Jesus drew his stories from everyday life and well known history that His children could understand. For example He told stories about the prodigal son, the wheat and tares, and the 10 virgins.
But what if we are not very good story tellers or can’t remember stories. I for one have a hard time remembering stories after a day a two. Here are some ideas on where to draw your stories from:
- Look through your old photo albums/digital photos to remind you of stories. This is lots of fun to do with the kids and they will remember the stories. They will probably be able to tell the lesson they learned as well.
- If you journal, review your journals for your best stories.
- Ask someone in the family that has a good memory to remind you of some stories.
- Use stories from the last few days. Even I can remember those.
- Use the newspaper or internet to gather stories from. There are always news event that relate to everyday life.
- Use Bible stories.
- Use stories from books you are currently reading.
It just takes a little creativity and quickly you are telling powerful stories to teach your children.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.