Keely Marie Scott » Travel photography & design with a little taste of Texas

I blame Donald Miller. . .

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!

March 11, 2010 - 7:05 am

Kathy - I love your words about connecting our stories and just downloaded the book to my iphone! I have a secret ambition to take pictures like yours! Pictures that tell real life stories. I am a hospital social worker and work with kids with chronic illness. About ten years ago I discovered a love for photography but I am just now realizing why. I love the images that really capture honest moments and even more those that raise our awareness of the strength of the human spirit. I am going to start looking for opportunities close to home to try my hand at capturing stories. Everywhere I turn I am discouraged by others who I think are afraid to dream but God is whispering and letting me know this is his dream for me. so I’m hoping this book and people like you will keep me going. Thanks!

March 4, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Dustin Stout - The book is incredible! My fiancée and I were truly blessed by it. In fact, the book inspired how I proposed this past Sunday! I tell the story on my blog- http://post.ly/QUFN

March 4, 2010 - 8:48 am

Corey Davis - I just finished this book last week; it was amazing.

…Completely changed the way that I look at my day to day life; HIGHLY recommend it!

March 4, 2010 - 8:32 am

Jason - I had won that book in a contest just before Christmas…I packed it to go to my folks’ house and read it and POOF…gone. I still haven’t found it and it’s not at my folks’ house! I’ll have to read vicariously through you. :)

I can’t wait to see the pictures I know you’re going to share with us.

March 4, 2010 - 8:20 am

Lindsey Nobles - So glad you are enjoying A Million Miles. I can’t wait for you to get back to Nashville so we can discuss in depth that book. It changed the way I think. But first, I can’t wait to hear about your Kenya travels and see all your beautiful pictures.

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