love & faithfulness

What is the legacy you want to leave behind?

I didn’t think twice before answering this one. But when I did think twice, the result was a flood of thoughts! Many of them negative.

I want to leave a legacy of love and faithfulness. My track record for this has been…less than exemplary. My shame attendant wants to scream and yell at me about that, and heap self loathing on me. I can recognize it, even give it some empathy, some appreciation for trying to protect me, in a sense. I don’t have to enmesh with the shame. More and more often, I don’t.

I’m working on it.

“Let steadfast love and faithfulness never leave you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart”. Proverbs 3:3

6 thoughts on “love & faithfulness

  1. Cate Covert

    Shame attendant. I’m adopting that phrase; it fits so well. I’ll house her with my harsh taskmaster. In fact, I might even add the great editor of the videos to the group – you know, the one who makes you forget the bad stuff when you’re reminiscing about the good old days, or makes you forget the good stuff when you’re feeling discontented.

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    1. David Post author

      I picked that one up from Dr. Curt Thompson’s book, The Soul of Shame. That was the first book I read that helped me feel seen and known – and began to normalize the “crazy feelings” I’d been experiencing for years!

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