Biblical storytelling, for me, is like the process of making tea. When a person allows herself to be steeped in a piece of scripture, she cannot help but be changed. And when that well steeped tea is shared with others, there is nourishment and connection.
I can tell that story to myself, and carry it with me, and my life is enriched and changed. And when I have the opportunity to share that story with other people, it not only enriches our individual faith journeys, it connects our journeys together, and connects us with our ancestors in faith that we find in scripture. Everyone's faith is strengthened when biblical stories are shared, whether that story leads to more questions or to answers. I believe the purpose of biblical storytelling is to deepen relationships; with our God, with one another and with our ancestors.
Over the course of this year, I have had the opportunity to embark on an amazing journey. I have been pursuing a certification in biblical storytelling from the Academy for Biblical Storytelling (learn more here ). It has deepened my faith and stretched me
in so many wonderful ways. As part of my class, I will be offering a Storytelling workshop on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00-11:30 at Winter Park Presbyterian Church. Come learn more about this ancient, mysterious, yet relevant and powerful way to interact with our story. Come to laugh, think and enjoy the fellowship of the family of God.
I will also be sharing a Biblical Storytelling Concert on Wednesday, November 9th, also at Winter Park Presbyterian. Dinner will be served at 5:30. There is no charge, but please RSVP to the church so we will have enough. The concert will begin at 6:30.
Come and experience our story, and let it change us together!