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GRAND Happenings
A Legacy Coalition Newsletter
February 2020 edition
Legacy Coalition exists so that (y)our grandchildren and their grandchildren follow Christ.

Inside this issue:

  • Summit Spotlight on Tina Houser
  • It’s Time to Celebrate
  • Grandparenting as a Team: How to Lead Grandchildren with Parents, Not against Them
  • Welcoming in Spring with the Grands
  • Call to Action
  • Resource Review
  • Featured Product of the Month
  • Praise and Prayer Focus
  • Important Links for Future Engagement

Meet Tina Houser

Speaker and Author, KIDMIN Academy


After 33 years in children’s ministry in the local church, Tina has thrived as a mentor and trainer of those who share her passion for reaching kids for the Kingdom. She is a member of the Kidmin Academy faculty (focusing on early childhood ministry), a freelance editor, and has authored 19 books, the latest being Heirlooms: Passing Faith Stories to Your Grandchildren. She loves spending time with her three grandkids who give her tons of ideas to use in her Kidmin world. Her grands refer to her as Silly Grandma.

She blogs at tinahouser.net.
Summit Registration Opens March 1st for individuals.

It's Time to CELEBRATE


Our very first corporate observance of the 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Grandparents took place in August/September of 2016 as 47 group members gathered together to pray.

This week we will wrap up our seventh observance of the challenge in which more than 840 grandparents participated via Facebook... and they were joined by many others around the world who aren't on Facebook!

God is certainly on the move in the lives of grandparents and their grandchildren!!
[from Deborah Haddix, Draw From the Well]

If you have not yet checked out Christian Grandparenting Network, take the time today. Go to https://christiangrandparenting.net/prayer/grandparents-at-prayer/

Grandparenting as a Team: How to Lead Grandchildren with Parents, Not against Them

By Anne Peterson


I love my grandchildren to pieces, but I did not give birth to them. Once I accepted that fact, God showed me what we need to do as grandparents to ensure our grandchildren will grow up well.
Read the Article

Welcoming in Spring with the Grands


Spring is right around the corner,here are some fun activities to do with the grands to welcome in Spring.
  1. Go on a scavenger hunt – look for signs of Spring such as robins returning after their winter away in warmer areas or daffodils poking just above the ground’s surface.
  2. Open your jewelry box – share the stories about each treasured piece.
  3. Dig around in the garden beds, preparing them for planting season.
  4. Teach them one of your favorite outdoor childhood games. Croquet is one of our grands favorites.
  5. Bird watching – busy time of year for birds. Put up feeders and houses. Maybe even make a birdhouse.
  6. Shop for a puzzle together then spend time putting it together.
There is so much to do this Spring. Just focus on fun and being together. Click here to see 5 great activities to do with the grandchildren.

Call to Action

Did you know that grandchildren are accessing pornography through the wifi at their grandparents homes? We, as grandparents, are less likely to have installed controls on our devices. Check out ProtectYoungMinds.org for additional sneaky places that pornography likes to find kids. Have the conversation and put in safe measures to protect your grands while they are at your home.

Resource Review


Stories matter because they draw us in and invoke emotions. Stories connect us through providing common ground. Stories help answer questions of when, where, why, what, and how. Stories matter because children LOVE stories! Grandchildren want to hear their grandparents stories. They are fascinated to hear how God has worked or is working in the lives of people they know and love. This book guides grandparents in sharing their stories of faith with their grandchildren. Heirlooms is the perfect guide for grandparents passing on their heirlooms of faith to the next generation and beyond. Go to https://legacy.churchgrowth.org/product/heirlooms/ to purchase your copy today!

Featured Product of the Month


New from Steve Arterburn and Marcus Brotherton!


Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles:
A 12-Year-Old’s Take on the Totally Unboring, Slightly Weird Stuff in the Bible, Including Fish GutsWrestling Moves, and Stinky Feet

What happens when a room full of kids find themselves without a junior-church teacher? They choose one of their
own crowd to take her place, of course! Twelve-year-old Kirby McCook, mentored by his grandfather, leads his rambunctious friends through the Bible in this creative and fun Bible storybook.

Bible stories laced with middle-grade humor help teach kids that Jesus has been part of the story from the beginning and can be found throughout the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

Go to http://bit.ly/KirbyMcCook to get your copy today!

You can also purchase this book in the Legacy Coalition Store along with many other great grandparenting resources.
 
Purchase Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles

Prayer and Praise Focus


Loving Heavenly Father, we pray for our grandchildren to guard their tongue and keep their lips from lying and evil communication. Help them to enjoy the companionship of godly friends who love God and spur them on to good works. May their obedience to their parents stem from a pure heart that seeks to please God.

Oh Lord, we praise Your steadfast love that endures forever and Your faithfulness that endures to all generations. Thank you, Father, for Your Spirit that continues to train our grandchildren in righteousness.

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Blessings,
Your team at Legacy Coalition
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