'Grandparenting Summit' Tagged Posts

'Grandparenting Summit' Tagged Posts

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Dear Friends, Some of you know the name Tim Challies.  For the past 20 years, Tim has been blogging at his website www.challies.com.  After posting a few book reviews and some other articles on his website, Tim came to a point where he realized he either needed to stop altogether or take blogging more seriously.  He set a goal of posting every day for a year.  Before long, his hobby became his vocation.  Today, about a million people visit his blog each…

October 13, 2021

Dear Friends, King David posed the question in Psalm 2.  “Why do the nations rage? James, the half brother of Jesus brought the issue closer to home.  “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?” We look at our contentious culture and wonder why we are so divided as a nation.  Why is there conflict in our world?  In Psalm 2, David says that the nations rage because the Kings of the earth set themselves against the Lord.  Why is the conflict in…

October 6, 2021

The word glory is one of those Bible words we use a lot without thinking much about. 

September 29, 2021

Dear Friends, Anyone who has ever tried to coordinate a family reunion knows what the biggest challenge is.  Trying to find a time that works on everyone’s calendar is the kind of logistical puzzle that only an experienced air traffic controller can handle.  In our family, we have five children, their five spouses and now ten grandchildren to account for.  We typically work 24 months in advance trying to lock down a date that works for all of us.  Even then,…

September 22, 2021

There is a difference between being tempted and entering into temptation.  It is not a sin to be tempted, but it is a sin to enter into temptation.

September 15, 2021

Dear Friends, It’s embarrassing, really.  Abram, newly settled in the land God has shown him, and fresh off the experience of hearing God vow to him that he and his family will be blessed, finds himself facing famine in this new land of promise.  The story points out to us that the fact that God has promised to bless His children doesn’t mean we won’t face hardship along the way. So Abram and his wife Sarai sojourn to Egypt to survive.  But…

September 10, 2021

Dear Friends, Anthropologist Margaret Mead once observed that “everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” The author of the book Roots, Alex Haley said “nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.” And children’s book authors Charles and Ann Morse said “a child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” The Bible is more specific.  A grandparent is to be thinking carefully about how…