Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spiritual Heritage

"I am mindful of the sincere faith
within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother and your mother."
(2 Timothy 1:5 NASB)

This reminds me of my spiritual heritage.

While in Tennessee, I listened as my grandmother shared that her first date was to a church social. My aunt talked about how their life always revolved around church events and church people due to my grandparents involvement.

Based on the many pictures of my dad's family at river baptisms, potlucks, gatherings and picnics, I was reminded that they love God and love the church.

Quite interestingly, if you research my mom's side of the family, you discover the exact same thing.

To say the least, I come from a very long line of believers, attenders, singers and leaders.

I'm glad I had a chance to become more aware of a rich spiritual heritage that I can now pass along to my kids.