Friday, May 20, 2011

"grandma's pick" - the Grandmother's Bible - I'm Giving One Away - Let's "Leave a Legacy"!

Today is "fun friday" and my "grandmother's pick" is still the Grandmother's Bible! I gave one away on Wednesday and said I'd give the next one away when we had 35 facebook "likes" . . . we have 35 "likes" so I drew a name and Sid Ogg won my second Grandmother's Bible! Congratulations Sid and thank you for reading "grandma's cookie jar"! I'll give another Grandmother's Bible away as soon as we have 50 "likes" using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box on my blog, so if you haven't taken a moment to "like" grandma's cookie jar, please do so right now! Please also tell people you know about grandma's cookie jar, so they can "like" my blog and join in the fun!

The Grandmother's Bible is a NIV Bible with 365 days of studies in the text to help grandma's focus on being a person who passes on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. For example, today I read from Judges 2:6-3:6 - verses 10-12 of chapter two say, "After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger." Then I read about "Leaving a Legacy" in the devotional written by Jean Syswerda . . . at one point it said, "We have the chance to ensure our generation doesn't grow up knowing nothing of God or His deeds. We can let all the years have taught us about God spill over in abundance into our lives, building a legacy of faith and trust, an inheritance of knowing all about God's goodness and depending on Him." There are many sad parts in the Bible, but these verses are one of the saddest - God's people knew Him. They experienced first hand how He freed them from Egypt and stood with them and even fought for them as they reached the land He promised them. But, these parents and grandparents failed in the most important thing. They failed to be sure their children and grandchildren grew up knowing the Lord and what He did for them. These children and grandchildren did not know God. There is nothing more important to me than knowing my grandsons know, love and walk with God all their lives. This is one grandma who will do all I can to ensure my grandsons grow up knowing God! I appreciate the Grandmother's Bible and how it helps "nourish me so I know how to nurture my grandsons"! Thank you Zondervan for giving me a Grandmother's Bible for review and for giving me five of them to give away!

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