May 18 Workshop: Stories That Make a Difference
On Saturday, May 18, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm in Roetter Hall, author Ray McGinnis will come to Good Samaritan to present a special workshop on the role of stories in our lives. Please save the date and invite your friends. This workshop is open to all.
Our world is filled with stories we tell each other at the cafe, coffee shop, kitchen table, on the golf course, on a hiking trail or relaxing by the beach. We encounter stories in scripture, in novels, film and theatre. Once in awhile a story grabs us that won’t let us go. The plot, the character development, the challenges, small victories, acts of heroism, persistence, patience, tragedy, set-backs and grace, move us.
And that story speaks to us, it’s wisdom somehow permeates our lives, dwells with us in the ordinary task of living. In this workshop you’ll be given a chance to recall what stories from scripture, from the movies, a novel, a play or other source have shaped you.
We sometimes know a story has made a difference in our lives when we recall it in tough times or in times of deep joy. We’ll take some time to write a bit, and to share in conversation the stories that have helped us move our lives forward. We’ll also explore what is at the heart of these stories that have stood out for us. And we’ll look for clues in these stories as they prompt us to see what is on the path ahead and how to navigate life’s journey.
Ray McGinnis is the author of Writing the Sacred : A Psalm-Inspired Path to Appreciating and Writing Sacred Poetry.