Posted by: Glenda Mills | October 18, 2012

#1 – Pass The Story Down

Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children
tell their children. Joel 1:3 NLT

Daddy and Esther
Legacy, inheritance, heirloom—
something or someone from the
past that left a gift to influence
other lives, both present and future.
That would be my Dad.
With each passing year, I am more

grateful for the legacy of faith Daddy left our family when he went home to
heaven over ten years ago.

Picture being held in loving arms by a man who rocked and sang songs to
seven children and many grandchildren.

I was the second of five daughters, eager as all my siblings were to climb into
my Father’s lap and listen to the songs of faith he sang over us.

My Dad modeled a quiet, confident faith through all the changing and
challenging seasons of his life. His words still echo in my heart today—

“Everything’s going to be all right”.

My Dad believed that promise from God’s Word…and because he believed it,
so did I. As did the rest of our family.

And so my dad’s legacy of faith continues today. Sometimes I hear his grandchildren
sharing that same promise with their children. It’s almost like Daddy is leaning
over the balcony of heaven cheering us on. Encouraging us to live our lives in the
quiet confidence that God is working behind the scenes, causing everything to work
together for good for those who love Him.

Who has God used in your life to model the life of faith before you? Are you walking
in their footsteps?

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those
who love God and are called according to his purpose for them….and He chose
them to become like His son” (Romans 8: 28, 29).


  1. A beautiful way to begin my morning with this wonderful piece from your heart. I love the picture of this sweet Esther so engaged in the presence of her great-grandpaw-paw . . . we need to be this connected when listening to our Father . . . then, no fear, just faith! Love this, Glenda . . . thank you.


    • Verna,
      I love the picture too…there’s so much love mirrored in the eyes of my dad and granddaughter. Like you, I want to see life through the eyes of faith, not fear. Only the love of God can transfer this to our hearts and lives. Thank you sweet friend for stopping by this morning and sharing. Love you!


  2. Oh Glenda, this is beautiful. The person in my life teaching me to be secure in the Lord is Nan. She models faith constantly for me. Growing up in a legalistic background, I’ve learned so much from her. I’ve learned what it truely means to be truly free! Love you sweet friend!


    • Jamie,
      Thank you so much for stopping by this morning with your sweet comments about Nan…I know she’s a wonderful friend, mentor, and model to you and so many others. Have a blessed day sweet friend. Love you.


  3. Beautiful memories and posts. Just earlier this week, my cousin posted some old photos. My Nannie was in it and I commented how I recalled her saying her prayers out loud every night any time I slept over. I find myself using some of the same phrases of protection now that she always said then. Also, my sweet mother, her every day life spoke faith, faithfulness, and service. She pressed on through a debilitating illness with worship and grace. A great legacy!


    • Jeanette,
      Having a godly grandmother and mother is a wonderful legacy and your life reflects the same faith and grace that were modeled before you. So grateful to know you Jeanette…thanks for stopping by and sharing!


  4. Sweetie, your dad was a true blessing in Christ. Thanks for this memory!


    • Dave, So glad daddy was such a blessing to you and that you learned to love him as a dad..he certainly loved you!


  5. This is a wonderful tribute Glenda. Thanks for sharing. Love you……


    • Thanks so much sis for stopping by and sharing. I love you Cathy and miss you.


  6. Again, love this, Glenda. I so appreciate the legacy my parents are passing on to me. Being adopted makes me even more grateful – I have no idea what kind of legacy I would have had if I’d not been brought up by such wonderful, God-fearing people.



    • Becky,
      So glad you’re one of my twice-adopted sister friends…just like my daughter Becky…and so glad we met this side of heaven! By the way why don’t you come this way for a writers conference sometime. I could meet you there! I think you would find the publishers quite friendly on this side of US. There’s one in Febuary in beautiful Ashville, NC at Billy Grahams’ Cove..


  7. Beautiful picture of our Father. Your words reminded me so much of my earthly daddy, a man who left a legacy of love. Thank you for the memories. 🙂


    • Vonda,
      So glad you were blessed by a legacy of love from your father…and our Father! Don’t the memories grow more precious with each passing year? Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing, sweet friend.


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