Overscheduled? Tina’s Tale Is For You

Recently, I received an email from someone in search of an article I wrote for the now-defunct Discipleship Journal magazine. They couldn’t find it online, and wondered if I might have a copy somewhere. It won an honorable mention in the 2007 Evangelical Press Association fiction category, and as I re-read it, it occurred to me that the words of this parable might be relevant to many of us as we jump into the busy routines that go along with this time of year. (I’m preaching to myself here.) Enjoy!

Tina Meets The King

Once upon a time in a not-so-far-away land, there lived a princess named Tina.  If you saw Princess Tina living her every day life, you’d never know she was of royal blood.  As a matter of fact, Princess Tina had been told that she was royalty long, long ago, but she hasn’t thought about it in years.

Princess Tina had a full life.  A home, a family, a job, a dog, a hamster…  She belongs to a great church and is very involved there.

As a matter of fact, the only time Princess Tina remembered she was a princess is when she worked in the church nursery.  There’s nothing like changing someone else’s dirty diaper to remind a princess of who she really is.  But most of the rest of the time, Princess Tina looked just like every other busy woman waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store. [Read more]

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