A Legacy of Leadership


I remember going out for Mother’s Day to a buffet with all my extended family. As we stood in line, the discussion of how we would do seating began. First one sister spoke up, then another, then I had an opinion and so did my mother. From there, the husbands chimed in and gave their 2 cents and as our family rattled on trying to resolve the seating issue, I looked at my sister’s husband – the pastor – and said – “you are awfully quiet, what do you think?” His answer still makes me laugh…

I think there’s a lot of chiefs and not enough Indians here.”

Everyone was trying to lead and no one wanted to be the follower. The reality is, I’m from a family of strong leaders. I could go one by one through each person and make a long list of ways they have been leading – from being pastors and deacons to Bible study directors and Bible study leaders, an on-line leader, youth leaders, urban ministry leaders, Titus 2 Workshop leaders, mentorship leaders, retreat speakers, and more.

When I look at my family – I see a legacy of leadership. My parents effectively raised their 3 daughters to follow in their footsteps and God provided 3 Godly men for us to marry and follow in leadership. Now the next generation comes behind us and I wonder, how will we effectively pass on this legacy of leadership?

 Join me over at MomHeart.org today where I am sharing ways I am raising my children to be leaders.

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  1. What a beautiful family and a beautiful legacy. I can’t wait to read your list! I have three young ones, 2, 4, and 6, and I pray every day for insight on mothering them in the way they need mothering. Thank you!

    Megan @ wwwsunshinethroughthewindows.blogspot.com

  2. The legacy of leadership…so important! The point that touched me the most in your writings was “guiding our children to be who God made them to be”. Sometimes it’s easy to get swayed by steering them in the direction that we think might be best for them. We must remember to put God’s ways first. Thank you for this reminder. Have a wonderful day!


  3. This is so funny about where everyone is going to sit….our extended family has gone out to eat several times to one of those buffet restaurants. There were about 23 people there both times – from infants to great grandparents and after everyone got their food and directed to the one or two rows of tables, they just sat wherever! And here and there we swapped seats to go visit with others!

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