Thursday, August 28, 2014

“Someone needs to tell those tales”

Do you recognize the opportunity you have—as well as the responsibility—to write your stories? Right now, you probably can’t imagine how God can use them to bless your readers—your kids, grandkids, and great-grands.

Your stories are important. Writing them is more than a hobbyit is a ministry.

Do you recall our verse?

Always remember what you’ve seen God do for you,
and be sure to tell your children and grandchildren!
(Deuteronomy 4:9)

You and I are just ordinary people living ordinary lives, yet God is acting on our behalf every moment of every day.

Take time to observe what He is doing.

Notice the ways Bible passages come alive—how they come true, how they are relevant—in your family.

If you’ll put those stories into writing, you’ll be doing what Deuteronomy 4:9 urges all of us to do.

You have stories only you can tell.
You are part of a story much bigger than yourself.
Your story is part of God’s story
and God’s story is part of your story.
Invest time and effort into connecting your stories with God’s stories.
Don’t keep them to yourself—give them to others to read!


  1. Deut 4:9 - just one of the reasons some of us write memoir. Also, so that people will know that they are not alone in their struggles. And if it helps others, yes, I would call it a ministry.

    1. LaTanya, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Yes, our stories, in God's hands, are powerful in helping others through their struggles. He has told us in His Word to tell our stories to our kids, grandkids,and others, and what an important ministry that is! Thanks again for your comment, LaTanya.