The Moore You Know: What’s Your Legacy?


As we get older we realize how fragile life truly is. Recently, we experienced the loss of a dear friend and brother in Christ.

For so long he fought cancer, and suffered more than I can imagine. But, through his suffering he never lost his faith. He and his precious wife, who never left his side, nicknamed me “Smiley.” When I heard of his passing, I couldn’t help smiling, although it was through tears.

Anthony Vanriper left a legacy for those of us who are left here fighting the fight, running our race.

Many times we get so involved with the things of this life that we neglect what truly is important.

One day we will all meet an end, just as sure as we were born we will die. What will matter in the end? A decision of where you spend eternity is the most important. What will you leave behind here? What will be your legacy?

I can recall someone at some point sharing advice with me on work, and priorities. They posed the question: “When you are on your death bed, what will you have wished you would’ve done differently?” That you’d spent more time working? Probably not!

Priorities, the life you live, the legacy you leave behind. It’s all what will matter in the end!

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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