Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Free Gift for the Generations

September 9th is National Grandparents' Day - it is the perfect day to focus upon encouraging the grandparents to do the most important thing they are able to do as grandparents - pray for their grandchildren. And, since any time is a great time to encourage parents to do the same, Grandmas with Heart is delighted to give everyone a gift - a Free digital copy of Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too - Mini Edition. You are able to download your free copy at this linkFeel free to share the link with the grandparents and parents you know.

Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too - Mini Edition will give you 12 weeks of Scripture passages which have been personalized into prayers for you and for the children you love. It makes praying Scripture something you are able to do on a daily basis.

And, check out this link for the Christian Grandparenting Network - they have additional free resources for you to help you make National Grandparents' Day a Grandparents' Day of Prayer!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Reach the Hearts of Their Grandchildren

I originally posted this a couple weeks ago, but the grandparents in your ministry still have time to go to this - it is next week - so I decided to share it again. Please pass the word to the grandparents you know.

One of the things we want to do on the Grandmas with Heart blog is to let you know about resources and opportunities for the grandparents of the children in your ministry which will equip and encourage them to hand down the faith to their grandchildren. So, today I am very happy to let you know about two opportunities for them to hear from John Stonestreet (president - The Colson Center) and Larry Fowler (president - Legacy Coalition). John and Larry will be discussing "Four Big Cultural Shifts and How to Help the Next Generation Navigate Them" and "The Amazing Influence of a Grandparent", respectively, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT in Petoskey, Michigan and Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT, in Traverse City, Michigan.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Please Share Your Prayer History

I (Lynda) am working on a new book - The DNA of Praying Grandparents & Parents. I hope to complete it the beginning of September, but am asking for your help. I would love, absolutely love to be able to include a chapter which shares accounts from people across the country - and even from around the world - about how God has answered their prayers. 

So, I am asking for your help. If you would be willing to share your, "Prayer History", some of how God has answered your prayers, or the prayers of your family, please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com  I'm not looking for pages and pages of your "Prayer History", just a few sentences or a paragraph which share about a time when God answered your prayers.

I would be honored to include in my book how God has answered your prayers - please email me and feel free to share this with others who you know have experienced the way God answered their prayers as well.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Reaching the Hearts of Their Grandchildren

One of the things we want to do on the Grandmas with Heart blog is to let you know about resources and opportunities for the grandparents of the children in your ministry which will equip and encourage them to hand down the faith to their grandchildren. So, today I am very happy to let you know about two opportunities for them to hear from John Stonestreet (president - The Colson Center) and Larry Fowler (president - Legacy Coalition). John and Larry will be discussing "Four Big Cultural Shifts and How to Help the Next Generation Navigate Them" and "The Amazing Influence of a Grandparent", respectively, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT in Petoskey, Michigan and Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT, in Traverse City, Michigan.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Make a Significant Difference in the Children - Engage the Generations

Did you know Children's Ministry is a great fit for equipping grandparents? Did you know studies show most children go to church every other week? This means out of 336 hours (the number of hours in two weeks) children are at church for just one to three hours (depending on if they also go to the mid-week Children's Ministry - read the book, The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children for more info on this.). 

Even in a best case scenario where a child is at church every time the doors are open, they are only there for six out of 336 hours. How is a Children's Ministry possibly able to hand down faith if a child is only at church for one to six hours out of 336? Which also leaves us with the question; "Is it the 'job' of the Children's Ministry to hand down the faith? And, "If it is not the Children's Ministry's 'job', then whose job is it?"

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bullying . . . Our Words & Attitudes Matter

Children typically do not have trouble seeing physically harming others
and saying unkind things as unacceptable acts of bullying, but they
may not consider having an unkind attitude as an equally
unacceptable type of bullying. We need to help them understand it is
NEVER acceptable for them to be unkind to others. Consider the
following from Ephesians 4 -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bullying and Children’s Ministry

With the news of children taking their lives because of being
bullied, I want to talk about how we in Children’s Ministry can take a
stand against bullying. If these children had been my children,
grandchildren or a part of my church, my heart would be broken.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Two Free Resources for Parents & Grandparents

If we are serious about equipping parents so they are able to be the primary teachers, leaders and disciplers of their children, then we need to be "sharers of resources"! Let your parents - and grandparents - know of resources which provide information, ideas and tools which they might take advantage of as they strive to lead their children. So, today I have two free resources you could let the parents and grandparents in your ministry know about!

Monday, June 4, 2018

It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren is FREE This Week Only - June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018

Yes! The day has arrived and it is downloading the complete book now . . . so, you are able to download your free Kindle e-Book of It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren! If you have been thinking about the books you would like to read this summer, this is a great book to add to your list . . . especially since you are able to get a FREE Kindle e-Book today!

Do NOT Order Your Free Book . . . Yet . . .

Okay - I expected to let you know to go ahead and download your free copy of It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren, but please do NOT. Apparently Kindle is only sending the cover and not the text of the book - I have them working on it, but it is not currently available. 

As soon as this is corrected I will let you know. So very sorry for the delay.