Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pray for Your Grandchildren . . .

Making it through the growing up years can be difficult for
our grandchildren, but it is much easier when they are surrounded by friends who love and want to follow God. Pray for them to make friends with others who will encourage them to love and follow God - and pray they will be a friend who encourages others to do this as well.

(This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.)

Give a Gift This Year Which Can Draw You & the Ones You Love Closer to God!

It is the time of year where we look for the "perfect" gifts to give to the people we love - gifts which are "fun" and will bring a smile to the face of the ones who receive them. 

I know I am looking forward to seeing happy faces as my family opens their gifts. However; along with the gifts which are "fun", this year consider giving a gift which has the potential to help draw you and the ones you love draw closer to God!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 23, 2017

I'm happy to say Sid Ogg is the winner of the book You Must Bring a Hat! (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link) and Gaye Valle is the winner of one CD from Kutless - Alpha / Omega (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this linkThank you Sid and Gaye for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 27, 2017 - so I am able to have your prize sent to you) and thank you Sterling Children's Books and BEC Recordings/Flyby for sending these for me to review and give away!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Guest Review - THE STAR MOVIE REVIEW: A FILM FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY

I typically do not post articles on grandma's cookie jar which are written by others, but since I thought you might be interested in learning about the new movie, THE STAR, I decided to make an exception and share with you the following review . . . 
I was asked recently if I’d like to review THE STAR movie, based off of the very first Christmas, from the animal’s perspective surrounding Christ’s birth. This was something I had never done before, but was excited about giving it a try.

I Have a Winner & Two Giveaways Tomorrow on November 22, 2017

I'm happy to say Virginia is the winner of one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Hand Puppet (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Virginia for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 26, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away!

Monday, November 20, 2017

We Have a Winning Cookie Recipe!

I'm happy to announce Sarah Yurga is the winner in our cookie recipe contest and is the winner of her own photo cookie jar from  Personalization Mall!

Check this link for the details about this wonderful cookie jar - it would make a terrific Christmas gift . . . especially filled with cookies!

Sarah, please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com, so I am able to connect you with the person who will help you get your photo cookie jar.

Thank you to everyone who shared a cookie recipe and everyone who voted!

Be the Bridge - Connect Your Grandchildren with Your Family Faith History

You have a family faith history - if your family is one where generations have loved and followed God, then you have a long family faith history. If you are the first in your family to love and follow God, then your family faith history has just begun, but either way, you have a history of how God has shown His faithfulness to you. 

If you do not pass on your family faith history, how will your grandchildren know the ways God has shown His love and faithfulness? Be sure to tell them your family faith history - consider getting a journal and start writing it down - so future generations will not forget!

(This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 21, 2017

I'm happy to say Carmen VanDeursen is the winner of the NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Carmen for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 25, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Zondervan for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

How Has God Been Faithful to You?

How has God showed His faithfulness to you as you go through life? Tell your grandchildren! It is one of the most powerful things you can do to hand down faith!

(This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 20, 2017

I'm happy to say Nicole Lancaster is the winner of the very fun book, We Wish for a Monster Christmas  (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Nicole for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 25, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 19, 2017

I'm happy to say Elizabeth Brooks is the winner of one  Folkmanis Mickey Mouse Puppet (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 24, 2017 - so I am able to send it to you) and thank you Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away!

Friday, November 17, 2017

grandma's Clay Pot Snowman

Christmas is just one month and eight days away . . . not very long actually. So, if you like to make gifts for people you love, and like to help your grandchildren do the same, check this idea for clay pot snowmen. It is a fun craft and one you could have your grandchildren make - even smaller ones - to give to their teachers.

Over the years I've made a number of different types of snowmen to decorate with and give as gifts, but this clay pot snowman is my personal all-time favorite snowman! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

God Knew What He Was Doing . . .

Far too often this world makes our grandchildren think they are "less than", or need to be something other than who God created them to be if they are to find true "happiness". But, the truth is God knew what He was doing when He created them - He did not make any mistakes at all! They are exactly who God created them to be and they are full of value - be sure to communicate this truth to them on a regular basis.

(This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Two Days on November 18, 2017

I'm happy to say Tarter95 is the winner of God's Great Love for You (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 22, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Zonderkidz for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!