As you all know, I am a huge fan of this season. All of my experiences of Thankfulness and Praise seemed to be heightened this year. (I wonder why…)

This blog I am posting goes out to our parents, Noah and Lance’s grandparents. We are so blessed. What better examples of a Godly lifestyle than two sets of parents that love and worship Jesus? We are so blessed that we have parents that are together, love each other and love God. That’s all that matters, really, in this life. So many things are bad, so many things are hard, so many things are, quite frankly, scary. In this sinful world Noah and Lance have a heritage that can withstand whatever the future holds for them.

A heritage. “Something passed down from preceding generations.”

What a heritage my sons have! Grandparents that have continually served Jesus though all circumstances. Grandparents that serve others tirelessly. If it is serving hungry people in New Orleans, putting up a church ceiling even when you are in pain, or painting a church late into the night, our parents are there. Taking time off work to tear down a barn for their church, getting to church early to set up to feed hundreds of people, and even going back out on the road because just sitting and enjoying the retirement life is not doing enough for Jesus.

I have learned so much from our parents. When all seems unfair and wrong, they are calm, consistently serving with mouths closed, even when they are serving selfish people. I hope that I have just a mere morsal of servanthood like that. I hope even more that my Lance and Noah can learn from us like we have learned from our parents: humbleness, character, integrity, servanthood and an undying, unwavering love for Jesus Christ.