erin ahnfeldt

Listening to Life



Hey There…
Hey There…

I’m glad you stopped by.

“So what’s your story?”

I bet you’ve heard that question before.  We like to think of our lives as stories.  We might even notice moments too perfect to be coincidences, almost like they were, well, written into the plot.

Then life gets busy, and we reach for the CliffsNotes version and skim through the rest. And that’s when we start missing the big picture.

I’m a husband and a father of three. I’m also an English teacher who gets to spend my days hanging out with one hundred and thirty teenagers. They file into room 212, and when we’re not talking about Michela’s new blue hair or why Isaiah can school me in basketball, we talk about authors and their stories.

Not too long ago, I asked myself a question—what if I helped these teenagers look at their lives in the same way?  We have stories just as beautiful as the ones we read in class. Our lives, like great books, are full of symbolism, powerful settings, conflict, and victories, and all of it is meant to be cherished. 

Best of all, there’s an Author behind all that, an Author who wants us to know Him more as a father than a distant ghostwriter.

Of course, as a teacher in a public school, I can’t talk about God.  That’s the reason for this website.  This is a place to throw away the CliffsNotes version of our lives and start paying attention to the details.  It’s a place to open the pages of our stories and look a little closer to make the most important discovery life has to offer. . .

There’s an Author behind it all, and He loves us!

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