one tiny thing

That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will … More


Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful … More


… each of us lives out of some sense of identity, and our gospel identity amnesia will always lead to some form … More

wild things

Slowly, she unraveled each word of the sentence: “‘ There are some who can live without wild things, and some … More


She bit her lips until her mouth turned white. It wasn’t like the pain when Ma left—in fact, she struggled … More

ragged sobs

Above the roar of pounding waves, Kya called to the birds. The ocean sang bass, the gulls sang soprano. Shrieking … More


John realized he was seeing what no other eye could see. This was the sign of the Messiah. John fell … More

I am but one voice

“John, your pain is great. I feel it. Tonight you so desperately need to understand me, to fathom my ways, … More