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Christian Family Legacy Blog

Education and articles about how to build an enduring family legacy, eliminate taxes, strengthen your family and have impact on God’s Kingdom.
  • A Valentine To Remember

    A Valentine To Remember

    I write this blog on Valentine ’s Day.  I am a hopeless romantic and I overwhelm my wife with cards, candy, notes, flowers and dinner, but I can’t help but wonder if what I do is just a moment in time and does not reflect what I feel and believe.  I wonder if what God calls us to is not much more.

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  • Teach Your Children How To Suffer

    Teach Your Children How To Suffer

    One of the most challenging legacies to communicate to our children is how to model and share how God brings troubles in our lives to test our faith and build endurance and more joy. What an irony that is for someone who does not believe. Joy from trouble? Joy from pain? Children are prone to push back on that type of lesson unless they understand what Jesus is trying to teach us.

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  • Known By God

    As I begin the new year, I set a number of goals for the year for my business and family life. One of the goals is to to share good things with my grown adult kids. They are millenials and that creates a particularly difficult challenge. They don’t accept all that I say about my faith nor do they see the Bible as fact. I am sure this challenge is not just mine. Do any of you have the same challenges?

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  • The _Joy_of_Myrrh

    The Joy of Myrrh

    With Christmas clearly in the rear-view mirror, do you ever wonder whether you could take the joy of Christmas through January? Christmas and the preparation for Christmas, in so many ways, is like a departure from reality. When reality hits in January there is bound to be a let-down.

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  • Weaning The Soul

    Weaning The Soul

    As I start a new year, I long for simplicity. The past two years have been very complicated and stressful and in so many ways empty. It is said that evil and lies are complex and goodness simplicity. I want to live the good life of simplicity and love. Jesus taught us simplicity. The Pharisees lived by innumerable taboos, regulations, and laws…hundreds of laws. Jesus reduced the hundreds of laws to two: love God and love all mankind. Wow! How simple!

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  • Remember_Your_Part

    Remember Your Part…Remember God’s Part

    I had one of the best Christmases that I can remember, and it wasn’t perfect. Yet it was joyful and complete and fulfilling. I can remember so many years when Christmas was a nightmare and drudgery and at times so very sad. I can remember in the past 9 years how little I looked forward to Christmas and how I feared what would happen. So, what was different about this Christmas and why could I not see the joy in Christmas as a Christian for so many years?

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  • My_Christmas_Story

    My Christmas Story

    I had one of the best Christmases that I can remember, and it wasn’t perfect. Yet it was joyful and complete and fulfilling. I can remember so many years when Christmas was a nightmare and drudgery and at times so very sad. I can remember in the past 9 years how little I looked forward to Christmas and how I feared what would happen. So, what was different about this Christmas and why could I not see the joy in Christmas as a Christian for so many years?

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  • Not Quite A Christmas Poem

    Not Quite A Christmas Poem

    Last week I gave an example of a client that revealed his hunger for the power of the Holy Spirit. He was totally devoted to the Lord and wanted what the Bible revealed to him. We also talked about how living without the Holy Spirit in daily life can result in sharing an empty shell of Christianity that is a turn off to your children. Today I will share some of the inspiration words of E. Stanley Jones who give us steps to receive the power of the Holy Spirit.

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