Sunday, December 25, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cards

“May your Christmas be filled with Joy & Gratitude because of all that Christ has given you.”

I have fond memories of those precious days when my family, by all standards a poor one, could buy Christmas cards "dirt" cheap and mail them for only a few pennies. We sent out and received so many that the postman would come twice a day during that final week before Christmas. I remember as a child having cards on all the doors, across the walls, on furniture, wherever we could find. We needed little to make us happy as children. I wish the same could be true of the children today.

Teaching children to be happy with the small things of life will be one of those "treasures" you can give them that will reap bountifully in their adult life. 

Nanna Maxine

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136:1

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Heritage For and From

Oh so true, Mr. Henry. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Do you have a daughter or daughters who like to play with dolls? And by this I mean in the way that little girls did in days gone by. If so, encourage them in it. It is one of the first steps they take into motherhood. More often than not, you will see that little "motherly" instinct early on and thanks be to God for it. Here's  a little mommy with her fair share of children. I think she's showing all the signs of being a good one. :) From our "Playing Mommy" board at Pinterest.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bright Gems for His Crown Special Offer

So once again we're making this offer at our social media places so that folks who encounter us online may take advantage of the pricing we usually offer to churches and Christian organizations. Hop over and take advantage. Some years ago, we sold loads of this book and it was highly popular in several circles. It was initially designed to be used as a personal devotional by primary children, but we've gotten lots of reports back from folks using it as a family devotional. We still have quite a few copies of the book, but probably won't be reprinting it so get it now if you'd like to have it in your home, or give to your grandchildren in their home, or to your church library even. You could probably still get it at Amazon and other places, but not at this price and not from the original Christian publisher (us at SG).

We'll continue to post the prayers based on the character traits that are encouraged in the book. We post these from time to time at our Facebook page so keep an eye out for them. And please follow us on Facebook if you don't already!

Kisses and Hugs,
Nanna Maxine

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Too Busy

"Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night." ~ Anon
Artist: Jessie Wilcox Smith

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sweet Little Nurses

"Nursing is all about touching lives, and lives touching yours along the way." ~ author unknown 

 I just created a new album at the Facebook page by this title and also started a new board at Pinterest entitled "Little Nurses." Guess my inspiration this time was pretty much personal, as my daughter is graduating from nursing school next week and I wanted to give her some quotes for inspiration. And what better pictures to go along with the quotes than little ones pretending to be nurses or interacting with them. There are so many pictures out there, especially vintage ones! And you know how I am about vintage. 

God's blessings to all who stop by here. Life is so busy; that same daughter is getting married Labor Day weekend and Facebook and Pinterest do get my attention first, so sometimes I forget about this little blog. But I don't want to let it die. Not yet. 

Hope all is well with those who still love blogging-- keep up the good work wherever you are letting your voice be heard. May God use it. 

Lovingly, Maxine

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Try, Try Again

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again;
'Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear, try try again.
~ T.H. Palmer

Monday, March 14, 2016

Family Time

Snoopy thinks family is the best. Do you? Hope so and that you find many ways to prioritize it!

Show Hope

This very nice picture and verse is from a wonderful page on Facebook which HCG follows. This organization, like we do, has a heart for adoption and the many children who have need of homes. I would encourage anyone who has any interest in this area to not only follow the Facebook page, but do whatever may be in their power to support it and help it. The best way any child in need of a home can be helped is, of course, by finding a forever family. But there are many other ways to help even if you're not able to provide that way. And we all know we can always provide prayer support. Go visit the page here when you have a chance. Warning: the page is overrun with adorable children!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How Manifold Are Your Works O Lord

"O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures." Psalm 104:24

Amen. May our children learn and know the truth of these words and worship the One who created all these things.

Nanna Maxine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Prayers for Each Day

Tuesday Ironing Day 
"Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected though the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

I found the sweetest little prayers in a search for something else and liked them so much that I'm pairing them up with cute pictures at the Facebook page. Here we have one of the prayers and one of the pictures. I would think it's a good idea for our children to know how to iron. I would hope that is a "skill" that would still come in handy for girls AND boys.
But even more, I would hope to see the young people I love to indeed get rid of unhealthy and ungodly prejudices.

Much love,
Nanna Maxine

Monday, January 18, 2016

Do What is Right

And one of the things important to remember is that it's always right to help the poor and needy. World Vision can help you to do that. And thank you, Dr. King, for many wise and true words which you have left behind for us all.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Ultimate Test

Sometimes I think much of our society has forgotten this. It's indeed a matter of prayer, is it not?