Courageous Grandparenting Blog

by Cavin Harper
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
A Tool with Transformational Power

A Tool with Transformational Power

“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well please.” Luke 3:22 Who would not be profoundly impacted by words like the Father spoke to His Son in Luke 3? Imagine your earthly father speaking such powerful words over you. These are words that...

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by Mar 17, 2018 No Comments
Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work”. (John 4:34) In America, we like our food, and lots of it. Good food ought to be, not only enjoyable, but nourishing and healthy for our bodies. I don’t think Jesus would...

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by Feb 24, 2018 1 Comment
Do You Have a Welcoming Heart?

Do You Have a Welcoming Heart?

“Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”  Matt. 18:5 You’ve heard me say it over and over. Godly parenting and grandparenting demands intentionality. Will I pursue God’s agenda or my own? That was part of the challenge...

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by Feb 3, 2018 2 Comments