Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Legacy Grandparenting Summit - It Is For You & the Grandparents in Your Ministry - You Could Save on Registration!

The Legacy Grandparenting Summit is a national conference for today’s Christian grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren.

Grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of grandchildren—second only to parents—yet they are one of the most underserved groups in the church. Today’s grandparents don’t consider themselves to be “seniors” in the traditional sense. They are generally healthier and more vital than any other generation of grandparents in history. Twenty-first Century grandparents are just as likely to be rocking to their favorite tunes as they are to be rocking in their favorite chairs.

Now in its second year, the Legacy Grandparenting Summit has been designed to equip and encourage this generation of active grandparents to stay connected and involved with their grandchildren in positive and powerful ways. Through nationally known speakers, breakout workshops and an extensive resource center you’ll find encouragement, teaching, and inspiration.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grandparents Do Matter!

Typically a couple times a week (but nearly always at least once a week) a wonderful person who is part of the Legacy Coalition makes and posts a photo gif to the blog. I personally have several which are my favorites, but I especially love the one he posted today - so I have to share it with you!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Graduation - a Time to Help Grandparents & Parents Pass Their Faith

No automatic alt text available.Graduation is upon us - and while graduation is something for the older children in your church, it is a special time for families with teens graduating from high school and young adults graduating from college - and this makes a wonderful opportunity for your church to encourage grandparents and parents to pass their faith to their graduating grandchildren and children. How might you do this, you ask? Consider the following ideas . . .

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grandparents' & Parents' Words are Powerful - Help Them Use Them to Pass on a Heritage of Faith

A year ago I was invited to speak at a grandparenting conference in Minnesota - check this link to see what I had to say about how the way we see our grandchildren has a huge impact on the way they see themselves.

Grandparents and parents have the opportunity to impact the children they love in powerful ways - by the words they speak and the things they do. What do you do to help them pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love? Consider using Generations Quest to do exactly this - help grandparents and parents pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love! (Check it out at this link.)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pass on a Heritage of Faith with Generations Quest!

In just ten days it will be June 1st - and the perfect time for the grandparents and parents in your ministry to begin using Generations Quest with the children they love! They still have time to order and begin on June 1st . . . so why not encourage them to order today?

Generations Quest will help them pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love - check it out and order it at this link!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Free For You & The Families In Your Ministry . . . One Illustrate My Own Bible Heroes Book!

I LOVE books for children! I really LOVE Bible books which introduce children to people from the Bible, so when those people are some of the "unknown" heroes . . . well, I especially LOVE those books! 

While it is easy to find books about Noah, Daniel and David, there are not many about lesser known Bible people; so, a few years ago, I sat down and wrote several Unknown Bible Hero books, but since I'm not really an illustrator, I thought it would be fun to write the books where children could illustrate their own books! This could be a fun project for families in your ministry to work on together over the summer - great rainy day project - or for your Children's Ministry to use with the children on Sundays over the Summer!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Best Mother's Day Gift & Why I'm An Intentional Christian Grandma

Today is Mother's Day and so I'm sharing with you a conversation I had with my five-year old grandson yesterday. He and his brothers spent Friday night here having their weekly sleep-over, but he woke up with a fever and headache. I told him I was praying for him and asking God to help him feel better. 

After a bit, he started to feel better. As I snuggled him, he, his brother and I talked about the Bible verses on our Generations Quest schedule for the day - Proverbs 3:5, 6 - which also happen to be our Scripture blessing verses. We talked about what it means to trust in God and I told the boys I prayed every day for them to love God with their all now and to grow to be men who will do the same through all their lives.

Caleb (five years old) told me; "Thank you grandma, for praying for me! I love God with my all and want to always love Him!"

This is the best Mother's Day gift ever - to have my grandsons love God and want to continue to love Him with their all! This is why I am intentional in my interactions with them and am focused upon passing on a heritage of faith to them. It is what matters the most!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? One More Answer . . .

For the past five days I've been writing about the reasons why investing in
Generations Quest makes sense for the families in your ministry - today I'm sharing one more reason . . . because it is something simple they can do to be intentional about passing on their faith with any of their grandchildren, preschool through elementary no matter where they live.

Far too often parents/grandparents do not do anything to pass on their faith . . . or they do things in a hap-hazard way, but with Generations Quest they will be provided the tools they need to be intentional and focused about passing on their faith to the children they love! They will find it is so much easier to stay in touch and to connect in truly meaningful ways with Generation Quest and they will find their children's and grandchildren's love for God's Word and their own walk with God will grow deeper and deeper as they all read God's Word each day!

So, why wouldn't they spend the $15 it costs to connect their entire family by reading God's Word each day? (Grandparents who invest with Generations Quest are welcome and encouraged to share it with their children and grandchildren and Parents are welcome to share it with their children - making it an amazing buy and savings when grandparents invest in Generations Quest!) They will find the information they need to invest today at this link - get it today and get ready to begin on June 1st as the families in your ministry learn together about Josiah and God's Word!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? Answer #5

I've been writing this week about why it makes sense for the families in your ministry to invest in Generations Quest - today I'm sharing another reason to do this . . . because since God's Word changes lives and helps us walk with God, why wouldn't we want the families in our ministries to invest in a tool which gives them a simple way to do this?

No long reason. No big explanation. Just the simple truth - God's Word makes a real and important difference in the lives of the families in our ministry, so at less than $1.50 a month, why wouldn't we want them to invest in Generations Quest, and do so today?

You will find all the information you need and the link to get Generations Quest for the families in your church at this link - subscribe and please share this link with the people you know.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? Answer #4

For the past few days I've been sharing reasons to encourage the parents and grandparents in your church to invest in Generations Quest for their families . . . because it will allow their families to all be on the same page when it comes to reading God's Word together, because helping the children they love become grounded in God's Word will help keep them from becoming derailed in a world which is running farther from God every day and because with Generations Quest being "too busy" is not an excuse for not reading God's Word, as it is designed to involve just reading a verse or two a day!

Today I want to share another reason for them to invest in Generations Quest . . . because it will help them stay in touch with the children they love! I am using Generations Quest with my grandsons. I print out the monthly reading calendar for them to use at home, but they also wanted me to email them the daily passage and question, so each morning - first thing - I take a few minutes to email a simple note to my grandsons. This is the email I sent them this morning . . . 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Why Should I Invest in Generations Quest for My Family? Answer #3

Our lives, and the lives of our family members, tend to be busy. We have so much to do each day, which means, far too often we do not make time for what really matters; because we are busy. Generations Quest was created to help busy people make time for what really matters - reading God's Word together as a family!

With Generations Quest you, and your children and grandchildren, read just a verse or a few verses a day. You all read the same verses whether you live near or far, then a couple times a month - or whatever works well for your family - you will connect . . . in person, over the phone, through facetime, on-line - or whatever works best for you.

No longer will being, "too busy" be an excuse to not take the time to pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love by helping them learn to read, understand and live God's Word! Please check Generations Quest out at - and invest today . . . start reading God's Word together with your family on June 1st!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Why Should I Encourage Families in My Church to Invest in Generations Quest for Their Families? Answer #2

As people who serve in Children's Ministry, we want the parents and grandparents in our church to be intentional and serious about passing their faith to the children they love. But when they look at the world in which these children are growing up, they may fear there are too many things around them which will derail and side-track their faith. However; there are three very important things for us - and for them - to remember . . . 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Why Should I Encourage Families in My Church to Invest in Generations Quest for Their Families? Answer #1

Last week Generations Quest released and more than 1000 people checked it out on the day it released! Thank you for taking a look at Generations Quest and for sharing it with the people you know!

This week I want to share with you some excellent reasons for you to encourage the families in your church to move beyond checking Generations Quest out, to actually investing in it for their families . . . today I'm sharing with you my answer #1 . . . because it will allow families to all be on the same page, reading the same Bible verses, the same day no matter the age or location of their family members!

Think about it . . . 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

God's Word & Equipping the Children in Our Ministry

As those who serve in Children's Ministry, we may look at the world around us and wonder how we are ever going to be able to equip parents and grandparents so they are able to pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love when so many things which appeal to these children push them away from God. But, we do not have to be discouraged. We truly are able to equip parents and grandparents so they are able to be successful when it comes to passing on their faith. The “key” for helping the children grow to walk faithfully with God is found in God’s Word. Look at what we know to be true about God’s Word . . .

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Help Parents & Grandparents Intentionally Engage The Children They Love in Reading God's Word with Generations Quest

When you look at the world in which we live, do you wonder how the children in your ministry will be able to maneuver around and through the many, “land-mines” which surround them?

Do you wonder how they will be able to grow up as children, then teens and eventually adults who love, know and walk with God, when everything around them seems to be focused upon keeping them from doing so?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Generations Quest is Here!

Today is the day! 

Generations Quest is ready for you to use with your family!

Recently my eight year old grandson began to read his Bible and my five-year old grandson wanted to read his Bible (he is learning to read). I knew I could get them devotionals for children, but they are typically something for children to read on their own. I believe it is my responsibility as an intentional Christian grandparent to be engaged with my grandchildren. To encourage them to read God's Word. To help them learn about real people in the Bible and how they chose to love, know and walk with God. To connect with them as they do to answer questions and have important conversations with them about the things they learn in God's Word.

So, since I could not find anything which would allow me to do these things with my grandsons, I began to write a resource for them which would. As I did, I realized it is a resource any intentional Christian grandparent could use with their grandchildren - no matter the age or location of their grandchildren - to be focused and intentional about passing on a heritage of faith!

And Generations Quest was "born"!