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My friend, Lynne, who invited me to join this wonderful site, has been a STORYBOOK friend in my life for decades. When we met, she lived in a lopsided house and I'd come from a broken home (like most of us! lol!) She had 2 tiny children and I had a newly hatched, china babydoll. Our families began to grow together and our houses became upright and happy ones. One year we both had baby boys, who grew up as very best friends (now they are 28 and live across the street from each other). As the years went by and the pages were turned, families grew, jobs & careers became a series of campfires, relationships journeyed and I moved great distances, she remained the steadfast soldier of guarding our stories and translating new ones in ways that inspired me to continue with the page-turning. From the very beginning, she told me stories about me that I'd never heard before, so really, she has always helped me to develop my authentic character. And isn't that the substance of good storytelling? The development of authentic characters? Today we have to laugh, because the quest, for both of us, has always been about HOME and knowing that we each have a place in this world, and now we are both REALTORS! There is tremendous power and healing in the fact that SOMEONE knows how to read--- and tell, your story.

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THE NAKED SOUL OF STORYTELLING - Seeing Through A Glass Darkly

A Native American once told me that clouds reflect the soul of the river. One-sided images of everyday life barely, rarely, reflect what is true, because TRUTH is TRANSPARENT and, day-to-day, we tend to see through a glass darkly...the images we take in have a way of impressing our state of health and superimposing the landscape of our soul--- mission central for the animation and imagination of our lives. Unkind actions and words don't… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 8:20am — 1 Comment


You won't believe what happened yesterday---it was like a dream!I live in a village development of apartment-style homes in Auburn, Alabama. One of the best things about my end unit is that I have a decent view of the lake, a much appreciated amenity when I’m working at my computer and able to enjoy the view.

Within a one-mile radius of where I live is a movie theatre, a shopping mall, a row of restaurants, some new subdivisions, a… Continue

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 3:30am

GOODNIGHT FROM HEAVEN ...saying 'goodbye' to a friend

In the stillness of night, when the world was asleep, my heart heard the words: GOODNIGHT FROM HEAVEN. I've hesitated to write about the recent passing away of a dear friend, Neele., but am trying, now, to push some of the pooled and pent up energy I feel in my body, back into the main current, the River that is Life. I want to move the log in the river that… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 12:00pm


An out-of-town prospect contacted me , asking if I could reserve some time on a Friday afternoon to show her some properties. A few days before her trip here, we set a time & I asked if she would meet at the office. She was car-less (her husband would be using it), so she emailed if I could please pick up her and her daughter at the hotel--- and that she'd buy the gas. I wrote back that I'd be happy to pick her up, and would be at the hotel at… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 4:00pm

happy bEARTHday LYNNE!

hello again, my sweet friend...TODAY IS A bEARTHday FOR YOU, so time for a party! You have arrived!

In the immortal words of Henry Miller, "One's destination is not a place, but rather a new way of looking at things."

MEthinks it tis our human habit to look backwards and forwards, but tis our spiritual nature to look upwards... only then do we begin to realize our true destination. So, looking up from our laundry baskets and lines of fresh linens and tributes to… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 6:30am

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At 7:06pm on June 21, 2008, Rachel Hedman said…
Dear Mara:

You are poetic in your view of life. As you shared the images, I could see, hear, smell, and taste them. I can imagine that your storytelling is much the same way.

Will you be adding videos or sound bites of your stories?

You also have some fascinating photos. Are they one of your ways of exploring and creating stories?

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman
At 9:49pm on May 13, 2008, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
In catching your reply I might as well add that I didn't even mention 1/2 my grade school years were at All Saints Grade School!

LoiS(till, don't you go steppin' on those Ain'ts!)
At 6:02pm on May 13, 2008, Janet Harllee said…
Mara, sounds like you have had a challenging life. Isn't God wonderful how He works through other people to meet our needs?! Look forward to staying in touch. Janet
At 12:04pm on May 10, 2008, Janet Harllee said…
Hi there, welcome. I'm fairly new to this site as well. Looking forward to learning more about you.
At 8:15am on May 10, 2008, Pam Holcomb said…
Hi Mara:

Welcome to PS and to the Biblical Storytelling group! I look foward to getting to know you through this group and through the website. I'm glad you decided to join us!

At 4:39pm on May 9, 2008, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
Welcome Mara!
Just saw an email from Tom addressed to the rest of the Biblical Storytelling group. He addressed as "All Saints."

Tom, I'm going to have copy & send this your way to let you know what crazy reminders that produced.

I was born on Nov. 2. In the Catholic Church Nov. 1 is All Saints Day. Nov. 2 is All Souls Day, some even called it Poor Souls Day as it's for those not quite ready to get into heaven. Kinda reminds me of St. Paul talking about how to die is gain (heaven), but also to live & do what he is expected to do is gain, too. What a great way to accept whatever God has planned for us on our life's journey.

Then there's a great old preacher who's gone to his final reward named J.Vernon McGee who used to say there are Saints & Ain'ts. Sometimes when I get to thinking I'm not all that saintly, I think about those Ain'ts & breathe a & thank God I'm not an Ain't either. Since you, too, Mara, have a strong streak of the child in you, just remember what happens to Ain'ts on a sidewalk. . . they get squished!

It's good that Lynne helped you find not only PS & the Biblical Storytelling group, but especially your story & storytelling.

Your post on blessings has already caught my eye, so may blessings come to you, too.
At 11:55am on April 1, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Hello Mara

and welcome to PS I see you have already figured out how the site works... fantastic. hope you have a great time here... I love it. Check out the Groups... spend some time poking through the pictures... we are a very creative bunch.. look at the videos and go to individual pages and listen to others tell. Check out the Fishbowl and Marketing... there might be something there that you are interested in.. if not..start a group of your own... Dianne de Las Casas created this site for us. Isn't it great?

At 7:14am on April 1, 2008, Dianne de Las Casas, Founder said…

I just wanted to say welcome to Professional Storyteller. I hope you enjoy the site and make new friends. Glad Lynne hooked you up with us! Can't wait to read more about you... Best wishes!

Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
At 6:00am on April 1, 2008, Tom Taylor said…
Hello, Mara, and Welcome!

'Cows in the snow....' -

You and Words DO love each other, don't you - (more on this later, but I've a job to which I must shortly attend)

You're gonna love this place, and all it affords us tellers. I am very happy you've joined the site, and really look forward to your contributions (btw, I consider your ABOUT ME comments already a "contribution") -

Have a great day, keep us posted, thank Lynne for inviting you, and thank Dianne for birthing this place, and remember this happy Welcome to you!


At 4:25am on April 1, 2008, Steve Evans said…
BTW, welcome to the site. I think you will enjoy it! STEVE



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