Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Discover New Creatures with Red-Lipped Batfish, Giant Purple Squirrels, Kakapos & More!

Did you know there is actually such a thing as the Red-Lipped Batfish? Have you ever heard of Rufous Hummingbirds, Gharials, Asiatic Lions, or Giant Purple Squirrels? Yes, they are all real animals and you will find all of them, along with Komodo Dragons, Dumbo Octopuses, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Baikal Seals, Guanacos, Blue Whales & Whale Sharks, and Kakapos in the book, Red-Lipped Batfish, Giant Purple Squirrels, Kakapos & More! 

Laugh Together

As the Summer begins  we my find ourselves blessed to spend time with our family as we celebrate Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day - and any other times your family typically gets together. These special times together are what many of us look at as the things which makes our summer something special.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Civets, Tree Kangaroos, Batoids & More! Will Help You Hand Down Confident Faith - What Could Be Better Than That!

When my grandsons and I started talking about writing this book series together, we talked about the animals/creatures we thought should make it into our books. My grandsons, being the sweet rascals they are, thought we should include a spider. They know how I truly am frightened of these creatures, but they told me God made them and there are interesting things about them. I was skeptical, but told them if we wrote a third book, we would put a spider in it. I didn't think we would write more than two books, but when it became clear it was time to work on book three, a spider had to be included. So I started looking for the least scary-lookin spider and found there were three - sorta, least scary-looking, and these three became part of book three - Civets, Tree Kangaroos, Batoids & More! Look at the animals/creatures you will find in this book . . . 

grandma's chuckles - "Sisters Would Probably Be More Annoying!"

A few years ago my grandsons and I were talking about how God knew what He was doing when He created them to be boys. I told them I was so glad God made them to be boys (if they were girls, I would have said I was so glad God created them to be girls!) and then I told them God knew they needed brothers to be the best and have the most joy they could have!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Teach the "Whys" by Reading Eyelash Vipers, Pygmy Elephants, Pangolins & More!

Reading books to and with children is an important and essential thing for us to do - it helps children become people who learn more easily, helps them develop their vocabulary, prepares them to be people who read, strengthens their ability read, and so much more! Yes, reading with the ones we love is a powerful thing we are able to do to make a difference in their lives.

But, when the reading also helps us hand down a confident faith by teaching the "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real and God and science DO go together, then we have even more reasons to read and give books which equip us to do this. The Life on the Goldilocks Planet books do exactly this, so today I want to let you know about another book in the series - Eyelash Vipers, Pygmy Elephants, Pangolins & More! - look what you will find in it . . .

crafting with grandma - Father's Day Gift - My Dad Can Do Anything Sign!

Father's Day is just a few weeks away, so if you are looking for some ideas for something you can help your grandchildren make for their dad, take a look at this cute sign I found on Pinterest!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Look at Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More!

I've been writing about the Life on the Goldilocks Planet books - these books are not only interesting and fun, but they are a terrific tool to help you as a parent or grandparent hand down confident faith as they will help you talk about and learn some important "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real and the God and science DO go together! Today I thought I'd let you know about the animals you will find in the book - Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More! . . . 

just for fun - Summer Musical Fun!

If you are looking for ways to provide opportunities for the imagination of the children you love to grow and for them to learn, play, and just plain have a lot of fun this summer, consider the following ideas . . .

Friday, May 20, 2022

Get the Life on the Goldilocks Planet Books - they Will Help You Make a Difference

Two years ago my three grandsons and I began a project together. We wanted to learn about interesting animals and how they might help us know God is real and God and science DO go together. At first we thought we might just write two or maybe three books, but when the project was completed we ended up with twelve books! Each book has at least twelve interesting animals in it - many of which we had never heard of before! We included full-color photos, fun, interesting, and even surprising facts about each animal, Bible verses, quotes from scientists, and activities to help children, teens, parents, and grandparents engage with what they were learning in fun and memorable ways. These books - the Life on the Goldilocks Planet series - are available to help families learn together how our amazing world shows us God is real and God and Science DO go together!

Just For Fun - Fifty Science Projects - Great Rainy Day Fun!

Summer is just around the corner - this is why I was so happy to see a pin on Pinterest this morning filled with 50 science projects - many of which I think my grandsons will enjoy! They will be great fun for sure!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hand Down Confident Faith with the Life on the Goldilocks Planet Books - and Have Fun Doing So!

I've been writing about my Life on the Goldilocks Planet book series and how they are a fantastic way to help you hand down confident faith from the youngest ages and teach the children you love how God is real and God and science DO go together. All of us, but especially children, love to learn about interesting animals and these books are filled with animals - many of which you may never have heard of before, and which will surprise you with the fun facts, help you learn with the quotes from scientists, and engage you all with activities everyone will enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Teach the "Whys" this Summer & Have Fun Doing So!

We know we (parents/ grandparents/ church) must teach the "whats" - what the Bible says and therefore what we believe, but just as important as it is to do this, it is equally as important to teach the "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good. If we do not teach the "whys" we run the very real risk the young people we love will turn away from their faith - as Barna's studies show this is actually happening.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Engage the Children You Love this Summer & Hand Down Confident Faith

There is strong evidence and are solid reasons for us to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good - we need to teach these "whys" to the children we love so they are able to have a confident faith.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Act Soon - Time is Almost Up for a Fantastic "Gift" for Children's Day!

 If you want a unique, time-limited gift for your grandchildren for Children's Day, consider the following - 

NASA is sending a new rocket around the moon and you - and the children you love - are able to be a part of this exciting project. NASA says - "All eyes will be on the historic Launch Complex 39B when Orion and the Space Launch System lift off for the first time from NASA's modernized Kenedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.