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God has a story for all of His children. Our creative project explores the individual stories that God is telling in each of our own lives. Stories about brokenness and redemption; about lost people who become chosen people.

Over all these stories lies a much larger, much greater story. It’s about a God who so loved the world, that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.


MARCH 2015: Hope and Hardship


Social blogging site Medium offers a simple, yet compelling experience for storytelling. This month, we're excited to feature a true story of hope and hardship, written by Lisa Laboy. 

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by Noelia Chung


I’ve often heard people say that they don’t have a “good” testimony.  They’ll say somewhat sheepishly that their lives are pretty boring, they’ve been in church their whole lives, and nothing that dramatic has ever happened to them.  There’s no epic Saul-on-the-road-to-Damascus moment in their lives when God spoke to them and they subsequently made a complete 180 in their lives.  There was no rock-bottom moment when they finally turned to God because they had nowhere else to turn.

While I’m not discounting what these people say, I do think that our stories consist of more than these isolated drama-filled moments.  It’s not every day that we find ourselves at a crossroads where one critical decision or event sets the course of our future.  I think that our lives are more like a tapestry of big and small stories, epic events and small private moments that weave themselves together into a larger story.  

Most of the time, we can’t really see the story that God is telling with our lives until some time has passed and we’re able to look back and gain some perspective.  Only in hindsight does the story finally emerge.  In the meantime, we continue to live our daily lives, including all the small and seemingly mundane daily rituals.  But the Bible says that whatever we do, we should do it for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) This is includes our work for big church events as well as all the little things in our day-to-day lives.  I don’t think this verse is meant to be hyperbolic.  Because the truth is that God is in all those small moments.  Whatever it is that we’re doing, we can live our lives - our whole lives - in such a way that brings glory to God.

Which brings me to the next iteration of the #mystorymysong project.  One of the things we want to do as part of the project is to let you in to the daily lives of PIF members – all the small moments that make up our day-to-day lives, the coworkers we spend most of our waking hours with, and what we do when we’re not at church. 

Editor's Note: Noelia took us through a day in her life on January 23rd. Follow our Instagram account (@pifny) on Friday, January 30th, to explore a typical day in the life of Dan Pyon of the PIF Worship Team. 

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