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 [...]

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 [...]