Amanda

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Name: Amanda
Date registered: March 3, 2012
URL: http://umonfire.blogspot.com/

Latest posts

  1. Sparta FUMC Youth!: Remember, remember — November 5, 2014
  2. Sparta FUMC Youth!: All Hallow’s Eve… — October 31, 2014
  3. Sparta FUMC Youth!: Telling Stories… — October 27, 2014
  4. Sparta FUMC Youth!: It’s a letter….to you! — October 2, 2014
  5. Sparta FUMC Youth!: Life — September 2, 2014

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Nov 05 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: Remember, remember

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/11/remember-remember.html



The 5th of November...

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Oct 31 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: All Hallow’s Eve…

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/10/all-hallows-eve.html




Why yes, Mrs. Shelley, with Frankenstein you can!

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Oct 27 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: Telling Stories…

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/10/telling-stories.html


Ever since our ancestors could first communicate, we have gathered to share our stories. We have passed along stories illustrating our faith and the tragic stories of love lost. We have repeated accounts of real heroism and simple stories of family history. When our forebears lived closer to the land and to each other, the practice of storytelling was full of ritual and was seen as a special occasion. Members of the family group would often gather around the fire to hear their genealogy recited aloud by an elder or master storyteller. Listeners could track their own lives, and the lives of their parents, as they interwove with the lives of the other members of the extended family. It would often seem that everyone’s ancient relatives once played out similar life dramas together.

As a custom, some cultures’ storytellers repeat the same tale over and over because they believe that each time you hear it, you come to the story as a different person and view it in a new light. Telling the stories again and again helped younger generations learn so that they could pass them to future generations.

When we hear others tell stories, we can laugh at their humorous adventures, feel the thrill of exciting encounters, and learn from the challenges they faced. Though most of our formal traditions of storytelling are lost, it does not mean we they cannot be revived.


These traditions draw us closer together through our shared ancestors and histories. Perhaps we can see some of their strengths in ourselves and in those closest to us. In choosing to honor this practice we connect to our shared human experience and see, once again, God's hand in all we do and who we are...

 


 

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Oct 02 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: It’s a letter….to you!

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-letterto-you.html






Remember when you were 16 with that ridiculous hair?

And how you’d thought that by the time you got to here, to now, it was going to be good? That by now everything would be all good.

That by now you’d know down in the very marrow of your bones, what it’s like to really live loved. That you’d be known. Fully known. And wholly embraced.

That the Big Dream would have happened, that the peace and the purpose and the Big Point would be under your skin, that the awkward would be gone and that you’d finally fit and that your life made a real difference, you’d made a real mark, and that you really mattered.

The letter is called "Dear You" and can be read in it's entirety here....

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Sep 02 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: Life

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/09/life.html



Have been MIA for a good part of the summer. Life has thrown a few curve balls and made some major changes to my everyday living. Seemed for a while that I had nothing to say that anyone would want to hear. 

But now it seems that God has more words for me to share. 

Looking forward to being back on a regular basis...

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Jul 02 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: Food Forest

Original post at http://spartafumcyouth.blogspot.com/2014/07/food-forest.html



What a truly interesting concept...I do believe the last time this worked it was called the "Garden of Eden"!
Information from the Global Coherence Initiative.

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