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Next week is April 15. For the U.S. that means Tax Day! If the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for your elderly parents and helping with your grandchildren have kept you too busy to do your taxes or your elderly parents' taxes, this is the week to hunker down and get them done OR file an extension.
In the meantime, it's also a good time for all of us, no matter where we live, to stop and pray for our government and those in authority over us, that they would guide us wisely and safely. In fact, it's a great opportunity to help in teaching our grand children to pray by praying together with them. Prayers for peace for our nation along with wisdom and guidance for our leaders, in front of and with our grandkids, is one of the most important activities for all grandparents and their grandchildren! This is also one of those wonderful ideas for grandparents to make a positive spiritual impact on, and stay in touch and close to grandchildren, even when living far away.
I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority,
so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
You can find more inspiring Bible verses and pictures to encourage all of us Sandwich Generation senior home care givers and grandparents at this week's Word-Filled Wednesday hostess, Penny Raine.
P.S. For other fun ideas and activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, check out 101 Ways to Love Your Grandkids by one of my favorite authors, Emilie Barnes and her husband Bob. I've been enjoying her books longer than I've been a grandma. 🙂
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Hi Amydeanne, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the very encouraging Scripture at your site today. It was a special blessing to this Granny Nanny, I can tell you! 🙂
Hi Lori, Thank you – and thank you again for reminding me of one of my favorites of the promises of God in the Bible at your site today! 🙂
What wonderful words….
peace to you!
great reminder this week Kaye!
A pretty picture and reminder ~ Thanks for your sweet visit. Blessings~
Hi Cathy, You are welcome. Have a lovely week. 🙂
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Hi Kaye! Thanks for stopping by my place and hanging out there for a bit 🙂 and for your kind words! This is a wonderful scripture verse, a beautiful picture, and a great reminder to pray WITH our grandchildren. I need to make that more of a priority, and I thank you for the reminder! Have a great day!
Hi Jacquelyn, Thanks for popping over – Be sure to come back tomorrow or through next week for the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂