How to Build a Legacy

by Howard E. Butt, Jr.   Howard E. Butt, Jr., served as president of the H. E. Butt Foundation until 2014. He is the founder of Laity Lodge and The High Calling, and serves as vice chairman of the H. E. Butt Grocery Company. Audio originally shared at [Read more...]

Tomorrow’s Legacy Today: What Will the Children Remember?


by David Rupert We sat in the middle of the floor, surrounded by thousands of photos. My sister and I were overwhelmed by these collected images from the generations of our family. Mom had pictures stored in shoeboxes, crumbling albums, and plastic bags, all put away in two massive trunks. The photos were from both sides of the family [Read More...]

Leaving a Creative Legacy


by Dena Dyer On my mother’s side, I come from a long line of “creatives.” Which is a nice way of saying our family is a little whacked-out. My great-grandfather Pappy wrote many unpublished short stories. His daughter Nanaw was an artist and writer as well as an art teacher. Her husband Dadaw was an [Read More...]

Dad Said I Could


by Sam Van Eman With the confetti hardly swept from the floor, my grandfather lost the family business. “Celebrating 75 Years,” the photo read, with Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, and Great-great-Grandpa standing tall for the camera. We were the Lowe’s of little town. But soured relationships and a spoiled inheritor buckled its knees. What does it take [Read More...]

Figuring Out Success With the Amish


by Erik Wesner I’ve spent a lot of time with the Amish these past few years. I first encountered Amish outside of Arthur, Illinois, a rural community where the corn towers overhead and buggy traffic can outnumber the cars. I was working for a Nashville publisher, where I spent the better part of ten years in [Read More...]

Three Questions You Must Answer Before You Die


by J.B Wood Every now and then it’s good to take an enormous step back and evaluate where you are in life. My friend Rob did this for me over breakfast the other day. You’d like Rob. He is a smart, successful, energetic, forty-something investment banker. The whole package, you might say. Or, what I once assumed was [Read More...]