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How agreeable are you to a new story?

By May 10, 2017January 27th, 202310 Comments

Stories are part of the fabric of our life.

For many, many years, the entire human history rode on the power of storytellers. Oral history reminded each tribe and nation of who they were and why. Some cultures still depend on oral history storytellers.

Stories can be powerful, funny, nostalgic, or poignant. But, a story, well told, is memorable.

Have you ever sat spellbound, listening to someone spin a tale? I have and it’s extraordinary.

You and I tell stories every day—in our conversations, to our children, on social media, to illustrate a point, and even to ourselves.

Walt Disney, a cartoonist and animator, understood the power of story. His films garnered multiple Academy Awards because he “realized the importance of telling emotionally gripping stories that would interest the audience.” I bet you can think of a dozen Disney movies you love.

Award-winning director, Steven Spielberg also understands the important of telling a compelling story.

“Audience members are only concerned about the story, the concept, the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it’s popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they’ll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way.”

Perhaps that’s why we love going to the movies. It’s the power of the story.

History is our story.

It reminds us where we’ve been and who we are. It also shows us how far we’ve come or how much we’ve grown.

Hopefully.

In just a few weeks, Choosing a Way Out: When the Bottom Isn’t the Bottom, releases. It is my story—a story of two people hiding from themselves and each other, their addictions and pain. That was my story.

But this story is more about revelation, redemption, reconciliation. Because it is the story of God’s miraculous work in my life, my husband’s life, and my family.

Hope.
Reconciliation.
Grace.
Redemption.

That’s the redeemed story I tell myself today.

Yes, there are scars, but those scars reveal the beauty of restoration. They remind us how far we have come. They tell the story of hope.

Your brokenness, and mine, has a purpose if we will turn to the Heavenly Father and allow Him to heal and redeem the pain.

To learn more information about this upcoming book release, I’d love to have you join my launch team. When you do, you’ll be directed to a private Facebook VIP team page as well. I look forward to getting to know you. To join the team, click here.

What story are you telling yourself today? Is it time to write a new chapter in your story?

Live your legacy today.

If you need help, please reach out. I promise to listen without judgment and help you take the next step.

  • Kirsten D Samuel

    I empower Christian wives to discover they are seen, loved, and heard. These women find the freedom to be who they are beyond their partner’s struggles, and find hope that there is a life worth living.

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