• Reflections

    Why I am a Young Life Leader

    I first felt the call to be a Young Life leader one Sunday at mass, when our priest said kids long to be known, loved, and belong. I remember those feelings, passing by the Washboard at Timber Wolf Lake and remembering the long nights we’d spent jamming while folding for campers, weeknights tucked away in the comfort of the our leader’s living room talking about Christ, experiencing Work Crew with my friend Luke, deciding to go to camp for the first time, and knowing my leaders and anyone else I’ve met through this ministry are there for me. But my love for this ministry didn’t start out that way. Here…

  • Life

    Working for Little Victories: My Junior Year Goals

    January isn’t here yet, but I want to do more this year. Will I have time for any of this? Probably. Will I reach all of these goals perfectly? Probably not. I know there will be a lot going on this year with class, extracurricular activities, and internship preparation. These will be habits I plan to incorporate daily, whether it is before, after, or in between the homework, projects, extracurriculars, and friendships I have. Academics My parent’s hard work and Tara Westover’s “Educated” taught me not to take my own education for granted. I’m taking these last two years in my undergraduate to truly learn the material and not get…