Monday, April 6, 2020

grandma's cookbook - Broiled, Herbed Chicken Breasts & Tater-Tot Casserole

With it looking like Spring is arriving here in Michigan, I have been in the mood for meals which are light, tasty and quick! So, I have been working on preparing meals which are healthy and home-made; not from a box or can and using fresh ingredients. I found some lovely, boneless, skinless chicken breasts and placed them on the broiler pan, added garlic, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram and rosemary, then broiled them. The end result was a moist, tasty, flavorful chicken which I served in pretzel buns or just on their own with a spring greens salad! Tasty and simple!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Help the Children We Love Have a Strong Spiritual DNA of Their Own

We grandparents (and parents) need to be people with a strong Spiritual DNA - who developed a walk of faith, live as people of faith and who reproduce/ hand down a strong faith. We need to have a faith which is real. We need to pray, trust, read God's Word and follow Him, so as we face life, we are able to live a life which shows we are people with a strong Spiritual DNA, a strong faith. When we have this, we will be able to hand it down - reproduce it - in the lives of the children we love.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Make Your Own "Stained Glass" Windows

There are just two weeks until Resurrection Sunday and it is very likely most of us will still be staying home, away from others - which makes celebrating with family, friends and our church something very different this year. 

Last week a friend of mine, Joan Salsbury, shared a terrific link she found on a facebook page (Easter Egg Hunt 2020 with Social Distancing) for one of the most wonderful ideas I have ever seen to help our grandchildren celebrate Resurrection Sunday. Today I am very happy to share it with you, so you have time to gather the supplies and send them to your grandchildren. You will need . . .

Friday, March 27, 2020

Plan a Fun Night at the Moives (from a Distance) & Watch Pilgrim's Progress For Free

Today I am happy to share this opportunity to watch the animated movie - Pilgrim's Progress with you along with ideas for ways you are able to use it to connect with family and friends - especially during this time when you may be staying away from them.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tasty - and Even Healthy No-Bakes!

Image result for images of no-bake cookiesMy family enjoys no-bake cookies - and I make them a couple  times a week because the way I make them they are a healthy and tasty way to increase fiber, protein and flavonoids! Today I am very happy to share with you my recipe for no-bakes. You will need . . . 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Easter Count Down Fun!

I was browsing on  Pinterest and found a fun craft for you . . . one with which you  will  certainly be able to delight your grandchildren - especially during this social distancing time when they are home from school. This idea is for an  Easter Count Down and just needs an egg carton, a dozen plastic eggs and some fun!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children - Download Four Weeks for Free

When we trust God, we are steadfast and are able to experience His perfect peace. This is certainly what we want for the children we love; at all times, but especially now with COVID-19. Children may especially feel fear as they are not in school, the adults in their lives may not be working and may be feeling stressed and life is very different.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

God is With Us Today, Tomorrow & Every Day, Because He Loves Us

With things as they are in our neighborhoods and in the world, some of the children, parents and grandparents in your ministry may feel afraid. But, while we do not know what will happen with COVID-19, we do know the things God has promised - and He always keeps His promises. For the coming days I will share some of these wonderful promises with you - please share them with the the people in your ministry. Today I'm starting with one of my favorite passages - Psalm 43:1-5 . . .

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Fun April Fool's Day Ideas!!!

Can you believe April 1st is just a couple weeks away? If April Fool's Day has "snuck" up on you and you are looking for a couple harmless, but seriously funny pranks you can pull on your grandchildren/children, hubby or friends . . . check these great ideas I found on Pinterest! They make me laugh just to think about them! :-D

Monday, March 16, 2020

Make the Coming Weeks a Time to Read

This week many of us as grandmas (grandpas/ parents, too) will find ourselves spending additional time with the children we love as so many schools are closed due to COVID-19, so I want to share some resources which you may find to be helpful. I also want to share a simple way we are able to impact our grandchildren and help them learn Who God Is and how they are able to know and follow Him.

So what is this, "simple way"? Reading books. Yes, books! Books are wonderful tools to help our grandchildren learn Who God Is, whether the book is a Christian book for children and teens or not. First let's look at using books with young grandchildren - near and far, and then we will look at the same with older grandchildren/ teens - near and far along with a few book reviews and recommendations.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

crafting with grandma - Handprint Easter Lily Brooch!

LilyIf you are looking for a special craft you could help your grandchildren make as an Easter gift for their mother . . . take a good look at this craft I found on Pinterest! I love how this "lily" is made from the handprints of children! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

grandma's cookbook. . . Homemade PB Eggs!

DSC_0850Okay, I admit it, I LOVE Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and when they are available as "eggs" for Easter . . . well, what isn't there to absolutely enjoy?!!! :^)  So, when I found a recipe on Pinterest to make them myself, I had to share it with you! 

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Dr. Seuss Quote for Today . . . Think and Wonder . . .

The Dr. Seuss Quote for today . . . "Think and wonder, wonder and think!" There are so many things in life to think and wonder, wonder and think about, but I think one of the most wondrous things to think and wonder about is God's incredible love for us! It is a very familiar verse, but it says it all; John 3:16 says, "God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die!" Just think about this!!! God loved us so much! He didn't just love us a little; He loves us so much! And, not only does He love us so much, but He gave!!! His love wasn't just love in words only . . . He gave! And then to think about what He gave . . . His only Son!!! The wonder of it all! As if all this wasn't more than enough, He gave His only Son to die for us so we will have eternal life and never really die!!! Think about this! Wonder at the amazing love of God which gives!!!

Friday, March 6, 2020

It is National Oreo Cookie Day!!!!

What a fun and tasty day to celebrate!!! My grandson Caleb is absolutely a "fan" of Oreo cookies . . . after all, they are quite the tasty treat! Since today is National Oreo Cookie Day, I thought it would be fun to share a few, "Oreo facts" with you . . . 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dr. Seuss Quotes . . . Today You are You!

Several years ago I shared a Dr. Seuss Quote each day throughout the month of March - since Dr. Seuss' birthday is in March. He had some really excellent quotes for sure. This year, throughout the month, I will share just a few of my favorites - starting today with; "Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Pray for the Ones in Tennessee

I want to take a moment today to let the people in Tennessee who lost family and friends in this horrible tornado know they are in my prayers. Please join me in holding them up in your prayers - for them to be drawn to God where they will find comfort and peace.

With this in mind, please take a minute to let the people in your life know how much you love them. Life is short - and fragile. The Bible says it is here today and gone tomorrow. Make it a priority today to let the ones you love know how much you love them.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

I Need Your Help

This blog - grandma's cookie jar - is a place where I am able to share a lot of ideas for fun ways to connect with our grandchildren/ children. Over the years I am happy to have been able to do so.

But it is also a place where I am able to share ideas and resources to help us as grandmas (and grandpas/parents, too) hand down the faith. If we want the children we love to know, walk and talk with God, we have to be faithful to hand down the faith. I have shared with you all a few times about a new book I wrote with my grandsons which will help children ages four to fourteen learn to talk with God for themselves - Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children. This book will help children pray every day as each week for a year they have a new passage in Psalms which they are able to pray for a week. It will help children learn to talk with God for themselves.

Monday, March 2, 2020

just for fun - Today is Fun About Names Day

When we had our children my husband and I named them Tiffany and David. It can be fun to think about the meaning behind the names we have or have given to our children and the names of our grandchildren as well. Especially on a day such as today . . . Fun About Names Day. I looked up some fun "names" facts on-line and am happy to share them with you today. Did you know . . . 

just for fun - It is Dr. Seuss Day!

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday! I found a great "write up" about this day on-line, so I thought I'd share it with you . . . "Today is Dr. Seuss Day, a full twenty-four hours to make a mess with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Sox, hear a Who with Horton, count the red and blue fish, help the Grinch see the error of his ways, and listen to Sam I Am’s friend complain about his dish of green eggs and ham!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Our February Book of the Month - Pass the Legacy

On my other blog - Grandmas with Heart, we have a Book of the Month. Today I am very happy to let you know of our February Book of the Month which is available to help you be a grandparent who hands down the faith - a book from one of our own Grandmas with Heart - Cathy Jacobs. PASS THE LEGACY: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference .

Is there breath in you? Then KNOW God has a plan for you! If we are over 55 or 60 years of age, our culture tells us our importance in life has diminished. Yet, God's plan is for us to run the race set before us until our final breath - and to run it well. There is no "retirement" in God's Kingdom. This is true for "grandmas" and "grandpas" as well. It is equally true for "grown-mas" and "grown-pas" who are parents with grown children. Each of us has the God-given job of passing a legacy of faith in Christ to our children and grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Words Have a Lasting Impact on Children

Over the years I've shared posts with you which my friend Maralee McKee, the Manner's  Mentor, wrote on her blog; today I'm doing this once again. Maralee once wrote about her visit to a store where she heard unkind words being spoken by a mother to her daughter. Maralee said, "Words linger...words wind their way through our mind dropping off in every nook and cranny. They're never forgotten. Our sub-conscious holds on to them. After all our parent's voice is our first voice of truth. Mama said it's so, so it has to be right."

Maralee is right. Words do have a lasting impact on children; they do "linger" and are remembered throughout a lifetime. She went on to say, "One of two things will happen in the coming years if she's talked to often in this way . . . She'll spend her life trying to over compensate and feeling like she never measures up; or she'll rebel into a reckless lifestyle feeling like, 'What's the use. I'm useless.' Our voice is our child's destiny. Pray daily we will speak gracious life into our children, our correction will be with love, and our encouragement will be to build their character not their egos. And most of all, our words will lead them to their Heavenly Father, so when we mess up as parents, (and we do, and we will some more) they will know their one Parent Who always speaks life . . . glorious life to His children."

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Leap Year Fun

Once every four years we have Leap Year with one extra day in the month of February . . . and this coming Saturday is the day! So . . . what could you do to have fun with Leap Year with your grandchildren? Well . . . consider the following . . . 

Monday, February 24, 2020

crafting with grandma - St. Patrick's Day Handprint Rainbow . . . and More!

Yesterday I was browsing on  Pinterest and came across are really cute idea for making a handprint rainbow for St. Patrick's Day! Since I love handprint crafts . . . wait, did I say, "love"??? Since this is a significant understatement, allow me, please, to correct . . . since I LOVE handprint crafts, I knew I would have to share this one with you!

Follow this link and you'll find the simple directions for this cute handprint rainbow . . . I would include a photo of my grandchildren in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, because they are my "treasure" for sure!!! 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

100 St. Patrick's Day Ideas!

leprechaun hat s'mores - st. patrick's day dessert ideaDo you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, and if you are looking for some fun ideas you could use with your grandchildren, take a look at this link I found on Pinterest . . . if you follow it, you'll find 100 ideas for recipes, crafts, decorating and more . . . lots of potential fun for sure!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

crafting with grandma - Crochet Some Polka-Dot Fun

I found an adorable pattern for crocheted polka dot bears on Pinterest which is sooo cute and would make a great gift for grandchildren or just to have in your home for fun!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

I Would Most Sincerely Appreciate Your Help

For nine years I have been writing this blog, sharing ideas, information and resources to help you connect with the children you love and hand down the faith to them. Today I am asking for your help. 

My grandsons helped write the book; Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children by collaborating, writing and illustrating - it is designed to help children, ages four through fourteen, learn to talk with God by praying the Psalms back to God. If you are a grandparent/parent or know one (or more) who wants to hand down the faith by helping the children you love learn to be people who pray, please consider the following . . . 

A Gift for You & Bless the Ones You Love

One important thing we are able to do for the children we love is to "bless" them . The Bible has many blessings in it which you may use with the ones you love. You may choose your own blessing to give from a favorite Bible verse or use this one from Psalm 86 . . . 

Monday, February 17, 2020

From One Generation to the Next

I have always found a reading of the Old Testament to be exciting . . . and heartbreaking. You have real people and how their real lives were impacted and changed when they came to know and walk with God; such as David. He went from being a lowly shepherd boy to being the King of Israel. Yes, there were a lot of years between the two, but he knew and walked with God; even as a young teen . . . so much so he was able to trust God to fight for him when facing a giant none of the older soldiers in the army were willing to fight . . . they just ran and hid! He knew, walked with and trusted God to keep him through the years when he was being chased by Saul. Yes, he made some really horrible choices over the years, but when faced with his sin he turned from it and asked God for forgiveness and grace. He wrote the Psalms and modeled for us, even today - how to talk with God; how to worship and praise Him!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day from Grandmas with Heart

On this day when we think about the love we have for others, just look at how Zephaniah 3:17 describes God's love for us, and the ones we love - 
  • God's love is shown by His presence with us as He is with us.
  • God's love is shown by His choice to save us.
  • God's love is shown by the way He rejoices over us.
  • God's love is shown by how we are able to find rest in His love.
  • God shows His love by singing and being joyful about us!
Oh yes, God absolutely loves us and His great love for us gives us the example to follow in how we show love to others as we . . .

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grandmas with Heart

Grandmas with HeartMany of you who read grandma's cookie jar are grandparents /parents who are focused upon handing down the faith to the children you love; it is one of the reasons you read this blog. On grandma's cookie jar I also include recipes, activities, crafts, product reviews of things in which you may be interested along with some giveaways along with ideas for handing down the faith. While I will continue to post ideas, resources and tools to help you hand down the faith, today I want to be sure you know about my other blog - Grandmas with Heart and invite you to make it a blog you read as well.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Birthday Menu Recipes - Enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Mousse PieMy daughter-in-law's birthday is next week, so we are celebrating Sunday with her choice of dinner . . . my lasagna, oven roasted broccoli, homemade french baguettes and chocolate mousse pie. I have recipes for everything but the pie, so I looked on-line and found a recipe I'm going to try - which I thought I'd share with you today.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

grandma's cookbook - Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce - Damn Delicious
My grandsons love chicken wings! Did I say, "loves"? It would be more accurate to say they, LOVE chicken wings! I bought some barbecue honey wings which only had to be put in the oven to bake . . . and they ate them right up! But, today as I browsed on Pinterest I found a recipe for Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings and thought, since chicken wings typically are extremely inexpensive to buy, it really would not be that difficult - or even difficult at all - to make them from "scratch"!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Teach it All

I was blessed to grow up in a family of faith in a home with parents and grandparents who believed in God. We went to church together, I remember them all reading their Bibles and hearing them pray. My grandparents loved the hymns and encouraged me to sing. I was blessed to grow up in a family of faith.

I did not, however; learn how to walk with God on my own. Then, as is still often the case now, parents and grandparents were not taught how important it is for them to teach the children they loved how to walk and talk with God on their own. I didn't understand what prayer was really all about and always felt like my prayers never made it past the ceiling, so when I became a parent, I taught my children about the Bible, the people in the Bible, we went to church and were always involved serving in our church - all great things for sure, but I didn't know how to help them learn to talk with God on their own and this is the single greatest thing I wish I had known to do raising them.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Why Not Give it A Try? What Have You Got to Lose?

As parents and grandparents we want to be focused upon handing the faith to the children we love. We know how important it is for us to hand down the faith, because what we say and do does matter - it does make a difference. So, we need to look for ideas, resources and books to help them us this very important thing.

I have personally tried quite a number of things to hand down the faith to my grandsons and while many of the have been effective and have engaged my grandsons in conversations which matter, so they believe and know why they believe, the single most effective thing I have done with them so far, is for me to help them learn to be people who talk with God themselves. We are on week 11 of our focus on prayer and I am able to see how this is starting to make a true difference and am looking forward to watching as they continue to grow closer to God by talking with Him for themselves.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Leap Day - Leap Frog Hats

This year is Leap Year, so I thought it might be fun to find an adorable crochet  pattern for frog hats . . . and found one at this link. This hat would be quick and easy to make and could be a fun addition to celebrating Leap Year Day with your grandkids! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Air We Breathe

I tend not to wonder or think about things like the air we breathe and the percentages of the "ingredients" such as nitrogen, oxygen, in it. But, when I read the following  information about the air, I was amazed! Did you know . . .

Monday, February 3, 2020

Why Not Give it a Try?

As grandmas (and grandpas/parents) who believe in, love and walk with Jesus, we certainly want the children we love to do the same. We know how important it is for us to hand down the faith, because what we say and do does matter - it does make a difference. So, we hand down the faith and we look for ideas, resources and books to help us do this very important thing.

I have personally tried quite a number of things to hand down the faith to my grandsons and while many of the have been effective and have engaged my grandsons in conversations which matter, so they believe and know why they believe, the single most effective thing I have done with them so far, is for me to help them learn to be people who talk with God themselves. We are on week 11 of our focus on prayer and I am able to see how this is starting to make a true difference and am looking forward to watching as they continue to grow closer to God by talking with Him for themselves.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Our Book Store is Open

I have wonderful news! We now have a Book Store on this blog where you are able to get digital/pdf copies of books and resources to help you hand down the faith for just $5 each! This means you will be able to get books and resources to equip you and use with the children you love to hand down the faith for less than you might spend at a fast-food restaurant.

One such book which is now available as a digital/pdf copy of Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for ChildrenThis book is for children ages four through fourteen and for just $5 you are able to get it and use with all the children you love to help them learn to talk with God for themselves. Is there possibly a better way to spend $5? I know it is making a difference in my grandsons' lives as they learn to talk with God on their own.

Friday, January 31, 2020

just for fun - February is the Great American Pie Month!

I looked on-line and learned February is the Great American Pie Month! Talk about a tasty month!!! Whether you’re in the mood for a fruit pie with a flaky, golden crust or a sweet crème pie with a crunchy cookie crust, this is a month you will enjoy for sure!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

just for fun . . . !yaD sdrawkcaB si tI (It is Backwards Day!)

Yes, tomorrow is truly, "just for fun", because it is Backwards Day!  "Backward Day is a day to do everything backwards. Use your imagination, and Backward Day can be lots of fun. It's especially popular with school aged kids. Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat your meal, starting with dessert. Now that's what I call fun! Walk backwards, or talk backwards. Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start. Are you starting to get the picture!? This day is limited only by your imagination."   

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

grandma's cookbook - Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Hearts!

I have been a "fan" of rice krispie treats since I was a child. I, of course, have been a "fan" of chocolate . . . probably from birth! :-) So, when I found this recipe on Pinterest for Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Hearts . . . well, of course I had to share it with you . . . and make plans for my grandsons to make some, too!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

grandma's cookbook . . . Homemade Heart Mints!

I was browsing on Pinterest this morning and found a recipe for  homemade heart mints . . . they look like they would be great fun to make with grandchildren and certainly would be fun to give to people for Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Valentine's Day Fun - Give Your Grandchild's Yard a "Heart Attack"!

I know Valentine's Day is several weeks away, but I want to share a fun idea I found on  Pinterest which is so cute and fun, I want you to have time to gather supplies . . . and give the yard of someone you love a "heart attack"! All you need is a large heart "stencil", which you may make from cardboard or paper, a sifter, flour and an opportunity to slip unobserved into a loved one's yard!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Give a Blessing

There are many things we 
are able to do as grandmas which make a significant difference in the lives of our children and grandchildren, but one big one is for us to "bless" them. Now, if you did not grow up receiving Scripture blessings as a child, or if you have not been taught what it is to bless or how to do it, honestly it may be a a challenge to get in the "habit". I did not grow up with this and did not even know about it until a few years ago, so I find making this a part of what I always do with my grandsons is something challenging. However; it absolutely is something I want to be part of what I do with them. I understand the whys for it and so one of the things I want to do with them this year, is make giving a Scripture blessing a part of what happens at poppa and grandma's house.

So, I am challenging you to do this as well; "bless" your grandchildren whenever they leave your home. The Bible has many blessings in it and giving a blessing to your grandchildren is a really powerful thing. You may choose your own blessing to give from a favorite Bible verse or use this one from Psalm 86 to try . . . 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Equip Our Grandchildren to Know Their Real "Super Power"

As grandparents, when we look back at raising our children, we likely have things we wish we knew to do differently. I do. The biggest is I wish I knew how to talk with God then, so I would have been able to help them learn how to talk with God. Looking back, I know now how much it matters to help the children we love learn to be people who talk with God on their own, people who watch for how God answers and people who remember what He does in their lives. These are some of the most important and essential things for the ones we love to grow to love, know and walk with God.

Now as grandma I know how to talk with God and I understand how absolutely vital it is for me to help my grandchildren learn to be people who talk with God, watch for how He answers and remember what He does. Many grandmas and grandpas I know often ask me what the are able to do to help their grandchildren know, love and walk with God. They do not want their grandchildren to turn away from a walk of their own with God, but do not know what they are able to do to hand down the faith to them.

I understand this, as it is where I was as a mom; but no more. Today I want to encourage you to do a simple thing to help equip your grandchildren ages four to fourteen learn to be people who talk with God, watch for what He does and remember. Then I want to ask for your help to let as many grandparents - and parents, too, know what to do as well.

Help Them Make the Faith Their Own

Unless we hide the children we love away in some remote location where there is no internet and the only people they see, talk with and know are us, we may be certain at one point or another they will meet someone who tells them things which go against what we have taught them from God's Word. It is inevitable. 

We may be careful to do all we are able to do to teach the children we love the truth of God's Word and how they are able to talk with, love, know and walk with Him, but at some point in time, someone will say or do something which will cause them to question the things we taught them. It is inevitable.

For example, think of Adam and Eve. They actually talked and walked with God in the garden every evening. Just imagine! They were surrounded by God's glory and lived in a world untouched by sin, yet even there, even then, Satan got to them and caused them to question what they knew to be true with the lies; "Does God really love me? Is He keeping something amazing from me?" Which led them to the questions we all face at some point; "Should I obey what God asked, or do what I want?"

Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day!

Yes, believe it or not, today is, "National Rubber Ducky Day! In 1970, Jim Henson  performed the song 'Rubber Duckie' as Ernie on Sesame Street, and the rubber duck bath toy has been an iconic American symbol ever since. Rubber ducks have been around since the rise of the rubber industry in the late 1800s, but no one knows their exact origin.

Did you know in January of 1992, a shipment of 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean? By 2007, the 'Friendly Floatees' had traveled 17,000 miles around the world on the ocean currents. Some are still afloat today! Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic, and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean." (I found this info on-line at punchbowl dot com.)

I thought it might be fun on this "ducky day" to make some ducks of our own, so I browsed on Pinterest and found the following, "Ducky" crafts . . . 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Trust God & Equip the Ones We Love to Do the Same

As things happen in our world which could leave us and the ones we love feeling worried and/or afraid, it is important, even essential, for us to spend time in prayer and teach our grandchildren and children to do the same. Trying to respond to the things which are happening outside of trusting God, leaves us - and the ones we love - at risk of becoming angry, worried, afraid. But, as people who talk with and trust God, we are able to experience His peace.