Posts Categorized: Grandparenting

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 4

In this series I’ve said that how we live every day becomes our legacy, that God instructs us to communicate faith in Him to the next generation, and that He tells us how. We’ve also looked at specific ways to help our kids and grandkids experience and grow in faith by how we bring God…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 3

You want your children or grandchildren to know that God and faith are important parts of daily life, but sometimes it seems impossible, right? Getting everyone off to school or childcare and getting everyone to bed on time can seem like herding cats. How can you add one more activity to your family’s busy schedule?…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about living a legacy for our children and grandchildren—realizing that the way we live every day is the legacy we will leave. Is a legacy of faith your goal like it is mine? Then here in Part 2, let’s begin by looking at our own relationship with…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 1

Last fall two different events—a sermon and a MOPS talk—got me thinking about how we pass faith on to the next generation. I realized we don’t just leave a legacy, we actually live it too. Legacy: “A gift; something passed on; something received from the past; the influence of a person or thing.” What we…

An Advent Idea for Long-Distance Grandparents

Like all children do, our grandboys are growing fast. This year we won’t be seeing the Berg boys (ages 9, 4, and nearly 2) during the holidays, but I came up with a fun way to stay connected anyway! Tomorrow I’ll mail off the first of 25 envelopes for them to open each day. Inside…

Praying for Our Grandchildren

Grandparents’ Day of Prayer is coming up September 13. It’s a good day to remember the impact of faithful prayer for grandchildren and to join with others to actually pray. You can learn more at the Grandparenting with a Purpose website. Grandparenting with a Purpose is a book and ministry of Lilllian Penner, and her…

The Right Way to Praise Children

We speak thousands of words in a day. With many of them, we try to encourage a positive self-image in our children or grandchildren: “Good job, buddy” when he successfully builds a tower with blocks. “You did great!” when she adds the final puzzle piece. “You’re so strong” when he makes it across the crossing…

A Favorite Book for Babies!

When grandson #3 was born in 2012, my husband and I cared for him during the workday for four months. (We loved it!). Our daughter gave us our “orders” each morning. One directive I especially loved was “Be sure and read to him.” She is a speech and language pathologist and knows better than I…

Three Simple Ways to Bless Your Grandchildren

This post first ran more than two years ago on the Christian Children’s Authors blog. I’ve updated it here … we have more grandchildren now! I love being a grandma to four little boys, ages 7, 2 1/2, 28 months, and two months. My own two children both were girls, so having grandsons required learning…