Friday, February 3, 2023

Created "Just Right"! - Now Available for Children Ages Three to Seven!

I have been working on a few new resources for churches and for families and today I will start letting you know about them. During COVID my grandsons and I put together twelve books which help us see how animals show us God is real because He made everything "just right". In these books (which I have shared with you before), you find full-color photos, fun facts, along with crafts, science projects, and recipes for the entire family to enjoy as they learn about the animals and discover how they help them have a confident faith. These books (The Life on the Goldilocks Planet series) are ideal for children ages four through fourteen - and the entire family.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Grandmas Do Make a Difference - Point Our Grandchildren to Jesus

  

As we are about to start the new year, I thought I'd take a minute to remind us, the things we say and do with our grandchildren do make a difference. This is absolutely true. Grandmas (and grandpas, too) most certainly are able to make a difference, so for the next few days, I’m going to share with you some of the ways we are able to make a real, lasting and important difference in the lives of our grandchildren; starting with . . . we make a difference in pointing our grandchildren to Jesus!

grandma's cookbook - Cinnamon Fluffy Biscuits

 

A few years ago, I shared with you how I always had struggled to make perfect, fluffy biscuits. I said, "My biscuits always turned out resembling rocks more than anything you actually wanted to eat!" This was the truth, but then I found a recipe for making perfect, fluffy, delicious biscuits! You'll find the full post - with the recipe at this link.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Truths about Grandparents . . .

This morning I was thinking about what an amazing blessing it is to be a grandma! I looked up a few quotes about grandmas/grandparents and thought I'd share some with you . . .

Thursday, December 29, 2022

My Grandma Promise

For 2023 and for all time, this "grandma promise" is absolutely my promise . . . 

Let's Grandparent on Purpose!

I had a conversation with a friend of mine at church who also is a grandma (she has 11 grandchildren!) We were talking about how important it is for grandparents to hand down a heritage of confident faith and she shared with me an old Arabic saying; which I’m delighted to share with you today! It goes like this . . . “If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Fun New Year's Craft Ideas!

Kellicrowe time capsule jarsAs 2022 comes to an end and 2023 begins, if you are looking for a few fun craft ideas which you can enjoy with your grandchildren, take a look at these ideas I found on  Pinterest . . . 

Remember & Celebrate

Can you believe it? 2022 is almost part of the history books. As 2023 begins, it can be so easy to be so focused on the things we are planning for 2023 we forget to take time to thank God for His many blessings - big and small - from 2022. So, let’s take some time to remember the blessings we experienced throughout 2022. Consider the following . . .

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Have a Purpose & Plan for 2022 - Part Two

Yesterday I wrote about what my husband and I are doing this year to hand confident faith to our grandsons. I shared how we are making Lamentations 3:21-23 our focus in 2023.

just for fun - It is Cut-Out Snowflake Day!

 flocons de neige inhabituelles sur papier

Yes, today, December 27th is Cut-Out Snowflake Day! Who of us has not made paper snowflakes when we were little - and with our children and grandchildren? 

Monday, December 26, 2022

crafting with grandma - Snowflakes for National Snowflake Day

Apparently tomorrow is "National Snowflake Day" . . .  here in West Michigan we have quite a lot of snow. In honor of National Snowflake Day, I thought it would be fun to share some info about snowflakes and a few snowflake crafts with you all! 

So, first for some snowflake "info" . . . 

Have a Purpose & Plan for 2022

2023 is before us and while we do not know what all it holds, you are likely similar to me; I have hope for 2023 to be a year filled with opportunities to hand confident faith to my grandchildren and build solid, wonderful, joy-filled memories with them as well! 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

This Christmas Believe - Jesus is Truly Real

For those of us who believe in Jesus, Christmas is a time of celebration - a time to remember and be so thankful for the great Gift God gave us in the birth of Jesus. It is the reason we hand down the faith - because we want our grandchildren (and children) to believe and receive God's Gift of love.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

A Simple, Fun - and Tasty - Last-Minute Christmas Craft!

I was browsing through Pinterest and happened to find a great, simple craft idea which would be so much fun to make with grandchildren on Christmas Sunday! All you need are a few simple - and tasty - supplies!