WIN! A Perfect Gift for Grandmothers this Christmas

If your family is like ours, choosing gifts for the grandmothers is always a bit daunting. These two great women, who love our family so well, have everything. They have jewelry and clothing, appliances and tote bags.

What do they not have?

Authors Pam Ferriss, Susan Kelton, and Kathy March have written a new devotional book for grandmothers,
My Grandmother Is … Praying for Me.

Well, they don’t have a brand-new devotional book written by a trio of grandmothers, called My Grandmother Is … Praying for Me. (One of the authors, Pam Ferriss, is a good friend of mine and has been a sweet spiritual mentor to me for ten years.) And I’m telling you, any grandmother in your life needs this book! Don’t miss the opportunity to bless the women you love with the heartfelt and compassionate wisdom of these ladies.

My Grandmother Is … is a beautiful hard-cover book that takes the reader on a journey through the Book of Proverbs. Each page features a brief devotion for each day of the year. The devotions include a selected Proverb, a prayer, and an application of the devotion.

My Grandmother Is … is written from a grandmother’s perspective and is intended for a grandmother (though anyone who has a relationship with a child would enjoy this devotional). The application items are suggestions for grandmother and grandchild to spend time together learning the Proverb. Each month features a different character trait (such as wisdom, self-control, and honesty) with appropriate verses assigned to each.

The book is a beautiful keepsake that is also practical and accessible. The type is easy-to-read in a crisp, attractive presentation. The devotions are bite-size nuggets, perfect for even the busiest grandmother. As a writer and editor, I am so impressed with the breadth of creativity. In writing 365 devotions, prayers, and applications, these ladies never disappoint, always giving fresh and interesting treatments to each day, with appropriate content.

Most importantly, this book is a must-have guide to one of the most often neglected aspects of our Christian lives: consistent, focused, and intentional prayer. The grandmother who uses this book as a prompt for prayer can be assured God hears her and will answer her.

What better gift could you give your kids’ grandmothers this Christmas?


Visit the website to find out more about My Grandmother Is …, the authors, and to purchase copies.



Win a copy of My Grandmother Is … Praying for Me from The Writer’s Block and the books’ authors.

It’s soooooooo easy to enter.

In the comments section below, tell me:

1. Your favorite verse or passage in Proverbs OR a creative way that you pray for loved ones.

To earn additional entries to the contest:

1. Post this contest link to your Facebook page.
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(Be sure to come back here and put in a separate comment for each additional way you enter. For example, you’d make a separate comment that says, “I posted to my Facebook page,” if you do so.)

The contest will be open until Sunday, December 13, at midnight. You may enter daily (all three ways once per day).

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 15, by noon.

Compensation disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book, My Grandmother Is … Praying for Me, for review purposes from the authors. The authors contributed a second copy to give away to a reader.

  • Anonymous

    My children and I pick someone in our family and a friend we care about to pray for each night. We have a large family and it takes a while to get through everyone :0) My son also has a blessings buddy, a friend that he emails back and forth daily and each day they tell each other a way that God has blessed them that day in big or small ways.

  • Kathy D

    I pray for my future husband…. Hope I find him someday….

  • Amanda

    I thank God for strangers who come into our lives each day, like the people who make my kids laugh at the grocery store and those who offer kind words when you need them.

  • Stephanie

    My favorite passage in Proverbs is Prov 31 -it helps me strive to be that kind of wife.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a grandmother that wuldlove to recieve this book.

  • wendy wallach

    I pray for a loved one when I see something beautiful like a rainbow or waterfall.

  • Jay

    I pray for a family member when I am doing a chore offering the task to their intentions or holiness

  • This is the Proverb passage that has touched me the most recently:
    8 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.

    9 Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
    Proverbs 31:8-9

  • I posted on FB!

  • I pray for my children’s future spouses in their presence. I want them to know that I care about such things.

    My mom and mother in law would both love a book like this!

    Amy @ Raising Arrows

  • Each night for bedtime, our kids pick a person to pray for and be thankful for. Not very creative I know, but lets them know the importance of praying for someone other than theirselves.

  • whitney

    for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.

    proverbs 8:11

  • Carrie Schmidt

    My favorite verse is Proverbs 30:8 — give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

  • We like to pray for relatives with our children using photos from scrapbooks to remember each person.

  • Jeanine

    I like Proverbs 24:29. “Do not say, ‘I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.'” This reminds us about God’s golden rule that we shouldn’t seek revenge even when wronged.

  • Anonymous

    I have a mental illness. My family turnd away from me when I became sick. I went to the woods everyday to pray to God to help me. to this day I still feel close to him when I’m in the woods. He came thru in a big way. I found support programs, doctors that helped, and housing. I have friends and my family came back.

  • Heidi Kratzke

    I pray for loved ones whenever I flip through photo albums and see their smiling faces. So many memories!

  • Kerrie G

    For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
    Proverbs 8:11

  • Cee

    One way I’ve started to ask for prayer requests to pray for loved ones is to send out an email and ask, if they are comfortable doing so, to copy everyone on the list with their requests. That way, everyone will be praying for each person on the list.

  • Anonymous

    I keep pictures of my family in a small album in my purse and when I am waiting for a doc or dentist appt I look at it and pray.

  • Leah

    This is probably a favorite for many people, but Proverbs 3 is usually my “go to” Proverb. Especially the verse, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it.” It’s a convicting reminder of how much power I have even when I’m feeling very small.

  • Sarah

    My favorite time to pray is when I do dishes. I have a little candle on the ledge above my sink for each of my family members. I light one or two and focus on praying for them that day!

  • I am soooo excited! Thanks so much for the great giveaway, Mary!
    Amy @