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Nov
29

Christmas scripture-writing challenge

December 1 is rapidly approaching and I have not given much thought to which reading plan I’ll use to help keep my mind focused on the reason for our celebrating. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season gets so crazy that I forget why I’m even celebrating! And if the parents and grandparents …

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Nov
22

Psalm 100

Sunday. A day set aside to rest and to join others in worshiping our Creator. Typically on Sundays I post specific Scripture verses that grandparents are turning to when praying for their grandchildren. But today, as we enter Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn to Psalm 100. Only five verses long, but so much truth…for us …

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Sep
1

From afar…again

Well, I’m officially a Grammy from afar…again. Mid-August found me in the clouds heading back to Kyiv, Ukraine. And, again, I am thankful for technology that allows me to receive pictures and hear voices of five amazing grandchildren. A seven-hour time difference does not always allow ‘live’ conversations, but the one thing that I can …

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Jul
19

Sunday’s Scripture (July 19)

A truly great resource for specific ways to pray for our grandchildren is the book A Grandmother’s Prayers by Kay Swatkowski. I know I have promoted this in an earlier blog, but it can bear repeating. One of the prayers recommended is that we find natural opportunities to share stories of ways God has cared …

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Jun
21

Sunday’s Scripture (June 21)

I’m back. Sorry to have been away from this site for so long, but it’s just the way it’s been. I am so thankful for the encouragement of you sweet readers and friends who have kept me in prayer, as well as my family. My mom is holding her own and I returned to Maryland …

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May
31

Sunday’s Scripture (May 31)

My family is experiencing a tremendous amount of change and upheaval. My husband and I are spending more time in the U.S. though we continue our ministry in Ukraine, and are dealing with the pain of leaving wherever we have been. Does that make sense? This summer has been one of great anticipation as we …

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May
17

Sunday’s Scripture (May 17)

“That’s mine.” “What? No, thanks. I don’t want to _____ [insert any chore].” “Do I have to share?!” One grandmother prays specifically that her grandchildren will grow up to be helpful, generous, caring adults…by exhibiting those attitudes and habits even as children. Of course, the grandparents and parents need to model this behavior so that …

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May
7

A Grandmother’s Prayers

My husband and I are reading A Grandmother’s Prayers together each morning after our Bible reading but before we pray. Author Kay Swatkowski writes in the introduction: “During my years spent working in women’s ministry, I constantly heard women affectionately sharing stories like these of the love, support, and prayers of their grandparents and the …

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May
3

Sunday’s Scripture — May 3

Sunday’s Scripture. I thank those of you who have commented, messaged me, or sent an e-mail letting me know how you specifically pray for your grandchildren. One grandmother (with her three daughters) prays every day for her grandchildren, especially the three who are in school. And particularly for protection for each one of them. She …

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Apr
28

A Grandparent’s Day of Prayer: September 13, 2015

“Christian Grandparenting Network is asking grandparents all over the world to unite in prayer for their grandchildren on Sunday, September 13, 2015. This date is the official United States National Grandparents Day designated by a Senate proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Our grandchildren are living in a desperate moral and spiritual climate …

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