2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.
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In working with college students over the years, I would ask them who their faith heroes were. Grandparents were always on the top of their lists. The tag team of parents and grandparents are the Law and Gospel of pediatric upbringing. The parents bring the rules and the grandparents bring the grace. Sure, it is not that simple, but those God-given relationships are always the first and most influential witnesses to a life of faith. For single folks, like myself, I don't worry about whether my children will have faith, but I do worry whether my faith will have children. Will my story inspire others to embrace the Way - the journey of Christ through the cross? The best legacy we can give children is the faith we have; faith that has been kicked around, dirtied up, left for dead but truly alive. Let them know what truly keeps you going. They will remember.
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Holy God, give us the courage to testify to your name. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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