Never disregard the impact your father has had on you, and never underestimate the impact you will have on your sons.  Fathers are powerful. They shape the next generation of men with joy and protection, or pain and absence. Use your legacy wisely.

It feels good to be alive.
I’ve been dead for so long.

With empty eyes I looked ahead. With clarity, I now look back.

I have been saved by grace.

Don’t think so far ahead, or you’ll miss what’s right in front of you.

If He could save my soul, He can save yours.

Wave goodbye to your past. You have your whole life to lead.

Don’t excuse yourself from life on the pretense of your past.

- Existence, August Burns Red

"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland."

— Isaiah 43:18-19