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Response to Paris

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There is no way any of us could not have heard about the recent tragedy in Paris. When I heard about it, I felt frightened; what if terrorists come here? I thought about my family and felt deep grief for those in Paris and around the world who are now grieving the loss of family and friends. To lose someone you love in such a violent, hate-filled way just shows there is evil in this world. 

However; as I worked on completing my new book - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition, God brought me to Psalms 91. It spoke to my heart, so I'm sharing it with you today. 

As you talk with your grandchildren/children about Paris, or other times when evil confronts us all, point them to Psalms 91 and make this your prayer . . . 

Join the Fun - Special Month of Christmas Giveaways - Grandparent's Goodies Giftpack!

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On my other blog, grandma's cookie jar, I'm busy giving away lots of things for my annual Special Month of Christmas Giveaways (November)! Over the month of November I'm giving away 24 items . . . possibly a couple more as well!

My next giveaway is tomorrow, on November 13, 2015 . . . I'm giving away the Grandparent's Goodies Giftpack. (It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren: and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, too!Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament EditioandScience, the Bible & Fun!)

You'll find my full review along with all the specifics for entering this giveaway at the following link. Please share this with the people you know and enter yourself as well . . . who knows??? Maybe you will win!!!

Equip Those Grandparents - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too!

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As we continue to look at resources which are available for churches to use with grandparents and for grandparents to use on their own, I am delighted to share with you a book which will guide grandparents - and parents, too - in praying every day for the children they love! In the interests of transparency, I wrote this book.

Equip Those Grandparents! - It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too!

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When it comes to being a grandparent, or a church starting and maintaing a Grandparenting Ministry, it is important for us to focus on passing on a heritage of faith and engage, equip and encourage the grandparents in our ministries to do the same. 

The engaging and encouraging parts make "sense" and are not difficult to do, but you may wonder if there are resources you could use and let grandparents know about to equip them. I'm happy to say, "yes!", there are! One is a book I wrote . . . a book;It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too!In this book along with sharing some of my "cute-grandson stories", I talk about important things for grandparents to think about and keep in mind as they focus on passing on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. I talk about -

The "Buzz" About, It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren!

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I recently released my book, It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren: and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, too! and thought it might be fun today to share with you some of the "buzz" . . . some of what people are saying about this book - and neither of these two people are related to me!

The Most Important Thing We Can Do . . .

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When it comes to being grandma - or grandpa or even mom or dad - what do you think is the most important thing you can do and need to do?

Well, clearly loving our grandchildren, being generous with the hugs, teaching, spending time with, reading to them, have fun with them are all important, but, the most important thing we can do and need to do is to pray for our grandchildren. We can talk with our grandchildren, share God's Word with them and encourage them to make the choice to love, know and walk with God, but we can not make those important decisions for our grandchildren. They are the ones who have to make them and in this world today, these decision can be more difficult to make.

However; while we can not make these decisions for our grandchildren, we absolutely can, and must, pray for them. This is why I wrote the book; Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition. It matters if we pray for our grandchi…

Grandparent's Day Giveaway!

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This coming Sunday, September 13th, is Grandparent's Day! So, I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway of my new book - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition.

When you look at the world around you, do you wonder how your grandchildren/children will possibly grow up to love, know and follow God with faithful hearts? There are so many things to deceive them and side-track or derail their walk with God. But, we do not have to wonder or worry. No! We can do something about it! We can pray and know God not only hears our prayers, but He listens and answers them as well! 

With Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition, you will find 52 weeks of Scripture prayers which guide you in praying specifically for God's Word to be shown in your own life and the lives of the children you love! Each week begins with a new Scripture, perso…

Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! - Check a Week Out

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When it comes to passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren or children, there is absolutely nothing more powerful or important which we can do than to pray for the children we love. This is why I wrote the book Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition, - which is now available on Kindle (and on Amazon, too!)

In this book you'll find 52 weeks of Scripture passages which have been personalized into prayers for yourself and for the children you love. These prayers are then divided into seven parts so you can focus on the passage and prayer for a week and pray it more specifically. 

To help you see what Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! is all about, I thought I'd share one week with you . . . 


The "Buzz" About Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too!

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Over the years, from time-to-time, I've shared Scripture prayers with you which you can pray for yourself and for your grandchildren. I finished a book which provides a year of Scripture prayers for you to do this - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too!: Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition

It is available on Amazon and I thought today I'd share with you some of the fun things people are saying about this book . . . 

Hooray! Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Is Available!

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I recently wrote a book of Scripture prayers for grandparents and parents to pray for the children they love. But, it is more than just a book of prayers. Look what a few people who took a look at it have to say . . . 

Help Needed!

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I recently wrote a book about passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren/children - It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too!and I'm about to release my second book; Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Old Testament Edition.

I am looking for parents and grandparents who would be willing to take a look at the book and write a brief endorsement for me to include in the book. The thing is, I have to have your endorsement back to me by Saturday afternoon - the 29th. Yes, in just two days.

Local Author Event!

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I heard a fun quote at the Legacy Coalition meeting I was at last week . . . Do you know what kind of book sells for the most at a garage sale? The answer is an autographed book!

With this in mind, if you live in the West Michigan area, I'm very happy to invite you to a Local Author Book Signing event with seven or eight authors; I am one who has been invited to participate! Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm and join me at the Kregel Bookstore in Grandville, MI. 

Local Author Invasion!

If you live in the West Michigan area, please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm and plan to stop by the Kregel Bookstores in Grandville! Why, you ask??? Because they are hosting a Local Author Invasion and I've been invited to participate!

I'd love to meet you, so, please stop by! 

Stay tuned for more info . . .

Sweet Grandchild Story - Snuggles, Songs & Sleeping!

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I'm very happy today to share with you another, "sweet grandchild story" . . . this one is from my brother-in-law!

Scripture Prayer from Psalm 34

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I'm working on a new book which will engage grandparents and parents in praying the Scriptures for themselves and for the children they love. Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, too! Old Testament Edition will be available soon! 

In it you will find 52 weeks of Scripture passages and prayers which walk you through the Old Testament and guide you in praying. Each week provides a Scripture passage, a personalized Scripture prayer and then breaks the prayer into seven parts so each day for a week you are able to focus on and pray specifically through the passage for your life and for the children you love.

I thought I'd share a passage and prayer with you today . . . so you can see a little of what Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, too! Old Testament Edition will be like!

Sweet Grandchild Story - Me & My Alien Friend!

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I'm very happy today to share with you another, "sweet grandchild story" one of my readers on grandma's cookie jar shared about her sweet grandson . . . 
"My grandson is currently into grocery shopping at the store we have set up in my dining room; and blowing bubbles. I am sure if he had an alien friend he would love to show his alien friend how to shop, and how to blow bubbles."Thank you Debbie for sharing! What might your grandchild/child do if they had an alien friend?

Please share your "sweet grandchild/child stories" with us!

Scripture Prayer from Zephaniah 3:17

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I Have Three Winners on grandma's cookie jar!

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I'm happy to say Tina & Heather W both won a complete first year of Science, the Bible & Fun (you'll find the review at this link) and Leela King won an e-book of It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren (you'll find the review at this link).

Thank you Tina, Heather W and Leela for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com by August 5, 2015, so I can get them to you).

Sweet Grandchild Story - Pretend to be KK!

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Don't you just love it when your grandchildren copy you? Well, I suppose we love it based on what they are "copying"! On one of my blogs (About the Children's Department) one of my readers shared the following "sweet granddaughter story", which I'm delighted to share with you today! 

Five Days & Two Giveaways - You Have Time to Enter!

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Yes, in five days I'm giving away two resources which will help you pass on a heritage of faith to your grandchildren . . . and have fun doing it . . . and laugh, too!

Birthday Joy!

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How Do You Celebrate Birthdays?

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Today is my grandson Caleb's birthday and we are celebrating with pizza, cup cakes, cake and orange juice (his picks!) and then water balloons, squirt guns and basically getting soaked! Since my grandsons love to play in the water and here in Michigan we have lots of water, they will enjoy the birthday party fun!

What do you do to celebrate your grandchildren's/children's birthdays? Do you celebrate with your family? Do you let your grandchild/child pick the menu? What do you do?


What Are Your, "Sweet Grandchild/Child Stories"? Please Share!

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I'd really love for this blog to be a place where we all - you and I - share our "sweet grandchild/child stories" and how we are passing on a heritage of faith. Please comment to share your stories or email them to me - lyndagcj@gmail.com

Today, I thought I'd share one of my "sweet grandson stories" with you! A couple days ago my sweet grandsons were at my house and Josiah saw my book; It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren: and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too! He picked it up, sat down and started reading chapter one out-loud! As he read, he got a big smile on his face when he realized I wrote about him and his brothers. He read abut half of the first chapter and then read the Epilog - he smiled and nodded his head through most of it because he clearly remembered the situation I wrote about! I enjoyed hearing him read my book; it was a treat to see and hear his reaction!

Help Them Experience It!

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Part of what we do to pass on a heritage of faith to our sweet grandchildren is to help bring the teachings and lessons of the Bible into our grandchildren's everyday lives. When the hear about the Bible event where Josiah chose to read God's Word and obey it, they need to understand they can make this choice, too! When they hear about how Caleb chose to trust having God on his side was better than being "giants", they need to understand how they have God on their "side", too! When they hear about how Daniel chose to talk with God even when it meant he could become the main dish on the lion's menu for supper, they need to understand they can talk to God about anything and everything at any time, too!

My sweet grandson Caleb learned and experienced this recently. He is almost four years old - his birthday is tomorrow! His parents and we have been working for some time on potty training, but Caleb just has not been terribly interested. So, las…