Our Stories & His Stories - A Dose of Encouragement

Fred has often talked to me about life on the farm when he was young and of course we have passed those stories on to our kids too.

I have talked about when I was young but I don't think I have as many stories as Fred does.

The first date Fred & I had was a really long walk and on that walk we talked and talked. Even though we had known each other for 2 years before this we still had so much to find out.

Now when we go for a walk quite often something will remind us of something that happened years ago or a story we have already shared with each other and we will mention it or just think about it as we walk along. Those are the things that help us to get to know each other, to see the joyful expressions, sad expressions and proud expressions we have over previous years.

Those are the things that have in a way defined how we are today so we need to understand many of these things about each other.

When Fred talks about the things that happened on the farm long before I met him I can picture them and learn so much about him.

This is what happens when we walk and talk with someone.

Just as it is what happens when we walk and talk with God.

I hear Fred's stories of the farm.
I read God's stories in the Bible.

Fred & I share our feelings with each other.
I share my feelings with God in prayer and hopefully I am gracious enough to listen and grasp some of God's feelings on my situations as well.

Fred & I talk about what happens daily.
We need to talk with God daily and thank Him for having His hand upon all that happens each day.

It's Good to share our Stories

Fred & I are looking forward to our first grandchild in October so you can imagine how much talk and preparation there is for that event.
All of this needs to go to God in prayer as well.
Prayer for the baby's birth, prayer for the health of our daughter-in-law, prayer for this grandchild to grow up to love God, prayer for our son & daughter-in-law that they will have wisdom as new parents, prayer for us to be wise grandparents.

When Fred travels for his work we facetime and tell each other what has been happening that day.
We like to see each other's smile and hear each other's voice.
God loves to hear our voice each day and our smiles must make Him happy too; something we need to remember.

Even though we are celebrating 38 years of marriage this week Fred & I still talk and talk and talk and also walk together.
It is important that we each, after all these years of being saved, still talk and talk and talk and also walk with God.

Just the other day Fred was talking about something 
which I had never heard of before from his youth, 

I was surprised that here was a new story but perhaps there will always be new stories.

With God there will always be new stories 
of what He has done 
what He is doing.

With God there will always be new Stories

I want to hear of these, 
I want to be part of these,
and thank Him for them.

I hope you do too.


  1. Such a beautifully written post. I could read a book by you, so encouraging and easy to digest. I completely agree we need to walk with God each day. I'm not always the best at making time for that. Always room for improvement. Blessings!

  2. A wonderful reminder which was definitely needed for me today. Isn't it funny how there can still be "new" stories even after spending so many years together.

  3. Sandra, I am convinced when we stop having stories? We begin the greatest story of our being....when we see His face. Good post and enjoy that grandbaby!!

  4. Walking and talking is one of the best ways to share with friends or spouses.

    1. Hi Sarah, nice to meet you. So true let's not stop this walking and talking

  5. yay!! how wonderful! I love sharing God's stories and how He has blessed us, helped us and brought us through so much! I know you'll love doing the same! Congrats on the new Grandbaby!

  6. That's so sweet! Congrats both on the grandchild and on so many years of marriage.

  7. What a beautiful story of walking and talking. I am reminded that God came every evening to walk and talk with Adam and Eve. How joyous that must have been with a face to face relationship. Now we rest in the HOPE of one day seeing God face to face. For now we can talk to Him, and allow Him to speak to us, by the inward witness and also through His Word. May we continue to walk and talk with Jesus. Thanks for your lovely post shared with us here at Tell Me a Story. Oh Yes, congratulations on your grandbaby soon to arrive.

    1. True Hazel, He always was and will be the best one to walk & talk with

  8. I keep trying to comment and it isn't working.

    1. Oh Tricia I'm sorry you seem to have had a problem but this came through fine. I haven't seen any others from you on this post.

  9. Anonymous04:19

    What a beautiful analogy, Sandra! Thanks for the encouragement your words provide to help nurture our relationships. Blessings to you!

  10. The thing about God can hear them over and over and over again and they always seem new! Love the thread you wove in this post. #blessed

  11. Sandra, isn't it amazing how each day, God continues our stories. May we keep walking & talking with Him all of our days. Congratulations on your coming grandbaby! Blessings!

  12. I love that your first date included a long walk. My husband and I spent many pre-dating and dating hours running or walking & chatting together. It's a wonderful memory!

  13. This is such a sweet reminder of how intimate time with God can be. Thank you for the encouragement!

  14. This is such a sweet reminder of how intimate time with God can be. Thank you for the encouragement!

  15. Congratulations! Your grandchild is blessed to have grandparents that will share their life stories with them especially with how God has blessed you.

  16. Anonymous21:28

    There will always be new stories. I love that!

  17. This is a great practical comparison between marriage and a relationship with God. It's no wonder that he often compares Christ's relationship with us as a relationship with a marriage.

    Very beautiful post, and congratulations on 38 years of marriage!

  18. With God there will always be new stories, a beautiful encouragement. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

  19. Beautiful words and heart here. I can feel the pulse of love. ;) It warms me.

  20. My husband's work takes him on the road several days a week also but we never facetime - that is pretty wonderful that you and Fred do that!!!

  21. Ah, this makes me smile. Hubs and I are often in this boat-- although we feel like we know each other to the core, random stories from the past or present will help to draw us closer... And ultimately, we draw nearer to one another when we focus on the story God is creating within our own marriage right now. Thanks for sharing this, Sandra! Blessings to you.