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Anne Graham Lotz on her mother's death

"She taught me by her example that Jesus is everything."

Statement by Anne Graham Lotz in regard to the death of her mother, Ruth Bell Graham:

My Mother's legacy in my life runs very deep … and wide. When I think of my Mother, I think of…

… her sparkling eyes–she just loved life. She was full of fun, opinions, and a zest for living that was evident until her last breath.

…her arms always outstretched to welcome me into her presence with unconditional love.

…her quips and quotes, such as:

Anne, make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes.

A good marriage is made up of two good forgivers.

Every cat knows some things need to be covered.

It takes two to make a fight.

God called you not to make your husband good, but to make him happy.

You can't teach your kids to like spinach if every time they see you eating yours, you gag.

But two things stand out above all the rest. My Mother was in love with Jesus…and that love was contagious. She wasn't caught up in religion or tradition or rituals– she was caught up in a personal relationship ...

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