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Name My Book: Stories from the Roller Coaster

Faith stories resemble roller coaster rides. Up, down. Twists, turns. Climbs, drops. It’s the analogy I’m using for Stories from the Roller Coaster. The post Name My Book: Stories from the Roller Coaster appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more    

Abboism #40: And Nine

Abboism #40: “And Nine.” What meaneth the dangling nine on the price of a gallon of gas? Does anyone even notice it anymore? Rest assured, my dad does.. The post Abboism #40: And Nine appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more    

The Curious Case of the Forgotten Third Verse

I’m sure you grew up with the same question about the mystery of the forgotten third verse, didn’t you? I’m sure you did. The post The Curious Case of the Forgotten Third Verse appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more    

Just Get to the Point

Most listeners want talkers to “just get to the point.” What can we learn from that, both as speakers and as listeners? …read more    

Abboism #39: Stankin Nigh

Abboism #39: Stankin nigh – a good ol’ Southern term meaning very close, or purt’ near. I’ve heard this one nigh on all my life. …read more    

Another Cup of Coffee

A survey I’m conducting overwhelmingly lists busyness as the biggest hindrance to our sharing our life stories. Time for another cup of coffee with my mama. …read more    

How Do You Make Them Listen?

I had just completed a message to a church group about family, story, and legacy. Afterward, a man made a simple statement and asked a poignant question: “I want to pass down my stories. But how do you make them listen?” The post How Do You Make Them Listen? appeared first on Family Story Legacy. […]

Abboism #38: Good Honk Irene

Abboism #38: Good honk Irene – a good ol’ Southern colloquialism expressing exasperation. The post Abboism #38: Good Honk Irene appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Southern vernacular, exasperation, Southern colloquilism, southern vernacular