My God

I have felt the soul-stirring. I have heard from God’s lips. He is more than tradition, More than a fading script. I have known Holy Fire. I have tasted His hope. He is more than a story, More than a trope I have watched His True Power. I have seen …

Goodbye for Now

Hello everyone! This is just a short letter to let you know that I will not be regularly posting on Authenticus for a few months. I am getting started on college applications, and have a lot of essays to write. I will also be beginning to write a historical fiction …

Mountain Man

Rough, imposing rocks rise around me. I sit in an upright position, my leg pinned underneath me by the cold edges of two unforgiving pieces of rubble. My hands are gripping the sides of a human-sized rock directly in front of me. Every muscle in my arms is tense and …

Small

Perhaps nature is far too vast to know. Some say we’re destined for potted plants. Maybe we can’t scale the Sierras. We’re doomed to communion with ants.   But they don’t know that ants can heft boulders, And plants when they’re watered will grow Into pines, that inspire all around …

Warden

My mother’s father drove to his warden job at the maximum security prison. He drove there in a Volkswagen Beetle with a spare tire under a smiley-face cover.   My ears have never caught Papa yelling. Did that jail calm him? No, he quieted the cells. Mother said his voice was never …