Monday, January 25, 2021

grandma's Valentine's Challenge - Show Love to the Ones We Love

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away; so today I'm sharing my  "grandma's Valentine's Challenge" - let's do something to Show Love to the Ones We Love!

How might we do this? Consider the following . . . 

Take a Closer Look . . .

Have you ever heard of Eyelash Vipers, Cassowaries, Sunflower Sea Stars, Pygmy Elephants, Large Blue Butterflies, Mantled Guereza Colobus Monkeys, Golden Poison Dart Frogs, Sun Bears, Hawksbill Sea Turtles, Pangolins, Tufted Puffins, and Archerfish? Well, in my book,  Eyelash Vipers, Pygmy Elephants, Pangolins & More! you will find maps, fun facts, full-color photos, activities and quotes from scientists which will help the children you love - and you - discover how these animals help you have a confident faith! 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Take a Closer Look at Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More!

The world - and entire universe for this matter - show logic, order, make sense and abide by rules/laws of science. How is it possible for such logic, order, sense, rules/laws of science to come from chaos? It is far easier for me to believe an intelligent God of order. logic and sense created everything to abide by rules/laws of science than for me to believe it all just happened from things which just happened to appear on their own out of nothing and exploded on their own leaving us today with an ordered, logical, scientific universe. My new books will help you see how we are able to believe in God with confidence and trust Him. Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More! is the first book in this series and is a multi-purpose book. While it makes an ideal gift for the children you love, it is also a curriculum resource which will equip grandparents and parents as they strive to hand down confident faith. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

crafting with grandma - Homemade Harmonicas . . . Fun for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is just a little over a month away, so I thought it would be fun to find some different ideas our grandchildren could try for a unique and memorable Valentines. Of course this meant I started by browsing through Pinterest . . . where I came upon an idea which fit what I was looking for . . . interesting, unique and fun for children to make!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Ask Your Church to Equip You

The past ten months have been difficult. Some of you may have caught covid. Some of you may have people you love who have battled with this disease. Some of you may have people you love who died due to covid. Your grandchildren have likely learned what it means to go to school "virtually". You, and the ones you love, may have experienced times of unemployment. Most of you, if not all of you, have likely not been to church very much in the past ten months - and this is very possibly true for the ones you love as well. If you have been able to return to church, Children's Ministry may not have restarted - or if it has, it has done so in an extremely limited way.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Hand Down Confident Faith with Megabats, Bengal Tigers, Quetzals & More!

I am very happy to let you know the newest addition to the "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" curriculum and book series is available in our bookstore and on Amazon!  Megabats, Bengal Tigers, Quetzals & More! is a multi-purpose book. While it makes an ideal gift for the children you love, it is also a curriculum resource which will equip grandparents and parents as they strive to hand down confident faith. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

crafting with grandma - snowman clothespin ornaments

If you are looking for a fun idea to do with your grandchildren before or after Christmas which even your youngest grandchildren will be able to do, check out this fun clothespin snowman.

It is Tie Month - Let's Make Some Snakes

Yes, December actually is Tie month, so I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun "tie facts" I found online. Did you know . . . 

Monday, December 21, 2020

crafting with grandma - Handprint Snowmen Ornament!

A few days ago when I was at my grandson's home, they were very happy to show me their Christmas tree. On it I noticed a particular ornament we made a few years ago; today I want to share with you how you could make an ornament like it . . . maybe on Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

just for fun - Interesting Christmas Trivia

With Christmas just ten days away, I thought it would be fun to share a bit of Christmas trivia with you! Did you know . . . 

Snowman Donuts!

If you are looking for a simple idea for adding a bit of fun to your grandchild's day, check this link I found on Pinterest for donut snowmen! All you need is construction paper, ribbon a bit of glue or two sided tape and donuts . . . pretty simple and the end result is fun . . . and tasty, too!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Prayer Prompters

I believe in praying for my grandsons . . . and seriously, of all the things I do for them, there is nothing more important . . . and more powerful, than praying for them. But praying for them is not just something I do once each day . . . I pray for them throughout my day, every day. Whenever God brings my grandsons to mind, I pray for them.
 
But, like many of us, my days do get busy and I may be focused on the things I'm doing and not think about the people in my life who I love and who I want to be praying for. So, to help me keep them in mind, I have things which prompt me to remember . . . and to pray.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Christmas Gift Review - Back to the Roots

I was recently invited by Back to the Roots to review a grow-your-own veggies kit. Now, before I write more, please let me tell you I do not have a "green thumb". I do not have a barely "green thumb". I have a "black thumb of death". In fact, twenty years ago, after every plant I ever tried to grow died, my children "grounded" me from ever having another plant - they said it was cruel and unusual punishment . . . for the plants!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Top 5 Reasons for Focusing Our Grandchildren on Giving at Christmas!

 “Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call, Their favorite time of the year!”

Ah, yes . . . Christmas time is here, or at least we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, many of us put up our Christmas trees (partially guilty as charged as our tree is ready for decorations which will be put on it tomorrow when the grandsons arrive) and today people are out - or as this year shows online, shopping for bargains. Christmas time is here and while children are likely to focus upon the gifts they hope to receive . . . as for many children it is their favorite time of year, I believe it is the ideal time to redirect their focus to giving to others! So . . . here are my Top Five Reasons for Focusing Our Grandchildren upon Giving at Christmas . . .