent world riddled with terrorism, school shootings and gender confusion, it is more urgent than ever for me to share the love of Christ with them.  I felt compelled to inform my fellow grandparents of this God-designed impact on the next generation."

(You will find the rest of what Cathy has to say about PASS THE LEGACY: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference at this link.)

While there are a few books out there for grandparents, most are written by grandpas - which is great as they have much to offer, but so do grandmas. PASS THE LEGACY: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference has much to offer grandmas, and grandpas, too. If you want to pass the legacy and hand down the faith, get a copy - it will make a difference in how you see this amazing God-given "job" and will help you make a true difference in the lives of the ones you love!

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