“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 [...]
Love is in the air . . . Valentine's Day is approaching and our surrounding culture is booming with marketing ploys to get consumers to demonstrate their love. But we know better. Gifts bought can show our affection for a moment, but there is a demonstration of love that lasts well past time. This kind [...]
Leaving a legacy of love will not just happen. Love intentionally and before you know it, your legacy of love will not just be a dream, but a reality.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
Valentine's Day has come and gone again, but February is not over and love is still in the air all year through. It starts with a decision, often automatic, but carefully nurtured - to choose to unconditionally love those God has placed in our sphere of influence. How this love is shown will vary from [...]
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 [...]