Hey friends, how are you doing? A few of you probably noticed that I’ve been rather sporadic with regards to my presence here, on the blog lately. We’ve actually been on vacation and combined conference in Atlanta, GA, (which you would know if you are following my Instagram; just saying… the link is at the end of the post).

Cleo was on her ‘phone, I was deliberately annoying her

The conference was spiritually uplifting and enriching, exactly what my soul needed. It was a wonderful pleasure to fellowship with other like minded people, with service to the Lord as their goal, and also renew relationships with others, exactly what my heart needed. The hotel was okay, not great unfortunately, but thankfully they provided a shuttle, which enabled us to visit the nearby mall (which was amazing, by the way, it literally came with a TJ Maxx Runway; yes, please!) and that was exactly what the body needed.

I hid the evidence for this photograph

The travel was filled with laughter and encouragement and teasing, exactly what I needed. The temperature was in the 90°s every, single day: it was hot! I spent most of my time, at the pool; of course I did not get into the pool. My kind of hair and water don’t make a good combination, while on vacation. How has your summer been so far?

We have just a few more weeks with the girls, before they go back to school. Can you imagine how quickly time flies? Well, I suppose you don’t have to imagine, I’m sure you do know that time is simply moving faster than the speed of light, blink and you’ve missed entire days. This year, we made the conscious decision to spend most of our free time with the girls. I suppose the fact that they are both away at college has surely impressed upon us the value of time and the importance of relationships.

On our way down to GA, last week, we were told the grandson of one our members was killed. He was only 18. Sometimes, the death of those so young, puts life into perspective, does it not? I wondered whether he had surrendered his life to the Lord? Although I know that ‘safety is not the absence of danger’ but rather the presence of God’, at such news, I tend to hold tighter to our girls. I prayer harder and more fervently for them and their safety. I don’t think I took life nor time for granted, but I am more intentional with the use of our time, although I suppose if I’m now intentional, then perhaps I did take time for granted.

I am thankful the girls know the Lord as their Savior and I want my time with them to be precious, filled with joy and laughter. I want to leave a legacy that demonstrates faithfulness and trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ. I want to be known as a woman filled with inner beauty and yes, outer beauty too, who loved the Lord, Who strived to obey His Word, who loved his people with abandon.

How do you want to be known? Let’s start leaving a legacy today.

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36 responses to “I WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY”

  1. I’m so sorry about your loss…what I love about you is you always try to focus on the positive and I see you here still happy and praising our Lord..such a beautiful heart you have Brenda!!

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  2. Brenda what a good point you make about leaving a legacy. What do I want to be remember for? That I loved God and followed His Son Jesus and that I was crazy about my family and kind. Thank you for the reminder.

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  3. I pray I leave a positive legacy for our children. It’s one of my heart’s biggest desires. I am definitely trying to be more intentional about it. Time will tell 🙂 Glad you had a wonderful time on vacation and at the conference! So wonderful to spend time with other people of a like mind. (However, I’ll pass on the 90 degree weather 😉 ) God Bless!

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    • 😂😂😂 I agree about the temperature, but I’m afraid of saying it out loud, before we are swamp with rain again 🥵🥵🥵 I’ll take the heat. I think all we can do is our best with the Lord’s help. The final decisions rest with our kids and the Lord

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  4. Teach them to love The Word by reading in to them and personally in their presence. Pray with them and for them. Harp on the grace of God rather than the law of God, because by grace we fulfill the law. Love them by affirming them and advising them. Oh, that I wish I had done a better job of these things, but God’s grace is sufficient in that all 5 of my children are believers. Oh, that God might erase the baggage I dumped on them for a closer, deeper walk with Him.

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  5. I’m happy that you are enjoying your vacation and got to go to a nice mall. Aren’t all teens on phones all the time?!? Funny that you tried to annoy her! I’m sad that an 18 year old boy was killed. Too much death, too young. You are right that life is precious and we need to cherish it. All the best.

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