What Will You Receive This Christmas? What will you receive this Christmas? It never fails on Christmas morning. Near the end of the unwrapping of gifts, each one peeks to see if there is possibly one missed lonely gift somewhere underneath a branch of the tree. No one wants to miss a gift. And yet [...]
The word "tradition" evokes fond memories of the movie, Fiddler on the Roof. The main character Tevye (actor Nick Paone), harkened to his family and those around him in the surrounding culture by belting out a loud "Tradition!". This word underscored the dominant theme of the movie—being reliant on tradition and faith in times of [...]
"It was the worst of times . . . it was the best of times." Regularly cited as one of the best novels of all time, the classic novel, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Author Charles Dickens painted a picture of what it was like to live during the French Revolution and the Reign [...]
“Each prayer is like a seed that gets planted in the ground. It disappears for a season, but it eventually bears fruit that blesses future generations. In fact, our prayers bear fruit forever.” —Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge The legacy we leave our family is primarily three-fold, affecting their finances, [...]
Vacations offer an opportunity to build a legacy unlike when we are swamped in our normal busy lives. Without the demands of work and hectic schedules, we have the undivided attention (or at least we can) of our loved ones. Of course, we can also schedule every minute of a vacation that we don't get [...]
Happy Memorial Day! “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” —Romans 5:7–8 me·mo·ri·al "Created or done to honor a person who has died [...]
Families all over the world gathered together this past weekend in the celebration of Easter. And while there is joy in the celebration of any holiday, it is the gathering together for a meal that makes the event even more special. As our lives get busier all the time, the family dinner has become less [...]
Leaving a legacy of faith that inspires the next generation to relationship instead of religion is one of the biggest investments of our time that we can make.