Yesterday I sent an email to the email subscribers here at the collective. I mused a bit about blown tires, a soon-to-arrive baby, and the goodness of this present life. I then opened it up to the email readers, "share a bit," I asked them. Stories beget stories. Art begets art. Several took me up on the invitation, shooting emails back telling the group their most recent stories. I sat in my living room, reading aloud to my wife, laughing a bit (thanks for the beard story Hamster), pondering a bit (thanks for the southern story Abby), and watching my wife cry a bit (thanks for the mother imagery Erika). Stories evoke so much.
Today I give you a brief invitation. Every month, I'll be giving a bit of a behind the scenes peek at my life to the email subscribers. I'll ask them to take a little and give a little, sharing a bit about their lives with the group (if so inclined). It's a really grand thing, this sharing of testimonies. If you'd like to be a part of the monthly exchange, subscribe via email. There's a box over there in the upper right-hand side (see it).
And if you are already a subscriber to the RSS feed, leave a comment letting me know you want in! I'll put you on the subscribers list.
Thanks again to those who shared. It made for a good Lord's day exercise.