The small prop plane rises from the runway in Salt Lake City. Rain falls. Charcoal clouds churn. The plane pitches left to right. A business woman in heels and pearls grips her armrest across the aisle from me; her knuckles yellow, then whiten. The plane dives suddenly, sending my stomach… Read More
When Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie came to the United States she discovered the danger of one story. Her college roommate was surprised at how well she spoke English. Chimamanda explained that English is the official language of Nigeria, that she grew up reading English literature. The roommate asked if she… Read More
A man in the front row lowered his hotdog to his lap. A woman placed her index finger over her pursed lips to shhh her chatty teenagers. For ten minutes Jey had the attention of 4,000 people. And all it took was one story. “Texas,” I said, “welcome to the… Read More
During the concert I’d held up an example child sponsorship packet. The little boy’s name was Angel. He lives in Peru. “I’ll leave this packet here on the stage. If anyone would like to come in a minute at intermission and sponsor him, you’re welcome to,” I’d said. An hour… Read More
The story goes that there was a girl who lied a lot.
She broke her mom’s favorite vase but said the dog did it.
She threw a ball through the kitchen window but blamed it on an asteroid. View Post
“They locked me up for preaching Jesus at the university…” “The jailers set us free because our prayers and preaching started a revival among the other prisoners and some of the guards…” “We each had one page of the bible. No one had all of it. We met as often… Read More