In the clip below, a little girl puts a coin in a street performer’s hat, and a street performer celebrated her generous heart. She gave a tiny token only to be given back more than she ever could have expected… Isn’t that just like Jesus. When we give what little we have to Christ, he meets us with surprise after surprise… blessing after blessing… extravagant generosity after extravagant generosity.
If you ever feel tempted to believe that you can’t make a difference, or that your vote doesn’t count, consider a story from the 4th century about a Monk named, Telemachus. His courageous and selfless act forever changed a culture.
Being in the presence of the Fire is much more comforting and fun then sitting in the dark by smouldering coals. If you feel like you are in the darkness where the Spirit no longer is swirling about, then get up and follow the Fire
Faith is a challenging concept to explain to people. I found an illustration which really hits the nail on head. It is a story told by Ken Davis, in his book How to Speak to Youth . . . and Keep Them Awake at the Same Time: A Step-by-Step Guide for Improving Your Talks.
Wilderness travel with groups has a special potency because it affords extravagant amounts of down-time with people. When agendas subside, and the adrenaline of city life wears off, people start feeling normal again… awake to the beauty of creation and community with other people. One of the best ways to bring a group together and create memories in the wilderness is to tell stories.
Storytelling is one of the more memorable things that can be shared together on wilderness trips. Here is a tip from Mark Twain on the use of humor… How to Tell a Story and Other Essays The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly […]