May 30, 2014 storytellers

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Mornin’ DearHeart!
I’m thinking about my vacation bible school memories this morn. The circle stories and storytellers … the crafts … theme songs like ‘This is My Father’s World’, Nibor’s recreation-red rover; duck, duck, goose; Joy Freeman’s grape Kool-Aid. (We would jump up to see into the kitchen window as we turned the corner in Bethel’s hallway to see if she was the stirrer – I feel sure she doubled the sugar, mmm!). Memories.
You know, around the entire globe, every ancient culture has had records of rituals and history. Some records are extensive. Others are pieced together with dinosaur bones, leaving us to guess the missing pieces, and passed down treasures:
stories
art
blueprints
dance
writing
paintings
sculpture.
Killing off the artist and the story tellers as our civilization fast-tracks in the name of progress is a killing off a holy class. It makes my heart hurt. The singers, the keepers of the story, dancers, musicians, poets, craftsmen … all those who have the ability to move the the souls and the spirits of people are at risk. It is in traditions, like VBS and Sunday School, and making time for our people that the bones of our culture are carried in the ark and delivered right into our own time.
Blessed memories, Sweetheart – our memories.
Our stories of God Almighty’s hand on our people.
Keeping them sacred requires you and me to be intentional in sharing them.
My friend, if we don’t do it, who will?
Wake up.
Share a God memory in your life.
Plan another for tomorrow.
Go to bed.

‘These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.’ (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7 HCSB)

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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