Archive for May 21st, 2023

Written by Anne Graham Lotz, a contemporary American evangelist, author, and founder of AnGeL Ministries.  She is the second daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and his wife Ruth.

There’s a long one lane winding road that leads up to the place that I call my father’s house. I know every curve, every foot along the way because when I was a child I was schooled down in the Valley. So I walked down this mountain every morning, and I walked back up this mountain every afternoon, five days a week. But later in life when I moved away and had my own family, and I would return to see my parents up at my father’s house, if I arrived after dark my mother would keep the light on near the driveway to let me know I was expected, and I was welcomed. This home has always been a place where I felt welcomed, unconditionally loved, accepted, safe, and comforted. The home is quite different today than it was during my childhood. All the sights and sounds of family activity are no longer here, because like many family homes, children grow up, move out, parents age, and eventually pass on. And our homes can eventually become an empty shell. But what lives on is the eternal truth that was taught to me as a child. All the lessons I learned. Some were spoken, some were observed, some good, some difficult. And then those were the truths that as a parent I sought to pass on to my children by my own words and by my example. What are you passing on that has eternal value? Your legacy is not something to be thought about towards the end of your life, because whether you know it or not it’s already begun. The good news is that you can start now right where you are to be a Jesus follower. You can model a faith that will influence the generations that follow you.


Written by William Wilberforce (1759-1833), a British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to stop the slave trade.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom: Enlighten by your Holy Spirit those who teach and those who learn, that, rejoicing in the knowledge of your truth, they may worship you and serve you from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever, Amen.

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