Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It's Our Job to Obey What God Has Decided

I posted this on my other blog - Grandmas with Heart, but it is important, so I want to share it with you as well . . .
As grandmas (and grandpas and parents) it is our "job" to pray and hand down the faith - we know this and it is our joy to do so. It is also our "job" to love our grandchildren - and certainly we fell in love with them the very first time we saw and held them. Loving our grandchildren is the easiest "job" we ever had.
We are happy to pray, hand down the faith and love our grandchildren, and know at least the basics of what these things involve, but today I want to think about a time when it may be possible we will also have to speak up for our grandchildren.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Crochet a Cute Llama!

I've been working on putting together a small Christmas Gift Review for this year - one of the things in the review is yarn. Red Heart sent me some of their new years to review and giveaway, so as I work on the review I thought it would be fun to share with you a new pattern for an adorable llama you could crochet with some soft Red Heart yarn!

You will find the pattern at this link - and you have time to make one, or some, for the children you love for Christmas! (From the comments it looks like it takes two to four weeks to make.)

For whom might you make this cute llama?

Friday, September 21, 2018

Today is World Gratitude Day

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK GIFT IDEAS | We have you the perfect guide if you're looking for a cute gift that is cheap, easy, clever and delicious! The perfect way to say thank you and show you appreciate someone. <3 Perfect for Teachers, Moms, Family, Neighbors, Church Leaders and friends.Yes, today is a day for the world to pause and think about the many things for which we have to be thankful. While every day is a day for us to be thankful, it is a good thing to stop and take account of the many blessings in our lives and to express our thanks to God and to others.

Make your own list of at least ten things for which you are thankful - challenge your grandchildren to do the same and compare lists. You may also want to do something with your grandchildren to show your thanks to the people in your life who bring joy to you and who brighten your day. Check these ideas I found on Pinterest . . . 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Have a Winner

Special Giveaway on September 20, 2018I am happy to say Carmen Van Deursen is the winner of the two Fandango tickets to see Unbroken: Path to Redemption (You'll find my review at this link.) Thank you Carmen for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com, so I am able to send you your ticket codes) and thank you Flyby for making it possible for me to review this movie and give tickets away.

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.