Building Your Legacy Tips-Ep#04 “Passion, It’s in there.”

Building Your Legacy Tips Episode #04 "Passion, it's in there." Passion is one of the four elements of change in our life and legacy. The root word for passion is the Latin word "Pati," meaning to suffer. Passion is an act of suffering, especially when viewed by others, but to us, it is just what we do because we must. Passion is not held for the few; we all have it in us if we will yield to that elementary call as it accompanies our purpose in Christ. "Building Your Legacy Tips" is a series of short podcasts to help you understand and build your legacy because we all build a legacy every day, so do it as it becometh you.

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Building Your Legacy Tips-Ep#03 “Bravery is Our Choice”

Building Your Legacy Tips Episode #03 "Bravery is Our Choice" Many times choosing bravery will be the most natural response to a situation.  But there will be those times that choosing bravery will be extremely difficult because God has revealed to you in advance the cost of the choice, yet at the same time, He laces it with the grace to say "Yes." "Building Your Legacy Tips" is a series of short podcasts to help you understand and build your legacy because we all build a legacy every day, so do it as it becometh you.

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Building Your Legacy Tips-Ep#02 “Elements of Change”

Building Your Legacy Tips Episode #02 "Elements of Change" Elements impact, the impact causes change, and change makes room for growth or redirection. Some different elements that impact our legacy are unique to our calling or purpose; others are foundational parts woven together in every God-built legacy. "Building Your Legacy Tips" is a series of short podcasts to help you understand and build your legacy because we all build a legacy every day, so do it as it becometh you.

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What I could change, but don’t!

I have heard, "just live with it" many times in life, and it upset me because they did not have to live with it, I did! And at times, friends and family added a caveat to try and make me feel better, like, "just live with it, for now." They did not understand that it did not make me feel better, it left me feeling hopeless. But even more difficult to handle is when I heard, "just live with it" within myself. And the unspoken caveat in me was, "because you know it will never change, even though it could." Ouch! Then through prayer and self-reflection, I realized there were things I found "the art of living with" in my life. Knowing I could change but didn't was heartbreaking until I grabbed onto the hope of God's Word and the grace…

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Living with what I could change, but don’t!

I have heard, "just live with it" many times in life, and it upset me because they did not have to live with it, I did! And at times, friends and family added a caveat to try and make me feel better, like, "just live with it, for now." They did not understand that it did not make me feel better, it left me feeling hopeless. But even more difficult to handle is when I heard, "just live with it" within myself. And the unspoken caveat in me was, "because you know it will never change, even though it could." Ouch! Then through prayer and self-reflection, I realized there were things I found "the art of living with" in my life. Knowing I could change but didn't was heartbreaking until I grabbed onto the hope of God's Word and the grace…

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The Art of Intentional Learning & Pruning

Proverbs 1:5 (KJV) A wise man will hear and will increase learning.Proverbs 1:5 (AMP) The wise will hear and increase their learning.Proverbs 1:5 (ESV) Let the wise hear and increase in learning.Proverbs 1:5 (NIV) Let the wise listen and add to their learning. In this scripture, we hear a clear message that if we are wise in our hearing, we will increase our learning. Being wise in our hearing is being intentional in hearing because that will dictate our learning. What does "The Art of" mean? The art of something is when we move in it, creating beautiful work by using our imagination and proven truths. We need to understand that this same beauty is when we live with a mind and heart of intentionality. Our learning is like our legacy; not optional. We will learn, and we will have…

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The Art of Management and Marriage

I want to share with you two extraordinary roles that over time have become looked on as ordinary. They look ordinary because those that skillfully do them make it look so easy and natural. But the truth is there is nothing easy, natural, or ordinary about them. I am speaking about "The Art of Management and Motherhood". So why do I pair these seemingly different roles together? I do so because I have occupied both of these roles for over 30 years and I know that they are more similar than different. Those of us that are skillful at management and motherhood carries a wide range of influence on this generation and the generations that will follow after we move on to a new season. Art is not perfect and neither are we. But art is skillful and so are…

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Recognize and Respect the Press of Others

As we continue to look at the ability we have in building a well-crafted legacy, we have discussed the four foundational elements that bring movement within your building. They are Passion, Bravery, Forgiveness, and Restful Emptiness. Click the links to read about each of them. In this segment, we look at recognizing and respecting how we "builders" demonstrate a pressing of moving through challenges and obstacles we face. The press of others and yourself is the fuel that keeps us moving, expands your thinking and contributes to our personal growth RESPECT Respect comes from a Latin word that means “to look back at”.  Respect is given “after”, or on the other side of a circumstance or season. Respect is a response to something that causes us to look back at it in wonder and admiration. Respect does not have to be spoken…

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Building Your Legacy – Elements (Part 2)

Forgiveness and Restful Emptiness are two of the four elements of change in our life and legacy. Click here to read about the other two, Bravery and Passion. Forgiveness If we do not build our legacy from a place of quick and full forgiveness we will end up stuck in life. Stuck means we will experience a lack of productivity and creativity until we forgive. Being stuck will also cause us to be blind to what we should be grateful for in that area and halts fruitfulness.  Being a forgiving person release a spirit of gratitude in our life. Just like gratitude, forgiveness must be expressed. If I do not express it, it can not be activated in my life and legacy. I express my gratitude to God first and then to those that He uses to give me cause to be grateful.  I express…

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