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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
10

Sunday’s Scripture (May 10)

I am so thankful to have reconnected with a dear high school friend…one of the advantages of social media, I suppose. When we were together I asked her to consider my request for scriptures that she prays for her grandchildren. Rather than send a specific scripture she shared that she prays for her grandchildren to …

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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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Apr
26

Sunday’s Scripture

When I originally started this blog, one regular feature that I had hoped would be most encouraging for all of us was Sunday’s Scripture. You can read about the beginnings here. Please do go back and read it so I don’t have to repost the information, okay? Thank you. Unfortunately, as I posted earlier, “things” …

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Apr
18

Grandparenting from afar

Not too surprisingly, one of the first questions I am asked when I mention my grandchildren is “How do you do it? I mean, how can you be so far from your grandchildren? I could never do that…” My first response is that maybe you weren’t called to be so far away. I have been. …

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