A Legacy of Enlightenment ~ Rune & Tarot for 27 Nov 2016

A couple looks out through an arched window. The 10 of Pentacles indicates the couple’s legacy, wealth and prosperity gained over a lifetime lived. The crossed flags behind them reflect stability, their partnership strong and enduring, with the five pentacles on each suggesting an equilibrium or balance felt between the partners....more

Leaving my mom legacy

As I sit on the airplane, it rocks back and forth, lurches and lifts and fights the turbulence. It’s one of the ways I imagine I’ll die, a plane crash. So, is this it? Actually I’m writing this as it happens so either some day this will be posted online or it will sit forever swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico....more


EVERY DAY WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE LEGACY WE LEAVE BEHIND. MAKE SURE PART OF YOUR LEGACY IS ENTHUSIASM.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

If we're childless, what is our legacy?

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the issue of what we leave behind. I’ve been prompted by reading someone else’s thoughts and fears on this matter for the past few months, as well as visiting my mother and looking at family trees and old photos. When we are childless, what is our legacy? Do we even have one? Why do we want one? Is it important?...more


I remember when I was pastoring how once a month we would pour libations. When I water the plants, which I should do more often, I think about my parents and many of their relatives who went before them. I also think about my foster parents and my birth parents, who I have no memories of and honor them....more

What would my obituary look like?

I stumbled upon an article talking about an amazing obituary written by a woman who knew she was dying. Read it yourself and if it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then I don't know what would....more

52 Weeks of Being: Be Bold (Week 1)

“Fortune favors the bold.” - Virgil Whenever I think that I can’t do something, I think of my grandmother. My grandmother, Alivee Harper, raised me. She was my first example of what a strong woman was. After raising her six kids, she and my grandfather took on the responsibility of raising a six-month-old....more

Leaving a Legacy

There is the well-known saying that, "All roads lead to Rome." This past spring I found myself in that exact location. My husband and I had embarked on a 12-day European tour and it was coming to an end. On our last full day in Rome we decided to tour the Vatican Museums. We walked the ancient Roman roads until we reached the Vatican City. Once inside the museum I found myself gazing at the mummy of an Egyptian woman. As I gazed at her in the glass enclosure I had one overwhelming thought, "I'm going to die."...more

Coffee Cups, Aprons, and Baseball

I often think, too much, about the legacy we are leaving our children. I know in my heart our priority is raising our kids to know and love the Lord and everything else will fall into place. I know this. I believe this. I strive for this.I also know having tangible items to pass on is an important way to keep legacies alive. I know this because I wish with all my heart I had more pictures or family treasures of my dad, grandfather and Tia. It would make talking about them a bit easier....more

The Legacy

As far as legacies go, my tastes lie with something simple, like a check. Or stock. Or heirloom china. Unfortunately Mama wasn’t the heirloom china type. What I got when she departed for the peaceful place where mothers don’t have to cook, clean, or say, “If I told you once, I told you a million times,” was not the inheritance I assumed was my birthright. What she left me was the very thing I was the least qualified to handle. Wisdom....more