Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Friends,

     We know that there are many benefits to telling our story.  Stories enhance our lives and our children’s lives for a variety of reasons.  Stories help us to define our experiences and our journey.  Stories remind us to be compassionate with ourselves and with our community.  In addition, stories allow all of us to continually create and express ourselves and in the end, we offer hope to those around us.
     Stories are a valuable tool for teaching, learning, and healing. Throughout our lives, we need to tell and retell our stories to remember who we are and who we are becoming. We cannot live without this empowering form of expression that validates our journey and our life.
     This Lenten season, take time to write, tell, bake, sew, or shout your story.  Trust that your story brings hope to everyone who hears it.  In the next few weeks, I will offer simple ways to help you tell your story.  Below is one simple way to begin.

Looking forward to hearing your story!