Saturday, September 12, 2009

Legacy Leavers

September 13th is Grandparents Day. We look at the lives of our parents' parents, and choose to honor them, whether they are alive or are now gone from us.

What is their legacy?

Legacy is defined as "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past."

So, what are you transmitting to those in your world ... family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, the next generation? What are you modeling for those you influence? What are they receiving as they observe your lifestyle, choices, words, and responses to daily joys and sorrows?

My dear friend Kristen Milligan lives a life that's all about intentionally leaving a legacy.

So today I honor my Dad and Mom who continue to model what "Living for Jesus" looks like. And remember my grandparents who were loving, godly, and faithful - to Christ and to their families. That's my legacy. And I remain determined, by the grace and power of the Spirit, to pass it on to the people in my world, young and old.

"... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days ..."
- Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NKJV).


  1. Just want to say thank you again for the legacy that you gave to dad and me back in September 2009 - we deeply have appreciated your words of love and appreciation, we feel very humble, I must say.

    {sent via email}

  2. The older I get, the more I appreciate the heritage that's been given me ... and the more I desire to pass that on to our children and grandchildren.

    "to whom much has been given, much will be required ..."


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