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Intentional Interim as Story-teller

Every preacher must be a teller of stories and every pastorate a place of storytelling. But in an intentional interim process the II will use story-telling to serve four very specific purposes… 603 more words

Spiritual Coaching And Neo Monastics

How to Use the Power of Story to Influence Others

Are you having a hard time inspiring your team to be more productive?

Individuals may represent much of the accomplishment of ministries at your church, but the real work of ministry is often done through teams. 894 more words


The Magic and Power of Story in Our Lives

My bucket list goal of writing a novel has led me to a study of story and a new understanding and appreciation of its place in our lives. 1,056 more words

The Reading Life


Near a local school, 12:30PM on this sunny Sunday, three little girls ran past me as I walked home from town. Two had hands full of dandelions; the third ran behind, calling to them—friends or sisters—to wait. 471 more words


River Daughter by Charley Linden Thorp

I remember the day we died together on the green river in every single detail. It is not a memory or a dream, but a repeated reality. 2,024 more words

True Nature

Broken Hearts and Wounded Healers

Wounded people are all around.  It’s almost universal.  Living long enough means experiencing physical pain, injury, and disease.  But sometimes worse are the emotional and spiritual pains associated with deferred hope, failure, loss, abuse, affliction, desertion, betrayal, etc.   759 more words



What follows is (the 4th and final part of) a story about stories and the wisdom of a six-year-old girl. (Click to catch up on Parts… 626 more words