Courageous Grandparenting Blog

by Cavin Harper
A Cure for the Blues

A Cure for the Blues

(Reprint from 2010 post) “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 A little more than forty years ago, I was a defeated young man with a bad case of the blues. Only a year out of...

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by Nov 17, 2018 2 Comments
A Christmas Gift That Outlives You

A Christmas Gift That Outlives You

Christmas is just around the corner. As a grandparent, what kind of gifts will you give this year that will mean something beyond the Christmas season? In my post last week I challenged you to practice Kingdom gifting. One practical way to do that...

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by Nov 10, 2018 No Comments
Kingdom Gifting

Kingdom Gifting

“A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.” Prov. 13:22 Who doesn’t love giving gifts to their grandchildren, especially at Christmas? I know we certainly do. Yet, kingdom-minded grandparents understand that giving good gifts is...

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by Nov 3, 2018 1 Comment
You Have a Story to Tell

You Have a Story to Tell

“We will not hide them from [our children];we will tell the next generation…” --Psalms 78:4a God clearly instructs grandparents to “tell” the next generations “the praiseworthy deeds of God, His power and the wonders He has done” (Psalms 78:4). In...

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by Oct 13, 2018 4 Comments
Grandparenting Through Obstacles

Grandparenting Through Obstacles

It’s true that few things are grander than being a grandparent. It’s also true that at times few things can be more challenging than being a grandparent (unless you're this guy in the kayak!). Too often, it is anything but what we expect it to be....

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by Sep 29, 2018 2 Comments
God’s Smoke Signals

God’s Smoke Signals

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus (John 16:33) The story is told of a shipwreck survivor winding up on a deserted island. Daily he prayed that God would rescue him. A few days into his ordeal,...

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by Sep 15, 2018 1 Comment