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The Weekend Brew: The Gift of Legacy — 24 Comments

    • I am thankful you stopped by, Anita. I am blessed because God never leaves my side and walks me through every moment of life. I have learned so much in this past year after losing my mom and God has been my teacher. I pray your New Year is full of God and His blessings!

    • Thank you Laurie! The story of my mom has taught me how God joins us at every word, paragraph or page of our lives and this has been so impactful. When a loss creates such a deep ache, God is able to teach us how He is still near and His words become our comfort and our story. Blessed you joined us! Happy New Year!

  1. Barbie, thank you for this beautiful blog post. I lost my dad when I was only 21. I’m living his legacy through my memoir “Dancing with Daddy” where I share my own personal testimony which is woven with wonderful memories of him. I look forward to reading more from you! #BloggerCareGroup

    • Barbara- I am so glad you joined us here today at The Weekend Brew. Losing my mom has been one of the most difficult things I have experienced as well as one with the greatest impact in how God moves in our lives. I imagine your memoir instills the legacy of your dad and blesses you deeply. Happy New Year!

  2. I love this and I love how you honored your mom here. Just as God wants us to study the themes of His story and see His legacy of Grace, He wants us to know the themes of the story that He is writing in all of us. Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring message.

    • I am blessed by your words of encouragement Karen! I agree that God wants to know us personally but He also desires that we pursue Him relentlessly to grow our story around His. Have a blessed New Year! Thanks for joining us here each weekend!

  3. Powerful questions to reflect on, Mary. Thank you for sharing your heart here at Barbie’s place. My break continues but wanted to pop in quick to say hello to both of you. ~waving~
    Much love.
    xoxo

    • I love that you popped in Beth! I hope to pursue and reflect further on the questions about legacy. I crave for God’s story to be mine and for others to see the unfolding of a God-centered story in their own lives. Happy New Year!

  4. Mary,
    You are one of my favorite God-gifted writers. Just want you to KNOW that in your heart.

    Legacy… when I think of it all… the intertwined branches of a story much, much bigger than me jump off the pages of a story that only God could write. And I’m so thankful to be even a paragraph in the big story. For the body is made of parts and the story is made of hearts. The connection from then to now to future generations is like a beautiful garden of God’s ultimate love for those that are His. Thank you for taking me to this place of reflection today, Mary.
    As always… your friend,
    Heather

    • Heather-thank you for your sweet encouragement. I am blessed to be part of God’s story with you and all the other people whose stories intertwine with ours. May we pray that our one paragraph in the bigger story be the best it can be. Happy New Year! Love you girl!

    • Thank you for joining in the community here, Tara. A God-centered home is home where family can flourish. I pray we all center on God to grow our stories that will become a legacy of love for others. Happy New Year!

  5. Thanks for sharing your story, Mary. I like the idea of our legacy developing as we let God’s story be interwoven with ours. I also like what Andrew says above: our legacy is real, but we can’t see it. Those who have affected our lives and left valuable legacies for us hardly realized it themselves. That is true humility. Glad to be part of the weekend brew. 🙂

    • I agree with both you and Andrew. When I look at legacy from the viewpoint of my mom, I know that she would have said her impact was minimal but in reality that is farthest from the truth. God’s plan is so amazing and when He pursues us to be in communion with Him we are blessed beyond imagination. We can intentionally choose to follow hard after God and let our stories become part of His and that is what I hope my legacy will look like to others. Blessings for a Happy New Year. I’m so blessed you join us here today!

  6. Legacy is a funny thing. Like a reflection in a mirror, it’s real, but when we try to grasp it and hold it to ourselves, we can’t.

    We have to be content, I think, with the image that includes us, but is part of something much wider, much deeper, much more profound.

    And forever beyond our touch, yet defining the relationship between us and God.

    • I love the perspective that you brought into this discussion Andrew. I believe that our story is much bigger than we will ever know and God is the author. How we live our lives and whether we choose God to lead us determines what out legacy will eventually be. Thank you for joining the conversation and for being part of this community. Happy New Year!

    • Good to see you here too Jolene! I know writing has been difficult. What I love the most about legacy is that it is our story and we have the chance to make it God-honoring and full of grace if we choose. Blessings for a Happy New Year!

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