One last thing – Leave A Godly Legacy

One last thing – Leave A Godly Legacy

Have you ever thought about your legacy? When you die, how would you want people to remember you?

Several years ago, we lost several of our friends to cancer. They were in their early-mid forties, WAY too early to leave their young families, but it made everyone aware of how precious life is and that it can be taken from us at any minute. As we attended those funerals, my husband and I talked about living every day with purpose and about the legacy we will one day leave behind.

As I wrapped up my study of Deuteronomy, I’m reminded of Moses’ legacy. As the Israelites mourned his death, they penned his eulogy:

“Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face…

One Last Thing – Blessings Follow Obedience

“But I don’t WANT TO!” I spun around just in time to see the frustrated young mama snatch up her impudent toddler and whisk him out of the store. “Bless your heart,” I thought, “been there, done that.” Something that began as a simple request (“Put on your shoes”) turned into an out-and-out power struggle.

Parents want what’s best for their children, and we have certain standards so they can learn to be well behaved. But we constantly battle their selfish attitude of,

I want WHAT I want WHEN I want it!

Sadly, many adults live by the same creed and it’s created an egocentric society where every behavior is justified. There are no absolute standards, only what’s right for the individual. We term this thinking “post-modern” but there isn’t really anything modern about it since we see it in God’s warning to His children before they crossed into the Promised Land…

One Last Thing – Integrity & Your Testimony

One Last Thing – Integrity & Your Testimony

When was the last time someone did something unexpectedly nice for you? I’m not talking about anything you may have received yesterday for Valentine’s Day. I mean some random-act-of-kindness that made your day?

One of mine came while I shopped for Christmas gifts last December. Standing in the checkout line, I noticed the lady in front of me redeem a coupon she’d clipped from the newspaper. I’m not a coupon-er but I do have a minor in math, so I quickly computed the $18 savings if only I’d taken 20 seconds to rip off that corner. Grrr

The lady paid for her items and completed her transaction. Handing over the receipt, the sales clerk returned the coupon and explained that it could be used it again. Instead of pocketing it…

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