Category: Create your legacy

Comfort for a grandson
Friendships

Comfort is a language of the soul

Pausing for a moment as I brushed my teeth, I heard Tom came in with Sawyer, our 4-year-old grandson. Sleeping in a tent with his cousins and Grandpa wasn’t Sawyer’s idea of a good night’s sleep at his first Camp Grandma. He’d played hard all day—swimming, games, snacks, crafts, a

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Camp Grandma or Cousins Camp

Camp Grandma Rocks It In 2016

Camp Grandma 2016 totally rocked it. It’s our 5th year of hosting our grandchildren for a weekend of fun with grandpa and grandma. All we were missing were our two grandsons who live in Finland. *sigh* Pictured above are: First row: Mama Sharla holding Sawyer, Adelaide, me, Paisley, Rilian holding

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When You Don't Know What to Say
Create your legacy

When You Don’t Know What to Say

Recently, I found myself sitting across the table from an old friend at a wedding. We hadn’t seen each other in years. June (not her real name) is in her early 60s and looks like she’s 50 years old. She has a good job. Great kids. Several grandchildren. Lovely home.

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Camp Grandma 2015
Camp Grandma or Cousins Camp

Fresh Ideas for a Camp Grandma or Cousins Camp

I’m always looking for fresh ideas for our yearly Camp Grandma. Here are some I came up with for our Camp Grandma weekend 2015. You can also use these ideas for a Cousins Camp. Six grandchildren were able to come this year, with one younger grandson joining us for an

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How to Live Jesus in a Non-Jesus World
Create your legacy

How to Live Jesus in a Non-Jesus World

Do you ever feel torn between a Pinterest world where everything is beautiful, easily crafted, and happy, and the ugly world where family dysfunctions, Christian slamming, and negative news reports are thrust upon you? I’ll choose the Pinterest world any day. Wouldn’t you? Just trying to walk in the midst

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How to Plan a Cousins Camp or Camp Grandma
Camp Grandma or Cousins Camp

How to Plan a Cousins Camp or a Camp Grandma

If you follow this blog, you know I have a passion to come alongside people and coach them in how to build a spiritual legacy. You only have one lifetime to influence your family for Jesus, and I don’t want you to waste even one tiny bit of it. It’s

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Wounded Storyteller or Victim: Your Choice
Create your legacy

{Video} Wounded Storyteller or Victim – Your Choice

A spiritual legacy isn’t just about the good times and wonderful memories in your life. It also holds the stories of your wounds. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your share of hurts, heartache, and betrayal. Don’t waste them In this short video I share why it’s important to

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When It Works to Nap a Baby In the Snow
Grandchildren

How to Nap a Baby In the Snow {a repost}

 (Since I’m out of town today, I’m taking this opportunity to repost of one of my most popular blog posts from 2013: How to Nap a Baby In the Snow. Enjoy!) Hello Monday and Hello Finland! I’m spending a few weeks in Finland with my new grandson. So I thought

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The Secret Weapon Hiding in a Bedtime Story by Susan Gaddis
Grandchildren

The Secret Weapon Hiding in a Bedtime Story

I’d forgotten how much power is in a bedtime story until recently. Our grandson, Kaius, came to visit one evening while his parents were out on a date. They were due to pick him up around 1:00 in the morning. Too late for these grandparents to sit up and wait.

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