Friday, May 26, 2017

Graduation . . . A Special Time to Pass Your Faith

No automatic alt text available.Graduation is upon us - teens graduating from high school and young adults graduating from college - this makes a wonderful opportunity for you to pass your faith to your graduating grandchildren. How might you do this, you ask? Consider the following ideas . . .

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Paula Michele Hafner is the winner of one Folkmanis Plush Loon Puppet - you'll find my full review at this link. Thank you Paula for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 2, 2017, so I can send it to you) and thank you Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Heather W is the winner of The Gadget Inventor Handbook - you'll find my full review at this link. Thank you Heather for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 1, 2017, so I can 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your Words are Powerful - Use Them to Pass on a Heritage of Faith

A year ago I was invited to speak at a grandparenting conference in Minnesota - check this link to see what I had to say about how the way we see our grandchildren has a huge impact on the way they see themselves.

As grandparents we have the opportunity to impact our grandchildren in powerful ways - by the words we speak and the things we do. What do you do to pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love? Consider using Generations Quest to do exactly this - pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love! (Check it out at this link.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Priscilla Pursell is the winner of one Gabriela, the 2017 American Girl Doll Girl of the Year™ - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Priscilla for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 31, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to American Girl Dolls for sending one for me to review and give away.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

grandma's chuckles - "I'm Allergic to Magic Beans"

My three year old grandson was at my house yesterday and told me something very important. He said; "I am allergic to magic beans."

Finding this interesting, surprising and quite funny, I asked him why he thought he was allergic to them. He said; "They make me grow, grow, grow all the way to space and I hate them!:- 

Apparently he has been listening to the story, Jack and the Beanstalk! This is good for me to know! I guess magic beans will not be on this grandma's menu any time soon ;-)pix

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Terri Conner is the winner of the cute story - Hoot & Honk Just Can't Sleep - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Terri for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 30, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pass on Your Faith with Generations Quest!

In just ten days it will be June 1st - and the perfect time to begin using Generations Quest with the children you love! You still have time to order and begin on June 1st . . . so why not order today?

Generations Quest will help you pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love - check it out and order it at this link!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Gala is the winner of one Monopoly Game: Pok√©mon Johto Edition - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Gala for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 28, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to USAopoly for sending one for me to review and for making aother available for me to give away.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May is Photo Month!

The month of May is Photo Month . . . although, as a grandma, I firmly believe any and all months are "photo months" since all times are excellent times for photos!

So, along with being sure to get photos of your grandchildren, encourage them to take photos of themselves (or have their parents help with this) and then send them to you!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow

I'm happy to say Jan Harpe is the winner of one of the adorable book, Big Little Hippo - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Jan for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 28, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow

I'm happy to say Leela is the winner of one of the five Cross Pens I reviewed - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Leela for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 27, 2017, so I can send it to you - and let me know which pen you would like. Thank you also to Cross Pens for sending them for me to review and for making one available for me to give away.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mandisa - Out of the Dark CD Review & Giveaway on June 1, 2017

I was recently invited it review the new Mandisa CD - Out Of The Dark. I have always enjoyed Mandisa's music - her voice is amazing and her songs are always solid, so I was very happy to participate in this opportunity to review her new CD. When I read the background for Out Of The Dark, I was convinced it is a CD which will be used to impact - and even save - lives.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Passing Faith with Simple, Intentional Words

What do you do to pass faith to you grandchildren? Passing faith can be simple, everyday things as well as specific, organized opportunities you plan out in advance. At the Legacy Grandparenting Summit last November, Josh McDowell said with his children, and now his grandchildren, he was/is intentional about telling them; "You are created in the image of God with infinite value, dignity and worth."

I love this saying! I tell it to my grandsons and add; "I love you forever and for always and God loves you even more than I do!"

Simple, yet intentional words, which communicate important truth - try them with the children you love!