Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Yes, Blue Dragons are Real and Are In Book One!

These are Blue Glaucus - otherwise known as Blue Dragons - and yes, they are real. If you see one in the ocean do NOT touch it! They are very small, but are able to take the venom from Portuguese Man O War, concentrate it, and use it to protect themselves from the many things in the ocean which would otherwise want to eat them.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Commit to What Matters Forever

I love this quote from Gary Chapman - "Don't be a victim of the urgent. In the long run, much of what seems so pressing right now won't even matter. What you do with your (grand)children will matter forever." What we do with the 69 hours a week we have available to use to make a difference - matters, forever.

Monday, February 15, 2021

God is Not Done With Us - There Are Things We Are Able to Do

We grandparents know we are older. We know we may not have the energy we once had. We know we may not be as fit as we once were. But the things which matter the most are, as a friend of mine said the other day, are our faith, our family, and our friends. When we live with what matters in view, we will finish our days making a difference which will last, because God is not done with us.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Make the Most of Your 69 Hours a Week

Today being Valentine's Day, is the perfect time to stop and think about handing down confident faith, as this confident faith is grounded in the truth of knowing God loves them. As grandmas - or grandpas or parents - we have the wonderful gift, unique opportunity to influence the ones we love and hand down confident fait to them. We just have to choose to do so.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Make a Difference in the Other 165 Hours

While taking the children we love to church and teaching them what we believe are things which matter and give us opportunities to impact lives and make a difference, our church - regardless of if they have an effective Children's Ministry, or not - is limited by time. A week has 168 hours - 168. Of these 168 hours, even in the best situation, the children are only at church, at the most, for three of those 168 hours - just three. Yes, our church is able to make a difference in those three hours, but they are greatly limited as they are not able to be with the children we love for the other 165 hours of the week - or anywhere close to those 165 hours. But parents are. And we grandparents have the potential to influence them for many of those 168 hours as well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Do the Most Important Thing - Hand Down Confident Faith

Do you know what a Cassowary is? Have you ever heard of a Sun Bear, Sunflower Sea Star, or an Archerfish? What do you know about Pangolins? These five animals, and seven more, are included in my book - Eyelash Vipers, Pygmy Elephants, Pangolins & More! and not only will you be able to use this book to share full-color photos of the animals and fun facts about them with your grandchildren, but you will also learn how each of these animals were designed "just right" to have the things they needed to be able to survive. When you share these things with the children you love, you will be able to show them "why" they are able to believe in God - the Designer - with confidence.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Connect, Engage, Hand Down Confident Faith

When it comes to handing down confident faith to the ones we love, we absolutely want to be able to connect with them, and get and keep their attention. Of all the things we will ever teach them, teaching the "whys" - why they are able to believe God is real and trust Him with confidence - is one of the most important. So, we absolutely want to get and keep their attention.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Resources for Churches

The "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" series is certainly a resource parents and grandparents are able to invest in to help them hand down confident faith, but it is also an excellent tool for churches to use with the goal of equipping their parents and grandparents so they are able to engage with the children they love at home, and in so doing, hand down confident faith. I have priced the digital books so when churches use them, they are just $1 per digital book per family or $3 per four-in-one digital book per family - effective and affordable!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Scorpionfish, Clouded Leopards, Pygmy Hippos & More! is Available!

I am very happy today to let you know book six in my "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" curriculum/book series is now available on Amazon at this link and will be available in our bookstore this weekend (February 7, 2021)!  As are the other books in this series,   Scorpionfish, Clouded Leopards, Pygmy Hippos & More! is a multi-purpose book. While it makes an ideal gift for the children you love, it is also a curriculum resource which will equip grandparents and parents as they strive to hand down confident faith. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Curriculum to Help Grandparents & Parents Hand Down Confident Faith

I am often asked by grandmas (and grandpas, too) how they are able to do more than pray and invite their grandchildren to go to church with them, when it comes to handing down confident faith, and my answer is always to watch for unexpected opportunities for conversations which connect life with God, be sure we live what we say, and plan special opportunities to have those important conversations. It is typically the third of these three things they find the most challenging, so today I'm going to walk you though a new curriculum written to help you plan these special opportunities.

Life on the Goldilocks Planet Books - Special Price & Free Offer

Have you ordered your  Life on the Goldilocks Planet   books yet for the children you love ages four through fourteen?  They are fantastic C...