Storytelling

Getting Mad In The Car Might Not Be So Bad After All

Getting Mad In The Car Might Not Be So Bad After All

You're in the car with my family. You've been driving for who know how long. The mile markers whiz by like tall blades of grass as you stare blankly through the windshield. Your mind. is. blank. **BRAKE LIGHTS** **Stomps on brake pedal** **Swerves to avoid car** Where did they come from?! Didn't they see me?! How could they cut me off like that?! Where did they learn to drive?! 

The kids are a little flustered, but everyone's all right. The mood calms down again. But your patience is about to be tested even more.

"Are we there yet?"

Normally, you might get angry, but it would be better if you got mad. I'm not talking about yelling at your kids, I'm talking about...

3 Tips for Telling Stories Your Kids Will Love

3 Tips for Telling Stories Your Kids Will Love

My dad would always share a story with my brother and I before we went to sleep. I have vivid memories of my dad sitting in a wooden desk chair in the middle our bedroom with book in his hands and a smile on his face. Sometimes he would read a novel, sometimes he would read from the Bible, and sometimes he would tell us stories from growing up on the farm. My brother and I would listen intently as he captivated us. I loved that time spent with my dad, and I hope to become a great story-teller like him. As I've studied story-telling, I've found these 3 simple tips helpful for crafting a great story. Follow this advice, and hopefully you can captivate your kids with stories they'll love for a lifetime.