Unfolding Story

Today’s prompt: Story

I read the stories in the good old Book, stories of men and women of faith. They have become embedded in my mind, the struggle of sinners, the difficulty of relationships, the holiness of God.

In these stories, I see the resolution of struggle because I have read through to the end. I don’t know the resolution to my own story; I am only half way through. I still live in the tension and confusion of an unfolding narrative. Who are heroes? Who are the villains? Which one am I?

I remain aware of one truth: my story keeps unfolding, each moment new words; each day new paragraphs, and each year new chapters.

How would you describe your story? Is it an adventure? A comedy? A tragedy?

I’m taking my cues for 31 Days 2018 from Jen Rose Yokel, who explains the writing challenge on her blog.

Here is Jen’s explanation: Here’s the plan: I’ll be taking my cues from the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes prompts (a challenge within a challenge, as we like to say). Each day, I’ll offer a little reflection on the daily prompt, hopefully not too long winded because 5 minutes isn’t a lot of time to write. And then I’ll close the post with an invitation — whether that’s a prayer, a spiritual practice to try that day, or just permission to be still for a few minutes and write a reflection of your own.”

One thought on “Unfolding Story

  1. “Who are heroes? Who are the villains? Which one am I?” That is the question, isn’t it? And to borrow Audrey Assad’s songwriting on this: “Jesus Christ, I don’t know what I am / Am I lost little lamb or a wolf in sheep’s clothing?”

    It’s kind of hard to tell what my story is right now… maybe it’s hard to know when you’re living in it. Perhaps I’d say a redemptive tragicomic tale. At least, that’s what I hope for. 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re doing this too.


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