Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Learn, Be Prepared, Hand Down Confident Faith with the little answer book

There are people I know and love who have turned from the faith they once had, so I researched to find answers to the question - why should I believe? I discovered there are solid answers and compiled them into a simple book - the little answer book.

 Why might you want this book? consider the following . . . 

Monday, September 26, 2022

grandma's cookbook - Fall Cookies!

Today is starting as a chilly Fall day so, when I found a recipe on  Pinterest for Pumpkin Sugar Cookies, it sounded like the perfect recipe to share with you today!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Keep Our Focus on What Matters the Most

It is so easy for us to lose focus when it comes to what matters the most. As we near retirement - or experience retirement, we may focus upon being certain all our "ducks are in a row", our finances are "set", and think about what we want our retirement to look like. We may fall into the "trap" of thinking our retirement is all about us - going places, doing things we saved for these final years - and lose focus when it comes to what matters the most - handing down confident faith and impacting the lives of the ones we love.

crafting with grandma - Crochet a Nativity Set!

Funny Amigurumi by Pebie: New free pattern. Nativity set I: Jesus, Mary and Joseph  ✿⊱╮Teresa Restegui http://www.pinterest.com/teretegui/✿⊱╮: In just three months it will be Christmas! It will be here before we know it, so if you are looking for a project you could work on with your grandchildren, consider this pattern I found on Pinterest  for a crocheted Nativity Set. If you have older grandchildren who know how to crochet, or would like to learn to crochet, consider having them help you make this set to give to their parents, their other grandparents, shut-ins, elderly neighbors, their teachers, pastor, the church secretary . . . the list goes on!

Friday, September 23, 2022

grandma's cookbook - Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Salted Caramel Apple Hand PiesIf you are looking for a recipe you could make with your grandchildren to celebrate the crisp, days of Fall and brighten the day of others, consider this recipe I found on Pinterest for Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Stand for the Truth

Today I am writing about truth and how our choice to either stand for it, or make excuses impacts our children and grandchildren. Regardless of where you stand politically, yesterday was a day unlike any in our country's history. A former president is being charged with serious counts of fraud. When he went before the grand jury, he plead the 5th more than 400 times. In a civil case (which this is), pleading the 5th is the same as admitting guilt. He made a plea offer which the New York Attorney General did not accept. Making a plea offer is not something an innocent person does. Long-time employees admitted before the grand jury what they and he had been doing for decades. There is no shortage of evidence from banks, insurance companies, appraisers, and the IRS. This is not about politics. This is about the truth.

World Alzheimer's Day

Ordinarily when I write on grandma's cookie jar, I write posts to encourage and put a smile on your face. Today is World Alzheimer's Day; this post is to educate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Trust God to Draw the Ones We Love to Him

Fall is nearly upon us - at least the trees in my yard are starting to show their Fall colors. Fall is a time when we are able to see God's amazing creation in it's colorful glory . . . at least here where I live as the trees are ablaze with color! Isn't it comforting to know the God Who created everything loves our grandchildren (and adult children, too) - even more than do we, and He wants them to love Him even more than you and I want this for them? 

grandma's cookbook - Spritz Cookies

I LOVE Spritz cookies! I love the buttery flavor and the crisp, yet soft texture and the fun shapes you can make with a cookie press. I love the memories I have of making Spritz cookie with my mom and of course I love the taste of these classic Holiday cookies! I mean, what would Christmas be without Spritz cookies???? Well, of course Christmas is so much more than Spritz cookies, but they are one of my favorite parts of the Holiday season!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

grandma's cookbook - Chocolate, Mini-Chocolate Chip Soft Pretzels

My grandsons enjoy soft pretzels - we have made pumpkin cinnamon pretzels, and chocolate, mini-chocolate chip pretzels, so I thought this nice Fall day was a perfect time to share soft pretzel recipes.

Monday, September 19, 2022

World Gratitude Day

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK GIFT IDEAS | We have you the perfect guide if you're looking for a cute gift that is cheap, easy, clever and delicious! The perfect way to say thank you and show you appreciate someone. <3 Perfect for Teachers, Moms, Family, Neighbors, Church Leaders and friends.In two days it will be a day for the world to pause and think about the many things for which we have to be thankful. Today is a good day to stop and take account of the many blessings in our lives, to express our thanks to God and to others, and plan to celebrate on Wednesday.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Fun Facts about Grandparents & Why What They Do Matters!

Clearly, from the things I write about - especially in the past week or so - I sincerely believe grandparents need to focus on handing down confident faith to their grandchildren. There are reasons I believe this - some of them are . . . 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Tell the "Whys" - God Makes Sense

I love the Okapi - it is one of the most unique animals God created. It looks from the backside like a strange Zebra, but is actually more closely related to the Giraffe. It does have a longish neck and a prehensile tongue, like the Giraffe, but it is a totally unique creature all its own.

Friday, September 16, 2022

crafting with grandma - Easy 10-Minute Homemade Pumpkin Soap

Make your own DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap in less than ten minutes! Smells just like fall - what a great gift idea!:I believe one of the important things we need to teach our grandchildren is to be people who are tender-hearted, kind, and who are quick to encourage others. We do this by modeling what it means to be gracious people who watch for opportunities to lift the spirits of those with whom we come in contact. As they see us do this, they will better understand how they are able to be people who brighten the day of those around them.