31 Mar, 2021

Renewing Our Legacy

By |2021-03-31T02:26:54+00:00March 31st, 2021|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on Renewing Our Legacy

Every year we start off with goals that usually fade before the first month is through. And while goals are likely about achievements or bucket list items we envision, sometimes renewing our legacy is one of the best goals we can have. Periodically examining and renewing our purpose and legacy will take intentionality and a [...]

26 Feb, 2021

Death to Taxes

By |2021-03-02T12:57:32+00:00February 26th, 2021|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on Death to Taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” —Benjamin Franklin At first blush, Benjamin Franklin had a lot of wisdom in his now infamous statement. But perhaps a second look might reveal another perspective for those who are in Christ. Kingdom Benefits As for Bejamin's first part of his [...]

30 Jan, 2021

Leaving a Tangible Legacy

By |2021-01-30T03:43:55+00:00January 30th, 2021|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on Leaving a Tangible Legacy

We all want to leave a Thriving (and Lasting) Family Legacy…but how do we make that Legacy tangible for our Children and Grandchildren? This month I have asked my Executive Assistant, Denise Pass to share some things she is doing to create a tangible legacy for her family. In addition to her role as my [...]

23 Dec, 2020

What Will You Receive This Christmas?

By |2020-12-23T04:19:38+00:00December 23rd, 2020|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on What Will You Receive This Christmas?

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 [...]

25 Nov, 2020

The Importance of Traditions

By |2020-11-25T13:17:48+00:00November 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on The Importance of Traditions

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 [...]

28 Oct, 2020

Leaving a Legacy For All Time

By |2020-10-28T20:57:07+00:00October 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Faith, Fear, Generations, Legacy|Comments Off on Leaving a Legacy For All Time

"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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2 Oct, 2019

From One Generation to Another: The Lasting Impact of a Godly Grandmother

By |2019-10-02T18:38:27+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Christian, Generations, Legacy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on From One Generation to Another: The Lasting Impact of a Godly Grandmother

The below article first appeared on Legacy Arts Magazine. A Legacy of Stewardship and Generosity Gram Rogers had to raise her children in a very difficult situation with an abusive husband and father-in-law who beat her children and beat her when she tried to stop them. My dad left home [...]