Telling my story

I’ve lately¬†become more aware of my age¬†and the fact that those around me are also going through that process (okay, I’m a slow learner… )

Along with that, I am becoming aware of the stories that will be lost, in our family, if not written down. Stories about dreams. losses. joys. testimonies. conversions.

So I am planning on doing something, for my family, that will allow us all to tell our stories.

I want to hear them.
I want to know when they first heard God calling to them.
Who first taught them about Jesus.
When they realized that their lives were headed in directions they never dreamed possible.
Or when they suffered a loss that changed their lives and how they got through it.

These are stories worth telling and stories that are a part of the fabric of my life.

There are so many stories and only so many moments of my day that I could spend compiling them. I’d never get it done on my own. My solution: I’m going to start a private (I think) blog, for each side of my family (Sean’s and mine) and open it up to all of my family members to share their stories. That way, we will have compiled, in one spot, a record of who we are, where we came from and the lives that touched ours.

Consider doing this for your own families. I haven’t nailed down all of the details, but if you are considering it for your own family, but don’t know where to start or how to set it up, email me (karla at fruition-designs dot com) or leave a comment and I’ll answer it here.

Blessings, K


  1. This is a good, no a GREAT idea! I loved hearing stories from my grandparents and would have loved it if it was written down somewhere!

    Karla, would you please pray for my family this week? My father passed away yesterday. He was saved so we are rejoicing in that, but it’s still tough. Thank you.

    In Him, Amy

  2. So sorry for Amy and her family. Losing someone no matter what is always hard.

    I think this idea is AWESOME. I love it. I really would love doing it with my family too. My grandparents are all getting really old. I also think that it would be cool to interview them on tape. I just might have to do that.

  3. Amy – I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers, most definitely.

    I’m excited that you all are considering this! Let me know if you have any questions on how I am doing mine.


  4. Great idea Karla. Family history is so neat. We have written accounts from some relatives from way back that is irreplaceable. And so, so interesting to see where we came from.

  5. Karla, I think this is a great idea. I am definitely interested in how you’re setting it up. Will you email me when you get a chance?

  6. What a great idea this is. I’ve always thought it’s so sad that we lose the stories of our familes because no one thought to record them for posterity. A private blog for that is an excellent use of the blogging phenomena.

    Poor Amy. I feel so bad for her. She and her family have been in my prayers.

  7. Have you read the book, “The God Moment Principle” by Alan D. Wright? It’s about the very thing you’re describing here. It might give you a sense of direction for this endeavor.

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