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This Issue:

Jul/Aug 2014

  • discrimination
  • my playlist
  • gratitude
  • and more!


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Longing for Heaven

Ariana Bumgardner

I long to wear a golden crown
At the end of life’s long race
I long to sit on a golden throne
And gaze on Christ’s sweet face
I long to hear…

07/14/14 at 01:06 PM


Carolyn Caines

I honor Grandmother.
Blessings pass down
from generation to generation.
Her blessing falls on me.
She blesses me from long ago.
I hear her voice still in the…

07/11/14 at 10:29 AM

Words Hurt

Dillon Harris

People don’t understand that words hurt.
A racist comment makes me feel like dirt,
like I’ve been spat upon
by people who think they’re better than me.
They’re joking, maybe.
But their words leave…

07/04/14 at 02:42 PM

The Fence

Carol Bradfield

“Dad, can I go outside the fence today?
I really want to go out there and play.”
“No, son. We’ve talked about this before.
Please listen to me and don’t…

06/17/14 at 09:17 AM


Laurie Whitman

in line
for a webpage to load
for the end of a lecture
for a reply
for the green light
for a…

06/03/14 at 02:27 PM


Zachary Jorritsma, 18

Sometimes, guilt puts a weight on my chest
and I think I’ll never come out alive.
Sometimes, God’s promises are a distant hope;
and I listen to the whisper of wickedness.
Sometimes, I…

05/30/14 at 03:31 PM


Alice Loader

Nowhere is lonelier than a place of silent shame.
The hope I knew is crushed and gone. I am no more the same.
Music plays, children laugh, and people plan their…

05/28/14 at 10:31 AM

Sometimes I Cry

Hannah Pafford

The rocks beat me.
The swords wound me.
The feathers free me.
And the ravens kill me.
Sometimes I cry.

The rocks that beat me are…

05/20/14 at 10:47 AM


Megan Schoen

My tired feet have trodden this path ‘fore
Its passage is dark but light ends the way
I was lost when I found this road deep worn
Foolishly from the light I…

05/19/14 at 02:28 PM


Michelle Price

I peek up over the harsh wooden pew with the cross.
Suits, ties, and dresses convey respect.
I feel serious and straighten up.
This event demands reverence.
Steadily, I turn my head to…

05/04/14 at 01:30 PM

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