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The Starting Point

200-Year Road Trip Dan began his epic trip across the US with his brothers this past Sunday. Don't miss the journey as Dan will take you with him along the way.

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” — Billy Graham

My brothers and I are on a two-week road trip visiting family and friends, seeing sites from our childhood, and remembering stories – some buried for half a century or more. (If you would like to read more about our 200-Year Road Trip, you can follow my blog by SUBSCRIBING or SEEING PAST road trip stories.)

The events of our childhoods, good and bad, were extremely formative. They set the default patterns that we follow the rest of our lives. Our start does not determine our outcome, but it certainly establishes pathways we instinctively follow.   

Jesus understood the importance of establishing positive practices in children’s lives. He said, “Let the little children come to me.” (Matthew 19:14a)

Great advice! Establishing routines of coming to Jesus at an early age will benefit their entire lives and beyond. Religious practice is not an amulet to protect our children against the evil of the world, but it does provide guidance and strength in the good days and the bad.

Our road trip memories include church, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Bible Club, Victory Camp, and many youth group activities. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Lead the way and establish a well-worn path between your children’s’ formative years and the foot of the cross.  


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