This is the third year we have attended Ella’s elementary school for Grandparent’s Day lunch. It’s always a blessing to join Ella (3rd grade) for lunch, along with many other grandparents who make this a high priority as well. The school is very welcoming to family members and we are thankful for the opportunity to share in the life experiences of our granddaughter. Ella always puts in her favorite order–this year a pepperoni sub sandwich. We are proud of Ella for sharing her faith in Jesus with her friends and family. Last year, she shared the Gospel with two of her school friends, and during our lunch time, Ella bowed her head to pray. Many grandparents are not only spending time with their grandchildren, but are also living a life of faith in Jesus along side of their grandchildren.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
It is such an honor to be a Christian grandparent. Just a couple of Sundays ago, our church hosted its first Christian Grandparent’s Day of Prayer (GAP). It was an amazing day blessed by the Lord. Over 20 grandparents came to the front of the church, while my husband/pastor asked me to come forward and join him on the platform with our two present grandchildren, Ella and Max. Pastor Jeff then asked all the grandparents to share the names of all their grandchildren, and while the mic was being passed around, each grandparent proudly stated the names of their precious grands. During this time, Max (our 18-month old grandson) roamed around the platform some, until his older sister, Ella (8), said to him “Max sit down next to me while Pappy prays for all the grandparents and their grandkids.” Amazingly, he did, but just before, he folded his hands to pray and took a sip of water out of his pappy’s/pastor’s crystal glass, which is always sitting on the platform for Pastor Jeff to drink from during his Sunday morning sermons. Each grandparent left with a list of Scriptures to pray for their grandchildren. This list was provided by Lillian Penner at email@example.com. To learn more about the Christian Grandparent’s Day of Prayer and other resources for Christian grandparents, go to: http://www.christiangrandparenting.net.