Once upon a time …

“Long before you brought earth itself to birth, from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God.” Psalm 90:2

imageHave you ever told or written a story and began it with “Once upon a time?” As a writer, I ponder how to start a story or article. Sometimes I have trouble figuring out how to end it too, but the middle part seems to flow easier.

Since the invention of computers and word processors, it doesn’t matter what I decide to use as an opening sentence or paragraph. Part of the massive amount of editing I do is switching paragraphs or whole pages around–a form of writer’s dyslexia.

With our faith growth, we don’t have to start reading at the beginning of the Bible and read it like a textbook. God’s story is too complex to read from Genesis to Revelations. Begin wherever you want–such as the Christmas story in Matthew or pray the Psalms or learn life lessons in Proverbs. Just start somewhere and you will eventually arrive at God’s kingdom.

Dear God, thank you for the stories that will help lead us to your Kingdom. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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