Anne Graham Lotz, Family Share the Influence of a Godly Mother

By   •   May 7, 2021   •   Topics:

Anne Graham Lotz reflects on godly mothers while talking to her daughter Rachel-Ruth Wright (far right) and 14-year-old granddaughter Riggin (middle).

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” —Proverbs 22:6

Anne Graham Lotz recently pulled up a kitchen chair alongside her daughter Rachel-Ruth Wright and teenage granddaughter Riggin to talk about the power of a godly example.

Sharing personal stories of morning and nighttime routines, Lotz recalled how her mother—Ruth Bell Graham—was extremely dedicated to her faith.

“She was a wonderful mother,” Lotz said. “Lots of fun, crazy sense of humor. Deeply spiritual. She was just in love with Jesus. … She taught me it’s important to start the day with God’s Word and prayer. And she did that by example.”

In turn, Rachel-Ruth took a moment to share what she’s learned from her mother, Anne Graham Lotz. Similar to her mom’s childhood, Rachel-Ruth recalled early mornings finding her mom on her knees in prayer or reading the Bible.

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It turns out those quiet times didn’t just grow Lotz’s faith, but Rachel-Ruth’s, too.

Now, that impact has affected women in their family for multiple generations.

Amid the pandemic this year, Rachel-Ruth’s 14-year-old daughter Riggin would come downstairs before virtual classes and see her mom deep in Bible study. These moments often led to conversations about Jesus.

“The most important thing I think a mom can pass down to her kids is that love for God’s Word,” Rachel-Ruth said.

What a child sees, a child usually does.

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