Humor, common sense, and godly living are the legacy my elders left me and I seek to pass on. What is your legacy?

All I Have Needed: A Legacy for Life

During December of 1997 and January of 1998, three of my grandparents died. I began to think in earnest of my grandparents and parents. None of them were wealthy people by any stretch of the imagination, so they did not leave me riches. But the legacy they did leave was far more valuable: a legacy of godly lives.

Webster defines a legacy as “something coming from an ancestor or predecessor.” Colossians 3:17 says, Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Also, in 1 Timothy 4:12 we are told to be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.

As I look at my life and how it has been molded by these people, I find that theirs has truly been a legacy for life. This legacy has been one that encompassed as many different areas as they possessed different personalities and gifts. Therefore, my legacy isn’t just one of word or deed. It doesn’t just cover conversation or charity, faith or purity, but is a legacy of completeness. All I have needed has been provided.


Nearly every day I’m reminded of something from my childhood. Usually it’s a lesson I learned from one of my grandparents or parents. I  like writing them down. This is a collection of those stories written over several years. The pieces are arranged topically rather than chronologically.

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