Tuesday, September 24, 2019

You are Absolutely Able to Make a Difference

October 7-11, 2019 you will be able to download the Kindle copy of my new book - The DNA of Grandparents & Parents who Hand Down the Faith for free. In this book 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 the 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.

Two of the people from time whose stories I share in my book are Fanny and Eunice Crosby. You are likely familiar with Fanny Crosby - she wrote more than 9000 hymns - yes, more than 9000 - many of which we still sing in our churches today; such as Blessed Assurance and To God be the Glory. Fanny was blind and since her dad died when she was a baby and her mom had to work, she was mostly raised by her grandma, Eunice, who had her memorizing five chapters from the Bible every week - yes, every week! By the time she was fifteen Fanny had memorized the Pentateuch, the Gospels, Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, and many Psalms; there is a reason her hymns were so solid, Biblically. And, stop and think for a moment. Since Fanny was blind, for her to memorize five chapters from the Bible a week, someone had to read those chapters to her. Someone had to spend the time necessary to help her memorize. This someone was her grandma.

Fanny Crosby credited her grandma as the most influential person in her life. While we may know little of Eunice Crosby, we absolutely know this grandma made a significant difference in the life of her granddaughter. Without Eunice Crosby and her influence, it is very likely Fanny would not have ended up writing hymns. Eunice Crosby used her influence to make a real and lasting difference in the life of her sweet granddaughter, Fanny.

We do not know what the future holds for our dear grandchildren, but we are absolutely able to know for sure God has placed us in our grandchildren's lives as their grandma and we absolutely are able to make a significant and lasting difference.

It has been so encouraging and challenging for me to learn from people throughout time and share what I've learned in my book - please plan to get your free kindle copy of my book October 7-11, 2019 . . . and please help spread the word!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo#grandparentingonpurpose 

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