Friday, November 23, 2007

Stories

Stories have always been an important part of my life. I have always loved to read. The first book I remember reading was a book about Pocohontas. Laura Ingalls Wilder was one of my favorite authors as a child. I love to read other's life journeys.
Now that I am older I am appreciating other's life experiences. Everyone has a story to share, whether it be a grand adventure, a sweeping love story, or even a tragic tale.
I had a chance today to share a pretty painful part of my life with someone who had heard of some things I had dealt with before. I am realizing that I used to let pain define me, but I am becoming more and more aware that pain allows me opportunities to share. Hurt has refined me. Letting go has freed me. Listening to others offers me the opportunity stop - in this all busy world. Listening to others lets me hear the story God is weaving in their lives, and maybe that is the miracle I am searching for........

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