Acrostic Prayers for Grandkids

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Kay Swatkowski

I don’t recall where I first read this idea, but it is one I certainly want to pass along. Praying for our grandkids is a wonderful legacy that we offer to them.  It is also a great way to connect with them spiritually and emotionally. […]

O God Our Help in Ages Past

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

When we consider the turmoil and suffering that the world faces today, this old hymn can calm the storm. O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home. Under the shadow […]

A Road Repair by Any Other Name is Still a Road Repair

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. – William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) The sign on the tollway warned of upcoming Road Rehabilitation! I turned to my husband and asked, “What on earth is […]

Loving On Your Grandkids This Valentine’s Day – A Flood of Prayer

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children Lamentations 2:19 A Flood of Prayer I don’t know if I had ever heard of a tsunmai before December 26, 2004. […]

Five Ways to Love On Your Grandkids This Valentine’s Day

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce Idea #2 – Give your grandchild a new book for Valentine’s Day.  Add a note inside to affirm and bless them. Would you like to give […]

Pink Foot?

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

The pink, princess tent in the basement is our tent in the wilderness.  We look through a hole in the tent roof to see the nighttime stars and look for the Big Dipper.  Samantha, the leader of our camp,  turns out the lights and tells […]

Prayer for a Step-Grandchild

Posted on: January 14th, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

Heavenly Father, Thank you for these new grandchildren who have become part of our family. Help us to welcome them with open hearts and open arms. Help us to be patient as this new relationship slowly develops. May each one experience  your love and care […]

New Years Prayer

Posted on: January 1st, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

Open Hands and Open Hearts In his book on Prayer, Richard Foster talks about the prayer of surrender.  He explains that we use our hands to symbolize the attitude of our hearts. When we pray with palms down, we are letting go of the things […]

Trying to stay focused on what is important this Christmas Day?

Posted on: December 25th, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

Daily Meditation for Christmas Day For unto us is born, this day in the city of David, A Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Glory to God in the Highest And this will be a sign to you, You shall find the babe wrapped in […]

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

In Bethlehem, as the night winds blew through an unadorned stable, tiny fingers and toes heralded glorious, miraculous news to shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph and all who will kneel today. God was once again among His people. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. […]