Godly Legacy – What is that?

Have you ever thought about your personal godly legacy? Are you concerned with your younger family members not knowing enough about your grandparent’s and great grandparent’s legacy to carry it forward?

Are you interested about how God has worked in your family in the past years? Are you wondering how your godly information will be passed on to future generations?

If you have answered “yes” to any of my above questions, then we are thinking alike.

“When you remember me, it means you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart.” Frederick Buechner American writer and theologian. (1926- )

This quote says it all for me. It’s part of my reasoning behind writing an eBook short, Leaving a Godly Legacy, Journaling for Future Generations. This eBook Short will be released soon!!

Here is an excerpt from the book.

Letters from my mother are small treasures to me. She makes it a point to send a hand-written note thanking my family for Christmas, birthday and Mother’s Day gifts. My mom is my inspiration. I’ve started writing my children letters from time to time after her example.

I’m keeping the cards from my mom and my letters to my children for a great reason…Legacy. It’s a small but significant part of our family’s legacy. When my children have their own children, the small jester of hand-written notes might be a thing of the past. My mother gave me a letter that her mother, my grandmother, had written to her days after I was born.

This letter is not only a glimpse at how life was in 1968, but also part of my legacy. I’m able to show 3 generations of letter writing to my family.

Recently I sent my cousin a handwritten note. I referred to the great memories we’ve shared. My cousin Facebook messaged me thanking me for the thoughtful jester. My cousin and her husband were one of the many (over 770 houses) who lost cottages in Gatlinburg, Tennessee due to the fires during Thanksgiving of 2016. “Your card came at such a good time,” she wrote. “I’m still working on the inventory of all that was in the cottage, it’s all so hard and so sad. Thank you.”

It’s sad to think of all that was lost in all the homes, structures and cottages in Gatlinburg. I can only empathize with all those involved. My prayer is for all to be restored in their memories so they can share verbally and by writing down for those to come.

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