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None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something. Starfish invites us to touch the life of a child in Zambia


  • Concept: Based on author Loren Eiseley’s, The Starfish Story, this inspiring parable reminds us that we can all change the world for a child in need in Zambia.
  • Story Origin: An original work of fiction, featuring The Starfish Story by Loren Eiseley.
  • Setting: Zambia
  • Precept(s): When it comes to poverty, we can’t do everything, but we can all do something.
  • Key Bible Verse: Job 29:11-12 Whoever heard of me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Peace of Mind” and “Ever Mindful” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 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