by Ruth Hallstead Christmas may be the last thing on your mind at the moment (or maybe the only thing on your mind, in which case you should probably go study). With projects and essays and tests piling up, you may be feeling more no no no than ho ho […]

All I Want for Christmas Is You (Monday)


by Ruth Hallstead Christmas comes with a lot of expectations. Gifts promised or assumed, family traditions, seeing old friends, lots of food… the list goes on and on. Most people have a special place in their heart for this season, and any disappointments can be hard to take. Over time […]

Last Christmas (Wednesday)


Have you ever had a broken heart?  I don’t mean just romantically, though that’s the broken heart this song is talking about, but there are other ways your heart could be broken like the loss of a friendship or the change in what you thought your life plan was supposed […]

Last Christmas (Monday)



I love Thee, Lord Jesus Look down from the sky And stay by my cradle ‘Til morning is nigh   Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me, I pray   I love that verse so much.  Despite being a touch […]

Away in a Manger (Friday)


by Hannah Alford During the Christmas season, people get wrapped up and stressed out over the gift-giving and material part of Christmas, but sometimes we need to go back to our roots. In the Christmas carol “Away in a Manger” we see how Jesus came from nothing, just a baby […]

Away In a Manger (Wednesday)


by Ruth Hallstead You’ve eaten the turkey, stuffing (or dressing?), cranberry sauce, maybe some pie… and now you’re back on campus. It was great to see family, or maybe just hang out with friends over the break. But classes resume today and it’s crunch time. Project deadlines loom, finals are […]

Away in a Manger (Monday)



In Moana, the titular character ventures out to the real world, despite her dad’s fears of danger.  Sometimes, when I look into the real world I feel scared of the danger out there.  I mean, the news is overwhelming and, honestly, the world is kind of a mess. (Wade even […]

You’re Welcome (Friday)


by Hannah Alford With only a week leading up to Thanksgiving break, the matter on many students’ minds is, stress, anxiety, and almost least of all these, being thankful. It’s not our fault, when we become centered around school and how many tests  or projects we have, the emphasis on […]

You’re Welcome (Wednesday)


by Ruth Hallstead It’s about to be “the most wonderful time of the year”. It’s getting colder, snow is in the air (well, maybe not in Tuscaloosa’s air), stores are assaulting us with advertisements, lights are going up… But wait! It’s only November. There is still one more holiday before […]

You’re Welcome (Monday)



by Hannah Alford One of the scariest things about the future is that by moving forward, you are leaving something behind, and although God is there to hold your hand and guide you, this journey can be difficult. But even the Jonas Brothers knew that holding onto the past only […]

Kids of the Future (Wednesday)