A Little Ode to Story – Favorite Quotes from the Storyline Conference

This week I happened upon my notes from the Storyline Conference I attended last November. I was reminded again how much I savored the experience.

And curiously enough during the conference I noted to my friend Krista: “I love my job, but I’d really like to do a documentary on Syrian refugees on the side.” However, there was no side to my deadline-dense job. Then…I arrived at work the next week to find out my position was among several being cut. While I was sad to leave a team I loved and a job that was a playground for my curiosity…it’s been such a graced time. And this spring I found myself in the Middle East interviewing Syrian refugees. I love it when God nails foreshadowing…or rather should I say, when I actually notice it.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the conference:

“What will the world miss if you do not tell your story?” — Don Miller

“Story changes the moral compass in the human brain.” – Robert McKee

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch

“Don’t change your life…just be a better observer of your life. Be your favorite future version of yourself. Have a picture of yourself…of your character in the future and live that out. What do I have to do today to keep that future in mind?” – Glennon Doyle Mennon

“Let pain have a sense of meaning and dignity.” – Don Miller

“God did not create us to live in reaction, but to be co-creators of a meaningful life.” – Viktor Frankl

“In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering when we find a meaning for it.” Viktor Frankl

“Do your thing…with great love…right now.” — Shauna Neiquest

“Staying inspired is the work of the writer. It’s a part of my job to live an inspired life. — Shauna Neiquest

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” Richard Rohr

“ What if when people meet us they feel like they have just met heaven?

“We are not our failures or success, we are our love.” – Bob Goff

“What’s the next humblest version of you?”- Bob Goff

“Whisper to your heart. The more we talk to our heart, the more we connect with Jesus.”- Bob Goff