Thursday, July 9, 2020

Help the Children Be Continually Amazed

God created the world in which we live so it is "just right" - as a place for us to live and in regards to us and every living thing on this planet. He knew what He was doing and when we look at creation we ae left amazed, continually amazed at the wonder and beauty of His creation!

Not only are we left amazed by creation, but it shows us over and over again how God designed it all "just right", which helps us know we are able to believe in God with confidence!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Help the Grandparents

How are you supporting, encouraging, and equipping grandparents during covid-19? I'm asking because if you have grandparents in your church who are the only ones who are handing faith to their grandchildren and who are the ones who bring their grandchildren to your church, it is very possible they are seeing far less of their grandchildren and have fewer opportunities to connect and hand down the faith. They need your help, because while time and distance may make the heart grow fonder, it is also able to cause a break which may leave the children feeling less attached to your church. If this happens, the grandparents may be feeling even more along when it comes to handing down the faith.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Grandparents Need to Be in Their Grandchildren's Lives Today

I sincerely believe the grandparents in your ministry are able to make a significant and lasting difference in the lives of the children they love when they prioritize being involved in their lives. I believe with all my heart it matters for them to be intentional when it comes to handing down our faith to these grandchildren given to them by God. There are reasons I believe these things - some of them are . . . 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Please Share Your Opinion

My grandsons and I have been working on a new book about amazing, unique, and surprising animals, but we are not sure what to name the book. If you would please take a moment to respond to this survey, we would most sincerely appreciate your input! Thank you! (The cover will likely look like this photo - with the name which will best fit!) You will find the survey at this link.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Virtual Grand Camp!

With your Children's Ministry not offering opportunities to meet in person due to covid-19, this idea for a "Virtual GrandCamp" is one you are certainly able to share with the grandparents - and parents - in your church. Please check it out and share!

Sherry Schumann and Cathy Jacobs are two of our Grandmas with Heart. They are also two grandmas who lead a GrandCamp each year for their church. This year with covid-19, they decided to make this year's GrandCamp a Virtual GrandCamp and open it up to any grandparent, anywhere, so they are able to use it with their grandchildren. Today I am so delighted to share the information you need to make a Virtual GrandCamp part of what you do with your grandchildren this summer!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Let Them Know - Grandmas DO Make a Difference

You likely have grandparents in your church who wonder if what they are trying to do to hand down the faith is anything which will actually make a difference. Please commit to encourage them with the truth about how they do make a significant difference in the lives of their grandchildren. Share with them this true account of Eunice Crosby - 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Happy Children's Day!

Today is Children's Day - yes, this is a real holiday . . . "Children’s Day  observations in the United States predate both Mother’s and Father’s Day. The day to celebrate children dates from the 1860s and earlier. The Methodist Episcopal Church at the Methodist Conference of 1868 recommended the second Sunday in June be observed annually as Children’s Day. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1883 designated the 'the second Sabbath in June as Children’s Day'

Chase’s Calendar of Events cites Children’s Sunday and notes The Commonwealth of Massachusetts issues an annual proclamation for the second Sunday in JuneNumerous churches and denominations currently observe the second Sunday in June, including the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Church of the Nazarene."

The website - nationalchildrensday.us says; "American families and the entire country need this day to love, evaluate, and commit to the betterment of our children." Encourage the parents and grandparents in your church to enjoy the day celebrating the children they love today - go for it! If they have not planned to do anything to celebrate Children's Day, share the following ideas with them . . . 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Buy One for $5 & Get the Oher Book for Free!

One of the most important things we need to do as people who serve in Children's Ministry is equip the grandmas (and grandpas/ parents, too) so they help the children they love learn to talk with God for themselves. Yes, they need to hear their grandparents and parents pray. Yes, they need to know we pray for them. But, if they are going to have a walk of their own with God, they have to learn to be people who talk with God.

So, since Children's Day is just a few days away (it is on June 14th) I wanted to make it easy for you to equip the grandparents/ parents in your church to give the children they love ages four through fourteen a gift which has the potential to change their lives as it helps them learn to talk with God, and give them the copy for grandparents and parents; so not only are the children they love able to learn to talk with God, but they are able to pray with them for a year - which has the potential to lead to some wonderful conversations all year long!

New from Yancy - Little Praise Party: Ready, Set, Go Church Bundle

I was recently invited by Yancy to take a look at her new music resource - Little Praise Party, and today I'm delighted to let you know about it.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Celebrate Children's Day

Next Sunday – June 14th, is Children’s Day . . . yes, it is a real holiday! (If you look it up on Google, it says the USA celebrates Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June – this has been the official date since the 1800’s – I really did not make this holiday up!!!)