“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.  But still there is much that is fair.  And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”  –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

 The stories we tell hold an incredible power, a reminder that no matter how astoundingly messed up this world seems, there is still “much that is fair.”  Our stories give us the reminder of the hope we often forget in the day-to-day, and tell us that there is still goodness, love, and life to be found in our world.

This is what I love about reading the stories of others and telling my own –sharing these moments in which we find the fair in the day to day.  The telling is something that I am pretty new to, but I’m quite excited to be experimenting, exploring, growing, and sharing in this process.

A little bit about me:  I graduated from Baylor University (B.S.Ed in Secondary English Ed, M.S.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction).  I currently teach at Taylor High School, near Austin. My likes and loves include Tolkien, Lewis, Austen, Mumford and Sons, musicals, Steel Magnolias, and, well, a lot of other things.

Finally, thank you for joining me for a bit of this journey.

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

The lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

–Meagan Pike


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