Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I'm reading the book "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"
Super good book by the way. I recommend reading it, if you get the chance.
Right now Don is talking about story.
What story is and how to make a good story.

Basically what he comes to is that "a story is a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it."
But it has to be a real conflict.
If the story is going to be good, a character is going to have to face some stuff they don't want to face...

As I was reading last night I couldn't help but think about how God has given each one of us a story.
Our challenge is to make our story good.
Make our story worth reading.

In order for this to happen, in order to have a good story,
there must be conflict. There must be obstacles to face and overcome.
"And once you know what it takes to live a better story, you don't have a choice. Not living a better story would be like deciding to die. Deciding to walk around numb until you die. And its not natural to want to die".

Don feels like God wrote us specifically into the story and possibly said "enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you."

Let us not take this story for granted.

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