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It seems like our social media, financial, and email accounts get hacked now and then. When that happens, we change our passwords to protect our privacy since we don’t want intruders to have access to our accounts. Passwords protect our accounts.
I recently heard a message that spoke to my heart about guarding…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 3, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Guest Blog by Cavin Harper, Executive Director of Christian Grandparenting Network
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the whole armor of God so that you may take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:10, 11).
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 18, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Since you received my blog last week, I am praying you have been thinking about how God would have you to influence other grandparents to pray intentionally for their grandchildren in their sphere of influence? I hope you have checked out our website with guidelines, endorsements, and testimonies. Printed Prayer cards are also available for a small charge at…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 14, 2019 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Why a Grandparents’ Day of Prayer?
Where has time flown by? Many of our grandchildren will be heading off to school next month. Summer will be gone before we know it. We need to uphold them in prayer
as the church is becoming less significant today in our everyday lives, a moral influence becomes more important as they go back to school. Culture tends to shape our grandchildren by what it presents as normal, which is very…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 12, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Is God's timetable too slow for you sometimes? I sometimes think it is too slow. In John chapter eleven, we read about the death of Lazarus. Mary and Martha sent word to their dear beloved friend Jesus to let him know their brother Lazarus had become very ill. They expected Jesus to come to heal their brother, but he did not come, and they wondered why. However, Jesus had different plans, He told the disciples, and "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 7, 2019 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Today our nation is being attacked like never before educationally, socially, financially, and spiritually. Christianity itself is under assault, and parents and grandparents are involved in a tug of war for the hearts and minds of their children. Our grandchildren are finding it hard to navigate in a world hostile to truth. Satan has launched an aggressive attack on our families, schools, and our nation to desensitize our children to truth and righteousness.Perhaps at no…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on May 29, 2019 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Guest blog Written by Sherry Schuman
Grandparents Day of Prayer and National Grandparents Day are similar but not the same. To understand their similarities and differences, we need to examine both, starting with National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day
After a three-year battle that began in 1970, West Virginia housewife Marian McQuade convinced her state Congress to commemorate grandparents with…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on May 2, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments
A Grandparent’s Challenge
I received the special gift of grandparenting as I approached my midlife season. It was exciting to become a grandparent! However, I learned that along with this gift came a sacred trust to imprint another generation with the message of God’s faithfulness. Reflecting on my new responsibility, I realized my prayers were too general and vague and I became frustrated with how I was praying for my grandchildren.…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on March 21, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments
A good friend focused my attention on Isaiah 60:1-2 as a word from the Lord for the New Year: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” …Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on March 14, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Early in my life, I felt my prayers were too general for my family, I asked God to give me wisdom and insight on how I could pray more intentionally. I discovered praying God’s Word was a great resource to help me to pray not only for my grandchildren and their parents but also for myself.
When I pray according to God’s Word, I am in line with His will, enabling me to pray with confidence, direction, power, and wisdom according to Hebrews 4:12, “The Word of God is full…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 18, 2019 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Why should we pray for our families?
Cultural pressures are increasing on our grandchildren and their parents. However, grandparents can help the next generation navigate these cultural issues. Just as Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews, when they were threatened, physically, we can stand in the gap with prayer for our families as the enemy threatens their spiritual lives. …Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 14, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments
Isn't it exciting to have your precious grandchild come running into your arms with hugs and kisses? Your six-year-old granddaughter calling to tell you she lost her first tooth and the tooth fairy is coming to her house, or your seven-year-old grandson thrilled to tell you how many goals he made in his soccer game. I spent a day with my two youngest…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 4, 2019 at 4:52pm — No Comments
As I look ahead into 2019, it looks like our national and global situation is in turmoil. Our world is in a moral and spiritual decline, we are in a battle for the minds and hearts of our dear grandchildren. The enemy is trying to steal their hearts and the plans God has for them. In addition to trying to destroy their faith, the enemy is trying to destroy the morals of our country, especially the family unit. It is urgent that we stand in the gap to pray…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 10, 2019 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Guest blog written by Cathy Jacobs
Joni Eareckson Tada tells the story of a visit she once had to Russia. While there, she befriended an old woman who cleaned the hotel lobby floors. Through an interpreter, Joni became friends with the elderly lady by praising her on her excellent care of the floor. This lady was aged, wrinkled but…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 4, 2019 at 5:09pm — No Comments
As I was looking at the forlorn misshapen tree standing in the snow on the cover of a book I was reading last week, I was reminded of the Christmas tree we had at my house when I was a child.
When I was six years old, my parents had very little money to spend at Christmas. In order for my parents to have enough money to buy a present for me, they decided to cut a branch…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on December 19, 2018 at 8:06pm — No Comments
Have you struggled in your role as a grandparent? If you are you are not alone. There are 80 million grandparents in the United States. Many are struggling to navigate the culture, which their grandchildren think is normal.
My friend, Catherine Jacobs recently published her book, Pass the Legacy, 7 Keys for Grandparents making a difference. She pours out her passion for the Lord and the role for grandparents given in God’s Word.
Many of us grandparents are having a…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on November 8, 2018 at 1:16pm — No Comments
By Lillian Penner
We are going to look in God’s Word to see some examples of people He used to stand in the gap for his purpose to be accomplished. The Bible describes prayer as “Standing in the Gap” or “Bridging the Gap” a channel through which God’s will is brought to earth.
God chose and appointed Moses to stand in the gap between His people, the Israelites, and Pharaoh. Esther…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 22, 2018 at 9:28pm — No Comments
When I was a young woman, I had many opportunities to visit my widowed grandmother while I attended college in her town. As she grieved my grandfather’s death, she reflected her trust in God to care for her and showed how God sustained her each day, by claiming the promise Jesus gave His disciples after His resurrection.
“Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20 (KJV).
My grandmother’s faith that God would always be there for…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 4, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments
Recently I was thinking about my grandchildren going back to school, and the story of baby Moses kept coming to my mind from Exodus chapter 2.
At the time Moses was born, Pharaoh was killing all the newborn Hebrew boys in Egypt. When Moses was three months old, his mother hid him by making a basket, coated it with tar and pitch. His mother placed the child in it and then put him in the river among the reeds with his sister standing nearby watching. Pharaoh's…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on September 4, 2018 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) is proclaiming National Grandparents' Day observed on September 9, 2018, as a Grandparents' Day of Prayer. We believe the battle for the hearts and minds of our dear grandchildren and their parents can be won only by praying grandparents who sense the urgency and unite to do battle in prayer.
It is only 40 days until Grandparents’ Day of Prayer on September 9.I hope you have…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 6, 2018 at 5:17pm — No Comments