“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 [...]
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." —1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) "Wisdom does not depend on the size of your portfolio or your net worth. Whether your resources are modest or abundant, your virtues and values should be unchanging as [...]
"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 [...]
Our financial worldview needs to be anchored in God's worldview.
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 [...]