Our New Good Story

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 2.51.24 PMWe have a lived a good and blessed life. Our story has been one with ups and downs, and highs and lows. We have had many joys, private heartache, and we are grateful for all the good and bad. The last few years, we have been happy and comfortable but we have felt that we are missing something. We have accepted that Michael will work full time for someone else and while work is honorable, we have been missing out on some of the greatest years of our kids lives. Our story has become stagnant, and rather than writing and creating our story with God, we have let a comfortable life write our story. We have been tossed about by the prevailing winds.

Would you want to read a story about a character that is comfortable and doesn’t change? We have felt inspired that God wants us to write a better story. A better story doesn’t mean a story full of peace and joy. It means better. It means there will be great and wonderful moments, but also trials and sorrow. A great story is full of conflict. The characters learn, grow, and become better. A great story is full of surprises, and doesn’t always end wrapped up with a nice little bow. A great story can be unpredictable, heartbreaking, funny, and inspiring. We want a better story.

We don’t think you need to sell everything you own and live on the road to live a worthwhile story. That’s our story, for now. We hope that you can find your story or know the story you are living. Your story might be to remain resolute and strong through debilitating pain and physical and mental suffering. Your story may be to help a wayward child. Maybe your story is overcoming loneliness and finding peace. What can you do to grow, to develop, to live your dreams and reach your potential. What can you do to improve your world? How will you overcome the pain and heartache placed in your life to make you better? How will you write your story?

We hope that as we write our story with God, that we will develop and grow. We hope that our family will become closer through the blessings and trials to come. We hope that our faith will grow as we rely more on our Heavenly Father. We hope that you might be a part of our story as we travel. We hope that we can live a story that is worth reading.

~Michael & Marisa

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2 thoughts on “Our New Good Story

  1. I love this! I am intrigued by the Donald Miller quote on your blog header and am glad you point out that we all have different stories. One person’s unforgettable scene may be another’s tour de force. I have felt quite dissatisfied with my story lately but can’t distinguish whether this unrest is meant to force me to change circumstances, or whether I must accept them as they are — in other words, if I must be the one who changes within. What a blessing that the two of you share this dream.

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    • Thanks for the insight Jennifer. You bring up a really good point about change. Sometimes change is accepting our story and changing how we respond and react. Other times it’s actually taking over and writing a new story. I think one of the hardest things in life is to determine the path we should follow and the changes we need to make both internal and external.

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