Category: Grandparents

Jesus loves me, old people told me so.

  I have to share this post with you. Our daughter Bethany has such a heart for the elderly and her compassion tempered with humor shines is this piece. It’s long, but so worth reading. I hope you will. <3 (Have a tissue or two on hand.) In my first trip to the east coast, only a few things stuck in my eight-year-old, homesick, goatsick mind: a) The donkey I […]

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Time for a Change

  I once heard a speaker liken her life as a grandmother to water skiing full speed, while she desperately tried to hang on to the rope. I didn’t understand at the time. What could possibly keep a grandmother that busy? Now I understand. This last year has been an especially strange season in my life. John and I live in a travel trailer and sleep in a bedroom in […]

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To a Thousand Generations

In the past seven days I have visited the grave sites of at least sixteen of my ancestors, in six different cemeteries, and spanning seven generations. After attending the Teach Them Diligently conference in Washington, D.C., my son and I were able to travel to the little village of Singers Glen, Virginia, where at least five generations of my family lived. We sat in the cemetery that overlooks the quiet […]

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In Awe of His Grace

I welcomed another new little grandbaby into the world last week. She was born in a rustic A-frame house that my daddy built many years ago, and I cried as her other grandma and I stood in awe at her arrival. It was like life had come full circle, and I was overwhelmed by the reminder of God’s love and grace as we met this beautiful little girl. That A-frame […]

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More Family Fun with Drama!

Don’t forget! The deadline for our Bible Drama Video Contest is less than two weeks away (March 5)! If you decide to do some story-acting with your children, even if you’re not going to enter the contest, (but hey, there’s great prizes!), take advantage of the different ways you can enjoy this family activity! Besides reading the story from the Bible and then acting it out, try out some of these ideas: Let […]

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Small Seeds of Faithfulness Grow into Large Trees

Last month, I had the honor of spending two weeks with Pastor Sujoy and his family in India. I and the others on my mission team worked beside him teaching computer and English classes, caring for kids, teaching them about the Bible, and sharing the gospel with villagers in the beautiful Sundarban Islands. Pastor Sujoy, a stocky, serious, yet cheerful man, is the driving force behind multiple Christian ministries in […]

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Born That Man No More May Die

I was playing the piano while our community group sang “We Three Kings” at a local retirement home. The children had just acted out a portion of the Christmas story, crooked little halos and all. Little Calvin, one of my charming grandsons, eager to help me play, was whisked away from the piano by his daddy. I had mixed feelings about coming back to this home. This was where my […]

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Previews of What’s to Come

One of my prize possessions sits on a dresser in our bedroom. It’s one of the first things I would grab if the house was on fire. It’s nothing fancy — just a little pitcher from an antique store — but inside it are several folded pieces of paper. Those are what I would want to save. They’re letters — letters from my children on the eve of their wedding […]

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What Imperfect Parents Can Do About Imperfect Grandparents

I do realize how blessed we are. Daniel’s post last week was a sweet reminder of the blessings of those exhausting-but-worth-it Thursdays with Grandpa and Grandy. I am so thankful for those last rich years with them. While I thank God for those years, I know that many families are not blessed with godly grandparents. Your parents may not even want to be involved in the lives of the grandchildren, […]

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30 Days in Psalm 37 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 30: Do It!

Get the book! Thirty Days in Psalm 37 is now available as a paperback, PDF, or Kindle book. “O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, ESV) Wow! March went by fast! I’m going to apologize right now for the l-e-n-g-t-h of this last post. There’s so much to say […]

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