I talk a lot about story on this blog—the power of storiesand how they change us, how God can use them to shape our lives. But sometimes, stories can just carry you away—to another place, another time, even another world, a mini-vacation in themselves. And this too, I think, can be God’s gift.
The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz has been doing this for me lately—sweeping me away to the romance and heartache of frontier Kentucke in 1779. Not away from troubles, to be sure, but somehow after reading of those of Roxanna Rowan and Colonel Cassius McLinn, my own can seem easier to handle. ‘Tis a story to recommend, along with the rest of Laura Frantz’s novels.
Then twice a week, our whole family is swept up in another story, as our theater company rehearses for our June production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. It’s one of my favorite parts of putting on a show—when I see the story actually coming together, the characters and their hopes, struggles, and dreams coming to life before our eyes.
So what about you? What stories have carried you off lately? Do share!