The Sew Powerful Parables

Our Parables and companion devotionals are a free gift for Christian leaders, groups, and families. You may reproduce them for program use without additional permission. We hope they inspire and encourage you as you lead others – especially in your own home! If you enjoy them, then please do us a favor and share them with friends, family, and colleagues. Donations can be made to Sew Powerful.

– Dana Buck With Dr. Andy Smith

Rickett & Shine

Rickett & Shine is a charming tale designed to illustrate the Apostle Paul’s writings in Romans, chapters seven and eight.  As Christians, we all host two natures – one that longs to please God and one that strives to please the flesh.  These two natures are in constant competition for dominance.  Think of it as having two dogs living in your yard.  And, the dog you feed will be the strongest dog…

Parable written and narrated by Dana Buck
Devotional thoughts narrated by Kim Pratt
Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
Music credit “Groundwork” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Rider & Road Trip

The Rider is a story of experiencing God’s love and grace through the beauty of nature.  Our devotional, The Road Trip, encourages us to slow down enough to let God speak to us and through us.

Parable narrated by Paul Diederich
Devotional narrated by Kim Pratt
Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions and Studio47

A Dog Named Tongue & The Mystery Box

Parable Description: Enjoy this lighthearted parable – A Dog Named Tongue,   that humorously illustrates what can happen when a man can’t control his tongue. Meet Tongue, the dog and Gossip, the cat, and find out what mayhem ensues when Tongue chases after Gossip.

Devotional Description: Based on James 3:1-4, the tongue has the power to build up or destroy.

Devotional narrated by Kim Pratt
Parable narrated by Dana Buck
Music by David Stevens
Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Earl The Lonely Beaver & Growing Young

Parable Description: This charming parable demonstrates that we’re never too young – or too old for God to use us.  Earl the Lonely Beaver learned this lesson.  Can we?

Devotional Description: Based on II Timothy 4:6-7 this devotional gives us the key ingredient for growing old.

Devotional narrated by Kim Pratt
Parable narrated by Dana Buck
Music by David Stevens
Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

An American Parable – The Nursery

Parable Description: What if the parable of the vineyard workers was set in America? Get new insights into this important passage from Matthew 20:1-16 and understand how God offers extravagant grace to those who don’t deserve it. Devotional Description: Based on Luke 18:15-17, we are reminded we must come to Christ with child-like faith. Devotional narrated by Kim Pratt Parable narrated by Dana Buck Music by David Stevens Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Pepper The Prodigal Cat – Grace, Grumbling, and Gratitude

Parable Description: This twist on the Prodigal Son is a fun and inspiring look at grace! Devotional Description: Based on Numbers 14:1 take a deeper look at Grace, Grumbling, and Gratitude. Devotional narrated by Kim Pratt Parable narrated by Dana Buck Music by David Stevens Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Gabriella’s Shoes – A Father’s Day Story

Parable Description: This powerful, modern-day parable is about the Father’s heart. Have a box of tissues nearby as you listen to Gabriella’s story. Gabriella’s Shoes will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the Father heart of God and his deep care for each of us. Devotional Description: Based on Psalm 103:11-13 and Ephesians 3:17-18 this devotional will challenge you to invest in the lives of your children with the love that is inspired by our heavenly father. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt, Parable narration by Kim Pratt, Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions.

Royal Blue With Stripes Of Red

Parable Description: Royal Blue with Stripes of Red is not just the story of Sew Powerful and the Sew Powerful Purse program. It is the bigger story of God using the simple and discarded to create beauty and wholeness. This is what he desires to do in all of us.  Are you feeling small and insignificant? Then you are right where he wants you! Devotional Description: Based on Luke 21:1-4 and reflecting on the idea once expressed by Max Lucado that God has a special place for those who feel left out. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt, Parable narration by Kim Pratt, Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions, Illustrations by Diana Moore.

Steve The Sheep

  Parable Description: Based on the parable of the 99, this is the story of the one who wandered away. It’s a lesson on boundaries. Devotional Description: A reflection on Luke 13:3-4. Just as Jesus used a parable of sheep and the shepherd to illustrate God’s loving and relentless pursuit of us, let’s see if this modern-day parable – Steve the Sheep — can shine any light on that penetrating question, “Why do we wander away from the God who loves us?” Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Music by David Stevens Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

The Pandaroo

  Parable Description: A mythical creature half panda and half kangaroo. What happens when we feel like we don’t fit in. Does God make mistakes? Devotional Description: Based on Psalm 139:13-16 and explaining how we are God’s workmanship – carefully created to bring God’s beauty to others. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Honest Henry’s Store

  Parable Description: Based on the parable of the man who builds his house on the rock. Told through the true story of the hurricane that destroyed Galveston, TX in 1900. Devotional Description: A reflection on Matthew 7:24-27. This devotional will help you prepare for your own personal hurricane season. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Music by David Stevens Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

You Do Your Part, I’ll Do Mine

  Parable Description: The story of Noah’s sons. What happens when God tells dad to build an ark? And what do you do when God is “slow” in keeping his promise. Devotional Description: A reflection on Genesis 7:710. God will always honor his promises. Always. Waiting in trust and obedience on God is hard work. He is faithful in all things. Our task is to trust and obey him totally. God uses waiting as his way of teaching us how to trust and obey him. Waiting is God’s gift to us. He is faithful. Now, it’s our turn. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Flawless

  Parable Description: Flawless takes us inside a jewelry store and introduces us to a jeweler and his son, as we explore the nature of perfection and imperfection. Flawless will challenge you to see your flaws as God sees them, through the eyes of his redeeming son. Devotional Description: Based on Romans 3:23-24 and reflecting on the way in which God’s kindness leads us toward repentance. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Music by David Stevens Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

Rule Of Thumb

Parable Description: In The Rule of Thumb we look at the unique and amazing body of Christ from a new – and hilarious point of view.  What happens when one member of the body calls it quits? Devotional Description: Based on 1 Corinthians 12:25-26 and discussing the nature of shared suffering and shared joy. Devotional narration by Kim Pratt Parable narration by Dana Buck Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions

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