Writing with Lisa Jo Baker and the Five Minute Friday Prompt: Story. Check it out. You can do it. Just write for five minutes, no edits/rewrites allowed. Flex that writing muscle! (For the record, this was my first time participating, and it is exactly what I need to get my own muscle in shape.)
We all have a story. Unique. Some of our stories have common threads that connect us to each other, but each is its own.
My own story is something I’m just learning to tell. I’ve started writing as a way to find it, to record it, but also because I have been so deeply moved by the stories of others. I write because there are stories we need to hear. Sometimes we need to set our own story aside so we can open our ears and our hearts to the story of another.
I recently had the opportunity to preach at my church. It was a humbling and moving experience for me. What an honor to be able to tell one of God’s stories, granted with my own history written upon it. The point, I hope, was how we are called to hear the stories of our neighbors. For, in doing so, the stories of our brothers and sisters might just become part of our own.