Writing The Story Of 2020

Whoever in the hell is writing this episode of life called 2020 has done their job. They can put down their pen or step away from their keyboard. What we have seen in these months can only come from someone like Stephen King. Think about all that is happened, and it seems like a fever dream.

From COVID to the presidential elections to our own personal situations it’s been a tough year for us all.

Each day that passes is a new page, each month is a new chapter. What is being written is scary. Every morning you arise you wonder what chaos will meet you. So far 2020 isn’t a rom com.

As a blogger, I get to chronicle all the weird stuff that has happened. I am hoping for more positive things for the future. Part of that writing is a history of what we have all been through. Some of it is unbelievable.

I am not certain 2021 will be much better. I hope that won’t be a sequel but a whole new story with fresh ideas and new directions.

Sunday Reflection: Storytelling #sundaythoughts

One could say life is a story. Everything we do in life is recalled from memory to be told later on. Whether it comes from a book, music, movie, or in a campfire there is a tale worth telling.

Some of the great story tellers such as Shakespeare, Austen, Lewis, Twain, Haley, Swift, Paisley, Cash, Spielberg, Howard and Young and many more have captured our imagination and challenged us to think differently. We have learned much from their art and vision.

Family stories can be the most colorful and something that ties the past with the present and the future.

In scripture, the feeding of the five thousand is one where there are lots of characters to choose from. Jesus was doing some cool things to bring community together and performing a miracle in the process. Talking about a big fish story.

Blogging and social media are telling our stories in real time. We get to share our experiences in this life with one another as it happens. As a long-time blogger its quite fun to see how other people live and where they are coming from. Its like travelling without having to leave your home.

Movies are a way to share a story in a communal way where people can see different things from the same source. Videos from YouTube are an important part of giving voice to people and to offer instructions on how to navigate life.

Stories are important. We all have one. Let’s be sure to insure the transmission of our lives and culture into tomorrow. There is much to be learned from it all. Tell us the story good people.

My church family telling stories on Zoom this morning after our morning prayers service.

Take Care In The Sharing

In the era of dubious information please check links to stories you see on Facebook or any other social platform. Some of what you see is clickbait and meant to look official by making you think the story is legit. Be careful in the information you are sharing because it could end up hurting someone in spreading information that is not true in the end.

Everyone Has A Story To Tell

During the retreat I heard some incredible stories from people of faith. We all have stories to tell where things have happened to us that have shaped who we are. It’s important to tell your story because we all have something to say that can move others. Everyday the tale that is your life is being written. Be sure to blog it. That is important stuff.

This song by One Direction is a reminder of the stories we all have to tell. No one is boring.

A Ramble About Blood, Life and Love

Blood is made of cells, plasma, platelets but that is just biology. Everyone has blood flowing through their veins and it looks pretty much alike. However blood is different because of the DNA that is a part of it. That building block of life contains unique traits from unique people. The story of family, kin, people. Blood binds people, it saves their lives and it powers the body.

Your blood is about sustaining life. It’s continuing the lineage and connecting people on a cellular and corporeal level. It takes two to create a unique person who has combined two hearts to make a new heart with its own unique blood flowing through their veins. There are stories in blood passed down from generations and those tales are what make us unique. Blood is about a lot of things, it’s about all of us and perhaps we can use it to help love one another.