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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Living a Legacy

Lately I have been thinking about how I spend my time. I feel like I spend a lot of time on things that don't matter in the scheme of life. I have been trying to contemplate on this as Addy gets older by the day; she will begin to see what I do each day and how I spend my time.

When I look at my mom's, Dana and Cathie(mom in law), I see two women that spent a lot of time in the Bible, helping others, and spending time with others. I feel like this really mirrors Jesus. I want my daughter to see me in the Word and with people and helping people.

In our society today things really get in the way of what we should truly be doing as Christians. I know some things I do too much of our spending time on the TV and internet. Yes, they are great sources of communication but I have found that Facebook can really be a negative thing. Its something like an addiction for many people and for me maybe even too.

So instead I want to start using my time wisely and for good things. I started a little last week by starting to spend time in the Word a little more and also going for walks. I also have spent a lot more time in prayer and have seen the affects of that, even today.

The power of prayer and dedication to the Lord is so amazing and I don't want to miss out on that. I want my focus to be on God, my husband and my daughter. When you get tired as a mom after taking care of your daughter, working 25 hours a week, and taking care of a home and a husband, things get to be a lot. But I believe if I start shifting my focus to God and spending more time with Him and people I just may see a difference in my life.

A beautiful song I really love by Nichole Nordeman talks about being a Legacy and how people will remember me. See below these wonderful lyrics. My goal is to start spending more time with HIM and less on wasting my life with the things of this world because one day those things won't be there only He will be.

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 the who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such 'n 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 lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon 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


  1. We are blessed to be connected to a company that wants us putting faith first....those who choose to, are able to spend the time they need to with their families, and affecting other women by using it as a ministry! Not everyone has that option... Im very thankful to have found something positive that lets me live the way God wants me to, while still accomplishing personal goals. It makes me feel like the time I invest, can really impact another woman's life for God, which is Awesome stuff. :) And I hear you on the facebook addiction!!! hah!!!

    love you ktp!

  2. Thanks Em for that insight!!! You are right about the company for sure!! :) Love you too

  3. Very well said, Katie. Thanks for the good reminder! :)

  4. Yes, beautiful post. We could all use to start thinking like that. Does spending time with your cousins count as quality time? :) HeHe.

  5. Oh Yes... The best quality time Laura!!!

  6. Amen Sista! :) Love you always !