Letter From the Editors, January 2016

Dear Readers, Welcome to Ignited Magazine! First of all we would like to thank all of our contributors for the time and heart they put into their writing and art in this issue. We chose to start this magazine in response to a longing we felt for community and space for honest discussions about life and faith, and the first batch of submissions have begun … Continue reading Letter From the Editors, January 2016

Trusting in Transition

By Hailey Joy Scandrette The space for reflection and reorientation that comes with the new year and a holiday break from my ordinary rhythms has been both more welcome, and less comfortable this year than in previous seasons of my life. When I was younger my year-end reflections consisted of a list of my “lasts” and “firsts” of the old and new years. I’d write … Continue reading Trusting in Transition

It‘s Not About Me: A Reflection

By Rachel Rybicki In times of reflection we often look to the past. We chide ourselves for the mistakes we made and commend ourselves for reaching goals or obtaining success. It’s so easy for us to regret the chances we didn’t take and the opportunities we missed out on. Likewise, we pat ourselves on the back when we show someone kindness. We sit back and wait and expectant as … Continue reading It‘s Not About Me: A Reflection

Note to Self: (for when you’re afraid)

By Hailey Joy Scandrette Remember darling, that your words are only as powerful as you allow them to be; so don’t hold them captive because they trip over each other with clumsy excitement that makes your heart beat too fast, your ribs are a cage for the words you don’t say, so speak, but first breathe in and out, in and out. Remember darling, that … Continue reading Note to Self: (for when you’re afraid)

BE in the Moment

By Isaac Hughes Seasons are in constant motion, but at times act a bit erratic.  Where I live, it’s unseasonably warm for this time of the year, and to be honest I sometimes enjoy global warming, as it fights off the typical, hazardous, bitter cold winter I face every November through February.  Life has its seasons, as well.  Life brings warm, tropical summers, and in … Continue reading BE in the Moment