Friday, September 7, 2012

Telling the story

The most authentic story is the one we are living out right now.

I felt like a kid on the playground who got picked for a game. You remember that feeling, the lineup, the choosing sides? If you are like me, you hated it. I was always short and not very competitive so I never got picked first. Michelle Fromm always got picked first, and you always wanted to be the one she picked first. I was always somewhere in the middle, and that was fine with me, as long as I wasn't dead last.  

Today, over at Duane Scott is launching something very special.

I was invited to take part in this wonderful opportunity to share some of my stories, and though I'm still not sure why, it is a great honor. I think maybe God had something to do with it. The reason this means so much is because I believe in it so strongly. We all have a story and no one story is more important than any other, especially to God.

God has written our story on His heart, and more than anything, He wants us to share His story with each other, and with the world. After all, His story is the one that matters most. Like the old hymn says:

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth,
“Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.” 

Well, that is part of it anyway. This song, written by Frances J. Crosby, tells the redemption story. The most important story that will ever be told. And, your story, our stories, matter.

So pull up a chair, sit down beside us on the bench and we will share a story together. Who knows what we may learn from each other.....

Many thanks Duane, again!


  1. Lori, glad to be part of the team, telling our stories around the campfire at BibleDude together. It's a pleasure to meet you.

  2. Oh I am happy to meet you Shelly, and I love your post today. I had an experience like that at a used bookstore, one of those GOD things! Looking forward to reading more :-)


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