Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Free Cards to Help You Stay in Touch

In this day of email, facetime and google connect, there is no shortage of ways to connect with our grandchildren. But, they still tend to love to receive snail mail which is actually for them. Yes, old-fashioned snail mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with our grandchildren - no matter their age or where they live.

I Have a Winner!

I'm happy to say Tarter95 is the winner of the Tori Kelly CD Hiding Place. (You will find my review at this link.) Thank you Tarter95 for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com by September 25, 2018, so I am able to get it to you) and thank you Flyby for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Monday, September 17, 2018

crafting with grandma - Let's Make Apples

Fall is apple time . . . especially if you live in West Michigan as do I! But whether you live in an apple-growing area or not, these little apples are fun to make and make a fun decoration for any time of year!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

grandma's chuckles - I Still Have My Grandma Super Power

Last week when I made cookies for my grandsons, they decided my "grandma super power" was making cookies! This week they decided I still have my "grandma super power" and if they had to choose between a grandma with the super power of running fast or making cookies, they would definitely choose making cookies! Plus, my youngest grandson said he wished he could live on just eating my cookies!

Well, I am happy to know my grandsons enjoy my cookies (Peanut Butter Toll House - just use half the butter and the other half use peanut butter) but most of all, enjoy the gift these three boys are to me from the hand of God.

What has your grandchildren said lately which brightened your day?

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Today is National Double Cheeseburger Day

Yes, today, September 15th is National Double Cheeseburger Day! I looked on-line and discovered the history of this tasty day and thought I'd share it with you . . . 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Let's Leave a Legacy

The Grandmother's Bible is a NIV Bible with 365 days of studies in the text to help grandmas focus upon being people who hand down a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. For example, look at the devotion which goes with the Bible reading from Judges 2:6-3:6. In verses 10-12 of chapter two we read . . . 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Unbroken: Path to Redemption & a Special Giveaway

Two months ago I was invited to review a new movie and share my own opinion of it with you. Since this movie was the "what happened next" to the popular movie, Unbroken which released in 2014, I agreed right away to the review. Today I'm very happy to share with you my opinion of Unbroken: Path to Redemption, and announce a very special giveaway as well.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It is Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Chocolate Milkshake DayToday is Chocolate Milkshake Day, so clearly it is celebrated by enjoying a tasty chocolate milkshake! And doing so with your sons, daughters, in-laws and grandchildren would only make this wonderful day better! 

So, to help with the celebrating, I thought I'd share a little of the history of this day - and milkshakes with you which I found on-line . . . 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hiding Place - Review & Giveaway

I was recently invited to review the new CD from Tori Kelly. I had not heard of her, but along with the invite to review her CD was a link to her single with Kirk Franklin - Never Alone and it is excellent, so I agreed to do the review.

Grandmas with Heart

In addition to writing grandma's cookie jar, I also write the blog for Grandmas with Heart. We are trying to spread the word about it, so if you are a grandparent, parent or in ministry, please check out, like and share Grandmas with Heart with those you know - we most sincerely appreciate any help you are willing to give.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Celebrate the Children in Your Life

Yesterday, along with being Grandparents' Day, it was "Wonderful Weirdos Day" - a day to celebrate the non-boring, interesting and unique people in your life. Now, to me this sounds like a great way to describe us all, so I look at it as a fun day to celebrate the people in my life, but on today.

So, take time today to celebrate the non-boring, interesting and unique people in your life - and certainly these words describe your grandchildren! Call, visit, email, facetime - do something to get in touch with them and let them know how thankful you are they are part of your life!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happy Grandparents' Day!

Happy Grandparents' Day! Thank you for being a grandparent who hands down the faith. Thank you for sharing your Faith History and your Prayer History with your grandchildren. Thank you for making a difference . . . because you are and what you do does matter!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

Saturday, September 8, 2018

grandma's chuckles - My "Grandma Power"

Last night my grandsons had a sleepover at my house, so this morning I made cookies. My youngest grandson "sneaked" a fresh baked cookie and said; "Your 'grandma power' is making cookies!"

I'm glad he approved of the cookies and I'm happy to have the "power" to make tasty cookies, but my greatest "grandma power" is to pray for my grandsons - I know there is much I am not able to do, but God is able and willing to do everything, so my real "grandma power" is to pray.

Guess what!!! Praying is your real "power", too!

Friday, September 7, 2018

It is Take Your Manners to Work Day

Today is, "Take Your Manners to Work Day", but any and every day should be a day for manners and work, school, home, church, everywhere you go should be a place for work, so today I want to encourage you to check out my friend's website - Maralee McKee, the Manner's Mentor.