Family Legacy, Community, and Theology of Place
What is “theology of place”? RuthAnne Irvin writes a wonderful article on place, telling the story of Ruthie Leming, wife, mother of…
It’s Time to Reconsider Generational Impact
When we consider the idea of family, the idea of generational impact should be a bigger topic. What do I mean?
The Family That Gives Together Stays Together
For years, I’ve touted the idea of living generously. But the discussion changes when we include the basic desire for a thriving…
Family Strategies for the Busy Leader
Guest Post: Author Stephen Mansfield tells how a leading politician of recent decades chose to value his marriage and family despite his…
Alone While Together: The Slow Drift of Apathy
He lost his family. No, they didn’t die. There was no airplane crash, divorce, affair, or breakdown. But it was as serious….
What’s A Parent’s Most Important Job?
Have you ever listed out a parent’s fundamental responsibilities? It’s not just making sure the kids gets fed and clothed.
A New Proverb: From One Generation to the Next
“Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” Every culture around the world has its version of that proverb.
Lessons on Legacy From a Hillbilly Family Story
Reading Hillbilly Elegy I found parallels with my own story, including God’s generosity despite poverty. I’ve learned these things about family over…
Legacy Can Follow A Twisting Path
A twisting path, not a straight line—that’s the concept of legacy. Marty was a messed-up kid going down a dangerous path. The…
What’s Included in Your Family Code of Conduct?
Do you have a family code of conduct? Perhaps you have one and call it something else. Or the idea of a…
Legacy is What You Put In Motion
I used to think of legacy as something we left behind. But not anymore.
Another Story One Seat Over: Tenacity & Legacy
I leaned over and asked if Kansas City was her destination. She said, “Yes, but I’ve been visiting my daughter in Oregon.”…