passing-torchFrank and I talk a lot about this word. Both of us came from broken, damaged, diseased and addicted legacies. Looking at our earthly treasures in our children, our desire is to leave behind a strong, unwavering, Godly legacy.

We understand that everyone has their junk, we have junk. To pass on a legacy, however, is so much more than just the junk the we must all sift through. You can understand the kind of legacy I’m referring to. The kind to find identity in. The one that covers your existence with purpose, worth and value. It’s the kind of legacy that, at the end of your life’s journey you were proud to be a part of it. You are proud to pass it on.
My prayer is to give my children this privilege. Do you find yourself thinking on these things as well? Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to guide our endeavors. To lay the ground work for a strong foundation. Then to give us the boldness, faith and strength to walk the walk and live out this legacy.
One of my favorite songs is sung by Nichole Nordeman. I’m going to leave you with the lyrics that have brought tears to my eyes and pride in my heart so many times.


“I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me ! And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best ! At such’n’such … it wouldn’t matter much

I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an ‘Atta boy’ or ‘Atta girl’
But in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy!
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…”


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