Not On My Watch

These podcasts are for grandparents, about grandparents and by grandparents. If you’re a new grandparent, an expectant grandparent, an experienced grandparent, even if you’re not a grandparent, but you care about today’s kids, I’ll link you with tools and information to help you be an effective conduit of blessing for the next generations. Not on My Watch is a call for radical grandparenting in turbulent times.

These podcasts were originally broadcast on a local radio station.
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Small Bites, Feb. 3, 2013

This week Jan Kinzel will be Cavin's guest on Not On My Watch to talk about downsizing and hospitality. Jan and her husband of 51 years chose to downsize their lifestyle recently. She will be sharing some of the surprises, challenges and blessing of making that choice. She is also passionate about hospitality, and talks about how downsizing has impacted that passion.


GrandCamps, Jan. 27, 2013

This week I am interviewing John and Conni Chapin about our GrandCamp programs for this summer, and their experiences as 9 year participants in the program.


Unexplainable Events, Jan. 20, 2013

My special guests today are Clifton and Ernstena Wood, authors of Unexplainable Events..But God. We'll explore the blessing and importance of good story telling.


Wess Stafford - Part 2, January 13, 2013

Wess Stafford, President of Compassion Int'l, is back for the second part of his conversation with Cavin Harper. Join us for this fascinating interview with one of the true champions of the children of this world.


Wess Stafford - Part 1, January 6, 2013

Dr. Stafford's passion for the 'little ones' of our world is clear in everything he does and his messages to those who will listen. Grandparents will resonate with Dr. Stafford's heart for children. You will also be encouraged and challenged as you consider how even the smallest things can have such a huge impact on a child's life.


Passing On a Written Legacy, Dec. 30, 2012

Cavin interviews Lana Rockwell about her book, Pasing On a Written Legacy. Passing On A Written Legacy is a guide to easy memory writing. If you follow Lana's techniques and guidelines, you will be amazed at how simple this project can be.


Christmas Story, Dec. 23, 2012

Cavin Harper tells the story of Christmas through O. Henry's story, The Gift of the Magi, and Luke 2.


Influencing the Generations, Dec. 16, 2012

Ward Tanneberg, president of CASA (Christian Association Serving Adult) Ministries. We are talking about his work in the development of a conference series called "Influencing the Generations". We'll be discussing ways grandparents can begin rebuilding an inter-generational culture in the home, especially as the holidays are drawing close.


Funny Grandkids, Dec. 9, 2012

Karen O'Connor is an award-winning author of 75+ books for children and adults, a popular speaker and writing mentor for the Christian Writers Guild. Karen was named Writer of the Year for 1997 by the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, in 2002 she received the Special Recognition Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference for writing and mentoring, and in 2004 she accepted the International Reading Association Award for her article for children on Kurdish refugees.


Shine Brite Kids, Dec. 2, 2012

Paige Anderson, founder and president of Shine Brite Kids sharing a software program she has created for teaching kids biblical truths in a creative and interactive format. It would make a great Christmas gift that grandparents could give to their grade school age grandchildren.


Family Legacy Day, Nov. 25, 2012

Charme Fletcher talking with me about the Family Legacy Day they do and how this can be such a powerful tool for grandparents to use to bless their family.


Thanksgiving Reflections, Nov. 18, 2012

Cavin reflects on the meaning of Thanksgiving and how we teach that to our grandchildren.


GrandCamps, Nov. 11, 2012

GrandCamp veteran campers, Gary and Elise Erickson, talk about their 6 years attending Christian Grandparenting Network's GrandCamp program. They share how it has been the the best investment they have made in their grandchildren.


The Charm and Challenge of Adoptive Grandparenting, Nov. 4, 2012

Jerry Jenkins, award winning author and speaker, has eight grandchildren, three of whom are adopted (2 internationally). We'll discuss the things grandparents have to cope with in these situations.


Dr. Chuck Stecker; Oct. 28, 2012

Dr. Chuck Stecker returns to discuss in more detail the importance of a father's blessing for children and adults. We talk about why it's important and how to find that blessing if your father is unable to give it.


We Must Get our Kids Reading Again; Oct. 21, 2012

Max is talking about the important of encouraging our grandchildren to read. He written suspense/mystery books for kids with a Christian message. Having not liked to read as a boy, he has especially written in a style that boys (and girls) find engaging and can be useful in helping them learn to enjoy reading.


Adventures with Grandma Abu October 14, 2012

I am interviewing Martha Gonzoles about her book, "Adventures with Grandma Abu", an bilingual book in English and Spanish written for children as a teaching tool about the value of serving others.


A Time for New Heros, Oct. 7, 2012


Dr. Chuck Stecker - Part 2

Part 2: Chuck Stecker returns to talk about the importance of establishing a rite of passage tradition in the family and the church.


Dr. Chuck Stecker - Part 1

Part 1: Chuck Stecker talks about the importance of inter-generational ministry and relationships, not only in churches, but in families. While that may sound obvious, it's not often practiced.


Building Creative Legacy Moments, Sept. 16, 2012

John is the Pastor to Senior Adults at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, CA, a post he has held for 25 years. Both John and Jacque are sought after speakers and teachers on youth, family and grandparenting topics.


Man in the Blue Moon; Sept. 9, 2012

An interview with author Michael Morris. "Man In the Blue Moon" is inspired by one of these defining moments in Michael Morris' life originating from his own relationship with his grandfather.


Not on My Watch Sept. 2, 2012

I interview Renee Gray-Wilburn and Dianne Butts, co-authors of an exciting new book called "Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ"


Not On My Watch August 26, 2012

Grandparents' Day of Prayer with Lillian Penner


Not On My Watch August 19, 2012

Today I talk with Myrna Bennett, attorney and specialist in estate planning. She will be sharing some very important information related to the legacy we will for the next generations.


Not on My Watch August 12, 2012

Boomers and Beyond with Amy Hanson


Not On My Watch August 5, 2012

Aging Gracefully in Spite of Your Helicopter Kids with Janet Perreault


Not on My Watch July 29, 2012

Creative Grandparenting with Jerry and Judy Schreur


Not on My Watch July 22, 2012

Passing On a Written Legacy with Lana Rockwell


Not on My Watch July 15, 2012

Challenges of Raising Grandchildren with Jesi Steiber


Not on My Watch July 8, 2012

Long Distance Grandparenting with Janet Tietsort


Not On My Watch July 1, 2012

Live show with Randy Scott: What Happens After the Fire


Not On My Watch June 17, 2012

Today's program features an interview with Lillian Penner, National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network.


Not On My Watch June 10, 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy of being a grandparent with Jay Kesler


Not On My Watch June 3, 2012

Top Five Grandparenting issues discussed by Cavin Harper and Mike Lewis


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