The importance of sharing our stories - what comes to mind whenever you drive by a cemetery? It’s difficult for me to drive by a cemetery and not imagine how many untold stories there are buried beneath the sod. In fact there are times - that is during those warm summer days - when my wife and I will actually pull over alongside the road, get out of the car, and walk the aisles between the graves. As we read the many markers we try to envision the life of those who have passed on. People are story-bearers - we have unique experiences, dreams, memories full of treasures (good and bad) that need to be shared.
Saint Valentine’s Day is approaching. While the legends that surround this day are numerous and exciting to read and talk about for me it’s the perfect opportunity to reminisce about that fortunate moment when I first met Becky - but then I’m a romanticist. As such the story pretty much goes as follows’:
If Jesus came to create something completely new in us. Why is it that so many of us are hungry in our hearts for a closer relationship with Him? How can a person who claims to be a Christian but who is not fully committed to Him know if he’s really a Christian?
With very few exceptions we all struggle with regrets from the past. What if, however I were to tell you that there is an enchanted world where every day offers new beginnings. Would you be interested? If so, take a few minutes and read these words taken from the introduction of In Search of Wisdom – A Disciple’s Diary. But, before you read consider this quote from American scholar and author Brené Brown, “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.”