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Day-votions for Grandmothers: Heart to Heart Encouragement

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Introducing a new series of Day-Votions™ from bestselling inspirational author Rebecca Barlow Jordan. This beautiful, lighthearted series of devotional books is perfect for you and is a perfect gift for women of all seasons, and all stages of life.
From deepening your walk with the Lord to strengthening your relationships with others … mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and women everywhere will find page after page of powerful spiritual encouragement within. Each “day-votion” ...
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Overview

Introducing a new series of Day-Votions™ from bestselling inspirational author Rebecca Barlow Jordan. This beautiful, lighthearted series of devotional books is perfect for you and is a perfect gift for women of all seasons, and all stages of life.
From deepening your walk with the Lord to strengthening your relationships with others … mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and women everywhere will find page after page of powerful spiritual encouragement within. Each “day-votion” points to a biblical truth, affirming with every reading that God is faithful no matter what challenges you face.
With forty devotions per book in this three-set series—Day-Votions for Grandmothers, Day-Votions for Mothers, and Day-Votions for Women—designed to bring you into deeper relationships with God, your family, your children, and your friends … inspiration is certain.
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“Jordan’s delightful Day-Votions for Grandmothers touched my heart as a grandmother of sixteen and brought many smiles of recognition. This sweet collection of ‘grandma’ stories will warm your spirit. I especially enjoyed the story about Beanie Babies––since I have four such ‘babies’ of my own!” — Karen O'Connor

“Rebecca’s book is filled with sage wisdom, enlightening advice, and delightful stories. As a fairly new grandma, I’m eager to be encouraged by reading it often. You will be too.” — Kathy Collard Miller

“Whether you’re a Mimi, Nana, or Grams, this book is a must-read for grandmothers of all ages. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit down in your favorite chair, and take a moment to refresh your life with a Day-Votion each morning. Jordan’s book is full of heartwarming stories all grandmothers will love.” — Edna Ellison, Ph D

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310322054
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: Day-votionsSeries Series
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 794,089
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker who loves to share God's encouragement with others. She has authored or co-authored eight books, including the Courage for the Chicken Hearted series and the Daily in Your Presence series, and has contributed numerous stories and devotions to additional compilations. She has also published articles in numerous publications and has sold hundreds of greeting cards. She and her husband live in Greenville, Texas.
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Day-votions for Grandmothers

Heart-to-Heart Encouragement
By Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Zondervan

Copyright © 2010 Rebecca Barlow Jordan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-32205-4


Chapter One

day 1 mothers forever

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

Seven years passed, and still no change for my daughter. How many "tests" had she taken? And how many times had false hopes been raised? Too many to count. Lately, it seemed like all of her girlfriends had tummies growing with expectation of their first little ones, some even their second. Was it her imagination, or did their conversations sometimes fall to a hush when Jen approached them? Were they protecting her? When would her turn come?

She had begun medical testing, receiving fairly normal reports for both of them. That made it almost even harder. Because of the way Jen loved to surprise people, she hadn't told many, including us, that she was even trying to get pregnant.

Jen's doctor had performed the final test to see if she had blocked tubes. Her doctor discovered that one tube was indeed partially blocked, and considering her futile attempts to become pregnant, he suggested she see a "specialist" about a hundred fifty miles away.

Jen and Craig had sought prayer at their church from one of the elders. He prayed over them, asking God for a miracle to happen. In the meantime they had decided to go ahead and set the appointment for a specialist. Friends and family began praying.

The night before her specialist appointment, Jen called us about bedtime. She wanted us to pray for them and especially for God's will to be done. We thought it a little strange she would call so late, but given the circumstances, we agreed it was not too unusual. Five minutes later, the doorbell rang, and from the other room I heard my husband open the door and then a loud exclamation: "What in the world?" A burst of loud laughter followed.

I emerged from the bedroom and found my daughter and son-in-law standing in our living room. They lived four hours away. How did you ...? But you just called!

Seeing my obvious confusion, Jen explained, "We called from your driveway." It wasn't until that moment that I finally focused on the cause of the earlier laughter. Both Jen and Craig wore hand-painted T-shirts. Written on one were the words, "We've got a BUN in the oven." The other one read, "Are you ready to be called 'Me-Ma' and 'Pe-Po'"? (We had previously joked about such titles. Thankfully, the names didn't stick.)

Only four days earlier Jen had taken a home pregnancy test and discovered God had miraculously answered her prayers-just days before the scheduled specialist appointment. And in a matter of seconds, my life had changed too.

Once you're a mother, you're a mother forever.

It really doesn't matter what age or stage a mother is at. Once you're a mother, you're a mother forever. God places within each mom the need to nurture her little ones-always guiding, always loving, always giving and prodding them in the right direction with gentle reminders: "Be careful," "Dress warm," "Eat healthy." And just when you think the nest has emptied and mothering can take a vacation, the phone rings. A pleading voice begs for advice. The years pass, and instead of motherhood ending, it begins a new role with another title: Grandmother. Same loving, same nurturing, same prodding in the right direction-only with a bit more spoiling.

At some point it may appear you've changed roles completely, as your now grown child mothers you. Not so. Because inside, where it really counts, a mom never changes: she's always guiding, always giving, always loving ...

Just like our heavenly Father.

DAY-BREAK

Think about when your role switched from "Mom" to "Grand-mom." How did you first find out? How did you feel? Overwhelmed? Overjoyed? Worried? Fearful?

DAY-BRIEF

God-and his love for us-never changes.

DAY-VOTEDLY YOURS

Father, thank you for your faithfulness daily. Help me in this new role as a grandmother to mirror your love to my children and grandchildren. I need your wisdom as I begin yet another great adventure in my life.



Excerpted from Day-votions for Grandmothers by Rebecca Barlow Jordan Copyright © 2010 by Rebecca Barlow Jordan. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Special Thanks....................9
Encouragement for Grandmothers....................12
Grandmother Is a Name Called Love....................15
Day 1-Mothers Forever....................16
Day 2-What's in a Name?....................19
Day 3-Back to the Present....................23
Day 4-Bridging the Grandmother Gap....................26
Day 5-The Tie That Bonds....................29
Day 6-The Grandmother Prayer....................32
Day 7-Re-tearment....................36
Day 8-Long-Distance Discipleship....................40
Day 9-It All Comes Back to Him....................44
Day 10-The Love Factor....................48
Day 11-The Certainty of Uncertainty....................51
Day 12-Bragging Rights....................56
Day 13-What's Age Got to Do with It?....................60
Day 14-The New "Old"....................64
Day 15-From the Inside Out....................68
Day 16-A Star Is Born....................71
Day 17-One Big, Blended Family....................75
Day 18-The Diet That Works....................79
Day 19-Beauty Secrets....................82
Day 20-Nurturing What Comes Naturally....................85
Day 21-With a Little Help from My Friends....................89
Day 22-Mentor-Pause....................92
Day 23-Everyone's Granny....................96
Day 24-Freedom behind Bars....................100
Day 25-Faithful Love, Faithful Example....................104
Day 26-Preparing the Place....................108
Day 27-A Matter of Rights....................112
Day 28-I Remember Grandma....................116
Day 29-The Great Adventure....................120
Day 30-A Grandmother's Tears....................125
Day 31-Gifts from the Heart....................130
Day 32-The Best Kind of Medicine....................135
Day 33-Down on Her Knees....................139
Day 34-Sufficient Grace....................143
Day 35-Grandma's Growing Green....................149
Day 36-On the Run Again....................153
Day 37-A Reason for Hope....................156
Day 38-Questions, Questions, Who's Got the Answers?....................160
Day 39-Homesick....................164
Day 40-Epitaph or Legacy?....................168
Notes....................173
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    This book was fantastic. I absolutely loved it! I recommend this book to everyone. It is a book you cannot put down! I also loved the format with "Day-break", "Day-brief", and "Day-votedly Yours".
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