Sitting in a funeral running sound right now. Listening to the stories told about the life of a very loved woman. I’m praying that at the end of my life there will be stories told that are filled with such love and laughter. I pray that envy story would point to my love for Jesus and my love for my family and for the people of this world. Tears have come to my eyes at the stories of a woman I never knew. I pray that my life can be as inspiring for the purpose of lifting up Jesus.
It’s been an amazing night. Food from friends. Grandparents watching Rylee Kate. My beautiful wife bringing life to my heart on a date night. Moneyball is a great movie. Starbucks afterward to top it off. Free tall decaf coffee w/ a bag of Anniversary Blend. Free Naked juice due to a clerical error. Lots of laughter with Kristin while looking at pictures of Rylee Kate. Listening to Bon Iver while putting Rylee Kate to bed. Reading about the True Measure Of A Man. Praying for friends. Praying for family. Thankful that I am so blessed. I love my wife. I love my daughter. I love my God. I love my God.
“Too much of our time is spent trying to chart God on a grid, and too little is spent allowing our hearts to feel awe. By reducing Christian spirituality to formula, we deprive our hearts of wonder.”—Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz)
“Facts are neutral until human beings add their own meaning to those facts. People make their decisions based on what the facts mean to them, not the facts themselves. The meaning they add to facts depends on their current story… facts are not terribly useful to influencing others. People don’t need new facts - they need a new story.”—Annette Simmons
“When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or who many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. It is a key not only to starting a business but also to clarifying your own personal identity and choices.”—Blake Mycoskie
“Human minds rely on stories and story architecture as the primary road map for understanding, making sense of, remembering, and planning our lives - as well as the countless experiences and narratives we encounter along the way.”—Kendall Haven