Leaving a Legacy That Will Outlive You :: Chrystal Evans Hurst & Karris Fariss [EP50]


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When people become parents planning for the future becomes a priority and requires a greater level of accountability, responsibility and wisdom. Today we’re going to be talking with mother-daughter Chrystal Evans Hurst and Kariss Farris about Leaving a Legacy that will Outlast You.

Coming from a family with an incredible legacy, they both share examples of traditions and legacy inherited from their own parents and grandparents which have made tremendous differences in how they have raised their own children. Chrystal shares her personal experience concerning her modeling the character of excellence and how she sees the fruit in her children. She confesses that what she saw modeled for her helped her daughter Kariss in her adult life because she was equipped with tools for life. In turn, Kariss noted, “My mom and my grandmother and great grandmother did a really good job of not only telling me what to do but also grabbing my hands and showing me what to do. It has helped me to navigate my own life.”

Chrystal also encourages us — moms — that when we work with our children we have to have a holy conviction. As she put it, this simply means that when we feel convicted about something which our children need, we pray and act on what it is that GOD places on our hearts to do for them. We might not get it right immediately or all the time, but if we do the best we can allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and convict we’ll be more than conquerors. Why? Because God loves our children more than we can love them.

“I just have to do my job and realize that we’re all fallen. I’m not going to get it all right and know that God is going to catch whatever that I missed,” said Chrystal

Chrystal and Kariss both share that who they are today is attributable to the legacy of their late mother and grandmother, Lois Evans. Her fingerprints are everywhere and her footprints are what mark the path for their own lives.

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