What’s your story morning glory?

Mary and I attended the Fusion Conference at Irving Bible Church on Friday night. Donald Miller was the first speaker and he talked about how everyone’s life is a story. He then told us about Robert McKee who wrote a book called “Story” which simply tells writers what elements are needed in order to make a good story. You need a lead character and that character needs a goal and along the way of trying to reach that goal you need a series of conflict. Conflict is what makes a good story, but what makes a great story is that you need to care about the lead character of the story.  The hero of the story can’t be cocky or arrogant, you want to care about the lead and you want to care about the trouble that he is facing and the goal that he is trying to reach.

Then Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, asked us “What is your story?”

The entire conference was geared toward putting people into action to go out into the world and make a difference.  Are you making a difference?

What are your goals? Do you only get up each day in an effort to make ends meet? To provide for yourself and your family? Are you doing anything to change the world around you?

I wonder what would happen if everyday individuals got up with the mindset that they were going to do something not only to change their own life, but the world around them. Maybe it is just a small step, a piece of trash picked up, a tree planted, a small donation made to a charity.

Lately I’ve been wanting to get more involved in my community. Eventually I’d like to run for city council and get more involved in politics.

Right now I think I have a pretty good story. I’ve endured a lot of conflict, I feel like I’ve helped a lot of people, but I know I could do so much more.

What can you do to change the world around you?

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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