I’ve been thinking a lot about life as story this week…
About living a better one,
About the things that I need to prune from my calendar so that I can live a better story,
About the people in my story and how our stories are deeply affected by the stories lived out by those closest to us.
And I’ve spent 2 day on my couch thinking about what I always think about when I’m sick, and I’ve been wondering about the story that will be told about me when I’m gone.
I hope it’s a good one.
As the sun tries to break through last night’s clouds, and you down one more cup of coffee, may you, too, think about your own story.
May you think about the sum of your minutes and hours and days.
May you think on the Author of your story and the words He longs to write in your chapters.
May you decide today to live a story worth rereading .
A quote taken from Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in A Thousand Years:
He said to me I was a tree in a story about a forest, and that is was arrogant of me to believe any differently. And he told me the story of the forest is better than the story of the tree.
And for those of you with some extra time, here are some of my favorites this week!
Donald Miller: A Million Miles in A Thousand Years: I’ve devoured this book this week. A challenge to get your hiney off the couch and your fingers off the keyboard and live a better life. Read it in the mindset of God as the master storyteller. Because He is.
Prodigal Magazine: OK. Let me preface this by saying this author uses some choice words only because they are a necessary part of the story. Secondly, read it. It will shock you to the core and may his story change the manner in which we preach against homosexuality. And no, the author is not gay. He is a Nigerian pastor with gorgeous hair and he’s pretty dang cool.
A Deeper Story: Beautifully written about tragedy and how are the vessels which carry the Hope of the world. Only thing I’m not crazy about is her link to Glennon from Momastery. I know I will be in the minority here, because so many Christians seem to love her, but I’m not sure what gospel she is preaching over there on her blog. Once I figure it out, I may write on it. Or maybe not. Just a word of caution to those of you who click on that embedded link-just because someone throws God’s name in with some nice, feel good words and deeds, does not make them a Christian. Off my soapbox now.
Emily Freeman: Three ways to feel brave when you feel like a wimp. And she’s from North Carolina. And she’s married to a youth pastor. And she’s written 3 books. Yay! Love her humility and her insecurity on the screen-it lets me see more Jesus, less Emily.
Ann Voskamp: Because God has gifted her beyond measure with the ability to take all of our hearts and spin words from our inability to speak…And always turn our compass True North.
Happy Weekend Friends~