Monday, July 25, 2011

How to Spend Time With Your Grandchildren!

My dear little Caleb was born yesterday . . . July 24th weighing 8lbs 10oz and measuring 20 inches! He is so sweet and cute and such an amazing gift from the hand of God! Today, while mommy is in the hospital and daddy is helping mommy, Josiah is staying with me! 


The Grandmother's BibleI so appreciate the devotion from the Grandmother's Bible for today! It was written by Bobbie Wolgemuth and is entitled, I Will . .  I Will . . .  She says, "Psalm 9 contains a great 'I Will' activity list to remember when you spend time with your grandchild. First, start with an attitude of praise. Tell the Lord what you are thankful for. Count your blessings, name them. It will be easy to have a heart full of thankfulness after you've named even a few. Your heart will be full and running over with the kind of attitude that pleases God and spills over on the young ones with the love of the Savior. Second, tell the kids what God has done in the past. One of our greatest resources as grandmothers is the history we have lived. Everyday miracles fill our memory banks.  Pull a few past marvels out of your memory treasure chest and tell your grandchild of the Lord's wonders. Third, be a happy grandmother. Open the door with a smile and a hug. Let your face show the gladness of the Lord. Your inside joy should envelop your grandchildren with every encounter, no matter where you are. The fourth 'I will" is my favorite: sing. Sing with your grandchildren. Leave a song in their hearts."


So, today, or tomorrow, or the next time you are with your grandchildren, remember these four things and help pass on a heritage of faith by the things you say and do!

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