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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Pages:63
  • eBook ISBN:9781483505626

Equipped to Bless

Finding Relevance in the Stories of Your Life

by Pete Vanderpool and Wendy C. Brown

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Stories have the power to paint a picture of our individual relevance, to connect us with others, and allow us to experience blessing as we bless others. Pull up a chair… Something to put your feet on …and let’s look at the stories that make us who we are, and the beautiful ways in which they interact with others to give life meaning.
Everyone has a story. From buttercups and butterflies to knee-deep snowdrifts and desert sands, each person’s life is a treasure chest, a rich repository, designed to carry the gold, silver, and jewels of story, meaning, and purpose. The stories begin before we are born. There is romance, obligation, joy, pain, and a myriad of other circumstances and emotions that birth us into the story we call life. A STORY is the big picture that encompasses every minute detail, every little story contained within. STORY is the narrative account or course of one’s life. Even if we choose not to believe it is rich and amazing, our STORY is a treasure and reads like an interesting novel—one that carries us away into a life so amazing we forget it is our own. Every story has conflict, action, suspense, and a thematic thread that ties the pieces together with an intended purpose. This purpose reaches far into a greater STORY that is unfolding on the stage of the universe. As stories gather within each life, they create a greater STORY that marks an individual with, well . . . individuality. My STORY is unique. So is yours. And all of them are as precious as the next because every life STORY is also part of a Divine STORY.
About the author
A successful entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Pete Vanderpool has charmed and counseled thousands in his role as Santa Claus for 21 years. As a storyteller he teaches, entertains, informs, and captivates the imaginations of young and old alike. Events in the course of his own life journey have led Pete to see the need to focus not only on storytelling but also on story gathering. As a story gatherer, his passion is to help others recognize, find relevance in, and share their life stories.