Happy New Year! The year is off to a roaring start and it is my prayer that as you reflect on 2018 that you have some fond memories and as you look forward to 2019 it will be your most joyful, blessed year yet. Each year we marvel at what God has done and wonder [...]
Taking care of business is not just for the here and now. It is also not just about monetary profit today and tomorrow. Our business can be an engine of blessing that impacts our team, those we serve, and those yet to be a part of the business. A Holy Calling Ephesians 2:10 “For we [...]
"I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself." Colossians 2:2 NLT The anticipation of Christmas draws near and we all look forward to cherished time with loved ones. The gifts we buy [...]
"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." (Psalm 145:4 (ESV) The legacy we seek to leave is done so moment by moment. Our family legacy is formed individually—each one contributes to the collective legacy left. And as we seek to cultivate a legacy that endures, our personal legacy [...]
"We will not keep them from our children; we will tell the next generation about the Lord‘s power and his great deeds and the wonderful things he has done." (Psalms 78:4 GNB) Legacies are not just lived. They are shared. Told. The passion in our souls yearns to live well and leave well, but sometimes [...]
True gratitude is formed in the oddest of places. Sure, we are thrilled when something we ached for finally comes to pass, but had we not gone through the waiting room first, we might have a more lackluster response when we are blessed and take blessings for granted. Expected blessings don't likely cultivate as much [...]
A legacy is less about ourselves than it is about the one who gave us all we have.
"He who loves his work never labors." ~ Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift In the movie, The Ultimate Gift, a grandfather portrayed by James Garner seeks to carefully leave an inheritance and a legacy to his grandson without ruining him. In so doing, he also transfers wisdom through a series of tests of his grandson's character. Only [...]
Parents play a crucial role in the preparation of the next generation, but all too often the next generation can take on an attitude of entitlement and blame poor old mom and dad for their woes. True, the leadership of fathers and mothers in the lives of their children is significant and critical, but the [...]
Legacies don’t function well on autopilot. It takes intentionality to have a legacy come to fruition. But it also takes realignment and tweaking from time to time.