31 Mar, 2020

Finding Hope in the Hard Places

By |2020-03-31T15:19:34+00:00March 31st, 2020|Christian, COVID-19, Fear, Hope|0 Comments

Empty shelves and countless faces with masks concealing a worried expression pervade the media. Churches no longer meet in person and students are now educated in their homes. The highest unemployment rate since the early eighties and a volatile stock market add to the feeling of instability, and all of these vast changes happened seemingly [...]

11 Mar, 2020

Thriving Family Legacy: 10 Ideas to Impart Your Heart to the Next Generation

By |2020-03-11T15:49:16+00:00March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thriving Family Legacy: 10 Ideas to Impart Your Heart to the Next Generation

As first appeared on FORBES.   Parents understand the challenges that come with raising children in this day and age. Living in a world that is opposite all that we want to encourage in our children, we can sometimes feel like it is an uphill battle. But with a plan in place, we can impart [...]

26 Feb, 2020

The Legacy of a Godly Parent

By |2020-02-26T18:53:01+00:00February 26th, 2020|Family, Legacy, Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Legacy of a Godly Parent

Deep in every parent's soul is an ache and a deep desire for their children to know God. To not suffer in this world. To be successful. To be happy. But from the moment we are given our precious children, there is a battle for their souls that will have an impact on their ability [...]

4 Feb, 2020

A People Without a Vision: Creating a Family Vision, Mission, and Core Values/Guiding Principles Statements

By |2020-02-04T16:38:30+00:00February 4th, 2020|Generations, generous, Grandparents|Comments Off on A People Without a Vision: Creating a Family Vision, Mission, and Core Values/Guiding Principles Statements

As first appeared on Forbesbooks.com - February 3, 2020 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”—Proverbs 29:18a (KJV) Written by the wisest man in the world, Solomon knew that to live this life well, we need to have a vision and follow it. Having a vision is a necessary ingredient for good leadership, otherwise, [...]

1 Feb, 2020

The Making of a Legacy

By |2020-01-09T23:02:39+00:00February 1st, 2020|Family, Legacy, Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Making of a Legacy

Using a Legacy Letter to Preserve Your Life's Lessons for Future Generations Your legacy isn’t just about your assets. Of course, as part of our Life-Centered Planning process, we will help you coordinate with attorneys and tax experts to create an estate plan that will provide for your heirs in accordance with your last wishes. [...]

27 Jan, 2020

A Resolution for Wisdom

By |2020-01-27T16:43:35+00:00January 27th, 2020|Family, Legacy, Lifestyle|Comments Off on A Resolution for Wisdom

We've settled into our routines once again in this new year, perhaps made some changes and recalibrated how we will invest the days that God has given. Before the days slip by too quickly, what is it that we had in our hearts to pursue and apply in our lives this year? That thing [...]

5 Dec, 2019

Developing a Heart of Gratitude and Generosity in our Children and Grandchildren

By |2019-12-05T17:08:57+00:00December 5th, 2019|Generations, generous, Grandparents|Comments Off on Developing a Heart of Gratitude and Generosity in our Children and Grandchildren

As first appeared on Forbesbooks.com - December 5, 2019 The old adage about grandparents spoiling their grandchildren might be something we laugh at, but it is no laughing matter. Character is born from whether we spoil our children and grandchildren or whether we instill virtues, values, and a good work ethic within them. In a culture where [...]

22 Nov, 2019

The Making of a Generous Heart

By |2019-11-22T22:04:41+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Christian, generous, Legacy, Lifestyle, Steward, Wealth, Wisdom|Comments Off on The Making of a Generous Heart

Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Walking up to a doorstep on Halloween, a little boy discovered an empty bowl of candy and instinctively put his hands into his own bag to replenish the empty bowl. Sometimes from the [...]

5 Nov, 2019

Avoiding the Entitlement Mentality—Teaching Children and Grandchildren the Value of Hard Work

By |2019-11-07T15:26:17+00:00November 5th, 2019|Christian, Dad, Entitlement, Father, Generations, Grandparents, Legacy, Mom, Wealth, Wisdom, Work|Comments Off on Avoiding the Entitlement Mentality—Teaching Children and Grandchildren the Value of Hard Work

First Featured on Forbes.com Have you ever heard anybody say, “We want to make the lives of our children easier than we had it growing up”? Maybe you’ve said it too. But is that the best? The next generation can be prone to a spirit of entitlement when things are just given to them and [...]