""But what can I do this day to these my children] or to their children whom they have borne?"" --Genesis 31:43 ""There is an adjustment that must occur internally when you have felt that parenting days were finished. There is an emotional shifting that must take place when cooking, grocery shopping, and meal planning have stopped being a primary consideration. There is a major spiritual engagement that takes place when a child is put into your care that you did not plan for and birth. Prayer is essential "" --from Pilgrim Prayers for Grandmothers Raising Children Author Linda H. Hollies has created a book dedicated to the ever-increasing and contemporary phenomenon of grandmothers raising their grandchildren. Currently raising a grandson, Hollies has firsthand experience with parenting the second time around, and enthusiastically shares her journey and insights, offering comfort, inspiration, and ways to turn a predicament into the opportunity of a lifetime. Each of the 45 chapters contains an anecdote and/or observation, a brief Scripture passage, and a heartfelt prayer, and concludes with a ""prayer focus"" to help readers center themselves. Linda H. Hollies, an ordained United Methodist minister, is the author of several books from The Pilgrim Press: Trumpet in Zion: Worship Resources, Year A (2001) and Year B (2002); Mother Goose Meets a Woman Called Wisdom: A Short Course in the Art of Self-Determination (1999); Jesus and Those Bodacious Women: Life Lessons from One Sister to Another (1998); and Taking Back My Yesterdays: Lessons in Forgiving and Moving Forward with Your Life (1997).