Category: Grandchildren

Finding Significant Purpose as a Grandmother by Lillian Penner
Grandchildren

Finding Significant Purpose as a Grandmother

It’s always a pleasure to share these pages with amazing women. Lillian Penner is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for Your Grandchildren and Co-Prayer Director for Christian Grandparenting Network. When she accepted my invitation to share her wisdom with my readers, I was thrilled.

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Last fall I had the pleasure of spending time with ten amazing women as we each created a book of our personal God stories. Now I'm inviting you along.
Create your legacy

You know that really wild idea I had? Well…

Ya know how sometimes you get a really wild idea, and you want to share it with someone? Not me, I usually do FAR more than share. I draaaag as many people as I can along with me on whatever my latest adventure is going to be. I figure if

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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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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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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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How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids
Celtic Christianity

How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids

Creating a contemplative legacy with your kids seems impossible with the busy, technological world we live in today. But Kim Bagato proves that it’s possible if parents and grandparents will set aside a daily routine of quiet for their children and grandchildren. I felt honored to record Kim’s story recently

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