Anchors: an exploration of self-love, toxic people, and Jesus

If the entirety of your life is to give happiness to yourself, then it's a pretty meaningless life. Isn't it? Some people seem to have another view. You, it appears, should be placed at the center of the Universe. Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can [...]

2017 WC – 2nd Place: Madison Edwards

“Be grateful for another day. Not everybody made it, so don’t take it for granted.” It was on a bright, humid day in the stunningly beautiful city of Naples, Florida, that I made my first kill. Looking back, I have only regret, shame, and the haunting memories that still stick with me. The sun was [...]

2017 WC – 1st Place: Adryanna O’Keefe

In the kingdom we call Attic, A treasure chest, veiled in dust, Conceals the riches of a dreamer, The visions of a queen. A mirror, framed in solid gold, Entrusts to us an image sweet, Of full cheeks tinted pink as posies And eyes as dazzling as the seas. Fabric cascades in gentle waves, A [...]

The Cross, for Me: A Poem

Was every nail in your hands for my neighbour? Was every drop of blood for my neighbour? Was every wound in your side for my neighbour? Was every thorn in your crown for my neighbour? Jesus, make the cross mine. If the thorns were not for me, I cannot throw a crown at your feet. [...]

Love & Time: A Poem

Sun sets, moon wanes Clouds fall in heavy rain And winds surround and push Against broken window panes Shaking my soul Within The harrowing passing of time Brings a shiver to my Being Perhaps it is not time I fear But time that goes by--- The setting sun, the waning moon, The falling cloud, the [...]

Death & Power: A Poem

control is an illusion decisions are frauds no one chooses anything cemeteries aren't alphabetised we choose when to marry when to have children when to buy a house but cemeteries aren't alphabetised we decide where to go when to go there who to be with but cemeteries aren't alphabetised we work hard in our lives [...]

Frozen: Not Another Disney Love Story

Do you want to build a snowman? If you haven’t been hiding under a troll for the last few years, you’ve heard this line from a song in the popular children’s movie Frozen. People of all ages have fallen in love with the music and the story. Despite its often lighthearted tone, it teaches valuable [...]

Book Etiquette: Reading the Right Way

How does one read a book the right way? Are there certain practices and behaviors that are often disrespectful of a book or the author? I would say yes. This is all in a half-joking manner, but there are truly some things that I think we should remember when reading a book. Judge Every Book [...]