Remembering our story helps us journey into wholeness. In the process of remembering and sharing our stories, we restore those parts of ourselves we have forgotten, suppressed, or denied. We discover that we can reconceptualize and that even the difficult memories become moments of God’s grace. As we touch the stories of Christ and connect them with our stories, we find wholeness.
—Richard L. Morgan, Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography (Upper Room Books, 2002)
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He existed before all things,
and all things are held together in him.
—Colossians 1:17 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.
(Source: Hymn by Katherine Hankey, 1868)
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