Welcome Fellow Travelers,
My name is Brian D. Stansell. I am an author that few people know about because I almost lost my way with the gift I had been given. It was buried awhile. It’s not much, but it’s still what I have in my hand, and I am surrendering it over to the One who can make much out of little.
This is just the beginning.
“The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” [Luke 16:10 NET]
What little talent I have, I give to the Great Giver. What profitability comes from it, is His to decide.
Many years ago, I read the following verse…
“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:” [Psalms 102:18 NIV]
…and it struck me as a calling on my life. The book of the OT prophet Micah unpacks this for me.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? The voice of the LORD will call to the city– And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: “Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time? “Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed? “Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights? “For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.” [Micah 6:8-12 NASB]
What does that mean for me?
At a young age, I was given a passion for story, parable, folklore, and fiction. I did not recognize this as a gift at first. But over the years have discovered the delightful twist of the Giver. He wraps your gift in the passions He invested in You.
“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” [James 1:17 NASB]
For a long time that calling was hidden by my own misunderstanding. Knowing the Nature of the Giver a little bit more over the years, I have come to discover how deliberate and intentional He is about what He does and what He invests into a single life even from the very moment His Breath is transferred into our tiny lungs and gives us life.
My passion, my calling is to create fictional parables that deliver passengers of eternal truths into the highways and by-ways and into the hearts of travelers, such as yourself.
These are my five biscuits and a small piece of fish that I offer to the Master to make with them what He wills to feed the thousands gathered at this moment in time.
This site is the incubator of a dream and a passion, a vision just becoming more clear with each passing day.
This is how I am called to do battle against the lies that steal from my generation and hopefully for those generations to come…