Welcome to “The Eason Clan!” Originally what started as a joke by my cousin – who said that my family and our property should be called the “Eason Ranch” – I quickly became attached to the title. When I think of a ranch, I picture a family helping one another and working together to take care of the homestead. A family that works together and strives to be there for one another is a family I want to have, through life’s ups and downs, no matter what comes.
One day as I was reading the book of Genesis in my Bible, a particular passage stood out to me:
“These were the descendants of Shem, identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.”
Genesis 10:31 NLT
What I found interesting as I continued to read down through a long list of names was this: each family were divided into clans, which included their past ancestors and land. The records were so meticulous and detailed, your “Clan” defined who you were and where you came from. Did you get that? Your family history literally formed your identity, reputation and value. If you arrived in a town, and told someone who your father was, people knew by the actions of your family and their history, what they might expect from you.
What does your family name say about you? What will your legacy be once you leave this earth?
For years I have felt that I have things to share and now I am finally doing it. Funny it took a marriage, four children, two weiner dogs and almost a dozen chickens all within eight years to make me realize that time is to short to pass up telling others about your experiences. My previous mindset was, “If I wait a little longer, get more established in my career and family, then I will have time to write.” That didn’t work. All that excuse did for me was prolong what I have wanted to do. Maybe that is you right now, putting off what you should be doing? I encourage you to take a step of faith in the direction of your goal.
I want my family to be remembered for our expressions of love, kindness, integrity, faithfulness to our fellowman and most importantly to God.
Today, you can make a difference and begin forming the legacy of your family name.