Today I talked about changing the story that you find yourself in. Sometimes we spend years trying to get out of a story only to find that we were fighting against what our soul truly wanted. God often allows us to hit the wall as we try to change the storyline of life…sometimes we hit the same wall over and over…as we circle back again to familiar terrain, it’s time to look at the story differently…perhaps see what God is up to in the midst, and allow Him to craft the storyline with and for us…This week, here are some quotes on story for you to ruminate on! As I post tonight I am in Portland, very cool city, I wonder what story God might invite me into if I pay attention 🙂
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
~C. S. Lewis
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.
The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
~James M. Barrie
Now you know the rest of the story.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in His great campaign of sabotage.
My friend invented Cliff’s Notes. When I asked him how he got such a great idea, he said, “Well, first I… I just… well, to make a long story short…”
The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
~Muriel Rukeyser, poet
Great Stories happen to those who can tell them.