Five Minute Friday: Tell Me a Story

Five Minute Friday: When we take one word and write for five minutes. Where will that word lead? This week: TELL

Ready . . . Set . . . GO!

Tell me a story

I hear those words often.

I tell stories for a living.

I become the story.

My voice, movement and costume embrace character and plot.

Planted on a stage.

There are plenty of stories out there for the telling.

But, I’m picky.

I have to weed through lesser tales to find the treasures.

You know – the ones with the layers.

Layers of meaning.

And purpose.

Worthy tales worth telling.

Why tell a story if there is no purpose to it?

Tell me a story.

I like happy endings.

Do you?

Happy ending stories are hard to find, of late.

And, in some parts of the world, they don’t tell them anymore at all.

That makes me sad.

There is really no good thing that comes of stories told . . . with no hope.

Tell me a story, then.

His Story.


His Story is really the only one worth telling.

It can have any number of characters in it.

Set in any place or time.

But always the story told will produce one thing: Hope.

Always the story told will point to one place: The Throne of God.

His is the Ultimate Storyteller.

He is the Word – made flesh.

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Tell the tale that points to Him – Hope and happy endings.

Even when all the plot elements appear tragic in their way . . .

When you tell His Story, there will always be a treasure hidden beneath the surface.

Producing hope.

Pointing to Him.

Are you keen to search it out in the telling, so Truth be told?



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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. I love a good story, and His story is the best.
    Thanks for stopping by and helping out a fellow blogger.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love the image you chose for this post. I was drawn to it because of it’s richness seeped in another time. You may be interested to read the story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke if you never have. They are a relatively unknown set of sisters who had a calling in life and set about to be a change agent. Their story came to mind as I read your post.

  3. Hi Kathryn…wow…what a gift you have for writing! To just take one small word …tell…and make a wonderful post in five minutes! And you are right…HIS story is the best!! Have a wonderful week!

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