Who are the storytellers in your life? In the world? Author Christina Baldwin calls them storycatchers. Why do we need people to tell stories? Why are stories important?

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein

Stories connect us to one another – when we make and take the time to listen to one another. Stories tell us who we are, help us to make sense of our world and connect with others.

The Bible is full of stories. We might think a book written (down) two thousand years+ ago doesn’t have anything to do with us. But it does. Those stories in the Bible are our stories. They help us understand who (and whose) we are. They give us purpose and meaning. They remind us of who God is.

I think without story, we can get lost in the dark. Stories shine light and help guide us on our way.

We can rewrite our stories when they don’t serve us well or help us to be all God dreams we can be. The best story of all – Jesus “is risen from the dead” is one we build our faith on, and it’s a story that’s still being written. Resurrection is all around us. If we just take time to dream and imagine and see.

We can shape and tell our stories to bring out the best in us and others.

We are better with storycatchers to capture and craft stories that bring hope to our lives. When we make time to attend to our own story and the stories of others, we bring mercy and grace and peace to our world.

Grace be with you,


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