Every family has a storycatcher, a person who listens and retains ancestral tales passed down in conversations; someone who knows the importance of creating a memory for future generations to lean upon. I am the storycatcher in my family. After publishing a few books and many years of faithful journal writing, I also know that recording this lexion of ordinary life eventually leads to a deeper personal relationship with God. How does this happen? Perhaps because, as many saints and wise elders often say, the more we know about our history, the more we come to appreciate the mystery of altruism, self-sacrifice, suffering and redemption, essentially, the Christian story. I urge others to write down their stories and the connections that relationships forge in their lives. However, many just don’t know where to begin.  I recommend the book  Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story by Christina Baldwin for inspiration. Each of the ten chapters, all creatively titled, is a delight to read. So. . .what are you waiting for?

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