“Hospitality: It’s Not About Me”

Hospitality is one of those passions of mine.  I highly value community and so it is no surprise I LOVE getting together with other families.  Over the years as our family has grown, hospitality has been one of those practices that has not been as purposefully frequent as other seasons; and unfortunately many people do not excited about the thought of having a large family over either.  I have heard "We would just love to [...]

By |March 28th, 2012|Blog, Book Review|1 Comment

Dreaming w/ your Kids about when you are a GrandParent

  I'll Remind You-Jessica June Rose This song makes me cry every time I watch it!  Our culture, doesn't take PERSONAL responsibility for the elderly in their lives.  We have so much to be gratefultful for and to learn from.  We are robbing ourselves of the spiritual blessings that come from doing what we are supposed to do.  As hard as it is to envision the day my mother is old and unable to take [...]

By |March 9th, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy, Powerful Music Videos|5 Comments

Reaching out: A Note to Young Mother’s

I have been thinking about the power of a grandparent’s influence so much lately. It probably has something to do with the fact that my parents have been out of town for 2 months and at the same time my in-laws were gone for a month of that! It was a weird time. I know many people don’t live close to parents, but we have always lived nearby. It was eye opening. I really truly [...]

By |March 6th, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|1 Comment

Break the Cycle~Grandparents Choose to Leave a New Legacy~

Kid's are Smart- they know what real relationships are about! If you were to ask yourself- Do your Grandkids think you know them?  What would your response be? Kids are not dumb. They can see right through your facade, and they know when they are truly being loved and cared for. They know if you are faking it. Grandparents are to be a testimony to the little ones in the way they live out life, [...]

By |March 5th, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|0 Comments

Grandchildren~ Are they a Picture in Your Wallet?

Grandparents~ Let's ask some tough questions again~  How do you view your grandkids?  Are they a trophy to show off when they are "good?"  Or are you involved do you know your grandchild?  Really Know Them? They are a picture in the wallet, a birthday card every year, a little person that looks like her dad. The grand kids are fun to be around for a short amount of time, but that is all you [...]

By |March 3rd, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|0 Comments

Thinking Ahead~ Embracing Today~ Multi-Generational Legacy

I am excited for this weeks post series which is going to be digging deep into multi-generational legacy! We are starting out with some intense questions & articles this week to really probe hearts~ get us thinking and getting real~  Thank you Alice Behnke for your contributions and writing on this topic. Intense in some parts, but overall good and profitable to examine our hearts and motives. Thank you to Brandy & Judy Maddox who [...]

By |March 1st, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|0 Comments