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Dry Gables: Good Neighbors - Weathering the Storm

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Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

A few days ago, we were sitting in the hall outside of our younger son’s classroom, waiting for our parent-teacher conference to begin. A classmate came out of the door, her parents behind her. “Well, hey! How are you all?” they asked. “Tired,” said David, tucked into a chair, looking like he may never get up again. “You all?” “We’re so tired!” they replied. I then noticed the circles under their eyes. There was a collective groan of mutual understanding. “Everyone’s so tired!” Too busy and downright tuckered....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

We all know stories are powerful, but have you ever considered how stories impact who we are — our identities? Take a moment and think about ways that the books you've read and the movies you've seen have made an impression on you. Consider now the news media, or your favorite podcast — how have these formed your opinions or points of view? Think about moments in history or religious narratives or family memories from your childhood. They all make up our sense of self — and … they are all stories....

The Power of Story: Free Story & New Short Film

Stories are powerful. Think about it: how have the books you've read and the movies you've seen made an impression on you? Not to mention the news media? Do you tune in to thought-leaders and great-thinkers? It's all stories....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. When our kids were younger, we’d go full tilt. Not only would we all dress up, but we’d put on roving Halloween plays or fire-lit Halloween parties....