Lydia Harris’ book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting, is an outstanding tool for the grandparenting years. More than a self-help book, Grandma Tea, as she is lovingly called by her own grandchildren, has provided a wonderful mix of thought-provoking questions, inspirational guidance and clear direction from God’s word in this fascinating Bible study.
As parenting is a holy calling, so is grandparenting, and the thought and love you put into this sacred role pays off in eternal benefits. Lydia walks you through a six-week Bible study step-by-step covering such topics as:
- your new role as a grandparent
- praying for your grandchildren
- modeling a godly life
- investing yourself
- the joys and tears that come along
- making an eternal impact
Enjoy learning while you complete a very well-rounded study while laying a solid foundation for relationships which will bring glory and honor to God. Each day’s lesson sets the tone for learning, gives you some heart work to ponder, encouragement, an opportunity to write out your thoughts and responses to Scripture. Your daily study wraps up with a grand thought and prayer. And as is common, this study has a lesson for five consecutive days but imagine my joy when I discovered a weekend devotion which compliments the lessons I’ve been studying all week.
I love the fact that I can work my way through these bite-size assignments and journal my feelings and responses to each day’s lesson right in the book. As I spend time prayerfully considering my thoughts and commitment to such precious relationships, I know that the journal I’m creating will be a treasure to my daughters and sons one day. Handing over the baton of grandparenting will be even sweeter as they look into my heart through words written years before.
I am so happy to have my own copy and will be pleased to purchase additional copies for my friends as they become grandparents as well. This book is a perfect study to a blessed calling God may have placed on your life.
You’ll come to know Lydia’s heart but more importantly, you’ll come to know God’s heart and His plan for this next season in your life. No matter where you are now, whether anticipating future grandchildren yet to come or living and nurturing others as a seasoned grandparent to many, you’ll find delightful insight and encouragement beyond measure.
I hope you’ll join me and impact future generations with the love and devotion these sweet children need. Thank you, Grandma Tea, for such treasured inspiration!
For more insight from Grandma Tea, visit: www.preparingmyheart.net.
About Jan Nellis
Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.