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The Unaccompanied Minor

How do we respond when God inconveniences us? A story of His strength in our weakness.


  • Concept: A man returning by airplane from an exhausting business trip is seated with an unaccompanied minor. What will his response be when she asks him to play cards with her? This is a story about responding to God’s call, especially when it is inconvenient.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: A passenger airliner
  • Precept(s):
    • God’s strength is manifest in our weakness. Therefore, God will often call upon us when we least expect.
    • There are unforeseen blessings afforded us when we answer His call.
    • Showing kindness to someone is often just choosing to being there.
  • Key Bible Verse: Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
  • Additional Verses Referenced: 2Corinthians 12:9


  • 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 ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 license


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at