18 Feb

We all have a story, of how we got to today. The person we have become over the years as we walked the road before us. Our stories reveal the many layers that make the depth of who we are. I love to listen to others share their story. As we meet new people they allow us to see glimpses into their lives and their stories. I enjoy knowing how someone got to today.

As I sat back today and listened to Adam share his life story, one I know quite well and take great joy in being a part of, I was filled with admiration. It amazes me how The Lord works in and through people to allow us to see His love more clearly. I am grateful for the men in Adam’s story that lived their lives in a way that challenged him to look deeper and seek higher places for purpose. I love that none of our journey is a surprise to God. My heart beat with emotion today as I was reminded of how Christ became the center of Adam’s heart. It is simply amazing if we take time to ponder how the people and activities of our life reflect and grow us into the person we are today. It doesn’t take much to see the way God orchestrates and leads us, especially when we are asking.

Share your story with someone. He is at work in and through you.

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 ESV)

5 Responses to “Stories”

  1. Aunt Sue February 18, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    our sermon yesterday was all about faith…Hebrews 11, of course. I’ve come across an even more simplified definition of faith than what Webster shares – can’t credit whoever said it because I don’t remember where I read this, but it’s a good one……Faith isn’t about everything turning out OK. Faith is being OK no matter how things turn out. My new favorite phrase. Part of my life story….part of yours too. Love you sweetie.

  2. Susie Smith February 18, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Keep those wonderful faithful thoughts flowing as God continues to refine your beautiful body and soul. Love you.

  3. Stephanie Nicklos February 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Allie–I’ve been thinking of you recently so decided to come to your blog…you message today hit me at just the right time. I’ve started to journal again thanks to a new devotional I have been reading. I have been thinking about sharing my own personal struggles/story via a blog. Thank you for the inspiration…one step closer to sharing my story in hope that it can help another.

  4. Debbie Buss February 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Dear Allie,
    I would love to hear Adam’s story sometime and my prayer is that you will be able to share your story with many at Anderson and soul’s will be saved. As long as I have known you, you have been such a mature Christian. I pray that when you come home in good health, you will be able to tell your story to hundreds, and lives will be changed and turned to the Lord.
    This is taken from “Morning and Evening” written by C.H. Spurgeon. “Perhaps, weary soul, the Lord is doing this to develop your graces. There are some of your graces that would never be discovered if it were not for your trials. Do you not know that your faith never looks as good in summer as it does in winter? Love is too often like a glowworm, showing but little light unless it is surround by darkness.”
    May this darkness leave soon!!!! Your faith, to me, is showing much light!!
    With love and prayers,

  5. Jill Bigelow February 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm #


    I have been following your blog and have been praying for you and your dear family. As I read this blog post, I am reminded of “my story” and reminded that when I share my story I tell about this guy named “Army,” who took an interest in my life and the lives of my friends! I tell how he pursued a friendship with us and often chuckle when I think about the adventures of our group ‘TNT’-The Thursday Night Team. That friendship changed my life! Adam is a HUGE part of “my story.” For that I am forever grateful!

    I think about you guys often. Hang onto your Faith. God is Sovereign through it all. Your Faith is an inspiration to many, especially to me. Hugs and love!

    Sending my love and prayers,
    Jill Bigelow

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