Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Courtesy BedBugs.org Most of us can remember our mothers or grandmothers tucking us into bed at night and whispering, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” As a child I never took that warning seriously. It was just something they said at bed time. I never imagined that bed...
What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

“Do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…”  Colossians 3:17 I grew up in a moderately-sized city in Wyoming where my father built a very positive reputation and name in our community. Nearly anywhere in that town I went as a young boy people knew my father and would...
The Right Advice at the Right Time

The Right Advice at the Right Time

Their daughter Katelyn was dating a non-Christian. How could that happen? Before they had children, Nick and Marcy determined to be intentional about raising their children with biblical values. They made spiritual discussions part of everyday conversations. They had...
The Father’s Example of Love

The Father’s Example of Love

Wouldn’t it be great if parenting and grandparenting came with an instruction manual? (Not that we would actually read the instructions …) Your 6-year-old grandson has no interest in sports. Turn to page 13 to find out why. Your 16-year-old granddaughter isn’t talking...
Share God’s Hand Through Your Family History

Share God’s Hand Through Your Family History

My last blog dealt with a grandparent’s role as ‘storyteller’ and keeper of family history. But, do you know your family history? Are there accounts of your ancestors which have been passed down from one generation to the next? Have you spent time researching your...
The Role of Grandma – Be a ‘Pointer’

The Role of Grandma – Be a ‘Pointer’

In a couple of my posts I’ve been talking about the ‘role’ of the grandma (and the grandpa, too). I believe grandmas need to be prayer warriors and prayer teachers as we pray for our grandchildren and also teach them to pray. I believe we need to be...
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