This article by Syd Hielema is part of The Third Third of Life Toolkit—a collection of resources for ministry to and with people ages 55 and over.
Grandparents can have a huge impact on the faith of their grandchildren. Here are some ideas for strengthening those important discipling relationships.
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
My Reformed roots have blessed me, and continue to bless me, in too many ways to count. I’ll name just three.
Syd Hielema reflects on our baptismal vows, defining this simple liturgical act as the cornerstone of our congregations’ way of walking with children and teens.
I suddenly blurted out, “I don’t want Jesus to come back! I want to see our baby daughter grow up; I want to fix up the old house that we just bought; I want to get better at this career that I've just begun.”