My heart beats against my rib cage, relentlessly fraying my nerves. I can hear pounding footsteps outside the classroom door. Another human falls. Clutching my nerf gun tightly to my chest, I take a deep breath. I push open the door open make a run for it, surviving another day. During the past two weeks … Continue reading Keep Calm and Kill Zombies
Midterms. A word which breathes sheer terror into the hearts of college students everywhere. Freshmen discover the library for the first time. Upperclassmen spend hours within study rooms, relentlessly cramming information into their heads. Midterm week is crazy. If anything on this earth becomes responsible for initiating the Zombie Apocalypse, it will be college midterms. Midterms, like … Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse.
A man sits outside the coffee shop. He often does. Last time I saw him, I bought him a muffin and a water, but now I am on my way out. I politely say hello and ask him if he needs anything. He shakes his head and tells me he’s fine. He wears the same … Continue reading When I was Hungry.
Not a huge fan of metal music. However, when a friend invited me to a downtown concert, I became an unwitting attendant of a Christian Metal Concert. I, personally, have never been a fan of people screaming in my ears. Not my thing. However, one band during the concert grabbed my attention. The band’s name … Continue reading A Metallic Message
[Re-posted from Evangel Blog] Classes are in full swing. Schedules are quickly filled. Time seems to flee like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland screaming, “I’m late for an important date!” The homework pile grows and classes seem overwhelming. However, I find it helpful in the midst of a busy schedule to focus on … Continue reading Safe? Who Said Anything About Safe?
Each New Year brings with it a new set of resolutions. I will stop eating junk food. I will stop spending money. I will stop this. I will stop that. Change is not bad. I’m not using this internet space to convince my readers against new years resolutions. However, I’m encouraging a new mindset. Stop … Continue reading Sweat is Fat Crying. Word.
[Written, or rather voice recorded, on 12/1/11] Life sometimes seems big. HUGE. Magnificent. Sometimes I feel as if emotions are bubbling inside of me, overflowing to where my human body cannot contain them. I’m happy. Yet I feel like crying, bursting into tears, because of this passion welling deep inside my soul. Maybe it’s my … Continue reading Passion, Barely Contained.
I’m sitting here in Colorado, attempting to do homework, watching the snow flurries outside. As I type away at this post, Christmas music plays on my Pandora. I’m blessed. The Lord is so good. Although I’ve managed to stay afloat thus far in the semester, this retreat is a breath of fresh air to my … Continue reading Dreams Take Flight
I read this new poem entitled “I Need to Let You Go” at Epiphany on Friday night along with “Naked Steel” and “The Road Home.” Poetry frees the soul. Through this poem I was able to resolve a friendship. My experience on Friday only exemplifies the penetrating power of writing. Words speak to the soul. Writing is my … Continue reading Need to Let You Go
During a late night studying, I started feeling hungry. I dug into my pockets, found some spare change and headed to the snack machine. Burgess had one, so I assumed Walther would as well. I wasn’t disappointed…until I tried to use said snack machine. The slot was jammed with coins. Okay, so I couldn’t use … Continue reading Living Among Them: The Snack Machine