Courageous Grandparenting Blog

by Cavin Harper
Choices Have Consequences

Choices Have Consequences

“ He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do?’” Luke 12:17a  It's true--choices do have consequences. In Jesus’ parable of the rich fool, the man in this story chose not to involve God in his decisions. Notice how he responds to the wealth he...

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by Jul 3, 2020 No Comments
My Life is Short, but My Legacy is Not!

My Life is Short, but My Legacy is Not!

(Lesson #4: Lessons I've Learned as a Grandparent.. and Am Still Learning) As a grandparent with grandchildren who are old enough to have children themselves, I am confronted daily with the reality of my mortality. More than seven decades of life...

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by Jun 6, 2020 No Comments
Lesson #3 I’ve Learned As a Grandparent

Lesson #3 I’ve Learned As a Grandparent

Creating a Safe Place is More Important Than Proving My Point It took me a while, but I now realize my grandchildren don’t need my ‘wisdom’ as much as they need the assurance that I’m a safe person with whom they can discuss the hard issues and not...

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by May 29, 2020 1 Comment
What’s a Grandparent To Do?

What’s a Grandparent To Do?

The lifestyle changes we have all been forced to adopt for ourselves in these last few weeks have made most of us, in locked down communities, at least in locked down communities, face a new kind of disconnectedness. For example, it no longer...

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by Apr 18, 2020 No Comments
Why Are You So Afraid?

Why Are You So Afraid?

You of little faith, why are you so afraid? -Matthew 8:26 Let’s face it, fear is a normal reality of human experience. When faced with the unknown, whether doing something we’ve never done before, or caught in something terrifying like a tornado,...

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by Apr 17, 2020 No Comments
Lessons from Staying at Home

Lessons from Staying at Home

Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  (Isaiah 41:10) It’s a new way of life for all of us—learning to deal with social-distancing and...

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by Apr 4, 2020 1 Comment