Friday, November 26, 2021

Love Like there is No Tomorrow

As grandmas and grandpas who want to hand down confident faith, we know it is vital for us to develop strong relationships with the people with whom God has blessed us. This means we are the ones who make the effort to stay in touch. We are the ones who invite our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren to our home. We are the ones who never turn down an invitation to get together with these people we love who are gifts to us from the hand of God. We make the effort. We love like there is no tomorrow.

grandma's cookbook . . . Christmas Cookies . . . Soft, Brown Sugar Cookies!

Have you started pulling out your Christmas cookie recipes to fill your home with some of the best "parts" of Christmas . . . the sight, aroma, and flavor of cookies? This is the time of year to gather your grandchildren and get them elbow-deep in flour, butter, sugar and busy making cookies . . . and of course "sneaking" cookie dough and finished cookies, too! As you consider which cookies you want to make this year, consider adding this one to your list -

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

We Grandmas with Heart are so thankful for you and how you are handing confident faith to the generations who follow you. What you say and do makes such a great difference. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Chris Tomlin-United Tour

I was recently asked to write about the upcoming Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin tour and tell about my favorite Chris Tomlin song. While he has many songs I like, I think my favorite is "How Great is Our God". Whenever I hear it I always picture the day when life on Earth is done and we all stand before Him - certainly all will see how Great He is and we will all say how Great God is!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Make it a Thanksgiving to Remember

 

In just a couple days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving - although this year once again nearly all of us may end up celebrating as if we were all grandparents separated by distance due to covid. While this may be a very different and difficult thing for many, it is still an opportunity for us to model grace, joy, peace, and obedience - and in so doing teach very important messages . . . especially if we do this with some creativity, imagination, and fun! Consider the following .

crafting with grandma . . . Let's Make a Dinosaur Hat!

When my grandsons were younger I made hats for them each year for part of their Christmas gifts. When my oldest grandson was just three, he thought a dinosaur hat would be a good idea . . . and of course he was correct! A dinosaur hat was a wonderful idea!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving and Being Truly Thankful People!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away . . . so of course, we all tend to think and talk about being thankful. Thankfulness; however; should be more than something we just think and talk about. What does a thankful life look like? We want our grandchildren to be people who are truly thankful, so we need to be sure to help them to understand what a truly thankful life looks like when it is lived in their every day lives. Consider the following . . . 

grandma's cookbook . . . Chocolate Peanut-Butter Bars!

 When you are looking for a dessert, but only have a short time to prepare it, definitely consider chocolate peanut-butter bars! You could add some fun Christmas sprinkles to give them a "festive" touch.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

grandma's cookbook . . . Squash Rolls for Thanksgiving!

Can you believe it . . . Thanksgiving is this week!!! I love Thanksgiving! I love getting together with family, I love fixing the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing and I love putting up the Christmas tree as soon as dinner is over!!! I celebrate Christmas for a full month . . . each time my grandsons are at my home between Thanksgiving and Christmas, they get to open a gift! (Most of them are small items, but they most certainly add to the fun!!!) I absolutely love, Love, LOVE giving gifts!!!

Be Thankful & Have Hope

As we draw closer to the day when we particularly think about being thankful for all our many blessings, take some time today to also think about how you have hope due to God's great faithfulness! 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Hand Down a Strong Faith & Prayer History

Were you blessed to grow up in a home where your parents and/or grandparents taught you to pray by showing you how they prayed? Did the adults in your life take the time to pray for you (where you were able to hear them) and with you? Did they share with you what God's Word has to say about talking with God? Were you blessed to be able to pray with confidence for most of your life and find prayer a true source of joy and strength?

grandma's Christmas Cookie Recipe Contest - Chocolate Mint Filled Cookies by Katherine

Chocolate Mint-Filled Cookies RecipeI'm very happy to share Chocolate Mint Filled Cookies by Katherine Persons. Katherine describes her cookies by saying, "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!" When you try this recipe you are sure to agree with her. Thank you Katherine for sharing with us!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Hand Down All the Parts of Your Faith History

I like this quote from Charles Spurgeon. Who of us never made a choice which we now regret when we look back? Sharing our Faith History - even the part where we may have not followed God so closely - is an important part of handing down confident faith. When we share the choices we made which were wise, as well as those which were not, we open the door to having important conversations which are able to make a difference. Now, this doesn't mean you have to share every detail of choices you made which you regret, but letting your grandchildren know you are a real person with all your failures and successes will go far to encourage them - and help them learn to make wise choices.

grandma's Christmas Cookie Recipe Contest - Peppermint Brownies by Anne

I'm very happy to share another recipe from my Christmas cookie recipe contest - Peppermint Brownies by Anne Pickering! Anne says these are a favorite at her house . . . I can see why they would be! Thank you Anne for sharing these with us!