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|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 Sep, 2018

Our Work is a Gift

By |2018-11-16T20:46:16+00:00September 1st, 2018|Generations, Inheritance, Labor Day, Legacy, Wealth, Wisdom, Work|Comments Off on Our Work is a Gift

"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 [...]

28 Jun, 2018

Raising Well Adjusted Heirs To Carry Your Legacy Forward

By |2018-11-16T20:53:38+00:00June 28th, 2018|Christian, Dad, Family, Father, Father's Day, Generations, Legacy, Mom, Spiritual, Transfer|Comments Off on Raising Well Adjusted Heirs To Carry Your Legacy Forward

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 [...]

31 Aug, 2016

Wisdom Transfer vs. Wealth Transfer

By |2018-11-19T00:58:43+00:00August 31st, 2016|Budget, Christian, Family, Father, Finances, Generations, Legacy, Lifestyle, relationships, Spiritual, Steward, Transfer, Wealth, Wisdom|Comments Off on Wisdom Transfer vs. Wealth Transfer

I've heard it said that it is not what is taught, but caught. Likewise, it is not what we expect but what we inspect that reveals whether or not the legacy we are seeking to pass on is "sticking". The next generation stands to inherit a lot from those who have gone before them. Families [...]

25 Aug, 2016

Time’s Up: Stewarding our Time

By |2018-11-19T01:08:28+00:00August 25th, 2016|Budget, Christian, Family, Generations, Legacy, Lifestyle, relationships, Spiritual, Steward, Time, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time’s Up: Stewarding our Time

Schedules and resolutions are made, but why is time so difficult to manage? Time's Up. Seemingly a never-ending cycle of opportunities to invest moments for the here and now or for eternity, in reality, time is an evaporating commodity that we will be accountable for, ultimately having an earthly end. In light of this vacuum called [...]

8 Jul, 2016

The Implications of Financial Freedom

By |2018-11-19T01:23:00+00:00July 8th, 2016|Budget, Christian, Family, Finances, Generations, Legacy, Lifestyle, relationships, Spiritual|Comments Off on The Implications of Financial Freedom

The celebration of Independence Day for our nation has passed, but freedom's bell continues to ring on in many areas of our lives. There are many freedoms we can enjoy, but freedom is not always available depending on political or personal oppression. The freedom to worship, political freedom, individual freedom to live and to prosper [...]