Your Life Means Something, and Plan To Meet My Storytelling Guest

“After air, food, and water, the thing we most need is that our lives mean something.”  Daniel Taylor Daniel Taylor is a writer, author, speaker and traveler. He is also a storyteller. I first sat in a workshop with Taylor at the Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His message and his …

Melody of Life Stories: The Why and How of Sharing Them

There are so many ways to tell our life stories. From straight-forward narratives to poetry to metaphorical fiction, and from print to audio recordings to video to artistic renderings. The options for capturing our life stories are endless. Each one of our grown sons is a storyteller of sorts. One writes short stories, another is …

Don’t Waste the Witness of Hard Things

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a tiny tumor, but growing fast. The next several months were taken up with examinations, consultations, decision-making. In January, 2013 the tumor was removed and I had a lightning-fast round of radiation. Writing about my journey was therapy for me (you can read those …