Our schedules and finals may be frightful, but this issue of Inkwell Literary Magazine is surely delightful. As our staff is finishing the fall semester here at Bob Jones University, we are looking forward to the holidays at home; what could be a more fitting theme for our fourth issue than Hearth?

Hearth: the floor of a fireplace, often used as a symbol of home.

Our writers have explored this realm of Hestia to find what hearth and home is to each of us. Whether we’re far from the flames and remembering a past warmth or wondering what it will take to draw us back before the fire after we’ve been burned, we hope these pieces remind you of the importance of having a place you call home. May we never take such places for granted, and may we remember that for those of us who are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, this world is not our final home. How joyous it is that He is preparing a place for us in His house.

From our entire staff, we wish you a merry Christmas, safe travels as you find your way home, and that the warmth of His love surrounds you this holiday season.

Read our issue below or download a PDF of the issue here.

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” - Isaiah 56:7 NKJV