A Gift of Story


Photo credit to Cindee Snider Re

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.”

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Friends, behind the scenes of the blog I’ve been working on a few writing projects.
Things that make my heart skip and the keyboard clack and my insides flip a little.
In a good way.

I’m really excited to share one of these projects with you today~
I have a little story published here and assisted in the layout and editing of this FREE gift to the Outside the City Gate community. I love the connections and sharing that is happening over there~ the people and words are gifts to me.  And we’d like to invite you in, too.

The Book:

“We have woven together a mosaic of words and combined them with photography to create a FREE eBook. And this book, a labor of love, a collaboration voices, is not us standing in our Sunday-best, but writers and artists gathering the truthful pieces of ourselves, our stories, and giving them away. We offer them with the sincere hope that you might recognize some of your own story in the collection.

So we reach out today, to give ourselves~ the raw and truthful words set against a backdrop of photos. We have other plans for this book down the road, but our first priority is to share it freely with anyone who is part of this growing community: Because any gift of words or perspective comes from HIM alone. So, from us, to YOU~ please take our words, our gift. We hope you’ll see some of your own story in them.”

blog_397090_2374814_1395189811Click here to read a bit more about the book and request your FREE copy.

The other talented writers you’ll find in these pages:

Duane Scott
Tammy Hendricksmeyer
Diane Bailey
Nacole Simmons
Beth Stiff
David Rupert
Kelli Woodford
photography by Cindee Snider Re

So hop on over and grab your copy..  I know you’ll be blessed by these honest stories of faith from the backroads.

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