Posts Categorized: Grandparenting

Start Here: How to Pray for Your Grandchildren

Whenever I start missing my grandchildren, I say a prayer for them. Each year in early September comes National Grandparents Day, which is also Grandparents’ Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Christian Grandparenting Network and the Legacy Coalition. Children and grandparents both benefit from spending time together. A grandparent’s unconditional love and encouragement help buffer…

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…

Book Review—Faith Footprints With My Grandchild

With my grandchildren in two states, 750 miles apart, I don’t get to enjoy them together more than once or twice a year. But whenever they are together—even if I’m not present—the order of the day is “Get a picture of all four boys!” Well, at first there were only three. Then there were four….

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…

3 Simple Ways to Bless Your Grandchildren

This post first ran on the Christian Children’s Authors blog.  My own two children both were girls, so having all grandsons required learning new things. Like, little boys are often loud, messy, and ACTIVE (as well as tenderhearted and sweet). I don’t think I’ll ever forget the feeling of a grandchild in my arms for…

Let the Children Come

Afternoon at Forsyth Park Me: Want to learn some Bible words? Five year old: OK. Me: In the beginning … Five year old: In the beginning … Me: In the beginning God created … Five year old: In the beginning God created … Me: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Five…

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You CAN Read the Bible in a Year … Here’s How!