Rebuilding a Legacy

My husband Felipe Rojas and I had a great talk with our sons last week  about the importance of them understanding the value of being men, Afro- Latino, and Christian. The responsibility to be and manage a heart of gratitude. This came as a result of watching a segment of the television show “The View” on Martin Luther King Jr, birthday.

In the segment Sonny Hostin shared that her father shared that her generation , she’s 49, was the first generation with full rights in America. This got me asking the question what is missing in the African American community that familial legacies are being slaughtered off. Then the my answer came with one simple thought. Our ancestors fought with the Hope of freedom and now we have to continue building on that legacy that was started with HOPE and GRATITUDE.

rebuilding a legacy

HOPE and GRATITUDE to strong powerful words that help shape character and dreams. HOPE  meaning the feeling or expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. GRATITUDE meaning the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for to return kindness.  Both words inspired me  along with my husband to have the conversation with our boys. We needed to share the value of our past family patriarchs and the responsibility of all of us currently living to carry the torch.

We discussed the struggle of leaders from both the Mexican and African American heritage struggle for equality and the importance to understand the strengths and struggles of the men of Rojas, Orta, Whigham, Parker families.

We explained that the older generation fought for their rights in Mexico and America everyday by working hard. We shared that both sides of the families had farming in their legacy and some where even entreprenuer. 

We explained that now that the foundation was laid by their great great grandparents using HOPE that they will need to use GRATITUDE and HOPE to continue to move forward as representatives of the 4 families and Christ.

Excited and Nervous always praying seeds are planted .  We can rebuild our legacy and we will do just that with HOPE and GRATITUDE.
#Kingdombuilding #menofhonor #coparentingworks

Not Just Another Year

Happy New Year!!

I pray you had a great New Year and blessed Christmas.  There is so much to share from last year and I am sure there will be tons throughout the year but one goal for sure is to stay connected and to provide just what the blog says Encouragement for Everyday Living.  Let me first explain my absence during the end of 2017.  I took a brief break to finish up my fall semester and get acclimated to a new professional opportunity. I am not sure how God speaks to you but for me he will present a challenge either through an experience or sending someone to share a thought that will disrupt me from my need to be busy to see if I am following where he is leading me.  He was leading me to blog but I needed to complete some projects I had already started and I was able to do just that. Thank you Jesus!!!

So my year ended with completing projects, entering a new professional space, resetting and refocusing personal and relational priorities, and creating a visual aide to remind me that 2018 will not be just another year. Yasss!!!


Do you have something that you can use as an aid to remind you that this will not just be another year? How do you plan on living out your purpose God placed in you from birth while standing on His promises this year?

Scripture: Habbukak 2:3 – “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale