Lasting Valentines

Grandparents make a huge impact on their grandchildren’s lives. Although all my grandparents lived on another continent and I never met them, they passed on a godly heritage through their faith and prayers. In turn, I want to pass on a Christian heritage to my grandchildren and future generations I will never meet. One way to bless your grandchildren is to give them a Valentine’s Day gift of prayer. That simply means you spend extra time praying for them. You {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Peaceful Grandparenting: An Atmosphere of Worship

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).“What is peace?” I asked my husband. But before he could answer I said jokingly, “Is it when the grandkids go home?””No,” he replied quickly. “It’s too quiet when they’re gone.” I’m grateful my husband enjoys spending time with our grandkids and that he’s a real peacemaker. We both love quiet, peaceful surroundings, so we try to prevent squabbles when our grandkids visit. Of course, that isn’t {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Passing the Baton of Faith

  The house of the righteous contains great treasure (Proverbs 15:6 NIV). What if your home burned down? Or all your possessions were stolen? What would you have to pass on?  Through Jesus—plenty. In contrast to earthly treasure, an eternal inheritance impacts generation after generation. Even now, my parents, who taught me about Jesus at a young age, have helped build faith into my children and grandchildren and generations to come. To pass on our faith, we must purpose to {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Do You Want to Hold Me?

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:7 NIV) Read: Psalm 36:5-10 When my husband and I were grand-sitting our two grandchildren, my husband played pretend games with two-and-a-half-year-old Clara. Meanwhile, I tried to keep two-month-old Owen happy by holding him and rocking him. When their mom returned a few hours later, I handed Owen to her. Clara immediately looked up at me and asked, “Do {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Zack, You’re Acting Zany!

Zack, You’re Acting Zany! Marty Nystrom has done it again. After writing his popular Don’t Mess With Moses! book of humorous poems based on Old Testament stories, now he’s written a sequel from New Testament passages. As an elementary teacher, Marty saw how kids loved funny poems and decided there should be amusing rhymes based on the Bible. So he wrote them! Zack, You’re Acting Zany! begins with a poem about the first “gospel quartet”– Mathew, Mark, Luke and John and {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My four-year-old grandson, Owen, and I love to read together when we travel. While Grandpa chauffeurs us, we sit together in the back seat reading stories.  What Will I Be When I Grow Up? by Susan Snyder and illustrated by Valeria Cis, is one of the books we recently enjoyed. Written for children from preschool to third grade, it includes colorful paintings of people in nine different careers. Each two-page spread asks, “Will I be . . .” and mentions {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting

* Affiliate links included. “If I would have known grandchildren were going to be so much fun, I would have had them first.” Though author Lydia E. Harris didn’t pen that phrase, her love for grandparenting permeates her new book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting. A book so rich in heartwarming stories, timeless wisdom, and creative suggestions, grandparents of any age or stage will want to apply the concepts immediately. This six-week Bible study includes all the necessary Bible passages printed {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.