I blame Donald Miller for not getting a full good sleep on this first flight, but its all good because I was reading his new book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I am already ½ way through and loving it! If you follow my tweets you know that I just went to a benefit that he spoke at and loved loved the night. David Wilcox, Becca Stevens and Donald Miller… The night was all about STORY.
Donalds new book is all about STORY. Its based around what he learned while editing his life to be made into a movie. It’s funny and compelling in the “what in the world am I doing with my life, my story” kind of way.
It’s about remembering and telling your stories.
Like I said I am only ½ way through but gosh it is inspiring me. Here I sit in the Amsterdam Airport heading to Africa with 8 other bloggers to what?
Tell you a Story . . . tell you a LOT of Stories.
And stories can look different (Donald talks about YOUR story) but I was thinking about how I love that I can give you a glimpse into someone else’s story on the other side of the globe through a picture. And I love that we have some incredible writers with us on this trip that can tell you a story through their words.
And this week you will have stories about the kids and families we will meet in Kenya, but also stories from each of us as each one of us experiences Kenya and experiences Compassion in Kenya.
Are you following me? Am I already jetlag typing
Okay back to STORY.
I love a part of his book that talks about the story God has created
“I Like the part of the Bible that talks about God speaking the world into existence, as though everything we see and feel were sentences from his mouth, all the wet of the world His spit.”
I keep thinking about this and looking back at my travels and looking ahead and looking at my Story and the Stories I get to share with you. Thinking and excited to embrace those stories. . .
So think about your own Story and how maybe just maybe Our stories this week can become a part of your story.
That maybe we, and the people we tell you about can become characters in your story.
And you can become a character in a families story by sponsoring a child through Compassion.
Alright about to board for KENYA. . .
See you soon!