Twenty years ago, Marian McQuade saw her dream come true. A West Virginia homemaker and mother of fifteen, McQuade advocated for senior issues throughout her adult life. She rose to national prominence, and in 1978, her dream—a day set aside by the U.S. Congress to recognize grandparents and other seniors for their contributions—became reality. Signed [...]
Editor’s note: This devotion is drawn from CTA’s new product line, Shining His Light, intended for use by churches and other organizations who want to honor senior adults. September 11 is designated as Grandparents Day in 2011, and would make a perfect occasion for using the devotion that follows. The Lord is my light and [...]
In the United States, Grandparents’ Day falls the Sunday after Labor Day by Congressional approval and presidential decree–September 12 in 2010. It celebrates the contributions made by seniors, particularly grandparents. And it urges all of us to be mindful of the legacy we will one day leave behind. If you teach a children’s Sunday school [...]
This past weekend I spent some time in the company of a wonderful woman who is living and leaving a legacy. My aunt Irene, the oldest and only living relative of the generation, is now the matriarch of the family and over the weekend, she extended an open invitation to her daughters, daughter- in-laws, nieces, [...]
Wise parents and teachers realize children need both wings and roots. Young people who grow up with only roots never soar to their true potential. But those who grow up with only wings can easily crash and burn. Grandparents help provide the roots we all need–when we’re young and later on in life, too. Unconditional love. [...]
CTA offers some touching and affordable gifts to help your church celebrate Grandparents Day. The selection includes bookmarks, pens, a magnetized picture frame, a magnifier and a lapel pin. Choose items from our Living a Legacy or Shining His Light themes.
Men, what do you think of when you hear the word “legacy”? If you’re like me, you’ve cringed at the thought of not being able to leave your family a larger estate at the end of life’s journey. Let’s face it: we usually associate “legacy” with fame and fortune, clout and capital. Memorial tributes to [...]