And who doesn’t love a good story. I’ve talked about this plenty before, but we are literally made up of stories. This is why you’ll notice a new category on my blog, story time. Sometimes, believe it or not, I get tired of just writing about me. I also get so stoked on the stories I hear from you, and think the world ought to know about it. There are people out there who could use hearing your story to encourage them too. There is nothing that connects people together and away from loneliness of a situation than telling story. Your story matters, whether you know it yet or not. A story can be anything; funny, tough, life-changing, romantic, or tragic. It is always life giving and inspirational whichever form it takes, and it’s important to share. Your life is truly just a bunch of short stories. Either you make them worthy of being told, or you don’t. Let’s encourage each other to living a full life; no not just a happy or satisfied life. A full life. Share your stories, share your heart, share for the hope of strangers! I hope you will be so inclined to visit the story time page and fill out a form with your story. Can’t wait!!

“If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn’t cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn’t tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you’d seen. The truth is, you wouldn’t remember that movie a week later, except you’d feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cried at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo. But we spend years actually living those stories, and expect our lives to be meaningful. The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either.” -Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I learned While Editing My Life.