I have been a high school language arts teacher for twenty-four years, but I have also worn many other hats in my time. Through it all, I have always loved great stories and marveled at the beauty and mystery that is the God-given gift of the written word. Reading or writing a good story is, for me, a lot like uncovering God's story. The message of the gospel is everywhere--even in places we don't expect. It is a blessing to be able to see it and to use a writer's voice to declare it.