Note: This guest blog is by Phyllis Le Peau, someone I’ve known quite well for over forty years. It was recently published in “The Well.” The topic is one dear to both of us, as are our thirteen grandchildren. Andy and I had some concerns when our first child was born. Our children would be …
Two of my passions are grandchildren and the Old Testament. That may seem like an odd pair, but that also seems to be the case for Psalm 78. So it was a natural to include a study on that Psalm in our Grandparenting LifeGuide (the third study, if you are counting).
As we finished up the first draft of our Grandparenting LifeGuide, Phyllis said, “I think something is missing. I think we need to deal with grandparents often inundating their grandchildren with big, expensive gifts. But all I can think of is something that has to do with materialism. Yet that doesn’t seem quite right.”
With thirteen grandkids, Phyllis and I thought we had plenty of experience as we started writing the Grandparenting LifeGuide Bible study. But we decided to interview other grandparents to see what wisdom they might have to offer as well. We certainly learned a lot.