For grandparents and grandkids summer is cool We get to spend lazy days at the pool. We go to a waterpark to slide I wooshed … Continue Reading Sweet, and Sultry Summer
My six year old granddaughter, Laynee, was sobbing in the barn. She was afraid to ride a bike without training wheels. We encouraged her she could do it. Grandpa would … Continue Reading Conquer your Can’t
I choose to accept the limitations I have, but I choose to not accept the limitations I have. What the heck does that mean? It means I won’t accept it … Continue Reading Accept and Conquer
When you have a passion for performing a task to help hurting people, there are many opportunities. And the wonderful outcome is when you bless others, you get blessed. As grandparents … Continue Reading Passion Performs
Spring brings the hope of warmer weather , and safer roads. For grands there is the birth of new creatures, bunnies, spiders and toads. Grandparents enjoy lavender crocus against the … Continue Reading The Sunshine of Spring
Anthony said something that melted my heart. He is our 5 year old grandson my husband Sam and I are raising. While I was working, Sam and Anthony rode the … Continue Reading Kids Say The Cutest Things
Grandparents have an awesome impact on their grandchildren. Whether full or part-time, your heart will melt at the sight of your kid’s kids. If reparenting happens to you, how do … Continue Reading From Retirement to Reparenting
Do you want hope for the new year? We all look forward to an amazing future and as grandparents our deepest desire is for the well being of our kids … Continue Reading Healing from the Inside Out
You can impact your grandkids for the positive, despite the challenges. For awesome grandmothers there is a special bond from their moment of birth for your kids kids! They have your heart from the beginning to the end. Sometimes beyond that, I still dream about my granny and grandpa and it’s so good to see […]
If negative thoughts plague you, choose positive thoughts to replace them. You are never to old to start this. As mother’s and grandmother’s we have boatloads of awesome opportunities to … Continue Reading Move Destructive to Constructive
There is a special bond from the moment of birth grandparents have for their kid’s kids. They have your heart from the beginning to the end. Sometimes beyond that. I … Continue Reading Grandparents Impacting Grandkids
"Overwhelmed is good when something good overwhelms something bad!"
By Debra Susan Bowman
Overwhelmed is good when love overwhelms loneliness. Overwhelmed is good when blessed overwhelms stressed. Overwhelmed is good when rest overwhelms the test. Overwhelmed is good when action overwhelms passivity, when joy overcomes depression, when forgiveness overwhelms brokenness. Being overwhelmed is always good when it produces faith, energy, the hope, the love to move on, to push through. Take time out this week to sit before God, to contemplate Him and His awesome promises, to sense His presence. Think of something you need to overcome this week and ask God how He would like to overcome that. Then write it down, think on it, pray over it and say it until victory comes. It is always a good thing to be overwhelmed with God!
"Don't beat yourself you - build yourself up!" Author and speaker, Debra Susan Bowman
You can never beat yourself to a better you. You can never beat yourself up to the next level. You can't beat yourself to victory. You can never make yourself feel better or do better by beating yourself up. Beating yourself up is a bad habit you can break. From now on when something goes wrong, and if you are in the battle to win, something will always be going wrong, and you are tempted to beat yourself up, just declare NO!
Instead of beating yourself up, build yourself up. Say good things to yourself about yourself, even when no one else will. Look in the mirror and say, regardless of what's going wrong in your life; I AM AWESOME! I CAN DO IT! I CAN MAKE IT! I WILL BE HAPPY AND POSITIVE! GOD WILL SHOW ME THE WAY! I WILL DISCOVER A NEW SOLUTION I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE BECAUSE I HAVE GOD WITH ME AND GOD AND I MAKE A MAJORITY!
You can think yourself to a new life and a new life for your grandchildren and it all starts by thinking strong, powerful, positive thoughts about who you are and what you can do. You can't build up your grandchildren if you refuse to build up yourself. King David had some really bad stuff happen to him. He suffered a big defeat and everyone turned against him. But the Word says when everyone was against him he went off by himself and build himself up. Then he came back, regained everyone's confidence, fought for his family and won one of the biggest victories he ever won. (1 Samuel 30:4-6)
Build yourself up today. Your next biggest victory just might depend on it.
Their react doesn’t indicate your impact! By Author Debra Susan Bowman Don’t get discouraged when your kids or grandkids seem to reject your influence. Your presence alone impacts their lives. … Continue Reading Their react doesn’t indicate your impact!
Grief can be the loss of many things. Life, a dream, a job, losing your grandchildren, or challenges with your kids. Many grandparents don’t get to parent their grandkids in … Continue Reading Estranged Grandparents Grief
Grieving is the transition between letting go of that which I have loved, and embracing that which I have yet to love. The first without the second is destructive. The first with the second is God’s door to a new life. By Debra Susan Bowman