Courageous Grandparenting Blog

by Cavin Harper
How Can We Do Mother’s Day Better?

How Can We Do Mother’s Day Better?

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Tim. 1:5) I am grateful for my Mom and mother’s everywhere who are deserving of a special...

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by May 12, 2018 2 Comments
Have You Written it Down?

Have You Written it Down?

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord… (Psalms 102:18) Why am I who I am today? What forces have shaped my life and the way I see the world? These questions are not only important to me, but...

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by May 5, 2018 2 Comments
Worldview Matters, but Does it Matter to You?

Worldview Matters, but Does it Matter to You?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…” 2 Corinthians 5:17 I have an 18-year old grandson with Asperger Syndrome. He’s a brilliant young man. He’s also fun to be around, and so gracious and teachable. I think he does a phenomenal...

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by Apr 28, 2018 No Comments
What Do We Make of Culture?

What Do We Make of Culture?

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.” John 16:33a As Christians, we are prone use the word ‘culture’ to represent something bad, or at least not in line with our values. But is culture, in itself, bad? No… no more than...

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by Apr 19, 2018 No Comments
How Glad Are You to be Part of the Family?

How Glad Are You to be Part of the Family?

“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom the whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name.”  Eph. 3:14-15 (NIV) As a young man, I used to love singing an old Gaither song in church called The Family of God. The chorus goes...

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by Apr 14, 2018 4 Comments
Are You a Long Distant Grandparent?

Are You a Long Distant Grandparent?

Most grandparents today are long distant grandparents. That means that their grandchildren, or some of their grandchildren, live two hours or more away. Most live much farther than that. For a large percentage of grandparents, none of their...

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by Apr 14, 2018 No Comments
Does the Resurrection Impact How You Pray?

Does the Resurrection Impact How You Pray?

“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.” (I Cor. 15:17) Joyce sounded desperate when she called our ministry office. “I don’t know what to do,” she sobbed. “My daughter has turned against me, and won’t let me see my granddaughters...

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by Mar 31, 2018 No Comments
Who Really Believes Prayer Matters?

Who Really Believes Prayer Matters?

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 If God is Sovereign and already knows the beginning from the end, why do we need to pray? Can our prayers truly influence a Sovereign God? While most Christians may not think of it...

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by Mar 31, 2018 No Comments