Saturday, May 19, 2018

Teen Study Bibles for the Teens in Your Life

My oldest grandson is approaching a "milestone" in his life; he will be leaving the Children's Ministry at our church and entering the Student/Middle School Ministry. A big moment for sure! 

As I thought about this the other day, I realized he has a Children's Bible. An actual Bible, yes, but a Bible designed for children with illustrations on the covers and features inside to help children read and understand the Bible. I especially like two of the Children's Bibles he has - the Investigator's Bible and the Children's Quest Bible, but they are Bibles for children and what new Middle Schooler wants to bring a Children's Bible to church with them?

So, I found some Bibles for teens and Zondervan kindly sent them to me for review - today I'm very happy to let you know about them.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Help Your Grandchildren Learn With Science & the Bible

My grandsons enjoy science projects, so I try to find and plan opportunities for us to work on them from time to time. But, we do not do this just for the opportunity to learn whatever science lessons may be attached with the projects, but to also make connections to their own walk with God.

We are currently working on the old food coloring and carnations project. It is quite simple - put food coloring with the water in a vase of cut carnations, then wait - possibly as long as a day - to see what happens. My grandsons put blue food coloring in the water and I asked them to predict what they think will happen. At first they thought the food coloring would kill the flowers, but then they thought the food coloring would make the flowers turn blue.

I told them we will find out, but along with thinking about what might happen with flowers surrounded by blue food coloring in the water, I also wanted them to think about something else. What happens when they are surrounded with friends who love Jesus, or friends who do not? What happens if they surround their mind and how they think with God's Word, or they do not? What happens if they are people who pray and go to church, or not? I told them I didn't want them to answer these questions yet; just think about them.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Grandmas with Heart is on Pinterest

I thought you might like to know Grandmas with Heart has a blog, a facebook page and  twitter, but today I'm happy to let you know we now have a Pinterest page as well.

On the Pinterest page you will find all the memes we have posted . . . yes all of them!


Please feel free to check it out and share your favorites with the people you know. And, if you would like to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and let the people you know about us, we would appreciate it!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Three Days

I am happy to say Kellyr78 is the winner of one Folkmanis Woodland Animal Finger Puppet Set. (You will find all the details at this link.) 

Thank you Kellyr78 for reading grandma's cookie jar, please email me by May 23, 2018 at lyndagcj@gmail.com so I am able to send the puppet set to you. Thank you also to Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away.

In three days on May 19, 2018 I'm giving away one Yankee Candle Reed Diffuser, Sweet Nothings. You will find all the details at this link - someone will win . . . could be you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tasty Recipe for Bread

I enjoy a tasty slice of homemade bread and when bread is so easy to bake and you are able to add healthy ingredients, like cracked wheat flour, oatmeal and squash, well, it makes any meal not only tastier, but more enjoyable, too! So, today I thought I'd share a recipe with you for some of the most tasty bread you will ever make.

Monday, May 14, 2018

God's Word Will Do What He Has Planned

Yes! God's Word will accomplish what He planned for it to accomplish; and we know He gave us His Word, so we will know Him. Be encouraged; if your children/grandchildren are not walking with God, this promise from God is for them, too! Spend time today reading God's Word and share with them this week how it is powerful in your life.

And, make it part of your prayers for them to see and experience how God's Word is real and powerful in their lives, too!

Please Join My Launch Team & Did You Know?

Grandparent statistics are always interesting - and fun! Enjoy these and if you are interested in joining the launch team for my book; "It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren", email me and I'll give you the info you will need as I move forward with the re-launch of this book.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

Sunday, May 13, 2018

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Three Days

I am happy to say FayeAnn Bristol. is the winner of one bag of blue popcorn! (You will find my review at this link.) 

Thank you FayeAnn for reading grandma's cookie jar, I will arrange to get your popcorn to you. Thank you also to Riehel's Select Popcorn for sending one for me to review and another for me to give away.
In three days on May 16, 2018 I'm giving away one Folkmanis Woodland Animal Finger Puppet Set. You will find all the details at this link - someone will win . . . could be you!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! We grandmas were mothers first, so this is a great day to especially remember God's blessing of your family and take time to thank God for them and pray for them to be people who love, know, seek and follow Him.

Thank you for all you do to care for, show love to and to live as someone who seeks God, lives righteously, shows wisdom and grace to all those with whom God has blessed you.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just for Fun - Mother's Day Trivia

Mother's Day is tomorrow, so I thought it would be fun to look at some Mother's Day trivia I found on-line. Did you know . . . 

  • In Britain, during the Middle Ages, it was customary for the wealthy to give servants the day off on Mothering Sunday (the fourth Sunday of Lent), so they would be able to visit their mothers, who often lived far away.
  • In Serbia, Mother’s Day is called Materice and is celebrated on the second Sunday before Christmas. Children sneak into their mother’s bedroom and gently tie her feet with ribbon or string. To negotiate her release, the mother gives her children small gifts. (Not much in it for Mom, but she does get to lie down for a bit.)
I also found the following Mother's Day trivia . . . 

Please Join My Launch Team

A few months back I invited you to join my Launch Team as I prepared to re-launch an updated version of my book; It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren. But then, as life is known to do from time-to-time, I became very busy and the re-launch was moved to a "back burner". Happily, I am ready to try once again to "re-launch" my book and am inviting you to join my Launch Team!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Free Kindle e-Book May 11-15, 2018

My book - Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Mini Edition is now available for you to download as a free Kindle e-Book! It will be available through Tuesday, May 15th, so feel free to get a copy and use it to pray for your walk with God and for your children and grandchildren as well! Check it out at this link and download a copy for yourself for free! (And please tell the parents and grandparents you know, so they are able to get a free copy as well.)

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Make This a Summer to Equip Yourself & Help Your Grandchildren Know & Believe the Truth!

When I was a child, it was a "given" the Bible was true. Everyone I knew - whether they went to church or not, believed the Bible was true. Teachers at school believed the Bible was true. My neighbors believed the Bible was true. Even people on TV, in shows we watched, believed the Bible was true. Clearly this is not the case today.

The world in which our grandchildren are growing up is different than it was when we were children. Today it is not a "given" the Bible is true. Our grandchildren are likely to know people who do not believe the Bible is true. They are likely to have teachers and neighbors who do not believe the Bible is true and see and hear on TV how the Bible is not true.

But, just because the world in which they live is different, it does not mean the Bible is not true. Truth is still the truth whether people believe it is true or not. So, this Summer, take time to research even one reason why we are able to believe the Bible is true and share the facts and evidence with your grandchildren. Yes, the Summer is a wonderful time to build fun memories, but it is also a great opportunity to help your grandchildren learn something important - they are able to believe the Bible, because it is true.

To help you do this I am going to give you a list of links to resources which you may use to learn and share with your grandchildren. (Follow the link for the full post)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Free Gift for You - a Kindle e-book

I'm very happy to share with you a simple tool which you may use to help you pray for yourself, your walk with God and for your daughters, sons, in-laws and grandchildren and their walks with God as well. What is this tool? The book - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Mini Edition!

And, from tomorrow, May 11th at 12am through May 15, 2018 you are able to download the Kindle edition at this link for FREE! Yes, it is our gift to you, so please check it out, download a copy for yourself and share the link with the people you know so they are able to do the same!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose