The World Needs Your Stories

I ended yesterday’s blog post with these words: “Tell your story. The book of this world is not finished without it.” Author and speaker Leslie Leyland Fields was addressing writers at a conference, but I believe she was also speaking to each of us — each of YOU — with stories to share. Whether your …

Sharing My “Come to Jesus Moment” Gets Easier the More I Tell the Story

When I am asked to share my “salvation story” — the moment in my life when I asked Jesus into my heart, accepted Him as my Lord and Savior — when I’m asked for that story, I’m tempted to give the short version. But a question like that deserves the whole story. Here is my …

Story Matters: Sharing a Family Story at “Breathe”

When a girl grows up casting her Daddy as the hero in every story, it’s natural that one day she will tell his story. My father’s story is far from a fairy tale. The years immediately after my mother left our family must have been rough for my father as he took on the task …

Giving Thanks for Family Stories

There’s still turkey in the fridge, but Thanksgiving has officially given way to Christmas. I’ve done some cyber-shopping and boxes of ornaments and lights will be opened so the halls can be decked some time this week. But until then, I’m lingering over memories of Thanksgiving. For as long as I can remember, we’ve piled our turkey, sweet potatoes and …