Stories

One thing I love doing is listening to the stories  my parishioners tell me about their ‘lives. Mildred Tomlin had a long, resilient life. I am so grateful to her family for telling me some of her story. One piece of information was the fact that Mildred wanted to be a teacher.

 Financially, her family was not able to send her to college so instead she was a teacher’s assistant. She adored her work with the children only quitting when she physically was not able to do it any more. Church was also huge in her life. She was definitely one of the “for all the saints” and I am glad I had the opportunity to know her.

When I was a child, frequently staying with my grandparents where television and radio reception was spotty at best, we had time to listen to family stories. My grandmother was a wonderful story teller and would keep us enthralled with stories of the antics of her 12 brothers and sisters on the farm. All though we thought there may be some fiction in some of the stories, we loved them nevertheless.

 The Bible is full of stories. God’s stories with his children, rich in drama, humor and love. Learning stories helps our faith story become challenged by the commitment and love of others. Our stories matter and if they are woven into God’s  story they  can make a huge difference in other lives.

Pastor,

Pam

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Stories

 

One thing I love doing is listening to the stories  my parishioners tell me about their ‘lives. Mildred Tomlin had a long, resilient life. I am so grateful to her family for telling me some of her story. One piece of information was the fact that Mildred wanted to be a teacher.

 

Financially, her family was not able to send her to college so instead she was a teacher’s assistant. She adored her work with the children only quitting when she physically was not able to do it any more. Church was also huge in her life. She was definitely one of the “for all the saints” and I am glad I had the opportunity to know her.

 

When I was a child, frequently staying with my grandparents where television and radio reception was spotty at best, we had time to listen to family stories. My grandmother was a wonderful story teller and would keep us enthralled with stories of the antics of her 12 brothers and sisters on the farm. All though we thought there may be some fiction in some of the stories, we loved them nevertheless.

 

The Bible is full of stories. God’s stories with his children, rich in drama, humor and love. Learning stories helps our faith story become challenged by the commitment and love of others. Our stories matter and if they are woven into God’s  story they  can make a huge difference in other lives.

 

Pastor,

Pam

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Stories

 

One thing I love doing is listening to the stories  my parishioners tell me about their ‘lives. Mildred Tomlin had a long, resilient life. I am so grateful to her family for telling me some of her story. One piece of information was the fact that Mildred wanted to be a teacher.

 

Financially, her family was not able to send her to college so instead she was a teacher’s assistant. She adored her work with the children only quitting when she physically was not able to do it any more. Church was also huge in her life. She was definitely one of the “for all the saints” and I am glad I had the opportunity to know her.

 

When I was a child, frequently staying with my grandparents where television and radio reception was spotty at best, we had time to listen to family stories. My grandmother was a wonderful story teller and would keep us enthralled with stories of the antics of her 12 brothers and sisters on the farm. All though we thought there may be some fiction in some of the stories, we loved them nevertheless.

 

The Bible is full of stories. God’s stories with his children, rich in drama, humor and love. Learning stories helps our faith story become challenged by the commitment and love of others. Our stories matter and if they are woven into God’s  story they  can make a huge difference in other lives.

 

Pastor,

Pam

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Stories

 

One thing I love doing is listening to the stories  my parishioners tell me about their ‘lives. Mildred Tomlin had a long, resilient life. I am so grateful to her family for telling me some of her story. One piece of information was the fact that Mildred wanted to be a teacher.

 

Financially, her family was not able to send her to college so instead she was a teacher’s assistant. She adored her work with the children only quitting when she physically was not able to do it any more. Church was also huge in her life. She was definitely one of the “for all the saints” and I am glad I had the opportunity to know her.

 

When I was a child, frequently staying with my grandparents where television and radio reception was spotty at best, we had time to listen to family stories. My grandmother was a wonderful story teller and would keep us enthralled with stories of the antics of her 12 brothers and sisters on the farm. All though we thought there may be some fiction in some of the stories, we loved them nevertheless.

 

The Bible is full of stories. God’s stories with his children, rich in drama, humor and love. Learning stories helps our faith story become challenged by the commitment and love of others. Our stories matter and if they are woven into God’s  story they  can make a huge difference in other lives.

 

Pastor,

Pam

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Stories

  1. BethAnn Strauss says:

    I enjoyed reading this, I’ve always loved listening to stories family has told me w weather it was about my parents or stories about me growing up. The only stories my brother and I didn’t like was the ones when either one of us had a date over mother would always bring out the baby albums that has cute photos or some embarrassing ones. Sometimes just to avoid the that baby album I’d either meet my date somewhere or just have them wait at the car. And now I get to tell my own stories about my kids.

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