Parables

Sew Powerful Parables

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There’s a Mouse in my Car

  • Even a silly rhyme can reveal God’s truth.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Carefree” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org./license/by/3.0/

The Needle’s Eye

  • The Story of the Rich Young Ruler. But this one starts where you’ve always heard it end. A story of God’s redemption.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Eternal Hope” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Two Copper Coins

  • You offer a treasure when you offer everything. A parable of giving.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Two Together” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Pete, Tom, Nate, Jim and John

  • No matter how prepared we think we are, we need to listen for the voice of God. This familiar bible story reminds us to listen to that calling from the shore.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Montauk Point” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommone.org/license/by/3.0/

Voices

  • So many voices vie for our attention. How do we hear God through the din?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music credit: “Music for Manatees” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Martha, Martha

  • Based on the story found in Luke 10:38-40, this parable teaches us that God loves us for who we are, not what we do.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Continue Life” Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

The Battle of the Birds

  • Free will is a wonderful gift from God and comes with awesome responsibility.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Continue Life” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Of Weddings and Wine

  • What if Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine was set in the present day…
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Glitter Blast” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Bernard Taggert Swain

  • This parable reminds us to keep pride from spoiling our giving.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Luminous Rain” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Crossroad

  • Why do we sometimes fail to recognize Jesus…when he’s standing right in front of us?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Cheery Monday” and “Stoic Morning” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

Dry

  • Why do we sometimes feel so dry in our relationship with Christ? Because He is at work in us. A story of maturing as Christians.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Touching Story” and “There is Romance” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

The Unaccompanied Minor

  • How do we respond when God inconveniences us? A story of His strength in our weakness.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Simple Duet” and “Clear Waters” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

The Imps

  • Our adversary often uses the small things to put big things in the path of our faith.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Vanishing”, “Gagool” , “Evening of Chaos” , “Awkward Meeting” , “Dreamlike” and “Night on the Docks” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

The Badger and the Boy

  • Sometimes God delivers us from pain, and sometimes he holds us through it…
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

Scars

  • God’s love can heal even our greatest hurts. But what about the scars healing leaves behind?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Sunshine” and “Water Droplets on the River” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

The Widower Bird

  • Sometimes God uses the smallest things to remind us of His great love.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Almost New” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0

Donkey Talk

  • The story of Christmas, as told by a very special narrator.
  • Written by Dana Buck
  • Performed by the RCC Players
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit:

    “Silent Night”, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    “O Come all ye Faithful”, “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Jon Sayles (freemusicpublicdomain.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Grandpa’s Gift

  • This parable is a beautiful story of love, forgiveness and redemption between parents, children and grandparents.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Windswept” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

The Touch

  • Welcome to Rothman’s Jewelry Store, as we discover the secret of the empty display case labeled Flawless. This parable explores how God sees us through His Son, Jesus.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Angel Share” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Payback

  • Meet Willie, Billy and Jan – the Saturday Payback Club, as they teach us a little something about grace and loving our enemies.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Easy Lemon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

The Vulture & The Otter

  • Things are not always what they seem – and neither are people. This parable teaches us that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Ted The Egyptian

  • What do we do when we are called to stand firm against those whose opinions we value the most? A parable about peer pressure set in the time of the Exodus.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Return of the Mummy”, “Burnt Spirit”, “Malicious”, “Mystery Bazaar”, “On My Way”, “Curse of the Scarab” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license http://creativecommons.org.license/by/3.0/

The Baby In The Straw

  • In this Christmas parable we are reminded that only a grace-filled loving father can place the baby in the straw.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Marcelo Segura and Kevin LaRoche

Huckleberry Scones

  • When the time comes, will we be able to offer a defense of our faith?
  • Written by Dana Buck
  • Narrated by Dana Buck, Ashley Ashbeck and Erik Harding
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Poppers and Prosecco”, “Ultralounge”, “In Your Arms” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Slumber Party

  • This parable is a gentle reminder to appreciate the blessings we may be missing and to see the world through God’s eyes.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Dream Culture” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

Saving Susie

  • Lost in a world of daydreams, little Scotty Patton so wants to be a hero. Find out how he gets that chance through the power of friendship.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens and “Daily Beetle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0//li>

Rickett & Shine

  • Imagine you are Timothy McGuire and you have two dogs living in your yard – the loyal Shine and the scheming, plotting Rickett. You know, whichever dog you feed will be the stronger dog… A parable about the dual natures within us all.
  • 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 http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

The Rider

  • This parable tells the story of a cowboy on his last ride and shows us how God speaks to us through His beautiful creation.
  • Written by Dana Buck
  • Narrated by Paul Diederich
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Music Credit: Pond5 and “Cattails” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/license/by/3.0/

A Dog Named Tongue

  • This parable humorously illustrates what happens when a man can’t control his tongue. Meet Tongue the dog and Gossip the cat, and see what mayhem ensues when Tongue chases after Gossip.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

Earl The Lonely Beaver

  • Meet Earl, the grumpy curmudgeon. That is until he meets Rusty and learns the life-affirming power of mentorship.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

An American Parable

  • What would the story look like if Jesus’s Parable of the Vineyard Workers was set in America?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

Pepper The Prodigal Cat

  • Join Pepper on his crazy adventures in this re-telling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

Gabriella’s Shoes

  • Have a box of tissues handy as you listen to this powerful modern-day parable. Gabriella’s story explores the depth of a father’s love.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

Royal Blue With Stripes Of Red

  • This parable tells the story of the Sew Powerful Purse Project and illustrates how God often uses the small and insignificant to accomplish His will.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Pond5

Steve The Sheep

  • This whimsical tale is based on the parable of leaving the ninety-nine sheep to find the one that wandered away. It’s a story of love and boundaries.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

The Pandaroo

  • The Pandaroo is a mythical creature – half panda bear and half kangaroo. What happens when you feel like you don’t fit in? Does the Great Creator make mistakes?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Pond5

Honest Henry’s Store

  • 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, Texas in 1900.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

You Do Your Part, I’ll Do Mine

  • The story of Noah’s ark, told through the eyes of his sons. What do you do when Dad says that God has told him to build a boat in the middle of the dessert and fill with two of every kind of animal? And, will it ever start raining? A parable of waiting on God.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Pond5

Flawless

  • Welcome to Rothman’s Jewelry Store, as we discover the secret of the empty display case labeled Flawless. This parable explores how God sees us through His Son, Jesus.
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens

The Rule Of Thumb

  • This amusing parable answers the question, what happens when one part of the body calls it quits?
  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Pond5