Posted by: DCox | January 1, 2009

Story Telling in the New Year

Visit my blogsite … it’s undergone a major revision and at it’s core it’s about Stories. Stories that bring our lives meaning.

Life, you’ll notice, is a story.

Life doesn’t come to us like a math problem. It comes to us the way that a story does, scene by scene. You wake up. What will happen next? You don’t get to know—you have to enter in, take the journey as it comes. The sun might be shining. There might be a tornado outside. Your friends might call and invite you to go sailing. You might lose your job.

Life unfolds like a drama. Doesn’t it? Each day has a beginning and an end. There are all sorts of characters, all sorts of settings. A year goes by like a chapter from a novel. Sometimes it seems like a tragedy. Sometimes like a comedy. Most of it feels like a soap opera. Whatever happens, it’s a story through and through.

“All of life is a story,” Madeleine L’Engle reminds us.

This is helpful to know. When it comes to figuring out this life you’re living, you’d do well to know the rest of the story.

Truth be told, you need to know the rest of the story if you want to understand just about anything in life. Love affairs, layoffs, the collapse of empires, your child’s day at school—none of it makes sense without a story. — from Ransomed Heart Daily Readings for 1/1/09

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Our stories are part of a larger Story. God’s Story precedes the creation of humanity, yet prior to creation He had us (every individual throughout history – past, present and future) in mind, and His thinking about us was/is/will be that of a Loving Father.


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