When the news reports began coming in last October, I posted here about a recent
visit the tall ship, HMS Bounty, had made to Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Here again
are my pictures of that great ship from its visit.
My wife and I recently became new, two-time grandparents. A couple of weeks ago, one of our granddaughters was dedicated at The Moody Church in Chicago.
So we're always on the lookout for good resources. Here's one you might like. The book is called Grandparenting With a Purpose. I hope you will find it useful.
About The Book
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of
miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of
the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a
regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have
established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all
the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the
family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred
trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his
faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your
grandchildren and by praying for them. Even grandparents who already pray
regularly for their grandchildren will discover creative suggestions for making
the practice even more meaningful. From cell phones to photo prayer journals,
you'll find tools that work for you-and for your grandchildren. Author Lillian
Ann Penner provides specific examples of prayers to help you get started, such
as alphabet prayers, prayers based on special scriptures, and prayers for
certain holidays. You may even widen the circle, praying for other children in
your life, for children who have parents in the military, and for the adults who
influence your grandchildren. Regardless of how far away your grandchildren are,
praying for them can bridge the distance between you and leave them with an
inheritance more precious than gold.
That's right, not a POX on your house but a FOX. This was a very busy day
where I made frequent trips from my computer to get files, to find other materials as I finished work on several projects all at the same time. On one of
those trips past the kitchen window, I saw what at first looked like a squirrel
walking along the top of a neighbor's house. I looked again and thought,
Nah, that's way too big to be a squirrel. Sure enough, it turned out to
be a rather large fox up there. I quickly grabbed my camera and returned to the window.
Trees blocked my view, but I could see that the fox jumped from the roof, to the
fence just behind him, to the ground, and began running between our houses in the snow. That's when
I had the brief, one-and-only opportunity to snap this picture.
Using his extensive experience in dramatic film, video, and TV commercial production, Max Elliot Anderson brings that same heart-pounding, visual excitement to his middle grade adventures & mysteries for readers 8 and up