Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Books for Children's Day

Children's Day is nearly here - yes, it is a real holiday and is always celebrated on the second Sunday in June. It is a wonderful opportunity to show your grandchildren how very thankful you are for them - let them choose the menu, plan fun activities, and give a gift.

Books make great Children's Day gifts and since Zonderkidz sent me a few of their new titles, I'm sharing them with you today . . . 

Start at the Beginning - God Loves Us & Our Grandchildren - This is the Truth

One important thing we are able to do is to help our grandchildren learn to love God and others with their all. If we love God and others with our all, we will not be people who harm others in any way - by our words or deeds. If we love God and others with our all, we will be active and involved in helping others with our words and deeds. If we love God and others with our all, we will have true joy.

Monday, May 10, 2021

God's Fingerprints are on His Most Amazing Creations

This is a Carrier Crab (look under the Fire Urchin in the photo below) - it lives in the Pacific Ocean. Apparently it is considered HIGHLY tasty to pretty much all its neighbors. So, to survive it uses its back legs to hold the Fire Urchin (by the way, did I mention the Fire Urchin is named "Fire Urchin" for an excellent reason . . . it is poisonous to all those hungry neighbors?) and carries it around wherever it goes. When the Carrier Crab's hungry neighbors see the tasty crab, AND the poisonous Fire Urchin, they decide they are not as hungry as they thought they were - they leave the crab alone.

Love Does Matter & Makes a Difference

Just a few minutes spent listening to the morning news over the past few days, once again leaves us with broken hearts; there is so much sorrow, pain, uncertainty and confusion in our country and in our world as well. What do we do? How do we respond? How do we comfort our grandchildren who are growing up in this world? What do we do to help them learn to make wise choices in a world where other children, and adults, make choices which harm themselves and others? Serious and important questions for sure.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Get Ready for a Summer Filled with Adventure!

Have you ever heard of a Blue Dragon? Have you ever heard of an Okapi, or a Pangolin, or a Civet, or a Kakapo, or a Quetzal, or a Chevrotain, or a Binturong, or a Mimic Octopus? Did you know there were such animals as Pygmy Elephants, Pygmy Rhinos, Pygmy Hippos, and Tree Kangaroos? Do you know the surprising things about Giant Clams and Peacock Mantis Shrimp? Do you know how all these animals and 87 more are included in the first eight books in the Life on the Goldilocks Planet curriculum/book series?

Make This a Summer to Make Memories & Build Your Relationship with Your Grandchildren

The Summer is the perfect time to do something very important  . . . spend time with your grandchildren. Some of my best memories from childhood center around Summer days fishing or playing games with my grandparents. I want my grandsons to be able to look back fondly on the times they spent at their Poppa and Grandma's house - especially in the Summer when they caught tadpoles and fireflies, held bunnies and snakes, camped in our yard, watched the stars with their dad and mom and just hung out and played games with us as well.

Friday, May 7, 2021

the little answer book - Will Help You Be Prepared

I am not a theologian, a scientist, a philosopher, or an apologist. I am a mom. I am a grandma.

I am also a friend, and as a friend I have listened as moms and grandmas shared with me their heartbreak when their loved child, grown child, and/or grandchild made the choice to walk away from their faith. These friends shared how they did what they knew to do as the ones they loved grew up – they prayed with them, taught them about God, Jesus, and the Bible, took them to church, encouraged them to be involved in their youth group, and tried to model what it meant to love, know, and walk with God. They never thought the one they loved would turn away from their faith, but disappointment in people, hurt, and/or difficult times came along and the unthinkable happened.

God's Plans Stand Firm Forever for All Generations

Do you have loved children, grown children and/or grandchildren who are not currently walking with God? If so, take heart today from this verse in Psalms . . .

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