by Ty Russell

But then, on a hot June day, almost two years after they had begun to try, the wife gave birth to a boy in their own home. . . . He was healthy aside from a thin ridge of coarse white hair that grew along his spine, starting at the base of his neck. They shaved it off, and then the farmer was able, for the first time, to hold his son. >>

My Death
by Karin Schalm

            I go to work as a translucent,
            clipping my name, wings and tail,
            mounting them to the office wall. >>

Postures of Receiving
by Angela Yarian

The way we position ourselves reflects the true state of our will while at the same time our posture also influences and changes our will. . . . Because we are embodied beings, by considering physical positions we can come to better understand our inner selves and the inner postures we assume in response to felt needs. >>

Switchfoot’s Fading West
reviewed by Ian Doherty

Like those before it, the album continues to integrate Christian themes into incredibly listenable, radio-friendly songs. The album’s opener, “Love Alone is Worth the Fight,” serves as a mission statement of sorts, interweaving the ideas of recollection and rebirth with a message that has been present in Switchfoot’s catalog from the beginning, a message found through the New Testament: the importance of love. >>