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Your Story

Each of us has a story to tell. We may not be able to articulate it into words, but the story is there all the same. Very few of us have been blessed with the gift of writing it down in a way the world might understand, but the story is not limited by words. It can be expressed in many ways. So the question I put to all of you, my dear readers, is how will you show the world your story?

Will you compose us a song? Put it to string or key? Will you sing it A Capella and allow your crystal notes to raise goose flesh on our skin? Will there be words that are simple but hold meaning so profound they take our breath away?

Perhaps you are not musically inclined and your work is with wood. Once upon a time there was a carpenter that had a story to share with the world. Will you craft us a table with exquisite detail and structural integrity? Or maybe a shelf to hold books that contain someone else’s stories? Will the grain of the wood speak to your unyielding patience and care? Or will my finger catch a splinter from rough edges? Is your story chaotic or smooth, dear reader?

Maybe you are not “creative” by the standards of society. Maybe you will rebuild a 350 engine block and when the ignition turns over for the first time, I will hear the sweet purr of a well oiled machine…a modern marvel.

The point of today’s post is for us all to examine the many gifts God grants us to share our story with the world.  Have no doubt that baking a perfect pie crust is just as worthy of praise as writing a novel. Men have fallen in love over perfect pie.

I happen to think for a Christian, telling our story is an extension of worship. It reflects HIM weaved deeply into the fiber of our beings, displayed for the world in so many different ways. And truly, how can we not want to show that story to the whole world in the most effective way possible? Find your gift/s and tell us your story, dear friends, and may you find contentment in it.

2 Peter 1:2-4 (KJV)

2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

To each of you I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. I pray all of you find joy and contentment. Please know that your support has been a true blessing in my life and I thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to hear a Crazy-Hair babble. God bless you.

Peace, love and God’s will.

 

About Diane Graham

Diane Graham lives in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma with her husband, children and many dogs. She is an avid reader and lover of all art forms that encapsulate imagination and goodness. Her debut novel I Am Ocilla was released in March 2012.

10 comments on “Your Story

  1. And a very Merry Christmas to you and Quinton and your mountain brood. Thanks for enriching our lives with your writing. You, Diane, are a blessing.

    Have a wonderful, and blessed, Christmas!

    Kevin and Charlotte

    (212, 213, 214…)

  2. This is a marvelous blog and I am going to share it on my facebook page as a Christmas gift to my peeps! I really enjoy reading the New Author’s Fellowship’s writers take on life and creating stories to share.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful, Diane. Yes, we all have a story, and we will spend eternity telling the story of Jesus, I think. A blessed Christmas to you, m’dear little sister.

  4. What a lovely post, Diane. God has blessed us each with our own unique gift, and as the Bible says, we should utilize those gifts to the glory of God, no matter what that is. While my gift may be the written word, I can tell you that I am just as amazed at the person who can make lighter-than-air biscuits (because mine never turn out other than rock hard!) or the woman who can take a gaggle of three-year-olds and turn anything into a grand adventure. As you said, the engineer, the mechanic, the gardener… each of those gifts can speak the glory of God. Thank you for this reminder that we all bring something to the table. Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well! Looking forward to the blessings of the coming year engaging with such good friends as yourself! 🙂

  5. And what a shame to waste that story God weaves in our lives. Thanks for letting Him display Himself in your story as a blessing to all.

  6. I will tell my wife, this very night, that baking a pie is indeed an act of worship. And she needs a LOT more worship in her life!

    “Men have fallen in love over perfect pie.” – quite true.

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