Is your story right for the God Makes Lemonade series? Lemonade stories begin with the sour parts of life: illness, tragedy, heartbreak, or disappointment. But lemonade stories never stay sour—there’s always a surprising and sweet outcome showing God is at work.
Our stories aren’t about overcoming tragedy and difficulty with our own hard work, as helpful as those stories can be. In a lemonade story, something unexpectedly good happens that’s outside our control—that never would have happened without something painful happening first. Lemonade stories don't end with a conversion, either. . . there's always an additional sweet outcome like a new job, marriage, or recovering from a health issue. That doesn't mean sucessful lemonade stories can't include conversions—they can!—but it does mean that the lemonade needs to be an external event. These external events are often connected to a conversion, but don't forget the events themselves—they're what make every story different and compelling!
If you have a true story to encourage people in sour circumstances that God is at work making lemonade in their lives, will you share it and inspire others? We'd love to help you tell your story!
Simply click on our submit your story page, because we can only consider stories submitted through this website. Get ready to tell your true story about real people. And don’t worry about how literary your story is—making it read well is our job! Simply focus on providing the important elements of your story, and we’ll craft it into a compelling and inspirational read.
Curious about what will happen to your story once you submit it? Head over to our process page to find out.