Archive for February, 2017

How to Leave a Soothing Legacy of Healing

February 27, 2017

The very character of God is to heal. His words may challenge, but they never wound. I, on the other hand, am taking years to soften. How can you leave a soothing legacy of healing? “No, you cannot wear those shorts to school. No shorts. Put on pants.” I had been clear and firm all morning long…. read more »

How to Leave a Tender Legacy of Compassion

February 20, 2017

Tom hadn’t seen a homeless man on his way to work in five years. But on this day, God put a particular man in Tom’s path and placed on Tom’s heart compassion for this man who needed practical help. Our children are watching. Our world is watching. Our hearts ache to share the love of Jesus…. read more »

How to Leave an Authentic Legacy of Justice for the Oppressed

February 13, 2017

“The care of God for the oppressed is a marked feature of Holy Scripture,”* yet do I bear that out in my life? Some days my goal for my legacy barely makes it past hoping people don’t remember me as cranky or always running late. Other days, I am inspired to leave a legacy of forgiveness… read more »

How to Leave a Sweet Legacy of Forgiveness: Learn from the Best

February 6, 2017

Forgiveness: It sounds idyllic, until we have to work through the process ourselves. Then the work is hard. Can you forgive the person who betrayed your confidence? The one who cut you down? The person with a strongly different view than yours? How can we leave a sweet legacy of forgiveness? We can learn from the… read more »

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