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Download your copy of Parables from the Farm and see which parables speak to you.

 

Parables from the Farm is a devotional by Sr. Pastor Greg Weeks, Manchester United Methodist Church, in Manchester, MO. Pastor Greg grew up in a farming community in southeast Missouri. That environment was ripe with stories and lessons of life.

These parables are from real-life experiences. These aren’t just stories though; Pastor Greg “parable-izes” them. The difference between a story and a parable is that a story is a self-contained entity, with a lesson spelled out. A parable is an open-ended story that allows the reader to come up with her/his own interpretation.

Read only one devotion per day. (That’s why there are 28 of them, to get you through a month). Linger with the story and the accompanying scripture(s). What might be the link between the two? More importantly, what in your life resonates with what you’ve read? Could you write your own story? If so, write on the back of the page. Maybe think of this as less a devotional and more a journal-writing exercise.

Download your copy of Parables from the Farm and see which parables speak to you.