WAYS TO CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY

            In 1978 President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday following Labor Day to be “Grandparents Day” in the United States.  This is a day for our nation to recognize and honor the matriarchs and patriarchs of our families.  It is also an occasion to remind  —  even challenge  —   […]

Grand Camp

Grand Camp:  101 A Personal Retreat with Your Grandchild For four summers, I had the joy of taking my oldest grandson, Nathaniel, to Grand Camp.  However, by the fifth summer, he had “aged out”.  He was very sad.  So, I decided to have a “Grand Camp:  One on One”.  It […]

Discipling Our Grandchildren

Guidelines for Discipling Our Grandchildren Make a decision to become intentionally pro-active in discipling your grandchildren Pray fervently! For yourself to be led by the power of the Holy Spirit For your grandchildren to have a hunger and thirst for the Lord Develop a written plan about conversations, scriptures, experiences […]

Grand Camp One on One

A Personal Retreat with Your Grandchild For four summers, I had the joy of taking my oldest grandson, Nathaniel, to Grand Camp.  However, by the fifth summer, he had “aged out”.  He was very sad.  So, I decided to have a “Grand Camp:  One on One”.  It was Grand Camp […]

Grand Day

Grand Camp in One Day Since some people cannot attend the five-day Grand Camp, churches have planned a “Grand Day”.  This is the best of Grand Camp offered in one day at a local church.  Often several churches join together to give their grandparents a spectacular one-day event with their […]

Guidelines for G@P Groups

GAP GUIDELINES Gather in someone’s home or church.  (I love for our group here to meet in the Church Building).  Meeting in someone’s home makes it personal, warm. Schedule Welcome! Opening Prayer Announcements (?) Simple, short Teaching/Devotional (optional) Response to teaching Sharing concerns and prayer requests Corporate Prayer Time (kneeling? […]

Practical Tips for Passing a Legacy

Practical Tips for Intentional Grandparenting Thanksgiving:  Sign-In Sheet/Chart Have everyone “sign in” as they arrive for Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Beside each person’s name, have each one write 3 things for which he is thankful. After Thanksgiving Day Dinner, as food is settling (!), perhaps still at the table, bring the […]