Would you like to add some thoughts to Beckie Horter’s story?
I am re-blogging this excellent work by Beckie for your reading delight today. Here ins PA, the snow is flying and the world turned white in the past hour. Good reading for a winter day. I think, in the original Biblical story, that the most important things to notice are that the sower – not specific gender indicated – and this person sowed the seed – it does not give the reader a specific place – like in a field or a garden or such – the seeds are thrown around – EVERYWHERE. The SOWER flung the SEEDS – they were NOT placed carefully in a GARDEN, nor even across a field – the implication is that they are flung over an immense distance.
“The truth that we are built for eternal life seeps into our hearts like a healing balm. We instinctively know it’s right. And it quiets the longing inside us.”
Introducing my GUEST BLOGGER for May – Beckie Horter
I am delighted to feature a writer I met a number of years ago when she attended the college where I taught. Beckie is a graduate of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. We reconnected recently and she wrote this GUEST BLOG ARTICLE exclusively for SCANdalous! And, here she is……
United by Stories
Our hearts were made for stories. Fearfully and wonderfully made, said the Psalmist. And it’s true: we were built for giving and receiving stories as a means of soul sustenance. It’s the gift of truth told, lessons learned, and humor offered to lighten the daily load.
I’ve been noticing the power of stories latelyas I spend time with my 86-year-old mother. Her short-term memory is terrible. But her capacity for long ago stories lives on. She remembers days on the farm, walking to school, and what an old…
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