our stories 

I am an avid reader and I have to tell you, I just love a good story. 

OUR STORIES is a space I have created to connect with others as we journey hand in hand instead of alone.

Personally, I haven’t ever shared my whole story in one go. That would be too daunting for words. Instead, I have dropped a hint here and another there and have watched others pick up the crumbs. Snippets...Hansel and Gretel style. When we leave crumbs, we help others to find their way when they feel lost in the woods. No one needs to stay lost in the woods, people! Crumbs help us find our way back home. 

Our stories are unfolding every day. How we choose to see them and from whose perspective do we tell them? That is the art of reframing. I have given much time to this craft. Perspective changes everything.

 our stories can impact a fellow sojourner 

Jesus was a master storyteller. There was always more than meets the eye when Jesus told a story. He did not overwhelm his friends with its content. He left crumbs too. A hint at his death here, unraveling more there; word pictures sprinkled throughout his parables.

It gave his disciples an unfolding picture of who he was and the path of glory he would take before returning home.

Please don’t underestimate the power of crumbs.

You have no idea what they can mean to a fellow sojourner; what capacity they have to light someone’s path. 

I am throwing out the welcome mat for you to share with us in your own creative style, through poetry, photography, the written word; crumbs to leave along the way.

May our stories enable us to look forward with faith and hope, unleashing God's intervention in and through our lives.  

p.s.  if you submit more than one post here at OUR STORIES, i will merge all your pages to make a nook of your own so you can build a bigger picture for us all.

 crumbs from my table 

after dinner mints

in the meantime

the God who takes my breath away

how a green t-shirt turned my life around

enjoying your joy


my secret place

peace out of pain

joyful journaling

We would be delighted to hear from you

whatever bubbles up can be shared with us here

what others have shared

Click below to see stories from other visitors to this page...

The Treasure House 
Isaiah 61 is a foundational passage for me—it's theme of restoration. Yesterday the Lord brought a portion of that passage in a profound, deeply healing …

An Elevator Story 
For years I have been praying in elevators in this little country of Kuwait - declaring that they are sanctuaries and asking God to meet with people as …

What you can do when you don't know what to do 
Be present to your pain whatever it may be. Perhaps it is a heart ache, something physical, or a memory wrought in darkness. Perhaps it looks like one …

After Dinner Mints 
May you gaze with wonder at the simple yet profound love that surrounds you. May your focus be the very window you choose to look through to glimpse …

And the Waltz Goes On 
~unpacking our greatest treasure comes out of discovering our greatest joy~ I first fell in love with the work of Anthony Hopkins when he stepped into …

Healing Restoration 
The first 35 years of my life I lived caged in my mind. I sought help with many counselors, only to be rejected or used. I asked for help from the church …

Door Handles 
Door handles have stories. This one is tender yet powerful, and sweeter than words can convey. Its story began in the 1920’s when a house was artfully …

Divine Appointment 
"Let's start at the beginning. Exactly one year ago today, my husband and I put an offer down on this cute little house in A-----. When we were driving …

My Ever Emerging Story  
I am so high on the goodness of God ( actually slowly coming down bit now). That high that I could not even clean. (And boy, I need to clean at the moment) …

They Come in All Shapes and Sizes (in response to leaving church) 
This story begins with the title of a book given to me early in 2006 from Father after spending some time waiting to hear how we could be more of "Him" …

Among The Gum Trees 
Please give a warm welcome to Nathan, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'. HEY NATHAN, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF? …

When Relationships Change 
When I first came to know my significant other, I never dreamed that our lives would suffer an upheaval due to illness (both of us). He has fibromyalgia, …

A Breakthrough!  
I have had a breakthrough! Thanks, God! I was listening to a Graham Cooke CD, one which was sent as a bonus and he said that God speaks to our hearts, …

Ministry Tripping 
In June 2015, I went on a Global Celebrations Tour to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Georgian and Winnie Banov, who stated the organisation, are called …

Waiting- Where the Change Happens 
Are you uncomfortable with the spaces in life? The time between events is getting shorter and shorter. We are becoming adrenaline junkies. Normal …

The Complicated But Beautiful Process of Finding Your Calling 
When people used to ask me how I became a full-time writer, I struggled to give an intelligent answer. How do you chase a dream? It’s complicated. My …

Unconditional Love in a Difficult Situation 
My relationship started out with such high hope. I was finally on the same page with someone. Then multiple health disasters struck the both of us. We …

Joan's Inspirational Poetry 
The master painter has been at work again Eyes wide open Smitten with a burst of rosy pink I blink Heart beating Spirit stirring The Master …

Ways of Faith in a Potato Vine 
A garden is a place where the ways of faith can be embraced or experienced in a hands-on, intuitive way: Grow your faith while growing your garden, …

Blood-bath averted! 
During the 2nd quarter of 2012, I was exposed to Arthur's teaching pertaining to the 'mesmerizing spirit', where he testified of a political situation …

Come Celebrate! 
I want to celebrate Jesus! I cried unto him to save me and He did! I cried unto Him to heal me and He did! He is my Righteousness, I have none of my own. …

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"O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires. Isaiah 54:11

the sapphire stone was the second stone of the high priest's breastplate and had engraved upon it the name Simeon- 'he who hears'.

thus the sapphire connection

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