Friday, February 17, 2012

Don't Forget . . . Two FREE Resources for the Parents & Grandparents in Your Church!

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!
  • grandma's cookie jar . . . this is a free blog (actually, it is my other blog) which is, "full of good ideas, information, activities and reviews of things to help grandma . . . and grandpa, mom and dad too . . . pass on a heritage of faith to the children in their lives!" The parents and grandparents in your ministry will find book, music and movie reviews with a focus on the messages in these things and how parents and grandparents can have "teaching moments" with their children/grandchildren as they read, listen to and watch the media of today. They will also find ideas for crafts and recipes they can make with their children/grandchildren and again, will most often find suggestions about how to connect what they are doing with God and His word! In addition, there are lots of fun give-aways (I'm currently giving away one American Girl Doll, McKenna) and things which make you smile along with important things to pray about. Encourage the parents and grandparents in your church to check out grandma's cookie jar! (
  • Are you looking for a simple way to link your family together spiritually? Do you long for some way to help the families in your church link their families together as well? Well . . . I'm thrilled to share with you a resource . . . one which is free . . . which will do exactly this! The folks at D6 have developed Splink and it is an amazing tool for families! They describe it best as, "A Splink is a SIMPLE way to LINK your family together spiritually. It's a FREE weekly email packed with ideas to help connect your family. Splinks are creative ways of interacting with your children with family devotional starters and ideas for family time. Splinks can also help you use teachable moments to pass along spiritual truths and life lessons while making memories or just having fun together. No matter where you are, it can always be time for a Splink!" I think Splink is a tremendous tool for families and am beyond impressed with the people from D6 for making this resource free for anyone anywhere! All you do is go to the Splink site and sign up so they can email your weekly Splink each Tuesday to your inbox - use the link in this article or the one in the "Splink box" on my blog. Each Splink has three creative and fun ideas designed for fun and to get families talking! So, as D6 says, "What are you waiting for? Get Splinking!"
Share these resources with the parents and grandparents in your church this week!

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