Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Equip Your Grandchildren for the New School Year with God's Love, Joy & Peace

My grandsons will be heading back to school in just three weeks, so to help them focus and prepare in these final three weeks, we are going to focus upon and pray one of our blessings . . . 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hand Down the Faith with Mystery Bags - God's "Explosive" Joy

It has been a busy summer - my grandsons spend the day at my house on the days when both their parents are at work - and there have been many of these days. I am a happy grandma.

But, this has meant less time for posts. Today I want to share a post with you which I originally posted to my other blog - Grandmas with Heart - earlier this week.

My grandsons have been at my house for the past four days for our yearly, "Days of Fun". Yesterday we did, "Will it Explode/Make a Mess" and the boys tried the Diet Coke/Mentos experiment, Elephant Toothpaste experiment and the exploding Watermelon (using rubberbands) experiment, and yes, a mess was made in all three experiments!

We are talking about how these experiments remind us of how when we make the choice to love, know and walk with God, our lives will have many surprises and His joy will flow - or explode - out of us!


If you would like to try any of these experiments with your grandchildren, you will need the following supplies . . .

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Have a Winner

I'm happy to say, Rochel S is the winner in the giveaway for the book, Beware of the CrocodileYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Rochel for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - lyndagcj@gmail.com by July 30, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Candlewick Press for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Duck! - Book Review & Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to review a new book from Candlewick Press and am extremely happy to do so today! Not only am I able to let you know about this book which you will want to have in your own library - and give to your grandchildren as well, but I am able to announce a giveaway as well.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Five Days

I'm happy to say, Lori Layne is the winner in the giveaway for the book, A Small Zombie ProblemYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Lori for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - lyndagcj@gmail.com by July 25, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

crafting with grandma - An Airplane to Make and with which to Play

Magnetic Airplane ClipMy grandsons loves to work on crafts if they are techie or about something with wheels, so, I'm always looking for ideas we can do when they are over here. I have to say, it is easier to find crafts girls will enjoy than it is to find crafts boys will enjoy, so when I saw this cute little airplane on Pinterest, well, I had to share it with you!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Five Days

I'm happy to say, Kellyr78 is the winner in the giveaway for the book, my first Pop-Up DinosaursYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Kellyr78 for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com by July 20, 2019, so I am able to arrange to have it sent to you) and thank you Candlewick Studio for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

crafting with grandma - Fun Paper Cone Paper Dolls!

I loved paper dolls when I was a child, but I've never seen paper cone paper dolls before, so when I saw them on Pinterest, I had to share them with you! If I had a granddaughter, I'd be downloading and printing these out for her for sure!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Book Giveaway Tomorrow - July 10th

Tomorrow, July 10, 2019 I'm giving away one the single parent: confident and successful. You are able to find all the details at this link and you still have time to enter the drawing. Whether or not you win the book, it is absolutely a book I would put on a "must-read" list. It is filled with wisdom and will make a difference in your family whether you are a single family or not.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren - Kindle Copy Available for Free

I am very happy to say,  It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren   is available on Kindle for you to get your own copy for until July 11, 2019! If you are a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle or someone who works with children, this book is for you.

For years I have written Sunday school curriculum, children's storybooks and Bible Adventures. Curriculum; these types of books come easy to me and I have had the privilege to write for publishers and magazines (curriculum for VeggieTales, SuperBook, Calvary Church Grand Rapids, Deeper in 4 Children and the Manner's Mentor as well as articles for Children's Ministry Magazine, Christianity Today's Your Church Magazine and Legacy Coalition).

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Small Zombie Problem - I'm Giving One Away

I was recently invited to review a new book for readers - and today I'm happy to let you know about A Small Zombie Problem and announce a giveaway as well.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

the single parent: confident and successful - We Are Giving One Away

Last week I had the privilege of reading and reviewing Linda Ranson Jacob's new book, the single parent: confident and successful (you will find my full review at this link). In my review I said; "If you, or your grown child, is a single parent, then clearly Linda's book, the single parent: confident and successful, is an obvious "fit". But, if like me, you are not a single parent and neither are your grown children, do not think this book is not for you - or for them. It absolutely is. As I read this book I learned much about how I will be better able to confidently and successfully hand faith to my grandchildren - and grown children as well. I am very happy to recommend, the single parent: confident and successful, to all parents and grandparents."

Today I am thrilled to let you know, Linda's publisher, BethanyHouse, is making an additional copy of the single parent: confident and successful available for us to give away on Grandmas with Heart! 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Beware of the Crocodile - I'm Giving One Away

Saturday, when my grandsons were at my house, the mail brought a package of books which were sent to me from Candlewick Press. Of course we had to sit down and read them - all three received thumbs up from my grandsons. Over the coming week, I'll share my reviews of them with you - and announce giveaways as well; today I'm sharing, Beware of the Crocodile.