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Are You an Intentional Traveler?

“Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”  Matt. 18:5

group-of-kidsEffective parenting and grandparenting requires intentionality. God laid down this challenge through the prophet Jeremiah—Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths; ask where the good way is, and walk in it (Jer. 6:16). That’s what intentional travelers do. I stand at a crossroads everyday and must choose the path I will walk—the good way where God promises rest for my soul… or my way. Frank Sinatra may have arrogantly boasted, “I did it my way”, and my way may work for a song, but it’s never the good way. In the end, my way doesn’t count.  

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Three Keys to a Life God Blesses

ABC GirlDo you ever wish that you could be more noticed… that when you walk into a room people know who you are and immediately engage with you? If the truth were known, most of us likely have secret fantasies about standing out in the crowd and automatically getting attention. Sometimes we vicariously seek that notice through our kids and grandkids.

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What is Liberty... and Do Your Grandchildren Know the Answer?

 

Statue of LibertyWe just celebrated another Fourth of July in the United States. You probably heard all the familiar refrains in speeches and songs about liberty and freedom. But what do we mean when we speak of liberty? Do you have a grasp of its meaning? The truth is that we cannot give what we do not have. How shall we leave a legacy of liberty to our grandchildren that conveys accurately the meaning and price of liberty if we don’t understand it ourselves?

It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.” He pointed out that when the shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s pasture, the sheep are undoubtedly grateful for the liberty the shepherd has secured. The wolf, on the other hand, views the shepherd as the destroyer of his liberty.

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How to (Easily) Introduce a Child to Friendship with God

 

Many grandparents are looking for simple tools to help them guide their grandchildren toward a personal Betitime Prayersrelationship with God in Christ. One of the most powerful tools for doing that is prayer, but sometimes we try to make it too complicated.

Ernie Rosenberg knows that challenge all too well. Having devoted a great deal of his time cultivating the discipline of prayer, Ernie has agreed to share one way parents and grandparents can help a child learn important truths about who God is and how he views them as a person created in His image.

I hope you will find his article a helpful tool in this important spiritual discipline. Grandparents are often in a unique position to influence a child, and what better way to do that than to introduce them to their heavenly Father through prayer. Be sure to also check out Ernie’s web site: www.mychildsprayers.com

Do you remember bedtime with your children when they were young? If they were like mine, you probably found them sometimes resistant, sometimes playful, and sometimes contemplative. There were also those moments when they were eager to talk about more serious things…things that they might not understand, but were none-the-less important to them. Perhaps they had been hurt by a friend, or were grieving the passing of a pet. For me, bedtime was often a time when my children turned inward—a very, very special time. I regret that I did not do more to make it a significant time for the most special of friends—God, the Father. Perhaps, like me, you’d like to make it a more significant time with your grandchildren…

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Do You Have the Courage to be a Hero to Your Grandchildren?

HeroAs part of a church’s children’s program one young lad was asked who hero was. He answered without hesitation, “My Dad”! Men, you know there are few things that will make a dad’s chest swell with pride like hearing his son call him a hero.

On this Father’s Day I wonder how many grandfathers would be seen as heroes in the eyes of their grandchildren. I wrote about heroes in some articles a few months ago. In one of those I asked the question of grandfathers, “Are you worthy to be called a ‘hero’ by your grandchildren?”

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