31 Days of Gratitude: Story

I have just spent two wonderful days at the Breathe Christian writing conference. The theme this year? Celebrate story.

Everyone has a story. 

Ask any waitress, any counselor, any teacher, anyone who works in long term care… everyone has a story.

I spend my days working with elders. Each elder brings a life story when they enter our community. My days are busy, but the best days, the days that I feel most fulfilled by my work, are the days I have taken time to listen to someone’s story.

I also have the opportunity to freelance write for our community’s local newspaper. My assignments are always feature stories. Again, I have the opportunity to listen to story.

Story matters.

Story shapes us and in turn shapes others. 

God is writing the story of our lives. I am learning to trust Him as the author of my life. Only He knows the chapters, the plot twists, the ending. 

Our story is who we are. We learn, we live, we grow, we relate, we interact, we listen. 

I love story. I love to read stories. I love to listen to the stories of the elders I work with. 

I am grateful God is the author of my story. I just need to listen and obey and trust Him to write it.

Can you trust Him with your story?

Generation after generation stands in awe of Your work; each one tells stories of Your mighty acts. I compose songs on Your wonders. I could write a book full of the details of Your greatness. Psalms 145:4-6 The Message 



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